Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer Update From the Front Lines

Hello friends. Sit down and let me tell you a story.....

Unfortunately, I have misplaced my reading glasses and can not read at this time. So please stand up, and exit to your left. BUT FIRST, a few brick mower stuffs going on.

It'll be a busy August in the tri-state area for the mower.... come see us and a bunch of rad cool bands at the following places:

AUGUST DATES:

(but first July... shhhh)
7/25- Hillsborough, NJ @ Bastard Culture HQ  7 PM

8/3- Asbury Park, NJ @ Lakeside Studios (this is a small acoustic gathering, probably a solo thing. Get drunk and show up. But definitely get drunk first).

8/4- Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron w/ The Elsinores and Crow Bait  8 PM

8/19- Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes w/ The Sidekicks, Dowsing, Sundials 8 PM

8/22- Brooklyn, NY @ Death by Audio w/ Nuclear Santa Claust and BLACK WINE (Black Wine's record release and tour kick-off!!!) 7 pm

8/30- New Brunswick, NJ @ The Court Tavern  9 pm

8/31- New Brunswick, NJ @ Paradise Lost 7 pm w/ California X


Also, a small tour is coming together slowly but hopefully surely in the middle of all this.

AND in further news.... why don't you grab a copy of the new record. And the old ones. And others too.  

Additionally, we got some new shirts swirlin' around the market



These bad boys (or girls) will be available at our shows. Grab yourself a nice one today! These were drawn up by our good friend Tom Lowell, and printed by the great people over at Self Aware Records!


That's it for now.  

Tanks!









-E

Thursday, June 26, 2014

NEW VIDEO for "Shitty Parade" OUT NOW!

Hey gang.

Our newest video premiered recently over at Brooklyn Vegan for the single off our hot off the plates LP Teenage Graceland.  The track in question is none other than "Shitty Parade," your grandma's favorite song to tell her friends about.

Check it out below.

SHITTY PARADE


YES.  Surprisingly enough, it IS radio friendly.

The video was directed by our bud Anthony Palma from the great band Wild Rice, with assistance from Josh Stavola. Also, thanks to our friends Colleen and Shannon for helping and hanging out.

Stick that in your pipe and snuff it out.

More to come. HANG TIGHT.... and hang loose.

-E

Thursday, June 12, 2014

TEENAGE GRACELAND is a reality

Hey everyone. After a long absence from the blogger scene, the brick mower machine is back writing some shit. Basically, this blog is first damn thing that comes up in Google, and then someone posted on twitter it looks like we broke up. Well if not updating a blog means we broke up, then shit, that guy can carry the amps into the next show... Cause this ship is still sailing.

Anyways, THE BLOG IS UPDATED.  Also, a good reason to update, we have a NEW LP that came out recently on Don Giovanni Records.   Teenage Graceland, 11 brand new songs from us, by us, for you, and you, and YOU.  

You can order the LP here from Don Giovanni Records, or stream it at our bandcamp.


Alright. Alright.  We're playing some shows, looking to do a tour this September. Check back soon. We should be posing a video on this site REAL SOON.   Thanks for hanging with us.  Take it easy.   

More thorough update to come soon. Soon. SOOOOOOOOON.

-E

Thursday, February 13, 2014

NEW LP IS A COMIN'/ Where Have We Been?/ Where Are We Going?

The title of this blog really says it all.  Okay then. Bye!

JUST KIDDING. I wouldn't do that to you. But seriously is says it all. Manages to ask a couple questions in it too.

If you follow this blog or band (we hope band before blog), you might have noticed we've been off this forum for a little bit. Well, sometimes typing gets too damn tedious, and you gotta get off the computer. But in reality, we were putting the finishing touches on some stuff, playing a few shows, and generally sluggishly limping through the winter. SO, what's new with us....?

OUR NEW LP Teenage Graceland will be released on LP via Don Giovanni Records on March 25th!!!


YOU CAN PRE-ORDER at the Don Giovanni Records webstore HERE!

Also, a post beforehand would have done some good but can't relive the past. (That's good advice everyone since it is impossible).  We got to play the 2014 Don Giovanni Records Showcase this year at the Music  Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, and it funking ruled.  Thanks to Joe and Zach for another awesome year.  Below's a video of reasonable audio, but pristine picture quality of us playing our song "Punched Out." Check out those moves!!!!  The part where Kitsin spins on her head while walkin' up the bass Mingus-style is nuts!


