Wednesday, December 30, 2009

R.I.P. ROWLAND S. HOWARD

A true genius of guitar passed away this morning. Rowland S. Howard was most well-known as the guitarist in the Birthday Party but also was a member of Crime And The City Solution and a collaborator with Lydia Lunch, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Nikki Sudden etc. He was a huge influence on Charles' guitar playing and definitely contributed far more than he's credited for to the canon of creative guitar playing. R.I.P. Rowland...







Friday, December 25, 2009

NYE 2010

Jeez - 2010! This decade went by sooooo fast. Oh well, ring in the next decade with Crocodiles and Art Fag Recordings impresario Mario Orduno. Most of the crap in San Diego costs $20-$50 and you'll be subjected to techno and drunk bros who'll want to fight you. Ours is a measly $5 and the only things you'll be subjected to are the hits of yesteryear.


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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY (PLEASE DON'T DIE)

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We wrote and recorded a jingle-jam with Dum Dum Girls last night called "Merry Christmas, Baby (Please Don't Die)". Go here to listen or visit either band's myspace.


Oh, and a HUGE thank-you to Jon Greene for recording this for us. That guy has been more than generous with his time and equipment. Any of you in San Diego who know him or ever see him, give him a french kiss under the mistletoe this year!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

the past few months...


St. Paul, Minnesota

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Detroit, Michigan

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New York, New York

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Glasgow, Scotland

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Nottingham, England

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Gas Station in northern Italy

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Rome, Italy

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Vallo, King of the Mods
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New York, New York

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Auckland, New Zealand

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Australian Dates Cancelled

We've had to cancel our Australian shows due to a family emergency. We apologize and will be back as soon as possible to make up the dates.

xo

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Here's some more photos from the past few months...

And we still have a shit load more to put up. We'll try to get to those soon. There are some pretty funny ones. We even have a photo of a confrontation between a current Roman and a Roman from 2000 years ago. Soon...


One of the Great Lakes. After this we ate Thai food in a college cafeteria and then played in a mock Bavarian beer hall to a small crowd.


I don't remember why but for some reason Charles and I were both in awful moods this night. We hotboxed the van and sat in there sulking listening to sad Bo Diddley ballads. Marco saw us being a couple of sad-sacks and came into the van with a coffee and a funny hat and spoke in a funny voice and cheered us up. The best thing about Marco is his positivity. You can always count on him to be fun and in a good mood. The second best thing about him is how handsome he is, which definitely helped attendance at the shows.


Marco is embarassed about his toe-nails and wouldn't let me take a picture of them. I denied his request to put my camera away while his socks were off, so he spent most of the night shielding his feet with his hands. I have no room to laugh really, as my toenails are about 17 times more disgusting than Marco's.


After the Horrors/Crocs gig in San Diego, we had a party at my house. And by house, I mean studio apartment. We crammed about 20 people into the one little room I live in. And since we're scared of our neighbors complaining about noise, we let everyone smoke cigarettes in the house. I didn't notice the stench this created until the next day, when I left and came home to the realization that my house now smelt like someone had been smoking cigars through their asshole with all the windows closed.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

GREEK BIRTHDAY PARTY

It's not what you think! hahaha. No, check out this fucking find. Or maybe I'm just an ignoranus and everyone knows about this band. Eh... Noish:



Tuesday, December 1, 2009

NEW ZEALAND TOUR


Our New Zealand tour starts tonight in Wellington. These shows and the shows in Australia will probably be our last ever as a 2 piece, so if that strikes your fancy come out. Buy a plane ticket or whatevs haha...


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