Cypress Dust Witch - Art, Release and Distribution Info
Cypress Dust Witch cover
The new Portraits of Past EP - Cypress Dust Witch - will be released on 10.20.09 by Excursions Into The Abyss domestically in the US and as and import across the world. The cover appears on the right.
It will be available on high-quality 45rpm 12" vinyl and 5" CD. A digital release will be available in the coming months. Preorder the vinyl and CD here.

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Portraits of Past Cypress Dust Witch 12" / CDep
release date: 10.20.09

initial run: approximately 2000 lps on black - 100 on swirled color
1000 CD's (exact numbers will be released after 10.20.09)
Vinyl pressed at Brooklyn
Phono
Inserts printed by Rex Shelverton
Covers printed by Imprint

Engineered and Produced by Rex Shelverton
Mastered By Mike Wells Mastering


::Track Listing::
1. Fire Song

2. Cypress Dust Witch
3. Through to an End

4. Cypress Dust Witch II - Bridge

Distribution & Shop info (this is incomplete and growing)
Distributed by:
United States: Ebullition, Stickfigure, Robotic Empire, Insound, Vinyl Junkie

Europe:
X-Mist, Bis Aufs Messer
, Too Cool To Dance, Yama Dori

Available in stores:
Academy (Brooklyn, NY), TD's (Bloomington, IN)
Portraits of Past - Images of Japan












The Portraits of Past 11-date tour of Japan in September 2009 was a whirlwind. Without any days off, we slept little and drove nights to venues across Japan to play with some of the hottest contemporary bands of the Japanese underground.

Please check out Matthew's visual interpretation of the trip on Flickr.

The snapshots on this page were taken by Jonah.


Rob P
Portraits of Past Cypress Dust Witch EP - released in Japan

We just got back from an 11-date tour of Japan in support of the Japan domestic release of our new EP - Cypress Dust Witch - on Cosmic Note Records.

The CD was sold to fans at our shows, but is still making its way to distros and shops. The mighty Disk Union of Tokyo already has it up for sale.

This is a CD-only (digipack) release in Japan. Art is nearly identical to the US release.
Portraits of Past new EP - available for US preorder
UPDATE: International orders are now available at http://www.excursionsintotheabyss.com/store/ .

We are enthused to announce that our new EP is available for preorder on both CD and vinyl 12" from Excursions Into The Abyss records. Please check
http://excursionsintotheabyss.com/ for more info.

I will post more details about the release and distribution next week, when I:m back on a US-English computer and recovered.

cheers!
-rob/POP
Latest updated itinerary for Portraits of Past Japan Tour - September 2009
Our great friend Uuchu is keeping us informed:

17th (thu) ; show @ FLAT, Nishiogikubo Tokyo.

with blue ray dance.

18th (fri) ; show @ RinkyDinkStudio2nd8st, Hachioji Tokyo
with angel o.d., threadyarn

19th (sat) ; show @ ALIVE, Kashiwa, Chiba
with envy, kamomekamome

20th (sun) ; show @ ZAO Hotsprings Ski Resort, Yamagata Yamagata
portraits of past, envy, endzweck, whateverfilm, shift, deepslaughter, fluid, yols in the sky, aie, metroid, meltbanana, the act we act, forget me not, sora, lite, balloons, lostage, discharmingman, killie, akutagawa, tg.atlas

21th (mon) ; show @ MACANA, Sendai, Miyagi
with envy, spike shoes, total fury, and 1 band

22th (tue) ; show @ GARDEN, Shimokitazawa, Tokyo
with envy, z, heaven in her arms

23th (wed) ; show @ WHOOPEE'S, Kyoto, Kyoto
with envy, endzweck, toast, theorem

24th (thu) ; show @ BLUEPORT, Kobe, Hyogo
with forget me not, herlens, zdzis law, l!ef

25th (fri) ; show @ HUCKFINN, Nagoya, Aichi
with black ganion, gang up on against, dancebeach

26th (sat) ; show @ MOLE, Sapporo, Hokkaido
with endzweck, the sun, bored to death, evylock, chaotix

27th (sun) ; show @ ERA, Shimokitazawa
with endzweck, akutagawa, heaven in her arms, killie, deepslaughter
let's have party after show.
Rob P
Portraits of Past Japan tour dates updated
Ignore the last ones... here is the latest.

