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Lakeland FL! Let’s get weird.  (at Evolution Records)

bridge9:

OCTAVES mini-documentary covering their trip to Fest and their tour with Shai Hulud

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bridge9:

OCTAVES mini-documentary covering their trip to Fest and their tour with Shai Hulud

luzyruido:

According to: Bern
In no particular order.

Touché Amore - Is Survived By 
http://toucheamoreband.tumblr.com

Native - Orthodox
http://native.bandcamp.com/album/orthodox

Tiny Moving Parts - This Couch Is Long & Full Of Friendship 
http://tinymovingparts.bandcamp.com/album/this-couch-is-long-full-of-friendship

State Lines - For The Boats
http://tinyengines.bandcamp.com/album/for-the-boats

I Kill Giants -  s/t
http://ikillgiants.bandcamp.com/releases

Into It. Over It. - Intersections
http://triplecrownrecords.bandcamp.com/album/intersections

Enemies - Embark, Embrace
http://topshelfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/embark-embrace

Have Mercy - The Earth Pushed Back
http://topshelfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-earth-pushed-back

A Great Big Pile Of Leaves - You’re Always On My Mind 
http://topshelfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/youre-always-on-my-mind

Crash Of Rhinos - Knots
http://topshelfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/knots

Caravels - Lacuna
http://topshelfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/lacuna

Old Gray - An Autobiography 
http://oldgray.bandcamp.com/album/an-autobiography

Toe - The Book About My Idle Plot On A Vague Anxiety 
http://topshelfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-book-about-my-idle-plot-on-a-vague-anxiety

Their/They’re/There - s/t
http://www.polyvinylrecords.com/store/index.php?id=2390

Donovan Wolfington - Stop Breathing 
http://donovanwolfingtonmusic.bandcamp.com/album/stop-breathing

Defeater - Letters Home
http://bridge9.bandcamp.com/album/letters-home

Octaves - Which Way The Wind Blows
http://bridge9.bandcamp.com/album/which-way-the-wind-blows

This Town Needs Guns - 13.0.0.0.0
http://thistownneedsguns.bandcamp.com/album/130000

Zeta - Explosión Del Cosmos Del Alma
http://joinzeta.bandcamp.com/album/explosi-n-del-cosmos-del-alma


7”
Title Fight - Spring Songs
http://titlefight.tumblr.com/

Self Defense Family/Goodtime Boys - Split
https://palmreaderrecords.bandcamp.com/album/split

Pianos Become The Teeth/Touché Amore - Split
http://topshelfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/split

Into It. Over It. - Life Is Suffering

http://topshelfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/life-is-suffering

luzyruido:

According to: Bern

In no particular order.

Touché Amore - Is Survived By 

http://toucheamoreband.tumblr.com

Native - Orthodox

http://native.bandcamp.com/album/orthodox

Tiny Moving Parts - This Couch Is Long & Full Of Friendship 

http://tinymovingparts.bandcamp.com/album/this-couch-is-long-full-of-friendship

State Lines - For The Boats

http://tinyengines.bandcamp.com/album/for-the-boats

I Kill Giants -  s/t

http://ikillgiants.bandcamp.com/releases

Into It. Over It. - Intersections

http://triplecrownrecords.bandcamp.com/album/intersections

Enemies - Embark, Embrace

http://topshelfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/embark-embrace

Have Mercy - The Earth Pushed Back

http://topshelfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-earth-pushed-back

A Great Big Pile Of Leaves - You’re Always On My Mind 

http://topshelfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/youre-always-on-my-mind

Crash Of Rhinos - Knots

http://topshelfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/knots

Caravels - Lacuna

http://topshelfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/lacuna

Old Gray - An Autobiography 

http://oldgray.bandcamp.com/album/an-autobiography

Toe - The Book About My Idle Plot On A Vague Anxiety 

http://topshelfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-book-about-my-idle-plot-on-a-vague-anxiety

Their/They’re/There - s/t

http://www.polyvinylrecords.com/store/index.php?id=2390

Donovan Wolfington - Stop Breathing 

http://donovanwolfingtonmusic.bandcamp.com/album/stop-breathing

Defeater - Letters Home

http://bridge9.bandcamp.com/album/letters-home

Octaves - Which Way The Wind Blows

http://bridge9.bandcamp.com/album/which-way-the-wind-blows

This Town Needs Guns - 13.0.0.0.0

http://thistownneedsguns.bandcamp.com/album/130000

Zeta - Explosión Del Cosmos Del Alma

http://joinzeta.bandcamp.com/album/explosi-n-del-cosmos-del-alma

7”

Title Fight - Spring Songs

http://titlefight.tumblr.com/

Self Defense Family/Goodtime Boys - Split

https://palmreaderrecords.bandcamp.com/album/split

Pianos Become The Teeth/Touché Amore - Split

http://topshelfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/split

Into It. Over It. - Life Is Suffering

http://topshelfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/life-is-suffering

