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DrugLord Records is proud to announce the release of the first LP by The LaBiancas, a Charles Manson concept band consisting of New York artists JJ Brine and Lena Marquise. - DrugLord Records


DrugLord Records is proud to announce the release of the first LP by The LaBiancas, a Charles Manson concept band consisting of New York artists JJ Brine and Lena Marquise. - DrugLord Records


In an exceptional explosion of sine waves, yet at the same time a wash of subtle blips, heavy bass, and backtracks reminiscent of late house-trance, The Labiancas are a crazed eyed duo that will really blow you away. Add in the fact that they romanticize Charles Manson and you’ve got recipe for wonderment (and i mean that in the worst way) they are everything you’ve been looking for. When you get a chance to experience the nuances of their harmonized voices and bass thumps, not to mention the utter eeriness of the lyrics, you get a chill running up your spine. Its like that kawaii schoolgirl who ripped your grandmother’s head off back in high school. you know the one. i could run a huge
list of groups that these two eclectic singers touch on, but I’d rather just call one name to mind. Charles Manson. Within seconds of listening
to the first track you get your filthy hands on you’ll be cutting x’s into your forehead and ripping through anyone who stands in your way from
dancing. There is no real way to describe the feeling that will come over you but I say to you, give them a try. If you have ever feared Charles Manson, you’ll want to be his brother. And if that scares the shit out of you, I’d urge you even further. - neopetcemetery


In an exceptional explosion of sine waves, yet at the same time a wash of subtle blips, heavy bass, and backtracks reminiscent of late house-trance, The Labiancas are a crazed eyed duo that will really blow you away. Add in the fact that they romanticize Charles Manson and you’ve got recipe for wonderment (and i mean that in the worst way) they are everything you’ve been looking for. When you get a chance to experience the nuances of their harmonized voices and bass thumps, not to mention the utter eeriness of the lyrics, you get a chill running up your spine. Its like that kawaii schoolgirl who ripped your grandmother’s head off back in high school. you know the one. i could run a huge
list of groups that these two eclectic singers touch on, but I’d rather just call one name to mind. Charles Manson. Within seconds of listening
to the first track you get your filthy hands on you’ll be cutting x’s into your forehead and ripping through anyone who stands in your way from
dancing. There is no real way to describe the feeling that will come over you but I say to you, give them a try. If you have ever feared Charles Manson, you’ll want to be his brother. And if that scares the shit out of you, I’d urge you even further. - neopetcemetery


THE LABIANCAS = Helter Skelter Fantasy
There are so many wonderful bands to find on Tumblr. Unfortunately, I have the most horrible time searching for them. Thankfully, they follow me and I am stoked and awed at the music casually presented before me. What? Really? Can I Listen? Oh…Awesome. Follow them on Facebook HERE.

Check out their SoundCloud track list below: - Kira Hutchen & musicdissected.com



Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Labiancas (band)
"New Spahn Ranch" writes-

Hi Liz, Patty & Matt,

I love your Manson Family blog and I just wanted to share something for possible inclusion.

There is an amazing new NY-based "Charles Manson concept band" that claims to be a new component of the Manson Family. They seem incredibly well versed in the intricacies of the case (going so far as to assert that they have "the little black book" that Leno LaBianca allegedly possessed, thereby hinting at their support of that theory/motive) and their songs are all centered around the events that transpired. I personally think it is some sort of postmodern performance art project but I can't speak for them; I suppose it is possible that they genuinely believe as it says on their site that "Charles Manson is Jesus Christ."

You can check out their blog and songs here: http://thelabiancasband.tumblr.com/
And then there is their first video, in which singer JJ Brine plays Manson and Lena Marquise appears to portray Sharon Tate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyhLBzOYwC0

Hope you guys get a kick out of this; I thought it was simply too good to go unnoticed!

Best,

http://www.newspahnranch.tumblr.com
- EVILIZ



Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Labiancas (band)
"New Spahn Ranch" writes-

Hi Liz, Patty & Matt,

I love your Manson Family blog and I just wanted to share something for possible inclusion.

There is an amazing new NY-based "Charles Manson concept band" that claims to be a new component of the Manson Family. They seem incredibly well versed in the intricacies of the case (going so far as to assert that they have "the little black book" that Leno LaBianca allegedly possessed, thereby hinting at their support of that theory/motive) and their songs are all centered around the events that transpired. I personally think it is some sort of postmodern performance art project but I can't speak for them; I suppose it is possible that they genuinely believe as it says on their site that "Charles Manson is Jesus Christ."

You can check out their blog and songs here: http://thelabiancasband.tumblr.com/
And then there is their first video, in which singer JJ Brine plays Manson and Lena Marquise appears to portray Sharon Tate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyhLBzOYwC0

Hope you guys get a kick out of this; I thought it was simply too good to go unnoticed!

Best,

http://www.newspahnranch.tumblr.com
- EVILIZ



This might be the death of IVIYH right here.
- I Vacation in Your Hell


The LaBiancas are a Charles Manson concept band and one of the most controversial, thought-provoking and conceptually-inspired musical acts we at ASTHMA have encountered in recent times.

Tonight ASTHMA sits down with band members JJ Brine and Lena Marquise to get the scoop on this underground superduo’s new album, Charles Manson is Jesus Christ, and their plans for the future.

ASTHMA: How was this project conceived? What is its ultimate goal?

The LaBiancas: We don’t remember when we first started talking about it, but we remember when we first started feeling it. It was a shared assumption that came to fruition at the right time, you know.

ASTHMA: During our initial correspondence you two mentioned that you had been approached by mainstream media outlets that later refused to follow-up, fearing the kind of backlash that covering such a controversial act could bring. How do you feel about that passive aggressiveness on their part, and about venues censoring your set list?

The LaBiancas: Our [everyone’s] hardest fight, as sentient entities, will always be against censorship.

ASTHMA: This question is for Lena Marquise: List three unknown facts for us.

Lena Marquise: I live with a one eyed cat named Matthew
In high school I took a vow of silence for a year
When I was a child I had frequent consultations with my father’s shaman.

ASTHMA: JJ Brine, three fact please.

JJ Brine: In a past life, I was a shark.
In 2007 I was kidnapped by Hezbollah while residing in Beirut.
I enjoy receiving my oft-told fortune from various psychics that I will play a role in the end of days.

ASTHMA: Do you condone murder?
The LaBiancas: “Sometimes in war, there is killing."

ASTHMA: Everyone has the same question on their minds; “what’s next?"
The LaBiancas: Our next single is coming out on July 4th, but we can’t tell you what it is yet. Our next album will represent a musical and aesthetic departure from our first; we will be working on a rather streamline soundscape, incorporating natural and analog dialogues, with the accentuating undertones of a theremin, punctuated by static, syncopated beats over a lush bed of rhythmically pulsating alpha and beta waves.

ASTHMA: Do you have any other projects you guys are working on?

The LaBiancas: We are in pre-production to launch our showcase of VECTOR, an art/installation/religious space for the months of July and August, as well as putting together a tour for September. We are constantly shooting short films for our production company Thelemic Films, and have recently been approached about starring in a reality show about our band and our lives. Very exciting!

ASTHMA: What reaction to this first album, “Charles Manson is Jesus Christ" would you consider to be ideal?

The LaBiancas: Illumination. Truth. Clarity.

ASTHMA: Are there any other thoughts you want to share?

The LaBiancas: Look inside yourself. We are one.

Stream the album on Spotify, buy on iTunes

The LaBiancas on the web:
thelabiancas.com
Facebook
SoundCloud - ASTHMA Magazine


The LaBiancas are a Charles Manson concept band and one of the most controversial, thought-provoking and conceptually-inspired musical acts we at ASTHMA have encountered in recent times.

Tonight ASTHMA sits down with band members JJ Brine and Lena Marquise to get the scoop on this underground superduo’s new album, Charles Manson is Jesus Christ, and their plans for the future.

ASTHMA: How was this project conceived? What is its ultimate goal?

The LaBiancas: We don’t remember when we first started talking about it, but we remember when we first started feeling it. It was a shared assumption that came to fruition at the right time, you know.

ASTHMA: During our initial correspondence you two mentioned that you had been approached by mainstream media outlets that later refused to follow-up, fearing the kind of backlash that covering such a controversial act could bring. How do you feel about that passive aggressiveness on their part, and about venues censoring your set list?

The LaBiancas: Our [everyone’s] hardest fight, as sentient entities, will always be against censorship.

ASTHMA: This question is for Lena Marquise: List three unknown facts for us.

Lena Marquise: I live with a one eyed cat named Matthew
In high school I took a vow of silence for a year
When I was a child I had frequent consultations with my father’s shaman.

ASTHMA: JJ Brine, three fact please.

JJ Brine: In a past life, I was a shark.
In 2007 I was kidnapped by Hezbollah while residing in Beirut.
I enjoy receiving my oft-told fortune from various psychics that I will play a role in the end of days.

ASTHMA: Do you condone murder?
The LaBiancas: “Sometimes in war, there is killing."

ASTHMA: Everyone has the same question on their minds; “what’s next?"
The LaBiancas: Our next single is coming out on July 4th, but we can’t tell you what it is yet. Our next album will represent a musical and aesthetic departure from our first; we will be working on a rather streamline soundscape, incorporating natural and analog dialogues, with the accentuating undertones of a theremin, punctuated by static, syncopated beats over a lush bed of rhythmically pulsating alpha and beta waves.

ASTHMA: Do you have any other projects you guys are working on?

The LaBiancas: We are in pre-production to launch our showcase of VECTOR, an art/installation/religious space for the months of July and August, as well as putting together a tour for September. We are constantly shooting short films for our production company Thelemic Films, and have recently been approached about starring in a reality show about our band and our lives. Very exciting!

ASTHMA: What reaction to this first album, “Charles Manson is Jesus Christ" would you consider to be ideal?

The LaBiancas: Illumination. Truth. Clarity.

ASTHMA: Are there any other thoughts you want to share?

The LaBiancas: Look inside yourself. We are one.

Stream the album on Spotify, buy on iTunes

The LaBiancas on the web:
thelabiancas.com
Facebook
SoundCloud - ASTHMA Magazine


The LaBiancas - Charles Manson is Jesus Christ
Druglord records, 2013

Few figures have taken the U.S. and possibly the world as controversially as Charles Manson. Is Manson an unrecognized genius and philosopher? Is he the embodiment of all wrong in society? Is Manson both of these? Regardless, Manson has left a huge influence on popular culture for the past half-century, being covered and sampled by such bands as Marilyn Manson, Psychic TV, and Crispin Glover. Few artists have hailed him openly, with exception possibly the former Radio Werewolf vocalist Nikolas Schreck, who once proclaimed, whether in out of provocation or genuine thought, that Charles Manson is "One of the greatest philosophers of our time.”

The legacy of Charles Manson’s marking of popular culture is far from gone, and The LaBiancas stand as a testament to that. A Charles Manson concept band based in New York City, they are somewhat of an underground super-duo, composed of JJ-Brine, whose solo album, President of Mozambique, was released to critical acclaim earlier this producer Lena Marquis. The band’s debut album, the well-titled Charles Manson Is Jesus Christ, presents an almost delirious soundscape evolving around the Manson family history and philosophy through a ranging electronic sound palette.

Sonically, the album jumps in pacing and mood from track to track. The band’s cover of “Helter Skelter", and"10050 Cielo Drive" give one the feeling of being at a 90s techno-house rave. “Famous For" could pass as an out-take from Brian Eno’s Taking Tiger Mountain, while the album’s title track echoes the electroclash movement of the early 00s."Family Jam" feels like Portishead on a bad acid trip, while “I’ll Never Say Never" is a lullaby nightmare. Despite the variation in sound, the tracks on Charles Manson all share some unifying qualities: droning and unisoned vocals, and a clashing of haunting negativity with poppy beats.

It is this hauntingness that makes Charles Manson possibly among the ugliest dance albums to be released in recent years, and in the best way possible. This album turns the euphoric intentions of the rave scene on its head, leaving a mark of discomfort and darkness upon the listener. While in terms of instrumentation, this album is far from groundbreaking, it is thematically unlike any other electronic dance album… ever. Whether or not The LaBiancas achieve any sort of popular success is not up to question, but this album will surely live in the minds of many as being one of the strangest albums of our times.

Can we put a rating on this? We can’t. It’s too bold of a statement to be pinned to a number.

Infinity/10 - ENTACTOGEN


Discography

Charles Manson is Jesus Christ
May 17, 2013
DrugLord Records

1. Charles Manson is Jesus Christ
2. I'll Never Say Never to Always
3. 10050 Cielo Drive
4. Famous For
5. Many of Us
6. I Killed Sandra
7. Love is War
8. Helter Skelter
9. Family Jam
10. Hey Now
11. Conspiracy
12. 10050 Cielo Drive II
13. The Lord Doesn't Like Demands

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