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"MARS: ROVER EDITION"

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Now available: "Mars, Massachusetts" and "Rover" combined into one epic super fancy extra special edition for your listening pleasure! So much pleasure.

"ROVER" EP now available!

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Blog in the Saddle Again! 

You have to excuse the post title but, damn, I do love terrible puns.


Well, folks, you know, every time a few weeks then months go by and I haven't written anything I always come back with the same notion that I'm going to be a more consistent blogger, this time for reals!! Well, I think I have to finally admit that it ain't gonna happen. Don't get me wrong, I love to write and I'm writing constantly: new songs, scripts (yes, I live in Vancouver and write screenplays - the only thing more cliche would be doing it in LA) and even hockey articles but the EBH-specific updates don't always come fast and furious. I tell ya what - I'll try to be more proactive if you keep trying to make us famous. Deal? Deal. And so to that end...

We're working on a new record! Yup, the experiment of fully self-sufficient recording with the Rover EP was a rousing success for us so we're going ahead with a similar process to record the new full-length. I'll offer up details as we putter along but the broad strokes are this: we've got at least 14 new songs that we've chosen, many of which have been in our set for the last couple of years. We're finally going to have cleared the musical backlog and deliver many of your favourite EBH jams to your eager ears come winter! Then by the time the next record is ready we may have totally reinvented our sound to become some unholy cross between Krafwerk and Dio. That sounds pretty cool, actually. Anyway, we're continuing down the path of leaner arrangements and tighter songs. There's a couple sprawling numbers, as always, but I think overall you'll find this will be the "rockiest" record of ours thus far with songs that tip the hat to 70's power pop, Motown and, of course, our beloved signature jangle and spank.


Also, not for nothing, we've entered ourselves into the CBC searchlight contest. I honestly don't know what we win but if it's nothing more than praise from Peter Mansbridge and the firing of Kevin O'Leary, then I'll be satisfied. Honestly, we realize our whole career has ranged between "I think I've heard of you" to "I've never heard of you" and we'd prefer that were not the case. Oh, sure, we might not ever achieve the level of having somebody vomit on us at a corporate-sponsored event at SXSW but we can dream, can't we? Share the dream, make it your own and your children's dream too. Their dream will take the shape of our perennial classic pop ear worm, Kiss Me Kate. There's even a very tenuous CBC connection to the song, didja know that? All will be revealed in due time. So head over to our CBC band page and make this Canada's new summer jam for 2014. Prove to them that timeless is indeed timeless.



Did that just make us sound like a car ad? I dunno. Someone go find Dylan and ask him.


Thanks for stopping by, friends. let's do this more often.

RS

Radio is the sound salvation! 

Okay, well, Elvis wasn't saying anything nice about radio in his song but radio is great when done by people who give a damn - like the good folks over at CITR! Be sure to join us, Tues. May 7 at 11:30 AM Pacific for some talking and playing of songs and some relationship advice and some BBQ tips and some paternaty tests... it's gonna be fun! See you...uh... hear you then! (Click on the ostrich. He likes it.)


High Flyin' Bird... 

Hey, folks, check out the new blog post on Richie Havens! If you didn't know his music, it's well worth a glance and a listen. Look under the Blog Heater tab. Have fun.

And don't forget about our show coming up, May 10! Details just above you in the Events section...

Aaaand, have you found and liked our FB page yet? There's good stuff there, not just cheap, repetitive self-promotion... uh... like this? 

(Smokebomb, Batman grappling-hook stealth exit.)


And The Winner Is... 

Hey, remember when we asked everyone to chime in on which EP cover art they liked best? Well, you guys had lots of opinions on the two finalists but the winner, just by a nose, is... the Hydrant!

Don't feel bad Doghouse lovers, it may live on in another format but I think the overall sense was that people just kind of liked the humour of the Hydrant. Since we have never thought of ourselves as the most serious band in the world, we're more than happy to acquiesce to your collective funny bone. Plus we like that it builds on our Space Douche comic book world. Can action figures and a Saturday morning cartoon be far away?

We thought it might be cool for you to be able to see the evolution of the sketvches that Barret did for us.  Have a gander below! My apologies to B Chaps if they're distorted at all in my efforts to put them all in one jpeg.

Thanks again to all who bother to write and comment. we're always thrilled that anyone bothers to pay attention. More stuff coming soon - not the least of which: The new EP!! Stay tuned, True Belivers,

Smithee



 
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