To Live and Shave in L.A.

From Wikipedia for FEVERv2
Jump to navigation Jump to search

To Live and Shave in L.A._table_infobox_0

To Live and Shave in L.A. (TLASILA)To Live and Shave in L.A._header_cell_0_0_0
OriginTo Live and Shave in L.A._header_cell_0_1_0 Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.To Live and Shave in L.A._cell_0_1_1
GenresTo Live and Shave in L.A._header_cell_0_2_0 To Live and Shave in L.A._cell_0_2_1
Years activeTo Live and Shave in L.A._header_cell_0_3_0 1993–presentTo Live and Shave in L.A._cell_0_3_1
LabelsTo Live and Shave in L.A._header_cell_0_4_0 Menlo Park Recordings, Savage Land, Blossoming Noise, Karl Schmidt VerlagTo Live and Shave in L.A._cell_0_4_1
WebsiteTo Live and Shave in L.A._header_cell_0_5_0 To Live and Shave in L.A._cell_0_5_1
MembersTo Live and Shave in L.A._header_cell_0_7_0 Tom Smith

Frank Falestra Ben Wolcott Weasel Walter Thurston Moore Nondor Nevai Mark Morgan Don Fleming Chris Grier Andrew W.K. Graham Moore Andrew Barranca Liz Armstrong Balazs Pandi Joke Lanz Mark Shellhaas Patrick Spurlock Matt Mitchell Greg ChapmanTo Live and Shave in L.A._cell_0_7_1

Past membersTo Live and Shave in L.A._header_cell_0_9_0 The Lady Tigra

Oscar PerezTo Live and Shave in L.A._cell_0_9_1

To Live and Shave in L.A. (TLASILA) is an experimental music collective founded in 1993 by avant-garde composer/producer Tom Smith (formerly of Washington, DC groups Peach of Immortality and Pussy Galore) and Miami Beach musician/producer Frank "Rat Bastard" Falestra. To Live and Shave in L.A._sentence_0

They were soon joined by oscillator player Ben Wolcott; this lineup created the majority of the early releases in TLASILA's extensive discography. To Live and Shave in L.A._sentence_1

The group's debut album, 30-minuten männercreme, was released in 1994. To Live and Shave in L.A._sentence_2

Bananafish Magazine described the recording as "a wind tunnel of 30-weight vitriol." To Live and Shave in L.A._sentence_3

The "wildly inaccessible" ensemble has featured Don Fleming, Andrew W.K. To Live and Shave in L.A._sentence_4 , Weasel Walter, Thurston Moore, and at least a dozen other musicians and sound artists. To Live and Shave in L.A._sentence_5

The group's primary aesthetic assertion posits that "genre is obsolete". To Live and Shave in L.A._sentence_6

Although often categorized as purveyors of noise music, TLASILA have been noted to pursue an unorthodox approach, "construct(ing) songs around an overwhelming plethora of sonic detail, challenging the listener to engage with a surfeit of information," deliberately blurring "the line between harsh metal-on-metal noise and abstract musique concrète" Smith's lyrics "distance" the group "from any potential peers," "scanning like (they) came from some previously unearthed hermetic treatise." To Live and Shave in L.A._sentence_7

Following the release of The Cortège (Fan Death Records, 2011), the collective went on hiatus, abjuring live performances but releasing albums all the while. To Live and Shave in L.A._sentence_8

Regrouping in January 2015 with the album Unwept to Meet Strange Clay (Karl Schmidt Verlag, 2015), TLASILA resumed its touring activities. To Live and Shave in L.A._sentence_9

Selected discography To Live and Shave in L.A._section_0

To Live and Shave in L.A._unordered_list_0

  • 30-minuten männercreme CD (Love Is Sharing Pharmaceuticals, 1994)To Live and Shave in L.A._item_0_0
  • Vedder Vedder Bedwetter CD (Fifth Colvmn Records, 1995)To Live and Shave in L.A._item_0_1
  • An Interview with the Mitchell Brothers CD (Audible Hiss, 1995)To Live and Shave in L.A._item_0_2
  • Tonal Harmony CD (Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers, 1997)To Live and Shave in L.A._item_0_3
  • Where a Horse Has Been Standing and Where You Belong CD (Western Blot, 1998)To Live and Shave in L.A._item_0_4
  • Peter Criss vs. Peter Christopherson CD-R (Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers, 2000)To Live and Shave in L.A._item_0_5
  • The Wigmaker in Eighteenth Century Williamsburg 2xCD (Menlo Park Recordings, 2002)To Live and Shave in L.A._item_0_6
  • God and Country Rally! CD (The Smack Shire, 2004)To Live and Shave in L.A._item_0_7
  • Horóscopo: Sanatorio de Molière CD (Blossoming Noise, 2006)To Live and Shave in L.A._item_0_8
  • Noon and Eternity CD (Menlo Park Recordings, 2006)To Live and Shave in L.A._item_0_9
  • Les Tricoteuses CD (Savage Land Records, 2007)To Live and Shave in L.A._item_0_10
  • Like Other Painters of Her Generation... Split LP (with Totally Ripped) (Isolated Now Waves, 2008)To Live and Shave in L.A._item_0_11
  • Le Ceneri di.../Sun Hidden There Split CD-3 (with Harshcore) (Dukuro, 2008)To Live and Shave in L.A._item_0_12
  • Les poisons délectables C-40 (Tanzprocesz, 2009)To Live and Shave in L.A._item_0_13
  • The Cortège 12" LP (Fan Death Records, 2011)To Live and Shave in L.A._item_0_14
  • The Cortège CD (Thick Syrup Records, 2011)To Live and Shave in L.A._item_0_15
  • Chorea Vinyl 2xCD (Karl Schmidt Verlag, 2012)To Live and Shave in L.A._item_0_16
  • The Death 6xCD (Karl Schmidt Verlag, 2013)To Live and Shave in L.A._item_0_17
  • The Tall Ma'rib with Coalition Skin CD (Karl Schmidt Verlag, 2014)To Live and Shave in L.A._item_0_18
  • Unwept to Meet Strange Clay CD (Karl Schmidt Verlag, 2015)To Live and Shave in L.A._item_0_19
  • Apfel - Messer - Fliege CD (Barn & Associates, 2015)To Live and Shave in L.A._item_0_20
  • The Propagation of Negation Volumes 1 & 2 CD (Karl Schmidt Verlag, 2017)To Live and Shave in L.A._item_0_21


Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To Live and Shave in L.A..