The release show is somehow tomorrow! Here we are and here we go! Look for the album on iTunes and Bandcamp, etc. Very soon. Otherwise, vinyl/downloads will be available at the show tomorrow and in Twin Cities stores next week. Some very nice press has been rolling in:
City Pages feature
Hymie’s Records Blog This is on the front page of their site, so you may have to scroll down.
We’ll post the podcast of the Local Show on the Current when it is up. Friday, I’ll be on All Things Considered for a short segment and Sunday night on Cities 97 Cause Rock at 10pm.
The new LP, “House of Rust” will see the light of day this fall with a release show set for October 4th at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. Our friends Ol’ Yeller (with special guest Germaine Gemberling) and The Cactus Blossoms will be joining us. Tickets and info HERE.
You can check out the title track from the new LP on last week’s Local Show on 89.3 The Current
We’re excited to be back at the Pizza Luce Block Party, which returns this year for a 10th go around. The band hits at 3pm for this great FREE festival in downtown Minneapolis (on 4th St. by the downtown location.
Lots of show announcements for May on the shows page! Stay tuned for more summer shows and info on the new album. Also, you can see our Record Store Day performance from Hymie’s on a new cable access show and at their website: http://www.project-vibe.com/
After a short break this fall, we have a couple of shows coming up. Check them out on the shows page, of all places!
Martin will be doing a (mostly) solo set on Sat., June 16th at the Father Hennipen Park stage at 6:15.
Check out citypages.com for a small interview/preview
…that we saw the release of Martin Devaney’s (and band)full length
debut, “Somebody Somewhere” at the 400 Bar…during a blizzard. Still, it
was very exciting to get these tunes released on a real CD (with shrink
wrap!). The City Pages reviewed the disc, highlighting “‘Landlord’s
Daughter,’ a goofy, jangling anthem that might as easily have been penned
by Joey Ramone, Jim Ruiz, or Woody Guthrie.” We were proud for a bunch of
19,20, and 21 year olds…
To celebrate, we’re offering the album as a pay-what-you-want download at
Bandcamp. Or, pay nothing! We are also including the long out of print EP
that came out the fall before this album, “Whatever That Is”. Same deal.
Pay what ya want, or don’t. The songs will be up through the weekend with
this deal. So check them out, if you haven’t. With a couple very rare
exceptions, these tunes don’t make it into the live set anymore, but it’s
a fun look back to where we were at the time. Besides Martin, the two
albums feature Sean McPherson on bass, Josh Peterson on guitar (both still
in Heiruspecs), and drummer Kevin Hunt (also, like Martin, an early
Heiruspecs alum. Download at http://martindevaney.bandcamp.com/
Finally, Martin and Jake open for Canadian band, Deep Dark Woods tomorrow
night at the Fine Line…see ya soon!
Martin and Jake will be opening for Canadian band the Deep Dark Woods on March 23rd at the Fine Line in Minneapolis! 8pm….
It’s been relatively quiet around here as the new year has gotten rolling…I’ve done a couple of Crossing Guards shows, and we’re just starting to get some Devaney shows on the books (head on over to the shows page…). Also, between two weekend sessions back in September and January, the band laid down 13 tracks toward a new LP with Rick Mattson at Sparta sound in Northern MN. I’d say we’re….90% done…? It was a great experience and a total surprise to realize we had the tunes and we’re able to mostly record live in one room…more on this at some point….see ya soon.
We’re excited to be joining some friends the Saturday after Thanksgiving for our only band show of the fall!
Saturday, Nov. 26th
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
St. Paul, MN
Ryan Traster (EP Release)
Martin Devaney and the Flatwheelers
Savannah Smith (EP release)
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