Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Turn The Page

It's been out for while now, but if you haven't heard the voice of the Lord crack open the heavens, Chunklet's Rock Bible is out. Joe from Coin Under Tongue contributed a few choice scriptures, among the likes of other esteemed Rock prophets such as John Darnielle, Dale Crover, Brian Turner, and Ted Leo. Of course the lay leader of the congregation is Henry Owings, with help by the Chunklet choir boys (Brian Teasley, Dag Luther Gooch, all the heavy hitters...). The rules are made to be broken, but the book itself is a solid piece of print art with gold foil softcover, ribbon page holder, and that pinkish/red bleed on all the pages (what IS that shit!?) It can be easily digested is small passages, perfect for bathroom studies! Here's a couple of samples:
from The Good Word: Verse 17 (written by Joe) -"If you're the sensitive singer/songwriter type, don't throw in token curse words to prove how edgy you can be.  Stick to the things you know, such as how you're the most important person in coffee shop because you're holding the acoustic guitar." 
from The Sound on Stage: Verse 480 - "During the set, make yourself appear to be an expert by pointing at the monitor, then the bass player, then point up. Girls find that both hot and also somewhat perplexing."
The new issue of Chunklet: Issue 20 is also about to hit the newstands and if you order now, you can pay even more money to get a limited edition Ted Leo / Zach Galifianakis split 7". Have you seen this video of Zach interviewing Michael Cera? Whatta creep that guy, hiding in the ferns like that and assualting young boys.
We would also like to announce that Coin Under Tongue, Susu, French Miami, and Buke & Gass are playing Cake Shop in Manhattan on the 29th and here is the poster that looks like an old bible that was made by Andrea from Susu. What are the chances?
---Here's a couple tracks for your perusal.
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Thursday, October 9, 2008

"You're The Girl, You're Gonna Touch Me"

This may or may not be your thang, some people don't like listening to miscellaneous audio clips for fun. BUT, do you like The Doors? Fuck yeah! Sorry, that question was meant for you.
I found this mp3 on the internet a few years ago on some random blog and here's the story-
It's supposedly a tape some guy turned in for a report on the "beat generation" for his English Literature class about The Doors!? I know, I know, The Doors have nothing to do with the beat generation, but that's the kind of stoned rocker logic we're dealing with here. The report was supposed to be written on paper, but to hell with that, this has got great old school cassette tape jump cuts and plenty of off-the-cuff acid insights, such as:
"back then the drug scene was high" and " 'jumping in her game' is, 'I want to be doing what you're doing right now' " Just give it a couple of minutes before these wisdom nuggets start hitting the tape. When I hear these types of recordings, it takes me there: a teenager's pot liar bedroom, a long-haired trying to man two tape machines at once while mom is yelling at him to come to dinner. Can you smell the mix?
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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Forklifts Are Killer

Dirty on Purpose just got back from their mini tour with The Wedding Present. George told us to check out this video that their guitar player kept trying to explain to him. So that's what blogs are for and here it is, just in time for Halloween. It's like a forklift training video made by Troma in German. Have some patience because the twist doesn't happen till about 3 minutes in.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Supporting The New Year

Dirty on Purpose recently embarked on a 2 1/2 week tour with a couple of classic indie rock groups. The first leg of the mini-tour was with The Wedding Present, the second with The New Year. The latter is the latest band from the founders of Bedhead, a group that may just be one of Dirty On Purpose's most influential luminaries.
The way George (DOP guitarist) tells it, he and Joe Jurewicz (DOP guitar/vox) started out hanging together at the defunct Pourhouse Bar in Brooklyn. This bar is now known as Legion (Metropolitan Ave. in Brooklyn) and still has the "back room", which is where Joe would host open mic nights. Anyone who has been there may remember the double headed cartoon mural on the back wall- well, Joe and George painted that. Anyway, the one band that supposedly brought these two together to kickstart their own was, you guessed it, BEDHEAD! The great mood-swing dynamics, the understated well-crafted melodies, the epic and almost post-rock breakdowns, the love of these ideas is what brought the dream of Dirty On Purpose together. And here they are out on the road with THOSE GUYS, the ones they had listened to for so many miles of road in the tour van. Now they're riding beside them! The New Year branch didn't fall to far from the Bedhead tree either, so if your gonna be around these town for any of these dates and happen to be a fan of either, I'd take in both.
  1. 5 Oct 2008 10:00 PM @ Pop Montreal w/ Liam Finn & The Veils -Montreal, Quebec
  2. 9 Oct 2008 10:00 PM @ Johnny Brenda’s w/ The New Year -Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  3. 10 Oct 2008 10:00 PM @ Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ The New Year Brooklyn, New York
  4. 11 Oct 2008 10:00 PM @ Middle East w/ The New Year Boston, Massachusetts
  5. 12 Oct 2008 10:00 PM @ The Living Room w/ The New Year Providence, Rhode Islandzz
The New Year - The End's Not Near

Friday, October 3, 2008


Great music is being made everywhere. All around you, in hair follicles, in the air we breathe. Bands like Crystal Stilts with vocals breaking in bathtub, reverb soaking. Deerhunter’s music makes me excited about music in a way I haven’t been for years. They are brilliant geniuses from Atlanta and every time I listen to them, I hear something new. So original is the latest album that I spent 2 hours drunkenly trying to describe it to my friend. My Teenage Stride and their pop craftsmanship is a milkshake? A Place To Bury Strangers live show cannot be beaten by any other band. Their music is a cold bolt thunder electrocution to the heart. High Places remind me of Joni Mitchell, Caribbean, Caucasian bedroom music. The Muggabears write songs that people and bears can agree is amazing, except it's hard to tell because the bear can't clap very well. They are from Brooklyn and so is a lot of this stuff.