Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Smokers Age Faster

Lots of action going on the last month, which I may easily call my busiest month ever. Of course there was Scott Foust, with whom I played as The Tobacconists nine shows in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and the UK. Thanks to everyone involved in organising that. We had a great time. Also Scott & I recorded the same material for a LP release, some day somewhere. The 3"CDR which we sold on the road will be sold until I have no more covers. The above photo is by Ini.itu (for whom I will record a LP actually soon), made at the Bozar in Brussels.

On the release front there has been a fantastisc 2LP/10" by Bass Communion. The 10" contains 'Haze Shrapnel', and the Freiband remix thereof. Limited to 500 copies.

Sietse van Erve's Moving Furniture label released a Freiband CDR, called 'True Type', containing all four MP3 releases Freiband ever did, and I always wanted them to be released on a real CD(R).

Jake Blanchard designed the cover for the next Wander CD (out next month) and he also compiled a CD with a live cut by Beequeen ('Honeythief' from our show at Worm), and has pieces by bands I never heard of, such as Cam Deas, Hush Arbors, Winter Drones, Rivultes, The Skygreen Leopards, MV & EE With The Golden Road, Spoono, Jerusalem And The Starbaskets and Ben Nash.

The next gigs are:

May 2nd a short gig at the opening of 'De Broek' in Nijmegen at Knust printplace
May 7th Kapotte Muziek at 't Stuk in Leuven, Belgium
May 19th Pick-up at Theater Kikker in Utrecht
May 30th Kapotte Muziek at GAS in St-Petersburg, Russia