Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Review in Profane Existence

Dig it, folks:

"With a name like Sex Bunker how can this not be good right?  Well I was surprised to judge a band by its name.  To start off the A side is “I’d buy that for a dollar” basically a ballad of how Americans need to consumer everything that is flashed in front of them on the television.  Next is “Only Natural” a very nice snotty punk song  with some yelling vocals.  “A Man who had Faith”  followed by  “Sir, We Are they/Where I’m From”  and finally “Church of the Glowing Rectangle” all very well put together songs with some vocals reminding me of ANS more of the talking over the tracks then singing over them. With the last track talking about No one being there for him/them.  All in all I’m kinda sad I missed them in Minneapolis when they came through. Cool splatter packaging for this seven inch and you get stickers! Self-released.(XbezerkerX)"

I'm appreciating the ANS reference. Most excellent. Linkage!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

oh, hello again

tones are set, automating now, brian wilson phase nearly complete, see photo for motivation, ill write all about what happened, there are a lot of photos on the sex bunker facebook


more frequent updates/photos/anecdotes/maybe a sample soon

as seriously as a heart attack,
bert

post-signature:
i could have sworn it was "agent mulder telling it like it is," but i guess it was the cigarette smoking man "telling agent mulder like it is," which in turn makes a lot more sense for what is being said on that track.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Minutes from SXBNKR Ltd. Shareholder Meeting, March 5th 2012

Last night was the most productive practice we've had in ages. As such, I'm hungover at work. Marijuana and water and rest is what I really need, but I'll settle for marijuana and water and black coffee for the time being.

In order to bring the three people who read this blog up to speed, we played a couple shows in late January and early February. Two were at a cool space in Bridgeport called the Orphanage, and one was in our neighbor's place. Here's some flyers, offered to authenticate my claims.





As our five-year anniversary as a band approaches, we're finally, actually, really preparing to release our first seven inch. I'm just as shocked as anyone else, considering I've been saying, "Yeah, we're gonna work on a seven inch sometime soon" for just about the whole duration of our existence as a band.

Last night, there was vigorous discussion regarding the recording of our slab of vinyl and the tour to follow. Walsh insisted a station wagon would be adequate to meet our transportation needs, and as much as I love the mental image of cruising across the Midwest in a 1987 Buick Roadmaster, realistically I think we'd need more space. Walsh claims I have a van fetish, which might be overstating things slightly, but I counter with this ringing endorsement of the Ford Econoline with Mike Watt, of Minutemen fame.

Also discussed, over a case of Old Style we cracked into at 10:15PM, was the art direction for the record. Woji is going to be handling the cover art, and we're going to attempt to screen the sleeves ourselves. If anything, it'll give us something to do while we wait for the test pressings to show up . . .

We have plenty of demos finished, so by the end of the coming weekend we hope to have the drum tracks "in the can," to use the parlance of the profession. We'll hopefully be able to record the drums in a . . . um, "unique" location. With any luck I'll have some pictures and more details with the next post.

The proposed tour dates are as follows - they're all tentative, but the bands listed are the bands we're hoping to play with on those nights.

5/24 - Milwaukee, WI
5/25 - Madison/Appleton, WI
5/26 - Minneapolis, MN
5/27 - Fargo, ND (with Fuck Detector)
5/28 - Ohama/Lincoln, NE
5/29 - Des Moines/Davenport, IA
5/30 - Bloomington, IL
5/31 - Indianapolis, IN (with the Classless)
6/01 - Kalamazoo, MI (with Inflatable Best Friend)
6/02 - Hammond, IN (with Decay After Death)

More recording shit soon! Pictures, video, maybe a podcast. Wait, what? Podcast? Yeah, probably not that last one.

This has been Mez, sweaty and looking just as terrible as ever.


Thursday, January 5, 2012

SHOW TONIGHT!


We're playing a last-minute show tonight at the Crown Tap Room tonight with FUCK DETECTOR (from North Dakota) and LIL' DAVE of THE ARRIVALS! Come on out and get a sample of our new tunes! Free Sex Bunker stickers for all, and we'll also have t-shirts with a new design!



SEX BUNKER
FUCK DETECTOR
LITTLE DAVE MERRIMAN

CROWN TAP ROOM
2821 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
10PM / 21+ / $5