Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Hi guys, I'd like to introduce some of my friends today who are doing some really cool shit right now:
1) Amour & Discipline
My friend Olivie and his friends in Lyon, France housed us while we were on tour last year, and soon we became fast friends bonding over stories of hard work that is put into touring and everything DIY in general. They started an online community which is best described and introduced by No fear of Pop's excellent blog here:
It features a lot of musicians like myself who will be writing, or contributing articles, insights, or life in general and of course bands we LOVE. Which leads to my first article for A&D:
2) Hot & Cold
Check out my friends band HOT & COLD in this article I wrote about them:
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Photo by Line + Eda
SAS airlines had lost our equipment that day, we were told our equipment will be on the next flight coming in from Malmo, and all was good until a plane's engine caught on fire. The next 2 hrs resulted in mayhem as the airport shut down and lost track of ALL baggage. It was impossible to get our gear back at that point, not until tomorrow. On our last tour Frank and I had already missed Bergen because KLM airlines fucked up our booking. (Some kind of curse w/us trying to play Bergen?) So there was no fucking way we were gonna cancel again. No way Jose.
Through last minute scavenging, Landmark helped us put together something that could work as a improv set, providing us: Fender Rhodes, drum kit, guitar amps, and mics.
Special thanks goes out to Line, Eda, for taking care of us and drinking us almost to death (happily) the Viking way, and Michael (the sound guy) for recording this one off rare occasion. Thanks guys.
But most importantly, to the audience of Bergen who gave life to our performance with their enthusiasm. This show has changed us permanently in a weird spiritual way in which we will never look at ourselves the same way again. Re-charged with youthful fearlessness, raw power, and pure raucous, we have successfully channeled our 19 year old selves for 1 hr, and unleashed some kind of weird dark ass shit within. Our minds have been altered forever after this show. I finally understood how Nick Cave and some of the bad seeds got around to form Grinderman. That blood thirsting youth is locked in there somewhere, you just have to dig him out. It don't matter if your 32, 43, 54, 67, that blue bird is in there somewhere.
Don't let him die.
I'll drink to that, Amen.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
another new addition on DB's bandcamp is the score I did for LA film maker J Asher Lynch's short film: THE HIPPO.
Also check out J Asher's other video works here:
There will be 3 film score projects I'll be working on this year, all different genres. Its gonna be a very busy and exciting year to learn more and how to score different types of films. Can't wait.
Hi guys, just got back home from our EU tour, currently stricken with bronchitis... sorry its hard to update stuff without computers while your on the road, but alas here are the links for ordering the 7"s from Europe. Sorry there are no distro in north america:( these two 7"s were made in europe with our good friends from ravenna and cologne, its limited to 500 copies each so first come first serve. Both 7"s are also uploaded on DB's Bandcamp as well so you can stream all the tracks, it will be available digitally for downloads.
you can order it here:
or via Rough Trade:
more photos and video from the EU tour will be uploaded soon~!