Sunday, December 26, 2010
Come out and celebrate your post holiday depression with a group of swell bands at McCormick's this Tuesday December 28th at McCormick's in New Brunswick, NJ. It's located at 266 Somerset St. Sorry, but it's 21+ which kind of sucks. Damn the MAN.
Also, Backpocket was supposed to play but were unable to so Black Wine is now stepping in to take their place.
For Serious This Time (on tour from Long Island. Awesome band).
La Mowere' de Brricks
Sun Puddles (Erin from Full of Fancy, Tim from Backpocket, Eric from brick mower, Chris from general comedy).
And speaking of Black Wine, and Backpocket, we'll be going out with both bands on seperate weekends starting in January. But more on that later. Hope to see you there, and hope all your new sweaters your aunt got you fit nicely.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Now we gotta get this sucker mastered and see what's going to happens with this. We're hoping to have it out in March, around when we might be heading south to explore some unvisited regions of America with our implements of rockin' noise. But again, we shall see.
Here's some very few pictures from the weekend:
Yea, those weren't exciting at all. Well such is the nature of the beast when you only have a camera phone because band members like to borrow family-owned cameras and loose them in sock drawers and under car seats. Speaking of camera phones, here's a picture from one. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
So the time is upon us all. No, it's not 2012. It's time to record the full-length. Yup, that's right. If you've been following this, or talked to one of us, you may recall our calender plans for this weekend. We're going into the Hunt Studio to record with Eric Bennet, who did records for such awesome rib-stickin' bads... oppps, I mean bands, such as Black Wine, Screaming Females, Full of Fancy and more. So,that's where we'll be if you need to reach us. And of course there are three good shows Fri., Sat., and Sun. that I wanna go see in Philly and NY, but duty calls. Bummer.
AND, if you haven't got it yet, our "Floors" EP is up for FREE download over at our bandcamp site. It's been out a little over a year, and if you haven't heard it yet you might as well have the tracks. But, if you're a nut like me and still want the physical release on CD, we still have that available too.
Download at: http://brickmower.bandcamp.com/album/floors-ep
(copy and paste this bad boy. The link option wasn't workin').
We'll keep you posted on more details. Plus, some nice stuff is shaping up for the New Year, including some early year tours, a new 7'' in the spring, and oh yea, that album I guess. Stay tuned.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tomorrow, we kick off our December anti-tour. I say this because it is no tour at all. Merely, a clump of shows in three different states over 4 days (one of those states being the one we receive our mail in).
First off, tomorrow (Thursday) we’re playing Mojo 13 in Wilmington, DE w/ Cease the Day, as well as Time and Distance. Mojo 13 is at 1706 Philadelphia Pike and the show starts at 8. 21+
Friday, we’re at Savage Rock School (not Savage School of Rock as I keep promoting) in Blackwood, NJ. Show’s all-ages and we’re playing with Period Girls (no introduction), Beta Male John Wayne (Rapid Cities, Eric from uhhh… brick mower, ex-Serious Geniuses), Pajama Party, and Leo’s Tards. Show starts at 7. $5
Sunday, we finish things up at The Fire in Philadelphia. The Sidekicks from Cleveland will be there!!! Also, we have Dirt Farmer and THE DANGEROUS PONIES! Sweet deal. Show’s at 7. 21+ $7.
If you live down in the south jersey, Philly area come out if you want. Or stay in and put up your decorations. Make grandma proud.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
So, on this first night of Hanukkah (or as one of my co-workers said "that Jewish thing". Whatta dumb piece of crap she is.), let me send an early holiday wish to the celebrators, the non-haters, and to the band Yo La Tengo who will never read this I'm unfortunately sure.
Looking forward through this hectic month of holiday bliss, we got some action heating up in the brick mower bullpen. Most importantly, we're going to be heading in to the Hunt Stuido with Eric Bennet in mid-December. We will be expelling 11 songs from the uterus of rock n roll onto the petri-dish of magnetic tape (shhhh... actually digital micro-chips. Analog rules, but not as much when you're broke).
And here's some shows we have lined up for the season to keep you and yours warm:
-12/9- Mojo 13 Wilmington, DE w/a cool band that dropped off the bill. Others will be there now who are probably cool too.
-12/10-Savage School of Rock- Blackwood, NJ w/Period Girls, Beta Male John Wayne, Lost Weekend, +1.
