We are excited to announce that as of today our new record is finally available in all contemporary formats: disposable CDs, breakable LPs, and, finally, pirate-able downloads. Produced by grammy-winning sex shark Chris Dugan this is 12 (or 14? I forget...) almost entirely new songs. Each song surpasses the 2-minute mark and at least 2 of them contain the “f” word, which is pretty exciting, to say the least. Furthermore, sybaritic Australian painter Mike Foxall watercolored us a front cover that pays homage to the whole history of the band, all the way back to the time before we added “The” to our name. And all this has been brought to fruition by the hot-blooded carnal committee at 1986’d Music Industries. By all means, please ch-ch-check it out!
The Love Songs
Thanks to everyone who came out, and to the bands played, our record release shows. If you weren’t able to make it, and want to pick up our new album, it is starting to become available through the usual means. If you live in the Bay Area it should be available at Amoeba in Berkeley/SF, Rasputin Records, 1234Go! Records, and Econojam Records. You can order physical copies of the LP and CD through 1986’d and the LP through 1234Go! Records. If you’re like me and you don’t own a record player or even a CD player, on December 2nd it will become available on iTunes.
We are excited to announce that we have a new album coming out on Friday, November 11th. The new record is called, Oh The Places You’ll Go Wrong and is the first release on the new label 1986’d Music Industries. 1986’d has a Indiegogo campaign, so please check it out and help support the label.
We will be playing two shows to celebrate the release or our new album. The first show is on Saturday Nov 12th at 924 Gilman St. The second show is in San Francisco on Tuesday November 15th at The Knockout. Come to one or both and get our new album on CD or LP.
We will be playing two shows to celebrate the release or our new album. Come to one or both and get our new album on CD or LP.
Craig contributed a piece to New Noise Magazine in preparation for This Is My Fest coming up later this month. Check it out.
We decided to join Instagram. Who knows how much we’ll actually post on it, but it exists if you wish to follow us: the.love.songs.
Sadly for the band, Brian will be moving to the greener pastures of Ohio. I don’t mean that rosily, I mean they literally have pastures that are way greener than ours. Brian’s service to the band and his friendship have been fantastic and appreciated, and he will be missed. While playing on some crucial tunes (new record “Oh the Places You’ll Go Wrong” coming out soon, btw!) he also fixed the van AND built our EGO BOX. So his many contributions were and remain vital. Thank you, Brian, and best wishes moving on.
Now, I know what you’re thinking – “they probably got a Lebanese pharmacist to replace Brian… p-shhhh – they’re so predictable!” To that I say, yeah, you’re right, we did. His name is Salem and, like the Lot to which he has no relation, he is full of haunting ambition and unspeakable skills. Having bought all our records, he showed up to his audition already knowing 12 of our more difficult songs. While he was playing the normally laughable (in our world, at least) 5–string bass it was tolerated for its big DEVO sticker. You know that scene in Princess Bride where mid–duel they switch hands only to reveal that they are actually even better at their craft than previously thought? Salem did the whole audition using a pick, even though he had never used a pick. On our second pass of the songs, he disposed of the pick and suddenly he elevated his playing even more. We’re looking forward to breaking him July 15th at Gilman. Welcome to the promised land, Salem!*
*We promise you nothing but the horseplay, tomfoolery and buffoonery for which you signed up.
Here’s a song from Brain’s last show with us.
If you’ve been clamoring for more information about the Undercover Presents show we were just part of, or couldn’t make it and want to know more we’ve got some LINKS FOR YOU!
Here are some videos of our performance of "Pulling Teeth" by Green Day at the Undercover Presents Dookie tribute show that took place at the Fox Theater in Oakland on February 19th.
On Friday, Feb 19 we’re excited to be participating in this tribute/benefit/rock show. 15 bands from 15 genres each covering a song from Green Day’s "Dookie". The show is at the posh Fox Theater in Oakland and is raising money to benefit lil ol’ not-so-posh Gilman St.
You can just buy tickets here or you can make a donation and get varying levels of swag here.