HASTINGS 3000 NOUVEAUX ALBUM, "ESPÈCES ENVAHISSANTES" DÉBUTE COMME N ° 1 SUR LES CARTES DE BILLBOAR
HASTINGS 3000 AKTUELLES ALBUM, "INVASIVE ARTEN" DEBUTS ALS # 1 AUF BILLBOARD CHARTS !!!
DECEMBER 12TH, 2017-
Hastings 3000 "Invasive Species: The Second Wave" Music Video featured in CITYPAGES "Top 5 Music Videos"
Shredders launch into industrial madness in this week’s Top 5 MN music videos
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by Jerard Fagerberg in Music
Work is social currency.
The reason success has such a high societal value in the United States is because we understand the suffering that goes into it. That’s why we’re programmed to respect the hustle. It’s part of what makes music so valuable, too.
The problem is so much of work is hidden. Take our four-minute visuals we feature in Local Frames every week. There are producers, grips, managers, and art directors who put hours into their conception and creation. Many of them weren’t even paid for their time. The little bit of gratification they receive for their work is your attention. Give those invisible homies a thought as you go through this week’s rundown.
The industrial insanity that is stripped-down Doomtree side project Shreddersfeatures some of Lazerbeak and Paper Tiger’s most adventurous production, verging on EDM with its dizzying pace and unpredictable movements. “Entertainment” is a braggadocious standout from the group’s Dangerous Jumps, and James Gundersen translated it into a minimalist bout of madness in the group’s latest video.
In the video, Sims and P.O.S burn through punchlines like cigarettes, showcasing their incredible charisma and skills on the mic. It’s a perfect example of what’s been gained by giving these four Doomtree goons a space to play with more stereotypical rap themes.
Hastings 3000—“Invasive Species: The Second Wave
It took two years for Hastings 3000 to finish the video for “Invasive Species: The Second Wave.” The deeply offbeat one-man-band conjured all the animosity for mankind he could muster and filmed a series of vignettes across Las Vegas, the Badlands, the Wisconsin Dells, and the Twin Cities to express it in video format. Patrick Pierson directs the Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas-style video, which syncs Hastings 3000’s cynical scratch vocals to a story about an Elvis impersonator who comes to represent the excess and abusiveness of humanity.
Minneapolis rapper Manic Semantics is dropping his new album Spectrum on January 18. Our first glimpse at the deeply personal record is the BAESIKLI-produced “Tript”—a coursing therapy session wherein Manic explores his own guilt in a failed relationship. It’s a brooding confessional that should remind listeners of early Atmosphere cuts. Matt Grosso from Cloverleaf Audio directs the video, which shows multiple versions of Manic Semantics running into each other, ruining each other’s chances at happiness.
Dichotomy—“Requiem for a Guitar”
Minneapolis dark-indie band Dichotomy likes to play with the “age-old cliché that guitar music is dead” by playing discordant, aggressive songs. Their goal is to destroy what you think a guitar can sound like, and their mission statement in “Requiem for a Guitar.” Alex Kauffman and JOE from Dichotomy directed the video for the song, which quite literally shows the pair burning a guitar in effigy.
Christopher Michael Jensen—“Lives We Lead”
The curse of the writer is perception. Minneapolis indie rapper Christopher Michael Jensen notices everything around him, and his interactions with his friends and peers spark his empathetic creativity. “Lives We Lead” is the latest single from CMJ’s upcoming A New Age. The self-directed video travels alongside CMJ as he reflects on the miseries his friends have shared with him, pondering a way to help make it better. Ackronem does the beat.
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SHREDDERS, “Entertainment” - P.O.S, Sims, Paper Tiger, and Lazerbeak recruited James Gundersen to work on their new video, which keeps beinga good idea. “Entertainment” is off Dangerous Jumps.
Ingeborg von Agassiz, “Oh, The Hillside”
A charming tune for winter or any other season. Duluth, Minn. artist Ingeborg von Agassiz will include this on her upcoming debut album, O Giver of Dreams.
