Entries tagged with: Young Widows
by Caroline Harrison
Boris @ LPR, 5/6/2013
Japanese trio Boris finished night one of their two night residency at LPR last night (5/6, the night after playing Boston- pictures are HERE). Last night's sold out show, with support from Young Widows and Ornament (a member of Growing), featured "All Time Classics" spanning much of Boris's career. Tonight Boris plays Flood, as well as what they're describing as a drone/experimental set.
Ornament's brief experimental droning gave way to Young Widows' hypnotic compositions. The band grooves harder than most acts out there, layering trance-inducing drum patterns and buzzing walls of noise with irresistibly catchy post-punk.
The "All Time Classics" set was ripping, and smartly avoided most of the band's recent material. Guitarist Wata was as cool and composed as drummer Atsuo was frenzied and dramatic. The sound was loud and furious enough to justify the sale of the Boris branded earplugs available at the merch table. After trotting out crowd favorites like "Pink," "Hama," and "1970," Boris closed out their set with the fittingly titled "Farewell."
You can catch Boris at Le Poisson Rouge tonight, supported by Stephen Brodsky (of Cave In) and Amen Dunes, before the tour moves on to Cleveland and then to another two night residency in Chicago. Tickets for LPR tonight are still available.
Set list from night one and more pictures are below.
Boris at Brighton Music Hall last night (more by Tim Bugbee)
Boris is currently on their previously discussed "residency tour" and completed a two-night stint at Brighton Music Hall in Boston, MA. The dates kicked off with their "classics" night on May 4 and continued with Flood on the following evening, featuring special guests Doomriders. More pictures from that show are over at InvisibleOranges. The "residency" tour continues in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge with Young Widows and Ornament tonight (5/6) and Cave In's Stephen Brodsky and Amen Dunes on Tuesday (5/7). Tickets are still available for both shows.
Deafheaven in the studio recording 'Sunbather' (more)
Boris has announced their supporting bands for their run of residency shows, including Deafheaven, Young Widows, Marriages and more. Look for Young Widows to support on the string of dates including Le Poisson Rouge on May 6 (the show dedicated to "all-time classics along with many new songs never before played in the US"). Openers for the second LPR show on May 7 (dedicated to their 2000 LP, Flood, as well as some drone/experimentalism) have not been announced. Tickets are still available for both shows.
In a related note, Deafheaven will be in the NYC area soon too, tagging Saint Vitus on February 22 with Sannhet, Clean Teeth and Theologian. Tickets are still available.
If you missed it, Deafheaven recently stopped in to Invisible Oranges to drop off a studio diary detailing the recording of their new LP Sunbather. Check that out HERE.
All Boris dates plus video of Young Widows are below.
Inquisition wishes Saint Vitus a happy birthday
in their own unique way (photo by Wyatt Marshall)
Happy Birthday to Saint Vitus, who celebrated the start of their second year with a string of shows at the venue that started with Young Widows (pictures), ended with Revocation and included sold-out appearances from Inquisition on 4/26 and 4/27. The pair of shows featured two completely different lineups, including Black Anvil, Woe and Trenchgrinder on the first night and Castevet (with new bassist Nick McMaster of Krallice) with Villains on the second. Pictures from both shows are below.
Black Anvil, who is also scheduled to head out on the road with Watain on their make-up dates, is playing a second NYC show in the near future at Saint Vitus, this time with Phobia. Tickets are on sale.
Pictures and video from both nights of Inquisition at Saint Vitus are below.
After Refused at Terminal 5 (pictures), I headed to Greenpoint to try and catch the tail end of the Young Widows/Pygmy Lush/Primitive Weapons show at Saint Vitus Monday night (4/23). Though I missed Primitive Weapons entirely, I arrived just in time for the first song of Pygmy Lush, catching all of their set before Young Widows took the stage a little before midnight.
Young Widows played mostly older material but with some new songs mixed in. No word on a home for the new material, but it definitely had that latter-Young Widows post-punk meets gothic noise-rock feel. The band played with no house lighting whatsoever, counting on their own rigs built into their guitar cabinets for stage lighting and using those to punctuate moments within the songs.
The bands played at the exact time that Refused was taking the stage at Acheron. Pictures from Saint Vitus are below...
photos by Samantha Marble, words by BBG
Primitive Weapons @ Saint Vitus
Pygmy Lush, whose Old Friends album was a 2011 favorite, will join Young Widows on a string of dates that will include the band's stop at Saint Vitus on April 23rd with Primitive Weapons. Tickets are on sale. All April dates are listed below.
