Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hey Chicago! Hey St. Louis!

We'll be visiting ya'lls in Chicago again this Friday night!

Friday, December 19th
at Quenchers
w/ The Safes and Ostello

2401 N Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 276-9730

Let's see each other again.

THEN on Saturday:

Come out and celebrate the release of A Very Bert Dax Christmas Vol. 7 at the Way Out Club in St. Louis!

This will we massively sweet for the following reasons:

* LEFT ARM contributed a cover of Wham's "Last Christmas" to the comp and will no doubt be performing this gem in the flesh.
* LEFT ARM will be celebrating the release of the comp, AND the fact that it's our 100th show!
* The Ottomen and my (Jason) other band, Midtown Thieves, are playing as well.

Saturday, December 20th
at Way Out Club
A Very Bert Dax Christmas Vol. 7 CD release party
w/ Midtown Thieves and The Ottomen

2525 S Jefferson Ave
St Louis, MO 63104
(314) 664-7638

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Baby it's cold outside

Update time! Several things going on kiddies. Let's break it down by topic, shall we?

Electric Babies 7" - Ok, this vinyl shit is expensive! After a half-assed attempt at finding a label to help us finance the production of this sucker, I'm finally coming to terms with the fact that we're going to have to put it out ourselves. Oh well, this mostly means it'll be a little bit before we can scrape the cash together to get it rolling. If you run a label (or know someone that does) and want to help to help us out, drop me a line at southbentonjason AT yahoo DOT com.

New songs - Got a big batch of hot new jams in the works. Specifically, "Black Lane," "That's Your Problem," "Black and Bluetooth," and "Praise Me." We've been playing a couple of these live and they're really coming together. Check out these 3 basement 4-track demos:

[MP3] Black and Bluetooth (demo)
[MP3] That's Your problem (demo)
[MP3] Black Lane (demo)

Shows - Damn! We got a lot of them - and good ones too! 2 significant ones next weekend.

Friday, December 19th - We're heading back to Chicago! We're playing at Quenchers with The Safes and Ostello. Should be cold but awesome.

Saturday, December 20th - Saturday we're back home at the Way Out Club for our 100th show! As if that's not enough, we'll be celebrating the release of the Very Bert Dax Christmas CD for which LEFT ARM contributed a track. We'll be celebrating with 2 other contributors: Midtown Thieves (my (Jason) other band) and The Ottomen.

Check our shows page for other upcoming dates


Monday, August 18, 2008

We're electric! (road report)

Brad and Jim

Holy son of a billygoat! We're back from Detroit and this shit is hot! 3 songs recorded with Jim Diamond - and lemme tell you, that feller knows how to bring it.

Thursday - RoadKat and I picked up the rental van, picked up Brad in GC, picked up Stotts in Greenville. 8 hours or so later we landed in Detroit. Crashed at the sweet $50/night Holiday Inn Express.

LEFT ARM at Motown

Friday - Got up, visited Motown (sweet!), got to the studio at noon. Met Mr. Diamond (sweet!), loaded in, set up, did a bit of sound check and started blasting through the tunes. Early evening we popped across the street to Bucharest Grill for some yummy Romanian shwarma sandwiches. Got back to the studio by 9 or so to hear Jim's finished mixes (sweet!). Headed back to the hotel. Got real loaded in the hotel bar and took over the jukebox. RoadKat flirted with everyone there and got us free drink and more plays on the box.

Jim Diamond

Saturday - Rolled out kind of early, finally made it out of Detroit. Jim was real sick from the previous night's partying. Mr. Pukey Puke. Kat, Brad, and I enjoyed some donuts. 8 or so hours later we landed back in Greenville to pick up the PA for our show in Carbondale. Rolled into Carbondale, set up our stuff, got some food. Kat and I grabbed some Don Taco while Brad, Jim and Rachel got some El Greco. Another great night of ridiculous rock n' roll action at PK's. Always fun playing with those Ded Buggers. Had a mini listening party in the parking lot for our new record. I sez it before and I'll sez it again: Carbondale rules!

Wait 'til you here these tracks! Soon, soon. Find us a label and it'll be even sooner.


Monday, August 11, 2008

We're heading to Detroit to record a 7" with Jim Diamond

As reported by our pal, Annie Zaleski, over at AtoZ, we just got confirmation that LEFT ARM will be heading to Detroit Rock City on August 15th to record the 7" follow-up to Dissatisoul with the legendary Jim Diamond at his Ghetto Recorders studio. In the unlikely event the name doesn't ring a bell, you're no doubt familiar with his work. Mr. Diamond's been at the helm for excellent albums by the likes of the Paybacks, Gore Gore Girls, Dirtbombs, White Stripes, Sights, Mystery Girls, Soledad Brothers, Mooney Suzuki, New Bomb Turks, Von Bondies, Mistreaters, Bantam Rooster, etc. Needless to say we're ecstatic. Look for the results of that session soon enough.

While we know for sure that the A side will be "Electric Babies", the B side will either be "Loser's Recipe" (both songs have been around for a little while now) or "Go Home" (a newer tune) or both...depending on track length.

I aim to take a bunch of pictures and video, so hopefully I'll get some of that posted here when we return.

Wish us luck!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

RFT hoo-ha: Vote! Attend!

Hey yous!

The BIG weekend is here! The Riverfront Times all-day music showcase that is! 5 bucks and tons of great bands up and down Delmar.

Please, please, please take a second to vote for us in the "Best Garage Band" category, and then catch us Sunday night at Halo Bar at 10pm with some of the most badassed bands in town.

Here's the schedule for our stage:

7pm - Cardiac Arrest
8pm - Humanoids
9pm - The Blind Eyes
10pm - Left Arm
11pm - Trip Daddys
12pm - 7 Shot Screamers

Vote for Left Arm and your other favs here:

Check out the complete schedule here:

Read about all the bands here:

And if you're still reading, we play again this coming Wednesday night at the Way Out Club with a great band from Milwaukee called Plexi 3 and another super swell band from STL, The Ultraviolents.

Get drunk smash stuff.