Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Lower World is out now!

The fourth Millipede full-length album, The Lower World, is out now! It is available now as a download in whatever file format you prefer through bandcamp with a tape version to follow at the end of July also available for pre-order. With the pre-order of the tape you get the download of the album right now. This is the second album in a planned trilogy focusing on the dark fantasy world explored on 2011's Realms. It was constructed at home in my studio from January 2011 to December 2012. Worth noting is that it is the first Millipede album to veer away from the all mono recordings used on the previous three albums and preceeding splits, tapes, etc. It was constructed using only hand cut tape loops of layered guitar recordings. There are no keyboards, no pianos, nothing else. Any sound you hear on this album was made with a guitar. It is also the first album where there are compositions featuring different guitars than my usual 90s model Fender Jazzmaster. It's cover art is a sort of obvious nod to the art featured on some of the early Slowdive 12"singles, that band having been a constant source of inspiration to this project since day one. Both "Bastard Sword" and "Sorceress" are final (and more brief) versions of songs that were worked on live in much longer forms with the help of cohorts/collaborators Jerry Reed, Cain Blanchard, and Ben Roeske and couldn't have been completed without their input. Finally, it may be of interest that "Sorceress" is my farewell to the late Trish Keenan of the band Broadcast. I didn't know her in this life but her music, presence in this world, and eventual death has affected my own family greatly over the last decade.

Hope you enjoy the record. Now I'm going to get back to work on the third record for this trilogy. Hopefully it won't take another two years.

Get The Lower World here .

Friday, June 8, 2012


I'm about 75% finished recording the next Millipede album. It still does not have a title but right now there are eight finished songs clocking in at about 32 minutes and another three that won't be used for the album but will see release in some format (tape, split, download only). Earlier this year I was asked to do another split tape for Chattanooga label Failed Recordings and it was going to be with me on one side and German Shepherd on the flip. Sadly, it looks like GS might be calling it a day (too soon to tell but let's all cross our fingers and hope this is not the case) so the split has been canceled for the time being.

Next post should be a tracklist for the album. See you then.

Monday, January 23, 2012


This year should see the release of the 4th Millipede full-length if all goes according to plan. What I can tell you so far is that it's coming out on Install and will be a vinyl only release most likely with a digital download. Should be fairly different sounding from Realms while still recognizable as Millipede material. So far about 1/3 of the album is finished with work scheduled to resume this week after a lengthy break from recording. It has no title as yet, not even a working one.

In other news the second installment of the Brian Grainger & Millipede Play Ancient Hylian Folk Songs was released in December. It was intended to mark the 25th anniversary of the Legend of Zelda videogame series which has provided inspiration in the past for the first handful of releases under the Millipede moniker (Hyrule, Death Mountain, Hylian Folk Songs Vol. 1). It was available through Milieu Music as a limited edition cassette. Most of these are gone but some may still be available through Brian Grainger's bandcamp page here.

And finally, there are still copies of the split tape with Neon Viking Funeral available through Failed Recordings for very cheap ($3!!!). I have also contributed a song called "Rotten Crown" to a noise comp they're releasing with a bunch of other Tennessee noise artists which will be coming out pretty soon.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


The third Millipede full-length, Realms, is out now on Dead Pilot Records. Click the link to go get it on CD. Green vinyl version to follow later in the year. Get it here. 10 tracks approximately 40 minutes of harsh noise shoegaze mastered by Norwegian noise legend Lasse Marhaug with artwork by myself with Anna Davenport and Will Evans. Limited edition 200 copies.

The also long time coming split tape between myself and now defunct Chattanooga, TN harsh noise terrorists Neon Viking Funeral is out now on Failed Recordings. Click the link and give $3 and it's all yours. Limited to 49 quickly going copies.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer 2011.

Coming this summer on Dead Pilot LP & CD.
All photography by Joseph Davenport and Anna Marie Wamack Davenport with layout and design by Will Evans.

1. Heathen Horde
2. Magma
3. King Haggard
4. Destroyers and Usurpers
5. Houndstooth
6. Temporal Void
7. What Was True
8. Down to the Depths
9. Skyy Blue
10. Gateway to Another World.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Update - November 2010

Realms is still in the works. Coming out on Dead Pilot in the near future. In the meantime I'll be posting a free album on bandcamp of material from the sessions for Death Mountain, Full Bloom, and Realms soon so be on the lookout for that. I also have a Facebook page and there is now a link in the sidebar if you want to check that out.

Also, the Myspace site is pretty much dead. It's still there for those that would like to check it out but I won't be updating it from here on out.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Millipede Bandcamp

There is now a Millipede Bandcamp page. I'm going to start using this exclusively instead of Myspace I think. It has its own problems but at least the design aesthetic is far better and there are no ads on the page. I've put up the out of print Hyrule cassette with all new artwork for free download. Even more great stuff is coming. Full Bloom is still available from Install and Realms is coming through Dead Pilot. Already working on the next album but progress is slow and will probably halt soon after the birth of my daughter...at least for a little while. That's all for now.