-12/12- The Fire - Philadelphia, PA w/ The Sidekicks (OH), Dirt Farmer, The Dangerous Ponies
-12/28- @ a spot in New Brunswick w/ Backpocket, For Serious This Time (NY)
And if you want to pick up a gift for the band during this season of wintry bliss, I usually take XL shirts and like the game Simon, Kit takes a size 7 1/2 shoe and uses thick purple picks, and Steve takes big baking tins and 1.75 ltr bottle of Jack.
Friday, November 19, 2010
If you don’t, it’s ok. I rest easier with the newer version under my pillow.
Also, tomorrow night, we will have copies of our new “Box Turtle” 7’’ that just came out on Stumparumper Records. This lathe-cut slab of pop is clear as the day is long, and very limited. Hand-numbered to 50 with front and back artwork done by Ryan Duggan. The 7’’ also has a cover of “Exit Flagger” by Guided by Voices. And I’ll be honest here. I believe these things were pressed slightly fast, and the octaves on everything is a little high. SO, if you buy it from us, you’ll probably get a CD-R with it. Or, if we can’t burn ‘em all in time, you can download the 2 tracks online. We’ll see what tomorrow brings.
You can also order it now from http://www.vikingoncampusrecords.bigcartel.com/
Tomorrow’s show starts @ 7. Beta Male John Wayne, Ghost Robot Ninja Bear (duo-acoustic set), and Ex-Wife are also playing! I believe everyone who attends the show gets a free copy of the compilation (donations welcome). You can’t beat that.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Period Girls and brick mower w/ new member Kenny after Eric lost his voice and died in Cleveland.
Goodbye Blue Monday is a junk shop, or more like a museum, in Brooklyn that anyone can play. I like coming here to look at the junk and have a beer. Sometimes other people don't like to come to this everyman's hipster haven. The night brick mower and Period Girls played, that seemed to be the case. Rainy, cold, dark, and awesome. Two people from Berlin were there and particularly liked Period Girls, and wanted to know about American Riot Grrrirrlrilerrllgirl culture. As the Disney song goes, the world is a small place.
Philadelphia with DRY FEET. Awesome. Friends came down from NJ to see this (were you there?). Great time had by all. Period Girls rocking and rolling the hits. brick mower sweaty as usual. I break a string mid-set, and Kelli saves the day with by backing me up with her guitar. Unfortunately, her fretboard is black and "Box Turtle" turns into 2 and a half minute strain-my-eye fest as I try to locate dots on correct frets in the dim light. YIKES. Danger Danger Gallery!
Massachusetts here we come. Played Durgin Hall in UMASS Lowell w/TragWag and Frontrunner. Played in a classroom with chalkboards and all. Frontrunner did a stellar cover of "Straight Edge" by a some band on Dischord Records. It gets hot in that classroom fast. During a verse, a booger flies from my nose and hits a poor girl. I'm sorry. GG Allin I am not. Proceed to eat worst Chinese food we've ever had in a town over, where the girl behind the counter makes fun of us to her co-workers in Chinese. No love for brick mower while ordering egg rolls.
Over to Pittsfield, Mass. to play Rebel Sound Records. GPS gets us lost in upstate NY and declares we've "reached our destination" as we get stuck at the end of a dirt dead-end road covered in horse shit and cat X-ing signs? Hmmm, no record store, and WRONG STATE! Work out the kinks and play with Teleboy. This group of 15 year olds know how to rock and to roll. They perform a solid cover of "Waiting Room" by some band on Dischord Records. Ian MacKaye is owed a lot of royalties by Massachusetts.
Day 5: Monday. We're off. Do not disturb.
We all hop into Kelli's mom's Ford Explorer for the second stint of the tour out west. 5 people, 3 guitars, 2 amps, a drum set, and a luggage rack full of sleeping bags and do-dads. The previous day, I lose my voice. Today, my throat feels like hot coals as I ingest 3000 cough drops. PA is too long and sucks. Pull in Columbus, OH after 9 hours to Cafe' Bourbon Street. Promoter is nowhere to be found. No local bands. No money. Sound guy hates everything. We feel like shit. Thankfully, excited cook makes us free burritos and we get free beers right before we play to pissed off sound man. Bartender tells us, in his European-bloc accent, "Nice job." Cool!
