Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Last Nugget of Fun at the Litterbox

This past Sunday we had the honor of playing the last show at The Litterbox, formerly known as Courtlandt Land. As mentioned earlier, we played our first show here last year so it was great to come in some sort of full-circle fashion and play the place we started out. I guess it's not full-circle because it wasn't our last show, unless I blow up or something before Saturday's show. Thanks to all the friends who came out, everyone that watched, and participated in this delectably fun, yet very very sad day in of local DIY-ness.

Thanks also to The Timid Roosevelts for driving up from Bordentown to play. My friend Cory was able to recommend them for the show and they were really fucking great, and super nice people too. Stefan and Old Snake shared yelps and drummers, and it was so ugly and beautiful. Jalopy struck the last ever chord in the basement, although not one you'll find in a "Learning Guitar for Dummies" book, so they were even better than the first time I saw them. And hats off to Period Girls, who opened the show with a 9 minute set of distorted garage punk, and expressed precisely why they don't want to go to rodeos with specific people.

Kelli and Kate of Litterbox fame have just moved in with the Mattress boys over at Meat Town. Fantastic. More Period Girls shows to come!

Finally, we're playing at The Court Tavern this Saturday. We go on at 9:30. Doors are at 9. Hope to see you there. Yes, you too.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Ok, so we are not actually blowing up The Litterbox. Nor are we, "blowin' it up" like a hip rap superstar might wax about on his wax stax. The Litterbox though, is unfortunately closing. We got to play our first show here on October 22, '09 with Batrider from New Zealand. It was fucking amazing. And since then we've gotten to play here 3 more times (tomorrow, our forth). The people here have been great to us, especially Kelli of Period Girls fame. We've only been coming here a short time but regardless, it's been such a cool spot that so many people have been a part of, and meant a lot to a ton of basement dwellers. But, in the past week, the reality that the house is closing its door to shows has started to feel very melancholy (& the infinite sadness-zwan). Such things are easily taken for granted. Appreciated at the time, but it really sucks when you can't look forward to it anymore.

So, alright, I'm done getting all teary eyed. Maybe it's the couple beers I just had. Many other bands deserve to play the last show here. Some were in mind (i.e. Screaming Females, but you know, they're on tour), but it will be a great show with a lot of friends and band families getting together. Come out to The Littebox/CLL in New Brunswick tomorrow night @ 6:30 if you can. Message us for the address or ask a punk.

The Lineup, you ask?:
-brick mower: who? bunch a' numbskulls if ya ask me
-The Timid Roosevelts: great fucking female-fronted punky-power-pop songs!
-Period Girls (Kit from brick mower, Kelli from Savantes, & Colleen from Ass_Cherios Guestbook play their 1st show)
-Old Snake (Stefan, from In Air's otha' band, 'cause In Air couldn't play)
-Jalopy (the name says it all, and they fucking rule)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Upcoming Releases and Shows and Backbeaters

Hello y'all. Paula Dean here. No, just kidding. This is Eric from the supergroup brick mower. I say supergroup because Paula Dean has just joined on drums. No, just kidding. Why can't I stop talking about Paula Dean? Because her delicious recipes are weighing down my conscience and thought process. So, here's the scoop. A.) Paula Dean is a southern cookin' chef on the Food Network who got hit in the face with a frozen ham last X-mas (true story... see below) B.) Paula Dean is not in our band, and C.) Steve is drumming with us! Steve is not famous like Food Network cooks and chefs but he can play a mean drum and we're happy to have his steady paradiddles backing us up.

So, now that Steve's gonna bang the drum for us, we've got 2 shows to report. We'll be @ Tommy's Tavern in Brooklyn on May 21st w/ Savantes and others. Then, on May 29th we'll be at The Court Tavern w/The Earaches. Both these shows begin at 9, and we play @ 9:30 at The Court Tavern. It'd be nice to see you, under these show-like conditions later in the month, whoever you are.

And more releases to announce. Stumparumper Records, the great label that's brought you such ear-candy such as Banned Books, Railcars, Fuck Montreal, has agreed to release our "Floors" EP on cassette. They will be limited to 50 with new cover art. These will help people with outdated automobile tape decks to sing along to us while stuck in rush hour traffic.

Also, Stumparumper will be putting out a lathe cut 6'' picnic-plate vinyl of us sometimes in the near future. Yes, that's right. An actual picnic plate, with our music on it. Release date for that is some ways away but the tape should be out in the next month or two. Also, our split 7'' with Savantes will be out in a few months as well via Viking on Campus Records.
So yes, a lot of scattered brick mower tunes will be disseminated to the world in the upcoming months. Songs in the works for a new album that will just make you wanna get down and make-out. It'll be 27 minutes in heaven for you when this thing hits the shelf. But again, we've gotta write it first.
Okay, goodbye for now. Take care y'all.