So anyways, pre-order the LP. We're having 2 record release shows March 21st (in Brooklyn at the Acheron) and March 22nd (in New Brunswick, NJ at Cooler Ranch).  Please check the tour dates link on the sidebar for details.  

More info to come on that.

FINALLY, we're going to be heading out on a 3 week tour starting April 18th.  Tour dates and locations will be announced soon as we stitch this thing together with a dull needle and tangled twine. 

THANKS!  See ya's sooner than we did the last post.  The wheel's are turning again on the rusty machine.  

-Eric

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Back On the Blacktop: A Holiday Metal Mix (and a TOUR tomorrow)

No... it's not a holiday metal mix.  It's just the title to this blog.

But like the rest of the title says, we, the brick mower foundation, are hitting the road to spread a little New Jersey cheer for the holidays.  And where are we going?   Well, get a load of this..... (below. look down.)


Check out that kid and his fucking whuppin' stick.

Yeah, that's where we'll be. Actually, that's a slight lie.  12/7 in Michigan has hit the skids, and we're now without a show. If by chance, you read this and can help between Cleveland and Chicago, get in touch with us via facebook or vikingoncampus@gmail.com   

And for the rest of the dates, well here's where they're at:

12/5- Utica, NY @ The Dev
12/6- Cleveland, OH @ Mosh Eisley w/ Nona, All Dogs
12/7- HELP!
12/8- Chicago, IL @ Quenchers w/ brickfight, Rad Payoff
12/9- Springfield, IL @ The Black Sheep
12/10- St. Louis, MO @ Lemmons w/ Breakmouth Annie
12/11- Bloomington, IN @ The Owlery
12/12- Lexington, KY @ Al's Sidecar
12/13- Columbus, OH @ Dinotopia
12/14- Pittsburgh, PA @ 222 Ormsby


So there you have it then.  

Also, record update:  It's done being mixed. About to go to press. Whoa!

ALSO, MARK YOUR CALENDERS.  The DON GIOVANNI RECORDS Showcase for 2014 is up and announced. We'll be at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 8th w/ Black Wine, Priests, California X, and Screaming Females.  Get your tickets. They'll be online soon. 


Go to all 3 shows of the showcase. Go on. Don't be a stick in the mud. 


Also, also, big thanks to our buddies in Dinged Up, and everyone at Wallride Manor in Mayrland.  If you haven't heard Dinged Up, or aren't familiar with Wallride Records... please take the time.  DAMN! Quality, quality, quality.  Got to play two great shows with Dinged Up this past weekend, and we were beyond stoked!  

Well, that's it for now.  Gotta pack my toothbrush.  

Thanks everyone.

-E

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Update From the Studio/December Mid-West Tour

Hello folks!  Happy Halloween in the post-sense of the holiday greeting, as we've now embarked fearlessly and animalisticly into the great abyss of November.  Which reminds me; If you are reading this before 2 am East Coast time, turn your clocks back one hour!!!  It's time to embrace that extra hour of darkness until late March, turning us all into flabby, wanna-be poets, and whiskey guzzlin' miscreants.

So we've been off the beaten path publicly in the past month! But in that past month, we celebrated our 4th year as a band! How 'bout that?  Also, as previously reported, we've been working on our forth-coming LP, and 3rd total.  Here's some pictures of the scene of the crime, mostly of inanimate objects!!!






From the source


blurry eric

super blurry steve

invisible kitsin



duhrums


some stuff we recorded, I think....


The LP is currently being mixed and mastered and will be out in early 2014!  

ALSO, this weekend we are playing doing a quick weekend tour up in Massachusetts with our pals Gnards.  Hopefully the rioting from the Red Sox World Series victory will have subsided by then as we wish to have our tour vehicle remain right-side up on all 4 tires during our stay. Please.

THE SHOWS:

11/7- Lowell, MA @ Wilder Zangcraft House w/ Gnards, Dirty Dirges  8 PM

11/8- Worcester, MA @ The Firehouse w/ The Young Leaves, Real Good, Gnards 8 PM

11/9- Alston, MA @ O'Brien's (matinee show) w/ Congratulations, Gnards, Real Good 1 PM 

Email us at vikingoncampus@gmail.com for addresses and additional info.



