Entries tagged with: Lungfish
by Andrew Sacher
American Football's secret Chicago show in August (more by Jeff Ryan)
As you might have heard, American Football are reunited this year (and they just added four New Year's shows in Chicago), but singer Mike Kinsella is keeping busy in other ways too. On December 2 he'll release an album of covers under his Owen alias via Polyvinyl. Appropriately titled Other People's Songs, the record will feature covers of Lungfish, Blake Babies, Mojave 3, The Promise Ring, Depeche Mode, All, Against Me! and Smoking Popes. The Smoking Popes song he chose, "Under The Blanket," just premiered over at Stereogum and you can take a listen below. He does a great job with it and really makes it sound like an Owen song, which he's proved he's pretty good at on past covers like his version of The Velvet Underground's "Femme Fatale."
In other news, a new article on Buzz Weekly mentions that there may be new American Football material:
"There are no plans to record any new material currently. I wouldn't rule it out, but the logistics of doing it are tough," [guitarist Steve] Holmes said. "That said, I do have a few parts in my back pocket for potential new songs. Mike and I have worked on one of these so far, and we may try to finish it up to include in this run of shows."The American Football NYC run begins this month with sold-out shows at Webster Hall on 10/10 with S. Carey, 10/11 with Into It Over It, and 10/12 with Matt Pond. Right before that, Owen plays the smaller Studio at Webster Hall on 10/9 with S. Carey (also sold out).
Smoking Popes cover and full Other People's Songs tracklist below...
Emil Amos at Knitting Factory, 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
With his busted arm healed, Emil Amos will return to action in November with his Om bandmates Al Cisneros and Robert Lowe for a string of US dates. The previously-announced dates, originally set for this week and then cancelled due to Amos's injury, includes the now-rescheduled NYC show at Bowery Ballroom on 11/21 stil with Daniel Higgs opening. Tickets go on sale on Friday (8/24) at noon.
All tour dates are listed below, along with a couple song streams.
Daniel Higgs (of Lungfish) will be doing a July residency at Brooklyn venue Zebulon, where he also did a residency last year, and just played last month. The residency kicks off Monday (7/2), and continues every Monday in July. Each show will feature different guests, which have not yet been revealed. Daniel Higgs' most recent release is the The Measure of Mystery cassette, which came out earlier this year.
In related news, Dischord has announced that they will continue repressing Lungfish albums on vinyl with 1992's Talking Songs for Walking and 1997's Indivisible, both of which are due out this August. Exact re-release dates to come.
A list of all dates and a live video of Daniel Higgs performing "Return" off his new cassette in Spain from this past March are below...
Lungfish, photo by Jessica Kourkounis
Frankly, I am dumbfounded at the embarassment of riches that Dischord Records have in their quiver. Besides releasing some of the most seminal records in punk rock & indie, the label recently revealed its staggering Fugazi live series (many of the volumes are up for sale now), and then a release of Void rarities, and now, Dischord have announced A.C.R. 1999
From their inception in 1988 until their hiatus in 2006, the Lungfish music band released 11 full-length albums and played concerts across the United States and in Europe.... [but] volumes of Lungfish material never saw the light of day. The 1999 A.C.R. session offers a rare glimpse into some of this elusive material and by extension, into the Lungfish creative process. These 10-songs were recorded and mixed by Craig Bowen at Baltimore's A.C.R. Studios but never released. After the session the band decided to continue writing new songs - ultimately recording at Inner Ear Studios what became Necrophones (2000).Six songs on A.C.R. 1999 were re-recorded for release as part of Necrophones, while another four never saw the light of day until now.
Stream the "new" Lungfish song "Screams of Joy" for the first time ever below, alongside the tracklisting and the album art. Look for the LP via the venerable Dischord Records on May 14th.
In related news, Daniel Higgs (of Lungfish) recently released the The Measure Of Mystery cassette via Gnome Life Records. Order your copy now, and stream some excerpts from that release below too.
DOWNLOAD: M. Takara - Tanto Faz (MP3)
Nathan Bell has recorded with more than a dozen bands in the last decade. Most known for playing bass in Lungfish from 1996 to 2003, he has also worked with P.W. Long, Mighty Flashlight, and Television Hill, an earlier version of Arbouretum. Dave Heumann has also played with Cass McCombs, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Anomoanon and Papa M, in addition to his work as leader of Arbouretum. [Thrill Jockey]Brassa Bell (aka Nathan Osmodius Bell) is on tour with Brazil's M. Takara 3 (aka drummer Mauricio Takara). They play Zebulon in Brooklyn tonight (3/28) and then Cake Shop on Monday (3/29 with Invisible Circle). Each show will feature two sets. The first is Brassa Bell accompanied by Takara, and then the second is an M. Takara 3 headlining set. All dates below...
OM @ Roadburn Festival 2007, Tilburg, Holland (CRED)
With Pilgrimage (Southern Lord) garnering all types of year-end accolades, the Sabbath-as-meditation'ers Om will hit the road again - this time with Holy Mountain labelmates Lichens and Daniel Higgs of Lungfish. Starting on Jan 16th in Seattle, they'll hit the Luna Lounge in Brooklyn on Feb 8th. Tickets are on sale, .
Last time the boys came through NYC, it was at Europa and Knitting Factory with Grails.
And speaking of ex-Sleep dudes and albums of the year, nine-string guitarist Matt Pike and High On Fire have cancelled a date from their current winter tour (Feb 10th in Hackensack, NJ), and added a new one in Brooklyn... Feb 10th @ Club Europa! Tickets Are On Sale. All tour dates below.....