Hastings 3000, “Invasive Species: The Second Wave [Director’s Cut]” One-man band Hastings 3000 imagines some scary situations, directed by Patrick Pierson.
Zack Baltich, “Cavernous III”
Percussionist/music writer Zach Baltich has traveled from cave to Minnesota cave, recording songs for an EP called Cavernous, which drops today. Here’s the third recording, a video set in an abandoned train tunnel beneath the Superior Hiking Trail near Duluth. Tonight, Baltich shares some music at Fallout Arts Cooperative at 7 p.m.
"Secrets of the City" precursor for Album/Video release at Bryant Lake Bowl on December 1st!
On the long, long list of cool local solo projects out there, the psychedelic surf punk gas mask-clad Hastings 3000 persona of Joe Hastings sits very near the top. On his previous releases, The Sex Rays guitarist and vocalist has mixes up the perfect blend of theatricality and fast-paced riffs—plus dashes of sexiness and general weirdness—and from what we’ve seen for this weekend’s party for the brand new Invasive Species album and video, expect all the above (especially the amazing rock riffage) plus a new healthy dose of intrigue. Friday, 9:30 PM. —Paul Cajun
A quick behind the scenes video for the upcoming Album+Video Release on Friday, December 1st. 2017 at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater Minneapolis-
NOVEMBER 9TH, 2017-
The RELEASE PARTY for the album, "INVASIVE SPECIES" and WORLD PREMIERE of "Invasive Species: The Second Wave" Music video directed by Patrick Pierson is scheduled for December 1st, 2017 at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater 9:30pm Doors 10:00pm Show All Ages $8 pre-sale/$10 at the door!!!
Hosted by Ian Rans with special guests!!!
SEPTEMBER 20th, 2017-
The second official Hastings 3000 music video, "Invasive Species: The Second Wave" has completed filming. Two years in the making, fifteen locations, seven cities including Las Vegas, Wall, South Dakota, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, Boulder City, Nevada, and Badlands, South Dakota.
There is nothing I love more than a dedicated local music scene. The musicians and fans of Rockaway Beach are responsible for one of the most refreshing and potent local scenes that I have had the pleasure of witnessing in far too long. From July 14-16, Max Power Productions brought together a community of artists and admirers for the extraordinary, beach-set weekend that was the first-ever Rock! Away! Music Festival.
The musical weekend kicked off with a change of plans due to unpredictable weather. The party was moved from Riis Park Beach Bazaar to Rockaway Brewing Co. on Friday night, which clearly made no difference to all who came out to drink and dance. The tap room has all the makings of a DIY art space, in others words, the perfect vibe for what would go down that evening.
Picnic tables surrounded an open “dance floor,” a graffiti-style wall painting served as the stage’s backdrop, a huge open garage door allowed the packed-out crowd to mosey back and forth between the outside and inside, and really good beer kept us all fueled throughout a powerful four-band lineup. (Side note: Next time you find yourself at Rockaway Brewing Co., I personally recommend the curiously titled and distinctly delicious Asparagus Ale. Just try it.)
Vic Thrill was first to take the stage, and pure rock-and-roll weirdness ensued. In a pair of boxers and mismatched socks, the solitary musician gave the crowd an eccentric and spiritual performance that brought all of us to our feet. Vic Thrill is Billy Campion, co-founder and former lead singer of Long Island’s the Bogmen. I think of him as one of music’s best-kept secrets, as his projects remain largely below the surface while also deserving legendary status in their own right. The wonderfully obscure set ended with howls and praise from a crowd that was now officially ready to freak out.
Next up was the ferocious Rockaway Beach three-piece Arson Welles. It has become increasingly rare to hear an original, tenacious punk rock band these days, even in NYC. But, Arson Welles took care of that problem with a savage set that led to an all-ages, all-out mosh pit.
