Martha's Vineyard Ferries
Marthas Vineyard Ferries

"Martha's Vineyard Ferries is a summer fun punk band, created by Elisha Wiesner (Kahoots), Bob Weston (Shellac, Volcano Suns, Mission of Burma), and Chris Brokaw (Come, Codeine, The New Year), when they got together for a few days in 2009. Their new EP, In The Pond, is a 4 song 12" with music on one side, and a sweet little etching by Rosemary Hoeft on the other. It is a very nice record.

Elisha describes their process thusly:

the band started as a fake joke band name bob and I were using with some vague intention of maybe playing some music. we asked Chris to be the drummer in the fake band. A while after that we decided to actually do it, sent demos back and forth and got together at bobs house in Chicago for a couple days of recording and eating hot dogs. Basically it's just 3 friends playing punk rock. all of us have larger musical commitments outside of the ferries but, for me at least, it was fun to just kind of come up with a silly idea see it turn into something really cool. I am certainly looking forward to playing some shows and future recording. It's fun to be in a band with no pressure, no expectations and no real time frame."

Sick Room Records is proud to be able to deliver this one of a kind, limited edition 12" for your listening pleasure" [Listen to a song at the band's Bandcamp page]

The MARTHA'S VINEYARD FERRIES are on a very short tour promoting their release, and that includes the show happening at Death By Audio tonight (8/26) with Tre Orsi who are one of the Austin bands on 'Casual Victim Pile' --- "Matador's first city-specific compilation since 1991's 'New York Eye & Ear Control'".

Speaking of Matador, their 21st anniversary festival is where Chris's band Come is reuniting to play, but not before they play a reunion show at TT the Bears in Cambridge, MA on September 26th with Wussy. Tickets are on sale.

Bob's band Shellac is playing ATP NY as part of a tour that hits the Bell House in Brooklyn (sold out).

Chris also has a European tour coming up with another one of his collaborators, Geoff Farina. Tour dates below...

chris brokaw and geoff farina tour dates

oct 14 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
lyon, france, at grrrnd zero

oct 15 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
lausanne, switzerland, venue tba

oct 16 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
varese, italy, at twiggy

oct 17 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
firenze, italy, at sala vanni

oct 19 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
rome, italy, at init

oct 20 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
conegliano veneto, italy, at radio golden

oct 21 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
zagreb, croatia, venue tba

oct 23 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
prague, czech republic, at 007

oct 25 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
dresden, germany, at groovestation

oct 26 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
berlin, germany, at madame claude's

oct 27 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
leipzig, germany, at paris syndrome

oct 28 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
hamburg, germany, at zentrale

oct 29 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
copenhagen, denmark, at lades

oct 30 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
malmo, sweden, at debaser

nov 2 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
karlsruhe, germany, at jubez

nov 4 -- chris brokaw and geoff farina
trier, germany, at exhaus


Tre Orsi - 2010 Tour Dates

8/26 / BROOKLYN, NY / Death By Audio
w/ The Martha's Vineyard Ferries + Arc in Round + the Zachary Cale Band

8/27 / PHILADELPHIA, PA / Johnny Brenda's
w/ Arc In Round + Busses

8/28 / PITTSBURGH, PA / Brillobox
w/ The Karl Hendricks Trio + Brass Chariot

8/29 / COLUMBUS, OH / The Treehouse
w/ Winter Makes Sailors

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