we contributed an exclusive track to caffe vita's vera project benefit comp, GIVE 2013. it features tracks, quite a few of which are unreleased, from a lot of bands we've played with, like beat connection, don't talk to the cops!, lemolo, sweet pups, and tacocat, and a bunch of bands we haven't played with. 100% of the proceeds benefit the vera project, you can buy the thing online or get a copy at a bunch of places around town.
we played the song we contributed, 'stellar nursery,' pretty regularly around this time a year ago, when peter was writing a country record about carl sagan's 'cosmos.' the guitar has a capo on it and there are acoustic guitar tracks on the recording, both of which are a break from our traditional standards/practices up to this point.
it was recorded in our practice space during a feverish demoing session last april, was reworked slightly by peter and andrew this fall, and was mastered by someone, though this compilation came out before we saw the credits or ever heard the mastered version, so i can't really tell you much about that. think of it as a taste of what's not to come. or whatever you want to think of it as, really.
i know 9:42pm eastern time is a weird time to make an announcement given that no one's 'in-office' pretty much anywhere in the world right now, but thursday is also a weird day to release a record, so it seems acceptable.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
in the meantime we're playing two shows on january 5th, which'll be the last things we're definitely doing before said album is finished. come say hello, we'll miss you.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
summer mix, 2012:
Give Me Little More - Carlton and the Shoes // Now I Know - Ken Boothe // Panda - Dungen (excerpt) // Tetsuo - Geinoh Yamashirogumi // Effigy - Credence Clearwater Revival (edit) // I Went Fishing With My Family When I Was Five - Tao Lin (edit) // Son of Yule - Jex Thoth (excerpt) // Bob George - Prince // May 23, 2012 - Anderson Cooper 360 (excerpt) // mo fire - Lil Wayne (edit) // 5 Minuten mit JJ - jj (excerpt) // Peter Richards - David Kanaga // I'm your man - Richard Hell and the Voidoids // Portrait - David Kanaga // Nice - Kleenex // D.O.A - Dead Moon // Bobby D3 - David Kanaga // Something on Your Mind - Karen Dalton // Mellow My Mind - Neil Young // Dream King (slow) - Dude York // Baltimore - Nina Simone
Monday, July 30, 2012
Dude York - And Andrew Too from The Sounds Of Sweet Nothing on Vimeo.
video for "And Andrew Too." with that, it's on to the next thing. we'll be doing an instudio on KEXP at 8pm on August 11th, we'll announce another thing soonish, and we'll be playing the following shows with Natural Child, okay:
09/22 - Seattle, WA - Comet Tavern
09/21 - Vancouver, BC - Olio Festival
09/20 - Portland, OR - Rotture
Monday, May 7, 2012
Q: You keep alluding to something you're working on and there hasn't been any new music for a while. What's the deal?
A: Escape From Dude York
by Dude York
via the Sounds of Sweet Nothing at our shows until we run out of copies
We spent quite some time getting this to come together, and here it is, our debut 7". It's available in a run of
500 probably 300 but we have no idea copies on white vinyl and collects five old songs at their most shining and perhaps definitive.
Q: You're playing Northwest Folklife this year. What's up with that?
A: The good folks at Artist Home asked us to perform at the indie roots stage on Sunday. We like things that are free and all-ages, so we'll be doing that around 6 or so that day, though you should get there early to see Cumulus and Koko & the Sweetmeats and you should absolutely go see the Softies on Saturday afternoon because who knows how many more chances you'll get to do that. It's important, you know.
Q: Will you do the usual loud thing over there?
A: Not quite. We will, however, play some stuff you'll never hear again in that style/will have never heard us play before, so it should be pretty neat.
Q: Did anyone ask you questions about any of these things, actually, or are you just having a conversation with yourself?
A: Yes. Yes.