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AN ACTUAL CONVERSATION

ae: thinkin bout playing the whole record top to bottom on these tours.

dude: what? for real? but what about my jams?? Day Eleventy Seven and Space Face and the Ooooh Song?? you gonna play them jams?

ae: ‘course. can’t leave those out. just wanted to do something kinda spesh and we think this record deserves it and the fans will dig it.

dude: wasn’t one of you guys in Ring, Cicada? i’m from the Lou.

ae : yeah Eric was the bass player.

dude: right on…(sniff). you got a couple bucks i can borrow for some gas?

AUGUST 2014 : THELIFEANDTIMES : LOST BEES : US TOUR : 

7    Kansas City MO @ the Riot Room w  Loose Park and Twinsmith  TICKETS!

8    Dallas TX @ Three Links w  West Windows TICKETS!
9    Austin TX @ Holy Mountain w Magnet School  TICKETS!
11 Tuscon AZ @ the Flycatcher w  Best Dog Award  TICKETS!
12 Los Angeles  CA @ the Satellite w Sego TICKETS!
13 San Diego  CA @ the Casbah w Modern Rifles and Sego  TICKETS!
14 San Francisco  CA @ Bottom of the Hill w Ten Days New and Together We Can Rule the Galaxy TICKETS!
16 Portland OR @ Bunk Bar w  Last Giant  TICKETS!
17 Seattle WA @ Barboza w  Last Giant  TICKETS!
20 Minneapolos MN @ 7th Street Entry w Porcupine and TBA   TICKETS!
22 Gray’s Lake IL @ Gray’s Lake Oasis w Darrow, Weye And Lybria TICKETS!!!
SEPTEMBER  (all shows with Deleted Scenes)
11 Grand Rapids MI @ Pyramid Scheme    TICKETS!
12 Akron OH @ Musica    TICKETS!
13 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory   TICKETS!
14 Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel   TICKETS!
16 Cambridge MA @ Middle East Upstairs   TICKETS!
17 Philadelphia PA @ the Barbary    TICKETS!
18 Columbus OH @ Rumba Cafe    TICKETS!
19 Ferndale MI @ The Loving Touch   TICKETS!
20 Chicago IL @ Beat Kitchen   TICKETS!
NOVEMBER
southeastern US dates a’comin’. ae
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T H E L I F E A N D T I M E S : L O S T B E E S :

dang yallz. really can’t believe it’s all happening. seems like we’ve been moving in slow motion getting this beautiful monster ready for consumption for the past 6 months, more like 2 years but who’s counting. paul malinowski mixed the shit out of 7 of the ten tunes. eric and i finished up the other 3. similar to the last few times. since boogie at least. we feel like it’s something super spesh. hope you do to.

please check the dates and if you’re interested in joining the bill in your home town you guys should first check with the local promoter. their contact info will be listed on their website. we carry less say in the deal in out of town shows. good luxxx and if you’re not on show, get in the front row and bang your skull and flash some horns. see you soon!

THELIFEANDTIMES ; LOST BEES US TOUR 2014

AUGUST 

7    Kansas City MO @ the Riot Room w  Loose Park and TBA  TICKETS!
8    Dallas TX @ Three Links w  TBA   TICKETS!
9    Austin TX @ Holy Mountain w Magnet School and TBA TICKETS!
11 Tuscon AZ @ the Flycatcher w  TBA  TICKETS!
12 Los Angeles  CA @ the Satellite w Wildlife and TBA TICKETS!
13 San Diego  CA @ the Casbah w  Wildlife and TBA   TICKETS!
14 San Francisco  CA @ Bottom of the Hill w Wildlife  TICKETS!
16 Portland OR @ Bunk Bar w  Last Giant  and TBA  TICKETS!
17 Seattle WA @ Barboza w  Last Giant and TBA    TICKETS!
20 Minneapolos MN @ 7th Street Entry w Porcupine and TBA   TICKETS!
SEPTEMBER  (all shows with Deleted Scenes and TBA)
11 Grand Rapids MI @ Pyramid Scheme    TICKETS!
12 Akron OH @ Musica    TICKETS!
13 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory   TICKETS!
14 Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel   TICKETS!
16 Cambridge MA @ Middle East Upstairs   TICKETS!
17 Philadelphia PA @ the Barbary    TICKETS!
18 Columbus OH @ Rumba Cafe    TICKETS!
19 Ferndale MI @ The Loving Touch   TICKETS!
20 Chicago IL @ Beat Kitchen   TICKETS!
more east coast dates being planned for November.
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BEGIN THE BEGIN

