Tuesday, April 30, 2013
first drop on the test press... listen in on the upcoming MORDECAI record on Richie Records // TestosterTunes. Musically, its a rural punk tune motors ahead and reaches for Quine heights. Visually, it's like 'bastards of young' for a generation that knows that value of a home stereo.
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Sometime between midnight and last call, the conversation inevitably follows one of two paths. The first possible path includes the embellished recounting of previous drunken evenings. It'll likely be a tale of sloppy heroics performed in the wee hours and the telling will be punctuated with backslapping and slurred speech.
This is a nearly inexhaustible topic, an exercise as fertile with possibility as it is tiresome. Remember that drive home when the passenger-side door kept opening? -Yes. How about when I took a leak with all those Mummers? -Of course I remember that. Did I tell you about the time I smoked weed with Harley? -Oh yeah, let me hear it again. How about when we stumbled into a party full of BULLDOZE fans? -We'll never forget that.
The other, slightly more interesting path, is decidedly barren and the discussion quickly comes to an abrupt halt. Say, let's have another round and talk about Vol. II by BIRDS OF MAYA. -I'll bet that it kicks ass, but I've never heard it. Never heard it? -Nope, nobody's heard it. It's remained unheard since it was recorded all those years ago. Bummer, let's get out of here.
Starting tonight, this conversation suddenly has the ammunition to go a little longer. It may kill as much time as it takes to consume as many as two rounds of beers and a little glass of bourbon. The occasion? After sitting on a dusty shelf in a Kensington basement since its completion in 2006, Vol. II has been rediscovered and the guys are generous enough to share a track titled "Which Side Are You On?". Devoted fans will recognize a particularly wild passage from recent live performances, while careful listeners will note that the bedrock of BIRDS OF MAYA's meat & potatoes hard rock sound was apparent even at this early date. For, as many know, the BIRDS arrived fully formed. They haven't been developing a style, they've been bashing away like three possessed lunatics for the better part of a decade. In the years since making Vol. II, the only difference is that their instruments show the signs of endless beatings and occasional repairs.
****BIRDS OF MAYA will perform live with WATERY LOVE upstairs at KFN in Philadelphia on Sunday, November 11. Doors at 8, no cover, cheap beer, 21+****
Monday, October 15, 2012
Monday, October 08, 2012
It's October and the bats fallen silent in South Philadelphia. It's just like when Richie Records // TestosterTunes first started swinging back in 2005. We can still drop jaws by strutting around in this classic t-shirt. It features the iconic Ashburn logo designed by Hawk Krall.
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model: Ben Leaphart
Friday, September 28, 2012
Two of the Atlantic Seaboard's finest cultural exports are en route to the wild continent of Australia & the lovely isle of New Zealand. Meanwhile, Dizzy's fretboard heroics are on display in the regular ol' United States with PURLING HISS. Do make every effort to see em' all.
Brisbane – Wed Oct 3 – Black Bear Lodge with Kitchen’s Floor + Matyr Privates
Geelong – Thurs Oct 4 – The Nash with Woollen Kits + Austmuteants
Melbourne – Fri Oct 4 – Liberty Social with Blues Control + Woollen Kits + Rule of Thirds
Sydney – Tues Oct 9 – The Square with Raw Prawn + Drum Drum
9/29/12 @The Croatian Wickham Sports Club Newcastle, Australia Sound Summit Festival
10/4/12 @The Gasometer Melbourne, Australia
10/5/12 @Liberty Social Melbourne, Australia w/ Home Blitz
10/6/12 @Snake Pit Auckland, New Zealand
10/7/12 @The Darkroom Christchurch, New Zealand
10/9/12 @Russian Frost Farmers Wellington, New Zealand
10/10/12 @Black Bear Lodge Brisbane, Australia
10/11/12 @Pica Bar Perth, Australia
10/12/12 @The Square Sydney, Australia
9/25/12 - TOLEDO, OH @ MICKEY FINN'S
9/27/12-DETROIT, MI @ ST. ANDREW'S HALL W/ DINOSAUR JR.
9/28/12-CINCINATTI, OH @ MIDPOINT MUSIC FESTIVAL W/ DINOSAUR JR.
9/29/12-CHAMPAIGN, IL @ PYGMALION MUSIC FESTIVAL W/ DINOSAUR JR.
9/30/12-ST. LOUIS, MO @ OFF BROADWAY W/ R. STEVIE MOORE
10/1/12-BLOOMINGTON, IN @ THE REAM W/ SLEEPING BAG
10/2/12- INDIANAPOLIS, IN @ ADAM'S PIZZA W/ PSYSIC FEEL
10/4/12-CHICAGO, IL @ SUBTERRANEAN W/ WOODS
10/5/12-MADISON, WI @ DER RATHSKELLER AT MEMORIAL UNION W/ WOODS
10/6/12-ST. PAUL , MN @ TURF CLUB W/ WOODS
10/7/12-IOWA CITY, IA @ THE MILL W/ WOODS
10/9/12-COLUMBUS, OH @ BOURBON ST. W/ WORN FLINTS
10/10/12-PITTSBURGH, PA @ BRILLOBOX W/ FRIZZ & DAN GETKIN
OTHER FALL DATES:
11/2/12-BOSTON, MA @ BOSTON HASSLE FESTIVAL
11/3/12-BROOKLYN, NY @ MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG W/ WOODS & WIDOW'S PEAK
11/9/12- BALTIMORE @ METRO GALLERLY
11/15/12-PHILADELPHIA PA @ JOHNNY BRENDA'S W/ CAVE