WEIRD HOT AMERICAN SUMMER:
A DANCE PARTY FOR THE FREAKS
DJ sets by
Colby Drasher (Don't Ask Don't Tell)
& Modern Lighting
Great Scott | 8/4/2013 | 8PM | 18+
ELECTRONIC CHILL ZONE DJ NIGHT
& DJ WON'T
River Gods | Monthly
THEE OPEN SEX (BLOOMINGTON, IN)
O'Brien's Pub | 3/31/2013
OLDEN YOLK (ft. mem Quilt)
DAWN FAUNA (ft. mem Quilt)
DJ sets by everydayisamixtape
Great Scott | 2/13/2013
Great Scott | 1/31/2013
MODERN LIGHTING - Apsis EMT010 | Cassette + DL | LISTEN / BUY
Electronic drones and zones built from 8 years of abandoned recordings. Edition of 100 pro-duped black/white cassettes with full-color jcard.
HALFSOUR - Half Sour EMT009 | Cassette + DL | LISTEN / BUY
Sweet jangles from the Pollard School of indiepop. Featuring members of The Big Big Bucks, Dig Safe, and Cheat Sheets. Edition of 50 clear red c15 cassettes with full-color jcard.
PRETTY & NICE - Golden Rules for Golden People EMT011 | Cassette + DL | BUY NOW
Thirty-two minutes & twenty seconds of spazzy pop wonderfulness. The perfect soundtrack to your Spring/Summer/forever. Edition of 250 white cassettes with gold ink, with full color triple fold-out jcard (with lyrics!), download, and exclusive 1" pin.
CD/LP/Digital available from Equal Vision / Rory Records.
MIDNIGHT BRUISERS - Midnight Bruisers EMT008 | Cassette + DL | LISTEN / BUY
Garage punk gunk with a short attention span. "A better Ramones than the Ramones" - Dan G. Members of Clippers / Lube / Sneeze / No Fun bang out 6 skronky tunes in 9 minutes. Pay-what-you-want digital / limited second edition of 25 clear red c10 cassettes with full-color j-card.
SPIRIT KID - INNOCENT BLUES / WHERE DID YOU SLEEP? EMT007 | Cassette | STREAM A-SIDE
Available ONLY at Spirit Kid's show with Darwin Deez and Caged Animals at Brighton Music Hall on 4/2. CASSINGLE preview of Spirit Kid's new record, two smooth pop tunes, one low price. Mastered (and drummed) by TW Walsh. Limited first edition of 25 on clear red c7 cassettes.
DANA FOWLER AND THE - Horror Story EMT006 | Cassette + DL | LISTEN / BUY
A synth rock beast of an album. Edition of 100 clear purple / clear green cassettes with full-color j-card.
I’m getting ready to head over to Great Scott for what will be the last Pretty & Nice show for the foreseeable future. It’s hard to put into words what this band means to me.
It started with a post on a pop-punk band’s message board - I don’t remember if it was just press photos or recording pictures, but we were intrigued. I finally had a chance to see them on September 28th of 2006 at the Abbey Lounge, along with my friend since 5th grade, Roger. The band was great, and we spoke for a few minutes after the show.
Then I had a chance to listen to their first album, Pink & Blue. It was a great piece of what I continue to refer to as the band’s signature “spazzy pop wonderfulness”. Then “Research & Development” came on. These were the deconstructionist pop mad scientists that I had been looking for.
I’ll spare the details, but over the course of the intervening 8 years I have been able to experience this band’s mission statement of spreading joy and love more times than I can count. Roger joined as bassist and manager. I’m fortunate to have had the chance to help put out a few of their releases on cassette, hop in the big yellow van for a few tour dates, help design the cover of their final EP, and generally help spread their positive vibes. I could see this band every night and never get tired of it.
If you like a band, support them. Even if that just means paying for an album, or a ticket to a show. Tell a friend about their album. Say hi after a show. Invite some people out to one of their shows. If you can, help hustle them onto to a show, or help put out their music. Help boost the signal, however you can. It may turn out that your favorite band will end up being your favorite humans.
In short, thank you for writing “New Czar”, and please keep doing amazing things.
Pretty & Nice Earthquake Party! The New Highway Hymnal Yale, Massachusetts
DJ sets by Kevin Fowler (everydayisamixtape) Michael V (Vanyaland/The Pill) Mike Caulo (Sippy Cup Everything)
9pm / 21+ / $8
Last month Sammy (who does the wonderful project Birthdays) fell off of his bike and sustained a traumatic brain injury. Although he’s still in a coma, he is getting stronger every day. All money raised tonight goes to support his recovery.
Pay-what-you-want digital and cassette pre-order available now from everydayisamixtape. Ambient / electronic drones & zones made from eight years of abandoned recordings. Edition of 100 pro-duped tapes will full-color j-card. iTunes/Spotify/Rdio will be available on the official release date of 8/6.
EMT exists because of a set that Sammy played about a year ago. Last week, he was involved in a bike accident, and is currently in a coma. You can follow along with his status on that blog. Send positive healing vibes his way.
Our friends in Hex Map just self-released their new album Ruin Value. RIYL Unwound, Fugazi, Liars, the Jesus Lizard, early Cure, Snowman, These New Puritans, Radiohead, etc. Snag a copy of it on gorgeous limited transparent vinyl. This record rules.
Cassette + DL available now from EVERYDAYISAMIXTAPE. Edition of 250 white cassettes with gold ink, with full color triple fold-out jcard (with lyrics!) and exclusive 1” pin. CD/LP/Digital out on Equal Vision / Rory Records.