Lame Drivers are psyched for this show at Death By Audio on May 17th w/ the awesome EULA, Psychic Feline (Portland’s finest minimal psych-garage) and good buds Sloppy Heads. Sample tracks below plus this bonus MP3: Sloppy Heads’ epic cover of “Shirley” orig by the great 1974 Cleveland band Mirrors.
Whether or not you can make it to the show, you can attend the event on Facebook, unless you’re not on Facebook and just plan to come to the show.
Here’s a test run of the Lame Drivers Virtual Cassingle Pod, a subscription-based podcast that will feature a new and/or rare Lame Drivers mp3 every week.
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::: HACKAMORE BRICK :::
* “the first band known to cite the Velvet Underground as a source of inspiration…eerily anticipating the minimalist charm of Jonathan Richman…an embryonic Television” (AllMusic)
::: LAME DRIVERS :::
Lame Drivers will be joined by special guests like Thomas “Bunker Pop” Storck, playing some Cruisin’ Classics plus never before heard songs like this one by the Lame Drivers’ side-project 2nightmayorezzz (mp3)
::: HARPOON FOREVER :::
Rutherford NJ’s finest!
::: HENRY HYNES :::
+++ SECRET GUESTS !?!?!
@ Cake Shop 152 Ludlow St NYC
We also made it to SXSW and I’m gonna tell you all about the 5 (or maybe more like 4 and a half) shows that we played in the next post, but first I just wanted to share this with you:
it’s a Creative Commons-licensed video of some cute dogs playing (looks like they’re gonna eat each other!) made with the olde Lame Drivers song “Excess” as part of the soundtrack. “Excess” featured Matt LeMay on drums channeling Ride, and I’m pretty sure that Joe Posner played bass, there’s some Kevin Sparks guitar in there. It’s a Cruisin’ Classic circa 2006. “Excess” had just gone up on the Free Music Archive along with a few other tracks off of our Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA)-licensed Cruisin’ Classics 2003-2010 retrospective, and it’s so cool that somebody found it and made this video the very next day!
We hope to see/hear Lame Drivers music soundtracking many more puppy videos, as well as kitty videos, snake videos, and human baby videos.
“Speaking of very good 90s college rock, Lame Drivers are an interesting band. No doubt, they are good. Their live show is tight, concise, and would make Robert Pollard smile. They’ve been around on the scene for so long, I really feel that they have not received the recognition they deserve from the Internet music world at large. It’s almost as if they came along ten years too late. I can only imagine that if this were 1995 they’d have a pretty big record deal and be getting interviewed by Matt Pinfield on MTV. But they’re not. Did anyone watch the new Fred Armisen sketch show, Portlandia? It opens with a hilarious sketch about a place where the 90s are still alive: Portland. That sketch is EXACTLY how Lame Drivers feels to me. It’s a subtle change in how cool is perceived since then that’s difficult to articulate, but Armisen hits the nail on the head.” (New York Rock Market)
Thanks for the kind words, Internet music blog, and more importantly thanks for documenting the show we put together at The Delancey last Thursday Jan 13th! We booked it from scratch just like last time, so we once again got to see + hear some of our favorite music acts: Eola (Edwin of Tonstartssbandht), Harpoon Forever (thanks for letting me borrow your guitar, Alex!), Cool World, plus killa DJ sets by Rock N Roll James (Violet Times) + DJ The-Glide (Friendship Bracelet).
Despite the fun times and free vodka… but let us NEVER FORGET how the show ended: with VIOLENCE when our gracefully moshing friend Jared was thrown out and beaten by a security guard!
Ringin’ in the new year! Lots of new music to come in 2011, but first let’s take a listen back through the secret history of lame drivers with….
Lame Drivers – Cruisin’ Classics 2003-2010 (.zip download, 27 tracks)
a sequenced, anti-chronological sampling of music from our official discography plus rarities, side projects, demos, and reversed tape-manipulated demos. Here, hear a few:
Train_of_Thought (as The Blood Lemons feat. Raf of Eggy Records / Polyps / Woolen Men) [2006, Songs of Sevastopol]
Sharks & Minnows [Let Them Eat Tape, 2008]
Demonzblood [Demoverse, 2010]
Lemme Get Those #s Down [Captain Amazing EP, 2004]
Go For The Map (Sammy Bananas Mix) [Demoverse, 2010]
Excess [Let Them Eat Tape, 2008]
R. Stevie Moore / Butts / Tonstartssbandht / Black Feelings / Lame Drivers @ Silent Barn Friday 10/22/2010 (mp3’s)Jason : October 22, 2010 1:31 am : inspiration, Music
that’s Senator R Stevie Moore
Tonstartssbandht best bandht around, a preview:
and Lame Drivers open…around 9!
Show is $10. We’re located at 915 Wyckoff Ave in Ridgewood NY. L or M train to Myrtle-Wyckoff. Yes, that’s our front door. I know it looks abandoned. It’s not. Come inside.