Martyred to mediocrity.


ANOTHER Waffles invite (sorry).

Kris Jensen Memorial Fund

September 17, 2008
8:43 PM

It'll End In Tears.

UPDATE: Things are still all wrong. The last five 10 days have felt like five lifetimes, and we still don't have much of a sense as to exactly when we'll be leaving Portland. Our engine is presently being rebuilt by the resentful and put-on staff that destroyed our engine to begin with. We've started calling it our "lost weekend"--and drinking accordingly. Is it still a lost weekend if it lasts for two weeks?

We are finally on the road. We'll be picking up our shows beginning with the Cambridge show on the first. Thank you for your patience!

I sort of get the feeling that no one really noticed our absence at Tuesday's Sunset Rubdown show, but in case you did: we come bearing the gift of more free music, and more (presently hypothetical) tour dates. I hope we're still cool.

Firstly, the dates:

Rubdown & Redemption 2008


16th- Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY*
18th-First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA*
19th-Black Cat, Washington, DC*
20th-Skully's Music Diner, Columbus, OH*
21st-Beat Kitchen, Chicago, IL
22nd-The Cinemat, Bloomington, IN
24th-Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH^
25th-Bug Jar, Rochester, NY^
27th-Sneaky Dee's, Toronto, ON^
29th-Zaphod Beeblebrox, Ottawa, ON^


1st-Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge, MA^
2nd-Cake Shop, NYC^
4th-Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington, DC^+
6th-Clementine Cafe, Harrisonburg, VA^
8th-Village Tavern, Mt. Pleasant, SC^
9th-Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta, GA^
10th-JJ's Bohemia, Chattanooga, TN
11th-The End, Nashville,TN^
13th-Maintenance Shop, Ames, IA^%
14th-Hi Dive, Denver, CO^
15th-Kilby Court, SLC, UT^
16th-Neurolux, Boise, ID^
17th-Vera Project, Seattle, WA^#
18th-Department of Safety, Anacortes, WA^
19th-Whaam, Bellingham, WA^
20th-The New Frontier, Tacoma, WA^
21st-Backspace, Portland, OR^

* w/Sunset Rubdown
^ w/Evangelicals
+ w/These United States
% w/Dressy Bessy
# w/Catfish Haven

Next-most, Matt Carlson is offering up a free download of his latest LP, entitled, American Standard. Matt's description:

"American Standard is an album I worked on (and off) for about 8 months, recording whenever I wasn't working or doing Parenthetical Girls stuff. The music was an attempt to bring together disparate musical interests of mine into a cohesive whole. "Vortex" is basically drone meets EAI with a pop melody on top. "Let's Move (into the store)" is Krautrock-pop using additive processes. The only real unifying aesthetic I guess is minimalist techniques put into song form, making use of an extended time scale. Really it's an EP with songs that are so long that it becomes a full-length."

Check out the hit single "Let's Move (into the store)", and then download the rest right over here:


And here's those covers yet again:

Deerhoof - "GUT Symmetries (feat. Zac Pennington)"
The Dead Science - "Young Eucharists"
No Kids - "This Regrettable End

Hopefully this will tide you over until we're fully functional again.


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