from SXSW to SXSFlesh

well it's been 2 weeks since we left for SXSW, and just over a week that we've been home. it was a chaotic, drunken, sleep deprived good time, and i'm still remembering things with each new day on the wagon. the EndSounds pre-party was a blast! the crowd got pretty big and there was great energy all night long for the inside and outside stages. our set went smooth minus a broken guitar strap. it was short and sweet. we all had the chance to rally up with old friends we hadn't seen in a while, and meet some cool new people. Filler, the Minor Threat tribute band that closed out the night were really fun to watch and the crowd went crazy for them! over all it made for one of my favorite nights out there. thanks to J. Gill for including us in the line up!
my favorite night of the week was thursday when i got to see Earthless. they don't play in TX that often so i was stoked to be able to see them, and they did not disappoint! 60 minutes of mind numbing, face melting, gut punching, ear bashing rock n roll! i don't know about the 2 japanese guys i was ragging with down front, but i had a wicked bangover the next day! it stung a little bit to find out that J. Mascis joined them on stage the following night, but in keeping with D.H.'s philosophy i decided to k.i.p.. it also reaffirmed how every night there is something badass going on somewhere that your going to miss out on. the thing about SX is your to busy doing to worry about what your missing out on.

i saw a ton of shows and can't remember all the bands,
but the ones that stood out were-
the Bronx} seen them over a dozen times and they never get old! i actually got to see them do 2 sets and a 3rd as Mariachi El Bronx (links to old footage) which was incredible!
Young Widows} always powerfull!
Howl} blew out the electricity halfway through their first song!
Juarez} our buddies from tucson and always solid!
Annihilation Time} had never seen them before. ended up seeing them twice!
Trash Talk} on tour w/ the Bronx now.
the Roller} austin's own ax of gloom!
UME} also from austin. one of my new favorites!
Sleepy Sun} who we had the pleasure of playing with in san francisco a little over a month ago.
Scorpion Child} another austin band. they held it down several nights and always with a swagger!
Pack of Wolves} one more for austin metal!
Crystal Antlers}
the Black Lips}
Vivian Girls}
Black Cobra}
Devil & the Sea}

we ended our SX journey back home at the Parade of Flesh organized "SXSFlesh". which ended up being a lot of fun, once we got there. what normally takes us little over 3 hours to travel (austin to dallas) took just over 7. to say it was a nightmare would be an understatement, but we managed to persevere and i'm glad we did! even though we ended up missing several bands, we still caught plenty. Abe Vigoda, the Coathangers, My Disco, Women, Wavves, Thee Oh Sees, and a second helping of Young Widows! plus we got to meet and catch up with people who's paths we never crossed in austin. hats off to John I. for putting it all together!

and there you have it.

for all you vinyl junkies!

your fix is in!!
EndSounds now has vinyl copies of our album for sale online.
2 full length 12" records at 180 grams each. HEAVY!
get your copy {{{here}}}.

you can read more about the album below in the "hot rock wax" and "album credits {expended}" posts.



hot rock wax and other goodies

the vinyl is here and we are happy to say that we will have copies at our up coming shows!! we received 50 just prior to the west coast trip and have gone thru almost half of them. end sounds has yet to receive theirs, so shows will be the only place they are available for the time being.

the album is presented on double 180 gram vinyl, comes in a gatefold sleeve with inserts for each record and is printed in a matte finish.

sweet poster!

thanks to Sam Heimer for the artwork and printing! looking forward to seeing these at the show saturday. you can find out more about him on his website SamHeimer.com and checkout his cool blog on the production of this poster at bottom of the ink well.

sweet video!
our good friend justin wilson (aka- the senator) has put together a short promo video for us to use and here you have it.
thanks a ton man!!
for a larger version click here.


well we all made it back in one piece! there were a couple of close calls and an incident on interstate 8 in arizona we would like to forget about, but over all the trip was a hit and we all had a great time! thanks to everyone that helped out along the way with a show, place to stay, meal, or good time! we can't wait to get back out there!! special thanks to aaroneous, wangout, and monkeybird for everything. it meant a lot having all of you with us. the trip wouldn't have been the same without you!

we have and will be posting pictures here- WEST