Small Leaks Sink Ships Archive

  • It used to be that releases from the legendary band Small Leaks Sink Ships were far less frequent than their fairly rare stunningly apocalyptic performances. This year that might not be the case even though they moved to Oregon and have mentioned that they may actually be releasing two albums this year. The first is their parting gift to AZ, Living Room B-Sides is that gift.  The ten song collection culls the best of their Monday Minestrone online project and b-sides for their forthcoming brand new album to arrive later this year. According to Jim Mandel (Bass/Guitar) “Those songs on...

    Small Leaks Sink Ships – “The Living Room Sessions”

    It used to be that releases from the legendary band Small Leaks Sink Ships were far less frequent than their fairly rare stunningly apocalyptic performances. This year that might not be the case even though they moved to Oregon and have mentioned that they may actually be releasing two albums this year. The first is their parting gift to AZ, Living Room B-Sides is that gift.  The ten song collection culls the best of their Monday Minestrone online project and b-sides for their forthcoming brand new album to arrive later this year. According to Jim Mandel (Bass/Guitar) “Those songs on...

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  • Well, hell it’s been a damned rocky road to get to 2014. I feel like last year I was trucking along full speed and killing it with unbreakable momentum. The fact that I haven’t posted in over a month proves that I hit a roadblock. I apologize for ducking out for an unplanned hiatus. Hey, I’m only one guy–I don’t have a staff and only occasionally do I have other contributors, mostly this is a one man show. A show I intend to get back on the road. The main problem for me began in October when there was a...

    Out with 2013, In with 2014!!!

    Well, hell it’s been a damned rocky road to get to 2014. I feel like last year I was trucking along full speed and killing it with unbreakable momentum. The fact that I haven’t posted in over a month proves that I hit a roadblock. I apologize for ducking out for an unplanned hiatus. Hey, I’m only one guy–I don’t have a staff and only occasionally do I have other contributors, mostly this is a one man show. A show I intend to get back on the road. The main problem for me began in October when there was a...

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  • It’s not often you find a debut EP from a band that you are so stunned with, that in the afterglow of listening to it you discover it’s all demos. So is the case with Celebration Guns, though what would you expect from former members of Wizards of Time, NEBA and Tiger Heist?  Apparently, lead singer Justin Weir recorded most of this “demo debut” using Garageband, but you wouldn’t know it from first listen. “Hold Still” opens the Quitter EP and recalls The Strokes when they were vital and they mattered, which means to say you have a brilliant hook...

    Celebration Guns – Quitter EP

    It’s not often you find a debut EP from a band that you are so stunned with, that in the afterglow of listening to it you discover it’s all demos. So is the case with Celebration Guns, though what would you expect from former members of Wizards of Time, NEBA and Tiger Heist?  Apparently, lead singer Justin Weir recorded most of this “demo debut” using Garageband, but you wouldn’t know it from first listen. “Hold Still” opens the Quitter EP and recalls The Strokes when they were vital and they mattered, which means to say you have a brilliant hook...

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  • I have to admit that I feel completely privileged to live in a metropolitan area where I can go out three to six nights of the week and experience pure, live, musical bliss presented by the most talented people I’ve ever had the honor of knowing. Maybe this should be called “What A Whirlwind Week!” for that reason, because the weekend started on  Tuesday.  That being said, due to the pace of my musical adventures I totally missed out on Sunday due to a scorching fever and an aching in my bones. I will, however, be back at it tonight...

    What A Whirlwind Weekend!!!

    I have to admit that I feel completely privileged to live in a metropolitan area where I can go out three to six nights of the week and experience pure, live, musical bliss presented by the most talented people I’ve ever had the honor of knowing. Maybe this should be called “What A Whirlwind Week!” for that reason, because the weekend started on  Tuesday.  That being said, due to the pace of my musical adventures I totally missed out on Sunday due to a scorching fever and an aching in my bones. I will, however, be back at it tonight...

