Tuesday, November 19, 2013

EU/UK DATES START THIS WEEK - NEW 2014 DATES ANNOUNCED


COME OUT!

THU NOV 21, 2013 - NANTES FR
POLE ETUDIANT

FRI NOV 22, 2013 - LAVAL FR
LE 6 PAR 4

SAT NOV 23, 2013 - VILLENEUVE D'ASQ FR
LA FERME D EN HAUT

SUN NOV 24, 2013 - BRIGHTON UK
GREEN DOOR STORE

TUES NOV 26, 2013 - LONDON UK
LEXINGTON

WEDS NOV 27, 2013 - KORTRIJK BE
DE KREUN

THURS NOV 28, 2013 - GRONINGEN NL
VERA

FRI NOV 29, 2013 - UTRECHT NL
LE GUESS WHO FESTIVAL

SAT NOV 30, 2013 - PARIS FR
POINT FMR

SUN DEC 01, 3013 - BRUSSELS BE
MAGASIN 4

MON DEC 02, 2013 - COLOGNE DE
KING GEORG

TUES DEC 03, 2013 - HAMBURG DE
UBEL & GEFAHRLICH

WEDS DEC 04, 2013 - LEIPZIG DE
UT CONNEWITZ

THU DEC 05, 2013 - BERLIN DE
CRYSTAL CLUB

FRI DEC 06, 2013 - OSLO NO
REVOLVER

SAT DEC 07, 2013 - BERGEN NO
LANDMARK

THURS DEC 12, 2013 - CHICAGO IL *KRANKY 20TH ANNIVERSARY*
EMPTY BOTTLE

TUES JAN 21, 2014 - PORTLAND OR
DOUG FIR

WEDS JAN 22, 2014 - SEATTLE WA
CHOP SUEY

THU JAN 23, 2014 - SPOKANE WA
THE BARTLET

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

EUROPE AND UK DATES START IN 2 WEEKS



WE'RE VERY EXCITED TO BE BACK IN EUROPE AND THE UK IN A FEW WEEKS. CHECK OUT THE DATES BELOW AND NOTICE THE ADDITIONS OF THREE SHOWS, INCLUDING THE OPENING NIGHT OF THE KRANKY RECORDS 20TH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND AND SOME PACIFIC NORTHWEST SHOWS.

THU NOV 21, 2013 - NANTES FR
POLE ETUDIANT<

FRI NOV 22, 2013 - LAVAL FR
LE 6 PAR 4

SAT NOV 23, 2013 - VILLENEUVE D'ASQ FR 
LA FERME D EN HAUT

SUN NOV 24, 2013 - BRIGHTON UK
GREEN DOOR STORE

TUES NOV 26, 2013 - LONDON UK
LEXINGTON

WEDS NOV 27, 2013 - KORTRIJK BE
DEKREUN

THURS NOV 28, 2013 - GRONINGEN NL
VERA

FRI NOV 29, 2013 - UTRECHT NL
LE GUESS WHO FESTIVAL

SAT NOV 30, 2013 - PARIS FR
POINT FMR

SUN DEC 01, 3013 - BRUSSELS BE
MAGASIN 4

MON DEC 02, 2013 - COLOGNE DE
KING GEORG

TUES DEC 03, 2013 - HAMBURG DE
UBEL & GEFAHRLICH

WEDS DEC 04, 2013 - LEIPZIG DE
UT CONNEWITZ

THU DEC 05, 2013 - BERLIN DE
CRYSTAL CLUB

FRI DEC 06, 2013 - OSLO NO
REVOLVER

SAT DEC 07, 2013 - BERGEN NO
LANDMARK

THURS DEC 12, 2013 - CHICAGO IL 
*KRANKY 20TH ANNIVERSARY*
EMPTY BOTTLE


TUES JAN 21, 2014 - PORTLAND OR
DOUG FIR

WEDS JAN 22, 2014 - SEATTLE WA
CHOP SUEY


PHOTO: DSMCH.COM

Monday, October 14, 2013

EAST COAST DATES WITH WEEKEND




PHOTO CREDIT: DSMCH.COM

SHOWS START BACK UP FRIDAY FOR OUR EAST COAST TOUR. MOST SHOWS ARE WITH WEEKEND, EXCITED TO GET BACK TO SOME OF OUR FAVORITE TOWNS. PLEASE NOTE - DUE TO LOW TICKETS SALES AND A BASEBALL GAME THE PROMOTER IN BOSTON HAS CANCELLED OUR SHOW. WE TRIED GUYS, THIS IS THE SECOND TIME WE'VE BEEN CANCELLED IN THIS AREA - IF YOU'RE FEELING CHEATED GET IN TOUCH WITH THE PROMOTERS AT THE CHURCH AND LET THEM KNOW. I'M ASSUMING REFUNDS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT POINT OF PURCHASE. IF THERE ARE ANY PROBLEMS PLEASE LET US KNOW.

FRI OCT 18, 2013 - COLUMBUS OH
DOUBLE HAPPINESS

SAT OCT 19, 2013 - BALTIMORE MD*
THE OTTOBAR

SUN OCT 20, 2013 - PHILADELPHIA PA*
JOHNNY BRENDA’S

TUES OCT 22, 2013 - BROOKLYN NY*
GLASSLANDS

THU OCT 24, 2013 - MONTREAL QC*
IL MOTORE

FRI OCT 25, 2013 - TORONTO ON*
THE GARRISON

SAT OCT 26, 2013 - DETROIT MI
TRINOSOPHES

* WITH WEEKEND



NOVEMBER EU/UK DATES:


THU NOV 21, 2013 - NANTES FR
POLE ETUDIANT

FRI NOV 22, 2013 - LAVAL FR
LE 6 PAR 4

SAT NOV 23, 2013 - VILLENEUVE D'ASQ FR
FESTIVAL

SUN NOV 24, 2013 - BRIGHTON UK
GREEN DOOR STORE

MON NOV 25, 2013 - MANCHESTER UK
DEAF INSTITUTE

TUES NOV 26, 2013 - LONDON UK
LEXINGTON

WEDS NOV 27, 2013 - KORTRIJK BE
DEKREUN

THURS NOV 28, 2013 - GRONINGEN NL
VERA

FRI NOV 29, 2013 - UTRECHT NL
LE GUESS WHO FESTIVAL

SAT NOV 30, 2013 - PARIS FR
POINT FMR

SUN DEC 01, 3013 - BRUSSELS BE
MAGASIN 4

MON DEC 02, 2013 - COLOGNE DE
KING GEORG

TUES DEC 03, 2013 - HAMBURG DE
UBEL & GEFAHRLICH

WEDS DEC 04, 2013 - LEIPZIG DE
UT CONNEWITZ

THU DEC 05, 2013 - BERLIN DE
BIDU

FRI DEC 06, 2013 - OSLO NO
REVOLVER

SAT DEC 07, 2013 - BERGEN NO
LANDMARK



Friday, September 6, 2013


WEST COAST DATES WITH WEEKEND START NOW!


