Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Everything and the kitchen sink!

Shellshag Update: Haha, we are finally updating this blog!! We have been hard at work recording our next album "Why'd I have to get so high?" in northern Kentucky at The Lodge near Cincinnati with engineers Jerry Queen and John Petty from the band Vacation. 16 new songs with tons of guest stars to make it our fullest sounding recordings to date. Guest players on the album include Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females, Peyton Copes of Tweens, Pookie of Pookie and the Poodlez, Billie Lee of Black Planet, Lillien Currens of Swim Team, Laree Teevee of Pretty pretty, and Evan Wolfe, John Petty and Jerry Queen of Vacation. Young newcomer artist Melissa Guachun is doing the artwork. The album should be out this fall in time for our U.S. tour which will include stops at Total Fest [Missoula MY], Roachella [Seattle WA], Awesome Fest [San Diego], and The Fest [Gainesville FL]!!

Between now and then we are doing some short tours including shows in Fargo [with The Arrivals,] Minneapolis [with We Ours], Deluth, Madison, Milwaukee, D.C. [with RVIVR and Max Levine Ensemble], Atehns GA, and Chattanogga TN at the Do Ya Hear We Fest as well as anamazing show with punk rock legends The Avengers, and local friends Surfbort at The Bell House on Tuesday August 4th! Get tickets here

Other than that it's playtime as usual here at Shellshag studios in Brooklyn, making our action figures, screening t-shirts, and shooting season 2 of our web television show Shellshonic Shag-O-Vision!

Shellshonic Shag-O-Vision season 2 has included some great guests including Tweens, Pookie, RVIVR, Pretty Pretty, Worriers, Anna Banana, Walter Schreifels [Youth of Today/Quicksilver], and our latest episode with Raging Nathans. The next episode will be out next week June 9th and the guests are comedian Kevin Titty and from Todd Killings, John McLean!

You can learn more about all of this, and what we have been up to with our label Starcleaner Records at the starcleaner website, and exciting news on the documentary we are producing about The Slits called Here to be Heard: The Story of The Slits , as well as new releases from 50 million, Black Rainbow, Rats Rest and Lilith Velkor!

Check out all the latest!!!