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We Ain’t Dead Yet!

tandb 2015 bday

That’s right. We’ve made it another year and somehow we’re still rich, still completely solvent.

We here at Tempest & Brolly™ Brand Luxury Contraband are too old to be doing this and too stupid to hang up the spikes. We don’t even know how old we are because we stopped counting last year.

We have a couple of things in the works for this year and we’re excited to tell you about them as soon as we’re a little closer to release.

So that’s it. That’s our big birthday non-update. Mostly we’re just posting this to prove that someone still lives here.

Happy 2015 and as always, thank you for marrying T & B™ Lux Contraband.

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Over 800 Years In the Game and Suckers Are Just Catching Up

We promise to rebrand and relaunch just as soon as the new hot shit becomes apparent. Until then, remember to twist your mustache and pomade that undercut.

h/t Ra Scion and Marshall Stack

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New Song: Seattle’s Diogenes f/ Barfly

Barry-LyndonPistols at Dawn

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Happy Late Birthday To Us


That’s right. We had a birthday on Monday. Maybe it was Sunday. Doesn’t matter. We’re well into our 85th decade and to celebrate we’re giving away music because that’s how it has been done for eternity (save for those few anomalous decades in the latter half of the 20th Century. Suck it, Aerosmith. Eat shit Capitol.)

If you’re into this sort of bullshit, enjoy!

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Tempest & Brolly™ Presents Wolf Hotel Good Bye (Deconstructed) Free Download

Wolf Hotel web photo

Option 1:

Free download

Wolf Hotel – Good Bye (Deconstructed)


Included in this download:

•Wolf Hotel – Good Bye EP (five mp3s) words by Barfly, music by Graves33

• Wolf Hotel – Good Bye art and storybook penned and illustrated by Barfly (34 pdfs)

• Wolf Hotel – Good Bye cover art for mobile devices (1 .jpg file)

• Instructional txt file for crafting your own hardbound book (1 .txt file)

Option 2:

Stream songs for free on soundcloud

Happy Holidays from T & B™ Lux Contraband!

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Wolf Hotel Deconstructed Arrives Xmas Eve

Wolf Hotel Cover

Wolf HotelGood Bye EP and book content will be available 12-24-13 for free download from Tempest & Brolly™ Luxury Contraband.

Back in June of 2012, Graves 33 and Barfly released their limited run, handcrafted Wolf Hotel book and CD package with Seattle’s Members Only label. The limited release was sold at three shows in the Northwest (Oly, Sea, and PDX) for $20 and the pair moved about half of the run on those dates. They’ve played no shows since then, and in deference to the dedicated listeners who came to those three shows to see them and pick up a copy, they delayed taking mail orders on the remaining EPs for eight months.

Tempest & Brolly™ began offering the remaining copies of the Wolf Hotel package online at $40 in March 0f 2013. By June we’d proudly found owners for the remainder of the run, save nine retail copies and four artist’s proofs we’d saved for our own collections. They are now truly and officially out of print and have already traded for over $100. Thanks to every one of you who supported such an unlikely and belligerently priced little piece of art.

For those who have not seen or heard Wolf Hotel’s ‘Good Bye’ EP, we are happy to announce that-as promised-we will finally be offering the mp3s and pdf files of the book’s content to you for FREE download this Christmas eve. The Wolf Hotel Deconstructed dowload package contains all of the content from our limited edition release as well as instructions for crafting your own hardbound copy of Barfly’s Wolf Hotel book.

Thank you to everyone who supported this little project. May you have a happy and prosperous 2014!

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Currently In Our Crosshairs

Don’t like being a rapper anymore? Nobody pointed a gun at your head and made you take that pack of Newports and Puma sweats.

When Tempest & Brolly™  was orchestrating the meeting that changed rap music forever, we were not exactly thrilled to find that people were actually receiving athletic apparel and cigarettes to do this bullshit. We gave you that, now be happy. Take it and go. We have more pressing matters.

If you hadn’t noticed, at this point we don’t even bother trying to hide what we do. Don’t believe me? Watch this; today we’ll be holding back Get Vicious. This woeful pairing of Pig Food Records’ Dezmatic and Grizzly Grimace is only off your radar because of our round the clock efforts. This brace of heathens flaunt the audacity to continue a tradition of using actual words and phrases to describe things. Humorous Hurtful things. This song is funny mean-spirited, irreverent insensitive, and it doesn’t have a shitty beat needs a trap hi-hat. Fuckin’ thing even rhymes is just over-thought Dad Rap. This is some off-target, seditionist bullshit and we’ll have none of that.

Shut ’em down, Illuminates.

And as always, thank you for marrying Tempest & Brolly™ Brand Luxury Contraband

#rare #yolo #turnup

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In Hoc Signo Vinces

Today we gird ourselves. Whether with phonebooks and duct tape or class 5 kevlar mesh we all share one commonality.  Today we conquer or die trying. Godspeed, American Shopper.

Lyrics on the bandcamp page.

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10 Ways Dog Poop Lands Inexplicably in Your Backyard and You Don’t Even Have Pets

Sorry we went dark. Boss wound up in a jail in 1950s Peru and we haven’t been paid in months so, you know the deal. No cerveza, no trabajo.

Anyway, listicles; the the only things that matter online now. Here’s one as promised:

10 Ways Dog Poop Lands Inexplicably in Your Backyard and You Don’t Even Have Pets

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New Site Feature

At some point, this shit has to stop!


At Some Point, This Shit Has to Stop

It does.


Because at some point it really does have to stop.

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