Posts Tagged ‘ steven r. smith

I’ve made some updates to the Unwed Sailor tour plans in late May/June with Sybris, a few more dates have been filled in. They’ll be doing quite a few West Coast dates for the first time in a long while. Pop Matters has a nice review up of Little Wars. There’s a little show recap from the NYC Knitting Factory show at Loose Record. Another review is up at The Silent Ballet and one more at Beatbots.
Foxhole hit the road starting on Friday for a week with Interstates. This is a special treat and hopefully the start of more live performances.
Yndi Halda are planning to be in the US this August for a two week tour. We’re beginning the official plans now.
The colored vinyl final installments of Starflyer 59’s Ghosts of the Future 7″ box set are on their way. Most of the black vinyl final installments are on their way as well and the remaining ones will go out today or tomorrow. I try to send out all of the orders by priority based on subscription date and these things do take quite a while to assemble and mail out.
Steven R. Smith has finished up the audio master for his one-sided LP which will be called Floor of the Sky. Artwork is underway and this should be out before the end of 2008. If you haven’t listened to Smith’s music, you should check out one of his several albums under his own name, as Hala Strana, or as Ulaan Khol.
Our friends in Efterklang are on their way to the US for their first American tour. They start next Tuesday in Denver and will be traveling the country throughout May into early June. I’m looking forward to their performance at the Unitarian church sanctuary here in Philadelphia towards the end of the month. They’ll have copies of their one-sided LP on btv along with their newest full-length, Parades which is one of my favorite releases from 2007.

The folks at HYMY Industries have finished the screenprinting and letterpressing for the Starflyer \\Ghosts of the Future\\ 7″ box set. Jason will be autographing inserts for the first 100 subscribers this week. One of the remaining 7″ has been delivered and we are waiting for the last three. More details will be posted as soon as this is ready to ship.
Steven R. Smith has a new album called \\Owl\\ out now on Digitalis Industries. He also has another buy prozac project called Ulaan Khol that will be out shortly on Soft Abuse and will be the first in a three album series. He’s been working on material for a one-sided LP and we’re excited about the release.
Emperor X’s \\The Blythe Archives Volume One\\ one-sided LP will be available at your favorite local record shop tomorrow, 19 February. We’re happy to be a part of a record that is so fun.

steven r. smtih, Emperor X, and Austin

Steven R. Smith is the latest addition to the btv one-sided LP series. He has a fairly prolific musical pedigree and has been releasing more experimental guitar instrumental records under his own names, some brilliant Eastern European influenced song as Hala Strana, and will be releasing a three album series as Ulaan Kohl for Soft Abuse. He also recorded as/with the bands Thuja and Mirza. My good friend Ethan shared some Hala Strana with me and it set me on a quest for his music.
mewithoutYou are on tour with Thrice and Brand New and have vinyl copies of Brother, Sister with them.
See you at the Emperor X, Niagara Falls, Papertrigger show tomorrow, 17 November, at Circle Broad and Washington, 1125 S. Broad. 8:30pm. $6. I was hoping to have copies of Emperor X’s The Blythe Archives Volume One one-sided LP ready for the show, but it’s going to be another couple of weeks. Chad spent a long time on the artwork and it’s pretty awesome. I’ve always wanted to do all-text artwork and these covers are really interesting looking. Emperor X is on tour down to Florida, so see him/them play.
I had some really amazing BBQ in Texas. My friend Brian and I took a little field trip to Lockhart and we visited Kreuz’s, Smitty’s, and Black’s, consistently some of the best BBQ in the state (or really the world). Smitty’s was our favorite of the 3. It was the old building and you walked in to order the BBQ from the guy working the pit who cut off whatever amount you wanted. He put it on butcher paper and sold it to you by weight. You could see the fire going in the pit and smell the wood smoking. Just amazing. We went to Louis Mueller’s later in the day and they were out of most things. Brian said that it was his favorite. Another place to visit on the next trip to Austin, I guess. Also stopped in at Round Rock donuts earlier in the week. Truly some of the best donuts with a really interesting orange colored dough. They open early and keep making them fresh throughout the day. I got a standard glazed that was still nice and hot (and delicious). I also convinced myself to buy the Texas sized donut knowing that I couldn’t possibly finish it. This was the biggest donut I’d ever seen, about 12″ x 8″, really the size of a full dozen donuts. They served it fresh with warm chocolate icing. It was so tasty and so very big. Really incredible. And they say Austin is all about the music…mewithoutYou is playing there tonight, at Stubb’s, a nice BBQ restaurant/venue combo.

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