Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Now available, Half Mute Live, from the 2016 tour!

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the release of "Half Mute" we proudly present this live recording from the epic 2016 Half Mute tour for your listening pleasure.


Friday, January 10, 2020

Tuxedmoon with Cult With No Name Track On HBO Series

We are proud to announce that the HBO series "The New Pope" with Jude Law and John Malkovitch features "Lumberton", a track from our joint CD called "Blue Velvet Revisited" Mazel Tov.


Monday, October 28, 2019

Tuxedomoon Live in London, 1982 Now Available


Recorded live at The Venue, London, 9 March 1982

This recording captures the early stages of an important transition in the band: the classic repertoire matured and consolidated, with new pieces tentatively brought in, performed live before their studio counterparts have been recorded.


Monday, July 29, 2019

Tuxedomoon Live at the Palms San Francisco 1978, now available for download

Now available for download, Tuxedomoon Live at the Palms, 1978, a document of Tuxedomoon in its early days at an iconic San Francisco club, featuring some titles which never made it to vinyl and many that did.

https://tuxedomoonarchives.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-the-palms-1978

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Learning to Breathe with Bruce Geduldig now available

Now available, "Learning to Breathe", a collection of work from the late Bruce Geduldig together with Luc van Lieshout and other collaborators.



Sunday, March 24, 2019

Tuxedomoon Live in Eindhoven, 1980 Now Available



This fine recording of our second show in Europe (just after Brussels) now available. This is the show we brought into the studio to record "Desire".





Sunday, February 17, 2019

Tuxedomoon Live In Los Angeles, 2005 Now Available

Now available for download:

In 2005, Tuxedomoon returned to San Francisco to see what effect a return to a place so charged with memories would have on our creative process. Some of those results can be heard on the album called “Bardo Hotel”. While there, we played several shows, a couple in San Francisco, one in Mexico City, and one at the now defunct Los Angeles franchise of New York’s Knitting Factory.

https://tuxedomoonarchives.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-los-angeles-2005



Wednesday, December 19, 2018

NOW AVAILABLE TO ACQUIRE: TUXEDOMOON LIVE IN ST. PETERSBURG, NOVEMBER 27, 2000




“The St Petersburg gig, on November 27th, 2000, rested on the initiative of a long time fan, installation artist and designer Oleg Kuptsov, along with Gleb Palamodov and Sergey Vasiljev. All three had been dreaming for many years to see Tuxedomoon playing in their home town. Oleg Kuptsov: “This gig was my first experience of the kind as I’m not a concert promoter. When friends from the Materiali Sonori label told me that the band was going to make a tour of some European cities in November 2000, I sent an email to Steven Brown to propose a date in St Petersburg. He was quite enthusiast about the idea.

When the band finally showed up on November 26th at St Petersburg’s airport, after months of preparation, I almost couldn’t believe it. To my view their show at the State Music Theater was truly amazing, powerful and extremely well received by the audience. It sounded like fresh contemporary music although these were pieces that they composed more than 20 years ago.””
(Extract from Isabelle Corbisier’s Tuxedomoon biography, “Music for Vagabonds”, 2008; used by permission of the author) 
Recorded live at State Music Theatre, St Petersburg, 27 November 2000
Performers:
Steven Brown
Peter Principle
Blaine L. Reininger
Tour manager: Carlos Becerra
Originally released by Neo Acustica, 2002
Band leisure photo by Oleg Kuptsov
Project management by Heitor Alvelos
tuxedomoonarchives.bandcamp.com
In loving memory of Oleg Kuptsov

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

"The Valencia Street Rehearsals" by Tuxedomoon Now Available!


Around 1978 Tuxedomoon shared a rehearsal space at Valencia Street, not far from the Deaf Club. The place would see the birth of many classics in their early form, but would also produce a wealth of jams and compositions that would never see the light of day…
… until now, that is. Thanks to the diligence of Peter Principle, some of these loose rehearsals were recorded on tape, duly digitised around 2015.


Blaine: “I would put this in the basement at 16th and Valencia. Our shared space with Noh Mercy and home of our manager Adrian Craig and Esmerelda Kay of Noh Mercy and angels of light. [Only the Strong Survive] only ever got played at Mark Shause’s Halloween party. The head of surgery at USF hospital who later performed surgery on me on the floor of our apartment to remove a calcified growth from my arm. I still bear the scar. [...This version of Crash includes] the line that [Michael Belfer] played forwards. In the sessions it wasn’t working so we turned the tape over and I played forward keyboards with the backwards track. Then we added the drums. This gave us the backwards guitar on the Half Mute version”




The band agrees it’s a magical piece of sound, evocative and nostalgic, fresh and hardly ever boring. You can hear the excitement of exploring “strange new toys”, as well as the mutual acquaintance between the musicians’ individual ideas and styles, gradually becoming something larger than the sum of its parts…

... in other words, gradually becoming Tuxedomoon.

Heitor Alvelos, September 2018



Recorded at Valencia Street basement rehearsal rooms, San Francisco, circa 1978


Performers:

Michael Belfer
Steven Brown
Peter Principle
Blaine L. Reininger


Transferred from analogue tapes by Peter Principle, 2015

Edited and sequenced by Heitor Alvelos, 2018
Mastered by Anselmo Canha, 2018


Cover photo by Richard Alden Peterson

Cover design based on original “No Tears” layout by Winston Tong


Project management and design by Heitor Alvelos



tuxedomoonarchives.bandcamp.com