Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Old demo song, "I Let Everyone Let Me Down"

Throwing this out for your enjoyment (maybe due to the holidays?) Enjoy and share with your friends.


http://www.4shared.com/audio/qWgk-97y/03_I_Let_Everyone_Let_Me_Down.html

Monday, December 20, 2010

Wrapping up the 50 songs 50 states project

Here it is folks! The last of the 50 Songs 50 States Project!!!! Help out if you can or at least come out to the shows. Plus I will be living in Austin, Texas for 3 weeks or so in January and would love to sleep on your couch or grab a drink or taco with you. Please hit me up either way Netherfriendsbooking@gmail.com


Green states are the states I have hit this year.

Here is the rest of the tour:

February
1st Hot Springs, AR
2nd Fayetville, AR
3rd Noman or Tusla OK
4th Amarillo, TX
5th Albaqurque, NM
6th Salt Lake City
7th Nampa, Idaho
8th Seattle
9th Portland
10th Eugene
11th Reno
12th Sacramento
13th San Fran
14th Berkley
15th Fresno
16th Los Angeles
17th Los Angeles
18th San Diego
19th Phoenix
20th New Mexico again(?)
21st back to Austin

March?

29th
30th
31st
April
1st Los Angeles
2nd Los Angeles
3rd-14th Honolulu, Hawaii

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cop Killer



I got asked by a new friend Alex to put together a cover for his mixtape read more here:

The Glorification of Gangster Mixtape is a compilation of remixes, mash-ups, and cover songs that exemplify the media's celebration of organized crime throughout history. This mixtape is thematically linked to Def Jam and freelance artist Alex Haldi's upcoming art show in 2011. The tape is creatively overseen by Alex and hooked up by Washington DC producer John Beckham. For more information, please visit www.alexhaldi.com, or email alexhaldi@gmail.com for submissions.

We did Cop Killer by Ice T (Body Count)

Recorded in 3 days in Chicago. Thanks to Scott Westrick for recording drums and co-mixing/mastering.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

This is Why I Hate New York City (read before you blow up in anger)



Alright Alright... Calm down! Don't go up in arms about this post. I got in a little trouble for twittering about NYC yesterday and I want to go into a bit of detail about it. As a small band, playing this city can be a very humbling/lame experience. It has been getting better though and I am told as you get bigger as a band the shows get better. (DUH) I know NYC has the resources, but I wish it wasn't the case. I have friends and family from this city too, so to answer your question...NO! I will keep playing in NYC to see them and play for the industry resources.

Here are reasons why I hate New York City:


1. There are so many shows every night, what makes your show special. It's almost as if no matter what you do here, people will seem indifferent with it. Time is precious. Don't waste a New Yorker's time. So many let downs. This statistic was taken from a Martin Atkins book that was given to me:

Number of Bands City performing each week
LA 1764 to 2940
NYC 741 to 1235
Boise 39 to 65

***Data taken from www.villagevoice.com, LA Weekly, and Boiseweekly.com (See Appendix for expanded charts). I haven't been to LA enough to complain about it.


2. There are almost 19 million people in NYC.

New York City is a small place for so many people crammed into it. If you've ever been on tour with me, you've witnessed my growing anger for this place. It's like rush hour 24 hours a day. It really just proves that YOU don't matter. Get off the road and get out of my city JERK!

3. The parking in Manhattan is atrocious.

I had to sit in the van double parked from the hours of 10:45-12:30 for street cleaning because everyone double parks on one side of the street until the cleaning is over. KILL ME NOW. Suffocate me with one of those delicious jumbo slices from Brooklyn.

4. $4 for a PBR can at a bar in Manhattan.
This bartender said it best at the venue last night when he saw how I shocked I was at the price. "This isn't the Rainbo Club in Chicago." GOD DAMN! I can't even afford getting buzzed in your city. Especially when I have to beg you to get a mere $20 and 3 drink tickets for playing your venue! (Note: this happened a while ago.)

5. If you don't have a good time in NYC... you are LOSER.

I guess I am a loser. I feel like I am forced to have fun and I lose my mind every time. I am tired of site seeing in this city. I came here so much as a kid, that it has lost it's appeal. I bring different people with me on tour and there is always someone who hasn't been to Times Square. YUCK.

I'm sorry New Yorkers don't hate me... I promise to keep coming back to perform for you even if you are too busy to come to the show. Hi Beth.




Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Just in Case...


In case you haven't heard: You can purchase our LP Barry and Sherry on 150g Deluxe Clear Vinyl (w/ Inserts and digital drop code) Out of 500
Here

http://laterallabel.com/


or you can buy digitally for $6.50 and help me survive on the road: Here

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Women

There is nothing worse than being broke and having your women leave you. Nothing to drink , no job, just the walls, sitting there staring at the walls and thinking. That's how women got back at you, but it hurt and weakened them too. Or so I like to believe.
-Charles Bukowski

DAMN.



Fuck the INTERNET!

December Tour



Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Forgot about this


Netherfriends- I'm Gonna Start (Golden Ages Remix)
http://www.box.net/shared/8jz9p2su3y

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Birthday song#1

I started to write birthday songs for all my friends in hopes that I could write the next restaurant birthday song! It's called doing something creative with my time bumming around Chicago. Enjoy. Happy Birthday Ashley.

Happy Birthday Ashley.mp3




Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Best part of the 80's

Q: What was the best part of the 80's?


A: The future scenes in Back to the Future, duh!







Sunday, November 7, 2010

This is Why Your Band Sucks Podcast

Yup. If the column and zine wasn't enough... I decided to name this podcast thing the same infamous name. I know podcasts are lame, but it's an outlet and it is fun! Try doing it yourself. Enjoy: http://thisiswhyyourbandsucks.tumblr.com/

Friday, November 5, 2010

The "I need to hit NJ and NH" December tour


December

3rd Columbus, OH The Ravari Room W/ Loyal Divide Columbus, Ohio
4th Philadelphia, PA or possibly RICHMOND, VA TBA HELP!!!
5th Asbury Park, NJ The Saint
6th New York, NY Mercury Lounge
7th New Hampshire TBA
8th Boston, MA TBA
9th Brooklyn, NY Trash Bar
10th Pittsburgh, PA Howler's Coyote Cafe (Supporting The Electric Pear)
11th Columbus, OH Dude Locker

Please bring us snacks!!!!!!!!! Also looking for drummer who is looking to tour. Netherfriendsbooking@gmail.com

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

December and January


Booking for the next 2 months:

HELP!?!?! Netherfriendsbooking@gmail.com

December
1st
2nd Indiana
3rd Columbus
4th Philly
5th Philly/ New Jersey
6th New Jersey or NYC
7th New Hampshire
8th Boston
9th New York
10th Pittsburgh or Cinncinati
January
2nd Chicago
3rd Lexington
4th Memphis
5th Somewhere in Mississippi
6th New Orleans
7th Houston
8th Austin

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Stuck in New Jersey

Photo by Chris Kitahara

The van blew up...sort of. We are stuck in NJ until Monday (hopefully) good thing I brought Stardust Memories along with me.


Friday, October 22, 2010

This is Why Your Band is AMAZING!


Some Publicists people are stupid. They will accuse you of being things you aren't... like an asshole or a trust fund baby(?) Yeah, payola is really paying off for Netherfriends, especially since you can now use EBT to get radio play and blog write ups. With the This is Why Your Band Sucks column a handful of people aren't getting through the title and getting the wrong idea (pretension.) Please, read the following (if you can) and replace band with ________:

…Because you think your band is special or different from the rest

You are not special. I am not special. We will never will be. Be modest and respectful. We play music because we love to or because this is all we know. There is no need to be a pompous asshole. I hope these columns actually helps someone out. It really hurts to see some bands get their dreams crushed, because of how oblivious they are.


Here are a few bands that I was blown away by on tour and you should seriously check out because I do in fact love seeing new bands.

Tungs
Octopus Jones
Braids
Feeding Frenzy
The Back Pockets
Chad Lore
The Zoo Keepers


Sorry if I forgot your band... it's been kind of a blur these past 3 months.

Monday, October 18, 2010

TOUR is almost done (for a few weeks)

I have been on the road for almost 3 months and I am returning to Chicago for a few weeks!!!! Anyone have a couch/bed/floor I can crash on? Plus I want to hang with some new people in Chicago. I will be finishing up a 7inch/EP for Lateral records that will contain the first 5 songs from the 50 songs 50 states project!!

Exciting shows coming up in November in CHICAGO!:

Empty Bottle: Record Release show- November 8th
The Whister- November 16th
Saki Records In-store- November 20th
Schubas November 26th

It will be nice to be back.

Again, Barry and Sherry will be out on vinyl November 9th, but you can pre-order a copy HERE
or pick one up at a show!

Friday, October 8, 2010

The West Coast and Alaska on Film

DUH
Oakland house show
LA
Souvenir
Alaska


Everyone drives a batmobile in Alaska!


PHO



Reno


Seattle

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fall 2010 Tour (please come out)




Sep 27 2010 Schuba’s w/ Women Chicago, Illinois
Sep 29 2010 The No Fun House Kalamazoo, Michigan
Sep 30 2010 Cabaret Playhouse (Pop Montreal Festival) Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
Oct 4 2010 Piano's New York, NY

Oct 5 2010 The Spot w/ The Zoo Keepers Boston, Massachusetts
Oct 8 2010 Charm City Art Space Baltimore, Maryland
Oct 11 2010 Strange Matter Richmond, VA
Oct 14 2010 529 Atlanta, Georgia Find Tickets
Oct 15 2010 Farside Collective Tallahassee, FL
Oct 16 2010 The Bengal Tiger Clemson, South Carolina
Oct 17 2010 Yerb Richmond, VA
Oct 19 2010 Arlene's Grocery (No Correct Way CMJ party) New York, NY
Oct 22 2010 Pete's Candy Store (CMJ showcase) New York, Nueva York
Nov 8 2010 Empty Bottle (Record Release of Barry and Sherry on vinyl) Chicago, Illinois
Nov 16 2010 The Whistler (free) Chicago, Illinois


There are a lot of holes... if you live in NJ or NH or anywhere near an empty date and can help book a show in your state please help! I want to play more house shows. Playing coffee shops with acoustic acts is kinda a drag and playing bars with funk bands is torture. I guess that's all you can get in South Dakota... Thanks. Netherfriendsbooking@gmail.com

Friday, September 24, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Alaska on my cellphone (50 songs 50 states)

The plane we took into Alaska.
My Alaskan birthday cake. Thanks Ephy!


Love these dudes!


WTF!

Hung out with Maybe from Arrested Development in Alaska!


New ride.






Amazing house show in Fairbanks
Feeding Frenzy from Fairbanks!

Someone drew pictures of us during a house show