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.