Thursday, September 23, 2010

New Mexicoe rehearsal

New Mexicoe had its first rehearsal in long while this past Thursday. I showed up early with some mics and recorded the whole thing.

Stream/download it here:

New Mexicoe - September 16, 2010 by New Mexicoe

I didn't get a photo of Kyle that night, so in its place enjoy this shot from his birthday:


"Over the Hill" by New Mexicoe

New Mexicoe, at our practice space this past Thursday. I recorded all of it, and will be posting more songs tomorrow See next post. In the meantime, enjoy this cover of John Martyn's "Over the Hill," alongside storm footage from a few hours ago:

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Motorcycle Money set

Recorded by Jess at last night's impossibly loud Motorcycle Money show:

MotoMoney-Will-9-17-10 by augustlincoln


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Motorcycle Money drone

Friday night's show will sound like this, plus drums, plus feedback:

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Flier for Friday's show

Not mine, but accurate:

Motorcycle Money (Kyle and I) are going on first, at/around 9pm, and will be joined by Will Edmiston-- reading poems from his upcoming chapbook, "effie" (out this Fall on 3 Sad Tigers Press), while we try out new sounds.

Kyle is on drums; I'm on lap steel.

>Tommy's Tavern is at 1041 Manhattan Ave in Greenpoint.

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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

"The Iran-Contras" reissue + new outtakes EP

Original front cover:

New front cover:

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the first Iran-Contras cassette-- Colonial's first release-- has been reissued in digital format as CR-100. Recorded June of 2000 at 13 Colonial Ave. in Annapolis, MD onto two tracks in this room:

This was a college town, summer survivors weekend get-together, which Terry organized and I recorded-- we weren't a band, didn't know each other that well and had zero prepared material before getting started. Basically, everyone Terry knew who was still in town after the school year ended was invited to come over to the house we were renting to drink and make music. Afterward, he suggested I make copies of a mix from that weekend's tapes, and it became Colonial Recordings USA 001. There are about 50 of them floating around, on 36-minute yellow cassettes that I bought for next to nothing from a now defunct congregational supply distro. The first 20 had an American flag sticker on Side A.

Stream it for free here:

"s/t" by Thee Iran-Contras by Thee Iran-Contras

As a bonus, I've pieced together the tracks that were recorded during the weekend that led to the tape but didn't make it onto the final edition-- all of which previously unreleased-- onto a new EP, called "Jersey Jump" (CR-101). Named after the guy who inadvertently named the band, Justin Andrews. CR-101.

Free stream here:

"Jersey Jump" by Thee Iran-Contras by Thee Iran-Contras

All tracks are download-able as well. I'll have both of these up for about month, after which point they will be available on CD-R from the label.


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Sunday, September 05, 2010

Five shows at once

I made the following tape collage a couple of weeks ago for our friend Robbie's birthday:

Radical Dads - "Five Shows At Once" by Peter Speer

Five Radical Dads concerts, layered and reshuffled into a single set-- complete with a tuning/banter break about halfway through. Best through headphones.

The CD version was an edition-of-one thing, with stamped covers. It looked like this: