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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Best Show Ive Ever Seen

Just wanted to say that the Tamur.Records Showcase at death by audio was absolutely fucking incredible. All the bands played the best ive ever seen them play and there were TEN of them. Great job Ray, especially for the first show ever he's booked.

Book more, please...(with maybe less than ten bands...) (or more....)

heres my quick version of the bands, the one picture here is the only one i took. sorry, i can't see.

Colour Buk: Blows my mind every time. Real music. This is how i feel sober, this is how i feel on drugs. Drones in the chest, rubs me so right even though its dissonant and loud as hell. Dont know how they do it. Fuckin RIGHTEOUS.

Joe Pee: though limited by not having a band (tom blacklung and the smokestacks) it was high energy and excellent song writing. Loved it as always. DANCING IN THE DARK by bruce springsteen was a true highlight of the evening.

Donner Party Picnic: This was my first time seeing them. THANK GOD someone is till playing the sludge. Thought it was awesome and i usually hate horns but this totally worked. I talked to one of the members who spoke of being slow, playing slow and living slow. The fast thing is over according to Donner Party Picnic. And i dont necessarily agree, but as far as they are concerned, i'm goin 25 in a 50 - and loving it.

Then i played, i dont remember much of that.

Brandon cant dance highlights included watching rockets (remix) and turbulent girl, with josh on drums on both. And GREAT dance moves.

Le Rug was high energy as ever, conor meara of the canaries back on bass from Pittsburgh for the night. Moshing and crowd surfing really picked up here.

NON-STOP blew me away. So tight. Axel on party patrol and Debbie's voice was straight up relentless for the entire set. And it took some work to get them to stop. Loved every minute, havent ever seen live metal that tight. Got a lot of bruises.

THEN as the perfect contrast on the other side of the punk-spectrum the TIMID ROOSEVELTS, grooved us to death, almost sounding like a pez-dispenser joy division on some of their new, unrecorded tracks. Matching uniforms, great minimalist drumming and kickass vocals/ lyrics. And ricky on bass. Best set ive ever seen them play.

RAINBOW PARTY. once again, the best ive ever seen them play (and they are always great). faster and punker than ever. New songs are great. Havent heard music id call "punk" that is this original, tight and catchy...ever. And their drummer, Sydney, does. not. fuck. up. andplaysofast and makes me want to spray beer at your ugly mother while she eats breakfast.

and ahh yes, my long time basement friends RASPUTINS SECRET POLICE absolutely destroyed. Louder than all, tight as ever, they delivered the goods as great as they ever do. Heard a bunch of new stuff i really loved. Truly an overwhelming set in every way. i got a t shirt. i got a t shirt. i got a t shirt.

All in all just wanted to say again, everyone was incredible. EVERYONE. or i wouldn't even have typed this up. Great show, lets do it again TOMORROW. NOW.

anyone with pictures or video, give all a link in a response to this post. I saw a bunch of cameras i think.

Other highlights include:

Cop comes to the door, a drunken Conor answers, Cop says someones GPS in their minivan is on and that they should turn it off so it doesn't get stolen. It was my minivan. THANK(?) them police?

fuck them fuzz

love to all, get drunk and think of me

e bunny

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Some Press for the Showcase this saturday

taken from imposemagazine.com

E4E1: More bands than you can possibly handle at once at the Tamur Records showcase, with Donner Party Picnic, Colour Bük, Tom Blacklung & the Smokestacks, Every Bunny Welcome, Brandon Can’t Dance, Le Rug, Non-Stop, The Timid Roosevelts, Rainbow Party, and Rasputin’s Secret Police at Death By Audio, 49 South 2nd St btwn Kent and Wythe, Williamsburg. All Ages. 8pm doors, $tba.

Tamur Records is loose collective composed of a whole mess of bands scattered around Brooklyn, New Jersey, and maybe everywhere else. The threads are only loosely connected here, but there’s a general messy lo-fi/noise/pop/punk/folk continuum going on that seems well at home in DIY America. Brooklyn’s Le Rug is one of the more cohesively catchy of the bunch, and the only member on the bill that I’d heard before, so this seems like an excellent opportunity to learn about nine other new bands. On quick perusal, some highlights look to be the blazing fuzz-rock of Every Bunny Welcome and the rousing/lurching barroom lilt of Donner Party Picnic, at times like a more thoroughly disheveled Man Man.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sunday, March 8, 2009

going blind

Green Day "Longview"