Cough syrup spills all over my pants in the car. Miss everything cool in Columbus to get the hell outta there. Head to Schereville, IN and The Modern Post. Along the way, we come across a sweet middle of the cornfield antique shop where I buy a Troggs 7'' as brittle as my grandma's shin bone. Everyone leaves with sweet junk, K in particular leaves with a SWEET ceramic cat for $8. Deal indeed. Eventually play to the locals and disenfranchised youth of the central time zone. This place is pretty nifty, and I'm glad this town has The Modern Post. Saving bored souls lives one lonely school night at a time. Off to Chicago that night.
Chicago rules. We stay with Kevin Oliver in his loft of magic. It's one you might see on MTV Cribs. Kevin nonchalantly tells us the rent he and his 9 roommate pay, which makes us NJ folk cry out of pure jealousy. We play the Observatory, the biggest stage and bar I've played, which happens to be a "room" in his loft, with Dethwarrant (ex-Sass Dragons), The Studs, and Period Girls. Deep Wizard makes their debut, riding in on a rascal, and serving endless fountains of Malort, a bitter-as-fuck, practically non-drinkable liquor. Malort's pretty good after 4 shots. Great show.
We go to leave Chicago with deep dish pizza and day old Malort fermenting in our stomachs, when all of a sudden... bham, car battery dies. AAA is our savior after unsuccessful jumps. "Don't turn this car off until you get to Michigan," says Juan in his White Sox hat. 4 hours to Lansing, Michigan. If you want to hear about what happened in Lansing, talk to us personally. Or if you were there, just relive it in your mind. It's better that way. Believe us, you should ask. But really, there are no words.
Off to Cleveland (Lakewood). First, we stop over at the house used in the Bob Clark family classic "A Christmas Story." My favorite part of tour. And, inside the house, the actor that played RANDY. Fucking Randy just hanging out inside of the Christmas Story house. AMAZING. Get to the Soggy Dog where we're welcomed by the nicest fucking people ever, Kenny and Matt. The Soggy Dog is the best house in the land, perhaps. Friend of the housemates shows up after show with her tattoo gun, and very drunk. Various regrets are then etched into people's sin in the living room. Some of that ink winds up on members of brick mower. Despite hints of terrifying cat ghosts in the middle of the night, we all get a great night's rest.
Heading off to Pittsburgh. It begins to rain as we roll into town. Met up with Cody, who again, is one of the nicest fucking dudes on the planet. We play with Junkfood, Big Slrrrp, and Unfun from Vancouver @ Helter Shelter. Another great house, but luckily no one brings a tattoo gun to the show. After the show, Kelli drives us home, winding through 7 hours of Pennsylvania mountains as I scream to watch out for deer that are in fact deceptive deer-shaped shadows. We pull into NJ in rush-hour traffic. At 9 am I climb in bed, my head spinning. We all probably throw-up and pass out in our respected beds we forgot to make a week before. Tour is good.
brick mower with RANDY!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
But it also means, you're about to ENTER THE FUNHOLE!
Tomorrow night marks night 1 of the brick mower tour with our friends and trusty broads, Period Girls.
Drum roll............................................ BASH
And the dates:
11/4- Goodbye Blue Monday- Brooklyn NY 8 pm
115- Danger Danger Gallery- Philadelphia PA w/ Dry Feet, v-boys 9 PM
11/6- UMass Lowell, Lowell MA 6 pm
11/7- Rebel Sound Records, Pittsfield MA (matinee show) 2 pm
11/9- Café Bourbon St., Columbus OH 9 pm
11/10- The Modern Post- Schererville, IN 8 pm
11/11- Granny Frost Loft- Chicago, IL w/ Granny Frost
11/12- Basement 414- Lansing, MI 8 pm
11/13- Soggy Dog- Lakewood, OH
11/14- Helter Shelter- Pittsburgh, PA
If you know someone in these towns, and you don't hate us, tell em about it. Also, ask them how much room their floor has because we'd love to sweat all over it with night tremors. Ummm, we need some places to sleep is another way to put it. We'll keep you posted from the road. So find us on social networking sites for any changes and what not.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
If you're lookin' for something to do in NJ, come to this show tomorrow @ Meat Town. It's a matinee show (4:30!!!)
We're doing THE CHUNK.
Watch out for ghouls and goblins and all those scary wolves and bloodsucking Tea Party candidates.
INSPECT YOUR CANDY.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
In other news, we just got word that our lathe cut 7''s have been delayed by the folks at the plant, not the folks over at Stumparumper. After charges were filed, and acquisitions made over general apathy, the plant finally decided they'd press these things, and pushed back the arrival date practically to the end of man-kind. So needless to say, we won't have them for tour. But they'll hopefully be out before X-mas. They go good with egg nog.
