Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Holiday Fun and New Year

Headed over to Tate Eskew's. for some recording right before the Xmas Holidays. Should be a good time. Tate has a nice little set up out in the woods. Console pictured above is his. Pretty excited about getting some new sounds down. We are hoping to walk away with some songs and just maybe we can have us a new 7" in the new year. It would definitely be a good thing. Would it not? Hope everyone has a good Holiday Season and we will see you in the new year on the other side.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Diamond Center Show Pics

Thanks goes out to Willie T for playing with us and hope we can all do this again real soon.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Dino's minus vocals

Had us a great show over at Dino's. Dead Farmers just plain ruled. Despite not hearing vocals. We felt the need to turn down, so vocals could be heard. Dino's pa just couldn't handle all the toughness, but we felt like we served up some goodness. Safe journeys David, Daniel and Daniel. And Daniel hope your 5am flight back to Australia wasn't to much of a beast. See you all again soon. All photos by Sarah McDonald.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Always a Slow Walker for a Dead Farmer

Last minute show this coming Friday November 4th. Hope to see everyone there. Doors are gonna be at 9pm. $3 gets you in the door. We will be playing with Dead Farmers, all the way from Australia, and Slow Walker, from the home of Lavern and Shirley, Milwaukee, WI. You all know Dino's has some serious burgers. So you know to show up early and take advantage of the menu.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Dr. Zaius... Anyone?

Have us a nice interview over at Revolt of the Apes. Our good friend Ryan Muldoon runs this beauty of a Psych Rock blog. Check out our interview and also check out all the other cool shit Ryan has done on Revolt of the Apes. We'd also like to take this time to shout out to our friends Diamond Center. We wish you all safe travels while you are on the road and hope you all doing well. Pics from our show at Springwater will be up soon, so keep checking back.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Nice tape review.

Have us a nice little tape review over at Eggy Records. Apparently they got a few copies from No Kings. Here is the review:
Ripper of a tape from a duo from Nashville. I know the "Live at..." thing is always a turnoff but honestly I don't think you'd be able to tell it if it weren't in the name. The recordings are way blasted for sure but the mix is right and the energy combustible. Ttotals play a style of revved up psych; the vocals are an echo-ed out wash but the guitar is raw and relentless, and the drums thunder away behind, never dropping below an energy-level I would call "amped." Short and sweet at four four-ish minute jammers, reminds me of some of the psych leaning tapes in the last Night-People batch, I'm thinking Daughters of the Sun and Lantern. Cool stuff.

Friday, October 14, 2011

We saw Ben franklin. Not really.

We learned on the drive in that we should avoid driving in Manhattan like the fucking plague. So we decided to head out on the BQE and ignore the English Lady's taunts and recalculating of exits. We soon turned her off and were now headed to Philadelphia for our last show of the week. We got there in plenty of time. To the detriment of Marty. Who hates to sit around. If he had it his way he would be helicoptered in just to play the show and then be whisked away after to play video games and have his balls washed by his own personal ball washer. Anyway... Great show! We got to see our friends Nick and Joesph from Far-Out Fangtooth. Who have a record just newly released by Siltbreeze. Gave Nick a big hug. It was good to see a few familiar faces. We smoked the place with our sounds,not to toot our own horns, just telling the truth. We were soon eating tacos and getting ready for the long trek home. Thanks Little Bar for having us. Sorry we couldn't stay and hangout. We hope to be back very soon.

NYC and the English Lady

Had a great week out on the road. D.C. STPP fest was quite killer with a ton of great bands. Thanks to Megan/Fuzzy Logic for asking us to play. Hugs and smooches girl until we meet next time. We made nice with some new friends and played a great back to back set with Diamond Center. We will be playing again with those folks and Willie T next week at Springwater on October 19th. Death By Audio was another great show too. Pics above of the event were taken by our good friend Andy Alexander. When we first got to New York after going through, I don't know how many, toll booths. Our English Lady and GPS took us on a trek around Manhattan. First through the Holland Tunnel and then over into Manhattan and then the East Village. Navigating New York was a challenge. The challenge was excepted and was then conquered. Soon we parked the van by MOMA PS1 and were walking around and full of pizza. We also got to hang out on the roof where we were staying and took in all the city. It was quite beautiful. Thanks everyone for having us and helping our days in D.C. and New York very enjoyable.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Flyer for the D.C. festival. Also a last minute venue change. The Fuzzy Logic showcases will be at The Islander now. Hope to see you all there.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

We don't speak Esperanto...

Our 2nd East Coast excursion has come together.
Oct. 8th at The Islander for the Fuzzy Logic/STPP Fest - Wash. D.C.
October 10th at Death By Audio - Brooklyn
October 11th at Little Bar - Philadelphia

And finally back in Nashville for the show pictured above and a possible Memphis show, details for that to come. Hope to see all our friends in the various cities. We are looking forward to seeing all of you very soon.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Whaddya know...

Got us a nice review for our No Kings Tape - Live at Grady's over on Get Off the Coast Finishing up all details for our October excursion. Will have those dates up very soon. We blasted everybody with some formidable psych on Friday, along with Horsehair Everywhere and Triplefin, at Springwater. Thanks to Steve,the Altered Statesman, for doing sound for us and everybody else who stuck around so late to watch us. Y/y were great guys and we wish them safe travels and good shows for the rest of their tour. See you all again soon.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

All the psych and sounds

Just a reminder for our show on Friday at Springwater. Gonna be good. Playing with our M'boro brothers Horsehair Everywhere,84001 side project Triplefin and new brothers from Brooklyn Y/y(somewhat pictured above). Come out and take all the psych and sounds. Everything kicks off with Triplefin at 10pm.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

That I Wish All the World Could See

Here is our flyer for the Sept.9th show. Hope you all dig it. Also Marty's drum interview is up over at Fuzzy Logic. So go read it.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

House Show and BBQ at Noa Noa

Had us a fine BBQ and going away party for our Lil' Brother Tim the other night at Noa Noa House. Ben Spinks Supermelt killed and Solstices peeled some skulls back. It was a fine goodbye for our Little Brother. We will miss you, but we know you have moved on to finer things. Have a fine time in Charlottesville and we will see you soon.

On the horizon for us are a few things. One being a show on September 9th at the Springwater with the fine lads in Horsehair Everywhere, new comrads Y/y from NYC and a 84001 side project called Triplefin. Featuring the lovely and infamous Tim Carey. Our second leg of Tour-cation Part 2 is shaping up and we will have details closer to time we leave, so stay tuned.
All Photos by Sarah McDonald.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Gearing up again.

Last Saturday was a good time with the Frustrations. A little sparsely attended, but what can we do. Insert picture of us shrugging here.
Anyway... We have us a nice interview over at Fuzzy Logic up pretty soon. This time around there are separate interviews for both of us. Keep checking for 'em. We are also gearing up for a jont to NYC and back. We are planning to hit D.C., Baltimore, Richmond and Philly so stay tuned for all those dates. It's the part two of Tourcation Part two. We have some local shows planned as well, so until then. Smoke 'em if you got 'em.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

To Finish up July...

Show at Betty’s Saturday July 30th with the Frustrations, from Detroit and pictured above. Plus our good friends Square People Jazz Maturity. Hope you all can make it out. We will have our new cassette in tow. You better get one cause they be almost gone.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Back to Normal?

Just getting back to normal this weekend after being out for a week. It's back to soul crushing day jobs that, at least for myself, we want to walk out on and never come back. I feel as if a little bit of me is ground away every afternoon when I leave. Why do places have to be this way? Not to be a total Debbie Downer. We had such a good time in NOVA, aka Northern Virginia, that we expect to be back very soon. Special thanks goes out to our "bro", his term not mine, Scott Sanders for hanging out and schlepping equipment for us. Bummer man, never got that burrito.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Capital of the Confederacy

Awesome show last night in Richmond. Megan from Fuzzy Logic was a wonderful hostess and showed us around Richmond. Took us to some thrift stores and to play duck pin bowling, where she proceeded to kick our collective asses. More on that bowling experience later. Richmond we will be back very soon we are sure.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Records for the week

Been doing some record shopping while we've been on the road. We went down to Norfolk to Skinnies. A little metal slant, but way cool. Steve was so nice and hooked us up with a sweet place for dinner. Steve if you read this; two thumbs up on Tanner's. So good. We would highly recommend both places if you ever find yourselves in Norfolk. Show in Richmond tomorrow night, so we hope to see all our Richmond friends there. We had such a great time when we were there last, well that was with Haints, but still a great time. Also you can get our 12" and tape at Plan 9, so go buy it if you don't get one from us tomorrow night.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Our Nation's Capital

Show in D.C. was really great. Had a blast at Velvet Lounge and hanging at Smash Records, a killer place for hardcore records, before the show. Megan from Fuzzy Logic came to hangout with us too. Check out her blog and the awesome review of our record. Much thanks goes out to her for the great review and for hanging with us in our Nation's Capital. We both are gonna give Megan a huge hug the next we see her. Hope she will make our show in Richmond on Saturday. Drinks are on us if she does.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

No internets for days.

Have not found a Wifi connection until now. We are on some internet withdrawl and barely hanging on. Jesus, how did we live without this shit... We found this weird and kinda cryptic message in a book at a restaurant the other morning. Something along the lines of "I met my mother in 1958 and had to be convinced she was not my sister", wow, was it a case of teen pregnancy? Or was it the ramblings of a drunken and hopped up glue freak? We guess; the truth will never be known. Also we stayed in this crazy Days Inn when we passed through Bristol. People living out of it and acting really creepy. It was a family of about twenty people. Not kidding. It was a crazy scene. We were loading up the van and almost got caught up in the melee the next morning. We had to pass through them several times. All of them still in their pajamas and getting in little spats on the sidewalk outside of their 4 adjoining rooms.
Right now we are in Williamsburg. Staying with some friends, eating BBQ and hanging out by the pool. Soooooo nice! Stay tuned for some record finds and pics of our show in D.C. tomorrow night.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Yup, Got 'em just in time.

Our new tape just came to us today. Released by our good friend Lee Noble who does all things on No Kings Tapes. For all those that have not been paying attention (and we know who you are) it is from our little in-store at Grady's Record Refuge from our 1st tour-cation last summer. Grady is one awesome guy and if you find yourself in Ventura, CA stop by his record store and buy some records. He also played in the great bands Monoshock and Liquor Ball and now plays in the Bad Trips and International Hello. Mighty fine resume in our book. We will have these cassettes for our trek north to D.C. and back. You can also get 'em from No Kings for $6 postage paid. Just click the link above. We are also looking forward to meeting Megan from Fuzzy Logic. We will be talking about effect pedals and drumming with her, stay tuned for that one. And, well, stay tuned for all updates from the road and such. See you all at the shows or when we get back.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

One fell through and another fell into our laps

The Fungi Girls


Creepoid show fell through. We just couldn't get it together quick enough to make it happen, oh well, they will be back through soon enough.
We did, however, have a show fall into out laps. Its with The Fungi Girls, from the Lone Star state, and Bakesale, from Memphis. Should be a great all around show. I guess I should tell you where it will all go down. Monday, July 4th, at Springwater. So, after all your BBQ is gone and you've fired your last screaming bottle rocket get thy-self to Springwater and cool your heated brains and bodies with a cold one. Then heat back up with all us. See you there.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Tour-cation Part 2

We have a little tour planned for the second week of July. Also we have a cassette coming out on No Kings Tapes. The tape is of our in-store we did last year on our first Tour-cation at Grady's Record Refuge. Stay tuned for art work. Thanks to Lee Noble for making our tour posters above and for putting out our tape as well. Lee is the shit and you should check out his tape label and his letter press services. You can catch it all at the link above. Dates are below.
Wednesday July 13th - Washington D.C. @ Velvet Lounge
with Danny Welch and TBA
Thursday July 14th - Virginia Beach @ Concrete
with Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs
and The Music Box
Concrete in Virginia Beach is now CLOSED
Saturday July 16th - Richmond @ Sprout
with Tungs and TBA

We also have a show in Nashville that we need a little help with. The show is with our bros from Philly, Creepoid. It was all going to go down at the Basement on June 30th, but a little date snafu and we are now scrambling to find a new place to have it on July 6th. If anyone can help. It would be much appreciated.
Creepoid show just couldn't come together in time.