Posts Tagged ‘ the six parts seven

I just returned from a short trip to Montreal. I may end up going back over the course of the year, hopefully getting to see the Expos and Godspeed You! Black Emperor both play. No dramatic revelations or observations, really.
A very special congratulations to my friends in Umea, Krister and Ylva who just had a baby boy. Krister’s hoping he will be a Swedish rock star someday, just like Krister.
One-sided LPs…Early Day Miners will be out in a couple of weeks or so and features tracks a little more subdued than the rockers on their latest release, Jefferson at rest…Yume Bitsu artwork is being completed still, but we all know what we’re going to do for it, at least…The Six Parts Seven will come out in August or so, once Ethan gets the covers silk screened, this is definitely some fine instrumental music and you will be impressed…Aspera, Kind of Like Spitting, and Starflyer 59 are in the progress of recording…Brother Danielson has a concept and is getting ready to record…It is all coming together…

Willis and I just got back from seeing Adaptation, which proved to be as strange as we expected. The movie pretty much derails at the ending, which somehow is the odd twist that works. Last night, my friend Nicole and I saw 25th Hour, the new Spike Lee movie, in NYC. It actually turned out to be the proper location for the movie, since we were only able to get tickets at the theatre across from the WTC site. That area/scenery factors into the movie, but is only a minor part of the plot. Edward Norton is definitely one of my favorite actors and does not disappoint. I’m also quite a fan of Spike Lee and he also delivers. It’s rare that I would see 2 movies in a row, let alone two movies this good.
In music news, Daniel Smith does have plans to make his one-sided LP recording very soon. He is intending to do it live, in just one take. We are also planning to feature the illustrations that were done for the Danielson Famile debut, A Prayer for Every Hour, and they will be an actual sized booklet to accompany the record.
The Trouble with Sweeney will master their record on Monday and I will stop by to pay the bill, say hello, and see how things are turning out.
The artwork for All American Radio’s Fragments Of is nearly complete, but I have to make some minor adjustments and corrections in Illustrator before everything is sent out. Always a perfectionist…
I’ve also been e-mailing Al from The Six Parts Seven about their one-sided LP. The material has been recorded for a few months and their artist friend just finished the cover artwork. She’ll be working on the etching very soon, as soon as she gets a blank lacquer. We’re hoping this will be able to be available from the band and website in early March.
Tentatively, there will be a Burnt Toast Vinyl/Candy Gram Booking showcase in Austin, TX for SXSW on 12 March. I’ll get to see my good friends Brian and Carolyn and taste some of the chili at the Texas Chili Parlor. Plus, I’ll get to see lots of great bands. Official details will be made soon.

Things are now going pretty full swing for 2003. There is lots of activity with one-sided LPs. The artwork for The Six Parts Seven LP is completed and we’re going to start the printing soon. Kind of Like Spitting are still working on their Phil Ochs covers. Ben says that he and David are going to record with Ari from the All Girl Summer Fun Band on her 8-track. Dan Smith and Starflyer 59 are both itching to begin the recording of their LPs.
I visited The Trouble with Sweeney at Miner St. studios with Producer Brian McTear. They were in the throws of mixing and tweaking when I arrived. Brian was working some serious magic on the recording of “Snitch.” The plans are to have everything completed and mastered on 13 January.
Ester Drang have finished their recording. I haven’t heard Infinite Keys, yet, but plans are for Burnt Toast Vinyl to release the vinyl version on 1 April. The cd version will be on Jade Tree.
Plans are underway to release Honey for Petzi’s soundtrack to Angel’s Camp in the US this May. Honey for Petzi are from Switzerland and their first full-length, Heal All Monsters, was recorded with Steve Albini and released in Europe on Gentlemen Records. It’s available in the on-line store from us. More news on that once it is ready.

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