Finally, this Sunday, we're playing a Superchunk cover set @ Meat Town USA in New Brunswick. Erin Fancy from Full of Fancy and Marty Leahy from Silent Way will join our 3 piece to turn this into a bloated cover band of delusional fanatics. A bunch of cracked walnuts, we are. Honored to rock the classics of Chunk. Come in costume. It's an early show. STARTS AT 4:30!!!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
So, now that I’m past the self-glorifying birthday wishes to the band, I’m gonna announce that we’re going to be entering the Hunt Studio, NJ to record with Eric Bennet in mid-December to do the full-length album. When it will see the light of day, only time will tell? But for now, I’m going to rejoice in the fact that some of these damn songs will finally be put to tape and scratched off of the “songs to record” list. I hate that list.
Also, brick mower’s going to be on the compilation Friends with Benefits from Love/Hate Records. It should be out in mid-November. We’ll be playing a release show on November 20th at a yet to be named location in New Brunswick to commemorate the hard work put in by the two John’s over at Love/Hate Records. They’ll also be throwing a show in Brooklyn the previous night with other bands from the comp.
Our track is “Daughter, What is the Matter?” however; it’s an unreleased, re-recorded, re-charged, slightly different, and maybe better version than the one on “Floors.” But yea, for you completists, it’s new. Other artists on FWB include Dude Japan, Soft Black, Rapid Cities, mOck, Montagna & The Mouth to Mouth, Ex Wife, In Ribbons, and a ton of other bands are scattered across this thing.
Finally, a lot of shows coming up. Closest one on the calender is at Brighton Bar in Long Branch, Wed. October 27th Starts at 8 PM and it’s $8.
Check the myspace page for more show listings! Thanks a bunch, for the brunch.
Monday, October 11, 2010
This is our webstore we set up a couple weeks ago where you can easily acquire our split 7'', CD ep, or t-shirts. Borrow your mom's credit card and go to town. But if you're under 18, ask your parent's permission. We don't wanna get involved with that jazz.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Hey cool kids. Finally, the weather’s cooling off and our split-personality disorders and economic frustrations are heating up! Yes, October has struck, and the wheels are finally staying on for a change. Because our bandwagon is generally a rickety one.
But brick mower and Period Girls November tour is shaping up nicely and is almost fully rounded out. We’ll be coming to a town near you soon. Here’s what we got so far:
All shows w/brick mower and Period Girls
11/4- Goodbye Blue Monday-
11/6/- UMass Lowell,
11/7- Rebel Sound Records,
11/10- The Modern Post-
11/11- Granny Frost
11/12- Basement 414-
11/13- TBA in
If you know anyone in these great American towns, feel free to spread the word. I’ll post one final revitalized schedule as time goes on. Also, as you can see Saturday November 13th is TBA in
Also, out in time for the tour (hopefully) is our new lathe cut, clear 7’’ on Stumparumper Records. This is going to be a super rare item, pressed in a ridiculously small batch. Does that make us cool? I looked in the mirror this morning and I can already tell you the answer is "no." The artworks done by gig-poster extraordinaire Ryan Duggan, and will be black ink on yellow covers for those who care about such mind-altering minutiae.
Box Turtle ('10 recording of it)
Exit Flagger (Guided by Voices cover)
Again, hopefully be out in late October. Let us know the deal. We can put one to the side for you if you want one.
That’s that for now.
Couple NJ shows at the end of the month to report on:
10/27- Brighton Bar w/ The Dreadnoughts (crazy Celtic polka-punk from
"And all because the lady's love October"
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
This is tomorrow's show! Be there, unless you have to use a rowboat to get around, cause Mr. and Mrs. Weatherman are saying scary things about the clouds cryin' all over us. Tomorrow, the angels will be bowling, and God will sweat all over the land of New Jersey, but the show will go on.
Friday, this show's in Brooklyn at Party Xpo. Starts at 10. I think we go on at 11 and Banditas are touring from Boston. Radical and fanatical. Not sure how much this show is. I'm gonna say $7? That sounds like a good guess to me.
