NOVEMBER REIGN IN BLOOD

20120125-114325.jpgDOPPELGANGERS EP – 7 or so songs from seemingly unlikely artists being given the Test of ‘Times treatment. the TOT treatment. we’ve been burning in the stude working on these jammers and are very stoked for you guys to dig in. these are just a few of the bands we’re not covering : Dangerous Toys, Megadeth, Bang Tango, Crash Test Dummies, the Biebs, Crucifux, Gin Blossoms, Anal Cunt, Burt Bacharach, and many others.

the bands and artists we are covering are wide ranging and occupy deep places within the hearts of each of us. or at least one of us. that was a pre-req to make the list. (see: prerequisite). all will be revealed in the coming weeks as we get artrworked finished up before the tour. some songs are pretty far-stretched reimaginings and others are kinda straight up.

very happy to be to be coming out east to you guys in the states that go like this: OH PA NY DC and MI. you know who you are. go to the tour dates page for ticket links. i’d get em early. hopefully i won’t be crying hateful tears during the show after this dumpter-fire of an election. bring acid and sandwiches. AE

N O V E M B E R R E I G N I N B L O O D –

11.16 cleveland oh @ the Grog Shop w Brave Girls and Lawton Bros

11.17 philadelphia pa @ Ortleib’s w TBA (sick band name)

11.18 new york ne @ Mercury Lounge with Spotlights

11.19 washington dc @ DC9 with Warm Sun

11.20 grand rapids mi @ Pyramid Scheme with Cosmonaut and Glassified

AUGUST HEAT AND ENDLESS BEATS

IMG_2408DRUGS R US : being hopped up on hydrocodone following oral surgery has it’s upside; being hopped up on hyrdrocodone. beyond that oral surgery can forever go fuck itself. seriously brutal, gnarly and gruesome stuff. i wish it on no one.

paul malinowski is my old band mate from my old band Shiner and he’s going to help us start laying drum tracks at our studio called Electronical here in Chicago (see: Des Plaines) on Monday August 8th through August 12th. we rocked through the songs last night and we were all pleasantly surprised to find that we quite liked most of them. you know how it goes, you kick out a song at practice, have a few beers, love the fucking song, then a week or two later you’re back at practice and start to play the new awesome tune only to find that it’s now just a pile of hammered dog shit.

but this time we still liked them all. we’ve got about 6 or 7 songs pretty solid and a few more we’re gonna kinda wing.sometimes those are the best. last record Lost Bees, of course, we pieced it together over a year. edited beats, created songs digitally and faxed our parts in. this time it’s more of an organic thing, i think. i hope.

so then after we track all week we will leave for a few dates with a band i’ve long heard of but had never had much contact with. MileMarker. i’m hoping we have our game on because these guys certainly do! then the week after we go out with a band that i know quite a lot about, Molly McGuire. Jason Gerken from Shiner is the drummer and Jason Blackmore is the singer guitarist and also quite a filmmaker.  they rule and have a new record. in fact i’m on one of the songs called Broken Phones. played guitar and sang in fact. ok the dates are:

AUGUST HEAT

15 St Louis MO @ Off Broadway with MileMarker

16 Milwaukee WI @ Cactus Club with MileMarker

17 Minneapolis MN @ Triple Rock Social Club with MileMarker

25 Kansas City MO @ Record Bar with Molly McGuire

26 Chicago IL @ Empty Bottle with Molly McGuire

27 Champaign IL @ The Accord with Molly McGuire

 

really hope you guys can make it out. we will be playing old stuff and won’t make you guys sit through a bunch of songs you don’t know. ok maybe one or two. maybe a cover. who knows. i’m feeling hydrocodony right now so i guess it’s time to gooooooooooo. bye. AE

Fog and Smog

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Chicago IL – these three gay caballeros are making music, pressing record, and then preparing to play these recorded items very soon. we are thrilled to be playing our back yard, aka the Epley Bottle, aka the Empty Bottle on February 27th, 2016.

joining the show will be Pelican‘s own Trevor de Brauw and his ragingly beautiful side project called RLYR and Chicago’s own Sequoia, whom some of you may recall recently made a record with me and Eric at our studio, called Electronical. we’ve just relocated to a, uh, new location. more on all that soon and how you can help us to help you in making the best record your band has ever made, on a budget. or not.

ANYWHO, so yes Chris and Eric and I are writing and creating and crafting a worthy follow up to Lost Bees and we’re feeling grandiose. could be the most ambitious record we will have made.

alright, more soon. hugs and drugs. ae

THE TIME OF OUR LIVES

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FACTS IS FACTS

Thursday DEC 3rd 2015 – TOKYO  – The Life and Times at Nest Shibuya
with very special guests FoeOsrum, and Barican
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Friday DEC 4th 2015 – OSAKA  – The Life and Times at Pangea 
with very special guests SlaveDriver and NIM.
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Saturday DEC 5th 2015 – NAGOYA – The Life and Times at Huck Finn
with very special guests SlaveDriver and DOIMOI
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Sunday DEC 6th – TOKYO – The Life and Times @ Fever Shindaita
with very special guests SlaveDriver, Crypt City and Balloons.
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so so so excited for the opportunity to return to Japan and to be able to share the stage with all these insanely great bands. and we get to hang with a ton of old friends that i just never thought i’d have in a million years. we’ll bring home some rare porn, rare whiskey and priceless memories. promise.  ae cm ea

The Time of our Lives

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FACTS IS FACTS

Thursday DEC 3rd 2015 – TOKYO  – The Life and Times at Nest Shibuya
with very special guests Foe, Osrum, and Barican
Friday DEC 4th 2015 – OSAKA  – The Life and Times at Pangea 
with very special guests SlaveDriver and NIM.
Saturday DEC 5th 2015 – NAGOYA – The Life and Times at Huck Finn
with very special guests SlaveDriver and DOIMOI
Sunday DEC 6th – TOKYO – The Life and Times @ Fever Shindaita
with very special guests SlaveDriver, Crypt City and Balloons.
so so so excited for the opportunity to return to Japan and to be able to share the stage with all these insanely great bands. and we get to hang with a ton of old friends that i just never thought i’d have in a million years. we’ll bring home some rare porn, rare whiskey and priceless memories. promise.  ae cm ea

 

 

drawn and quartered

TLAT_AP_small-3really really ready to leave this ice and snow for a warmer clime and to sweat out these winter toxins for you guys. we will NOT be playing Lost Bees top to bottom for these shows, but instead will mixing in some magic from past releases including Morbid Angels’ Melissa and Slayer’s Jesus Saves. please get some tix and save some heart ache. this will also be our maiden voyage into New Orleans so if anybody is feeling it you should come get weird with us down there. just saying.

LOST BEES SPRING TOUR

2.26 St Paul MN @ TURF CLUB w Buildings and Porcupine
2.27 KCMO @ RECORD BAR w Maps for Travelers and Jorge Arana Trio
2.28 Dallas TX @ PROPHET BAR w/ Nervous Curtains
3.1 Austin TX @ MOHAWK
3.2 Houston TX @ FITZGERALDS
3.3 New Orleans LA @ CIRCLE BAR
3.4 off
3.5 Cincinatti OH @ MOTR w Ashes and Iron
3.6 Indianapolis IN @ WHITE RABBIT CABARET w Ashes and Iron
3.7 Kalamazoo MI @ SHAKESPEARS PUB w  Cosmonaut
3.8 Chicago IL @ EMPTY BOTTLE Fake Limbs and Storm Clouds
BRING IT!! ae