Sunday, May 31, 2009
Grand Trine says they're not a cult, but they spend 24 hours a day together enacting their band rituals, their singer's grown his hair long and makes films about serpents, their drum kit is covered in various symbols and runes, and they took the audience on an amazing psychedelic punk journey, so I'm not entirely certain about this claim.
It's been great to see so many people coming out for so many different events this weekend, and everyone involved with organizing the festival deserves a huge congratulations for putting it on (and pulling it off so well). Not to deride the Pop Explosion, but I had more fun this weekend, and I think a growing contingent of music fans are looking forward to this festival more. - The Coast, Halifax, NS.
We ended up playing a secret show in a parking lot during the afternoon. Which was filmed from the roof so there might be some more of that popping up. It was our first time playing outside. Here are some photos:
Taken by Jackie one of the hosts. I took some snaps with a disposable camera I bought before leaving. I might post those when I get them back on Tuesday.
Holy Cobras won't be playing the show at Green Room on the 8th. So it's just us and Angels in America (Ecstatic Peace! NYC/MTL). Then we are leaving for NXNE soon after. We just found out we will be doing 12" 45RPM LP on Divorce for the end of the Summer. Details soon. We just had French Vice in our apartment and we let them smoke cigarettes indoors. "Could you please tell me how selling psychedelic mushrooms in your youth has impacted the development of your current drumming style?" ha ha. It's going to be translated into French.
I did a guest-host radio show in Halifax on CKDU FM while I was there. I didn't write down the tracks list but it includes: PiL, Gentlemen of Horror, Cold Sun, Mort Garson, Pig, The Ether, Roxy Music, Iggy Pop, The Godz, The Rentals. You can listen to it if you want to hear these jams.
I haven't been to work in 2 weeks. Ouch. I don't know what I will be eating for the next few weeks. Beans & Rice. Zaatars. Tuborg.
We don't have any more copies of the tape left. Although the label/Ottawa should have some copies left. We were really happy with the job Bruised Tongue did. Their label has put out such a slew of great releases lately. Pierre was in town for a minute yesterday and dropped of new tapes by Fucked Corpse (in denim sleeve) and Totally Ripped- who I didn't see in Halifax but we saw many sunrises with. Gonna jam both of those out now. You can listen to a new interview with the Bruised Tongue label here.
Here is that video I made last Winter using Grand Trine's SATURN as the soundtrack:
Totally dumb and I can't wait to make the next thing better. I really rushed this and I was just trying to prove I could chroma key.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tour was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Black Feelings and Tyvek were great to travel with. The Obey Convention No.3 was a huge hit this year! Some have gone as far as to say that it officially dethroned the Halifax Pop Explosion as the year's best festival. Our secret show ended up being in a parking lot w. a Totally Ripped/Sex Negatives/Omon Ra super group. Quebec City ruled too! Marc from Celine threw an awesome party, we'll be back very soon! There are a million stories and things to post. But I just got home today and am a little tired. We sold 100% of our cut of the new tapes, so hit up the Holy Cobras when they come to town next month! Below is a track from our set last Saturday at the Khyber Ballroom.
I will just keep adding stuff in the next few days. I just wanted to say that we just got an invitation to play NXNE w. THESE ARE POWERS (ex-Liars) in Toronto June 19th. This time we will burn Toronto to the ground. I won't get drunk and start crying & puking either. You'll never break this heart of stone.
Before that we will be throwing our own show with our friends at Green Room w. Holy Cobras (Ottawa) and Angels in America (Ecstatic Peace! NYC/MTL) June 8th. And then at the end of the month we are playing Suoni w. NO MEANS NO at Sala. It's going to be a busy month!
I have been given the go ahead to post another track on the myspace from the new tape. 'DIAMOND BODY SUNRISE'. It should be up in the next few hours.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
WOODS(USA Woodist Records) has now been added to the Friendship cove show w/ TYVEK, BLACK FEELINGS, GRAND TRINE & DEAD WIFE. Truly a stacked bill. Poster above by Lisa Czech. RSVP on facebook.
Friday, May 8, 2009
This is a poster for one of the show's we are doing on our tour. Check out the opening band Celine (ex-Shpilberg). Lots of stuff to announce soon: releases, future releases, shows, future shows etc.. We are just finishing up the recordings for the Holy Cobras tape which will be out in a week or so. So we'll probably be posting new tunes before we hit the road.