Saturday, December 29, 2007
We also got some love from Joe Mathlete who put our album on his Top 15 Albums for 2007 -Yuss!!
Friday, December 21, 2007
Then, as if that wasn't awesome enough, Space City Rock reviewed three Grey Ghost releases which included our good friends Mlee Marie (Mlee Suprean of Hearts of Animals' acoustic persona) and Ben Murphy (of Bright Men of Learning) as well as our humble entry into the series. Considering my* admiration for Mlee and Ben that is really awesome. Anyhow, very nice stuff and well deserved love for our good friend John Sears who has been behind the series. Here is the link:
* I'm given to using we a lot but Charlie chided me for speaking of the band in the plural.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Worst Monday ever: Proletariat to close...
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Read the whole review here: Jeff Penczak Reviews All Thins Are Light
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Here is the link to the article: [http:// wm08.allmusic.com / cg/ amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:dvfuxzwhldse]
Also, Skyline posted a very cheeky "review" of Grey Ghost #48 - HAWG! YUSSSSS! \m/
You can see that here:
http:// www.theskyline.net/ 2007/ 12/ review-linus-pauling- quartet-hawg-grey.html
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Space City Rock: A really nice album review from Jeremy Hart
Houston Press: Nick Hall wrote an article and two blogs on us within one week (nutters!!!)
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
If you are coming upon our blog from the article, the blogs nick refers to in his piece are these two:
Monday, October 29, 2007
North American Fans fear not the US release date is one week away (Nov 6th) via our distributor CTD.
Friday, October 26, 2007
I'd have pictured but my batteries died on my digital. C'est la vie.
Monday, October 22, 2007
Local LP Presale
This Wednesday 24th of October we're having a small presale of the new album at about 5-5:30ish at Sound Exchange complete with pizza and beer.
This is just something for our local friends and neighbors and an excuse to eat pizza and drink beer after work. Those of you living outside of Houston will simply have to wait until November 6th when it will be officially available via CTD in North America or Clear Spot in the EU.
Record Release Poster and Line-up
Jenny Westbury: A woman whose clever songwriting and understated performance is likely underappreciated in this town - we aim to change that. Come out early or we will kick your ass.
The Jonx: Math rock brains meets punk rock aggression from a trio whose latest album is one of the best albums from 2007. Did you hear me say local albums? No I said albums - Period! Buy the album and see for yourself.
The Mathletes [Featuring the Dimes] : Joe Mathlete takes his brand of youthful pop and gives it some indie muscle with the always jaw-dropping Dimes. I can't wait to see them tear up "Animals"!
Yes, we have stooped to a new low - a "New Album" media page for newspapers and magazines . Thanks to Matt Brownlie (Bring Back the Guns) and Melissa Lonchambon (Sharks and Sailors) for giving us ideas to shamelessly steal and Rosa Guerrero for being so kind as to take the time to photograph us (which is a pretty damn painful thing when you think about it).
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Saturday, June 30, 2007
In the meantime are now getting ready for our July 4th show; it's our last show until October since Clinton is about to join me in Rock and Roll fatherhood. So we've been rehearsing double time as we were so busy with mixing and mastering the LP that before we knew it we didn't have much time to actually, you know, rehearse. But we're in pretty good shape for the show. We'll be playing with Novox for a very patriotic Turbojugend Humpday this Wednesday at Rudyards. Given it's July 4th we're not starting until 11PM so you can come by after the fireworks. We're playing first and Novox will be closing the evening. Given it's a weeknight, we plan to end around 1PM so you can get a few Zs before you head home. Plus remember if you don't come to our show, the terrorists have won.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Long story short, the mastering process yielded awesome results and everyone is very happy with the mixes, dynamics and EQ. The masters are shipped off to the plant, so now it's just waiting.
I would like to take credit for this thing sounding so good but it's all Steve: he busted his ass, both during the recording process and during the mixing process, applied a tremendous amount of skill and know how, and only threatened to kill us all once or twice.
Ramon brought a flagon of Chimay, which we drained promptly but we saved the champagne he brought for next time, when the vinyl gets here. We still have a LOT of work to do, but the toughest part is done.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Meanwhile, for our British friends, remember National Siesta Day is fast approaching (July 11, 2007) so start practicing now!
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Until the next transmission,
Continue to rock as Dio would have wanted,
Monday, May 14, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Saturday, April 07, 2007
Then, Thursday at Rudz I will be playing in Kilian Sweeney's Redo Makeshift Band. I'll be playing with ex-schmoggers like Chris Bakos, Kilian Sweeney, and Johnathan Sage which means...I'm so waaay out of my league. So I'll be there holding down the bell curve for the rest of the class which will include (I'm told) Mike Switzer and Joe Mathlete.
Bright Men of Learning, who really burn it up on stage, will be playing along with the Mathletes are just fun fun fun. Rudyard's, BMOL, Mathletes, and sucking on stage - sounds like a good night!!!! Here is Joe Mathlete's disturbing flyer.
Oh and while I"m plugging stuff there's a Cardboard Exhibit at Super Happy next week; You can Read more about it on Kilian's Blog.
Lastly, KTRU has its outdoor show today and for the first time ever (aside from the Dimes - who we will never stop praising) I'm just not that interested in the line-up this year. I mean it's all right, I guess, but this would be more Clinton's thing than mine. But you can follow the link if you want to see who's playing.
Monday, April 02, 2007
A thing to note is that we always take a Christmas break and upon our return play about as well as elementary school kids in a garage. It usually takes us a month to get back up and running. So Since it's been nearly 5 months, you know it's going to be painful. Still, itwWill be nice to be in a a studio that doesn't have about 2 inches of pigeon shit.
Plans for the new LP are moving along. Cross your fingers; we will be looking at sending out our shit to the pressing plant sometime in July. As promised you won't see us play live until we have the LPs in our hands so, until then, we'll be hiding in the studio writing new material and drinking lots of whiskey and beer.
Monday, February 26, 2007
While we had to turn down playing a really cool off SXSW event, it may have been good as here it is already March and the new LP4 central is not even built out yet. So travelling up to Austin would have been a disaster given no rehearsals since December of 06 after the slumlord of our last studio stopped paying his electric bill forcing Steve to move his studio and our practice space.
The good thing is that during this relocation and build-out Clinton has had time to finsih vocals so when we do return to the studio some time in March we can start mixing for our upcoming release.
So, hang on kids. Well see you soon.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Congratulations Boston - you are officially the biggest dumbasses in the USA.
Updated: 3:34 a.m. MT Feb 1, 2007
BOSTON - Several illuminated electronic devices planted at bridges and other spots in Boston threw a scare into the city Wednesday in what turned out to be a publicity campaign for a late-night cable cartoon. Most if not all of the devices depict a character giving the finger.
Peter Berdovsky, 27, of Arlington, and Sean Stevens, 28, of Charlestown, were each charged Wednesday night with one count of placing a hoax device and one count of disorderly conduct, state Attorney General Martha Coakley said.
The two men worked together to place the devices, Coakley said in a news release announcing Stevens' arrest.
Image Bill Chuck
MSNBC article can be found here http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16902707/
Sunday, January 14, 2007
The scary thing is that we have nearly two albums worth of material, which isn't that surprising given that it's been 3 years or so since our last release. What form this material will ultimately take is still up in the air.
Perhaps it will be performed live only in select venues, by diminutive mimes riding Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs.
Or perhaps we will make only one copy of the CD, encase it in lead, and bury it forever deep beneath the ocean's dark waves.
Maybe we will encode it on papyrus made from the wings of fruit flies, ultimately setting it ablaze as doves are released, on the first day of the Summer Solstice?
Or maybe we'll try to put out the CD ourselves and get some U.S. distribution....nah, what am I thinking? What kind of a screwy idea is that? No one will ever hear it that way...
Maybe we will beam its digital signal into deep space using a dark matter transmitter, while Ramon drinks an entire gallon jug of buttermilk....
Saturday, January 13, 2007
As you may notice after the huge amount of activity last year we are suddenly laying low. After the show on the 16th we found ourselves in a studio with no power (thanks to a cheap ass landlord) so we packed up the plantation and are moving to nicer digs. That means we haven't rehearsed in about a month and it may be another month until we get all settled in. So here is what you can expect from us in 2007:
1) Finish recording any loose ends on the new album, mix it, master it, and release the beast!
2) You won't see us at SXSW. We put zero effort into buildign any press kit for SXSW; OK, we never made one due to our getting wrapped up in the year end blow out. Then when we were offered to play an off -SXSW event one member had a conflict.
3) In fact expect no live shows until we hold the newest album in our hand.
Until the new album you can enjoy the fact that Last FM has finally got its crap together and you can now download the first 3 Linus releases for free as MP3. Sure it's MP3 quality but what the hell eh? Our contract says the rights revert back to us after 7 years so we're tossing those we can out there for you people. Who says we don't love you peeps?