SG050 • 9/11/2020
"On September 11, Portland experimental group Yardsss ∅∀‡ will release their new album, Cultus via Self Group. The album is a trio of extended improvisational pieces that prominently feature drones, dissonance and an ominous aura, bringing to mind the epic and eerie sounds of Godspeed You! Black Emperor or the no wave symphonies of Glenn Branca. It’s at times chaotic, beautiful and overwhelming, and today they’ve shared the lead track from the album, titled “Cultus II.” It’s a pulsing piece of dark psychedelia, underscored by a krautrock pulse, that builds up into something powerful and hypnotic, eventually boiling over into a climactic post-rock roar." - Treble Zine
Yardsss ØØØ launches Ignis album project // Stream
In the vein of Epithets and Exitus, Ignis is a continuous series more-so live posting album tracks as they're written and recorded. Once the release feels it has reached its logical conclusion the full album will be released to all platforms.
Self Group Collective 14th BDAY Bash! // Read more
SGC celebrates 14 years of DIY collectivism on February 4th at Holocene in Portland! See the Blahg for more info, tickets, etc.
[Zines] SGC E-Zine Library is live! // Read more
The SGC digital E-Zine Library is up. Over time we'll continue to compile works from SGC as well as other collectives and orgs.
[Literary] Interstellar Space On Yr Radio Dial by SEVA // Read more
A continuous story unfolding in real time with chapters posted as they're written published in the Blahg. File under science fiction.
Yardsss ∅∅∅ releases Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons // Read more
The full compendium of the three EP's in the Vonnegut series have all been compiled and released together as one volume with the new and final installment, Wampeters.
Yardsss ∅∅∅ launches new continuous series Exitus // Read more
A brand new continuous series and book-end to Epithets, Yardsss is back at Sonic Sandbox turning out track after track.
Yardsss ∅∀‡ release new single Jingle Bellsss // Read more
Just in time for the holidays a brand new single from Yardsss ∅∀‡. All proceeds benefit Defense Fund PDX. More in the SG Blahg.
Amigo Amiga Recordings joins with Self Group Collective // Read more
Portland record label and collectivists Amigo Amiga have joined with Self Group Collective! More in the Blahg.
Institute For Creative Dying release video for 'Ikaria Warootia' // Read more
Institute For Creative Dying have released a new video for 'Ikaria Warootia' from the new album Siphonophore out now.
Institute For Creative Dying release 'Siphonophore' // Read more
The brand new album from Institute For Creative Dying (solo projects of Yardsss ∅∀‡ Paul Michael Schaefer) is set to be released on 12/21/2020.
Yardsss ∅∀‡ release new video for 'Cultus IV' // Read more
The first of two videos for the Cultus album is now out! The first 'Cultus IV' is an album b-side not included in the full release filmed live in the studio while recording the record.
Yardsss ∅∀‡ release new album 'Cultus' // Read more
The new album 'Cultus' is now out and available to stream and download everywhere. Read more about the release via the link to the SG Blahg.
Rx Fest 2020 early bird weekend wristbands on-sale now // Read more
Early bird weekend wristbands for the 2020 festival are on sale now for a limited time! These are $5 per ticket off the general admission face value price.
Yardsss ∅∀‡ announce dates in Bellingham and Seattle // Read more
Hitting the road throughout the pacific northwest in Bellingham and Seattle on October 26th and 27th.
Yardsss ØØØ releases debut album 'Quietus' // Read more
Yardsss ØØØ, Krist Krueger's solo version and symbol set for the project, releases the first full-length album 'Quietus' now available to stream and download.
Rx Fest Quarterly announced on June 12th in Portland // Read more
The first quarterly event of 2019 leading up to #RxFest2020 has been announced for June 12th at Holocene in Portland.
Yardsss ØØØ celebrates 4th anniversary of debut & film, Foma // Read more
The first full audio and film release from the project, Foma, celebrates its fourth anniversary on July 2nd, originally released in 2013.
Morher releases latest album 'Rabbit Holes [andotherexits] on June 6th // Read more
Chicago by way of Seattle experimental dark-ambient artist wrtch releases their latest effort 'Rabbit Holes [andotherexits]' on June 6th.
Yardsss full band PNW tour announcement in April & May 2017 ∅∀‡ // Read more
Yardsss has announced the first full band dates in the pacific northwest with as the newly formed trio lineup including shows in Bellingham, Seattle and Portland.
Yardsss launches 'Epithets ØØØ' song-a-week series // Read more
Yardsss launches a new song-a-week series as of March 1st 2017 writing, recording and releasing new material each week. All tracks are available to stream and download in the Self Group Bandcamp Mart. Check the Blahg for more info.
Yardsss & wrtch tour the Mountain States & Midwest in November // Read more
Yardsss and wrtch are hitting the road again, this time in support of two new releases; Yardsss' '333' single and wrtch's latest full-length album 'Sympathy for the Creator'.
