Friday, October 30, 2015
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
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
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.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
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.