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It's been a big year for travel. So much so that i don't always remember where I am, what time it is or what I should be doing. Travel for me has included a month long Black Pus U.S tour, a trip to the Emirate of Sharjah in the UAE to play drums in the streets around an art fair, a week in Japan as drummer number 91 in the latest installment of the Boredom's Boadrum. I even got a chance to linger on the beaches of Block Island, a sweet little (real)island off the coast of Rhode (not really an)Island. And the travel won't be ending anytime soon. Coming up is a 22 date Black Pus Europe/UK tour starting in September and then Lightning Bolt hits New Zealand and Australia for a tour and an appearance at ATP in late October early November. Here's a quick return to Japan to see Lone Wolf aka Ryan Sawyer play a bit of a solo set.
Hey here's Flaming Lips covering the same cover
and the original
Devo. Where was I. Oh but the Japan trip was a great time. The Boredoms remain true heroes.
A remnant of the US tour, here is Black Pus's June 9th live set on Thomas Storck's Dangerous for the Brain show on WFMU engineered by Ernie Indradat.
Travel. lets not travel for a moment. Let's sit still, and coagulate some related bloodlines...
The boys are back in town.
Next it's an unreleased Black Pus track from a few years back, "Down by the Stream"
Black Pus also has a new song "Pay My Billz" recorded at Machine with Magnets(same studio Barbarian Boy was done) released on the Esopus Magazine compilation from issue 19.
Both songs feature a HiHat!
Machines with Magnets also recently finished recording an album for Humanbeast, a providence duo who's LP "Venus Ejaculates into the Banquet" just came out on Load records. This song "chandelier" features some ssssssssick screams by singer Maralie Armstrong!
Videos. Black Pus was lucky enough to have Carlos Montaña film a video for Primordial Pus's "Hole in the Ground". You can get that record and others through Forced Exposure. I like this song, and video. Huge thanks to Carlos for making this.
here are a couple video highlights from the springs U.S. tour,
a raging version of Neuronic Knife in San Diego. I love this video.
I rolled into San Diego fighting a fever after two sweaty days in LA and luckily found some delicious Pho to steam some of the germs out. I highly recommend Tao Restaurant. I only went once but the food was great and when the owner overheard I was sick he gave me a free large fresh squeezed orange juice. Guy was super nice and the walls had crazy scribbles all over them.
Here is one of the LA nights that helped get me sick! Full Set at The Smell!
also some silkscreens i made like this one below are available for sale at picturebox!