Yardsss prepares new single, '333', for release on November 11th // Read more
'333' the new single from Yardsss is due out on November 11th with track premieres from Eleven Magazine and New Noise Magazine.
Yardsss & wrtch announce Chicago performance in August // Read more
Yardsss and wrtch have announced a special one-off performance in Chicago on August 8th at Township.
Yardsss & wrtch announce label-package tour in May & June // Read more
Another in a continuing series of SG family label package tours, this one with Yardsss and wrtch looping the western US in May and June.
SG025 // KING WHO release latest extended-play effort, 'Body' // Read more
The latest release from KING WHO (formerly Us Lights), 'Body', is now available to stream and download in the SG Mart.
April edition of the Live Series is out featuring Healersss // Read more
SGL004 The April edition of the Self Group Live Series, released on the first Friday of every month, is now out. This month featuring Yardsss side project, Healersss.
Self Group Monthly May Lineup Announced // Read more
SGM005 | The lineup for the May 2016 edition of the monthly concert series has been announced. Select 'read more' for, err, more...
March edition of the Live Series is out featuring System and Station // Read more
SGL003 The March edition of the Self Group Live Series, released on the first Friday of every month, is now out. This month features the amazing System and Station.
Eleven Magazine premieres new Mothertapes video for "Gravity Wins" // Read more
Mothertapes have released a new video premiered by Eleven Magazine for the lead single off their debut s/t album, "Gravity Wins".
Yardsss & Scriptures release collaborative single, "Wire" // Read more
A new collaborative effort and another edition in the Yardsss singles series, "Wire", explores the unified effort of Krueger along with roster-mates Scriptures. Watch the video HERE.
Self Group Monthly March Lineup Announced // Read more
SGM003 | The lineup for the March 2016 edition of the monthly concert series has been announced. Select 'read more' for, err, more...
Yardsss 'Granfalloons' premiered by New Noise & Heavy Blog Is Heavy // Read more
The latest from experimental/orchestral noise and post rock pioneers, Yardsss, has officially been premiered by New Noise Magazine and Heavy Blog Is Heavy.
Self Group Presents two Treefort Music Festival kickoff parties in PDX // Read more
We are presenting two festival kickoff parties in Portland on March 3rd and 4th along with partners Eleven Magazine and Payette Brewing.
Yardsss new EP and second in Vonnegut series, 'Granfalloons' out now // Read more
We are pleased as punch to bring you the new and second Yardsss EP in the current Vonnegut series, 'Granfalloons', released on 2/19/2016.
Dual record release show with Yardsss, C^VES and Mothertapes // Read more
We will be celebrating the birth of two new Self Group releases unto the world this Thursday, February 19th at Bunk Bar in Portland for Yardsss and C^VES.
C^VES debut album Bleeding Rainbow out on Feb 5th // Read more
The debut album from Portland by way of Iceland by way of Missoula experimental experts drops on Feb 5th. The first two track premieres are live now!
Mothertapes hit the road through the Western US in Jan/Feb // Read more
The amazing Portland duo, Mothertapes, hit the road in January and February in support of their debut self-titled album. See the Blahg post for dates.
Krist Krueger cover "Helpless" by Neil Young // Read more
Rolling along with the current Desolation Sessions song-a-week series, Krist Krueger adds another bonus cover, this one of "Helpless" by Neil Young.
Krist Krueger's new solo Song A Week series, Desolation Sessions // Read more
Team SG head honcho and main projecteer has launched yet another new Song A Week series, Desolation Sessions.
Paste & Eleven PDX review Mothertapes' debut album // Read more
Both publications have written and printed rave reviews of the new and debut album from Mothertapes. Woah.
New Noise Magazine premieres Yardsss "Fight No More Forever" // Read more
The new video single is a continuation in the ongoing series, this one inspired by and dedicated to Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce.
PopMatters premieres first single from Mothertapes debut album // Read more
"...bandmates and longtime collaborators Pete Bosack and Tommy Franzen formed Mothertapes, a project that strives to marry progressive rock, electronic, and pop in the tradition of Tears For Fears, Battles, and Animal Collective.
Krist Krueger of Southerly heads back to Europe // Read more
Krist Krueger will head back on a solo European tour in May and June.
Southerly Song A Week Track Twelve, "City Swell" // Read more
The twelfth track in Southerly and Krist Krueger's Aestheticism: Song A Week Series is now available to stream via the Self Group Bandcamp store.
Sign up to the SG street team, support DIY and get free stuff! // Read more
We are always looking for self-motivated individuals who want to be a part of the team worldwide and help distribute free swag in real life with real hands. Sign up
Stream "Carrot Stick" by Mothertapes // Read more
You can now stream Carrot Stick, a 2014 single from the experimental duo. You can follow them via Soundcloud for new uploads here.
Self Group Live Series
Not as amazing as the live show itself but still pretty good
SG015 // "Do Make Say" by Mothertapes | Artist Page
Rx Fest is a multi-venue festival benefitting local nonprofits vital to our community over Valentine's weekend. Presented by Self Group.