Door No. 3 Show Featuring Thanatos, Tim Larson, Binary Partners, DJS Scary Lady Sarah And Philly Peroxide (The Flyer)
The schedule for this goes about like this...First band starts at 8:15 (Binary Parthers). Thanatos will go on 9:30 to be followed by Tim Larson. The whole thing will be fairly early except the DJs will keep spinning until they kick everyone out!
So as some of the people popping by this site know, there is a Kickstarter live now to produce a new Thanatos CD. It is also an art project with paintings and writing...hell if you really want it I will do an interpretive dance for you if you pledge enough money.
I explained earlier why a crowdfunding effort; mostly because I want to know at least some people want to hear it and will support it. If they don't? I won't do it. That isn't written in any sort of "I'll take my ball and go home" way. More just matter of fact. A lot of musicians don't seem to get that people are not OBLIGATED to support them or even listen to them. I am grateful to the few who do ..
And the few who do for me are, unfortunately, scattered all around the globe. Just getting to them to let them know I am doing this is daunting. It is time consuming to try to reach out to people you recall from years back (and I recall a ton of people who came up and chatted after shows around the USA). Even if folks are flat broke and cannot pledge I am also grateful they took the time to repost, retweet etc. It is really touching to me as odd as that might sound.
I have been asked about posting songs...but while I have some words written and some disconnected music...I an very reluctant to do more than that because I do not want to be tempted to make a record no one wants to hear. I have a lot of other things to do and work on! SO I apologize for not having new music samples. I'd look down at the link below to the first Thanatos LP, This Endless Night Inside, since I plan to use that as a sort of "sonic template.".
If you can support this? Please do...if you cannot? No worries but please help me spread the word. Here is a shortened url suitable for tweeting-- http://kck.st/1cZ0k7U
By the way...the really high priced pledges? Those are more jokes than me thinking anyone would actually pledge that much money!
Since Thanatos is playing another 20th anniversary show? I figured why not make "This Endless Night Inside" free again until the day of the show?
The show takes place Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Door No. 3 (1551 N. Damen, Chicago). The line up for the night is Binary Partners, Thanatos and then Tim Larson. I am playing in the middle if you kids come real late you will miss it. You can see more frequent posts on this at the event page on Facebook. Tickets are $7. Shimmer DJs Scary Lady Sarah and Philly Peroxide will also spin.
And, of course, I am going to remind you that there is a Kickstarter for the first physical release by Thanatos since 1997. The project is titled, Coyote in the Graveyard and you can help mae it by going HERE and pledging. A complete digital download can be had for $6 and the physical release for $12. More elaborate rewards are available too, of course! In some cases these include me washing your car.
Coyote in the Graveyard will be Thanatos' first physical release since 1997's Blisters. And the Kickstarter to fund the record is live now HERE.
This isn't just a record but music, a small book and a painting project. There were a number of things that inspired me to think about doing this but the obstacle (to me) was thinking "but I have nothing written." Then I realized I DID and it was a collection of writings that I had tentatively titled Coyote in the Graveyard--it wasn't short stories, it wasn't essays, it wasn't the bones of a novel. It was just a bunch of disconnected but related writings. It was the sort of thing I very rarely write.
And it sort of begs to be turned into songs in some cases.
As I thought on this record I decided that I wanted it to be more like the first two I did (with some exceptions). I need to keep myself engaged so...TWO things I decided but haven't told anyone yet.
The first is that I plan to play ALL the guitars on this record. On Blisters they are all William Tucker (why the HELL would I play if he was playing). On the two projects I did after that I played but a lot of the guitars were handled by Greg Lucas on the Illegalteenagebikini I Am Not Job record and by Tim Larson on The Exterminating Angel. Both far better guitarists than ME but I need to do it myself.
The second thing is that, unlike my last two LPs I think this one will be more like the first two--long! I am going to try to make this 20 songs or in the neighborhood.
Also...asking around for some special guests for this LP. More on that soon.
Remember the Kickstarter. Help and repost the link if you can.
Thanatos Comes Alive In Chicago December 18 At Door No. 3 With Tim Larson, Binary Partners and Shimmer DJs Scary Lady Sarah And Philly Peroxide
Thanatos will be playing yet another rarrrre show --Wednesday December 18 at Door No. 3 (Double Door's little brother) $7. Doors are at 8 p.m. The show features Binary Partners, Tim Larson and Shimmer DJs Scary Lady Sarah and Philly Peroxide.
