Thursday, July 29, 2010


Remember that band? Tapes 'N Tapes? They certainly were something. Yea, I have their CDs. So what? You wanna fight now or something? Your CDs are better than my CDs? Is that it? Well I can go toe to toe Mr. Meanstuff. Sure, go ahead. Call me that. I'll just turn my Tapes N Tapes CD up louder and drown you out. Feel the rock.

Tapes n Tapes is also what we got for you!!!! Just in time to sell out of our brick mower/Granny Frost split cassette (put out last December by the Chicago based, Songs on Tape label), comes our newest tape calamity. It's the FLOORS ep, reissued here on cassette through the pride of Pennsylvania, Stumparumper Records.

Each tape is individually spiffed up for your enjoyment. It's like a maddened Security guard at the Crayola factory got hold of our tapes, and had his sensual way with them. They're all hand numbered with love from Pat Kelley, proprietor over at Stumparumper.

You can get them from us at shows or from Pat for just $2.50 at

And just get everything from that label. Seriously, all the releases are fucking awesome. The packaging on everything is SPECTACULAR. It's a shame if you don't own at least half the shit off that label.

Preaching a little? Maybe. Sorry. But, yes. Help support a fantastic DIY label.

Here's 2 shows you should know about coming up!

This one's tonight. If you happen to be reading this right now, cancel your plans. Actually, no wait. 2/3rds of us are mighty sick. Seems brick mower is either stalked by snow storms or colds/vomiting before our shows. So don't cream your pants over this one yet.

Then there's this show, which is next Wednesday. Could you ask for a better show? Ok, maybe if you wanted to see The Velvet Underground open up for Pavement at The Beatles' Shea Stadium concert. But that's impossible anyway. So don't even think such crazy thoughts. Take care, or take car.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Somethin's brewin' in my stomach.

Hmmm, looks like I started posting something a few days ago, which I then erased, but somewhere along the line I hit the publish button. So if you frequent our brick mower blog, all 2 and a half of you have probably just seen "The Future Ain't" posted, with nothing else under it.

What does it mean?
Fuck all if I know.
So, without any further ado, here's some pictures to make up for it.
Our next show is @ The Brighton Bar in Long Branch on July 29th w/ Trinitron. This flyer lies too. Lugrust isn't playing anymore, but is being replaced by another one of Jacko's bands. If you know Jacko, then they're like Lugrust. Hope to see you there!

Check back tomorrow or something for something I maybe meant to post over the weekend. Thanks Frank.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Last Minute show @ Meat Town 7/14

Just found out about this show. With Steve in England and unable to bang the drum, our friend Dave Smilow will sit behind the kit for a show and play a few songs he knows. A nice sweaty way to kill the downtime hangover. Come watch the rusty oldies played without a safety net.

Also, Mountain Dude and Permanent Vacation (from MN) are playing too. Come out, and give $5 to Permanent Vacation, cause they've got a lot more driving to do around the country. Come to see those bands. We'll be there drinking recreationally and playing as well.

@ Meat Town
6:30 PM (over by 10!!!)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey....



So what is with this "Floors" EP? Why the rereleaes you ask? Who are we? Aerosmith? Red Hot Chili Peppers? Three Doors Down? None of the above actually.

As reported in an earlier post, "Floors" is being released on Stumparumper Records in cassette format and limited, to I believe, 50 copies. Unfortunately, I don't have the cover art because I think I sent all the copies to Pat Kelley in Pennsylvania leaving me nothing to scan onto my computer but the side of my face or my butt cheeks. If you wanna see that, I'll be happy to accommodate your creepy "office party gone wrong" fantasies. But I'm not too keen on that.

We're also repressing the CD on Viking on Campus! "Floors" came out last October, right as we began playing shows and making this a functiong band. So why the "new version"? Well, we've sold out of the first run (not as impressive as it sounds). However, if you have the copy of the EP, you'll notice you can't read the song names on the back, and the disc art is flat out lame and blurry. So yeah, the new run of these CDs aren't "remastered by Bob Weston" or anything. They just have so me new artwork to look at. If you already own it, it's not worth getting again.

Also, Stumparumper Records will have a table at the annual Punk Rock Flea Market in Philadelphia on Sunday, July 25th. It's located @ 461 N. 9th St. and it's only $3 to get in. Stop by and say hi to Pat Kelley himself(mastermind behind Stumparumper Records). We too will be walking around, fingering our way through the record bins and getting into scuffles with local law enforcement.

Finally, a week tour may be in the works for October w/ Period Girls. Anyone have a van or a '4 X '8 trailer they wanna get rid of? We have money or a shit load of mid-80s baseball cards to give you.

Seriously, any leads on acceptable transportation is appreciated. Thanks a bunch.

....A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?

Friday, July 2, 2010

Fire Works for Everyone, but Us

Happy 4th of July, 2006 everybody.

Only about 4 or 5 people, excluding me, may understand that. Man, there's nothing I hate more than an inside joke.

So what if it's July 2nd, 2010? Shoot me with a firework if you'd like, but I'll wave my freedom flag in your face and whistle Yankee Doodle Dandy all the way to the freedom bank.

Ok, so brick mower is the band we are in. That is Kit, Steve, and myself. But as reported in the last blog, Steve is now in England studying abroad or a broad. I don't know where one's wandering eye may go. So yea, Steve is off eating fish and chips and watching football. (Translation: Eating fried cod and freedom fries and watching soccer). So, we are a little inactive right now in the public appearance department.

That is not Steve, but only what I imagine Steve doing right now.

So, daydreams aside, when Steve's back, we have shows lined up at The Brighton Bar w/ Trinitron, Asbury Lanes w/ Natural Child, Full of Fancy, and RSO, and a show at Buddies w/ Black Wine and The Break Evens. Plus, we're working out a weekend tour with Period Girls that'll take us up to Massachusetts. Hope it all pans out.

Finally, after months of fiddling in the Suburban Ranch Home Compound (srXhc), and at Eric Gieg's house, we're finally on to the mixing process for 8 songs that are gonna be scattered over 7''s and comps. for the next year or so. You can listen to a very rough mix we did of a Sebadoh song, "Ride the Darker Wave," off of their "Gimme Indie Rock" 7''. We tried, but not sure if we did it justice. Enjoy for now.

brick mower: "Ride the Darker Wave" [Sebadoh cover]

And for those who might have missed it, here's the super secret track from the old band Kit and I were in, Network of Halos. This was the last song on the "CYFOFT" album. A hit to some. To most, no. Take care.