May 19, 2013
The Lame Drivers Flexi-Book EP is a book that you can play on your turntable.Â 7 new songs across 5 thin sound sheets, with original artworkÂ byÂ Mayuko Fujino,Â Sarah Hotchkiss,Â Keenan Marshall Keller,Â Caroline TeagleÂ andÂ Umman Turkoglu.Â Recorded by Lame Drivers @ Rad_Town,Â Matt TongÂ (Matthew C H TongÂ /Â Bloc Party) at Exploded Drawing in Bed-Stuy, and JZ Barrell.
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300 Flexi-Books arrived from Pirates Press this week. We hand-tested, stenciled, stickered, bagged and shipped out the first batch of pre-orders…
We’re bringing the rest on our tour with The Woolen Men, May 19-June 6th.
May 19 (sun) NYC -Â Brooklyn @ Shea Stadium w/ Hippy & Shark?Â **FLEXI-BOOKs ARE HERE**
May 20 (mon) NJ – Woolen Men tape @ WFMU followed by aÂ New Brunswick house show
May 21 (tues)Â Boston MA @ Oâ€™Brienâ€™s w/ Bent Shapes, Half Sour
May 22 (wed)Â Philadelphia PA @ Johnny Brenda’s w/ Literature, Pet Milk
May 23 (thurs)Â Cleveland OH @ Now Thatâ€™s Class w/ Chomp
May 24 (fri)Â Chicago Â IL @ Permanent Records (6pm)Â + late show at Coles
May 25 (sat)Â Bloomington IN @ The Ream w/ Thee Open Sex
May 26 (sun)Â Nashville Â TN @ The End w/ Deluxin & R Stevie Moore
May 27 (mon) Memphis TN @ The Lamplighter
May 28 (tues)Â Little Rock AR @ Professor Bowl / 8bit Tap Room
May 29 (wed)Â Austin TX @ BeerlandÂ Â w/ Simple Circuit, Zoltars, Shinta
May 30 (thur)Â New Orleans LA @ AllWays Lounge w/ SS Boombox
May 31 (fri)Â Athens GA @ Farm 255 w/ Eureka CA, Dead Dog (tour kickoff), Little Gold
June 1 (sat)Â Atlanta GA @ 529 w/ This House, Starfighter
June 2 (sun) Charlotte NC @ Yauhaus (BBQ) + Late Show TBA
June 3 (mon)Â Durham NC @ Fellowship Hall w/ Fruit, StemsÂ (fb)
June 4 (tue) Washington DC @ CD Cellar w/ Foul Swoops
June 5 (wed)Â Baltimore @ Ottobar Upstairs w/ Crimson Wave, Expert Alterations
June 6 (thur) -Â NYC @ Cake Shop w/ Darlings + Future Punx ** Lame Drivers / Woolen Men SGG split 7″ Release Party **
June 7 (fri) – Brooklyn @ Silent Barn (Woolen Men only)
All of these shows are with The Woolen Men, our PDX tour buds and a fellow 3-piece. Their new tour tape, Dog Years LP, and debut for Woodsist all rule. These guys just keep getting better and we’re not only looking forward to getting in the van with ’em, but we’re also very excited about our split 7″ on Sleeping Giant Glossolalia…more on that soon!
:: MUSIC VIDEO ::
AÂ group of imaginative 2nd-6th graders wrote, directed and starred in this video for “Frozen Egg,” one of the songs off the Flexi-Book EP. It was a project of theÂ InventgenuityÂ after-school program in Brooklyn, where Jeff is a teacher.Â They have amazing workshops where young people solder circuits for DIY light and sound gadgets, create their own video games & custom controllers, learn carpentry with power tools, stop-motion animation, physical computing with Arduino, printmaking, building boogie boards, praxinoscopes, puppets, alarm clocks and more…kids these days are pretty amazing! The storyline that Cougar, Max, Amelia, Gigi, Warren and IsabelÂ came up with includes time travel, zombies, procreation, and apocalypse.Â East Village RadioÂ picked it up and we wanted to post it here, too!