Sit around and watch the tube,but nothing's on
Change the channels for an hour or two
Twiddle my thumbs just for a bit
I'm sick of all the same old shit
In a house with unlocked doors
And I'm fucking lazy

Bite my lip and close my eyes
Take me away to paradise
I'm so damn bored I'm going blind
And I smell like shit

Peel me off this velcro seat and get me moving
I sure as hell can't do it by myself
I'm feeling like a dog in heat
Barred indoors from the summer street
I locked the door to my own cell
And I lost the key

Bite my lip and close my eyes
Take me away to paradise
I'm so damn bored I'm going blind
And I smell like shit

I got no motivation
Where is my motivation?
No time for the motivation
Smoking my inspiration

Sit around and watch the phone, but no one's calling
Call me pathetic, call me what you will
My mother says to get a job
But she don't like the one she's got
When masturbation's lost its fun
You're fucking breaking

Bite my lip and close my eyes
Take me away to paradise
I'm so damn bored
I'm going blind
And loneliness has to suffice
Bite my lip and close my eyes
I was slipping away to paradise
Some say,"Quit or I'll go blind."
But it's just a myth

Saturday, March 7, 2009

tr#53-56 - OLD TABLE: A Collection From the Closet of Will Moloney


"The first 3 cassette releases from Old table. Influenced in equal parts by both Dharma and Greg, Old table blasts out of the limelight with finesse and fluency. From the murk and grime of a Westchester County suburban basement this III part Animal epic will knock off your socks and place your feet gently into pair of slippers with a decidedly average comfortability rating from JD Power and Associates... A bunch of 4-track songs."


"The first full length album from the people that brought you Barber Shop 2, OLD TABLE! A collection of country heartbreak moments with a few cigarette puffing pumpkin heads thrown in for good measure. Housing things to the left and to the other left; Old table careens forth, frothing and flying to ditches unknown and unbeknownst to your high school guidance counselor or her strange son that always ate mashed potatoes alone at the table behind you. A collection of love thought lost but never known. You will not like it."


An inside joke told enough times will be outside and we'll all laugh as our ship docks at the Chelsea Piers Shopping Center, it will be a beautiful death...


Old table's first clean, accessible record. Steve Yankou on Cello Will Table on Guitar & Microphone.


Will Moloney has since gone on to play guitar for TURBOSLEAZE.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Do it to it!

Come party!

and if your a retard and can't read... its at a bar you have to be 21 to get in cock faces!



heres the link to download some sad piano songs

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


new album, or EP or whatever ya want to call it. some shit ive been recording

sleeping all day? lost interest in things you once loved? you might have clinical compression!


(1) lazy boy
(2) it's time to do that thing you didnt do before
(3) up, right?
(4) blue anthem (remix)
(5) books dont read me
(6) chicken little
(7) sped
(8) alonedrone (yeah, godspeed)
(9) janis


enjoy, take pills, take a break, hate it, fuck it, do it, just the tip, let it ride like funkmaster flex

come to the show the 21st

wubang on 1 month hiatus due to injury

party party party!
- alec

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Rainbow Party kicks off another semesters worth of foolishness at WNSR, newschoolradio.org.
Join Jingles as he navigates the twisted love tunnels of Cuntstowns finest.



MARCH 21st



Opening up our first annual showcase is Colour Buk, a two piece noise/drone group from Levitown Long Island. (Hometown of Bill O' Riley) Most times, Colour Buk plays completly absurd venues such as Irish bars in midtown playing along rap metal bands where the people at these establisments would more rather cut their genitals off then listen to a noise group. Nonetheless, this is part of the genius of the band, members Adam Kastin and Brandon Wulle have been known to use vibrators, tools, and other crazy shit as part of their live set so tamur records is really excited to be in the process of putting out a Colour Buk record and having them rock at our showcase.


Coming up next we have Donner Party Picnic, Hailing from Brooklyn (for the most part.) Tamur is in the process of putting out their new E.P. which at the moment sounds like Captain Beefheart and the Pouges on speed. Henceforth, this band kicks major fucking ass. Complete with a horn section, this band will bring you back to the good old days before coney island got bought out by the russians, like when you would go and drink on a merry go round and party with bums and junkies. If you dont believe me, take a quick listen to "Cheap Gin" on their myspace.


