Secret Machines “Now Here is Nowhere” ROGV-008, Limited and numbered to 1625 LPs, Secret Machines is shipping around August 25
First time on vinyl in the U.S. Out of print since original release in 2004
Each 2LP set is individually numbered and strictly limited based on pre orders
2LP, 180g, fan chosen color vinyl pressed at Record Industry comes in a gatefold double pocket aqueous-gloss, old school tip-on Stoughton sleeve with replicated inner lyric sleeves. LP1 = clear with silver swirl and LP2 clear with red swirl.
Second hand copies are scarce and pricey, so this quality ROG reissue is not to be missed!
Three piece “Space Rock” alternative band from Dallas consisting of Brandon Curtis on vocals, bass and keyboards, Benjamin Curtis on guitar and backing vocals and Josh Garza on drums. Best described as progressive rock with some Krautrock mixed in, the band’s first full length release, “Now Here is Nowhere,” was recorded at Stratosphere Sound in NY and released May 18, 2004 on Reprise Records. All Music Guide gave the album 4 out of 5 stars. Their second album, “Ten Silver Drops,” like their first, did not make an impact commercially but garnered many favorable reviews. Following the release, the band was interviewed by David Bowie on radio; purported to be a big fan. Benjamin left the band in March of 2007. The Secret Machines followed with two non-Reprise albums that failed to break and Benjamin tragically passed away from lymphoma at the age of 35. They have toured with the Foo Fighters, Spiritualized, Oasis, Kings of Leon, Interpol and many others. They have been inactive since 2010. Anyone interested in Pink Floyd, NEU, Ride, Spacemen 3, Mercury Rev, the Flaming Lips, U2, Super Furry Animals, Sparklehorse & Broken Social Scene should have this album in their collection.
“The Secret Machines create songs that are just as spacey and concept-heavy, if not quite as quirky, as those on Yoshimi and the Sophtware Slump.”—PITCHFORK
“A spiraling blend of infectious psychedelic pop that froths and fuzzes for a noisy hour.”—Q MAGAZINE
“The Machines have grasped that the zero tolerance of punk for the values of Yes did as much harm as good”—NME
“It’s like John Bonham playing with CAN, or Pink Floyd-meet-Spirtualized with a barely repressed pop consciousness—Uncut
“Beautifully spacey and searingly brash all at once.” Billboard
“They take Pink Floyd psychedelia, Led Zeppelin stomp and Who-inspired choruses and charge them full of big-rock beats, atmospheric keyboards and all kinds of electronic whooshes.”—Rolling Stone
First Wave Intact
Sad and Lonely
The Leaves Are Gone
The Road Leads Where It’s Led
You Are Chains
Now Here is Nowhere