Starting tomorrow, Thursday the 19th, are some important Prayers gigs we'd love to see all you fools at. We'll be playing the Casbah tomorrow night, along with Roman Spring, and Skull Kontrol and Booty Bassment will be spinning the platters that matter. Expect tons of new records from the big Vultures-Prayers-Muslims-Skull Kontrol San Francisco trip of last weekend (more on that trip to come). We didn't get a flier for this one out very early, so there's a good chance that this we'll be a nice opportunity to get all intimate and shit with all of us.
Saturday night, the 21st, we'll be playing L.A. with our bff's the Muslims and our other bff's the Soft-Boiled Eggies. For those not in the know, Soft-Boiled Eggies feature ex-San Diegan, and ex-go go go airheart member, Ben White, who these days, apart from being an Eggie, is responsible for L.A.'s best two clubs, Part Time Punks, and Punky Reggae Party. All you L.A. cats should make a note to come out the goddamn Smell this Saturday. Eh...Noish.
On Tuesday, the 24th, we'll be playing the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach supporting UK buzzniks the Noisettes. I've not heard much more than one song that was on that Mojo Magazine compilation a few months ago, but what I heard, I dug. I kind of expected it to blow, considering the description I read describing them as some weird punk-metal-blues hybrid. It reeked of "gimmick" to me, but after listening, I was very impressed. And that weird description actually fits them, albeit in a much cooler way than it looks on paper.
On Saturday, the 28th, we'll be playing our first SD-House Parties party. I personally love playing house shows. No pressure, everybody is drunk, no sound man breathing down your neck. Plus we love those gals, so again...noish.
We return to L.A. on Sunday, August 5th to play our favorite L.A. club night, Part Time Punks opening for those other UK buzzniks, the 1990's. Way back when, this Scottish band Yummy Fur broke up. Some of them went on to form Franz Ferdinand. The others sat around for a while, but now they have their own band; the 1990's. And they'll be making their U.S. debut at Part Time Punks at the Echo in Echo Park. And we'll be opening.
Besides the loveliness of seeing all your beautiful faces at these shows, another huge reason to come is they will be the last shows for our beloved drummer, BH. He's leaving us to pursue other interests, and while we're hugely sad to see him go, we also wish him the best of luck.