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New Release:

Alvarius B.: Fuck You and the Horse You Rode In On LP


Neil Hamburger & Alvarius B Double Bill in TEXAS, January 2014

Dallas Texas January 9, 2014 @ Sons of Hermann Hall

Austin Texas January 10, 2014 @ North Door

Houston Texas January 11, 2014 @ Walters


Alvarius B performs 3 solo shows in Europe:

Fri 31st May
Essen Germany
Venue: ZecheCarl

Sat June 1
Antwerp Belgium
TRIX Planet Caravan Festival

Sunday 2nd June
Geneva Switzerland
Venue: Ecurie de L'Ilôt 13 (organised by cave12)

The Alchemy at Zahar Festival in Morocco scheduled for April 18-21 has been cancelled


New Releases:

Sun City Girls Eye Mohini (Sun City Girls Singles Volume 3) CD

The Invisible Hands S/T CD


The Invisible Hands Insect Dilemma/Disallowed 7"

The Invisible Hands S/T 2-LP


New Release:

Diminished Men Capnomancy LP on Abduction LP


RANGDA (Sir Richard Bishop/Ben Chasny/Chris Corsano)
European Tour Dates October 2012:

Oct 06, 2012 Brussels, BE @ Les Atelier Claus
Oct 07, 2012 Nijmegen, NL @ Merleyn
Oct 08, 2012 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Oct 09, 2012 Krefeld, DE @ SudBanhoff
Oct 11, 2012 Bologna, IT @ Chet Baker Club
Oct 12, 2012 Milano, IT @ TBA
Oct 13, 2012 Torino, IT @ Kripta
Oct 14, 2012 La Spezia, IT @ Teatro
Oct 15, 2012 Lyon, FR @ Grnddd Zerro
Oct 17, 2012 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Oct 18, 2012 London, UK @ Corsica Studios
Oct 19, 2012 Cardiff, UK @ SWN Festival
Oct 20, 2012 Birmingham, UK @ Supersonic Festival
***NOTE: SRB solo set @ Supersonic Festival on October 19th

SIR RICHARD BISHOP touring solo opening for THE SWANS
European Dates November/December 2012:

11/15/2012 London, UK @ Koko
11/16/2012 Glasgow, UK @ The Arches
11/17/2012 Manchester, UK @ Sound Control
11/19/2012 Paris,France @ Le Trabendo
11/20/2012 Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje
11/21/2012 Haarlem, NL @ Patronaat
11/22/2012 Hamburg, Germany @ Kampnagel
11/23/2012 Copenhagen, DK @ Det Kgl. Danske Konservatories Koncertsal
11/24/2012 Oslo, Norway @ Parkteatret
11/27/2012 Prague, Czech Republic @ Lucenra Music Bar
11/28/2012 Vienna, Austria @ Arena (Big Hall)
11/30/2012 Bologna, Italy @ Locomotiv
12/02/2012 Kortrijk, Belgium @ De Kreun- Sunns curator festival
12/03/2012 Bern, CH @ Reitschule Gross Halle
12/04/2012 Lausanne, CH @ Les Docks


Alvarius B reissue

Alvarius B. s/t reissued on CD for the first time with six bonus tracks and simultaneously repressed on vinyl.

Sun City Girls on iTunes

The complete Abduction catalog of Sun City Girls titles is now available on iTunes. Many of these titles are long out of print in physical form and only available here. All digital releases including digital booklets with exclusive images.

Sun City Girls feature on Pitchfork

By mixing primal jamming, worldly influences, and a bountiful release strategy, Sun City Girls spent 25 years defying conventions of structure and taste.
By Marc Masters, September 11, 2012

"More than any other underground American rock band in the previous three decades, they used the entire world for artistic inspiration and sonic miscegenation. It's no wonder the music sprawled, veering into fractured rock, twisted ragas, creepy ballads, surf-riding jams, tightly-wound Asian-inflected pop, and blabbering poetry."


Alvarius B USA Tour September 2012

09.01.12 - Boston, MA - Tavern at the End of the World (w/Omnivore & Preggy Peggy)
09.02.12 - Florence, MA – Ted Lee’s VFW Hall (w/Omnivore & Byron Coley)
09.03.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s (w/Marcia Bassett & Samara Lubelski & Marky Feehan)
09.04.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool (w/Marcia Bassett & Samara Lubelski)
09.06.12 - Raleigh, NC - The Hive @ Busy Bee (Hopscotch Festival)
09.07.12 - Raleigh NC - Three Lobed Recordings/WXDU Day Show at Kings Barcade (at the Hopscotch Festival) Alan Bishop-Chris Corsano-Bill Orcutt TRIO (Set starts at Noon)
09.08.12 – Cleveland, OH - Oberlin College - The Dionysus Disco


SEPTEMBER 27-30 Alchemy at Zahar Festival in Morocco

Alvarius B, Sir Richard Bishop, and Brothers Unconnected to play Alchemy at Zahar Festival in Morocco. with Secret Chiefs 3, Stephen O'Malley, Eyvind Kang & Jessika Kenney, Master Musicians of Bukkake, Tinariwen, Bombino, and many more!

