Archive for September, 2005

Snowleopards’ Ranks Grow

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Heidi Saperstein and Mike Oor of The Snowleopards have added a very happening human rhythm section to what was previously a machine-driven part of their band, inducting drummer Paul Trudeau (formerly of Harvey Milk) and ex-Damn Personals bassist Jim Zavadoski. The full band will be making its debut as part of the NEMO Festival at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge on October 1st. Also on the bill: Doug Gillard of Guided by Voices and Cobra Verde.

Tiger Saw on the Z

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

Tune in to WZBC’s Mass Ave and Beyond, 90.3 fm Newton/Boston, on Friday, September 23rd sometime between 4 and 6 pm, for an interview with Tiger Saw and music from Sing! . Hosted by Tracey Stark.

Tiger Saw CD, Release Show and Tour

Saturday, September 3rd, 2005

OK, here’s the skinny on the new Tiger Saw album Sing!. It’s gonna charm and delight you. It will make you wanna sing along to it. And you can, 3 weeks before its October 4th release, at its live rendition during an uncommonly early CD Release Show at the Middle East upstairs on Tuesday night, September 13. Joining the fun with the Saw will be Geoff Farina of Karate fame doing a solo set, Jason Anderson (known as Wolf/Colonel in some neighborhoods) and his new band, as well as Ponies in the Surf. Then Tiger Saw departs for a 6-week tour of the States. And then 3 weeks in Europe. This is one hungry band with a new CD they can be mighty proud of!

Tiger Saw's Sing!

Seekonk and 27 Splits

Saturday, September 3rd, 2005

No real split-ups in sight…just split vinyl. 27 has yet another one out as of September 1 that they share with Austrian band Bug. It’s also a split label release on Noise Appeal Records and Interstellar Records , both out of Austria. 27‘s side consists of rarities and out-takes, and is on purple transparent vinyl with handfolded covers.

Meanwhile Seekonk is recording this month for a 3-band split (oh all this sharing is postively heartwarming!) on Viking Ninja Records. The other bands are Conifer and Moneycastasia. All three bands were asked to record a 15-minute song, two to be recorded inside of huge forts located on Casco Bay off the coast of Portland, Maine, with the third song captured being played inside of an empty no. 2 heating fuel tank in South Portland’s tank farm. Seekonk has reserved Battery Steele for their session. It’s a cavernous World War II island bunker system featuring a 1/8 th-mile long underground concrete service tunnel. To quote the band: “Reverb city, man!” A Christmas release is planned, with a DVD included with the audio showing the “making of” the recordings.

Shhhh…I think I hear sounds coming from my septic tank right this minute!

A Prayer for Redeye

Saturday, September 3rd, 2005

Kimchee will be switching over to a new US distributor as of October 1st. Oh Redeye , we throw ourselves at thy mercy, may you help us get our discs into the hands of every last CD buyer in America. There are a few of you left, yes? Please raise your hands…