Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Astronaut Blood Now Shipping

The very fine folk at Fantagraphics Books now have copies in stock of my new art book, Enough Astronaut Blood To Last The Winter. Years in the making and finally available for your coffee table, you can order a gazillion copies here. Maybe gift a couple. Use them for security purposes. Impress your housecat. Those bastards read, make no mistake about it.

Also, the first 50 copies come with a special Murder Shoes compilation that cherry picks from all three EPs as well as the new LP, Daydreaming. We also tucked some rare demos in there too.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Tonight At The Triple Rock

Tonight at the Triple Rock, we'll be playing with Cherry Cola, as well as Ripper and Deleter, who are releasing a cassette EP and vinyl LP respectively. Very very excited for them. You can also pick up our recently released LP and maybe hear a new song or two. That's right, we're demoing for the next album. It's gonna be a good year.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Enough Astronaut Blood To Last The Winter

Oh yes, long in fermentation, now, almost full released, here's a sneak peek. Published by our lovely friends at Fantagraphics Books. Extra snappy offer: the first 50 pre-orders get a special Murder Shoes compilation download.Somethin' to listen to while flippin through some fine art. The best thing I've ever done? Yea. But now I gotta better it. Buy some copies so I can do another, eh?

Murder Shoes 'Daydreaming' LP

OOH yes. Here tis. These are images of the LP but it's also available on cd and download.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Murder Shoes Album Release Show

Just got back from New York and I'm jazzed to be playing tonight at our album release show. Just to make it even more special,we'll be playing a new song to warm up.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Test Pressing

Supposedly the real deals arrive today. Hell yeh.

Girls Named Benji - Murder Shoes

The second single from our Daydreaming album was just released today. It's called Girls Named Benji, and it has its roots in a situationalist challenge between band mates. First we had the title and then had to write the music around it. In my mind, it would have a repetitive call back lyric in the verse and then I thought of solo Lou Reed or the Velvet Underground and went about writing some manner of song with the simple sort of lovable chug that makes the VU so damn catchy. In a strange turn of events, my absurdist lyrics stayed when we all worked it up for what we now have here. A bit of ridiculousness now set to footage from our recent midwest tour.

Daydreaming, produced by Knol Tate, arrives via Landski Records Nov. 6th with a release show happening at the Icehouse on Nov 10th. Live radio session soon after! Meow.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

New Book From Fantagraphics!

Sweet Christmas! It's almost here! Fantagraphics Books is pressing the third book in my art and fiction travelogue series, Enough Astronaut Blood To Last The Winter via their new FU imprint. My previous books, Shutdown Vol. 3, and Journey By Ferry To Celibate City or Thigh Town, were done in the handy black and white 5x7 format. This time around, we got all coffee table on ya, and it's going to be a full color offset, 264 page, 8x10 monster.

Over the years I've made various prototypes and redesigned it a half dozen times, but now it's finished and you can see the final version of the book that documents the batshit crazy time that was my life in NYC the second time around. If you're interested in anything I do art-wise, this collection is a handy way to carry around a big chunk of it.

Like the other art books I've done, it's available in limited quantities, and since it's a weirdo art book, you won't find it at the airport bookseller. You can pre-order copies directly from Fantagraphics here. They'll treat you right.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Murder Shoes Debut Album Artwork

Here's a first look at our debut album, Daydreaming. It'll be released on November 6th via Land Ski Records on CD and download and also on vinyl via the band. Mmmm vinyl. Haven't been on vinyl since 1997. VERY much looking forward to that.

Poster Commission #2 Autumn Kid

Lately I've been taking on paying gigs doing posters for other bands, here's the newest for Autumn Kid:

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Show #30 W/The Joy Formidable

Tomorrow marks our 30th show and we couldn't be happier to be spending it with The Joy Formidable and Verskotzi. See you tomorrow at The Turf Club. Tix are $3 in advance, $10 at the door. Meowr.

Monday, September 21, 2015

One House, Many Rooms- The Eel Mansions Critical E-Book

Over the last couple years, I've been lucky enough to have the individual issues of Eel Mansions reviewed, dissected, and masticated by Keith Silva and Daniel Elkin, scribes for web blog, Comics Bulletin. The reviews were hilariously extensive and included many wandering open questions, absurdities, and insightful dialogues. Just recently, they compiled all of these reviews along with some fresh analysis, and an interview i don't remember doing. Was I there? I might have still been on that two week tour. Anyhoo, it's a funny read, and if you dug Eels, a little further reading might be your cup of Chai. With whiskey.

Oh yeah, it has a cover featuring a new drawing by yours truly.

Check it out: One House, Many Rooms

Friday, July 31, 2015

New Murder Shoes Ep Released Today

Out today- the new Murder Shoes Little Lost EP on Hollander Records. Four new songs showing a transition of sorts between the first EP and the upcoming full length album coming out late Fall. Download a copy here or catch us on tour for a physical copy. This release features some crazy good guest art from Sam Weinberg.