Friday, April 30, 2010

Scratching the Vinyl Scene

Howdy, folks and folkettes. Our vinyl record has finally seen the light of day. Well, half the light of day. Meaning, we finally appear on one side of a 7'' record cause this baby's a split. Your parents may be more familiar referring to this vinyl format as a "45," meaning 45 Rotations Per Minute. Anyway, fuck your parents. This is a 7" which may sound suggestive, but believe us, it is not.

After a couple months of blood, sweat, and fears, the record has finally seen the light of day. Like a newborn baby busting forth from the fresh womb of shyness, our 7'' has taken to the streets with confidence and a lack of motor skills.So, you want the details? The 7'' was released on our very own Viking on Campus label. On Side A we have Granny Frost from Chicago, IL. Granny Frost is one of the best kept secrets we've been lucky enough to find. Granny Frost is one of the great enigmas of the world. The kind of music project that you dig through crates and crates of old dusty records hoping to stumble across. It's an honor to share a side with Mr. Granny Frost. Oh yeah, Kevin Oliver (of Granny Frost glam), has put out our previous split release on Songs on Tape last December, and "second time" is the new charm.

By the way, we only have three copies of those split tapes left as of now. If you want something fun to show your grandkids, you can email us @ for those tapes. Hell, if you want the brand spankin' new 7'' you can email us there too. Again, the number to call again is....

godnight, godbless, and godluck

Monday, April 19, 2010

Punk's Not Dead, It Just Hit the Hay

Show report! Show report! brick mower is gonna be playing some rock and roll tunes to the general public, who I'm told is into rock and roll music! All 3 bands plan to shake, rattle, roll, fall, spit, kick, and punch their way to freedom! Who else is playing? Cats Are Everywhere, that's who. Who else? Mike Bruno and the Mouths of Mire. Or as I like to say, Mike "Fucking" Bruno. I just don't like to say that around my mother.

If you don't know where the Brighton Bar is, it is at 121 Brighton Ave. in Long Branch, NJ.

Also, if you're hungry, I found something you might like at the store the other day. Take note of the upper corner of the jar. It's organic!

Our show is $7 to get in to. And Hair Mayonnaise is $10?!

Friday, April 16, 2010

This is Why Dave Can't Have Nice Things Anymore (all that and MORE)

Just finished up a whirlwind week. Why a whirlwind? Because I just felt like typing “whirlwind.” I don’t use it enough in my day to day conversations or writings, so I felt like now would be good time to employ “whirlwind.” Was it actually a “whirlwind” week? Well, more just like mildly gusty.

Got to play on WRSU’s “Overnight Sensations” show last Friday. Played 5 songs, including our #41, with a bullet, single, “The Worst Part of Loving You (is the Pain you Brew)(in your Cauldron)(you Witch).” Actually, now that I think about it, we forgot to play that song, but we did play others. Then we got to sit down for an hour with the show's host, Jared Migden, where we were interrogated, probed, and inspected in the nether regions of our young bodies. Jared really kicked ass, and let Dave Smilow (drummer extraordinaire for the night) and I talk about our fantasy baseball league for 10 nerd laden minutes. It was very punk rock and roll high school.

Last night, we got to play with Daniel Francis Doyle from the Lone Star state, Rapid Cities from the Garden State, Pearly from the Cal Ripken state, and Sparkle Shit from the State of the Union. This show marked the first appearance of newest brick mowianite drummer, Steve (yet another name to the list of awesome human beings who help us out on the drums).

If you were there, you may have heard my vocals chords shredding as I was downed with the sickness. I had the coughs. Also, while loading gear into our car before the show, we neglected to put K. Gogan’s bass in the car, and left it on the side of the road. It went unattended for about 35 minutes, until we realized we’d forgot it. K.’s wonderful mother was called. Momma Gogan drove to find where we left it, and stopped a 60 year old man who just began walking away with the bass, claiming he thought it was put out for garbage. Whoo-wee, crisis averted. So now K. is recovering from her traumatic near death encounter of her bass, 3 guitar pedals, and a tuner (not to mention a colorful collection of nifty thick picks).

This is what we think the man may have looked like stealing her guitar, based on eyewitness accounts and an artist rendering. .....

That’s all for now. NEXT SHOW @ BRIGHTON BAR in LONG BRANCH, NJ 4/22 @ 9PM 18+ We’re playing with Mike Bruno and Cats are Everywhere. Mike fucking rules, as does Cats are Everywhere. Come out because prime-time television sucks anyway. (The views and opinions expressed in this page are strictly those of the page author. The contents of this page have not been reviewed nor approved by Neilsen Media Research, based on remarks made regarding prime-time television. Viewer Discretion is Advised).

Friday, April 2, 2010

April Fools Everyone but Us


Figured I'd post a little post just in case you're anxious to get a little post in your life. Fair enough? Great.

So there's not much news to report. We're playing an in studio show on the radio program, "Overnight Sensations" on WRSU 88.7 FM. If you're not in NJ, I'm sure you can listen on the internet. That seems to be a reasonable technological alternative these days.

We are also playing a show @ The Litterbox on Thursday, April 15th w/ Daniel Francis Doyle (from Austin, TX), Rapid Cities, and Sparkle Shit. Show starts at 7 and it's in New Brunswick.

Hmmm, what else? Still waiting for our split 7'' with Granny Frost to come in. Back up at the plant I guess? I'll go ahead and just blame it on the economy like everyone else does. But that should be out soon, on Viking on Campus Records.

Thinking out loud for a moment, if I may, maybe I'll start posting more mundane shit, you know, like a real blog?

Finally, oh yes, we're working on songs for our full-length which we're hoping to record in late July or August. Enjoy your Easter, you pagans and athiests. Cheer up ya sad sacks.