Primitive Weapons just returned from a string of dates with Ringworm and Cancer Bats that included a stint at SXSW (where Ringworm played our official showcase at Scoot Inn). Primitive Weapons played a homecoming/record release show at Saint Vitus on March 24th. Some pictures (though none of the support) are in this post. More below...
Some may see Louisville punk band Black God as a continuation of the mighty Black Cross, but with songs like these, they definitely should stand on their own. Black God, made up of BC members Ryan Patterson (also Coliseum) and Rob Pennington (also Endpoint/By The Grace of God) as well as Nick Thieneman (Young Widows/Breather Resist), and Ben Sears (Mountain Asleep), is welcoming their second seven-inch via No Idea TODAY and are streaming that in full for the first time below.
We asked Rob Pennington and Ryan Patterson a few questions about the Black God project, the comparisons to Black Cross, the current status of Coliseum and Endpoint, and more in an interview that you can read, along with the 7" stream and a full live show video, below...
Young Widows at Cake Shop (more by Markus Shaffer)
Hello,The Young Widows dates, listed below, are limited to eight nights of shows through the Northeast,including a stop at Saint Vitus on April 23rd. Ticketing info and support details are forthcoming.
We're hitting the road in April and we hope YOU make it out!
We'll be trying out some new material also, so keep an ear open for that.
The "new material" that the band will be testing out has nothing to do with Evan's new project Old Baby, but it is the first set of Young Widows material since their In and Out of Youth and Lightness LP from last year. Check out the video from "Future Heart" from that LP alongside all tour dates below...
Evan Patterson will step out of his role as honcho for Young Widows to front Old Baby, a new project featuring members that have served time with Slint, Shipping News, Phantom Family Halo, and many other projects. The band's new LP, entitled Misunderstanding Human Behavior, is due via Hawthorne Street at the end of February. Check out "Pale as Man" streamable below.
Phantom Family Halo is also welcoming a new release, and the Saint Vitus appearance will be its coming out party. When I Fall Out is due on 2/14 via Knitting Factory Records, and you can stream some material at their Facebook page.
All tour dates and that song stream is below.
Young Widows at Cake Shop (more by Markus Shaffer)
Always evolving on each LP is what Young Widows does best, and the Louisville trio is prepping to release their latest creation In and Out of Youth and Lightness for Temporary Residence Limited. Preorder the LP now via the label (it drops 4/12). Download "Future Heart" from the new album now for free above. The song also rears its head on a limited 7" with non-album track "Rose Window" which you can also download above.
Ever the road warriors, Evan Patterson & the boys will hit the pavement for a string of US dates with the also awesome My Disco (who toured with them previously) that will include dates from coast to coast, and one NYC show on May 7 at Union Pool with Xaddax (ex-Dazzling Killmen). All tour dates are below, alongside a brief chat with Evan about the direction of the new LP and its influences...
photos by Markus Shaffer, words by BBG
Ben of Helms Alee, gettin' rowdy-rowdy
Sleep? Who's that? While some band was filling the Brooklyn Masonic Temple with riffs and indo smoke on Monday (9/6), Young Widows, Helms Alee, and Marching Teeth were playing at a packed Cake Shop and earning beaucoup raves. Although NYCers are no strangers to Young Widows and they surely earned their own accolades from the night, Helms Alee featuring Ben Verellen of ex-(current?) Harkonen seemed to be the clear winner of the "OMG-I-didn't-know-they-ruled-so-hard" award. Cake Shop marked their debut performance in NYC and first East Coast tour since the release of Night Terror via Hydra Head in 2008.
The Young Widows/Helms Alee train has come to an end, with the Louisville boys currently at home and Helms Alee working a few dates in the Northwest on the way back out to their native Seattle. Current Helms Alee dates are below with more pictures from the Cake Shop show...
Young Widows at Europa (more by Justina Villanueva)
The show is part of a longer string of dates for Helms Alee, who will make their first trek out east since inception, and since the release of their 2008 LP Night Terror on Hydrahead. You might recognize Ben Verellen from his time in the late These Arms are Snakes or his other (awesome) and semi-active project Harkonen.
Full tour dates, show flyer and some videos are below...
