Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New Video!- and more gurgles from the Storm Drain

So for all you eastcoasteners, it's post Hurricane Irene clean up time! For some of you, this means still waiting around for your power, so you can get on the internet and read Brick Mower updates, I'm sure. If you do not know what Hurricane I'm talking about, or why I'm talking about Hurricanes, I understand.

So a couple of things on the beat. First off, our good buddy and keeper of darkest secrets, Miranda Taylor (also full time drummer/guitar slinger in a bunch of rad bands), has put together this rad music video for our song "Slow Too Fast" with some footage from out past mid-west tour we just finished with Black Wine (in which Ms. Taylor plays the kit).

Also, we got a pretty rad write up on Seattle's 90.3 KEXP's blog for our album "Under the Sink" Take a moment to browse the review in the link below, if you wish.

Finally, we have some shows coming up this weekend. And a few more scattered about. We'll be doing a weekend tour later in September with NJ's own Real Good up to MA, VT, and CT. BUT first, stick around for these shows.

-Sept. 2nd- New Brunswick, NJ @ House Party Vietnam w/ Trash Ride, No Dice, The Terrordactyls (on tour from MN)

-Sept. 3rd- Richmond, VA @ The Hospital 7 PM ask for address

-Sept. 4th- Washington, DC @ The Velvet Lounge w/ Crimes, Monteclair

OK. Also, with the cold weather coming, it's time to hunker down and finish up a batch of new tunes. So stay tuned.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Upcoming shows in the tri-state...

Hey everyone. Here's 3 show's coming up in NJ and on Long Island over the next week. Check them out and donate some greenbacks to the touring bands at each show. Get at them.

This is in New Brunswick, NJ. 6:30 PM email: vikingoncampus@gmail.com for address

This is @ The Meatlocker in Montclair, NJ 8 Park St. 9 PM Please bring some bucks for Warm Needles on tour.

This is in Bethpage, NY at Mr. Beerys. Come hang out.

That's all for now dudes.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Back from Summer Tour

Hey guys. We made it back from our trek out to the mid-west with our buddies Black Wine. In past post tour entries I've posted some semi-detailed accounts about the travels. But this was on the longer side, and too much happened to already separate the mundane from the notable and quotable. SO, here's some tour stats for you to better sum it all up.

Miles traveled: 4, 064
Total shows: 15
States played: 9
New states for brick mower: 3
Vehicle of choice: 4 door sedan, Nissan Sentra (Black Wine in super cool red mini-van with bird sticker on the back)
Broken strings during sets: 6
Broken eyeglasses during sets: 1
Cracked windshields: 1
Items lost on tour: cell phone charger, t-shirt in Chicago, underwear somewhere, a bunch of change when relaxing in a sofa, more items to be discovered MIA.
Shows canceled: 1 (Appleton, WI)
State with most shows played: Ohio (3)
Times Eric freaked out over car keys being lost: 5
Number of times Eric felt awesome after finding said keys: 5
Times we couldn't find our camera: 1
Coolest dude who found our camera: Luke from Grist Mill
Places that we ate at named Melt: 2
Best food: Melt- Lakewood, Ohio
Times Eric ordered the exact same thing as J. Nixon: 2 (embarrassing, but crucial)
Freakouts over possibly running out of gas: 2
Number of dumb, but kind of awesome roadside pictures taken next to statues: between 7 and 94
Shortest drive: Elgin, IL to Chicago
Longest, coolest drive: Chicago to Duluth
Longest, uncoolest drive: Milwaukee to Cincinnati
Cool cats met on tour: 7,020+
Mean cats: 0
Blind dogs: 1
Crazy, fun dogs: 4
Number of BBQ/hot sauces obtained by Brick Mower and Black Wine: 6 (I think)
Smelliest day in the car: Last day of tour. WOOF!

Thank you again to our friends in Black Wine for lending us some gear, helping us out, and being all around great people. Can't imagine hanging out with any other 3 nuts who love to eat awesome food and are as willing to do it as much and as often as we do. And thank you to all the people we met on the road who put us up, helped out with the shows, picked up some stuff from us, and gave us free food. Now, time to shower.

Photos coming shortly!