Sunday, November 30, 2008

Two relevant images.


Design Blood City.


Mount Vicious blogged about the shows we did with them so I wouldn't have to. Peep game.

The layout and artwork for Real Size Monster Series will be totally 100% done by tonight. This thing is going to look nearly as good as it sounds. Groundwork for the CD release shows are being laid. February 27th and 28th, right here in Seattle, WA. Get into it.

What energy and time isn't going to releasing the new album is going into new jams, as always. A demo of a new song, "Hatchet Wound City," is going to be featured on the new Beep Repaired comp. We've been writing for an EP that will hopefully come out in the fall. Song titles include: "Send More Cops," "Foreclosed In The Ass," "Dude Handler's Permit," "DC Shit Talk," "Krumholz Institute," "Summertime Bruise," "High Heels, Low Blow," all of the patented non-sequiturs that have made Police Teeth a household name in pop music.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

10/30 and 11/1 wrap up.

So we played a few shows over the last couple of days.

First off was Thursday, October 30th with the Blind Shake and the Cops at the Sunset Tavern.

Our set went pretty well. 7/10, I'd say, though many folks seemed to like it quite a bit. We debuted a new song called "Hatchet Wound City". Yep, our second album isn't even out and we're playing songs from the next record already. I got exhausted during the block of songs I sang a lot of lead vocals on, "I Made Out With You Before You Were Cool", "Always A Greg McBridesmaid, Never A Greg McBride", and "There's Always A Heap of Trash as the End of the Rainbow".

The Blind Shake were, just like each time I've seen them since the summer of 2003, completely amazing. Jim, Mike, and Dave are one of the most consistently amazing live bands I've seen, and it was great to finally get to play a show with them. Before and after the show, we discussed some possible tour plans for next year, and got to get our general hang on.

The Cops had quite a task ahead of them, following the Blind Shake, and they did pretty damn honorably well. I'd somehow never seen the Cops before, but they are a great live band, energetically playing rock and roll without any bullshit.

Sara Bickman wrote a nice piece on the show for the Seattle Weekly Reverb blog. She posted some good pictures of the night as well.

Last night (Saturday the 1st), we played our first show in Bellingham in about 4.5 months. Richy and I are still residents of Bellingham, but we've been more focused on playing in Seattle for the last year or so.

We played first out of three bands. Seeing as how Halloween was the night before, attendance was pretty light as most folks in this town had blown their load the night before. Making lemonade, we (sans Richy, as he is normally sans undergarmets) decided to ditch our pants and play in our underwear. Sorry sig oths. We played an energetic, sloppy, discordant, sloppy set, though I think "Hatchet Wound City" was actually better than at the Sunset.

The Contra and Boris Budd and the Waterboarders played second and third, respectively, and both put up their best show in the face of the small crowd.

Our next bout of shows is in a couple of weeks with Mount Vicious, Conan and Chris from Replicator's new band. These shows are going to be a lot of fun. Here's the flier for the Seattle show on Friday, November 14th (the night before, the 13th, is a house show in Olympia):
We should be getting a digital copy of the final master for Real Size Monster Series this week from Carl Saff. And maybe some hope for this country, we'll see.


Monday, October 13, 2008

Blog Re-Boot!

Welcome to the Police Teeth blog 2.0. We never really updated the old one, for the following reasons.

1.) Only I had the password.

2.) I would rather be scouring eBay for old Bassman heads or watching Cannibal Holocaust with the girlfriend than blogging.

3.) A huge portion of the shows we've played so far this year have totally blown goats. The less you have to read about them, the better. 

4.) We've been busy writing and recording our second album.

About that album? It's called Real Size Monster Series, and we recorded ten of the songs at Egg Studios with Conrad Uno. An eleventh song was recorded at our practice space. Real Size Monster Series is 38 minutes long, and will be released on 12" vinyl on 2.24.09.

Speaking of shows that totally blew goats, we played ReverbFest at the beginning of this month. The only thing that blew goats about it was that I kept unplugging my guitar whenever I stepped on my tuner. Other than that, I think it was probably one of the top 5 shows I've ever played in Seattle. It looked like this. 

Sarah Murphy took these. She also takes other photos. Check them out. 

This guy was at the show. He said we were pretty good, but apparently Chris and I need to stop writing so many songs about music, and start writing more songs about big tits and hot rods. Vroom vroom! We'll get right on it.

We're playing a show on Thursday, October 30 with The Cops and The Blind Shake at the Sunset again. A poster will be posted as soon as I make one.