Sick Sick Birds “All the Fins in the Sea” is available for pre-order starting Tuesday (11/19) over at Ghostbot Records (www.ghostbotrecords.com). Get ‘em while they’re hot!
Playing in NYC soon. Attend!
I used to be in a band called The Thumbs. Mark Minnig (great friend and original Thumbs bassist) just put together these clips from the first few Thumbs tour into a video for one of our oldest songs. It’s from the first Thumbs 12” (s/t), and all of the footage is from various shows on tour and a few local shows… Among others — The Loft in Baltimore, Gilman, Bluebird Theater in Denver, an outdoor show in DC, Quebec, and a few other spots in Canada. All this stuff is from 1995-98.
Excited to play two shows this weekend with Title Tracks from DC. Come on out, people!
Test pressings for Sick Sick Birds “All the Fins in the Sea” ep are in! Should have limited test pressings available (with hand-done covers) at the Insubordination Festival in Baltimore on June 28. Come out to the show and get one of these records! We’re playing with NightBirds, Screaming Females, Dead Mechanical and Paper Dragons to name a few!
Child labor! Also, come see Lemuria, War on Women and Sick Sick Birds at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore on May 28.
Happy birthday to Ms. Melissa Jacobsen: awesome bassist, bandmate and friend.
Often, when I hear someone say that (insert band name here) is a great live band, I take it with a grain of salt. Usually, it is a band that people go absolutely ape shit for, and the shows involve tons of people singing along to all of the songs and generally going bonkers. There is an energy in the room that is contributed to by everyone in that room, not just the band. That is not to say that popular bands can not also be great live bands. I’m just saying that it is much easier to be a “great live band” when the band is just a part of the energy.
Last night, Birthday Suits (Twin Cities dudes) came through Baltimore and played a set in front of Sidebar staff, members of Sick Sick Birds and Stop Worrying/Love the Bomb, and maybe a half dozen paying customers. They blew the doors off of the place. It was the best live performance that I have seen in a long time. Their songwriting is full of really interesting choices and unexpected turns, without it sounding like an exercise in wankery or self-indulgence. They are simply a rocking band. There was nobody there tonight. They easily could have phoned it in and hoped for a better turnout the next night. But they did not. They left me thinking that they are happy to play their songs in front of anyone who happens to be standing there, without any sense of bitterness about the turnout. They put a smile on my face, and then melted it. Well done, Birthday Suits. I only wish that more people in my town got to experience it.
If these guys come through your town, don’t miss them. I implore you.
Hey folks -
The box of 7”s is getting full. Let’s move some dang units! From now until April 12, buy a Sick Sick Birds “Bromo Seltzer Tower” tshirt (pictured below) and receive your choice of one of the following 7”s for free. That’s $10 for a shirt and a record.
Here are the records for you to choose from:
The Adversives “The Search for Roger Ferris” 7”, Farmhouse Records
Algebra One/Tuesday Weld split 7”, Firedrill Records
Blondsai/Thee Lexington Arrows split 7”, Raped By Records
Dan Padilla/The Timversion/Hidden Spots/Tiltwheel split 7”, A.D.D. Records
Dead Mechanical “A Great Lie” 7”, Sex Cells Records
Dead Mechanical “Binghamton Calling” 7”, Dead Mechanical Records
Dude Jams/Too Many Daves 7”, A.D.D. Records
Hidden Spots 7”, A.D.D. Records
Rubber Sole “Appetite for Mayhem” 7”, Sneezeguard Records
Rubber Sole “Working Class John” 7”, Sneezeguard Records
The Thumbs/The Urchin split 7”, Snuffy Smile
Turkish Techno/The Anchor split 7”, A.D.D. Records
Vena Cava/Sick SIck Birds split 7”, A.D.D. Records
Webster double single (“1000 Letters” and “Static”), American Punk Records
I only have limited quantities of these records (in some cases, ONE), so buy quickly if there is a record you have your eye on.
Order the shirt here (http://sicksickbirds.bandcamp.com/merch/tower-design-t-shirt) and let me know what record you would like. It’s $1 for shipping in the U.S. - international orders, get in touch! Thanks.
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