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News on the next CMO release, praise for The Karl Hendricks Trio and plenty of tour dates this time out.

cmo023 Edsel “Techniques of Speed Hypnosis” Digital Download

Coming October 2, 2012!

Comedy Minus One’s Edsel reissue project continues with the remastered re-release of the group’s fourth and final full album, “Techniques of Speed Hypnosis.” Long out of print, this record (like “The Everlasting Belt Co.” and “Detroit Folly” preceding it) was remastered by Joe Lambert at JLM Sound and will be accessible through all of your favorite digital providers.

Once again we asked the members of Edsel to write up a lengthy essay to provide you with more information, from the history of the recording to the stories behind some of these specific songs, supplemented with vintage photographs, show flyers, a fan-made video and streaming audio.

You should also read DCist’s Secret History of “Techniques of Speed Hypnosis,” which they called “a sprawling, chiming, charging beauty, bursting with inventive sonic slights-of-hand, balancing snarling six-string assaults with impossible-to-ignore melodies.”

Hard to believe it is actually happening but…

…Edsel will reunite on October 6th to play a show with Lotion at the Mercury Lounge in New York City! Just like old times.

Check out the Edsel website and Facebook page, yo.

cmo021 The Karl Hendricks Trio “The Adult Section” Lp/Digital Download

Out now!

It has been a month since the new album by The Karl Hendricks Trio entitled “The Adult Section” came out on Comedy Minus One.

You can still stream/download the record’s first song “The Men’s Room At The Airport” over at the Low Times web site.

Feel free to order a copy from our store. Each Lp comes with a Cd for the sake of your convenience.

“The Adult Section” is also available now via iTunes, eMusic, Amazon and other fine digital providers.

Accolades for “The Adult Section”:

“Among the best albums of the year to date.” – Clicky Clicky Music Blog

“Do yourself a favor and pick up this amazing record.” – Reckless Records

“Joins 2003’s ‘The Jerks Win Again’ and ‘The World Says’ as examples of how to produce thoughtful, muscular rock.” – Carl Zimring.

“How a songwriter maintains that level of consistency for so long is beyond me.” – I Buy WAY Too May Records

“A Magnificent return.” – Bult On A Weak Spot

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette also spoke with Karl Hendricks about this record.

Members of the press, music writers and radio types are encouraged to get in touch for interview requests and digital promos. With rare exception, this record will not be serviced elsewhere.

cmo022 Bottomless Pit “Lottery 2005-2012” Digital Download

Out now!

“Lottery 2005-2012” is a limited edition Japanese import collecting the three Bottomless Pit records and then adding three bonus tracks.

It has all-new artwork and a gatefold package.

It is both bargain and a great way to introduce a loved one to Bottomless Pit’s peerless back catalogue.

A very small number of these double compact discs are for sale in the CMO store.

The three unreleased songs – “State I’m In,” “The Colchis Eagles,” and “Winterwind (Fast)” – are now available digitally via Comedy Minus One. All other music found on this double compact disc is already included on the releases “Hammer Of The Gods,” Congress” and Blood Under The Bridge.”

Download from iTunes, eMusic, Amazon or your favorite on-line service.

Lots of members of the CMO family playing venues near and far.

Edsel
Sat. October 6 – New York City, NY – Mercury Lounge with Lotion

The Karl Hendricks Trio
Fri. September 28 – Cleveland, OH – The Happy Dog

Bottomless Pit
Fri. September 21 – Nashville, TN – High Watt Stage with The Family Ghost
Sat. September 22 – Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone with The Family Ghost

Obits
Thu. August 23 – Sydney, AUS – The Annandale with The Gooch, Palms & Bloods
Fri. August 24 – Melbourne, AUS – Northcote Social Club with Ross De Chene Hurricanes
Sun. August 26 – Brisbane, AUS – The Zoo with Undead Apes & The Arcolas
Tue. August 28 – Melbourne, AUS – The Tote Hotel
Fri. September 28 – Asbury Park, NJ – Wonder Bar with Kurt Braunohler
Sat. September 29 – Newark, DC – Mojo Main

Comedy Minus One has a Facebook page and a Twitter handle for those of you who dig such things. More frequent bursts of news can be found there or on the Comedy Minus One blog.

As some of you have discovered, Comedy Minus One Soundcloud and Epitonic pages exist.

Stores and distributors are welcome to contact us about stocking these titles. Comedy Minus One is distributed directly through Carrot Top, Matador Direct and Revolver.

Thank you.

Jon Solomon
Comedy Minus One
comedyminusone.com

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