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Ryan of The Howling Wind w/ Unearthly Trance (more by Samantha Marble)
Ryan Lipynsky probably best known for his role as doom-destroyer in Unearthly Trance, but he's been around the block with projects as varying as Motive, Pollution, Thralldom and The Howling Wind, who will release their latest LP Into The Cryosphere via Profound Lore in April. The Howling Wind, which includes Tim Call of Parasitic Records, Aldebaran, and others, toils in icy doom and black metal much like the ripping "Teeth of Frost" available above. The band also has the Mortuary Library 7" due out later this year via Parasitic.
In related news, NYC doomers Unearthly Trance have hit the studio to record their new album V with Sanford Parker. The band currently has one show on their calendar, April 21st at The Charleston with Lair of The Minotaur as part of a string of East Coast dates in celebration of Evil Power, their new album due out on their own The Grind-House Records imprint. Look for that LP in middle April.
Raw and punishing Japanese grind returns with Grind Killers, the new LP from Unholy Grave! Recorded live in a Dutch studio in September 2008, these 23 tracks were mastered last year and will see a release on Selfmadegod Records in March 2010. Check out "Little Bastards" available for download above. Meanwhile, Selfmadegod will also release a Peel Sessions disc with Agothocles recorded in 1997 and The Grind Years from Psycho.
Coliseum with new drummer Carter Wilson (far right)
Coliseum has signed with Temporary Residence Limited! The band has completed recording their new LP with J Robbins which will see the light of day this summer and will feature appearances from Will Oldham, members of Young Widows, Jason Noble, and many others. Congrats boys!
Harvey Milk will release their new album, A Small Turn of Human Kindness via Hydrahead on May 18th! Can't wait. The current tracklisting is below. Make sure and catch Harvey Milk with Coalesce and The Atlas Moth on tour and at Le Poisson Rouge on 3/8 (tix).
The "De-cancellation Tour" routing is almost complete! Make sure and catch Ludicra on the road this spring doing select dates with Krallice including Europa on 4/18 as part of a BV/Osiris presentation! Tickets are on sale. Full tour routing is below.
The dark forces of Coffinworm have revealed more details from their upcoming shadowy effort for Profound Lore, When All Became None. Sanford Parker has helmed the sludgy blackened doom LP, which features six tracks and is due for release in April. Dig on "Start Saving For Your Funeral" from the LP, downloadable above. Coffinworm will appear at the BV/CC/1000K Pizza Party alongside Zoroaster, Landmine Marathon, and many others. Album art is below.
That album art, and news on Corrupted, Triptykon, Autopsy, Black Shape of Nexus, Virus, Darkthrone, Rosetta, and so much more, as Short Wave Warfare continues...
"In the course of talking about the reissue I brought up the idea of playing some shows because I was like well look, if we were ever going to do this, if we were ever going to play again, you know, now would be the time to do it." - J Robbins
Jawbox was one of a few who defined the sound of the 90's underground. After releasing records on respected uber-indie Dischord, the band dropped their masterpiece For Your Own Special Sweetheart as their major label debut for Atlantic. Razor sharp post-hardcore riffage collided with tense emotional songwriting to create one of the greatest, yet most unsung LPs of the era. The band followed up Sweetheart with a self-titled LP before calling it quits in 1997.
Recently Jawbox celebrated reissued Sweetheart and celebrated with a performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. We cornered vocalist/guitarist J Robbins before that performance to talk about the band, their future, his production work, and the Baltimore/DC music scene...
Annual Austin music festival Fun Fun Fun Fest lived up to its name once again today (Saturday, November 7th). And that was just Day One. The fun continues on Sunday which ends with a headlining set by Danzig (and Of Montreal on another stage). More coverage and pictures to come, but before I run out to the Saturday night afterparties (going to try and see Voxtrot at Mohawk and Negative Approach at Red 7), I just wanted to post a few pictures. Check them out below...
photos by Chloe Rice, words by Black Bubblegum
These Arms Are Snakes @ Shea Stadium
The wildmen of These Arms Are Snakes were back at it on Friday 9/25 at Shea Stadium, when the band teamed up with Violent Bullshit (mems Panthers, Orchid, Black Army Jacket, Half Man, etc) and DD/MM/YY.
The Shea Stadium gig was one of two in NYC for the band. The second was Mercury Lounge the next day (9/27). How were they?
