Friday, April 22, 2011

Tour Starts Today (for real this time)

As it turns out, the Madison, WI was more of a one-off show than the start of the tour, which may or may not be called the Tea Party tour. A way to recycle the McCain masks from the Ninjas Prove It tour, maybe? (tour dates to your left, you know the drill.)
As usual, the beginning of a tour calls for a pretty intense session of press-searching, but, goddammit, for the first time of my life I'm in New York and I have better things to look at than my netvibes page and my automated google searches. Well, ok, actually I couldn't help myself and I took a quick peek, here are the 3 articles that really popped up :

1) This came from Drug Policy Central. It's kind of funny because there is no link to the original article (I didn't find it, but I didn't really look), but it looks like a pretty recent interview with David. And apparently it promotes madness and drug use and a lot of things that is really bad to y'all. America is so STR8 EDGE. Ha. Who's going to believe that???

2) Record Online has an interview with Davey up. I'm sure it's good, I just haven't had the time to read it.

3) Here's a Q&A with Kevin, once again, lots of words, not enough time!

And this just found its way into my inbox - it looks like the official promo picture for the tour (I didn't find the copyright, so apologies to the photographer)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Tour kick-off and street teams

For those who are looking forward to seeing the band (for the first time, the hundredth time or all the times in between) in the next few weeks, here's a review of Friday night's show in Madison, WI (hometown of The Booty Patrol's founding member Quixotic Goat). Unfortunately there are no pictures, and I couldn't even find one on flickr (where do people post their pictures these days? I've no idea!), and I don't have a setlist either, but I have it on pretty good authority that it is the same line-up as the False Priest tour. Thanks Elias for the link.

New Townhaller and NYC Street Team member Edittrix contacted me earlier this week with pictures of her amazing work. Watch out for those life-sized Kevins funking up the the streets of New York!

Did any of you come up with some cool ideas like this one? I'd love to post your pictures here, so send them in!

Friday, April 1, 2011

oM vs. DCFC

OK, it's not much of an of Montreal event, but it's just too good to pass up (trust me).
On April 5th, 7p.m. EST (that's 2 a.m. GMT), a new Death Cab For Cutie video will be streaming live... and the team that is working on it in LA as we speak is comprised of Nick Gould, Eddie Whelan, and Jason Miller. If you've been following the Booty Patrol, you are somewhat familiar with Jason Miller's work (including the double live DVD that is slowly becoming the elusive unicorn of the oM world), and there is simply no excuse if you don't know who Nick Gould is. I guess I'll give you a pass for Eddie Whelan, but check his site out and learn.
I'm pretty sure there will be re-runs for those who can't make it, but tune in to You Are A Tourist to watch the video premiere, as it pretty much is the point of this live, one-take video concept.

Codes & Keys, Death Cab For Cutie's 7th album, will be released on May 31st. (and hopefully it will be better than Narrow Stairs!)