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October 31st, 2014 Miscellany: a collection of rare tracks

We are happy to announce that many rare tMitG tracks including compilation appearances and selections from When Angel's Peer Favorably Upon Us, as well as some previously unreleased recordings from our archives, are now available on our Bandcamp page.

Many of these songs were exclusive to their compilations and therefore elusive to our fans, and most were previously unavailable digitally. We're glad that we were able to collect these songs in a single location for everyone to enjoy.

October 7th, 2014 CD availability update

Earlier this month our long-time partnership with Middle Pillar Presents ended.

Our relationship with Middle Pillar began in 1998 with the distribution of “Underworld” and continued with a track on their first compilation as a label, 1998’s “What is Eternal?” Shortly thereafter, we were the first band signed to the label leading to the release of four studio albums between 1999 and 2005, as well as appearances on various compilations.

What this means is that all the Machine in the Garden recordings for Middle Pillar are back under our control. With this change, we’ve made all four of these albums available on our Bandcamp page: “One Winter’s Night…,” “Out of the Mists,” “Asphodel” and “Shadow Puppets.” We’ve done our best to include all original artwork and, in some cases, promotional materials for all of these releases in PDF format as downloadable extras. The Middle Pillar versions of the digital releases will soon be removed from Amazon MP3 and iTunes, but we will be reposting the albums ourselves shortly thereafter.

We intend to provide the best pricing available for our releases. Most of our albums are now $8 for either the physical or digital versions — or in the case of Bandcamp, immediate digital download with the physical purchase — and for US addresses we’re offering free shipping for the physical discs.

We thank Middle Pillar for these fruitful years together.

August 29th, 2014 New Mirabilis CD coming September 30
Here and the Hereafter

We're proud to announce a new album from Summer's other project, Mirabilis. Titled Here and the Hereafter, it will be released on September 30 by Projekt Records. As an extra bonus, if you preorder the limited edition physical CD from Projekt Records, you'll also receive the two previous Mirabilis CDs for free! Order here.

November 12th, 2013 Live show in Austin, TX

Saturday, November 30, 2013
Austin, TX
705 Red River, Austin, TX
with Ego Likeness (12am), Servitor (11pm) and XBRMNT (9pm)
Doors open at 8 PM • Show Starts at 8 PM • $9 in advance • $14 at the door • 18+
View the Facebook Event

August 1st, 2013 Happy Anniversary Veils and Shadows!

Veils and Shadows EP was recorded 20 years ago this month. We'll be posting photos and other goodies on our Facebook page over the course of the month to celebrate this important tMitG release —

November 29th, 2012 Black Weekend!

ALL tMitG Bandcamp digital downloads are discounted up to 50%!

December 1st, 2011 Holiday Sale!

All tMitG merchandise in our store is on sale for the month of December! Just use coupon code GOTHCEMBER when checking out via ccnow and get 20% off your entire order.

June 24th, 2011 Now Available — Before and After the Storm

Digital Version

This is primarily a digital release. You can choose the audio format you wish to download, including various lossless formats. Plus there will be a PDF of a full booklet in a ready-to-print format (spreads, bleeds and crop marks) and a PDF of the CD-onprint for those of you who have a capable printer.

Buy the digital version from Bandcamp

Special Edition CD

For those who would something a little more special, we're doing a very small run of a Special Edition version of the album. It's a professionally duplicated and printed CD-R in an eco-pack sleeve, limited-edition of 50, hand-numbered, hand-embellished and autographed. It will be available in approximately 3 weeks but available immediately for pre-order. To hold you until then we'll email you a download code for Bandcamp so you can enjoy the music immediately. The price is $20.

Buy the Special Edition*
*Please allow up to 24 hours to receive your Bandcamp download code

Additional information is available on the album's discography page.

June 17th, 2011 Official Announcement for Before and After the Storm

the Machine in the Garden and Deus ex Musica are proud to present Before and After the Storm, the band’s eighth studio album.

The eight new songs encompass the variety of styles — from goth rock to electronic ethereal — the band is known for. tMitG also tapped some of their favorite artists for three remixes on the album: Frances Byrne (Wench –, Falling You ( and Miles Fender (Earth Calling Angela, Charlottesville –

The name “Before and After the Storm” has several different meanings for the band, but ultimately it has to do with the interweaving of music and events from different times in life and how much even a single event can change that life. This is evident from the selection of songs, some of which have their roots in music begun many years ago combined with more recent creations.

This time differential is also evident in the influences for the songs, says Roger, “I wanted to draw heavily from old-school/classic groups in the genre — get back to some “goth” roots — Swans, The Sisters of Mercy and Joy Division for example, but at the same time evolve those sounds into something current. But also newer artists such as Sarah Fimm and Emmalee Crane also played influential roles on other songs. Ultimately it came out sounding like tMitG, which is the point, really.”

Lyrically many of the songs also follow a theme, says Summer, “I looked to mythology and mysticism when I was writing the lyrics for these songs. I wanted to think about other cultures and their origin stories as a mirror of returning to many of our musical roots with this work.”