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  • As some of you may or may not know, I became freed of my day job on May 1st–the news of which I greeted with, at worst, ambivalence and at best a fair amount of happiness. Honestly, I’ve been missing out on a lot of killer shows during the week and the opportunity to spend a few weeks checking out what’s happening between Sunday and Friday, kind of thrilled me. This time has not gone wasted, though, I’ve not spent every night at a show–I’ve certainly tried to make the most of it. I would like to say that first...

    Shows Around Town: The First Half of May

    As some of you may or may not know, I became freed of my day job on May 1st–the news of which I greeted with, at worst, ambivalence and at best a fair amount of happiness. Honestly, I’ve been missing out on a lot of killer shows during the week and the opportunity to spend a few weeks checking out what’s happening between Sunday and Friday, kind of thrilled me. This time has not gone wasted, though, I’ve not spent every night at a show–I’ve certainly tried to make the most of it. I would like to say that first...

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  • It came with some surprise last month when I heard during the same evening that one of my favorite emerging groups, All My Friends, would be systematically releasing their second record and subsequently breaking up…possibly in the same night. I was dashed, mostly because I had just watch them slay everyone else in the lineup that evening and was truly glad I had brought spare jeans. Mostly, though I was dashed because I knew they had spent countless hours, days, weeks recording their new release and they appeared to be at the top of their game and gaining some ground....

    The Death of All My Friends!

    It came with some surprise last month when I heard during the same evening that one of my favorite emerging groups, All My Friends, would be systematically releasing their second record and subsequently breaking up…possibly in the same night. I was dashed, mostly because I had just watch them slay everyone else in the lineup that evening and was truly glad I had brought spare jeans. Mostly, though I was dashed because I knew they had spent countless hours, days, weeks recording their new release and they appeared to be at the top of their game and gaining some ground....

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  • (Editor’s Note: This article is published here in celebration of Small Leaks Sink Ships return to our scene and the stage as well, after a near year long hiatus. They will be performing on Wednesday, August 8th at the Sail Inn. Please see the flyer below for details.) Small Leaks Sink Ships is one of those amazing bands, who after seeing them live or listening to their recordings, life isn’t quite the same. Their music is an unreal blend of indie rock aesthetic, symphonic progressive leanings and psychosis tempered psychedelia—it’s the musical equivalent of where illicit recreational drug use meets intense...

    Small Leaks Sink Ships-Oak Street Basement EP

    (Editor’s Note: This article is published here in celebration of Small Leaks Sink Ships return to our scene and the stage as well, after a near year long hiatus. They will be performing on Wednesday, August 8th at the Sail Inn. Please see the flyer below for details.) Small Leaks Sink Ships is one of those amazing bands, who after seeing them live or listening to their recordings, life isn’t quite the same. Their music is an unreal blend of indie rock aesthetic, symphonic progressive leanings and psychosis tempered psychedelia—it’s the musical equivalent of where illicit recreational drug use meets intense...

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  • It seems lately that on any given Friday or Saturday night, you want to be at three different venues at the same time–the local music is that good and there are enough venues coming around to supporting it that the choices are getting more and more difficult to make. Friday, May 6th was one of those nights–there were amazing shows everywhere that night, but I hedged my bets and wagered on the one I thought was most apt to blow my mind and from what I understand in the aftermath, I made the right decision. My decision process usually works...

    Sun Ghost Release Show-Yucca Tap Room 05/06/2011

    It seems lately that on any given Friday or Saturday night, you want to be at three different venues at the same time–the local music is that good and there are enough venues coming around to supporting it that the choices are getting more and more difficult to make. Friday, May 6th was one of those nights–there were amazing shows everywhere that night, but I hedged my bets and wagered on the one I thought was most apt to blow my mind and from what I understand in the aftermath, I made the right decision. My decision process usually works...

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  • Sun Ghost, Ladylike, Small Leaks Sink Ships, Dearspeak-May 6th

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