Arrah & the Ferns were one of the first bands to play at the Dead Birdhouse. High-school legends to Dan in Muncie, we were stoked to get them in our house and to share their music. Though the sound pumping from our 70s P.A. wasn't ideal, Arrah and her band of bearded gentlemen took it as an opportunity to turn up and deliver a fun, solo-filled set. It felt good to have a band that good in Manhattan.
15 shows and 6 noise complaints, the Dead Birdhouse, the DIY show-space, may be coming to an end, but we are really happy to finish it off with one of the nicest, coolest bands we have met in the last couple of years. If you didn't see them last time, make sure to check out the video below. They bring some nice vibes.
Music will start sometime from 8-9 pm, so get there early. The Low End will be playing a short opening set of 6-7 songs. All of them will be new ones from our upcoming album, "Fake Natives."
We did a live recording of a song that never found its way onto one of our releases. It's called "Disintegration Day." I think it turned out pretty well considering we did the majority of tracking all at once in a tiny basement room. It has Dan's first legit TLE guitar solo too. Hope you like it. You can download it for free from the side of the soundclould player. (That little down pointing arrow.)
Lately we've been busy practicing and recording. Last night we began tracking drums for the Fake Natives album, and this coming Saturday we have our first show since our summer tour. Our new set has seven new songs, and we're excited to perform them live.
Below is a link to a band I've been listening to often lately, Thinking Fellers Union Local 282. Enjoy.
We've been working on arranging and layering the 10 songs that'll be on our upcoming release, "Fake Natives." It's been a tough couple of weeks as far as getting these songs to live-show-quality, but the last few practices have been going well. We've outlined the skeletons (guitar, bass, drums) of 5 out of the 10 songs. The sounds are fairly different from the "¡Rerevolution!" EP, but I think we're going to have a more cohesive feel to this one. You can expect more of a layered, psychedelic sound combined with catchy, poppy hooks. The songs are predominately about Native American culture and history, but they also discuss some more general topics, too. Here's the track listing (not in order):
Chief Among Them
Not Mad, Nomad
White Wipe Out
Age of the Jaguwar
We'll be playing some of these songs at our shows this fall, and we are going to get in the studio once we are happy with their arrangements. We're playing to have this project finished by the end of October. Here is one of our early sketches from this group of songs:
(Things will definitely change in this song ... more parts, more verses, different beats, but you can get a feel for what we are going for.)
P.S. -- We're playing The Little Apple Oktoberfest this year. It's scheduled for October 15th outside of Manhattan on Highway 24. There's going to be a ton of Tallgrass brew for you to drink. Get "early bird" tickets here: