Monday, April 14, 2014

jet fuel in the post

The Vinyl District featured the Venus Birds track "Dart Board Blacklist" today and then I got to babble for a bit about records I like. Check it out HERE.

Also, we recorded a couple of new songs in Chicago recently, intended for a new full-length album. That is all.

-DB

Monday, March 24, 2014

remeber when matt saw lady gaga?

Thanks to everyone in the southlands for a wonderful tour and a killer SXSW. Here's what's next: 
 
March 28 - Marion, IL - John Brown's on the Square
March 31 - Chicago, IL - The Whistler w/ Holy Gallows

[we'll also be starting work on a new batch of recordings while we're in Chicago] 
April 5 - Paducah, KY - JP's w/ Leonard The Band
April 12 - Carbondale, IL - Tres Hombres w/ Pigeon
April 25 - Evansville, IN - PG w/ Kentucky Nightmare
April 26 - Carbondale, IL - PK's w/ Kentucky Nightmare

[here's something we're working on...more confirmed dates soon]
June 19 - Carbondale, IL - Hangar 9 w/ Paul Collins Beat
June 23 - Louisville, KY 
June 24 - Columbus, OH
June 25 - Philadelphia, PA
June 26 - New Brunswick, NJ
June 27 - NYC, NY - Pianos
June 28 - Brooklyn, NY - Pete's Candy Store
June 29 - Pittsburgh, PA
June 30 - Fort Wayne, IN
July 1 - Bloomington, IN
July 2 - Chicago, IL

Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

VENUS BIRDS


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

snowflake/profane medication-sensitive webs

[photos by Dustin Houston]
Hello,
We will be releasing our new ep, Venus Birds, next week. It will be available to download on our bandcamp page on Tuesday, March 4. You may also order the physical product from there or from our web store on that date. We're going to have a bit of a party at the Hangar 9 to celebrate. Stop by if you're in Carbondale, as that will be the first time we wheel out the new ep for public eyes. That show will also feature our cousins The Flowers of Evil and our best girl Jenny Johnson. We will post SXSW specifics here shortly and will also update / add some tour dates. 


VENUS BIRDS TOUR:
[March]
7 - Carbondale, IL - Hangar 9
8 - St Louis, MO - Heavy Anchor

9 - Kansas City, MO - Art Closet Studios
10 - Fayetteville, AR - Smoke and Barrel
11 - Tulsa, OK - Soundpony
12 - Fort Worth, TX - Lola's
13 - Austin, TX (SXSW)
14 - Austin, TX (SXSW)
15 - Austin, TX (SXSW)

15 - [late show] - Houston, TX - Super Happy Fun Land (SXSW Overflow Festival)

[cover by Jared Davey]
PLUS:
March 21 - Carbondale, IL - PK's w/ The Black Blacks
March 28 - Marion, IL - John Brown's on the Square
March 31 - Chicago, IL - The Whistler w/ Holy Gallows

[we'll also be starting work on a new batch of songs while we're in Chicago] 
April 5 - Paducah, KY - JP's w/ Leonard The Band
April 25 - Evansville, IN - PG w/ Kentucky Nightmare
April 26 - Carbondale, IL - PK's w/ Kentucky Nightmare

In other news, our friend Mike Faris is hard at work on a clinically psychedelic video for the Venus Birds track "Dart Board Blacklist". Similarly, our close friend and eternal roommate Dustin Houston, is working on a stop motion film to accompany the Venus Birds track "Four is the New Three". On an unrelated note, I just watched the sunrise and I hope you saw it as well. 

Take care,
DB  




Friday, January 3, 2014

No planet has been mistaken for a UFO more than Venus

Hi there,
Our new ep is being mastered as these words are being typed. It is called Venus Birds. We're happy with it, and especially with the fact that it sounds very different than New Colony (which we just released in September, if you're keeping score). We're currently working out some tour dates, making demos for another very different sounding ep, and drinking a lot of coffee.All three of us have recorded solo material this year as well. HERE'S SOME an HERE'S SOME MORE.

2013 was a pretty good year for this band. We didn't get robbed and we only did a 180 spin-out on the interstate once. We didn't die, so here we are. 2014.

Life's an illusion / love is a dream,
Secondary Modern 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

clinical psychedelia

Follow this link to read an interview where they asked me about everything except my love life.