#native
beenlookingforthemagic:

How to Tour in a Band or Whateverby Thor Harris
1-Don’t Complain. Bitching, moaning, whining is tour cancer. If something is wrong fix it or shut the fuck up you fucking dick. goddamn.
2-If you fart, claim it.
3-Don’t Lose shit. Everybody loses shit. Don’t fucking do it. Asshole.
4-Don’t fuck anyone in the band. There are tons of people to fuck who are not in this band. Dumbass.
5-If you feel like shit all the time, drink less beer at the gig. You will play better & feel better. What are you… a child? Some have the endurance for self abuse. Most don’t.
6-Remember the soundman’s name. He will do a better job.
7- Eat oranges. Cures constipation & prevents colds.
8-Masturbate. Duh… Where & when? Be creative. You’re an artist right?
9-If YOU can’t carry your suitcase 3 blocks, it’s too goddamn big.
10-Respect public space in the van. Don’t clutter, you Fuck.
11-If you borrow something, return it. Not Fucked Up.
12-Do not let the promoter dick you or talk you out of the guarantee. If there were not enuf people there, it’s their fault.
13- Driver picks the music.
14-One navigator only (usually sitting shotgun). Everyone else shut the fuck up.
15-Soundcheck is for checking sounds. Shut the fuck up while everyone else is checking.
16-Don’t wander off. Let someone know where you are.
17-Clean up after yourself. What are you… a goddamn toddler?
18-Touring makes everyone bi-polar. Ride the waves as best you can and remember, moods pass. So don’t make any snap decisions or declarations when you are drunk or insane.
19-Fast food is Poison.
20-The guestlist is for friends, family & people you might want to fuck. Everyone else can pay. They have day jobs.
21- Don’t evaluate your whole life while you’re sitting in a janitor closet waiting to go on. You think you’re above having shitty days at work? Shut up & do your goddamn job.
This list was written under the influence of lots of esspresso & anti-depressants while on tour w/ such greats as Shearwater, Swans, Smog, Lisa Germano, Angels of Light, Bill Callahan & many more. I hope this list will help you get along w/ your co-workers whatever your job is. Contributions to the list by Jordan Geiger, Kimberly Burke, Brian Orloff, Brian Phillips Celebrity Gang Bang, Kevin Schneider, Jonathan Meiburg, Michael Gira and some other folks.
Thanks for not being an asshole, Thor Harris

beenlookingforthemagic:

How to Tour in a Band or Whatever
by Thor Harris

1-Don’t Complain. Bitching, moaning, whining is tour cancer. If something is wrong fix it or shut the fuck up you fucking dick. goddamn.

2-If you fart, claim it.

3-Don’t Lose shit. Everybody loses shit. Don’t fucking do it. Asshole.

4-Don’t fuck anyone in the band. There are tons of people to fuck who are not in this band. Dumbass.

5-If you feel like shit all the time, drink less beer at the gig. You will play better & feel better. What are you… a child? Some have the endurance for self abuse. Most don’t.

6-Remember the soundman’s name. He will do a better job.

7- Eat oranges. Cures constipation & prevents colds.

8-Masturbate. Duh… Where & when? Be creative. You’re an artist right?

9-If YOU can’t carry your suitcase 3 blocks, it’s too goddamn big.

10-Respect public space in the van. Don’t clutter, you Fuck.

11-If you borrow something, return it. Not Fucked Up.

12-Do not let the promoter dick you or talk you out of the guarantee. If there were not enuf people there, it’s their fault.

13- Driver picks the music.

14-One navigator only (usually sitting shotgun). Everyone else shut the fuck up.

15-Soundcheck is for checking sounds. Shut the fuck up while everyone else is checking.

16-Don’t wander off. Let someone know where you are.

17-Clean up after yourself. What are you… a goddamn toddler?

18-Touring makes everyone bi-polar. Ride the waves as best you can and remember, moods pass. So don’t make any snap decisions or declarations when you are drunk or insane.

19-Fast food is Poison.

20-The guestlist is for friends, family & people you might want to fuck. Everyone else can pay. They have day jobs.

21- Don’t evaluate your whole life while you’re sitting in a janitor closet waiting to go on. You think you’re above having shitty days at work? Shut up & do your goddamn job.

This list was written under the influence of lots of esspresso & anti-depressants while on tour w/ such greats as Shearwater, Swans, Smog, Lisa Germano, Angels of Light, Bill Callahan & many more. I hope this list will help you get along w/ your co-workers whatever your job is. Contributions to the list by Jordan Geiger, Kimberly Burke, Brian Orloff, Brian Phillips Celebrity Gang Bang, Kevin Schneider, Jonathan Meiburg, Michael Gira and some other folks.

Thanks for not being an asshole, Thor Harris

adventuresofbobbyrivers:

available at topshelfrecords.com

adventuresofbobbyrivers:

available at topshelfrecords.com