Documenting the weirder and louder since 2007. Chicago is home base.
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Making Joey Running Crane play songs every time. Only one he says. Four come out. #getawaydriver #2am #missoula
Benben. Skip Skip Ben Ben. Beijing. 2013.
The World Underground RECORD PACK 2. READY! Building bridges, collaboration, and getting you NEW SOUNDS is the name of the game here. So happy to be able to spread noise from Taiwan, regions of China, Japan, Montana, Chicago, California, Australia, and more, to people across the globe. Just looking at this thing makes me giddy. You will have at least one new favorite band. Thanks so much to Robyn Chang of GARY Records.Nevin Domer of Maybe Mars / Genjing Records. Rashid Abdel Ghafur of Al Hadid Records. Shaun Tenzenmen of tenzenmen. Conan Neutron. Benben Lin. This project hasn’t even launched yet, and this is what we did. You all are amazing, and should be friends.
Just sent 57 e-mails with 7 live sets from China. Perks for The World Underground begin shipping now. Check your e-mail, check yer post office.
Missoula has a killer local radio station, KBGA. The whole damn city is in on making this rule, and they share my ideals ten-fold. They’ve even let me in to take over their studio a few times! If you enjoy independent radio, your band has gone on to play live while touring, or you just want some cool shit in return for money, consider throwing a few bones! RADIOTHON! call and make fun of someone at 406 243 KBGA, or to donate or online at kbga.org. If you donate, you have to visit me to redeem the cool local shit you get! It’s a win win, folks.
In today’s mail : A HUGE pack from Guangzhou, China’s SENSITIVE WORD. Perks for The World Underground. Amazing. Can we make this guy famous already?
John Schmersal and Rick Lee. Crooks on Tape. Straight thugs!
On the way back from Hot Springs, Montana…in heavy fog…we were stopped from crossing a bridge, by a Trumpeter Swan. Thanks, Montana.