FINALLY, we're heading out to the mid-west in December for a quick run through the rust belt, bourbon trail, and any other silly names given to areas with strictly regional appeal.  The schedule is below.  Some help is needed in spots and if you can provide any help on the highlighted stuff (aka, Pennsylvania), please email us @ vikingoncampus@gmail.com


THE DECEMBER SHOWS!!!

12/5- ANYWHERE, PA (HELP)

12/6- Cleveland, OH @ Mosh Eisley

12/7- Kalamazoo, MI @ TBA

12/8- Chicago, IL @ Township

12/9- Springfield, IL @ The Black Sheep 

12/10- St. Louis, MO @ FUBAR

12/11- Bloomington, IN @ Club Cool

12/12- Lexington, KY @ TBA

12/13- Columbus, OH @ Dinotopia

12/14- Pittsburgh, PA (HHHHHEEELLLPPP!)


Additionally, we're playing a couple shows with our buds Dinged Up from MD at the end of November, along with some local jaunts.   Thanks for hanging with us, and thanks for checking in over the past 4 weird years!  

Take it easy, but not too easy.  And we'll leave you with this...

Kitsin's mother hammering a knife into a head of cabbage!


Success, as Kitsin's mother splits the head of cabbage into quarter sections for easier boiling!




-E



Monday, September 16, 2013

Hittin' the Studio....

Hey everyone.

YES!

Brick MOWER

2013

THIS YEAR

THAT IS

WHAT

We

r

sayin....


If that didn't pump you UP!, then Mr. or Ms. Soulless wonder, I don't k now what will. So howdy to all who check in on this blog.  Managed to abandoned it for a month or so. What can we say? August got hot, and our sweaty fingers couldn't figure out how to work these keyboards.


SOOOO.... brick mower WILL be heading into the studio this weekend to record our followup LP to last year's My Hateable Face LP.  It'll have 10 or 11 tracks (or something like that) and we'll post some picture and the like as it happens.


Also, we've been kicking around the area after our month long tour that ended in June.  Should've posted about these earlier, but we ended up playing some pretty sweet shows at Boyd Park in New Brunswick with Black Wine, California X, Screaming Females with Chris Gethard as the gracious host this month. Also played a killer show at Ithaca College with Screaming Females and Speedy Ortiz.  Thanks a ton to Joe and Zach at Don Giovanni for setting up the Boyd park show last week, and for everyone who came out and braved the sun.

Here's some Boyd park pictures:






Boy, what a rush. 



Also, here's a cool video someone posted of us playing our new song, "Georgia Glass," in Minot, ND. This was mere hours before we attempted to drive all night to Missoula, but got eaten alive by blinding mountain fog at 4 am.  Best gas station nap of our lives!



Take care for now.  More news to come- brick mower lives.


-E

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Summer Is Still Happening? WTF?

Hey guys. Eric here, holding down Summer Camp brick mower over here.  Arts and crafts is almost over, then it's off to the swimming hole, followed by touch volley ball, and three legged manhunt. But not before drinking a whole gallon of bug juice.

In real news that's not completely ridiculous, we are scheduled to head into the studio to record our third full-length LP.  Will probably be out later this year, or early next year.

In more news, we have a couple of split 7'' releases that we're in talks with that'll probably see release later this year.


In more news, it was announce today that we are going be on a real rad FREE SHOW line-up happening in September in New Brunswick, NJ.


Yes, we'll be playing with Screaming Females, California X, and Black Wine!  Show starts at 1 PM @ Boyd Park, and it's all gonna be hosted by Chris Gethard.   The facebook event page is below:
September 7th show.

Other upcoming shows we have:
8/8- Lulu's- Brookyn, NY  8 PM w/ Deep Pockets

8/22- Ray Cappo's Cantina- New Brunswick, NJ 6 PM (Kicking Spit Record Release Show)

8/24- Mother Pugs- Staten Island, NY  5 PM

9/05- Asbury Lanes- Asbury Park, NJ  8 PM w/ Psychic Teens, Black Wine

That is all for now.  Goodbye.

-E