All eyes were on bad-ass, chicks-only rock band Black Widows as they entered the scene next. The Minneapolis natives have a little bit of everything going for them. Melodic, moody and harmonious, Black Widows fuse together elements of surf-rock, funk, punk and psychobilly. They absolutely ruled the stage with an iron fist… and a spiked heel. Be sure to check out their recently released EP March of the Human Hotdog/Escape to Tortuga Island.
Closing act Hastings 3000 made an explosive entrance wearing his signature gas mask and leaping on top of a table. The artist was not about to allow the crowd to catch their breath. He dove right into a set that you could not look away from.
It turns out that the attention-grabbing gas mask is not just some quirky prop. The ultra-conceptual artist seeks to point out “humankind’s loss of respect for air, food, water, fire, and earth.” If you ask me, Hastings succeeds at provoking thought both through his experimental, spacey sound and visual performance.
Friday night was wild, but we wasted no time making our way to Riis Park Beach Bazaar to do it all over again on Saturday afternoon. There wasn’t a rain cloud in sight. In fact, the sun was blazing all day long as Benjamin Cartel, Lorena Leigh, Blame Mercury, The Forms, Rattrap Bumpkin and the Jason Loewenstein Band played to a diverse crowd of beach goers and music fans.
Indie-folk up-and-comer Benjamin Cartel kicked things off at noon with an easygoing, beach-friendly set, followed by Lorena Leigh who kept the sunny, tranquil vibes rolling.
After noticing that more than half the crowd seemed to be drinking out of these lovely looking coconuts, we had to take a brief break to visit ByTheBeach Co. on the boardwalk. This growing business is a must-visit and a Rockaway Beach staple. The founders began their venture following an inspiring trip to Thailand, after which they decided to bring a piece of the exotic country back to New York. ByTheBeach serves out-of-this-world, delicious rum beverages in fresh coconuts shipped straight from the shores of Thailand. Plus, the staff is delightful to chat with. We can’t rave enough. Don’t miss out on this authentic treat next time you’re in the area!
Alt rockers Blame Mercury were onstage as we made our way back to the music. The upbeat quartet started the crowd moving, especially during their cover of Pixie’s “Gigantic,” a highlight of the set. Energy was rising, and vibes were beginning to transition from low-key to kinetic at this point.
The audience was whipped into shape just in time for high-energy, uber danceable duo The Forms. As the band mesmerized us all with dreamy indie-pop, a pair of artists painted below the stage.
The Forms’ drummer took things offstage and onto the boardwalk for a bit with a pair of makeshift steel “drums.”
The entire festival was filled with art of various forms. This wildly talented painter was a standout of the weekend. At first glance, it seemed that he was simply inspired by the live music to put a brush to canvas. Eventually, we had to sneak up behind him and check out what he was creating. He was in fact painting a portrait of each band as they played onstage. A live art memento of each show that weekend exists thanks to this artist… now that’s cool!
Self-described “pirate rock” trio Rattrap Bumpkin and Jason Loewenstein, a member of the genius ’90s indie-rock band Sebadoh, closed out Saturday’s show at Riis Park. The fest raged on at the A/B Studios afterparty later that night.
Sunday brought even more beautiful weather to Riis park, where Blac Rabbit started the day off on the main stage with their infectious blend of psychedelic rock originals mixed with Beatles covers that sound just as good as, if not better than, the originals. Over on the busking stage, Omaesh Persaud created a pseudo super-jam with a few local musicians who were hanging around the festival. The group put unique spins on Vampire Weekend‘s “Step” and The Grateful Dead‘s “Sugaree.”
Later in the day The Disfunction, a band that hails all the way from Rincon, Puerto Rico, took the stage. Their upbeat indie sound was complemented perfectly by the band’s high-energy performance of original tracks that were very reminiscent of early The Killers. Next up were local favorites The Skells,who put on their usual high-energy performance that always gets the crowd moving. The band combines the grit of growing up in New York City and the carefree vibe that can only be found by the beach to create an incredible unique sound that leaves you amped, buzzed, and humming sexy hooks.
