Upcoming albums for 2014: COLONIC YOUTH (James Ilgenfritz doublebass + Philip White electronics + Dan Blake sax + Kevin Shea drums), FORM and MESS (George Draguns electric bass + Nick Millevoi guitar + Kevin Shea drums), GREAT LAKES (Ben Crum voice/guitars/songs + Kevin Shea drums + etc), HAITIAN RAIL (Ed Ricart bass + Nick Millevoi guitar + Dan Blacksberg trombone + Kevin shea drums), HARD VIBE TRIO (Talibam! + Jon Irabagon), MICAH GAUGH (Micah Gaugh sax/voice/keys + Dan Bodwell contrabass + Kevin Shea drums), MOSTLY OTHER PEOPLE DO THE KILLING (Moppa Elliott contrabass + Jon Irabagon sax + Peter Evans trumpet + Ron Stabinsky piano + Kevin Shea drums), NEBADON (Dominika Michalowska voice/synth/percussion + David Earl Buddin composition/filters + Kevin Shea percussion), PEOPLE (Mary Halvorson + Kyle Forester + Kevin Shea), SANAFARIAN EQUIPAGE (Talibam! with Jeremy Wilms), SEXY THOUGHTS, TALIBAM! & TIM DAHL, etc.
TALIBAM! & WEASEL WALTER – Polyp (CD/Digital Mnoad 2014). Weasel Walter guitar/clarinet/percussion/voice, Matt Mottel voice/synth/electronics, Kevin Shea drums/voice/electronics.
SWEET BANDITRY – Farvefisen Blomstrer (CD/Digital 2014). Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen saxophone/flute/vocals/electronics + Brandon Seabrook guitar + Tom Blancarte upright bass + Kevin Shea drums. Purchase at Squidco.
TALIBAM! – Launch Pad #2 (Frank Ocean) (online-streaming 2012). The “Launch Pad” series was created by Talibam! (Matt Mottel & Kevin Shea) to explore new sound relationships in the digital world. Using recent album releases by contemporary artists as the launching pad, Talibam! feels inspired to paint and mold the music into a new species, blurring the lines between inconspicuous and conspicuous consumption/appropriation.
TALIBAM! – Launch Pad #3 (MBV) (online-streaming 2013). The “Launch Pad” series was created by Talibam! (Matt Mottel & Kevin Shea) to explore new sound relationships in the digital world. Using recent album releases by contemporary artists as the launching pad, Talibam! feels inspired to paint and mold the music into a new species, blurring the lines between inconspicuous and conspicuous consumption/appropriation.
MOSTLY OTHER PEOPLE DO THE KILLING – Live At Newport Jazz Festival (free download, npr.org 2011). Peter Evans (trumpet) Jon Irabagon (sax) Moppa Elliott (upright bass, compositions) Kevin Shea (drums).
V/A – Brigadisco 3 – Ulula (CD Brigadisco Records 2011). This is a compilation of bands recorded at Brigadisco in Itri Italy, including the Talibam! track Bangin!.
TALIBAM! + Ne Travaillez Jamais
split 7″ limited to 300 copies (Musica per ORgani Caldi Records 2010). The Talibam! song Sexchopper features Matt Mottel (synthesizer/voice) and Kevin Shea (drums/voice). Recorded live in Naples, Italy.
TALIBAM! & Daniel Carter – The New Nixon Tapes (LP Roaratorio 2009). This limited pressing weaves in and out of textures, landing on extraterrestrial boogie launch pads and ominous collages of soothsayerism. Recorded in 2005. Artwork by Haley Hughes. Featuring Matt Mottel (synthesizer), Kevin Shea (drums) and Daniel Carter (horns) with guest Ed Bear (feedbacksophone).
TALIBAM! / Sloppy Seconds / Monosodic / F.M.G – 2XC20 4-way split cassette (Moist Lips 2009). This limited release comes housed in a double cassette case with artwork by Sandra Dieckmann, plus a coupon for MP3 downloads. The Talibam! song features Matt Mottel (synthesizer) and Kevin Shea (drums) and was recorded live in Tilburg Netherlands.
TALIBAM! & But God Created Woman – split 7″ (Holidays June 2008). The Talibam! song, In The Name Of Love, features Matt Mottel (synthesizer) and Kevin Shea (drums) w/guests Anders Nilsson (guitar) Jeremy Wilms (guitar) Ed Bear (feedbacksophone) Mike Pride (vocals).
