Teargas & Plateglass release digital single and vinyl to benefit Voices of Rwanda
Waxploitation Records has released a new Teargas & Plateglass song,
the first since the release of the band’s acclaimed Black Triage album. The band and label are setting aside 100% of the profits from sales of “a uniquely hostile place" on iTunes to the non-profit Voices of Rwanda.
URL to the song on iTunes http://tinyurl.com/bhynwg
In addition, Waxploitation has bundled several items together and is making them available via eBay. The bundle includes 2 limited edition 10”s (50 hand-numbered copies) + a cd burn of “a uniquely hostile place” + a copy of Black Triage with an “X’ marked across the cover.
URL to Auction page on eBay http://tinyurl.com/bywpvx
In 1994, Rwanda descended into genocide. In less than 100 days, at least half a million people were murdered, in one of the worst human tragedies in our time. Voices of Rwanda is dedicated to recording and preserving testimonies of Rwandans, and to ensuring that their stories inform the world about genocide and inspire a global sense of responsibility to prevent human rights atrocities.
Other than the music they release every so often, not much is known about Teargas & Plateglass. In many ways, what’s not known about the band says more about them than what is known. We don’t know who they are or where they come from or where they reside. But we know they are fond of the works of Godfrey Reggio and Sebastaio Salgado, David Sylvian, Jennifer Charles, and David Hykes. We know the last interview the band did was five years ago. We know their last album, Black Triage, concentrated on themes about genocide.
What others have said about the band, from time to time, has helped fill in some of the details. The American Film Institute, which exhibited their music videos, called them “a bold experimental vision”. URB says the band “pave the way so the dark side can take its rightful place at the forefront of the genre”. XLR8R described their sound as “darkness mixed thick like a pool of blood” and advised listeners to “take with a stiff glass of Absinthe”. Danger Mouse likened their music to “the end of the world” and King Britt noted that “their music restores my
faith that deep, dark music still moves the masses”.