Max Power put together a brilliant inaugural local fest in Rockaway Beach, and we hope to see it become an annual event. This area of New York is undergoing an artistic renaissance that demands and deserves attention. Thank you for having us, Rock! Away! Music Festival. We had a blast celebrating your spirited and unique local music scene!
Published on Jul 3, 2017 BY Back to the City Host, Simon Calder
Joe Hastings aka HASTINGS 3000 discusses the evolution of H3K between the LPs "A New Monster" and "Invasive Species," which comes out this fall. Part 1 of 2. Part 2, feat. detailed discussion of all of the songs on Invasive Species drops in early fall.
JUNE 3RD, 2017-
THE NEWEST RECORD "INVASIVE SPECIES" RELEASE DATE IS SLATED FOR OCTOBER 31st, 2017!
HASTINGS 3000 ALBUM COVER FOR "INVASIVE SPECIES" 2017
Hastings 3000 has had a busy year behind the scenes and is still hiding under the radar. Although here is a bit of information--the second full length album Hastings 3000 is nearing completion and in its final stages of production. Recorded in Marrakech, Paris, Berlin, New York, Minneapolis and Los Angeles, the album entitled, "Invasive Species", is slated to be released fall of 2016. If you are interested in getting a first listen please sign up to the mailing list as we will be sending out special communications.
Two visuals/music videos one for "Torn Apart (Streets are calling)' and "Living the Dream" have shot in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA and will be on location for the next shoot in and around Las Vegas, Nevada USA soon!!!
We are gearing up for an amazing year in 2016 and you're welcome to join us!!!
16 DÉCEMBRE 2015
Hastings 3000 a eu une année bien remplie dans les coulisses et sous le radar. Le deuxième album complet est en voie d'achèvement et dans ses dernières étapes de la production. Enregistrée à Marrakech, Paris, Berlin, New York, Minneapolis et Los Angeles, l'album intitulé «espèces envahissantes», est prévu pour être publié l'automne de 2016. Si vous êtes intéressés à obtenir une première écoute s'il vous plaît vous inscrire à la liste de diffusion comme nous allons envoyer des communications spéciales.
Deux visuels / clips vidéos une pour "Torn Apart (Rues appellent)» et «Living the Dream" ont tourné à Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Etats-Unis et sera sur place pour le prochain tournage dans et autour de Las Vegas , Nevada bientôt !!!
Nous nous préparons pour une année incroyable en 2016 et vous êtes invités à nous rejoindre !!!
16 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2015
Hastings 3000 ha tenido un año de mucho trabajo detrás de las escenas y bajo el radar. El segundo álbum de larga duración está casi terminado y en sus etapas finales de producción. Grabado en Marrakech, París, Berlín, Nueva York, Minneapolis y Los Ángeles, el álbum titulado "Especies Invasoras", está programado para ser lanzado el otoño de 2016. Si usted está interesado en obtener una primera escucha por favor regístrese a la lista de correo ya que estaremos enviando comunicaciones especiales.
Vídeos Dos imágenes / música uno de "Torn Apart (calles están llamando)" y "Viviendo el sueño" se han disparado en Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, Minneapolis, Minnesota, EE.UU. y estará en el lugar para la próxima sesión en y alrededor de Las Vegas , pronto Nevada EE.UU. !!!
Nos estamos preparando para un año increíble en el año 2016 y le invitamos a unirse a nosotros !!!
ديسمبر 16TH، 2015
تمت زيارتها هاستينغز 3000 عاما مزدحما وراء الكواليس وتحت الرادار. ثاني ألبوم كامل شارفت على الانتهاء، وفي المراحل النهائية من الإنتاج. سجلت في مراكش وباريس وبرلين ونيويورك ومينيابوليس ولوس أنجلوس، الألبوم بعنوان "الأنواع الغازية"، ومن المقرر أن يصدر في الخريف عام 2016. إذا كنت مهتما في الحصول على أول الاستماع يرجى الاشتراك في القائمة البريدية ونحن سوف ترسل من الاتصالات الخاصة.