All information here:



Alvarius B in Europe June/July 2012

28/06/12 Antwerp, NL   Gunther
29/06/12 Krefeld, DE   Kulturrampe
30/06/12 Amsterdam, NL   OCCII
02/07/12 Geneva, CH   Kab De L’Usine
04/07/12 Paris, FR   Espace En Cours

For More Info:
Alvarius B at

SUN JULY 8 PARIS   Les Siestes Electroniques Festival
Alan Bishop/Hicham Chadly Sublime Frequencies DJs


Alvarius B will perform at the TUSK Festival in Newcastle in October
info here

Sir Richard Bishop tours with The SWANS in September
details here


New Releases:

Sun City Girls Gum Arabic CD on Annihaya released November 4th, 2010

Alvarius B. Baroque Primitiva LP released by Poon Village on February 15th, 2011; CD released by Abduction on April 12th, 2011

Brothers Unconnected European Tour:

check tour page for dates


New Release:

Sun City Girls Funeral Mariachi LP on Abduction

The final Sun City Girls studio album


New Release:

PT37 - Alvarius B - Blood Operatives of the Barium Sunset
pro dubbed edition of 150

When Blood Operatives came out in 2005 on the Sun City Girls own Abduction label, it was the first Alvarius B. full-length release in 7 years. It is a collection of songs seemingly based on actual, but unnamed, shady characters of the global underworld past and present. Regardless of intent, this is cryptic folk music of the highest order, with several tracks employing folk/rock/psych orchestrations featuring the talents of Eyvind Kang, Tim Young, Richard Bishop, Andrew McGinnis and Randall Dunn. Twisted Americana folklore breeds with baroque Italian cinematic pop, dark ballads, and vagrant story lines. Eleven unique and varied tracks and the most "produced" Alvarius B. record to date.

Originally released as a limited edition one-time pressing of 1000 vinyl LPs on Abduction this criminally out of print rarity is now presented on Plustapes for your cassette loving enjoyment.


New Release:

Diminished Men Shadow Instrumentals LP on Abduction


New Release:

Sun City Girls Napoleon and Josephine (Sun City Girls Singles Volume 2) CD on Abduction


Solo tracks by Charles Gocher, Sir Richard Bishop and Uncle Jim are included on the limited LP "...and Shiva Came for Charlie" released by Ri Be Xibalba. This is a mail order only release available only from the Ri Be Xibalba web site. This compilation LP is dedicated to the late Charles Gocher and also features tracks by Sun City Girls friends and collaborators including Climax Golden Twins and Sea Donkeys. Several photos from Charlie's memorial are included in the booklet with this LP. All tracks are exclusive to this compilation.


Alan Bishop & Richard Bishop Present:
A Tribute to Charles Gocher & Sun City Girls

Most dates will feature an opening 40 minute film of Charles Gocher's video experiments followed by two sets of music. AB and RB will be performing Sun City Girls songs as an acoustic guitar duet. This tour will most likely be the only time this show will be presented as such and is a tribute both to Charles Gocher and selected music from the 27 year legacy of Sun City Girls.

5.18.08 - Seattle, WA - Triple Door
5.19.08 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
5.21.08 - San Francsico, CA - Slim's
5.23.08 - Phoenix, AZ - Modified
5.25.08 - Los Angeles , CA - Echoplex
5.27.08 - Sacramento, CA - Horse Cow Art Gallery
6.08.08 - Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
6.10.08 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
6.11.08 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
6.12.08 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
6.13.08 - Iowa City, IA - The Picador
6.14.08 - Chicago, IL - Lakeshore Theater
6.15.08 - Louisville, KY - Pour Haus
6.17.08 - Toronto, ON - Whippersnapper Gallery
6.18.08 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rosa
6.19.08 - Cambridge, MA - The Brattle Theater
6.20.08 - Portland, ME - SPACE
6.21.08 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
6.22.08 - New York , NY - Knitting Factory
6.24.08 - Pittsburgh, PA - Andy Warhol Gallery
6.25.08 - Washington, D.C. - Black Cat
6.26.08 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle
6.27.08 - Atlanta, GA - The E.A.R.L.
6.28.08 - Chattanooga, TN - Barking Legs Theater
6.29.08 - Memphis, TN - Odessa
6.30.08 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jack's
7.02.08 - Austin, TX - Emo's
7.03.08 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
7.05.08 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
7.06.08 - San Diego, CA - Bar Pink Elephant
7.10.08 - Oakland, CA - Maxwell's Lounge


New CD available in late February:

Sun City Girls
You're Never Alone with a Cigarette: Sun City Girls Singles Volume 1
(ABDT040 CD)

Tour Starts May 2008:

Alan Bishop & Richard Bishop Present:
A Tribute to Charles Gocher & Sun City Girls

Most dates will feature an opening 40 minute film of Charles Gocher's video experiments followed by two sets of music. AB and RB will be performing Sun City Girls songs as an acoustic guitar duet. This tour will most likely be the only time this show will be presented as such and is a tribute both to Charles Gocher and selected music from the 27 year legacy of Sun City Girls. West Coast dates begin in May. All other US and Canada dates begin in June. A full list of shows will be presented here as they are confirmed.


