Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Ides of Starch (new t-shirts/show/new 7'')

What's going on with this winter/spring in the USA? Hey, meteorologists! We want answers.

Oh well. Anyway, the weather is nice and doesn't have anything to do with this band. We'd like to take credit for the nice weather that's pervaded the west to east of the states, but that'd be as pointless as taking credit for provolone cheese.

SO, tomorrow (today, because it's past eastern midnight), we're playing at The Cakeshop in NYC with Black Wine, Noun, and Pets with Pets (on tour from AUSTRALIA). Australia's far off, and the tolls from there to here have to suck worse than trying to take a day trip into Manhattan from NJ, and they are pretty bad nowadays. The show's at 8. Bands at 9. Get there and dance your bonkers off. This is a blurry flyer for it that's been online.

This flyer is very AOL circa '97. Rad!

Also, tomorrow, we'll have some new t-shirts for sale. These bad boys were drawn up by our buddy Tom Lowell of Slaughterhouse 5 fame out in New Hampshire, but now settles his rad bones in Seattle. Geography is neither here nor there, but here's a sample of the threads. Actually, geography is exactly here and there.

Also, thanks to our good as gold shirt pal Dragana Drobnjak for being out shirt screening partner in crime.

We'll be posting these on our webstore soon in case anyone wants to pick some up. Most are printed in tan and gray but we have a few in red and orange. Please inquire if interested.

Finally, our split 7" with Black Wine is finished with its mixing stage and will be out on Viking on Campus Records sometime before our summer tour with those good folks. Our side features the song "Shitty Parade" along with a cover of Columbus, OH's Gaunt and their tune "Jim Motherfucker." Black Wine's side has their song "Pants" b/w their much anticipated recording of Devo's "Freedom of Choice." !!!!

"That's all folks"- Bugs B.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Why Are We Doing This? 7''/Recording/Tours, myself, and I

Finally, the much blogged about, never-materailized 7’’ Why are We Doing This? has in fact materialized. You can pick it up here at Rok Lok Records, the gracious Long Island label that put this slab of wax out for us. Thanks a ton to Mike Andriani for doing a bunch of leg work on this.

Brief history lesson on it for those who care about such things. The 7’’ is made up of old recordings made back in early 2010!!!! when the band was just getting its sea legs. And, ummm. That’s about it. After some delays in pressing, it’s finally out, and hope you enjoy.

Moving on. We spent a bunch of time this weekend at the Hunt Studio with our right-hand band Black Wine and trusty engineer Eric Bennett. The weekend resulted in both bands recording our respective sides to the split 7’’ we’re going to be doing together. 2 songs from Black Wine. 2 songs from us Mowers, recorded direct to the Tascam 388 and it’s ¼ tape of glory.
7’’ will be out in a little while. Hang tight folks.

And in recording news, we’re going back to the Hunt Studio to record our new LP My Hateable Face in 2 weeks. A new batch of tunes. That’ll be out sometime, somewhere, somehow.

And finally, here’s what our April tour’s lookin’ like so far.

4/11- Asbury Lanes- Asbury Park, NJ
4/12- The Legion- Brooklyn, NY w/ Teen Demon, Living Room, Timeshares
4/13- The Depot- York, PA
4/14- Dag House- Cleveland, OH
4/15- The Painted Lady- Detroit, MI
4/16- Ground Zero- Milwaukee, WI w/ Big Eyes
4/17- TBA - Chicago, IL w/ Lipreader, Rad Payoff
4/18- TBA- Cincinnati, OH w/ Vacation, The Sidekicks
4/19- 15th House- Columbus, OH
4/20- Aces High- Logan, WV
4/21- Most Wanted Art Space- Pittsburgh, PA

Also, we’re gonna be printing up some new shirts in the next couple weeks with a rad new design by our buddy Tom Lowell! We’ll post that jazz soon.

That’s it for now. Take it easy. Yeah, you.

Other shows:
3/15 – Lindenwold, NJ @ the Sex Dungeon w/ Eureka California (Athens, GA), Pink Type

3/24 – New York, NY @ The Cakeshop w/ Black Wine, Noun, Pets with Pets (Australia)