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The Residents are an experimental music and visual arts group largely shrouded in mystery and myth. The Residents began recording in 1967, although many of these recordings from their early years have still gone unreleased to this day. The earliest material from the group, traded among bootlegs, was recorded around 1969. In 1972, the group adopted the name The Residents and issued their first official release, Santa Dog.
Allmusic had this to say about the Residents: "Over the course of a recording career spanning several decades Read more on Last.fm
"...Little eyeballs peeking out behind them." The Residents court Fleetwood Mac for The Commercial Album.
Oct 31, 2018
In his own words, Hardy reflects on all things Residential. Don Hardy put together some clips of Hardy's musings including this one about how The Cryptic Corporation began.
Oct 31, 2018
Oct 31, 2018
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Oct 31, 2018
It is with great sorrow and regrets that The Cryptic Corporation announces the passing of longtime friend and associate, Hardy Fox. As president of the corporation from 1982-2016, the company benefitted from Hardy’s instinct for leadership and direction, but his true value came from his longtime association with The Residents. As the group’s producer, engineer, as well as a co-creator and collaborator on much of their material, Fox’s influence on The Residents was indelible; despite any formal training, his musicality was nevertheless unique, highly refined and prolific. Blessed with a vital sense of aesthetics, a keen ear, and an exquisite love of the absurd, Hardy’s smiling face was a constant source of joy to those around him. He was loved immeasurably and will be missed dearly.
After a series of recent health problems, Hardy succumbed to a brief illness, He is survived by his husband, Steven Kloman. An announcement regarding memorial services will be forthcoming.
Oct 20, 2018
Thanks for all the love and positivity we're already feeling for our new album, 'Intruders' folks - here's a video for 'Voodoo Doll'. Is it a single? Kinda....
Oct 18, 2018
Have you heard? Our brand new album, ''Intruders', is out tomorrow! Wanna hear a track? Wanna hear what Captain Doc, aka Homer Flynn (of The Cryptic Corporation), has to say about the new record? Then this is the link for you... AND there are only forty copies of the vinyl LP left - grab yours now before they’re all gone! 👉 cherryred.co/ResIntrudersVinylLP
Europe! The Residents will be in residence throughout January and February 2019. Updated shows and tickets here - we hope to see you there! 🎩👀🎩 https://residents.com/tourdates/
Oct 12, 2018
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Oct 09, 2018
This Saturday marks the first ever National Album Day and The Residents have made a fair few albums over the years... but which is your favourite and why?? Let us know with a comment below...
Oct 05, 2018
"His head down, a troubled man is walking alone. Lost in thought, he pauses as if listening… Suddenly, out of nowhere, a doll hit him in the chest, bouncing off and landing at his feet. Bending over, he picked it up, shocked by the feeling of recognition...."
VOODOO DOLL - the first single from our new album 'Intruders' - is out today on all of your favourite digital platforms. Listen here on Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/track/49OlHOL1pztzi1k1W5KYXQ?si=PZKAwuCDQeW3JCPw3ft8aQ
Video to follow.
And watch the skies for 'Intruders' itself, due October 19th
Sep 28, 2018
The Residents will return to the UK in February 2019! Tickets for Union Chapel - London, Gorilla - Manchester, Òran Mór - Glasgow and St. George's Church Kemptown, Events. - Brighton are on sale right here and now... https://www.seetickets.com/tour/the-residents
Sep 27, 2018
Sometimes, it's only when you see your new album in the flesh that what you've just done really hits you....... In stores October 19th......
Sep 23, 2018
Our hearts are heavy but let us celebrate our brother, our friend, Hardy Fox.
From the desk of Hardy Fox:
Hi from, me, Hardy. Yes got sick, making my pass out of this world, but it is "all" okay. I have something in my brain that will last to a brief end. I am 73 as you might know. Brains go down. But maybe here is my brain functioning as I'm almost a dead person just a bit of go yet. Doctors have put me on drugs, LOL, for right now.
Anyway. Probably the last of seeing me. Thanks for checking in.
Love you all
Hey you! Do you have one of these 'computers'? Or perhaps an 'iPod'? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, you may not be aware you can listen to music on those things. And that includes ours. What's more, it seems that if you pre-order our new album 'Intruders' on something called 'iTunes' right now you'll receive the track 'Voodoo Doll' in advance... Just like young people!
We're pretending to know what this all means, but you can tell we have no idea, right?
Check it out here! 👀👀
Aug 29, 2018
Aug 28, 2018
Hey you! Have you heard our latest 'thing', I AM A RESIDENT! yet? Word is, it's flying off the shelves from here to there, and we think you may just enjoy it. All you need to know right here: https://open.spotify.com/album/0X57keq2sZMZtBewBH7QzC?si=ENbp4sAFTUWKpxSV8426OQ
Let us know what you think below, if you'd be so kind.
What's that you say? What the hell is it? Well try this, twice a day for a fortnight. You'll feel the effects immediately.
Aug 24, 2018
Bookworms! There will be a Brickeaters book signing and reading at Rough Trade in Brooklyn at 6:30pm on Monday, Aug 27th. Hope to see some of you there!