U.S. Maple hit the stage near 12:30 last night and played more than 45 minutes. For those keeping track, I did call JD for him to hear some of the set. This is one of the most unique bands inventing an entirely new musical language. After the show, Willie and I academically compared and contrasted their sounds with the bodie of work from Storm & Stress, Arab on Radar, and Don Caballero. This is what music nerds do after shows, I guess. Willie seems to identify more with Storm & Stress as a favorite, whereas I am really undecided. So, today, I am a bit tired since I had to get up and actually go to work.
Today, I’ll be picking up the repress of Circle of Birds’ s/t cdeps. The first batch of 1,000 is already sold out through the distributor’s orders, sales at shows, and mailorder. This should be serviced to CMJ radio soon, as well. I’ll also be getting swanky posters for Denison Witmer’s Philadelphia Songs to advertise his tour, albeit slightly later than I was hoping. Covers and inserts for the vinyl version of Unwed Sailor’s The Faithful Anchor will be in the shipment as well.
I am hoping to finally see 24 Hour Party People tonight in Philadelphia which chronicles Factory Records from its inception with Joy Division to its later end with The Happy Mondays. I’ve heard lots of good talk about this movie, so hopefully it will be good.