Friday, May 1, 2015

Murder Shoes EP Release Show

Oh yes, the new Murder Shoes EP from Land Ski Records is now out there, cavorting with other songs, rubbing up against your computer hard drive, or better yet, monoplizing your cd player. Don't have a cd? You can pick one of those bad boys up this Sunday at our release show at The Red Stag, here in lovely Minneapolis. If everything works out, we'll also have cd copies of our debut single, Cash On Fire, loaded with extras. While we are playing plenty of shows this month, this Sunday's show will be very special, as we'll be playing songs off the first single, the new EP, a future EP that will come out in July, and some new songs that may or may not be on our upcoming full length. It's the past, present, and future...and the future future.

You can find the EP HERE or at ze show.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Girls Named Benji Music Blog

As I mentioned, I just started an album review blog, it's called Girls Named Benji. Yeah, well I named it after a Murder Shoes song because, well I can. Check out the first review, a piece on Alex Calder's Strange Dreams album here.

More records forthcoming as I can afford em.

The Haps 4/13/15 Edition

It's been the start of a busy season. A new book of mine starts production in June (more on that soon), and work has started on two smaller books that are in the vein of Searle, Silverstein, Gorey, and Lear. That is to say- dark, morbid and funny.

I've also been taking copious notes for the next book in the Eel Mansions series. It's really just been a matter of having enough of both plot points and random stray thoughts to lurch forth. That said, the Doomin mini will wrap soon.

There have also been freelance projects, posters and imagery for Katie Green's new play "Great Gold Bird, Great Dark Yawn" as well as drawings for food zine Put an Egg On It, and the cover for the new Lovely Sparrows album.

In music news, my group Murder Shoes is releasing it's first EP via Land Ski records on May 1st. The release show happens at The Red Stag on May 3rd. We'll have cd copies of the EP as well as our debut single Cash On Fire. Nice thing about the Cash On Fire cd- it comes with 15 demos. We have another EP recorded, and we're stockpiling songs for our first full length. We have about 11 demos floating around towards that. Once we have about 30 we'll end up recording about 20 or so of them and edit from there. We have four songwriters now, so all systems are go.

I'm also starting a music review blog. I'll have details on that soon as well. OK, back to work.