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Introducing The COMMEND Mix Series


introducing a new mix series from our Commend home. Sides will explore the collections of our favorite heads from the Commend space and beyond.

first up is John Also Bennett (JAB), a NYC-based synthesist and sound designer, member of the band Forma, and one half of Seabat. he also works behind the scenes for RVNG Intl. and Commend. peer into this sonic psyche below:

January 5, 2016

We Are Not the First Album Release + Video Premier @ Commend, October 30


Join us at Commend this Friday October 30 to raise / praise the release of We Are Not the First, the 11 poem Epic forged by Hieroglyphic Being & J.I.T.U. Ahn-Sahm-Buhl.

We’ll also screen / celebrate the video for “Fuck the Ghetto / Think About Outer Space.” Directed by Georgia (Brian Close & Justin Tripp) and featuring vocals by Rafael Sanchez, the clip is an ecstatic admonishment of the prison of technology / the ghetto of the mind.

A live musical performance from Georgia + spoken word from Sanchez will provide a meal of melted tunes and tomes for your brain with complimentary green tea on the side.

@ 172 Forsyth between Stanton and Rivington, 7-9pm.

October 28, 2015

Bing & Ruth – City Lake


before Bing & Ruth’s halcyonic opus Tomorrow Was the Golden Age, there was City Lake.

initially pressed in an unusually limited edition five years ago, the ensemble’s stunning full-length debut is now released in refined and expanded form.

with bonus tracks and new, visceral mastering, the album gleams all the more and signals a spree of live performances this fall revisiting the material.

listen to “Rails”, the first single from City Lake, and watch Seba Cros’ rolling visual accompaniment below:

pre-order from RVNG
pre-order from Bandcamp w/ instant download of “Rails”

September 23, 2015

Blondes – Rein – Available Now

Blondes collage fifty minutes (and five seconds) of original music from a lost weekend studio binge preparing for the development and recording of Persuasion, their forthcoming EP.

stream Rein in full below and grip one of the limited edition cassettes at the shop.

Blondes bring in the release of Rein with Teengirl Fantasy for FIXED at Good Room in Brooklyn, NY on July 18.

June 23, 2015


RVNGNL27_COVER_ANIMATED hosts a free download of “Reflector” from bing & ruth’s tomorrow was the golden age via their new free-to-use platform mainline. grip a freebie, go for a stroll, and consider joining the rvng / bis drip when you’re next in front of a computer. but please enjoy the fall season first and foremost.

October 21, 2014