أشرطة الفيديو اثنين مرئيات / الموسيقى واحدة ل "تقطيع الأوصال (الشوارع يدعون)" و "الحياة" الحلم أطلقوا النار في بويرتو فيجو، كوستاريكا، مينيابوليس، مينيسوتا، الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية، وسوف يكون على موقع لاطلاق النار المقبل في والقريبة من لاس فيجاس ، نيفادا الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية قريبا !!!
نحن تستعد لمدة سنة مذهلة في عام 2016، وكنت موضع ترحيب للانضمام إلينا!
This tense, theatrical clip for Hastings 3000's "Speed of Light" was expertly directed by Patrick Pierson. The track is one of the standouts on Hastings' recent record, A New Monster. As you'd expect from a Hastings 3000 video, the distinctive gas mask makes a prominent appearance, as does explosions, mysterious beams of light, and plenty of kick ass rock 'n' roll.
The debut video from Hastings 3000 entitled, "SPEED OF LIGHT"
is inthe final stages of completion. Starting production in June
of 2011, having over two years of evolution, the video is now in
the last weeks of final rendering. The release date of the video
and the party will be announced soon!
Anyone who is a fan of trilogies will be excited to view the third, and final,
installment of Ian Rans's One Men documentary series today. Bittersweet.
In each episode, auteur and alcohol connoisseur Rans (of Drinking With
Ian fame) interviews a local musician who is happy to perform by themself.
Previously, Ray Evangelista and One Man Dan had their stories told, and
this week it's the masked experimental rocker Hastings 3000 who gets
a deeper look.
Hastings 3000 is currently in Africa recording tracks for his next record,
but he has generously provided a free track from his last release as a
gift to all the viewers. Dive in!
Ian Rans debuts One Men documentary series detailing Twin Cities
Ian Rans's second One Men documentary: One Man Dan
This week's final installment of One Men focuses on the one and only
Hastings 3000. And when you watch the intro to this week's video, I want
you to know I'm not kidding. He's actually in Africa right now recording
tracks for his new album. Morocco, to be exact. If you're not familiar,
Hastings 3000 is a post-apocalyptic one man band that dares to embrace
rock music and stage flash. H3K is the brainchild of Joe Hastings, who
has been a staple in town with bands the Sex Rays and the Fuck Knights.
Hastings 3000 has received better press, though -- he's been featured
papers as diverse as the New York Times, Las Vegas Review-Journal,
Japan Stars And Stripes and he's no stranger to the City Pages as he
was awarded Best Rock Band in the 2011 Best Of the Twin Cities. His
first LP A New Monster is in stores and is a must-hear for any fan of
local rock (or the apocalypse). He even gave us the lead off track from
that album to download, if you're so inclined.
Thanks for sharing your work with us, Ian!
Tags: Hastings 3000, Ian Rans, One Men
May 25th, 2013
"A NEW MONSTER" TOUR EUROPE/AFRICA"
On June 3rd, 2013, Hastings 3000 will tour Spain, Morocco, France,
Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands.
The tour dates span from June 3rd-July 1st, 2013.
June 5th MADRID, SPAIN Wurlizter Ballroom
June 6th MADRID, SPAIN Puerta Del Sol
June 8th MARRAKECH, MOROCCO Djemaa el Fna
June 13th LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON, FRANCE Up and Down Bar
June 15th MONTPELLIER, FRANCE L'Mojomatic
June 19th BRUSSELS, BELGIUM Perfect Room
June 28th BERLIN, GERMANY Kreuzberg (PLATZ OUT OF CORE-TEX)
July 1st AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS