IT'S A LIVING… BUT IT'S NOT A LIFE #11.1
All You Need To Know About J Church and Honey Bear Records
Spring 2003 - Indie Love Rock Holocaust
THE WAR AND ALL THAT
Yeah, there's the war. I'm obviously against just about anything and
everything that the US government is behind. If you're reading this, you
probably feel similarly or at least you're not surprised by that statement.
I really can't keep commenting on it. When the media started to proudly
report on the militaries use of dolphins, it reached an apex of absurdity
for me. Anyway, rather than me ranting on about it, here are some excellent
sources for news, analysis and information about the war.
And of course… www.theonion.com
Okay, working on a major summer tour for all the active Honey Bear Records
band. Yup, I'm starting to book a full tour with J Church, Storm the Tower
and DFI. I haven't booked a tour in some time, so I'll need all the help
I can get.
Here is our tentative schedule. Let me know where you can help…
23 Fr Denton, TX
24 Sa Lubbock or Amarillo
25 Su Albuquerque, NM
26 M Phoenix, AZ
27 Tu Los Angeles, CA
28 W SF
29 Th SF
30 W Portland, OR
31 Th Seattle, WA
6 W Minneapolis, MN
7 Th Chicago, IL
8 F Cleveland, OH
9 Sa Pittsburgh, PA
10 Su Philly
11 M Boston, MA
12 Tu NYC
13 W NYC
14 Th Baltimore, MD
15 F Richmond, VA
16 Sa Chapel Hill, NC
17 Su Columbia, SC
18 M Atlanta, GA
19 Tue somewhere in Florida
20 W somewhere in Florida
22 F Houston, TX Fat Cat's (AKA Mary Jane's)
23 Sa Austin, TX Emo's
So that is the basic routing. Everything is subject to change of course.
Let me know where you can help as we wanna keep this a pretty DIY tour
doing more halls than clubs for a change.
Okay, we've got two doses of new studio material on the way. As I write
this, I really don't know who is going to put any of this stuff out. But
I can at least describe it for ya…
First of all, we've got a split LP coming out with Storm the Tower.
It's all new material from both bands. I don't actually know the names
of the songs on the Storm the Tower side. But our side includes Terror
Or Love, Ghostwriter, Wonderful,
The Satanists Convene and Mature Shower Curtain.
They were all recorded at a pretty nice studio here called Music Lane
which has since been taken over by born again Christians. Ah, this is
Texas after all. It was all produced and mixed by Lars Goransson who has
done everything from Severed Head Of State to the Cardigans.
At the same time, we recorded what will be our next full length. Don't
know the title. But many of you already know about at least one song.
We've been playing side 2 live in our past few gigs. It's in some ways
a tribute to the Subhumans' Cradle to the Grave. But
it's our style. Society is a Carnivorous Flower is a
15 minute long track made up of many smaller songs. Lyrically, it's about
the student / worker strikes in Paris back in May '68. That's where the
title comes from.
Side one of the album is made up of six brand new songs including Overconfident,
Keep Smiling America, Styrofoam, 210,
Tree House of Love and Austin's Shitty Limits.
This record will probably be out on Honest Don's. But it's been so long,
I really couldn't say for sure. As soon as I know, you'll know…
SEVERED HEAD OF STATE
Hey, our drummer Chris is on the road with one of his many bands, Severed
Head of State. They are over in Europe. Check `em out if you get the chance.
The dates can be found at www.hardcoreholocaust.com.
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