Whenever im asked to describe the music of Alec Gabin, i almost allways follow up with, "Lil-Wayne meets Nirvana." Up from the ashes of my favorite band of all time the Canaries, Alec has released tons of material and has not let up at all. I started playing drums for Alec after i moved into 1331 with the rest of tamur and i was blindsided by the record "Its Time To Do That Thing We Do" and then i jumped in on drums and we recorded " 'Merican " that summer. (Downlaod all of these and more on the catalog.) In the music world of today, there are only a handful of writers with enough lyrical prowess to make you shit your pants when subjected to their wit, Alec Gabin is one of these writers, dont miss it.


Another Post Canaries group featuring guitarist Joe Plourde. TBSS sounds like really angry hick-punk. All of the musicianship is bad ass and Joe's guitar work is unmatched anywhere. unfourtunatley, the whole lineup will not be at the show and instead TBSS will be doing a set with just Joe and their new bassist. (their drummer has to go to a bar-mitzvah, you dont want to fuck with that jewish guilt, trust me) The songs sucseed in getting you out of your seat and going crazy, even if your by yourself, and they do a pretty slamming cover of twist and shout live.


Holy fuck. Both Conor and Alec wouldnt shut up about this kid they knew named Brandon. One day i downloaded all the BCD stuff i found on the tamur catalog and i found myself not being able to shut up about this band, along with sending cheesy admiring myspace messages to brandon. The amount of talent that exumes out of this individual is extrodinary. His first BCD record which he wrote when he was 15 or 16 seriously brought me to tears. a sample of some of my favorite lyrics from the record goes, "Mr. President, you look sick. Drink my fluids." Jesus christ, if you've never heard BCD, go listen to everything on the myspace and download all of his records from the tamur catalog right now, do it.


Yep this is my band. i started it when i was around 19 (2 years ago) when my old band The Medics broke up. When i was around 16 or 17, The Medics were offered a major label contract with island records on under the condition that i fired my whole band and wrote more choruses, i turned down the offer, went to school, developed a really nasty amphetamine habit, and ended up stuck in a psych ward for 3 days. The Medics quickly broke up after this and then Le Rug was born. Weve put out 5 records, been through somewhere around 15 members, and been on one tour. I dont want to be that guy that goes on and on about his own band so I'll cut it here.


NoN-StoP! is a party-core band from NJ. I went to go see these guys in williamsburg a month ago and my face completly melted off. Singer Debbie Hay screams like an absolute motherfucker, complimented by the ferocious shredding on account of Axel. Unless you count Michael Jordan, NoN-StoP! is the sole metal (thats debatable) band on Tamur, plan on slamdancing like a motherfucker and beating up your grandmother drunk in the pit. Tamur will be releasing their new record as soon as they get it to us. GET FUCKING PSYCHED.


The Timid Roosevelts are a 3 piece consisting of two sisters, and one dude Last summer, i had the pleasure of mixing the tracks that are currently up on their myspace. Their songs can boast being totally adorable and heart warming, but at the same time they have a very subtle viceral quality due to the nature of their instramuentation. A personal favorite track of mine is "cassandra", singer Bobbie Parker cures the soul with her exceptionally smooth brand of vocal stylings, and she can totally rap. Go check out the song sleep deep which features Alec Gabin on the rhodes.


Rainbow Party are from Kuntztown PA, and if where they are from tells you anything about the band, you are on the right track. with album titles like Butt Jamz (get it from the catalog), and songs like, "Weiner" this band clearly kicks ass. But funny aside, they are probably some of the best musicians i have ever seen. The guitar is incredibly twangy, the bass sounds like Steven Hanley (the fall's bass player), and the drums sounds like the guy from CAN on speed. I liken their sound to that of the minutemen, but (butt) better. They are the only band I know that can faithfully cover Gang of Four, and they also do the best Madonna cover youll ever hear as well. Go check out the live in house session they just did with New School radio. (That session was recorded by Joe Plourde of TBSS)


Say hello to your headliners. Rasputins Secret Police is the band of Brandon from Brandon Cant Dance. I have never seen these guys live before but word of mouth and youtube videos clearly shows that this one of the craziest and unbelievable live groups currently performing. Conor gave me their album "Lost Rhino" a year ago and not a day goes by where i dont listen to it. These two have been playing for years and their chemistry is tight as hell. brandon's howl over Josh's sick primal drumming makes for a band that clearly will be going places. you would be a total fucking idiot if you missed them.