Posted in The Gleaners And I, tagged 4Chan, 7", fap, Fireworks, Fucked Up, Grape Juice Records, Kelly, Milwaukee Avenue Arts Fest, R, R Kelly, Raised By Wolves, Single, Valentines Day, Wicker Park Fest on July 3, 2011|
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[In which we realize that God may, in fact, be a circle pit.]
Let’s not kid ourselves here, there are questions about my commitment to this blog. It seems to many that if R. Kelly stopped releasing songs and artists I respected stopped dying, this blog wouldn’t be updated at all. Truth.
That said, here are some tidbits:
- Chaperone will be assaulting your ear drums at Wicker Park Fest [July 24th, 2:45PM]. We’ll be sharing the stage with a myriad of amazing bands, including our friends Ha Ha Tonka and our future lovers Wild Flag. Quoting Sleater-Kinney and Portlandia is an accepted method of seduction, correct?
- Chaperone will also be partaking in a Milwaukee Avenue Arts Fest After Party [or, as the kids call it, an MAAFAP (and then they all laugh, cause *fap* is internet slang for masturbating. Oh, 4Chan, you truly are the Lenny Bruce of the internet generation)]. Catch us at Cole’s on July 29th.
- Chaperone will then be releasing a 7″ single entitled “Raised by Wolves” on 8/2. Pitchfork made mention of this. We’re right below Boston Spaceships’ “Let it Beard”. If you have any money left after purchasing that gem [or the Arcade Fire DVD, Okkervil River single, Moonface album, etc…], please consider purchasing our record as well. We promise that it will be, at the very least, useful for killing a (few) zombie(s).
- 1/5th of Chaperone watched fireworks from the beach rather than Fucked Up at Lincoln Hall. It was worth it. Next time, however, he’ll be inviting the members of Fucked Up to perform at the beach while fireworks are going off. Valentine’s Day is looking mighty fine this year.
That is, I think, all. If you have any questions/complaints/concerns/quality control issues, please don’t hesitate to have R. Kelly write a song about it, I’m sure I’ll respond quickly.
You have my heart and my hands,
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Posted in The Gleaners And I, tagged Arrested Development, chaperone, Cripple King, EP, frank's power plant, Goodie Mob, Magic Hat, Milwaukee Avenue Arts Fest, The 1900s, Wavves on July 10, 2010|
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[In which we discover that ‘Miles’ is Latin for Liar.]
I do my best to disappoint, and, more often than not, succeed admirably. Whether it be my overwhelmingly long stay in college or my disheartening reading WPM, I’m the king of letting everyone down. But, my darlings, nothing haunts me more than promising updates and failing to deliver.
Because, not only am I lying, but lying on the internet. That’s like vomiting on the truth and then forcing the truth to eat it.
So, here is the first in what will become a bi-daily cycle of updates, and it’s filled with goodies.
Chaperone will be performing on the Magic Hat Main Stage at the Milwaukee Ave. Arts Fest on July 24th. It’ll be our first performance in an awful long time, and not only will I bite every other member of the group, there will be new songs, all of which feature a vocal and bells breakdown. Just like a real band!
Our first EP as a full, semi-cohesive unit, “Cripple King”, is mastered, and it sounds, dare I say, like Phyllis Diller’s laugh: a little rough, a little alarming, but full of life, vitality and humor (or, for you Anglophiles and Ancient Greeks, humour.) The Boy has completed the cover art, and it will all be fit to be pressed soon. Which leads to…
We’ll be playing a two-day CD release extravaganza in the two cities that have always been home to us ragamuffins. The first will be on the 17th at Franks Power Plant in Milwaukee. The second will be in Chicago, though the details are still being starch pressed.
The new Wavves album is extraordinary.
You are all too beautiful to live,
-Miles and Chaperone
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