V/A – DrumsLoveYou CD (Makrame2008). This is a compilation of various drummers, including Thymme Jones, Ches Smith, Blake Fleming, Michael Wertmeuller, Andrew Barker, Weasel Walter, Tripping Landlocked Infidels (Kevin Shea & Fritz Welch), etc.
TALIBAM! / Le Harmacy – Split Cassette Tape C30 (Limited to 50 copies, MT5 TAPES! MT500001, 2007). Our half of the tape was made-up of outtakes from the Ordination sessions. Matt Mottel (synthesizer) and Kevin Shea (drums) with guest Ed Bear (feedbacksophone). SOLD OUT
Ira Cohen – The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda DVD (Arthur Magazine 2006). Kevin Shea played drums in Will Swafford’s Expanded Instrument System for the soundtrack to the DVD extra entitled Brain Damage.
MICAH – Everything CD (Accidental 2006). Micah’s debut album on Matthew Herbert’s label, produced by Brazilian legend Arto Lindsay and harnessing the creative juices of Micah Gaugh, a Panamanian-born, Texas bred musical genius. (Kevin contributed some material to the song Lucky). iTunes
V/A – Getting Rid Of The Glue LP (Pendu Sound, PSR-0016, 2006). This comp features bands from brooklyn including w/DIRTY CHURCHES | SPIN-17 | K.P. | BIG A little a | FESSENDEN | EAGER MEEK | MIALESSOT W/ DANIEL CARTER & OLD GHOST | MARIA CHAVEZ | TALIBAM! | EXCEPTER. The Talibam! song was performed by Matt Mottel (synthesizer) and Kevin Shea (drums) with guest Ed Bear (feedbacksophone). SOLD OUT
V/A – http://ravishmomin.com/ – Just Drums II Project CD (Fever Pitch 2005). This is a compilation of various drummers, including Jacopo Andreini, Jeff Arnal/Ben Hall, M. S. Bacon/E. W. Hagstrom, Christine Bard, JT Bates, Michael Bettine, Chris Corsano, Andrew Drury, Michael Evans, Fast Forward, Mark Guiliana, John Hollenbeck, Jeph Jerman, David Lebleu, Payton MacDonald, Billy Martin, Sean Meehan, Ravish Momin & Kevin Shea Duet, Stephen Moses, Rich O’Donnell, Mark Powers, Mike Pride, Jim Pugliese, Gilles-Vincent Rieder, Gino Robair, Mirko Sabatini, Jen Schwartz, Ches Smith, Trey Spruance, Karen Stackpole, Moe! Staiano, Jason Verhagen, Fritz Welch, William Winant, and Kim Zick.
Asmus Tietchens – http://www.croutonmusic.com/wp/2007/10/13/crou019-asmus-tietchens-ft-cd/
crou019: FT+ CD (Crouton Music 2003). Tietchens’ processed manipulations of solo tracks by C. Rosenau, Hal Rammel, John Kannenberg, Jon Mueller, Bhob Rainey, Achim Wollscheid, Kevin Shea, Adam Sonderberg, and Dan Warburton.
Swirlies – http://rcarchives.com/swirlies/ – Cats Of The Wild: Volume 2 (Bubble Core 2003). Damon Tuntunjian, Adam Pierce, Andy Bernick, Seana Carmody, Deborah Warfield, Rob Laakso, etc. Kevin Shea’s Sexy Thoughts (which was so eloquently named by Damon Tuntunjian) drumming is remixed somewhere on this record for a whopping 30 seconds. iTunes. The sample was taken either from the Swirlies-own Richmond County Archives label release of the compilation 30 Minutes On the World Map rca002 (which featured a song by Sexy Thoughts), or from Richmond County Archives’s album entitled Sexy Thoughts rca011 (which features a full album by Sexy Thoughts).
V/A – Membranaphonics CD (Monitor Records 2001). This is a compilation of various drummers, including Christina Files, Kyle Crabtree, Damon Che, Simone Pace, Brendon Canty and Jerry Busher, Jeremiah Green, Jon Theodore, Chris Freeland, Pat Samson and Tom Paynter, and Kevin Shea. iTunes
Michael Pestel/JeroenvanWesten – Ornithologyshadows (CD 1996). Here is a video of me and a New Guinea coral-billed ground cuckoo named Monster in the Wetlands Exhibit of the National Aviary in Pittsburgh during a 1996 recording session for this album.