Yeow! Congratulations to our own Peter Kerekes’ for placing music he wrote into the PepsiNext commercial which played during Superbowl 2013. Check it out:
Posted on 02.06.13
Almonds. Raw almonds. Lots of them. Thatâs how itâs done. On Wednesday night, we loaded the van and drove from LA to San Luis Obispo for our first show. SLO rocked, and thanks to Cal Poly and the locals, we felt the love for our two sets. One girl was so excited she kissed my hand and pulled people in from the street. Almonds in. Loaded the van. Crashed a few hours. Thursday. San Francisco is a beauty, and they love their food. Like the poke bowl at Pacific Catch or coffee to die for at Four Barrel. While Tre was dying his hair purple, we noticed the Golden Gate Bridge disappeared in the fog. The band before us that night at El Rio was freakin out because the singer got mugged and the bass player never showed up. Cool place, though. More almonds. Friday. Great lunch at 13 in Sacramento. Felt amazing to play a show outside at the Westfield Plaza downtown, and George loved the MILFâs. ZuhG Life does it right. The sun shut us down mid-set when our equipment overheated, so we packed it up and headed to San Jose. Another great show with an awesome crowd, and we mixed it up with some dubsteppers. I never realized every 90âs pop song has a dubstep remix. They really dug us and we got invited to come back for a second show and do the local radio show on KSJS. After a show, every musician loves to tap into his swirling id-space. You never know what will happen, and thereâs plenty around to help with the journey. If Ayn Rand could have taken crack, she would have. Saturday. We woke up in Berkeley. Got to the TV studio early afternoon, did promo photos, an interview, and then played a set. Was so hot under the studio lights we were shining. Amazing hummus at the Turkish Kitchen. Treâs fingers were tingling and he thought he had carpal tunnel syndrome. George thought that’s a sign heâs gonna die. That night, second show in San Jose, saw a blind drummer do a great drum solo. We loved playing our set. I almost fell off the pedestal I was on during the show. Tapped into the id-space. More almonds. We hit the highway back home.
Posted on 10.07.11
OK, I wasnât alive 2000 years ago, and I didnât actually take part in a Roman orgy, but last week I found myself in a small gondola near the isle of Capri in southern Italy, slowly sailing through a small dark tunnel, and into a sea cave called the Blue Grotto. During the Roman Empire, around the 1st century AD, the Blue Grotto was lined with statues and used as a swimming pool by Emperor Tiberius. As a lover of music, I am always curious what people did to make music throughout history. The Romans were musically pretty boring back then. They ripped off the Greeks and used their scales to make single note pieces without any harmonies. However, when it came to chasing pleasure, they were mad rock stars, and the Blue Grotto was the water palace for the Emperorâs orgies, with dozens of sweaty bodies, intoxicating substances, and enough naughty behavior to make even the sickest after-hours Hollywood âpartiesâ look lame. The Romans still hold the title for the wildest party people, fully dedicated to keeping their dopamine surging night and day, and Iâm sure this was in Hugh Hefnerâs mind when he modeled his own Playboy Mansion grotto after the one in Italy. So as I sailed through the narrow dark tunnel leading into the Blue Grotto, I laid back in the gondola and closed my eyes, imagining what fantastic feats of human decadence had happened there. Just like Emperor Tiberius did 2000 years earlier.
Posted on 09.05.11
Check out our new music video for “Disconnected” from our upcoming album, THE FALL, due out August 2, 2011!
Posted on 07.14.11
We are having an art contest during the month of June! Send us your own visual interpretation of our song, âAlright.âÂ The song can be downloaded from this site. Â Send your original art in .jpg, .bmp, or .png format to firstname.lastname@example.org. On July 1, we will post the winning entry on our site, and the winner will receive a copy of our upcoming album, âThe Fallâ as well as a $30 gift certificate to AMC Theaters. Deadline for submitting your art is June 29.
Posted on 06.02.11