This Just In: We're Still Here - June 11, 2012
I know it's been a long while since I've put words on here. So much has happened since the last time, and so little has happened simultaneously. And, goddammit, we're having the time of our lives. Here's a little catch up.
Previously on The Phantom Limbs:
In the last year or so, we've continued chugging through our 3 1/2 hour shows several nights a week at our familiar beach haunts while finding time in between to record, mix and master the third installment of our zombie-esque trilogy of EPs. The third, and final installment in the Zombie Chronicles, is entitled Episode 3: Return of the Dead Guy. The EP is seven songs deep, and if you've seen us play at all, ever, you'll recognize Bullshit, Tight Tommy, and The Night Honus Bishop Ate Bucky and Bobbi Sue. There's also some seriously disturbing new tracks you haven't heard, like our operatic organism rock ballad Turtles, and a wonderfully masochistic pop punk song entitled Totalay Bitchin. Me and our producer Ross mixed this beast ourselves, and it's the best record I've ever done, if I do say so myself. And I do.
We're releasing the record officially on June 23rd at Eastport A' Rockin in Annapolis. In case you're unfamiliar with our Eastport A Rockin victory, the good folks at the Eastport-based all day music festival finally offered us our very own cordial invitation to melt faces and pound oysters all day. We're also planning on bussing up our peeps from OC (if you're interested in riding the pirate bus up for the day contact Kasey Briggs on Facebook). We play the J stage at 12:30 pm, so grab a beer, an oyster shooter and whatever else you need to gitchyo mind right and join us!
We'll also releasing the record in Ocean City at one of our customary release parties, no doubt at Peppers Tavern, our home base and the only place in the universe where we don't feel like we're the ones that just farted in the elevator.
We've also undergone a rather serious personnel change - though don't fret, the principals (myself, Kasey, Randy) will always be at your rocking and loyal service. But we've had to part ways with the other guy, who did so many great things for us and was a super friend and cool dude for years and years. We wish him luck with his DJing career and hope everybody goes to see him do his thing.
And as soon as the haze and morning booze sweat that is the summer gets in our rearview mirror, we'll be starting our next batch of records which I'm excited to say will be released on 45 rpm vinyl singles. The series will be called The Bizarre Bazaar and will feature our newest tracks (with some old tunes) that will tie together with a common theme. So, if you're a fan of Jessica, the Bizarre Bazaar (the song) and The Big Tomato, you'll love the next chapter. The series will be released on our newly founded record label Bob the Organism Records (if you want to get your band on here with us, shoot me a message, this is my own personal label that I've started with our producer and Tribemark Studio owner Ross Hancock). Also, if you're scerred of vinyl, don't be, each record will come with a download code that allows you to download the digital tracks for free.
So, in conclusion, thank you from the bottom of our cold, dead hearts for coming to our gigs, buying our records and being our friends. If you've come this far, perhaps you'd like to go a bit farther? Join us at Eastport A' Rockin, come to one of our weekly shows at the beach, and (perhaps most importantly) BUY OUR RECORDS on Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes. Please! For $5 you can support our band and keep us making music; more importantly you keep us young and passionate and drunk. That's my schill. (And in full disclosure, if you come to a gig and buy us a round of fireballs, we'll not only give you all three of our records, but we'll probably wash and buff up your ride, too).
Thanks, guys. Mucho love and stuff. Moist.
Peace, love and pancakes,