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4.24.12

Third Base.


Justin finished re-recording and mixing all of the old pre-Austerity Program death metal stuff a while back and has been sitting on it for some reason. Give him a hard time about it if you get the chance.

It's common for bands to brag about their upcoming release as "the best thing that we've done yet". In a way, this is comforting, if not believable. Because, if you're not putting out the best stuff you've got, why are you putting something out? "So we have done some better stuff, but this is okay so maybe you should pick it up too?"

TRY HARDER. But then there's the believable part - if anyone has to even comment on what their doing as being "best yet" it's like you don't want to hear about it from their critical perspective. I don't recall Slint putting our a press release prior to Spiderland that said "this new record totally blows Tweez out of the water. In 2012, when Axl Rose starts talking about his new stuff as being the best thing that Guns and Roses has done yet, no one believes that. Even if you're still somehow a fan, you still are like "okay, I get why he's saying that, maybe there'll be something as good as the second part of 'Mr. Brownstone', right?" But even you don't really but it.

So the point is that this next record is easily going to be our best stuff yet and it will blow the rest of our records out of the water.

Although this thing has been slow to emerge, our hope for it has been that it will more firmly distill what we've been trying to do with this band since the beginning. Roll your eyes if you will when we start throwing around phrases like "this is what we've been trying to do since the beginning" but we are throwing those phrases around. So if you like our band and can be patient, we are pretty sure it'll be worth it for you.

Oh! We also did a track for Andrew Bonazelli's [ DTV ]. Andrew is the managing editor at Decibel and has also written a few books. This one is wonderfully unhinged in a few spots, a novel about that Steven Segal/Jean Claude Van Damme movie from a couple of years back. Our track is a cover of the theme song to the posthumous Bruce Lee estate cash-grab "Game of Death".

A few shows local shows on the shows page. ODB is still dead and the record someone put out after he died is pretty bad, Macy Gray duet notwithstanding.

More flower pictures from Justin. He is just nuts about pictures of flowers. Note to Mr. Foley: FLOWER PICTURES DO NOT SELL T-SHIRTS. DRAW SKULLS.

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