Monday, August 30, 2010

Mopery Final Show Report

Playing the last show ever at the Mopery was not only an honor but also one of the most ridiculous and best things I have ever done in my entire life. Our set was a blur of blood, power failure and flailing young people. All in all, it was the perfect send off for the closest thing to a perfect space we've ever come across. Goodbye Mopery, you will be missed!

Monday, August 23, 2010


We headed north for our first show in Milwaukee this weekend. The Borg Ward were gracious hosts and setup a killer show. Sabre (Cincinnati) killed as usual and Milwaukee's own Shroud of Despondency and Northless were both excellent. Good times for certain.

In upcoming news, we'll be partying with the Mopery crowd this Saturday night. The Chicagoist and Flavorpill both have nice writeups on this insane show. We'll be playing somewhere in between 9pm and sunrise (hopefully). You should come out to this one, and help give the Mopery the send off it deserves.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Back on the Recording Train

We are putting our new, fancy reel-to-reel setup through it's paces and getting some tracks down on tape. Last night was day one. The strategy is to just mic everything up and have at it, no overdubs or other trickery, just us completely live. We had a few good takes but nothing we were quite in love w/. Used tape is cheap though and you can't rush these things so we're headed back tonight to hopefully bash it out thoroughly and w/ extreme prejudice. You will hear it as soon as it's ready.

If I a remember, I'll try to get down there and snap some pics of the setup for all you recording gear nerds out there. It is put together about as cheaply and simply as you can put together a working reel-to-reel setup and it sounds like black magic crossed w/ a hurricane--and I mean that in a good way.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Aug. 1 Show Report

Have I ever mentioned the best part of being in this band is the groups we play w/? FluiD and Drug Honky slayed last night at the Bottle. I'd never seen FluiD before--awesome, dark, psychedelic industrial, the sonic equivalent to the set of Blade Runner. Drug Honky always kicks ass. They had their normal drummer back for this show and it was even heavier and nastier this time around. (Last time we played w/ them they had a substitute who was also awesome.) It left my ears bleeding and I'm used to standing in front of giant guitar amplifiers day in, day out. Our set was all newer material and we ripped through it w/ appropriate abandon. Thanks to everyone who weathered the late Sunday evening to see us.