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What is up, Internet?! It has been too long since we last talked, but like an old friend, come and see us again…
We’ve had some things in the works since the last time we met up. Most important of which was finding a home for Nothing Works on vinyl, which we are stoked to say has happened!
The Michigan label, Major Bear Records, will be handling the release which will be limited to a first run of 300 copies. If you get your order in now, you can grab the super limited Cyan Blue colored vinyl…and if you act quickly, you might be able to get the awesome Koozie package!
As our buddy, Nick Tazza, likes to say: “FAT CITY!“
Next on the docket?
We will be teaming up with our buds in Pachangacha, on a split 7″ this Fall! That’s right, the warped minds that brought you WEIRDHEAD …
As I type this I am receiving a text based message of a picture of Bryce on the pooper…how could this possibly be a bad idea?!
Our two songs were recorded up in NYC at Rubber Tracks Studios and came with a free pair of shoes…FREE SHOES! The songs also include guest appearances from Mimi Gallagher (of NONA) and Chris Diehm (of 1994!), two bands and people we enjoy most throughly! We are working with Songs From the Road Records and Messy Life Records on this release and can’t wait till we can get it on your turntable!
Last but not least…shows…what about shows?
We have two confirmed rock shows to announce (there are more in the infancy stages):
FEBRUARY 16th Upstairs KFN w/ Junior Astronomers, It Looks Sad. and Brown Rainbow (8pm, $5, 21+)
MARCH 1st Cedar Point Bar and Grill Mardi Gras Free Block Party w/ NONA, The Ambulers and Lara and Joe (2pm-6pm, free, all ages)
On the tour front,well,we are locking down something really awesome for this spring…it involves a release show in Steeler City, a major hang with our dudes in Rozwell Kid and a long hard soak in the Pacific Ocean. Stay tuned for more information in the coming months!
Till we meet again, remember, be excellent to one another…
Listen up ya Jambroni’s, looks like we are heading back out on the road! This time we will be supporting our new album “Nothing Works“!
If you know us, you know we have been working on this album for quiet a long time…slaving away, working hard, to bring you a new level of power pop…grab a copy to see if we succeeded!
If you are in doubt, check out these early reviews:
We will have cassettes via Be Happy Records and CD‘s imported fresh from Japan via Waterslide Records. You can purchase said album using currency you make via [insert job name here] at any of these shows:
2/8: Baltimore w/Pachangacha and Rozwell Kid (Club K)
12/9: Harrisonburg w/Pachangacha (Blue Nile)
12/10: Philadelphia w/Pachangacha, Kite Party and Manors (Boot and Saddle)
12/11: Mont Claire w/Pachangacha (The Bat Cave)
12/12: Long Island w/Pachangacha (Dong Island)
12/13: NYC w/Sycamore (Ho_se)
12/14: Bard U w/Sycamore (Root Cellar)
12/15: New Britain CT w/Sycamore (The Bubble Bowl)
CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER “NOTHING WORKS”
STREAM FIRST SINGLE “SINK OR SWIM” HERE!
Here are two videos from our last show of the May tour with Holy Death! HOLY SHIT, WE ROCK!!!
A very important thank you has to be passed to the film maker, Emmanuel Villanueva Cruz II, who not only took a ton of awesome pictures but also put together these two videos!
Without any further ado, please enjoy the songs! The first is a tune from our pending full length “Nothing Works” and the second is a brand new!!!
She’s Crying in the Mirror
We made it home after another short tour! The only issues we had the whole way was a very heated argument over how the opening riff to “No One Else” goes, weither or not Steely Dan is a valid form of music (which opened up a new segment of tour we like to call “Dad’s on Dan“) and a very drunk night in Lowell that led to a viewing of The Shining that lasted all night/next day thanks to a endless loop DVD player.
Looks like we are done for the summer when the road is concerned. We have a show coming up on July 2nd at the Barbary in Philadelphia, but no road plans.
This doesn’t mean we won’t be busy. Lots of things needing focusing on including finishing up the much delayed “Nothing Works” LP, weeding through demos in NH for the follow up album, and planning a couple weekends in September with a bunch of bands that mean the world to us!
There are some amazing newly released music from bands you should be listening to this summer as you burn yourself out on the “much anticipated/pitchfork worshipped” major releases…
Check out these bands:
Now, that’s all we’ll give you, go out and find some on your own…damnit! Also, if you have music you would like us to hear that you think is most excellent, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply put a link on our guest book!
Remember, any good art is a two sided conversation, so, don’t sit there with your head on your desk…raise your god damn hand!
See you all very soon!
First order of business, thank you everyone who made this last tour amazing! We had the best time playing for and with some of the raddest humans on the planet! We are not worthy…
Second order of business, we have a ton of shows coming up in June/July! INCLUDING A NORTHEAST MINI-TOUR! You can find out all about these shows below or in the SHOWS section of the site!
Don’t forget, sign the guest book, read a book and keep it chill in the upcoming summer heat.
June 13th w/ Noir/Sycamore/Posture & the Grizzly/Speaker For the Dead (Willimatic Records, Willimatic Connecticut)
June 14th w/Speaker For the Dead (Negi Negi, Worcester MA)
June 15th w/The Dirty Looks/ Masingo/Triste (The Ant Cellar, Lowell MA)
June 16th w/ Manors/Holy Death/+more (The Meatlocker, Bloomfield NJ)
July 2nd w/ The Copyrights/ Direct Hit!/Hospital Job (The Barbary, Philadelphia PA)
May 16th: Newark, DE (Mojo Main)
May 17th: Richmond, VA (Church of Abraham)
May 18th: Treasure Fest III, NC (Lunchbox Records)
May 19th: Huntington, West Virginia (Funky Towne)
May 20th: Columbus OH (Amelia’s House)
May 21st: Pittsburgh, PA (TBA)
May 22nd: Lancaster, PA (Gigga Please)
May 23rd: Doylestown, PA (Siren Records)
May 24th: NYC (Suburbia)
May 25th: Philadelphia, PA (The Fire)
Hey, Internet! Great news about Mike Bell & the Movies! We are going on tour in a week with our buddies Holy Death!!! NO WAY, RIGHT?! WAY!!!!!
Along for this most excellent of an adventure will be our friend and yours, Christopher Diehm. You may know Chris from such educational bands as 1994! and Good Crime. Chris will be our MC between sets!!!! Be prepared for guttural laughter the likes of which you have never witnessed!!!
Check Holy Death out here: