Why are you looking at a google map street view of a church? Well, at about 7pm tonight, a bunch of us are headed to Canajoharie, New York to spend the weekend in that very church pictured to the left.
Here’s why: My neighbor plays organ and shopped around for a church with an organ suitable for his needs. He found that at the Cliff Street Church in Canajohairie, NY (About 3-4 hours North), so he bought it. I recently talked to him about having a bunch of bands up there to stay for a couple of days as we document everything via audio and film. The goal is to leave with enough material to compile some sort of video comp/documentary with live performances, interviews, and anything else we may capture. Eric (the owner) liked the idea and agreed to open his church to us for the weekend of July 1-July 3 so we can film our little documentary. It should be noted that this is not a party and not a show. The whole thing will be very focused and everyone up there will have some sort of role. Wish us luck! Click READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY for a list of confirmed bands, labels, and zines.
From Ogo Reviews it All: “Mister Snake is a band from Toms River, NJ. They play a style of music that not too many bands in the local area are playing and it is awesome to say the least. They recently released a tape and it seriously impressed me with it’s creativity. The band draws alot of influence from grunge and Black Sabbath. Basically if Ozzy Osbourne was best friends with Kurt Cobain and Buzz from the Melvins they’d start a band like Mister Snake. Right off the bat this tape takes no time to give you a kick in your ass with the song Gut Bucket. This song is heavily sabbath influenced especially with the tempo changes, definitely my favorite song on the tape. The second song Teeth does a 180 and reminds me of Primus and the early Meat Puppets alot which is awesome. The song Angles is also really cool and is definitely very grunge influenced, hearing the song automatically teleports you back to 1990. The final song God/My Life is my second favorite song on the tape because it draws influence from Pavement which I think is really cool. Also, if your familiar with Josh Jurks previous band The Jurks this song will definitely be a treat for you. To wrap this up I strongly suggest you check this tape out for yourself. I think 100 were made which makes this thing kind of limited however I think they might have some left. I also suggest seeing these guys live. Do yourself a favor and check these guys out you wont be disappointed!”
You can still pick up a copy of the tape for $5. There are only 100, best way to get it is at a Mister Snake show. We’re trying to get them to North Jersey asap. Also, if you like or hate any other Bedside release enough and would like to review it, please contact us. You’ll get a free digital copy of whatever you decide to review if you do.
Mister Snake made their upcoming tape available for stream on their bandcamp page. They have it arranged so you can listen to each side of the tape separately, rather than splitting it up into tracks. Prettaaay, prettaaaay, prettaaaaay cool. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…we’re really stoked to be part of this. Check it out HERE or listen below! 100 copies of the tape will be available shortly. Keep checkin’ back!
We have a lot to be excited for! In chronilogical order: First, according to the Fed Ex screen cap below, the Melissa & Paul double 7″- “Distractions/Goin’ Home” test presses should arrive today or tomorrow. On Wednesday, the second pressing of Young American Artists’ “Under a Rock,” should arrive just in time for the highly anticipated Folly farewell. Finally, the Mister Snake tape will be sent out for pressing today! Keep checking back for more updates and info on ordering and record release shows.
Pardon my language, but I’m on my first listen of the Mister Snake tape and it seriously rules. It far surpasses any previous release by the band and we’re thrilled to be part of it. Be sure to get on this when it’s out: 100 copies of the 8 song tape will be pressed each with a digital download included, so you can travel with it…conveniently. FFO Black Sabbath, The Jesus Lizard, Flipper, Sleep and Dinosaur Jr. “Like” them on facebook HERE. In other news, Melissa & Paul made a facebook page, you can check that out HERE. Test presses for their double 7″ should be in this week, with them a song from each EP will be posted online for your listening pleasure. Also, we’re working on setting up some pretty sweet shows at Eyeconik Records and the Stanhope House. Keep checking back for updates on those.
Bleach-era Nirvana in a review of their upcoming self-titled release! From Hazer Says: “Besides having a great name, Mister Snake brings heavy rock mixed with bits of psych. This Jersey Shore band is composed of duel basses and drums that give it a very bottom heavy, neurotic sound…” Check out the full review HERE. Keep checking back for more on Mister Snake and their upcoming tape release!
The annual outdoor north jersey music festival has officially been announced for 2011- still going strong in it’s 7th year! 2011 will be a two-day camping extravaganza with 20+ bands. Bedside Manner’s own- Mister Snake and Young American Artists played last year. A full lineup for this year has not been disclosed, but a facebook page for the event has been created HERE.
Please don’t miss it. The Benedict Arnold Trade School record release show was a huge hit. Dead Unicorn killed it! Can’t wait to have them back…In other news. The Melissa & Paul double 7″ was mailed out today to be pressed. See what they have to say about it HERE. We should have that in our hands in a month’s time. In the meantime, check out their kickstarter HERE. Also, Mister Snake are wrapping up the recording/artwork process for their upcoming tape. Looks like 2011 is off to a good start for Bedside Manner! Keep checking back for more updates. I can tell you we have another Velvet Suit Interview in the works and we’re going to be posting video from the acoustic show at Eyeconik Records last Sunday.
Mister Snake have entered the final stages of recording…From their facebook: “recording is done, mixing and over dubs next.” Keep checking back for info on the pressing of the tape/digital download. In the meantime, check out one of their upcoming shows (click readmore for list):
If you’re checking this, chances are you know that our site has been down for quite some time now. We’re working on salvaging all of the material so we don’t have to start from complete scratch. This will be our new temporary home where you can expect a lot of updates on bands and other stuff we love/hate. Stay tuned, we’ll try to keep it fresh for y’all. We currently have the Mister Snake tape project in the works.
Also, we’ll be posting stuff here about our friends that may not necesarily be directly affiliated with Bedside Manner. With that said North Jersey’s Control announced that the tracking for their yet-to-be titled full length is complete and the mixing starts this week. The album will feature 11 songs and it is set to be released early next year with no label backing.
Earth Stood Still and Captives teamed up to start the post-hardcore quartet about two years ago. With two self released EP’s, the band draws comparison to Rival Schools, Quicksand, Brand New and maybe even a little Snapcase. The track listing, title and artwork should be available soon. Check Control’s facebook or myspace page (www.myspace.com/controlisaband) for the most current updates. In the meantime, check out this studio footage from early on in the sessions. Do it quick though; it will be down soon!: