while the rest of the country is in the throws of subcommandante palin's shattering assertion that someone named barack obama once, you know, MET A PALESTINIAN, old testament heroes have been quietly working away to bring you nuggets of hopeless lunacy...because really, that's the only correct response to such things, yes?
anyway, both 'virtual christmas party' and 'the historical experience of the agrarian reform in our country' (o.t.h. side of the sleepies split) are moving right along. the former should drop nine truth bombs (currently a third done, with summertime youth anthems about the minutemen project, the punkrockmachocracy, and jesus christ as object of libidinal investment...oughta be a winner) at some point late next year, while the latter will, in five one-minute bursts of somethingorother, attempt to retell the history of the north korean farmland expropriations in a more-or-less not-so-serious manner. yay!
old testament heroes understands that people often get dismissed by claiming access to these kinds of visions, but we are here to show that they are REAL. today, october 21st, old testament heroes saw black flag in its cheese sandwich:
furthermore, old testament heroes has waaaaaay too much time on its hands.
old testament heroes just finished an a cappella song about resurrecting d. boon, rallying an army of punx and undocumented workers, marching into minutemen project founder jim gilchrist's living room and taking a giant collective dump on his rug.
old testament heroes is pretty pleased with itself.
exciting happenings in abstinence-land! since it is customary, in the spirit of calling oneself a 'band' type of thing, to every now and again unleash some collection of half-cogent ramblings onto the marketplace, old testament heroes is excited to announce that the motherfucking reckoning will be coming on saturday, november 8th, in the form of several almost-punk-rock novelty items.
old testament heroes - "midi à quatorze heures" EP
nine new rocknroll aphorisms for the attention-span impaired.
sleepies - "join the shark" EP
opening salvo from fellow conspirators. if you are the kind of person that likes things, you will like this.
also, all that previous talk of "new recordings" was fucking bullshit, man. trashed, scrapped, forsaken, etc. we will be going back to the lab in the coming months to give birth to a brand new full-length rancid hellspawn. we have named it "culture war," and it promises to be just that. 17 new propaganda songs guaranteed to kick the breeder mentality in the shins. emerging sometime in early 2009 from the habitat for huge manatees. as always, doom song #006.
in closing, because it is always helpful to plan farther ahead than one can actually produce, the following actions remain on the horizon:
i.) old testament heroes/sleepies split, doom song #007
in case you doubted our solidarity...
ii.) old testament heroes - "virtual christmas party" EP, doom song #008
some number of points extolling the virtues of stateless multinationals and jesus.
be on the lookout for a new autonomous cell, tentatively at: thesearedoomsongs.blogspot.com
it shouldn't come as any surprise that, in our attempt to rid the world of angst-dude-beard-rock, old testament heroes liaise with various agencies.
to that end, keep an ear to the pavement for a contribution to the cause from sleepies, nyc ambassadors of nice-kid-freak-punk and bastions of punctuality. tentatively emerging under the moniker "join the shark," said statement of intent will feature a seven-point program for dismantling the machocracy. currently undergoing a revision to work out the specifics of a proposed coordinated napalm mustache strike, this position paper, doom song #005, should be ready for distribution by november of this calender year, where it will join its distinguished comrades on the marketplace of (bad) ideas:
doom song #004: old testament heroes - "midi à quatorze heures" (forthcoming)
doom song #003: old testament heroes - "an intelligent design (november 2007)
doom song #002: old testament heroes - "s/t" (january 2006)
doom song #001: the sidekicks - "party favors" (september 2001)
so: the new recordings have been complicated by my inability to adequately do anything (like, mastering them onto a ten year old cassette tape), and now the original tapes are several thousand miles way from me. as soon as i can tell my folx what wires to connect where, perhaps they will remaster it for me.
"midi à quatorze heures" EP available quite soon, indeed.
a wise man once said: 'you're in high school again.'
new recordings currently underway at the bay area chapter of the habitat for huge manatees, which will put us exactly one whole release behind (for those keeping track). ten-plus new songs, along with certain musical expropriations of varying degrees of interpretive violence.
the "midi à quatorze heures" EP remains forthcoming.
the 17-song full length, "an intelligent design," is still available. all copies hand-made, with pamphlet. home taping is encouraged.
big announcement coming soon, re: public assembly.
old testament heroes maintain that angst-beard-dude-bands of all kinds should shut the fuck up.