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The Obelisk review of Mystery Ship's new 7" single: Bridgeburner b/w Chinatown

"the Seattle four-piece make a solid argument for American contribution to the form of classic heavy rock...Unpretentious and unaggressive, but still weighted in tone and forceful in their push"

-The Obelisk

 

For the full review click here:

http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2014/03/19/mystery-ship-bridgeburner-chinatown-7-inch-on-wax/

 

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Mystery Ship record release at the Sunset (photos)

The Sunset Tavern in Ballard was the place to be on Friday night for the Mystery Ship record release party.  Knick Knack Records released the new single for Bridgeburner/Chinatown on 7 inch 45 rpm vinyl and threw down a party to a packed house with some help from our friends Endino's Earthworm and Ghost Town Riot.  

Endino's Earthworm debuted their newest member of the band, guitar player Chris Johnsen (Zeke) and ripped through a great set of music including new and old tunes.  Endino's legendary status brought out many serious heavy hitters and legends in the Seattle music scene including Nirvana's Krist Novoselic.  

Mystery Ship lit the place on fire with their closing set of the night complete with plenty of flying bodies, beer, sweat, and a drum solo. Carrying on the tradition of heavy music in the Northwest, Mystery Ship were in their element last night.  Below are a few pictures from the show:

Endino's Earthworm at The Sunset Ballard Feb 21, 2014Endino's Earthworm at The Sunset Ballard Feb 21, 2014Mystery Ship at The Sunset February 21, 2014Mystery Ship at The Sunset February 21, 2014Mystery Ship at The Sunset February 21, 2014

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Mystery Ship record release at the Sunset Tavern (Seattle) on February 21

We're throwing a party at The Sunset Tavern in Seattle on February 21 to celebrate the latest single from Mystery Ship 'Bridgeburner/Chinatown'.

Pressed on 45 rpm 7 inch vinyl and produced by Gordon Raphael (The Strokes, Regina Spektor).

 

We'll be giving away copies at the show as well as other Mystery Ship prizes so make sure you get there early for this one.  

 

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Knick Knack Records Winter 2014 Sampler Out Now, Free

This winter we've got an updated sampler for you that includes the latest releases from The Foghorns, Michael Wohl, GravelRoad. Mystery Ship and the newest and strangest yet addition to our roster, Yellowline Music.  Typically we are known for releasing heavy blues and rock music, but in staying true to our rebellious nature, we're going to throw some psychedelic, progtronic drug music your way just to keep you on your toes.  
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Roadburn.com Album of the Day: Mystery Ship II

Mystery Ship, Roadburn.com, Roadburn Festival, Knick Knack Records

"Holland’s very own Roadburn Festival has become Europe’s leading underground festival for psychedelic, avant-garde, doom or any other variation of leftfield sonic pleasures that push the boundaries of music.

Originally a spin-off of the Roadburn website, the Roadburn Festival has emerged as an event in its own right. It brings together bands, fans & media from around the world. Despite it’s international acclaim, Roadburn Festival retains an underground vibe and ethics, but with seriously big-league production values."

Mystery Ship II is the featured album of the Day on Roadburn.com

http://www.roadburn.com/2013/11/album-day-mystery-ship-ep-ii/

 

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Mystery Ship release new single 'Bridgeburner/Chinatown' 7 inch 45 rpm vinyl

Fresh off the road following their fall US tour Mystery Ship releases the single 'Bridgeburner/Chinatown' a 7 inch double AA side vinyl record.

Released by Knick Knack Records, November 2013

includes digital download 

Not slowing down a bit since their recent tour and EP that was released on Knick Knack Records in July they return with this incredible electrified double AA side ripper 'Chinatown/Bridgeburner'.

Recorded and produced by Gordon Raphael (The Strokes, Regina Spektor) and Mystery Ship at Fastback Studios in Seattle

Vinyl lacquer cutting by Jeff Powell at Ardent Studios in Memphis TN, Art and Layout by Adam Burke (KKR-013)

Bridgeburner

Chinatown

Mystery Ship, Bridgeburner, Chinatown, Knick Knack Records, produced by Gordon RaphaelMystery Ship, Bridgeburner, Chinatown, Knick Knack Records, produced by Gordon Raphael

Mystery Ship, Bridgeburner, Chinatown, Knick Knack Records, produced by Gordon RaphaelMystery Ship, Bridgeburner, Chinatown, Knick Knack Records, produced by Gordon Raphael

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Mystery Ship Fall 2013 US Tour

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Mystery Ship Fall 2013 West Coast Tour - Breaking in their new tour van to bring rock and roll to the people!

 

October 21: Seattle WA - El Corazon with Earthless and Joy
October 22: Bend OR - Volcanic Theater Pub
October 23: Reno NV - St. James Infirmary
October 24: San Francisco - The Knockout with Wild Eyes, Electric Shepherd
October 25: Santa Monica CA - TRiP
October 26: San Diego CA -The Casbah with Earthless and Joy (Earthless record release)
October 27: Tucson AZ - Surly Wench
October 28: Tempe AZ - Yucca Taproom
October 29: Albuquerque NM - Blackbird Buvette
October 30: Denver CO - 7th Circle Music Collective
October 31: Provo UT - ABG's Libation Emporium
November 1: Salt Lake City UT - Burt's Tiki Lounge

 

Here's some video footage from the Santa Monica date:

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The Obelisk review of Mystery Ship II

The Obelisk recently gave this very in-depth review of the new Mystery Ship record and here's a bit of what they had to say:

"Mystery Ship revels in a swath of classic heavy rock and blues influences. One might also see them as taking cues from the European retro-minded jetset, acts like Graveyard and Kadavar, but as they display in the smoothly executed jam/build on the closing “Wild Eyes,” they have a sensibility of their own to work within, and a recording job from Jack Endino results in a sound that’s wholly natural, but not reaching for any kind of heavy ’70s lo-fi analog-ism...Anyone with this much boogie in them is going to have a hard time keeping still for very long." 

http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2013/09/23/mystery-ship-ep-ii-review/

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Knick Knack Records label showcase at Everyday Music in Seattle

Knick Knack Records will host a label showcase with three of our bands at Everyday Music in the Capital Hill neighborhood of Seattle.

Mystery Ship, GravelRoad, and Half Light will be performing songs from their new albums and we'll have special deals on vinyl records.

This is a FREE ALL AGES event and starts on 2pm.

Knick Knack Records

 

 GravelRoad

GravelRoad

GravelRoad

GravelRoad

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