Thursday, February 16, 2012
Wanna hope that Joyce took the "According to a typically-snarky-and-long-winded-email-filled-with-inside-jokes-I'm-outside-of, from the Pernice Brothers email list" comment as it was intended, a friendly ribbing from a fan who, himself is prone to snarky-and-long-winded-emails-filled-with-inside-jokes-everyone-else-is-outside-of.
But, alas, the internet hath no tone, and if you aren't familiar with the label, or it's proprietor, perhaps you don't understand his sense of humor, and I think she took offense.
was all meant in good, self-deprecating fun, as I take many of the Pernice Bros emails to be (which I've read every word of since W's first term in office).
Love you (and your emails) Ms. Linehan!
Read the full email here:
And go see the Scuds and Pernice variations here:
SCUD MOUNTAIN BOYS
Feb. 17, Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ
Feb. 18, Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA
Feb. 19, Black Cat, Washington, DC
Feb. 25, Lee’s Palace, Toronto,
ONRICK MOODY, JOHN WESLEY HARDING, JOE PERNICE
March 28, Milsaps College, Jackson, MS
March 29, Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA
March 30, Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC
March 31, Stage Door Theater, Charlotte, NC
JOE PERNICE SOLO
May 31, Hotel Utah, San Francisco, CA
June 1, McCabe’s, Santa Monica, CA
Thursday, February 2, 2012
One of my favorite dudes who ever lived in Olympia, but now doesn't live in Olympia, is former Desolation Wilderness and Electric Sunset (K Records) frontman, Nick Zwart. Nick put full-time music on the backburner and moved to L.A. a while back to pursue his film career. He now lives in one of the coolest houses I've ever had the pleasure to be in, on the steepest street I've ever had the displeasure to drive on.
He recently launched a Kickstarter to fund his first major short film, King Leaves the Kingdom. It seems pretty strange, (and ambitious for $11K), and I'm excited to see what comes out of it. Your patronage and generosity could be rewarded with film stardom as an extra in the "pool party" scene, or a producer credit. You will no longer be a liar when you are trying to impress people at the bar! "No, really, I AM a producer! I swear! Check IMDB!"
Check out the Kickstarter video here:
Monday, January 30, 2012
Free Album or Single of the Day - Golden Ghost Vishnu in the Sow/Siva Playing Siva Faux Picture Disc Lathe Cut
Todays freebie, the Vishnu In The Sow/Siva Playing Siva faux picture disc from Upstate NY's folk freak, Golden Ghost. Golden Ghost is the project of Laura Goetz, who has also played with bands like Castanets and Viking Moses. There were only 50 made, and they were lathe cut on clear, square plastic and then silkscreened on the reverse side and they come in Arigato mathcbook type sleeves, also silkscreened. I am down to the last few.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Are you an artist? Do you like The Golden Boots? Do you collect rare and bizarre records? If you answered yes to all of those things, then this contest is for you! Create a piece of Golden Boots-themed art; could be a painting, drawing, collage, digital creation, music video, iphone app, video game, tableus, mechanical robots, song tributes, whatever. Anything inspired by the music, the men, or the myth of Golden Boots.
The top 5 submissions, as judged by The Golden Boots and PIAPTK, will receive their choice of custom made lathe cut LP: Either Burning Brain (never available on vinyl) or a Rarities LP of out of print or unreleased tunes that you've probably never heard. Each of these LPs will be lathe cut onto either a new, high quality lacquer or Laserdisc... your choice. There will only be 5 of these available and each one will come in custom, handmade artwork by the Golden Boots themselves. All entries will receive free digital downloads of Burning Brain and the Rarities albums.
To enter, simply create your work of art, post it on Facebook and tag The Golden Boots (http://www.facebook.com/
If you don't already know Golden Boots, check out the free Digital Sampler at www.GoldenBootsDigital.com for some inspiration!
All submissions are due by Feb. 20th.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Check out a short Dr. Dub video about the cutting here. Also check out some of their other videos. They are extremely interesting.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
I wasn't blessed with the digital download press advance notice that the K promo dept sent out (nudge, nudge, Danielle), but I WAS able to pick up a physical copy a couple weeks ago (location has it's privileges).
I initially started playing this at 33 rpm, and given Philvrums recent affinity for black metal, it sounded perfectly appropriate until the vocals came in. I think it sounds better at 33. Much doomier. (All self-respecting indie-bloggers are supposed to be into doom now, right? or was that 2010? I can't keep up with what I'm supposed to like. But, regardless, the chopped and screwed (is that still popular? Would it be hip to bring it back?) 33rpm mix sounds awesome.) The B side is typical of DubNarDisPlates and is a weird remix (Anglepoise Cymbals) with Calvin Johnson recording a bunch of silly melodica on top of it. Calvin is such a card... The record comes in a dustjacket covered in stamps.
I've been waiting to post about it here until the singles actually went on sale via the K site, which should take place on Jan. 7th, one month before the official release date through distributors. But, since the 7th is a Saturday, and nobody works at K on Fridays, I'm guessing Monday, the 9th is a more likely release virtual release date.
There were only 500 copies made, and Mount Eerie/Microphones stuff generally has a very short shelf life (in that it sells out, pretty quick), I would keep an eye on Krecs.com and pick this up as soon as you can. UPDATE: Phil has some copies already available at The P.W. Elverum & Sun Megastore.
Stream it on K's Tumblr.
Today's case in point: The gorgeous Birdhouse 12" from Jad Fair with Hifiklub (France) & Kptmichigan (Germany). We will be releasing a similar looking record for Devils Horns Kill The Matador shortly. However, it should be noted that PIAPTK released a collaboration between Jad and a different group of Europeans (Daisy Cooper) five years ago on the first Limited Edition Subscription Club, and looking at it in the package, it had a similar artistic aesthetic. So, in our minds, this one is a tie, Joyful Noise and we are gunnin' for ya, so stay on your toes...
Birdhouse is limited to 300 copies with one of Jad's iconic paper cuts silkscreened onto the Bside.
Check out the sample track here. And buy it here.
And while you are at it, watch PIAPTK's head honcho (me!), Jad and Steve Fisk play a really strange improv set at Willie Nelson's Solar Powered Bio Stage at SXSW in 2007. Yes... I am playing a floor tom with only ball point pens and a bottle of water. And no, that wasn't some kind of statement... it was all that was on the stage. It was Willie Nelson brand water, though... and was much tastier than store brand.