Chokebore news

Blast from the past: Chokebore live at Jabberjaw, 1993

2014/10/11

A 32-minute long video of Chokebore's 1993 concert at the infamous Jabberjaw club in Los Angeles has just popped up on YouTube! This show took place on October 10th, 1993, which makes it exactly 21 years and a day old! The video is of surprisingly good quality given its age, and features gems like Throats, Nobody, Sãdãvia, and 29 Mile Wind, topped with an early version of Narrow (full setlist here), with the band's hard-hitting first drummer Johnee Kop… A must-see for any die-hard fan! Check it out below:

At the time, Chokebore had just released its first album Motionless, and was already five weeks into the Clusterfuck tour, a six-week-long coast-to-coast tour of the U.S. with Amphetamine Reptile labelmates Guzzard and Today Is The Day. The Clusterfuck tour was funded by a namesake limited edition 7-inch vinyl compilation featuring previously unreleased tracks by all three bands, and explicit artwork by Coop. Around the same time, Chokebore had also contributed the previously unreleased song Narrow to the Jabberjaw No.3 7-inch vinyl compilation, which was sold as a fundraiser to benefit the Jabberjaw club. But Narrow didn't become the classic that it is until 1996, when it was re-recorded for the band's third album A Taste for Bitters, this time with Chokebore's new drummer Christian Omar Madrigal Izzo behind the kit.

20th anniversary tour roundup

2013/12/29

A message from the band

Thank you to all the friendly people who came out to see the Chokebore shows. We had a fantastic time and really enjoyed playing these first 2 albums live. Each night felt like the last night of the universe. It was great. We hope to see you again in the future if we decide to tour again.
Your best friend for life,
Chokebore

Live photos

The live photos section has been updated with 9 new galleries of pictures taken at the shows:

Thanks to the photographers who kindly contributed! If you have some great photos of Chokebore that you'd like to share, please contact the webmaster.

Flyers, posters

The flyers & posters gallery has also been updated with some flyers and posters from the tour. If you'd like to add one to the gallery, once again: please contact the webmaster!

Around the web

Here are some nice things from around the internets about the 20th anniversary tour:

Vicious Circle holiday sale

Vicious Circle are offering a 30% discount on their entire catalog until January 15, exclusively through their online store. If you haven't got them already, now is the time to buy the Motionless and Anything Near Water vinyl reissues!

Motionless & Anything Near Water vinyl reissues out today!

2013/10/14

Buy Motionless 2013 vinyl reissue! Buy Anything Near Water 2013 reissue!

The 12-inch colored vinyl reissues of Motionless and Anything Near Water are out today! Each record comes with an MP3 download featuring three bonus tracks.

Motionless bonus tracks

  1. Throats
  2. 29 Mile Wind
  3. Line Crush (Dana Lynn version)

Anything Near Water bonus tracks

  1. Pink Deluxe
  2. Brittle & Depressing
  3. Now I Crawl

These digital bonus tracks are exclusively available with the vinyl records; they are not available on Bandcamp or iTunes.

How to buy the records

Both albums can be purchased online from the Vicious Circle online store, or in the fine record stores distributing the Vicious Circle catalog across Europe (Benelux, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, and United Kingdom). The records will also be sold at the shows during the 20th anniversary tour, kicking off on November 7 in Germany!

Motionless digital release

Previously unavailable in digital format, Motionless gets the full treatment with this reissue: it is now available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon!

French press

Two French music magazines (Magic and New Noise) have very good articles about the reissues this month, and there's also a funny one in the French version of Vice magazine.

New French tour dates

Two more shows in France have been added to the tour dates page: November 19 at the Antipode in Rennes and November 23 at the Moloco in Audincourt (during the Génériq festival). Stay tuned for more!

New tour dates: Italy and Switzerland

2013/09/29

Three new shows added to the tour dates page! Two in Italy (November 10 at Lo-Fi in Milan and November 11 at Freakout Club in Bologna), and one more in Switzerland (November 13 at Güterschuppen Wollishofen in Zürich). More dates to be announced soon…

Motionless & Anything Near Water vinyl reissues available for pre-order

2013/09/17

The vinyl reissues of Chokebore's first two albums Motionless and Anything Near Water will be released on October 14, and they are now available for pre-order on Vicious Circle's online store!

Both reissues include new sleeve artwork, a colored vinyl record (white for Motionless and orange for Anything Near Water) in a printed inner sleeve, and an MP3 download card with MP3 bonus tracks. Check out some pictures below:

Each record costs 15 Euros (shipping not included). Pre-orders will be shipped out ahead of the official release date (October 14).

And while you're waiting for the records to arrive, why not listen to a few songs taken from these records?

Mini tour update: France

2013/09/11

This week we are announcing two new French dates: November 21 at the I.Boat in Bordeaux and November 22 at La Fourmi in Limoges. And there's still more to come!

Mini tour update: Belgium

2013/09/05

Two new shows in Belgium have been added to the tour dates page: De Kreun in Kortrijk and the Botanique in Brussels. Stay tuned for more!

Chokebore 20th anniversary European tour dates

2013/08/18

A first round of concert dates have been confirmed for Chokebore's 20th anniversary European tour in November–December 2013, including a show with labelmate Shannon Wright in Yverdon (Switzerland) and one with Girls Against Boys in Prague (Czech Republic)! Check out the full list on the tour dates page. More to come soon!

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Chokebore 20th anniversary: vinyl reissues and European tour

2013/06/23

In October this year, Chokebore will celebrate their 20th anniversary by re-releasing their first two albums Motionless and Anything Near Water on vinyl… And in November, the band will take their old school songs on the road for a European tour!

Motionless Anything Near Water

Originally released by Amphetamine Reptile Records in 1993 and 1995 respectively, and now long out of print in vinyl format, the two records will be reissued by the French label Vicious Circle, which has been Chokebore's new home since the release of the Falls Best EP in 2011.