A few of us Snakes (Hayley, Doug and Andrew) have a little side band called Sweet Tooth Meat Tooth and we’re playing a fun show Thursday April 19th at the Hi-Dive with Land Lines and Ending People. Its one of a bunch of rad events curated by the MCA…should be a great night. Come on out!
A while back we were lucky enough to participate in the First Annual Douglas Mancroc Warhammer Probably Presents Illegal Pete’s Band vs. Band Arm Slam! What was supposed to be an event to promote and raise money for the Illegal Pete’s Starving Artist Showcase at SXSW was really just an excuse to arm wrestle our friends, have drinks and have fun! Congratulations to Chris Heckman of The Epilogues who won the whole damn thing and a big thanks to Illegal Pete’s for hosting and Ben Simkins for filming and putting this sweet video together…set to the tune of “Break the Same”! Enjoy.
Just a quick THANK YOU to everyone who voted for Sineater as “Best New Recording.” And Reader’s Choice to boot! We truly appreciate it Denver!
“With all of the buildup — from the buzz that Snake Rattle Rattle Snake generated almost immediately after forming a few years back to the breathless accolades the group continues to collect — there seemed plenty of room to be disappointed with Sineater, the band’s first full-length. Fortunately, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake delivered on all of its early promise. From Ravi Zupa’s stellar cover art to the ominous clouds these ten songs conjure up with their angular guitar lines, pulsing bass and powerful percussion propping up Hayley Helmericks’s enthralling vocals, Sineater is absolutely riveting from beginning to end.”
I also wanted to mention that our very own Doug Spencer will be showing his art at City O’ City in April, starting with an opening on April 10 at 8:00…DJ Baby Grand will be on there playing some party jams. Stop by and check out his unique “smoke doodles.”
Woah, it has been a busy and fun couple of weeks! SXSW was great, lots of rad bands and amazing Denver people representing down in Austin. Highlights of which included the 12 hour BDG leg that Magicylops put in, Tamale House and Sam’s BBQ, Bad Weather California at The Side Bar and getting to play 3 sweet Colorado showcases. Good times.
This past weekend we got to hang with our Salt Lake City homies Night Sweats and Laserfang at Bar Deluxe. Don’t worry, we’ll get these guys out here soon and when that happens DO NOT miss them. UMS, are you listening?
Boise, oh Boise. Why do you treat us so awesome?! Whatever we have done to deserve such love and positivity, may we never stop doing it. Needless to say, the very first Treefort Music Fest was a great success in my estimation. We had a wonderful time, saw great bands, ate delicious food and we got to play too! And meet Doug Martsch. Here’s a nice little write-up in Boise Weekly. Thank you!
A couple choice van shots for you…who would win in a fight?
Yea! We can finally give you all the dirty details of our SXSW shows. Make sure you RSVP to these free parties…great bands, free food and beer = going going gone! Can’t wait!
Okay, the cat’s out the bag! We are the “Secret Special Guests” playing the second night of The Overcaster’s Gathering of the Clouds! Yeah! More information and tickets here.
Also, a few SXSW updates and (incomplete) details to share: SpokesBUZZ Showcase—Friday March 16th @ 512 Club (downstairs), 4:45pm Reverb Party—Saturday March 17th @ Dirty Dog Bar, TBA Illegal Pete’s Showcase—TBA
Thanks so much to everyone who came out the the Hi-Dive Saturday night and helped us sell the place out! We had a great time with Men in Burka, Mancub and AVCC, who all made it one sweet dance party!
Lots of new shows added in recent weeks and I gotta say, I’m pumped about all of them. We’ll be playing a few unofficial SXSW showcases in Austin March 16 & 17th, including Illegal Pete’s, Spokesbuzz and Reverb. More info on that soon!
We are also excited to announce that we’ll be heading back up to Boise to play the inaugural Treefort Music Festival! There are so many great local and national bands playing including Of Montreal, Built to Spill, Blitzen Trapper and Denver kids Pictureplane, Woodsman and so many more! Looks like we’ll be on the main stage Saturday March 24 at 4:30…come on out!
Don’t forget to come out to the Hi-Dive next Saturday February 11 where we’ll be playing with Mancub and Men in Burka, should be a great night!
Woah! 2011 was a big one for us and we are so thankful that we were able to put Sineater out into the world. The fact that the album was received well was just icing on the cake! We’d like to thank the following for including us in their end of the year lists:
- Twist and Shout (#2 local seller, #27 top seller overall)
- OpenAir 1340AM (#17 album of the year)
- Marquis Magazine