FRI SEP 06, 2013 - MILWAUKEE WI CACTUS CLUB

SAT SEP 07, 2013 - MINNEAPOLIS MN 7TH ST. ENTRY

SUN SEP 08, 2013 - LINCOLN NE BOURBON HALL

MON SEP 09, 2013 - DENVER CO HI DIVE

THU SEP 12, 2013 - SAN FRANCISCO CA THE CHAPEL

SAT SEP 14, 2013 - SAN DIEGO CA SAN DIEGO MUSIC THING

SUN SEP 15, 2013 - LOS ANGELES PART TIME PUNKS @ THE ECHO

WED SEP 18, 2013 - AUSTIN TX RED 7

THU SEP 19, 2013 - LAWRENCE KS REPLAY LOUNGE 

FRI SEP 20, 2013 - CHICAGO IL EMPTY BOTTLE


Monday, August 26, 2013


ERA IS OUT NOW


Friday, June 28, 2013








DISAPPEARS - ERA


ERA IS A BEGINNING



AUGUST 26TH MARKS THE ARRIVAL OF OUR 4TH LONG PLAYER ERA ON KRANKY. CONCEIVED AND CRAFTED DURING THE END OF 2012, ERA WAS RECORDED IN JANUARY 2013 WITH JOHN CONGLETON AT CHICAGO'S LEGENDARY ELECTRICAL AUDIO STUDIO. IMMEDIATE AND DIRECT, ERA IS THE SOUND OF THE VOID LOOKING BACK.

WE'RE EXCITED TO BRING OUR NEW MUSIC TO YOU LIVE THIS FALL ON A NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH WEEKEND BEFORE WE HEAD OVER TO THE EU / UK IN NOVEMBER. YOU CAN LISTEN TO POWER, THE FIRST SINGLE FROM ERA BELOW.



ERA IS A BEGINNING







FRI SEP 06, 2013 - MILWAUKEE WI*
CACTUS CLUB WITH WEEKEND

SAT SEP 07, 2013 - MINNEAPOLIS MN*
7TH ST. ENTRY WITH WEEKEND

MON SEP 09, 2013 - DENVER CO*
HI DIVE WITH WEEKEND

SAT SEP 14, 2013 - SAN DIEGO CA*
SAN DIEGO MUSIC THING WITH WEEKEND

WED SEP 18, 2013 - AUSTIN TX*
RED 7 WITH WEEKEND

THU SEP 19, 2013 - LAWRENCE KS*
REPLAY LOUNGE WITH WEEKEND

FRI SEP 20, 2013 - CHICAGO IL*
EMPTY BOTTLE WITH WEEKEND

FRI OCT 18, 2013 - COLUMBUS OH
DOUBLE HAPPINESS

SAT OCT 19, 2013 - BALTIMORE MD*
THE OTTOBAR WITH WEEKEND

SUN OCT 20, 2013 - PHILADELPHIA PA*
JOHNNY BRENDA’S WITH WEEKEND

WED OCT 23, 2013 - BOSTON MA*
CHURCH WITH WEEKEND

THU OCT 24, 2013 - MONTREAL QC*
IL MOTORE WITH WEEKEND

FRI OCT 25, 2013 - TORONTO ON*
THE GARRISON WITH WEEKEND

THU NOV 21, 2013 - NANTES FR
POLE ETUDIANT

FRI NOV 22, 2013 - LAVAL FR
LE 6 PAR 4

SAT NOV 23, 2013 - VILLENEUVE D'ASQ FR
FESTIVAL

SUN NOV 24, 2013 - BRIGHTON UK
GREEN DOOR STORE

MON NOV 25, 2013 - MANCHESTER UK
DEAF INSTITUTE

TUES NOV 26, 2013 - LONDON UK
LEXINGTON

WEDS NOV 27, 2013 - KORTRIJK BE
DEKREUN

THURS NOV 28, 2013 - GRONINGEN NL
VERA

FRI NOV 29, 2013 - UTRECHT NL
LE GUESS WHO FESTIVAL

SAT NOV 30, 2013 - PARIS FR
POINT FMR

SUN DEC 01, 3013 - BRUSSELS BE
MAGASIN 4

MON DEC 02, 2013 - COLOGNE DE
KING GEORG

TUES DEC 03, 2013 - HAMBURG DE
UBEL & GEF AHRLICH

WEDS DEC 04, 2013 - LEIPZIG DE
UT CONNEWITZ

THU DEC 05, 2013 - BERLIN DE
TBC

FRI DEC 06, 2013 - OSLO NO
REVOLVER

SAT DEC 07, 2013 - BERGEN NO
LANDMARK


* WITH WEEKEND



Tuesday, April 16, 2013

KONE 12" OUT NOW


KONE 12" OUT NOW. PICK IT UP AT OUR MERCH STORE, ITUNES, LOCAL RECORD STORE, ONLINE DISTRO ETC. WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THIS ONE. SHOWS START THIS WEEK AS WELL, COME OUT AND THANKS - WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU.