Unfortunately, due to circumstances completely out of our control, we have had to drop of of our tour with Thursday. Apologies to all but our attention is needed at home right now.All the best to the band.
A big thanks to the Thursday crew for taking us out and being extremely supportive of what we do; it means a lot.
You can look for us to make up the dates in the next 2 months with our friends Russian Circles. We'll also be playing a bunch of new material, so we hope to see you on the road.
All affected Thursday dates, with more pics of TAAS & Violent Bullshit from Shea Stadium (Chloe was at Santos shooting Rorschach reunion just before this show, so she missed DD/MM/YY and the other openers), below...
by Black Bubblegum
Russian Circles (photo by Chris Strong)
Russian Circles have Geneva due on 10/20 and are hitting the road with Young Widows, tagging Bowery Ballroom on 12/1 in the process. Tickets for Bowery, which will also feature Phantom Family Halo, are on AmEx presale now, and go on general sale Friday (9/25) at noon.
Speaking of Young Widows, Evan Patterson recently dropped a 9" with his side project Bad Secrets on Robotic Empire. The lo-fi, somewhat sparse psychedelic look at post-punk is the product of a few weekends in 2007 when Patterson teamed up with Dan Davis (Kodan Armada). Dig on a track from the Bad Secrets 9"/CD above.
And while we're on the subject of Robotic Empire, the label is currently taking preorders for a MASSIVE TWELVE LP (!) box set of Floor material. The comp, which will set you back $250, comes with an exclusive (and rather rad, I must say) Floor tee. Pre-order that sumbitch here. Members of Floor went on to form Torche, Dove, and House of Lightning.
Young Widows JUST played Bowery with Thursday and Fall of Troy on 9/20.
"Since Settle Down City, the band has toured with little rest, contributed to a bevy of split 7-inch records alongside acts like Coliseum and Melt-Banana, replaced a drummer, and released the combustible Old Wounds. More work (including a third full-length) is forthcoming but Patterson insists that all of Young Widows' output reach a personal high mark. "This is what I want to be passionate about," he says." [Hartford Advocate]Full Russian Circles/Young Widows tour schedule is below...
August 25th, 2009 (Austin, TX) - Transmission Entertainment is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2009 Fun Fun Fun Fest, taking place on November 7th and 8th at Waterloo Park in Austin. Fun Fun Fun Fest made its first appearance on a cold Friday evening in 2006, offering a unique approach to festival booking, filling stages with talent bubbling from the underground: what sounded great, and what was making an impact, regardless of what mainstream media said was cool. What started out as a show for a few touring acts and local favorites has become a movement -- a festival that fans and bands alike realize needs to be experienced year after year.Greatest. Festival. Ever...
Now in its fourth year, Fun Fun Fun Fest has made a significant impact on the country's winter calendar, successfully combining the vast worlds of indie, punk, rap, electronica and comedy while showcasing some of the city's most unique local businesses.
by Black Bubblegum
Thursday @ Terminal 5
Thursday is devoted to tour dates. Not only here at BrooklynVegan every Thursday (and really, every day), but the New Brunswick post-hardcore band Thursday who will hit the road in September with The Fall of Troy, tagging Bowery Ballroom (a venue much smaller than their most recent shows at Terminal 5 and Nokia Theatre) on 9/20. Support will rotate, but Bowery will get BV-SXSW 2009 vets Young Widows and the post-rocky Moving Mountains. Full tour dates are below, with all shows currently on sale via Thursday's Doves Club (general sale kicks off 8/7). Thursday is touring off of their current LP, Common Existence, which was released earlier this year on Epitaph.
Young Widows recently issued an update on new releases and some details with respect to their tour with Thursday:
...we'll be playing Best Friends Day 8 in Richmond this year! There is somewhat of a twist as Jeremy will be in Finland on the day of the fest... Instead, our very good friend Dave Witte (of Burnt By The Sun, Municipal Waste, Melt Banana, etc...) will be filling in for the show! We are excited to be playing with Dave and making him an honorary Young Widow!Dave Witte on drums for Young Widows? Wow.
We have two releases to announce, both on Robotic Empire and both to be released in the next couple of months. The first is Evan's project Bad Secrets, which was born out of improv jam sessions between him and Kodan Armada's Dan Davis. ...[Their] debut will be released on 9"+CD! The second is a Young Widows live record! We had the privilage to play live on WMUC Radio back in April and it was all recorded... [and] it will be released on 12"+CD of a limited number.