New Releases:

Sun City Girls Beginnings Dark LP on Enterruption
Sun Supreme S/T LP on Meds
Sun City Girls Juggernaut CD Reissue on Abduction (Release Date: October 9th)
Sun City Girls Piasa...Devourer of Men CD Reissue on Abduction (Release Date: October 9th)
Sun City Girls Jack's Creek CD Reissue on Abduction (Release Date: November 6th)
Sun City Girls Dulce CD Reissue on Abduction (Release Date: November 6th)

The SCG Mood Bizarre online store is closed until October 1, 2007. No orders will be processed or e-mails returned until we re-open on October 1, 2007. When we return we will be selling limited copies of the 2 LPs listed above along with the October CD reissues. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Our sincerest thanks for the many letters, messages, posts, and tributes all of you have sent to us this past week in support after the passing of Charlie. There were simply too many of them for us to even begin to respond to personally.

We have decided to hold a private memorial in Seattle for close friends only to celebrate his legacy. At a later date, when we can collect our thoughts to properly honor him, we will pay tribute to Charles at a public venue by screening films and displaying some of his drawings and photographs, and possibly perform some of his songs.

As many of you have suspected, Sun City Girls will no longer exist as a performing entity. Nor will any new recording projects be created utilizing the name Sun City Girls. There are many unreleased recordings and videos that will surface when time permits to release them.

-- Alan and Richard Bishop


With deep regret, we must announce that Charles Gocher passed away yesterday in Seattle due to a long battle with cancer at the age of 54. He is survived by the two of us who adopted him as a brother 25 years ago and his many friends around the world. He will be missed more than most could ever know. Our thanks to everyone for their support and encouragement during the past three, very difficult years. Many of you were not aware that Charles was ill and that’s because he wanted it that way. Details of a memorial in his honor will be announced soon.

---Alan and Richard Bishop

11/23/06: New Abduction Title Available!

Mic Mulligan & S. Future Original Space Neighbors CD

10/02/2006: New Sun City Girls LP released

The Sun City Girls “Piano Bar” LP has just been released and is available here.

09/30/2006: Sun City Girls Live in the UK

Sun City Girls have been added to the lineup of Thurston Moore’s Nightmare Before Christmas-- an All Tomorrows Parties Festival in the UK December 8-10, 2006. The Festival venue is located at Butlin’s Holiday Centre, Minehead, Somerset UK. The Festival is already sold out. Click link above for more info.

6/28/2006: New Sun City Girls Releases Available Now

There are two new Sun City Girls releases. Visit the Mood Bazaar to grab 'em; click the links below for more information about the releases.

A NEW Sun City Girls Release is coming later this year on the RI BE XIBALBA Label. You can get the information here: RI BE XIBALBA

6/6/2006: New Abduction Releases Available Now

Two new releases from Abduction:

2/12/2006: New Sun City Girls Releases

2/12/2006: Three New Abduction Releases Available Now

Click the links for more information, and of course pay a visit to the Mood Bazaar to purchase.

ABDT034 Porest - Tourrorists! CD
ABDT035 Sun City Girls - Static from the Outside Set CD (Carnival Folklore Resurrection Vol. 14)
ABDT036 Uncle Jim - Superstars of Greenwich Meantime CD

2/12/2006: The New Official Sir Richard Bishop Web Site

Sir Richard Bishop has launched his very own official web site, complete with news, tour info, discography, links, and much more. (Note: at the end of February, that link will become

12/10/2005: New Sun City Girls Fan Site at

The MySpace Sun City Girls web page that was launched in August of 2005 has been approved by SCG but was NOT created nor is it maintained by SCG. The site does not answer SCG emails. The only way to contact SCG by email is through this site (via the Dear Uncle Tampa page).

9/14/2005: New Abduction Titles (updated 12/10)

The following NEW titles are available (or not) now. Check the Mood Bazaar for details!

ABDT032 Alvarius B - Blood Operatives of the Barium Sunset LP
ABDT031 Neung Phak - "Fucking USA" 7" single
ABDT033 Sea Donkeys - Volume 1 LP (sold out!)

Sun City Girls VHS Videos

If you ever wondered what a Sun City Girls TV show would be like, these 6 videos will serve that purpose. All ranging from 45 minutes to an hour and spanning 20 years of collective footage, these "shows" are jam-packed with live excerpts, skits, rants, collage film pieces with unreleased SCG music, cut-up Girls music videos, Gocher Prophecy, Uncle Jim Freak-outs, RB Guitar Solos, Jazz Classics puppet cameos, odd characters, special guest appearances and too many other ideas to mention here. These are ALL Completely FUCKED-UP! You will NOT be disappointed as each one is highly entertaining.

These 6 videos will ONLY be available through this web site and then they will magically disappear! Think of them as the video accomplice to the Cloaven cassette audio tapes of the 1980s. And...of course, there are MORE to come! Buy them while they last!