Here's the tour schedule thus far - if anyone can help with any gaps we'd be much obliged. Thanks to everyone that's been helping with the booking of the tour. Really looking forward to a lot of these shows and playing with Escalator night after night.
The test presses of the 7" have come in - 50 - and the 10"s are all assembled, pictures to come soon. Look below for sound files.
APRIL 29TH - Gainesville, FL@Wayward
APRIL 30TH - Athens/SC - help?
MAY 1ST - Raleigh, NC@Kings Barcade w/ Shoppers, Shards & Stipmines
MAY 2ND - Lexington, KY@Hammerhead House 230 Kentucky Ave. w/Asadachi & Elsinores
MAY 3RD - Washington DC @Everlasting Life Cafe 2928 Georgia Ave. w/ Spirals
MAY 4TH - Philadelphia@1264 Ringgold St. w/Dopestroke, Biblethumper, Disturbed
MAY 5TH - NJ?
MAY 6TH - NYC @Stolen Sleeves 538 Johnson Ave. w/Cervix, Natural Law, Slobs, Syphilitic Lust
MAY 7TH - NYC @The Acheron(57 Waterbury St.)w/Crossed Stitched Eyes, Brain Killer, Lost Tribe, Nomad
MAY 8TH - New Haven, CT@FDZ 74 Dwight St. w/Escalator, Napoleon Complex, Denihilation
MAY 9TH - Boston, MA w/Escalator-something's brewing...
MAY 10TH - Portland, ME@The Aphodian 176 Coyle St. w/Escalator,Grist Mill, Dunno Kiddo, A Primitive & Savage Land
MAY 11TH - Easthampton, MA@Flywheel 43 Main St. w/Escalator & Curmudgeon
MAY 12TH - Recording@Dead Air
MAY 13TH - ?
MAY 14TH - Cincinnati, OH@1202 Main St. w/Escalator@Goetz Alley
MAY 15TH - Grand Rapids, FL@The Thunderdome w/Escalator, Cloud Rat, Nothing But Weeds
MAY 16TH - Chicago, IL @2323 N. Albany w/Escalator, Raw Nerve, Boilerman & South Side Strangler
MAY 17TH - St. Louis, MO w/Escalator, Yeung, Shaved Women@Cranky Yellow 2847 Cherokee St.
MAY 18TH - Nashville, TN w/Escalator @Little Hamilton Collective 1318 Little Hamilton St.
MAY 19TH - Birmingham, AL@God's Butt:1715 11th Place South w/Escalator & Black Hole Kids
MAY 20TH - Tallahassee, FL @ Farside
MAY 21ST - Tampa, FL@Heinrich's
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Long overdue, here we have two brand new Panzram releases in time for tour. The first is the "Reform" 10" released by IFB Records. Seven songs that were recorded at Heinrich's and Unit 19 in Tampa by Carson Cox & Pat Brady.
The cover image(above) is all we have available as we are still screen printing these. The jacket is a pretty neat-o design courtesy of the True Daddy Of Rock and Roll, Joe Lachut - kind of a gatefold-envelope sleeve? When the packaging is all done I'll upload some photos. In the meantime, enjoy the sounds, these are the final digital masters, courtesy of Lucky Lacquers. The vinyl does sound much better, however(based on the test presses). These should be all set in time for tour- which will be discussed in a super soon-to-come post here - but the OTHER record will be a different story...
Here is the newest material yet(until we record with Will at Dead Air on May 12th during the tour) from Carl Panzram & the Bungalow Beach-outs. It must be noted somewhere(here) that Carson did a fine job on this recording(same session as the 10") and patiently assisted through several mixes. Two originals and a cover, the A side being a longer jimmy-jam.
A Side: A New Mental Disorder For Youth In Disapproval
B Side 1: Aborted Man
B Side 2: Fall(Psychedelic Furs)
Again, these are the masters by Lucky. Chris Donaldson(Drugged Conscience) is helping us with this one, to the point that he's enlisting 50 test presses to ship in time for tour. The packaging will be a screenprinted envelope sleeve with the Snazzy-by-Lachut design above. Again, once all is assembled, I'll provide photo documentation. We're racing against time with this one, tour kicks off April 29th and we're hoping to have the 50 test presses in time. Packaging for the tests will be the same, just no label design on the records as is custom with the test-press. We'll be scribbling and stamping on them instead. Thanks be to Chris for rushing this and Lucky for mastering the tracks in a hurry. So, this will be with us in time for tour in the form of test presses. The reg'lur record will come some time later.
A small run of tapes with the above material will be pressed by Sacred Tapes in time for the tour also. Thanks to Chris Sommer for that! Next update will be a tour rundown/plea for mercy and assistance.