Since then, we have
- gone to NYC with Damned Dogs
- gone on tour with Saturday Looks Good to Me
- gone up to the UP with Swimsuit
- organized and played a bunch of cool gigs here in Michigan
Releases have slowed down, but that's ok. We have more coming soon.
More on all that later. But now some more exciting news!
LOVE SONGS FOR LAMPS compilation
OLD NIGHT is featured on the Love Songs For Lamps cassette compilation that our friend Calvin Johnson put together for the Believer Magazine. I'm really honored and excited to be a part of it. (OLD NIGHT is a cassette I did a while ago (Ginkgo #6), and since that time I have started playing solo shows as SHELLS, which is pretty similar)
This is what the magazine looks like! You can read the liner notes and other stuff at the link above. I've been listening to the compilation a lot, it's great!
LOVE SONGS FOR LAMPS roadshow
In conjunction with the release of the Believer Music Issue, they have also organized a roadshow with performers from the compilation! This is also in celebration of the 30th anniversary of K Records. Calvin asked me to play the New York show, so I'm headed out there tomorrow!
Show info, courtesy of Todd P:
Friday August 10th >> 9:30PM << @ MUCHMORE'S
:: THE BELIEVER MAGAZINE presents
:: "LOVE SONGS FOR LAMPS ROADSHOW"
:::: Calvin Johnson —— from Beat Happening, Halo Benders, Dub Narcotic
::::: Katie and the Lichen
::::::: Laura Lief
::::::::: Old Night
| MUCHMORE’S |
2 Havermeyer St @ North 9th St| Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L - Bedford Ave | >> 9:30PM << | $tba | all ages
This will be my first solo appearance in New York! It would be great to see some friends if anyone's around. Even though I've been playing shows as Shells, this one is as Old Night cause that's what the cassette was under. I hope that isn't too confusing for everyone.
LIFERS compilation on Fred's label Life Like. It's great!!
Check out the tracklisting and get stoked:
1.SHELLS "Or So It Seems"
2.BAD INDIANS "She Is Gone"
3.GARDENS "The Onion Peels of Honest John"
4.HIVE DWELLERS "The Dignity of Saint Jude"
5.MAN THE HUNTER "Permanent Vacation"
6.OUR BROTHER THE NATIVE "Of Mountains"
8.DAYTIME TELEVISION "The Sky"
9.AVERY FERAL "For Snips"
10.mt. hope "Sixteen"
11.CITY CENTER "Permanent Green"
12.BROKEN WATER "Practice Tape"
13.WICCANS "Cone of Night"
14.RAT PAWS "Vending Machine"
15.MIGHTY CLOUDS "Volcano"
17.IDIOT GLEE "I'm Going to Yum Yums"
18.CORPSEKISSER "This Is Not A Revenge"
19.racecardriver "Cell Phone Machine"
20.LONG DISTANCE POISON "Heofoncandel"
21.BILLOWING "Dead Duck"
22.XELA "A Cemetery Mane"
23.DAMNED DOGS "Also"
24.SKATE LAWS "Where Were You In '72"
25.THURSTON MOORE "Home/Dream"
26.LIDLESS EYE "Night Balance"
27.MALL MUTANTS "Terror Dog"
28.FAILING LIGHTS "Border At Dawn"