A real blog coming soon. Not just pictures of flyers and frogs with hats.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Hey! We're gonna be in Philadelphia tomorrow with the same damned awesome line-up that we played with last night. It's at The Dreamcastle in South Philly. Mike Bruno and the Black Magic Family Band start at 7 PM. Banned Books and Granny Frost are on tour, so if you're in Philly, tell your Philly friends, Chase Utley, and that fieldgoal kickin', garbage pickin', Philadelphia phenomenon to come out to the show. Donations for the road traveled warriors of rock n' roll please...
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
MEAT TOWN USA in New Brunswick, NJ
Also on this show is Banned Books and Mike Bruno!!!
In the past year, Stumparumper Records has helped put out stuff for all of these bands including us, and now we're all getting together for some shows. Banned Books will also follow Granny Frost through the weekend.
brick mower will also be appearing at this show!
-Saturday 9/25 @ DreamCastle in Philadelphia w/(the same awesome line-up!) Ask us for that address if you like or live in Philly.
Here's the Granny Frost/Banned Books dates if you wanna be like Phish-heads and follow them around:
9/23 @ Meat Town USA in New Brunswick, NJ
9/24 @ Dave's Basement w/Bloody Swimsuit in Worcester, MA
9/25 @ DreamCastle in Philly
9/26 @ Bullshot's Pizza Pub w/Zebra and Bulls Fight Tonight in Atlantic City, NJ
Also, once more, we have some shirts in S,M,L, and XL. You can order them below if you'd like by clicking on this link.
Thanks a bunch!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Is this to blame for the lack of blogging? Sure, I'll blame it on the weather.
But anyway, just got back from a little show we played tonight. Got asked to play last minute at Court Tavern in New Brunswick with SLAW, the Weird Fantasy Band, Black Wine, and the resurrection of Mohawk Barbie. Twas a nice one. AND, someone does need to give the door guy at Court Tavern a hug (only because I want to see if he'll whip out a pocket knife in former mentioned occasion). That gentlemen, for the second brick mower show in a row, didn't believe Kit was in the band, and questioned us MEN if "that person" was in the band. Ummm, yea.
If you're in the NJ area, we're playing this show on Thursday, September 23rd @ Meat Town USA with our buddies Granny Frost from Chicago. Also, Banned Books and Mike Bruno are playing. This show is NOT to be missed.
So without any further add eww.... LET US DRESS YOU. We now have some new t-shirts. Here's a modeling picture!
Oppp, wrong picture.
We have shirts in S, M, L, and XL. Hope you know what those letters stand for. If so, you're in for a treat. Message us if you want to acquire one at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, we have our "Floors" EP up for download over at our Bandcamp website.
More info on the life and times of us to come. Hang on to your hats!!!!!
Sunday, September 5, 2010
This past weekend, Kit's other band, Period Girls got to rock and roll all over the streets of NYC. First they rocked. Then, they rolled. They rolled from block to block, down dark alley-ways, skinning their knees along the way. They rolled right over the Hudson, and back again. They rolled through Time Square, rolled right over the Major Deegan, rolled through the walls of the Lincoln and Holland tunnels, and rolled right into the arms of authorities, who charged them with excessive rolling, and causing a nuisance. That's how much rock and roll occurred.
On Friday, the Girls played Death by Audio in Brooklyn w/the Weird Fantasy Band, Unnatural Helpers, and Passive Aggressor. Then on Saturday, they got to play with Short Dark Strangers, Methodist, and Savage Pinkos! I must say, Friday's show was fucking great. Saturday, well I was parking the tour car for the band while they played. Were they good? Sure, why not.
So, what's up with brick mower? Hmmm, a new lathe cut 7'' is coming out this fall on Stumparumper Records. The records will be limited to 100, with a newer version of Box Turtle on side-A and a cover of Guided by Voices "Exit Flagger" on Side-B. I'm gonna take a shot and say that'll be out as the weather's getting colder (almost too cold).
That's it for now. Some shows at the end of this month:
September 23rd: Meat Town USA w/Granny Frost (IL) and Banned Books (NJ) in New Brunswick,NJ
September 25th: Dream Castle w/Granny Frost, Banned Books, and Mike Bruno in South Philly, PA
September 30th: Little Richard's w/the Maple Stave (NC) + more in New Brunswick, NJ.
October 1st: Party eXpo w/Divets (RI) in Brooklyn, NY
Also, still looking for some mid-west tour help in IL, WI, MN, PA if anyone's got some suggestions that we haven't unearthed yet.
Here's some pictures of girls at Death by Audio from Labor Day Friday: