Sunday, December 27, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
P.S. – The airbrushed fantasy art we have for the album cover is TOTALLY killer!!!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Actually, the "work" part started a long time ago. We've been preparing for a while now - writing new songs, tracking demos, arranging and re-arranging older songs and so on. We tracked our first demos for the record all the way back in April, in preparation for our originally scheduled sessions at Red Bank's Retromedia Studios in August. Then August became September and September became October. After some soul searching (and number crunching), we realized that we needed to explore other options to stay within our budget. Enter Dave Harman, drummer extraordinaire for The Campbell Apartment and the owner of Arcade Audio. After a brief scheduling hiccup in October, we're all systems go to begin rolling this Saturday.
It's hard to say exactly what will make it to the final product. The pool of tracks is about 16 deep and spans everything from our first song ("Cover's Been Blown") to our latest ("Signal To Noise Ratio") and there's even a cover song on the list. The plan is to get as many of these recorded as possible and then decide which songs will make the cut. None of the tracks on the Sudden Fiction EP will be repeated on the record.
And that, dear reader, is where we stand. We're planning on blogging, tweeting (I can't stand this word) and whatever it is that one does on Facebook throughout the recording process, but really, all that is secondary to actually recording. So all I can say for certain is "we'll try".
Oh, and as for that vague and unoriginal title "LP #1"...I'm happy to report that we do have a few candidates for a real title, with one front runner...but we're going to keep those quiet for now.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
WHAT: The Brixton Riot returns to perform at the 9th Annual International Pop Overthrow Festival for the 3rd consecutive year.
WHEN: Saturday, November 7th at 2 PM.
157 Bleecker St.
New York, NY
*** ALL AGES, BUT ALL PERSONS UNDER 21 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT ***
WHY: Because we're huge fans of IPO and of Mr. David Bash, the man who makes it all happen. International Pop Overthrow (or IPO, as it has affectionately become known) is a pop music festival which features the best pop and rock bands from around the world. The festival takes place annually in several U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Boston, Detroit, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, Chapel Hill and Minneapolis, two cities in Canada: Vancouver, British Columbia and Toronto, Ontario, as well as Liverpool, UK.
And to top it all off, we have the good fortune of sharing the stage with Lieder, one of NJ's finest and one of our personal favorite bands. If you've been to a few of our shows, odds are you've seen Lieder once or twice. They're a great band and you DON'T want to miss their set. In fact, you can't go wrong with any of the bands on this bill or on any other night at IPO. David goes to great lengths to put together cohesive lineups and find some of the best rock and power pop bands you've never heard. We'll all be there early and stay until the end. Here's the full lineup.
1:30 Kevin McAdams -http://www.myspace.com/kevinmcadams
2:00 R. Stevie Moore/Lane Steinberg - http://www.myspace.com/rsmlms
2:30 Lieder - http://www.myspace.com/liederband
3:00 The Brixton Riot - http://www.myspace.com/thebrixtonriot
3:30 Ed Hale - http://edhale.com/
4:00 The Desperate Club - http://www.myspace.com/desperateclub
4:30 The Intangibles - http://www.myspace.com/intangiblesrock
This is our first show in three months and it's the last "planned" show for 2009. We don't expect to be adding any others before the New Year, but hey, you never know...
Thanks for finding your way to our Blogger site. We created this blog as a "central spot" for posting band news, show information, photos and other media. We'll also be posting journal entries as we continue to work on our first record. Odds are that it will probably host the incoherent ramblings of one or more members at some point, most likely fueled by large quantities of alcohol.
The original concept was for this site to serve as a "media blog"; a place to post audio and video recordings of various live performances, rehearsals, cover songs and demos, and we certainly hope to do all that with this space. The other goal was to try and simplify our current method of blogging, which usually requires posting the same (or similar) information to Facebook, iLike, MySpace and ReverbNation. For now, we'll use this as the main online source of information for the band (though we will continue to post live dates to all of the other sites). It will also allow us to keep the mailing list emails brief and as infrequent as possible. Believe it or not, we do go out of our way to be non-intrusive.
So that's basically all we've got for now. In the upcoming weeks and months, look for more information on the recording of LP #1, free mp3 downloads, information on upcoming shows and general news items.
That's all for now.
Jerry - Mark - Matt - Steve
The Brixton Riot