Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
We wrote and recorded a jingle-jam with Dum Dum Girls last night called "Merry Christmas, Baby (Please Don't Die)". Go here to listen or visit either band's myspace.
Oh, and a HUGE thank-you to Jon Greene for recording this for us. That guy has been more than generous with his time and equipment. Any of you in San Diego who know him or ever see him, give him a french kiss under the mistletoe this year!
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
One of the Great Lakes. After this we ate Thai food in a college cafeteria and then played in a mock Bavarian beer hall to a small crowd.
I don't remember why but for some reason Charles and I were both in awful moods this night. We hotboxed the van and sat in there sulking listening to sad Bo Diddley ballads. Marco saw us being a couple of sad-sacks and came into the van with a coffee and a funny hat and spoke in a funny voice and cheered us up. The best thing about Marco is his positivity. You can always count on him to be fun and in a good mood. The second best thing about him is how handsome he is, which definitely helped attendance at the shows.
Marco is embarassed about his toe-nails and wouldn't let me take a picture of them. I denied his request to put my camera away while his socks were off, so he spent most of the night shielding his feet with his hands. I have no room to laugh really, as my toenails are about 17 times more disgusting than Marco's.
After the Horrors/Crocs gig in San Diego, we had a party at my house. And by house, I mean studio apartment. We crammed about 20 people into the one little room I live in. And since we're scared of our neighbors complaining about noise, we let everyone smoke cigarettes in the house. I didn't notice the stench this created until the next day, when I left and came home to the realization that my house now smelt like someone had been smoking cigars through their asshole with all the windows closed.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
The long awaited 7" from Philadelphia's Reading Rainbow is available now from my label, ZOO MUSIC! Trust me when I say that this record is perfect. The title track, "Restless", is one of the tracks of the year. Do the words "Chainsaw Amphetamine Beach Boys" mean anything to you? They will after you hear Restless. Plus there is an absolutely gorgeous Velvet Underground cover on the b-side. This record will go fast - order yours now at www.killzoomusic.com before they are gone.
So this is where the smell in the van was coming from...
Or is that mouth-hole where the smell in the van was coming from?
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Next up is a 7" from Reading Rainbow. We should have that in a few weeks. Expect releases from Beaters, Ancient Crux, and Mayfair Set in the near future.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Just trying to take a little break from packing....
Here's something neat I found on youtube the other day:
And here's the dates between now and the last Horrors show:
9/11 - Lawrence, KS @ JACKPOT
9/12 - St. Louis, MO @ HALO BAR
9/15 - Boston, MA @ PARADISE ROCK CLUB *
9/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ JOHNNY BRENDA'S *
9/17 - New York, NY @ BOWERY BALLROOM *
9/18 - Baltimore, MD @ SONAR *
9/19 - Washington, DC @ BLACK CAT *
9/21 - Atlanta, GA @ THE EARL *
9/22 - New Orleans, LA - ONE EYED JACK'S *
9/24 - Houston, TX - WALTER'S ON WASHINGTON *
9/25 - Dallas, TX - GRANADA THEATER *
9/26 - Austin, TX - EMO'S %
9/28 - Tempe, AZ - THE CLUBHOUSE *
10/2 - San Diego, CA - CHE CAFE #
10/8 - Urbana, IL - COURTYARD CAFE (UNIV. OF IL)
10/9 - Madison, WI - UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
10/10 - St. Paul, MN - TURF CLUB *
10/11 - Chicago, IL - DOUBLE DOOR *
10/12 - Detroit, MI - MAGIC STICK *
10/16 - Brooklyn, NY - MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG *
* = w/ the horrors
% = w/ the horrors and woven bones
# = w/ dum dum girls, best coast and pearl harbor