Thursday, September 10, 2015

New Band

Rob, Diana, and I started a new project called Superhet.  Demos up on bandcamp now!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Compilation SCHMompilation

New Silent Way song on Lake of Fake series.  The album's not on the Bandcamp page yet but will be eventually.  It'll appear on the Silent Way page at that point, too.  The packaging is very cool featuring the record, copies of both covers, bands insert, and an obi strip.  Super limited run (less than 200 made) and we only have a handful of copies so get at us if you really, really, really want one.

Lake of Fake is a project conceived in 2010 on the PRF message board.  Funded by a (now closed) subscription, Lake of Fake records have been appearing in subscribers' mail since 2011.  48 artists over 8 records.

Lake of Fake no. 7.  12" 45RPM.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Old Bands, New Bands, and a Single

So... there were a handful of unpublished drafts floating around from various years that I guess I never finished/posted.  Okay.

Since the last update, Silent Way:
Finished out 2011 with a handful of shows.  
Played maybe a show or two or three in 2012.
Played a Fugazi cover set in 2013.
Recorded a single in January for the Lake of Fake record series and should have our hands on that wax by the end of the summer.  
That's pretty much it.

Rob and I started a new band, Vert. Slums, with ex-Appendix/SS Cygni bandmate, Dan Ball.  No recordings yet but we've played a show and have one scheduled for August.

In 2013 I put out another Half-Century Mark album, Evergreen.  A few of the songs were originally supposed to be Silent Way material that never happened. I have another one almost-finished/almost-scrapped.  I have a download up on the bandcamp and Stone Age Records is also hosting it.

Clever Girl is also intermittently a thing as is Les Trois Chaud (although I think the onlyofficial recording I'm on is on the One Hour From Anywhere comp).

happy 2017

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Having Fun with Silent Way!

I'd like to say that this was the worst show we ever played but that would be wrong. It'd also like to say that this was the worst show we played that week--but that would be wrong, too.

A lot of work went into making this set as awful as it was. Adrian had to bail on us last minute so Erin, who hadn't played with us in 4 or 5 months, was asked to fill in. We got a quickie practice before heading off to Brooklyn, luckily, otherwise this might have actually been our worst show. My guitar was still pretty busted up from winter tour, as well, and I was short a pedal or two that night, having to borrow one from eric.

Winter blues and other personal misgivings had us all feeling pretty lousy before we ever got on stage. I think we were the opening band that night so we didn't have much time to get back in our skin in after navigating rush-hour traffic before playing. Listening back to the tuneless mess that we made that night, I am reminded that we did play our tired hearts out with as much fury as we could muster--you can hear it in our hoarse yelling, many broken strings, and the guitars we refused to let stay in tune.

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Thanks to Adam at Shea Stadium for providing these recordings.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hole the Phone!

I suppose it's been long enough... we have a new album.

Eric (brick mower, sun puddles, real good) plays drums for us and Phil (slaw, ex-ex-wife) plays the bass...except for one song where he plays a lot of lead guitar stuff. Rob and I manage the rest. I can say, without hyperbole, that this is our best output yet (6th release, for those of you playing along at home).

Oh, I wouldn't know what to say if I hadn't already...

I think we'll do an album release show sometime in August, probably on the 22nd with ifihadahifi and other bands. More details about that forthcoming. ALSO, I'm not sure if we'll get this album pressed to vinyl, if we do and you've already bought a download/cd copy, we'll knock the price down by however much you paid for it--like some sort of punk rock coupon. Really, though, there is nothing in the works to press FORM to vinyl so you gain nothing by waiting this one out.

Rob and I are again writing songs as we have at least one release coming in 2012. More news and show updates coming soon, hopefully.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lowercase News

We haven't played many shows lately and have instead focused on writing and rehearsing the new LP which we plan to record next month. Two of the demo'ed songs have been up on Silent Way's site and I guess that's worth mentioning. I think I'll hold off putting the other 9 songs up as they will be sold as part of our eventual retrospective/box set release.

Next show is for the PRF.BBQ.

25th of March at Don Pedro's, 90 Manhattan Ave, in Brooklyn, NY. We go on at 8pm sharp.

Silent Way
Airport Seven
Old Man Lady Luck
Maple Stave

Come out and see how the new album is shaping up as we're going to be playing a lot of it. That's all I've got for now.
-- Marty

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Catching Up

So it's been a while since this has been updated. Our summer tour ended a few days prematurely with Marty on the lam from John Law. After getting home, we decided to recharge our batteries, as we spent pretty much 95% of the first half of 2010 writing, recording, and releasing music, not to mention being on tour for a full month and a half.

Since the summer our relationship with Sis has soured, and like all good break-ups, this one seems to be taking a good few months to finally coalesce. Not to fear, though, because standing in the shadows of previous Silent Way full band lineups comes...(drumroll please), the new rhythm section. Featuring New Brunswick all stars like:
Phil. Phil is famous for his work with New Brunswick's own Slaw and his groundbreaking work in the Rutgers Computer Labs. Phil is a dude who plays bass who would, in continuing Silent Way tradition, never consider himself a bassist. Welcome aboard Phil!

We also have Eric from Brick Mower fame joining us behind the kit for a notable conflict of interest. Eric already spends the majority of his free time in the Silent Way basement as he uses it as a meth-lab disguised as a practice space for some of his Halloween cover bands. We've told Eric that we will take his drumming in lieu of rent money, and he has agreed to sit in.

Since getting back from tour in May, we've played one New Brunswick show, and we have two lined up in November:

November 11:
Silent Way
Neon Blud (Tampa)
Pollution (NYC)
Kicking Spit

November 19:
Radio Exiles (Record Release)
Libyans (Boston)
Silent Way
Big Eyes

With Eric and Phil, we will be writing and recording a new set of about a dozen and a half songs. Some will be on an LP, and the rest will probably find their way on to a split or two we are hopefully going to be able to put out in the first half of next year.

We are excited to be working on new stuff. Hope you enjoy!