Thursday, July 7, 2011
A message from one of our absolute favorite songwriters, Shoes and Socks Off...
"yerrrrrrrrrrrr so hi. i should be sleeping, but ideas come at night. it's these damn alpha brain waves... so there is a whole bunch of stuff happening. album 5 is underway. i have special guests working on songs here and there, including a very special guest all the way over in canada. the album will be out after the summer.
album 6 is half written and should follow sharpish. i have a bunch of dates coming up, with Hymns. they are rad and can be heard HERE.
we are playing these dates:
8th July - Birmingham, the Rainbow
9th July - London, Alcopopalooza @ the Windmill
10th July - London, Sweet Beans Festival @ Vibe Bar
22nd July - Birmingham @ The Flapper - Off The Cuff festical (Shoes and Socks Off only)
23rd July - Sheffield, Tramlines Festival (Matinee Show)
23rd July - Bristol, The Croft
29th July - Derby, The Old Bell Inn
30th July - Leeds, Nation Of Shopkeepers
Dot Dot Dot & other works - this is a lyric book, with scans from my note books, and folders, including the words to songs by Meet Me in St. Louis, Push to Fire, Shoes and Socks Off and other bits and pieces. last week i received the 'proof' back from the printers and it looks AMAZING. we OK'd it, and it will be with us in about 6 weeks. everyone who buys a copy will also receive 10 new demos, each of which was recorded in a different location while on tour around Europe in February.
in more other news, I have another band called Love Among The Mannequins (formerly Amateurs), and we have just finished our first rekerd. it's all pressed and in boxes and will be out in October. for an advance copy, come to any of the shoes and socks off/hymns dates above. to listen to a couple of songs, go HERE.
some more news... I have another project called Venison. we are recording a few songs next week, and they will be up to stream/download as soon as they are done. hard copies will also be available at any SASO/LATM shows, and probably some Talons shows... gonna burn a million CDs and leave them laying around.
Foe have been recording an album, probably gonna be mint, if the demos are anything to go by... I also heard some of the new Nitkowski rekerd... heck me....
have a click on this: arran gregory
its 3am, and as soon as I press send, I will remember something else I needed to write.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 11:05 AM