Friday, December 30, 2011

in case you hadn't heard

Jimo quit the band.

he officially resigned back in August, though we managed to coerce him into recording one more song for PCN (it always ends in tears), dressing up for the album cover (pre-painting), and playing two shows with us in the interim. otherwise we haven't seen him at all since this summer. he's been off doing something else, in fact, he was off doing something else for most of the year.

Tommi and I indeed do have a new project that we are working on right now. we've been commissioned, in a way, to compose and record a rock opera, based on some ancient greek plays called the Oresteia. this is not the Russian version, haha. more details to come.

we are also giving it a try playing with a new band member. you can watch the new PARAE Infomercial to find out who! we've been looking for a bass player as well, but so far no luck. there will be shows in the new year, and a lot of new music to come for all 15 of you out there.

Monday, December 05, 2011

our last show at Kimo's playing to two people

we played our last show ever at the venue kimo's last night, which has changed ownership and is stopping live shows at the end of the month. we were opening up for two other bands, whose crowd didn't really start to show up until more than halfway thru our set. so that left us with Jerry! (who shot video of the show) and Alex! (who was super drunk from attending a football game earlier). all of our other friends and admirers, fuck off. we played quite well considering that we hadn't rehearsed in six weeks until hours before the gig. we played:

the host
what is beauty.
i want to have fun
sex n bones
love 2.0
die young
the revolting youth
older brother
we're breaking up
the tall man

the other bands were pretty cool. didn't get to see too much of Major Powers and the Lofi Symphony, but we were digging the harmonies and the Queen influence.

We dunno when we're playing next, though we may try to set something up before the end of the year. Jimo is gonna be out of the country for January, but the work will continue. We have some video projects and ideas that we're going to attempt to realize, and other possible developments tba.