Tuesday, June 30, 2009

July 2009 Tour Dates

This tour is the first of many for Netherfriends because I am finished with school and we are releasing our first EP Calling You Out on July 21st with Emergency Umbrella. It will be in record stores and Best Buy (funny.)

Justin and Paul will not be on this tour, but Alvarez from the band Wounded Roots and Jeff from Hot Garbage are filling in. Hope you will enjoy. Let me know if you have a warm floor for us to sleep on! Bring us snacks!

July 5th –Fairfield, Iowa- The Beauty Shop
July 6th – Minneapolis – 501 Club
July 7th – Iowa City - The Mill
July 8th – Omaha – Barley St. Tavern
July 9th – Stillwater - The Vault w/Deerpeople
July 10th - Austin - Hole in the Wall w/Pachyderm
July 11th – Dallas – The Double Wide
July 12th - Dallas- TBA
July 14th – Hot Springs, Arkansas- Maxines
July 15th - Arkansas- TBA
July 16th – St. Louis Firebird w/Exercise
July 17th – Columbia MO - The Bluenote, EU Showcase with Foundry, GAH, and Bald Eagle

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Dear Craig,

I hate you and your list!!!

Trying to find a new drummer through craigslist... an act of Desperation! Although, craigslist is where I found Paul Newmann.

I forgot to put an age limit on the ad and got 35-50 year olds asking to play in Netherfriends. BLAH.

Monday, June 22, 2009

This is why I hate baseball fans

That was silly. I wonder what sparked the rage on this guy's face:

I used to live 4 blocks from Wrigley Field and people always wondered why I never went to a game... Bite marks. OUCH!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Mid-FI pop

SO, I get it... low-fi is the shit and anyone can do it. We live in tough times and recording in studios is expensive BLAH BLAH BLAH. Well I am not buying it anymore! What if each of us learned a little about recording and maybe tried a tiny bit harder to get a decent sound, instead of making noisy sub-par music deemed COOL at the moment?
I think I will refer to Netherfriends as Mid-fi psych pop. Mid-fi is music recorded DIY, but isn't recorded half-assed. This is not a suggestion to throw your 4-track recorders out! This is not an analog vs. digital debate! This is a plea to start recording music that doesn't sound like it's underwater or so distorted and crackly that it sounds like you recorded on an answering machine and then converted it to a scratched 45. With all this being said, I like a handful of lo-fi bands, but I am getting sick of every band on that farmer's tool website calling themselves Lo-fi because they were super stoned or because everyone else is doing it.
I record all of the Netherfriends songs in my bedroom and so does that dude Wavves. Difference? He makes more money and my recordings don't suck. The END.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Remember the date. Our first EP with Emergency Umbrella will be released nationwide! Pre-order it

Check it out!

I am in Minnesota beginning to write and record the full length for next year. I am in an empty house with no internet and it is both lonely and incredible! Pix and video coming soon. See two videos from the tour to the left.