A soundtrack for the white collar worker, drudging through a sterile wasteland of cubic ruins and zombified professionals.
$$$ is the true number of the beast.
Virginia Beach oddity James “Homicide” Wagner and I met in 2007, during the formation of the calamity that was my first band. We’ve been close strangers throughout the majority of the years between then and now— and in that seven years James has formed and dismantled more projects than anyone in the collective Hampton Roads scene. As someone I respect for his aesthetic convictions and consistent drive to find his sonic calling, I’m happy to announce he’s closer than ever with Pain in the Yeahs.
I’m looking forward to seeing his latest (and IMO, most realized) effort blossom. I’m also looking forward to gin drinking and dyeing my hair this weekend. Our first collaboration.
James will be the opening act for Moutheater’s Passing Key record release *show. Get there early. Get your melancholy on.
Pain in the Yeahs: painintheyeahs.bandcamp.com
*August 31st @ The Parlour in Norfolk, VA. Moutheater, Druglord, Wandcarver, Pain in the Yeahs.
Moutheater’s new full length, “Passing Key” is now available to download. Pay what you want. Your streaming, downloads, shares, and kind words are much appreciated.
The band is hitting the road today for the first leg of tour. If you are able to catch them, I strongly recommend it. As test presses had to be rejected and the LP was further delayed, the band have a limited cassette version of the album available on tour. Any leftover copies will go up in the Anthems webstore September 1 (same with tour shirts, featuring a new design by ingivingup.)
8/15 Annandale, VA @ The Cellar Door w/ Pharaoh, Cavern, and Foehammer
8/16 New Brunswick, NJ @ TBA
8/17 Poughkeepsie, NY @ My Pizza Place
w/ Hellkeeper, Making Matters Worse,
8/18 Syracuse, NY @ Gorham Bros. Music
w/ Blood Sun Circle, Gorcrow,
and Plague Mask
8/19 Philadelphia, PA @ Titan House
w/ Window Liquor, Fuckton, and Black Snot
8/28 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rock Room w/ Ratface and Blue Dots
8/29 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class w/ Bridesmaid, Wasted Jaw, and Tithe
8/30 Columbus, OH @ Donato’s Basement
w/ Nemesis, Northern Widows, and Pizza Spirits
8/31 Norfolk, VA @ The Parlor
w/ Pain In The Yeahs, Druglord and Wandcarver (Passing Key release show)
Aaaaaaand we’re off!
This could be us but you playin’
Cassette inserts came in. Anthems really went the extra mile on these. I ran a tape label for years and never put anything this nice out. #moutheater #passingkey #knrfs #anthemsoftheundesirable @ryanaircraft @ingivingup @doubleorecording @dirthelmet @tilvalhall @barnaclebreath999
The day I sold out.
I’ll sometimes convince myself that medication is a path I must take. There are days (sometimes weeks) when I feel so morose— so doomed. But when I think of the silver linings to this impending cloud, I find worth in it. I’m sometimes grateful.
Depression forces me to find beauty. To seek it. To create it.
There are days (sometimes weeks) when I simply cannot… but when I do, I value those moments with such sincerity.
When you’re ever blindfolded the numbing grey of depression, those golden glimpses of clarity hit you with such potency.
It could one day be the death of me, but until then, I am me. All of me.