Monday, January 28, 2008

Ghetto Cross, Aaron Hemphill, Half Pint & The Fifths, Martha & The Vandellas


I changed the picture because blog controversy is sooo 2007.

Present Tense: Cole Alexander (Black Lips) and I have a new thing called Ghetto Cross. The name is old. We first talked about having a band called that when we first met and started hanging out. Then he used it for a Black Lips song title. Now we take it back to the streets. He came over saturday night and we knocked out a song for a 7" we are going to do for Chunklet Magazine guy Henry Owing's new label. Is it the label still called Drug Racer, Henry? We hope to have it done in time for the Atlas Sound tour, and upcoming Black Lips dates.

Anyway here is the first song we did, 'Dog Years' (Download MP3)

More photos of other members of Deerhunter besides me in dresses... first, Colin....



... and Lockett. This was backstage at Hard Rock Live opening up for YYY's. Please note the Martha & The Vandellas Songbook he is caressing. It will make this post circular in theme and narrative...




Next we have...


photo of the Liars from the ATP Release the Bats show we played with them back in November...
My buddy Aaron Hemphill from Liars returned my tennis serve cover of his song "Pure Unevil" with a cover of the song "Bite Marks" from the forthcoming Atlas Sound record that most of you have heard already. Go see the Liars / No Age superbill when it hits your town, for real.

Aaron Hemphill - Bitemarks (Atlas Sound Cover)


Here is the original song from the Cryptomixtape that Marc Hogan at Pitchfork correctly (and very impressively) identified as Half Pint and the Fifths' "Orphan Boy"



Tomorrow I plan on posting a micromix of songs I ripped from vinyl all day Sunday. The weather here in Atlanta has been amazing the past two days. I spent Sunday with my window open, burning incense and ripping vinyl. Relaxo. Here is a sneak preview of one of the jewels of my Girl Groups collection, a rare Martha & The Vandellas Bootleg. Check out the guitar playing on this shit. Totally manic....

Martha & The Vandellas - Jimmy Mack (Live)