4.18.13 CHICAGO IL, LINCOLN HALL


4.19.13 ST. PAUL MN, TURF CLUB


4.20.13 GRINNELL IA, GRINNELL COLLEGE

4.24.13 PITTSBURG PA, BRILLOBOX

4.25.13 BROOKLYN NY, KNITTING FACTORY

4.26.13 PHILADELPHIA PA, JOHNNY BRENDAS

4.27.13 CINCINNATI OH, MOTR PUB


5.17.13 LOS ANGELES CA, BOOTLEG BAR

5.18.13 SAN FRANCISCO CA, BOTTOM OF THE HILL




Thursday, February 28, 2013

A NEW HOUSE IN A NEW TOWN



FRIENDS - BELIEVE IT OR NOT WE'VE GOT ANOTHER RELEASE AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY. SLEEPERHOLD PUBLICATIONS IN BELGIUM INVITED US TO COLLABORATE WITH PHOTOGRAPHER STINE SAMPERS ON THIS 12" - OUR MUSIC ON ONE SIDE AND HER ETCHED PHOTO'S ON THE OTHER. IT'S BEAUTIFUL AND WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT. ORDER HERE - SLEEPERHOLD SAYS:

"Disappears" with their release called "A New house in a New Town". 
Chicago's Disappears are Brian Case (also of the Ponys and 90 Day Men), 
Jonathan van Herik, Damon Carruesco and Noah Leger. Their latest album 
"Pre-Language", released on Kranky records, features Sonic Youth's Steve 
Shelley on the drums. Disappears' druggy, rythmic rock music has often been 
compared to Neu!, Spacemen 3 or Jesus and Mary Chain at their noisiest.

This output features the demo versions of 2 new songs and a rework of "Love Drug",
from their acclaimed last album "Pre-Language", recorded in a single track at 
their rehearsal space The material could not be more unpolished and this rawness 
only adds to the magic of the songs. The blown-open sound and potential of these 
versions is enormous. Brian's barked, deadpan vocals remind of The Fall's Mark 
E. Smith, while the music shivers on. The drumming on this release is taken care 
of by a drumcomputer, adding a dry rhythm to underline the repetitive nature of 
the 3 songs. Disappears' haunting basslines, monotone singing and shivering guitar
sound are just enough to convey the mood of 21th century suburbia, with its nihilism 
and loneliness, the perfect soundtrack for hazy nights. In a unique blend of krautrock, 
minimalism and garage the group evocates desolation, despair and catharsis. This record 
seems to build up to an explosion that never seems to arrive. Their smoggy, narcotic 
sound makes everything come to a stop and builds up in a dynamic thrust, only to stop 
again. This is truly a thrilling release. Disappears' interplay between tention and 
release is seamless and compelling.

------

The etched artwork on the b-side of this vinyl was done by Belgian photographer 
Stine Sampers. The diptych she created, captures the mood of the music so perfectly 
one could see it as the 4th song of the album.

Samper's pictures seem to dissect the beauty of the empty, simple moments within the 
human lifespan. Her pictures capture the hidden self of her subject. It seems as if 
the spectator is allowed to gaze into a world that's completely indifferent to his/her 
presence. Her work is highly personal, helping her cope with love, loss and regret. 

But Sampers doesn't just register. By taking a picture Sampers builds a visual narrative 
around the subject, similar to a diary entry. They often speak of despair or desillusion, 
as often as they evoke happiness. There is no in-between in Samper's work. 




Wednesday, February 20, 2013

KONE 12"



HAPPY NEW YEAR. EXCUSE OUR ABSENCE, WE WERE RECORDING SOME NEW MUSIC FOR YOU. SPEAKING OF....WE'RE VERY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR FIRST NEW RELEASE OF 2013 - THE KONE 12". WE'VE BEEN WANTING TO DO A 12" FOR A WHILE NOW BUT HAVE BEEN HOLDING OUT FOR THE PERFECT TIME / TUNE. KONE IS 30+ MINUTES OF NEW MUSIC - 2 DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF THE TITLE TRACK AND A NEW ONE (KONTAKT) TO BOOT. THESE ARE THE FIRST RECORDINGS WITH NOAH ON THEM. IT'S PRETTY ABSTRACT AND EXPERIMENTAL - A GOOD PALATE CLEANSER BEFORE OUR NEW ALBUM COMING OUT THIS FALL (MORE ON THAT SOON ISH). ANYWAY - THIS GUYS COMING OUT IN APRIL AND CAN BE ORDERED HERE, AT OUR WEBSTORE (VERY SOON), LOCALLY AT YOUR FAVORITE SHOP OR PICKED UP AT ONE OF THESE SHOWS:



4.18.13  CHICAGO IL,  LINCOLN HALL 
4.19.13  ST. PAUL MN, TURF CLUB 
4.20.13  GRINNELL IA, GRINNELL COLLEGE
4.23.13  PITTSBURG PA, BRILLOBOX
4.24.13  BROOKLYN NY, KNITTING FACTORY †
4.25.13  PHILADELPHIA PA, JOHNNY BRENDAS †
4.26.13  CINCINNATI OH, MOTR PUB

5.17.13  LOS ANGELES CA,  BOOTLEG BAR*
5.18.13  SAN FRANCISCO CA, BOTTOM OF THE HILL*


† WITH MAN FOREVER
* WITH WYMOND MILES




WE'VE BEEN DOING A LOT OF PLANNING AND RECORDING AND ARE EXCITED TO FINALLY GET OUT OF THE PRACTICE SPACE AND INTO SOME CLUBS. WE'VE GOT LOTS OF NEW TUNES AND ARE PLAYING WITH SOME GREAT BANDS ON THESE SHOWS. ALSO - CHECK OUT OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR A OUR COMPLETE LIVE PERFORMANCE FROM THE RAINBO CLUB DIRECTED BY THE ALWAYS EFFERVESCENT MICHAEL MAYER. MORE SOON - BE SAFE!




Thursday, November 8, 2012

JUST ANNOUNCED: RAINBO CLUB 11.25


WE'LL BE DOING A BENEFIT FOR OUR FRIEND DANNY SUNDAY 11.25 AT THE RAINBO. IN SEPTEMBER DANNY WAS SHOT & MUGGED WHILE WALKING HOME FROM WORK AT THE BAR. WE'LL BE DONATING ALL THE MONEY TO DANNY FOR HIS MEDICAL BILLS. HE'S ALSO BARTENDING SO GET OUT THOSE DOLLARS! JUST US - FULL SET - VIDEO FOOTAGE ENCOURAGED. WE'LL BE PLAYING LOTS OF NEW STUFF AND IT'S GOING TO BE A REALLY SPECIAL NIGHT FOR US. THE RAINBO - BESIDES BEING A PLACE ALL OF US (SANS NOAH) HAVE / HAD WORKED HAS BEEN CENTRAL TO THIS BAND SINCE DAY ONE - IT'S WHERE WE DECIDED TO START, NAMED OURSELVES, REHEARSED ABOVE, RECORDED AT, ETC. THIS IS GOING TO BE THE FIRST TIME WE'VE EVER PLAYED HERE - IT'S A REALLY IMPORTANT PLACE TO US SO PLEASE COME OUT AND HELP DANNY!