17th (thu) @ FLAT, Nishiogikubo
portraits of past, blue ray dance

18th (fri) @ RinkyDinkStudio2nd8st, Hachioji
portraits of past,

19th (sat) @ ALIVE, Kashiwa
portraits of past, envy, kamomekamome

20th (sun) @ ZAO Hotsprings Ski Resort (changed!!), Yamagata
portraits of past, envy, endzweck, whateverfilm, shift, deepslaughter,
fluid, yols in the sky, aie, metroid, meltbanana, the act we act, forget
me not, sora, lite, balloons, lostage, discharmingman, killie, akutagawa,
tg.atlas
HUAU Festival - http://huauyamagata.blog83.fc2.com/


21th (mon) @ MACANA, Sendai
portraits of past, envy, spike shoes, and more...

22th (tue) @ GARDEN, Shimokitazawa
portraits of past, envy, z, heaven in her arms

23th (wed) @ WHOOPEE'S, Kyoto
portraits of past, envy, endzweck

24th (thu) @ BLUEPORT
portraits of past, forget me not, herlens, zdzis law, l!ef

25th (fri) @ HUCKFINN, Nagoya
portraits of past, black ganion, gang up on against, dabcebeach

26th (sat) @ MOLE, Sapporo
portraits of past, endzweck, the sun, bored to death, evylock, chaotix

27th (sun) @ ERA, Shimokitazawa
portraits of past, endzweck, akutagawa, heaven in her arms, killie, deepslaughter
Rob P
Portraits of Past at Dudefest - Indianapolis 7/19

Portraits of Past will be playing only one show in the States this summer. It will be at Dude Fest in Indianapolis, IN on July 19, 2009.

We will be playing a few more new songs as part of our set!
We had hoped to have the new record out by the time of the show, but we are a tiny bit behind schedule on that.


Come check it out. Big fest, lots of cool bands playing.

- Facebook

- Myspace

Tickets here:
http://dudefest.indietickets.com
Rob PShows
Portraits of Past upcoming shows in Southern California: May 8th and May 9th
Portraits of Past will be playing the Che Cafe in San Diego along with Crime Desire on Friday, May 8th, 2009. This should be an energetic and engaging night. 7:30pm - $7.

On Saturday, May 9th, we are playing the Burning Fight book release with Unbroken, Swing Kids, Undertow etc at the Glass House in Pomona. This show is sold out. It starts at 5pm.

We have been asked to replace Jenny Piccolo on both of these shows.
Rob PNews, Shows
Portraits of Past new recordings

I just got back to NYC from a trip to San Francisco for recording purposes. That's right, Portraits of Past will have a new record this year!
Here are a few photos from the studio.



Those of you who saw us play in 2008 heard one of the new songs. We have a few more too.

Rex is engineering and producing the songs, and though it isn't finished yet, the tracks are already sounding really good.

More info to come!
-Rob / Portraits of Past
Rob PRecording, Releases
Portraits of Past Shirts & CDs for sale





CDs are now available from us for $10 postpaid in the US. Pay via Paypal to:

Each CD order comes with a POP button.

We have a few shirts left over from our show in Los Angeles. There are less than 20, so they will go quickly.

They have the revised old Portraits of Past logo. White-grey paint on black shirts and light grey-blue on burgundy shirts. T-shirts are American Apparel. Professionally screened and heat set.

Sizes still available:
Black - Medium.

Shirts are $15 postpaid in the US/Canada.
$20 postpaid to the rest of the world.
Paypal only to: grimace_dj(atttttt)yahoo.com
Make sure to mention what size you want.