July 19th, 2009 00:17:00
LAUNCH PARTY FOR THE NEW RICK TREMBLES BOOK: MOTION PICTURE PURGATORY 2
ON JULY 19, 2009
Montreal's Fantasia Film Festival & Pirates of the Lachine Canal
present the American Devices live at the Motion Picture Purgatory Volume Two launch
party with Futensil, Yamantaka Sonic Titan, & DJ Blamderson Sunday, July 19 at Bar Le
Saphir (3699 boul. St-Laurent)!
Rick Trembles' Motion Picture Purgatory Volume 2 is the long-awaited follow up to the 2004
critically acclaimed first volume! This new 192-page release from UK publisher FAB Press
compiles the best of the past 10 years of Trembles' comic strip movie reviews of the same
name appearing in free weekly The Montreal Mirror since 1998!
The book is presently hot off the press available both in paperback and limited edition signed
and numbered hardcover from the FAB Press website but the official launch will take place as
part of Montreal's prestigious Fantasia Film Festival with publisher Harvey Fenton and author
Rick Trembles present signing copies! Trembles will sing and play guitar with his band The
American Devices in the same full zombie special effects make-up mask that appears as his
author's photo in the hardcover version of the book!
FUTENSIL are psychedelic garage rock with experimental films of their own making which
they'll be presenting using video & slide projected images as part of their performance.
YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN are an "asian diasporic psychedelic noh-wave opera group
fusing noise, metal, pop & folk music into a multidisciplinary hyper-orientalist cesspool of
'eastern' culture in giant monochrome paper sets."
THE AMERICAN DEVICES are Montreal's longest lasting post-punk band (formed in 1980).
Band member & Motion Picture Purgatory Volume 2 author Rick Trembles will be wearing
the same foam-latex special effects zombie mask during his band's performance that appears
as his author's picture on the hardcover flap.
"Cryptic ramblings, clever wordplay, convoluted rhythmic shifts. Intricate guitar lines
squirming around each other like snakes in a basket. Fragments of country twang &
bubblegum pop genius collapse into autistic idiocy, only to ricochet back seconds later as
something else entirely. Intricacies & idiosyncrasies pushing the envelopes of punk ethos,
proggy complexity, & twisted pop charm" -Rupert Bottenberg, The Montreal Mirror
"Hard-assed guitar burn" - Forced Exposure
Yamantaka on at 11 PM
American Devices on at 12 midnight
For more information please visit
RICK TREMBLES + THE AMERICAN DEVICES WEBSITE
SEE RICK TREMBLES' LATEST VIDEO BELOW!