Portable Shrines Magic Sound Theatre Vol. I


Rumors of its existence have been the stuff of underground legend for awhile now (and if you’re a regular at our DJ night at the Living Room, you might have even heard a sneak preview of a track or two, hot off the test pressings) but secrets this huge cannot be contained for long…

It’s official:


Portable Shrines Magic Sound Theatre Vol. I

Curated by the Portable Shrines Collective, spearheaded by Translinguistic Other Recordings and distributed via Light in the Attic RecordsPortable Shrines Magic Sound Theatre Vol. I is a massive double LP treasure trove of rare and exclusive tracks from 18 of the headiest bands currently working in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

The compilation features new music by AFCGT, Eternal Tapestry, Prince RamaMaster Musicians of Bukkake, Kinski, Night Beats, Diminished Men, Purple Rhinestone Eagle, Midday Veil, Brother Raven, This Blinding Light, Janina Angel Bath, Blood Red Dancers, Geist & the Sacred Ensemble, Plankton Wat, Tiny Light, To Get Her Together and A Story of Rats…all of whom have played at Escalator Fest or another Shrines-curated event.

Vinyl only, deluxe gatefold packaging includes artwork by several of the musicians involved: Aubrey Nehring, Emily Pothast, Dewey Mahood, and Garek Druss, plus what might very well be the most badass poster Steve Quenell has ever designed.

Limited edition of 1000…these are not going to be around for long!

Full info available at records.translinguisticother.com.

Street date is RECORD STORE DAY, April 16, 2011, however a limited number of advance copies will be available at our official RECORD RELEASE PRE-PARTY on April 2 at the Lo-Fi in Seattle.  Stay tuned for lineup and presale info…

death to false boogie


Celebrate the (hopefully) imminent arrival of spring with an evening Bacchanalian boogie and intense mind-manifesting space rock brought to you by Portable Shrines. Get down and space out.

Endless Boogie
Eternal Tapestry
And DJ Mamma Casserole & Veins(Dave Segal) treat you to some between-set groovers.
Projections by Portable Shrines. Poster by Steve Quenell

Arbouretum – When Delivery Comes (solo acoustic) from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.

Endless Boogie, IAO Festival 2008 from Coriolis void on Vimeo.

Eternal Tapestry – Galactic Derelict from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.

the room is alive again


This Wednesday 2/16 at The Living Room on Capitol Hill -Dull Knife DJs in the house as the All-Seeing DJ Eye is joined by those heart throbs of dark drone Adam Svenson and Garek Druss.

FYI- we are very excited to be previewing some tracks off the new Portable Shrines compilation LP which will not be in stores until April 16th! For the full dope on that go to Light In The Attic.

The ritual begins at 9pm. The portal to the 4th world opens soon thereafter.
Projections by Portable Shrines. No cover. Happy hour 9-10.

Portable Shrines Magic Sound Theatre- Phantasmagorical synesthesia, and audio visual incantations every 1st & 3rd Wednesday at The Living Room 1355 E Olive Way Seattle, WA.

Night Beats – They Came in Through the Window


You can catch them live at Austin Psych Fest 4 and pick up the 7″ from Trouble in Mind Records.

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Last Friday


Here be a couple of clips from the High Wolf show at Cairo last friday. It was a great night of sonic elevation.
Check out Dave Segal’s rundown of the evening on Line Out. If you live down the west coast look out, High Wolf is coming to your town!



Dig the analog video mind-meld of Eternal Tapestry live on Portland cable access. If you haven’t already I recommend spending some quality time getting your head bent watching the Experimental 1/2 Hour series.
HEADS UP! Eternal Tapestry will be bringing their heavy cosmiche stylings to the Comet on February 26th with Endless Boogie (NYC), Arbouretum (Thrill Jockey), and Scriptures. A perfect way to usher in the spring with a celebration of cosmic Bacchanalian  boogie. Sure to be one for the ages. Projections by Portable Shrines.

Experimental 1/2 Hour – Episode IX: Eternal Tapestry from Experimental 1/2 Hour on Vimeo.