Tuesday, June 19, 2012

It's Twenty Twelve Motherfuckas!


Yea, it's well and truly been a goddam long time since I've written on this blog. I'm sure no one will read this anyway, and writing this actually makes me feel a little dead inside, but since the last time we have:

  • Signed with Flying Nun
  • Recorded our second album
  • Made 3 music videos (Julie K, Another and Fred Gavin - links below)
  • Released 3 EPs and a live album in poster form (links below)
  • Filmed 2 in sessions (1 crummy Roundhead session and 1 awesome Off The Cuff)
  • Had a bit of a nervous breakdown

So, Life is Swell (video and single) will be out this month or next as the first bit of promo for the album, which doesn't yet have a name, but should be out towards the end of the year. I can tell you that Leo Buckett is in fact doing the artwork once again, having previously done Drone Attacks, Delicious Delicious Delicious, Last Night I Dreamt a Movie Theme and Scammers. I can also tell you the tentative tracklist:

  1. 1. Nails Painted
  2. 2. Life is Swell
  3. 3. O Nina
  4. 4. Return of The Worm
  5. 5. Kill Red
  6. 6. Jennifer Hands
  7. 7. SW Chops
  8. 8. Hot Sick Fuck
  9. 9. Mouth to Mouth
  10. 10. The Acid Parade
  11. 11. FS Stone
  12. 12. Biscuit City Sisters

There are 3 outtakes (Return to Action Movies, 'Cross The Stream and an as of yet unnamed song) which will be on an EP early next year (tentatively titled The Invisible Hand). The album was recorded the week between Camp and the start of the school year, with maximum interruptions and minimal smooth sailing. But we're excited by the results and we think it's "salvageable" to say the least :).

Anyways, here are the links to the recordings and videos we've made in the last year:

Music video for "Another" from the Movie Theme EP:

Music video for "Fred Gavin" from the Delicious EP:

Music video for "Julie K" from the Drone Attacks album:

That'll keep you busy for a while folks, hope I haven't burned you all out (DGC chose not to promote Incesticide heavily in 92' as they didn't want a Nirvana burn out). 

Cheers Buds! Joe.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Well well welll....

It's been a wee while here.
Not that long really.
Doing some recordings.
We've recorded 13 songs in the last 4 weeks.
Cascades, HKTG Rules, Fred Gavin, Ahfuck, Black on Black, Fred Sandwiches, Loyalism, Psyyyyche, Another, Batting Rage, Big Times, Xtian Dale & Bandtime.
Some are old, others are new, but all express the joy and privilege of really 'knowing christ'.
Until next time.
Cheers Bud.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Fear and Loathing in Auckland

Matt, Sam and I have just returned this afternoon from a weekend of craziness in Auckland city, North Island. Played a fucken sweet show on Sunday night at Whammy/Wine Cellar with 17 other bands. My highlights of the night being Kitsunegari and The Debutantes, two bangin' bands looking forward to seeing in Christchurch sometime this decade. Thanks Eddie Vedder from Dictaphone Blues for helping us with a last minute version of The Gordon's Adults and Children on vocals, he sounded just like Al Park, uncanny. Here is the Gordon's version, which also happens to be one of the finest music videos ever produced, and the most cost effective by the looks of it....

T54 also happened to overload the PA twice, sorry about that. Another piece of damage to the Whammy PA. I bailed pretty early after two nights of venturing into crazy territory with Al (thanks for letting me sleep on your couch the whole weekend buddy), so I missed the Street Chanting, which I think sounded interesting, especially because they were supposedly meant to be covering the Transistors' Caving In...
Apparently, from Matt, Sam went crazy 3 out of 4 of the nights up there... gutted I missed that too.

I acquired some old Pumpkins' singles I hadn't heard in years, some of those Bsides are astounding, a little less produced than some of the stuff from MCIS (which for the same reason, Pisces Iscariot is a brilliant set of songs). Here's one of my favourite SP Bsides, originally recorded for Siamese Dream under an early title I cannot remember right now which was again recorded for MCIS (this version) but didn't make the cut. I can't really see it fitting in either to be honest, but a rush released 1996 album of outtakes might have been more fitting...

Thank you so much to Stu for picking us up from the airport on Friday evening and feeding us and housing Matt and Sam for the weekend and thanks heaps to Andrew for driving us around on Sunday and putting on a fantastic show / scoring us an interview at BFM (thanks Pennie!) and COT.

Gad, will we survive these shakin' times?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cheers Jack from Cheers Bud.

My favourite song from my favourite White Stripes record. I love this band and I'm glad they broke up and saved their legacy from a shitty 7th album. Really hoping for an early singles / bsides and outtakes comp LP sometime soon, so many awesome early songs unavailable... Here's another good one featuring some incredible guitar heroics by Mr. Gillis.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fuck dis twack up Redcap... Two new old songs by T54.

Here are some old songs done new style from our recent 3 way with Lost Rockets and High Society from January's gig in Auckland. Sams just aquired a pretty sick recording setup which we used to record these. Things get pretty crazy here, I drank a whole bottle of soda pop myself that night....

You should also check out Lost Rockets and High Society... Both awesome bands. I couldn't find any link for HS but hopefully they'll have something up soon.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Good morning, Captain.

Without giving away too many of my secrets I am starting one of these more or less for consolidation. Anyone who is slightly ocd will know how annoying it is having too many things all over the place doing kinda the same thing. I'm gonna be honest straight away and tell my readers I am not really a writer, so some of this will come across sounding rather amateur and teenage but it will be fun for me. Suck my dick.

If you haven't heard T54 yet you can do so by clicking the big picture of the robot down below which will take you to our Bandcamp. On the right hand side is our record label Gold Sounds' website, in Feb 2011 there isn't a lot on there but as things progress more shit will be shit shit shit shit shit.

O it's nice to have complete control.