This will be a Thanatos band show focusing on the first Thanatos LP, This Endless Night Inside . This year is the 20th anniversary of the LP's release and I just did an acoustic show in New York. This will be the only remaining show celebrating the anniversary.
Long-time Thanatos member Eric Polcyn will play along with Tim Larson and special guest guitarist, William Faith. Although I am not really sure what everyone will be playing just yet. No other shows are planned but we have some more news coming very very soon.
Yes, I always said, no more LPs but I change my mind all the time as well.
My first inspiration for this was the fact that one of my favorites from back in the day, Trance To The Sun, are returning with a new release. Ashkelon Sain and Ingrid Blue's announcement sent me to my pile of Trance to the Sun releases to re-listen. The notion just sort of had me thinking--AND so did the rewards they offered.
Now they released more music, toured more etc. than I ever did so I am sure they have more and probably more ardent fans than I do now or ever did BUT I am allowed to be inspired!
The show I did recently made me also realize that there are people all over--even if not in large numbers in any one place--who loved the Thanatos LPS (or some of the LPs anyway!).
So for those folks, I want to do another record. Also for me too but as I noted. I am not someone who records just for me or creates just for me. This isn't knocking people who do that, I think that is great. But I need an audience.
Keep an eye open for the announcement of a fairly modest Kickstarter for this project. I hope to figure out the costs and all that shortly. This WILL be a project that incorporates writing, music and painting so there will be more to it than just a CD. No vinyl I am afraid as that is just far too much $.
The show in New York City was not the best attended show I've ever played (or the worst!) But it inspired me to think more on the notion of creating some new music. I realized that I don't need to reach a lot of people--just a small group who appreciate the things I do.
I don't think I do a great job all the time live--especially acoustic. I have to really be feeling it to be good. Everything has to line up. I thought I was ok this night. The folks who showed up were the ones who were great--that and the folks I played with--Binary Partners making their electronic soundtrack, freeform music and Niabi, with her solo acoustic awesomeness (made even more awesome by the video accompanying video images created by Paris).
SO this all helped to move me along on the notion of putting together a new record. It will be the first physical release with the name Thanatos on it since 1997's Blisters (yes Illegalteenagebikini "I Am Not Job"). AND sometime soon there is going to be a Kickstarter for this release.
The Thanatos, Binary Partners, Niabi Show Is Tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 27 8pm At Spectrum (121 Ludlow)
This is pretty much the last comment on this little, and rare, NYC show. I am sitting in New York typing this in fact. I don't plan on spending much more time so confined. This show starts early....at 8...and I am playing SECOND...so showing up at 11? Not gonna work! If you want to heare This Endless Night Inside before coming (or download it free) go HERE. It is the 20th anniversary
My set list is together...playing a lot of songs off the first LP, This Endless Night Inside but more than that as well. If you like the music don't think "ah well I will see it next time." It has been almost three years since I played music in front of other humans (I often play in front of cats, however).
The show is at Spectrum, 121, Ludlow, New York City. $15 at the door.
I hope to see you there.
"This Endless Night Inside" Available As Free (Or Name Your Price) Download At Bandcamp In Honor Of 20th Anniversary--Show In NYC September 27
Thanatos first LP, "This Endless Night Inside" came out in November, 1993. As anyone who looks in at this site knows I am doing an acoustic show Friday, September 27, 2013 to "celebrate" this anniversary. As I keep mentioning ad nauseum I am going to play some of the tunes from this LP live for the first time. Other songs I that haven't been performed since back when we used to tour are going to make an appearance as well.
Now, until the day before the show, you can stream or download the LP, in its entirety free. Look below or head HERE.
You can also purchase tickets to the New York City show HERE. I cannot say for 100 percent certain right now but this is looking like it will be the only anniversary show since I have a limited time that I am available to DO shows in the Fall. I'd say I am about 90% sure this will be the only show. If there is another show it will likely be in Chicago. No plans whatever to go elsewhere.
Some of you may have missed but the latest Thanatos release, The Exterminating Angel, being available for download at Bandcamp for a whopping $5. You can, of course, stream the record too. But I mean don't you want to OWN it?
This LP took ages to complete and we were going to put a physical release out on Projekt but, after thinking about it? Decided not to. These days CDs just don't seem to sell for us small time artists.
I also thought about doing these as singles but ....its out and I tend to not dwell on what is done. In any case, have a listen and if you like it spend the $5.
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Contact Patrick Ogle at patrick(at) thanatos (dot) biz