Before and After the Storm will initially be a digital-only release on the Machine in the Garden’s Bandcamp page on Friday, 24 June 2011, followed soon after by digital release on the iTunes Music Store, Amazon mp3 and others (via CDBaby). Before and After the Storm will also be released in the near future as a very limited, special-edition CD available directly from the band.

Additional information is available on the album's discography page.

May 24th, 2011 Video teaser for Before and After the Storm

We made a short teaser video for the new album, viewable on YouTube. Enjoy!

December 8th, 2010 tMitG announces new single and forthcoming mini-album

the Machine in the Garden are proud to announce the availability of their new single, "In the Vanir," on Friday, 10 December 2010. This is a digital-only single available on tMitG's Bandcamp page and also includes a remix by UK alternative-goth project Monica's Last Prayer. Pricing will be set as "name your price" for a limited time.

"In the Vanir" is a preview of the Machine in the Garden's forthcoming mini-album "Before and After the Storm" to be released in early 2011.

More information here.

December 2nd, 2010 tMitG is on Bandcamp

We've set up a page on Bandcamp as a new method of distributing our music digitally in pretty much any format you could want, including lossless. Check it out at We've already uploaded a few things, but nothing too interesting. Yet.

November 26th, 2010 Black Friday / Cyber Monday Specials

15% off any order from our merchandise page. This (long) weekend only!

October 30th, 2010 tMitG on Ping

For those of you on iTunes Ping, we have an artist profile there now. Please follow us!

May 19th, 2010 Free Shipping for World Goth Day

Get Your Goth On For One DayIn celebration of World Goth Day on May 22nd, we're offering free standard shipping on all of our merchandise. So pull on your pointy boots, pick up some CDs and t-shirts and show your pride this Saturday!

Use coupon code GOTHDAY2010 at checkout. It should auto-fill.

April 12th, 2010 Auf Dem See (Serpentine Mix)

Well, somehow we forgot to post this: "Auf Dem See" by The Synthetic Dream Foundation, on which Summer performs guest vocals, has been remixed and was released back in February. Check out "Auf Dem See (Serpentine Mix)" on, itunes, or

January 25th, 2010 CD Baby will donate $1 toward Haitian earthquake relief for every CD and album download sold.

Starting on Monday, January 25th and continuing for two weeks, CD Baby will donate $1 of their cut from every CD sale through our website, and $1 from every download sale over $8.99 on our site, to the American Red Cross and to Mercy Corps, a Portland-based relief organization with a large presence in Haiti. With your help, they hope to raise tens of thousands of dollars.

November 27th, 2009 Holiday Sale
Head over to our merch page and enjoy 15% off all products through the end of the year.
September 25th, 2009 A couple tMitG appearances now available to order!

First, the Attrition covers compilation, "Wrapped in the guise of my friend," is now available to order from Attrition's website. If you order directly, you will also receive the "Wrapped..." digital download only EP completely FREE. Or while you are there, take advantage of their limited 2 CD's for $24 USD offer. The compilation includes tMitG's cover of "Dreamsleep."

And second, tMitG has remixed Ego Likeness! The "Raise Your Red Flags: Never Surrender Remix" is included on Ego Likeness' newest limited-edition EP, "North," and is available for pre-order from the band.
August 31st, 2009 UPDATE: Wrapped in the guise of my friend
We now have a release date for the compilation of Attrition covers that tMitG is proud to be included on. "Wrapped in the guise of my friend" will be released in October on the Wax Trax II label for USA/Canada/Mexico...and through Attrition's own Two Gods recordings for the rest of the world.
Attrition: wrapped in the guise of my friend
April 20th, 2009 Wrapped in the guise of my friend
Attrition Covers tMitG is on the new Attrition covers compilation! The album features 17 tracks by bands from all over the world, including Murder Happens and En Esch/Stromkern/Imprint/Machine in the Garden/Stoa/HighBlue Star/Chiasm/My Silent Wake/Remora/Protea/Unwoman and more.... Coming soon from Two Gods Recordings
March 16th, 2009 Music To Die For...
Mick Mercer has a new book out. Music To Die For has entries on 3,581 different bands, from 70 countries, with 183 photos. tMitG and Mirabilis are both in it, with photos.

Check it out at or purchase from (US) or Cherry Red Records (Europe)
November 28th, 2008 Select tMitG Merchandise on Sale Through the End of the Year
Visit our merch page for discounts on select items, including $3 off XV, $1 off Veils & Shadows, an additional $3 off already discounted tulip shirts, and $2 off red-design shirts.
March 17th, 2008 New tMitG interview at ReGen magazine
Check out a recent interview over at ReGen magazine. It is perhaps one of our most candid reviews ever — The Machine in the Garden - Treading the Mental Wasteland.
February 22nd, 2008 Upcoming Live Show - March 1, 2008 @ Secret Oktober
Saturday, March 1, 2008 @ Secret Oktober (Austin, TX)
Both tMitG and Mirabilis will be performing special acoustic sets at Secret Oktober on Saturday March 1. Arrive at 4pm for the party and celebrate the release of both XV and Sub Rosa. Performance at 5pm sharp! This is a very special rare performance from Dru and Summer and a special intimate acoustic set with Roger and Summer.