NEW NEWS (03.20.13)
-We have a new ep out now. It's called the Ghost List and it is just 5 songs because that's all you need really. Who listens to 11 songs these days?
-We are playing a lot of shows this summer. Why? Because a. It is, shudder, the 20th Anniversary of the release of our first LP on Touch & Go Records-Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby. If you haven't heard this record it's probably because a. there are 897,765,35,098,554 other records out there to listen to and b. because you missed that whole "90s" thing and c. because maybe you heard it on spotify but whatever.
-Johnny's book company, Akashic Books, has been blowing up. There is such a preponderance of goodness it would be shameful to list them individually. Go check it out!
-Eli has been feverishly working in the studio producing, mixing and remixing the stars.
-Scott and Alexis recorded 6 new songs for their project Paramount Styles. Those may see the light of day eventually.
-Scott is putting out a new soloish record Paramount Styles "Failure American Style" through DeKonk records in Holland. Not sure if it's coming out in the US.
-We are playing some shows in Europe - Switzerland, Spain and Greece.
-We did 2 more shows for the Don't Look Back Series that we did in London. We played Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby in its entirety in NY and LA on July 20th and July 22nd last year. Bowery Ballroom in NY and the El Rey in LA.
-We performed at the Primavera Festival along with greats such as Sonic Youth, the Fall, the Melvins, Patty Smith, Battles, the White Stripes, the Smashing Pumpkins, Modest Mouse and many, many others. We were on the beach looking out at the moon over the mediterranean. We were in Barcelona. We were next to the sewage treatment facility. Does life get any better?
-We danced and cried and sang throughout Europe from Italy to Macedonia to Bucharest and then to Paris in February. It was outstanding and amazing and incredible.
-We played the Touch and Go 25th Anniversary Party in Chicago the weekend of September 8,9 and 10th. It was amazing to see all of our old friends and many people we'd never met before. Got to see Scratch Acid and Negative Approach which was phenomenal. Man or Astroman, Uzeda, Big Black, Shellac and many more. It was like all that crappy growing up stuff never happened!
-We played the Paradiso on July 25th and the Paradiso is kind enough to provide a stream of the show. Here's the link: http://www.fabchannel.com/girlsagainstboys
-here's some weird news: Eli's bass, stolen from our van in canada about 4 years ago, turned up in a pawn shop. Scott's guitar, stolen from our trailer in texas, also turned up in a pawn shop. around the same time. bizarre.
-sony reissued Clerks on dvd as a 10 year anniversary celebratory masterpiece with additional footage.
Crow cartoon is being released on dvd - our music is in it.
-johnny, scott and alexis played a bunch of shows with gina gershon in support of her new movie "prey for rock and roll." they got to play in Atlantic City and Mohegan Sun, a lifelong dream. They can die happy now. Except Alexis who will have to live down the shame of somehow being unable to play after a long evening of drinking and gambling. The candle is out.
out the documentary called ROCKED
with Gina Gershon. It's a documentary about the tour we did with her
in support of Prey for Rock and Roll. It's on IFC maybe still, I'm not
sure. It's a 6 part series and there are a ton of GVSB songs in it as
well as some real good actin' by all of us. The DVD just
came out so we are now immortalized digitally.
our record "
you can't fight what you can't see" is out now on jadetree records. we did a month long tour in australia
with magic dirt and the nation blue and just completed our u.s. and european
tours with the yeah yeah yeahs, the pattern, the standard, enon, radio
4 and interpol.