Monday, February 20, 2006


Newest Releases (as of July 2006):

Guest pedal steel on the track "You Win!" on The Weird Weeds' Weird Feelings (Sounds Are Active, 8/2006)

Guest guitar on one track of Sextessence (Balance Point Acoustics) with John Butcher, Aaron Bennett, Henry Kaiser, Jerome Bryerton, Damon Smith, Danielle De Gruttola

The Cut-Out Bin:

Wrist Error Tempo Tempo (Ulterior)

Port Huron Picnic (Spool)

Marmots Treacle Wall (Rat-Drifting)

No Idea Festival 2004 (Ten Pounds to the Sound/Spring Garden)

Weird Weeds Hold Me (Digitalis)


Kurt Newman's Ulterior Page

Coaxing an expression dry and fragile as rare mosses (music) growing on a riverbank, speaking silently as the wilderness night sounds. From a hollow bodied electric, Kurt Newman coaxes a variety of sounds in hammering, stroking, rubbing, fingerings and placements, creating a contrapuntal deluge of simultaneous musical noise, harmonics, and sound events. One of the most interesting new stylists I've heard in a long time (La Donna Smith, The Improvisor).

Blurbs for Port Huron Picnic @ Spool Music

Review of No Idea Festival CD @ Jazz Weekly

Review of No Idea Festival CD @ One Final Note

Profile of Wrist Error @ Music Works

Interview with Kurt re: Golden Melody Awards @ Wavelength

Review of No Idea Festival @ PARIS Transatlantic Magazine

Review of the Weird Weeds CD @ The Austin Chronicle

Review of the No Idea Festival @ The Austin Chronicle

Review of the Weird Weeds @ Tiny Mix Tapes

Blurbs for Wrist Error's Tempo Tempo @ Spool Music

Review of Wrist Error's Tempo Tempo @ Eye Weekly

Interview with Kurt @ Austin360

And, it's a real good guitar album -- the line-up is a drummer and three guitarists, and it's often the "lead guitar" (credited as such) by Kurt Newman that saves the day, sharp little spiky melodies bouncing off the chordal chiming prog-pop interlock the rhythm players lay down.

--excerpt from Review of Weird Weeds @ Blastitude

Friday, February 10, 2006