Gather round children. our last record No One Loves You Like I Do was released over two years ago. hard to believe but not really, considering the fact that things that i think happened a couple years ago actually happened like eight fucking years ago in reality. ah life. short years and long days. sniff.

anyway, the finishing of our new record tentatively but most likely entitled Lost Bees  is upon us and will ultimately be released AUGUST 12 2014, again on Slimstyle Records. gonna rock this showcase this Wednesday May 14 at The Empty Bottle with my boys from DC Deleted Scenes and local killers The Kickback. super excited to throw down.

we three wise men will then drive to Kansas City to begin mixing Lost Bees with Paul “Tuffcakes” Malinowski at Massive Sound for about a week from MAY 15-21. i do believe this to be what will be knowns as our ZOSO, our Dark Side of the Moon, our Rumors, our Damn the Torpedos, our Nation of Millions…

US Tour begins AUGUST 7th 2014 going west first, then east, then south, rinse and repeat. dates to be announced very very very soon.

see you at the Bottle. TIX HERE

love you real hard. ae

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On All Fours

ON ALL FOURS

records almost dunzo. gotta sing on quite a few tunes yet but i can see the light at the end of the tunnel and it’s headed towards me very fast…wait, what? anyway, these shows will preview and high-light probably more than a few of the newest jammers. we’ve had every intention of doing this record in a quicker time frame than No One Loves You… but alas, the gears of life turn at their own speed. especially considering we’re tracking this one entirely ourselves instead of at Earth Analog with Casey DiIorio like we did last tizzime.

speaking of Earth Analog, eric and i –(together we are Electronical and have thrice the power)—just returned from a 4 day recording session with a killer champaign band called Withershins that has turned out quite nice. Earth Analog is such a pro place these days and recording to a fat 2″ tape is so nice and real. the sounds put down to tape are indisputably better and the recording process with it is more organic and in my opinion creates a better final product. if you guys wanna get wet with Electronical, either at our small studio in Chicago or live it up down in Champaign, drop us an email to electronicalinfo@gmail.com or smack us around on FaceBook, which apparently is a thing? who knew…

more soon ae kiss kiss

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None More Black

looks like Big Black is moving at  92mph even while sitting still and i think it’s attributed to me removing that piece of shit step on the side that rattled constantly. now she’s a sleek sexy slut looking for love in all the wrong places. like when we’re touring…

THELIFEANDTIMES IN 2014 with SpaceSuit and friends.

1.22 Kansas City MO @ Record Bar w Muscle Worship and SpaceSuit(!) TICKETS

1.23 St Louis MO @ Firebird w Sweet Cobra and SpaceSuit TICKETS

1.24 Chicago IL @ Bottom Lounge w Sweet Cobra, Planetsexploder and SpaceSuit TICKETS

1.25 Milwaukee WI @ Cactus Club w Sleep Comes Down and SpaceSuit TICKETS

made a CDR at Electronical yesterday with 8 new TLAT songs in varying stages of done-ness. been listening in the car and at home and have been pleasantly pleased. sometimes it’s darker, heavier, more immediate, groovier, and when it’s catchy it’s the catchiest we’ve ever been. got a crackin drum sound too. some cool odd time stuff but as usual we’re not driven by being mathy just for math’s sake. we want to shake rumps, even in 5 or 7. maybe, i’ll post a tune soon…!

ae

 

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GREEN GLASSES

just saw this video of our version of Green Glass by Jawbox dposted on FB the other day by Larry Herweg of Pelican and had almost completely forgotten about it. nice gem. and later we actually made a better recording of it with J Robbins at the time we were working on The Magician. gotta find that and finish er up.

busting our humps on the new Life and Times rekkid, as of now entitled Scuzz Nuts –(could change at any time….) all the while recording some other killer bands like Mouth Captain and Redgrave (stephen from Pinebenders new band) at our li’l studio Electronical. sessions with Withershins and our boys Sequoia coming up after the new year down at Earth Analog too. you’ll recall we recorded the last sequoia record too. boom.

me plus you

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