Best Friends Day 8 takes place in Richmond from August 20th -23rd and features a killer lineup of heavy, including Torche (who just played MHOW), Strike Anywhere, Coliseum, Brainworms, Magrudergrind, Off With Their Heads (who are coming to Europa), Asshole Parade (who are coming to The Charleston), Cannabis Corpse (them too), Ultra Dolphins, and many more. Flyer is below with all Thursday tour dates...
photos by Justina Villanueva, words by Black Bubblegum
Young Widows, Tournament, a bass-less (we'll explain) My Disco, and The Austerity Program played Europa on April 1st part of a trek that had YW scooting all over the US including down to SXSW to play the BV day party with The Bronx, Annhilation Time, Trash Talk, Garotas Suecas, and Psychedelic Horseshit.
My Disco also made it down to SXSW, as well as the Bell House, though not much further, it seems:
Hello,That statement wasn't entirely true though, as My Disco ended up playing Europa as a duo, as evidenced in the pictures below....
Due to a theft that occurred at our show in Toronto over the weekend, we can no longer continue the rest of our tour dates in North America. I cannot re-enter the USA as a passport was taken in the theft. I am being sent home to the UK tomorrow night. Our apologies to those who have helped in organising these shows, and for those that were hoping to see us. A special thanks to Young Widows for inviting us to join them on this tour. All shows will continue, just without us. Please support these shows. Young Widows are an amazing band, and now close friends of ours. We thank them most of all...
Thanks, we're hopeful we will return in the fall.
Liam Andrews, Ben Andrews, Rohan Rebeiro.
words By Black Bubblegum
Young Widows @ Red 7 in Austin - March 21, 2009
Young Widows are in town, and the Louisville Sluggers will be joined by like-minded Aussies My Disco, as well as punks Tournament and caustic drum machine killers of The Austerity Program. I'm talking about the show at Europa in Brooklyn TONIGHT (4/1). Tickets are still available. Fans of The Austerity Program can also check for the band at Union Pool on April 26th if you can't make it tonight (shame on you).
In other news, Young Widows' current -uh- recording residence, Temporary Residence Limited, recently announced the signing of Pinback to their label... a move they proudly label "PINBACK + TEMPORARY RESIDENCE = PB&J W/ THE CRUSTS CUT OFF!". Agreed, though I guess it depends on the type of jelly.
Pinback would like to thank Touch and Go Records for putting out our last 2 releases. We have nothing but good things to say about the label. It's hard to see them go. The releases that they did over the last 25+ years have been an inspiration to us, and it was an honor to be on the label.... At the same time we are looking forward to starting a new chapter in Pinback's future with Temporary Residence... We can't wait and are looking forward to writing a solid new record for them."This is not the first TRL / Rob Crow (of Pinback) joint venture. They released his solo album Living Well on the label in 2007.
Young Widows were busy-as-all-get-out during SXSW, but still found time to add a last minute, late show at Red 7 on March 21st (the final night of SXSW). They did it to open for the almighty Frodus who used a lot of Young Widows' gear (and who also played hours earlier at Radio Room). Young Widows pics from that show are above and below (Frodus pics coming one day soon).
words & photos by Black Bubblegum
There is barely enough time to do anything in Austin during SXSW... hence all the food carts and restaurants with open window counters for eating on the go. That said, I think it's a true testament to how much I liked Providence's Howl that with all of the other great bands playing at the exact same time, I wanted a second helping.
After missing them at the Roxwel.com showcase with Tweak Bird and Red Fang (video from that show is below), my first chance to catch the four piece was at Austin's Snake Eyes Vinyl on March 20th directly after seeing The Devil & The Sea and Seahag (mems Deadbird). I was blown away by their set; blackened doom collides with early-Mastodon-ian thunder, but without the fretboard gymnastics... just 1000 lb riffs delivered at 1000 decibels. The next day, I worked in a second show at Mess With Texas.
The band currently has only one show on their calendar, March 30th (TONIGHT) with Young Widows & My Disco at Great Scott in Allston, MA. The same tour hits Europa in Brooklyn on April 1st, but without Howl (tickets here). Hopefully we can get them here soon to make NYC shudder and raise their invisible oranges to the sky.
More pictures from the Snake Eyes Vinyl show below...
words & photos by Black Bubblegum
Ancestors @ Room 710 in Austin - March 19, 2009
My SXSW adventure began Wednesday morning at the airport. Talk about starting things off on the wrong foot! A woman fell into a diabetic coma (she was ok later that morning) on my 6:30AM flight. That led to an unplanned stop in NOLA which was followed by a layover in a fogged up Houston Airport... to say I was a little late to our own day show at Emo's was an understatement. Unfortunately, Trash Talk were wheeling their amps out the door when I got there (which meant I also missed Garotas Suecas and Psychedelic Horseshit), but I managed to catch Trash Talk vocalist Lee cruising around, with a microphone grill imprinted on his forehead. His pain, our pleasure...
by Black Bubblegum
What are you up to Wednesday, March 18th? If you're in the greater Austin region, it might be a good idea to slide on down to Emo's for a day of killer bands, suds, and full on badass-ed-ness. To get all official and shit, we'd like to announce the FREE BROOKLYN VEGAN/SOLID PR DAY PARTY featuring
- 5:45pm: The Bronx
- 5:00pm: Young Widows
- 4:15pm: Annihilation Time
- 3:30pm: Trash Talk
- 2:45pm: Psychedelic Horseshit
- 2:00pm: Garotas Suecas
This all goes down inside Emo's on the 2nd stage on the afternoon of the first day of SXSW Music. Happening at the same time on the main stage of the same venue is the also-killer, also-free Fat Possum Records day party with King Kahn & BBQ, Wavves, Thomas Function, Strange Boys, Crocodiles, Thomas Function and more.
Later that same night is the official BrooklynVegan SXSW showcase at Club De Ville, about a block away. We're (BrooklynVegan) also doing sorta-TBA, free day parties on the Thursday and Friday of SXSW (full details coming shortly).
Young Widows recently dropped the video for "Old Skin" from Old Wounds, a song that premiered right here on BrooklynVegan. The band is logging some miles in the coming months (dates below), linking up with Australian band My Disco for the trek and playing Europa in Brooklyn with The Austerity Program & Tournament on April 1st in the process (tickets here). The pair will also drop a split 7", one of a series with the likes of Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Pelican, and Melt-Banana.
NYCers will have FOUR chances to check out Garotas Suecas in the coming month, three in person and one on the Pat Duncan Show on WFMU on March 26th. The band has lined up live appearances at Mercury Lounge on March 24th (tickets here), Death By Audio on April 5, and Zebulon on April 6th.
Psychedelic Horseshit have a "a self released LP collecting our very first and oldest 4 track recordings" due in "March or April" entitled Golden Oldies as well as a TON of new material including Shitgaze Anthems 12" EP on Woodsist (spring 09), Acid Test 12" EP on Troubleman Unltd. (late spring/early sum 09), Beached Wails 7" with a "surprise release date", and their second LP, Too Many Hits, on Slitbreeze (late summer 09). The Columbus, Ohio crew have a few dates on the calendar as well, check THOSE out, along with everyone's tour dates, below...
by Black Bubblegum
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2009 has seen the world economy crumble due to the unethical practices of businessmen and corporate oligarchy. The current administration with the assistance of Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve, has reached out to the Frodus Conglomerate International for aid. Calls were made, doors were closed and numbers adjusted. After weeks of vicious negotiation both parties agreed on a proper course of action.I couldn't resist... I had to rock that whole quote. That's right... Frodus is BACK and playing SXSW as part of Slip Productions and Lovitt Records day party at The Radio Room on March 21st with Cursive, Young Widows, The Van Pelt (who are reuniting), Des Ark, Milemarker, Pygmy Lush, and a boatload of others. Full details are below and MP3s of some of the participants are above.
The Frodus Conglomerate International will address the public for the first time in 10 years on Saturday March 21st, 2009 at 4:35 pm in Austin, Texas. Austin will be the first of several public forums to address current global conditions forewarned by the FCI in years past. The Conglomerate has employed Liam Wilson of the Dillinger Escape Plan to supply bass guitar for this address while Nathan Burke organizes his North-West Contingency. We are the economic police.
Frodus recently reissued their 1998 album Conglomerate International on 2LP mastered at 45RPM. Limited to 600. Um, get on that.
Shelby Cinca of Frodus was recently interviewed on Dissonance Radio. Download that podcast here.
Videos and SXSW party details below...