Jeph Jacques's comics discussion forums

Fun Stuff => BAND => Topic started by: johnny5 on 17 Dec 2009, 02:33

Title: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: johnny5 on 17 Dec 2009, 02:33
http://bottomlesspit.us/dates.php

yea so. i'm the kind of guy that really likes a band, but I never get obsessed over one that I check for updates every day and download every demo/bootleg/whatever. anyone named tommydski have an extra info maybe?

"The band will be working on their new record this winter"
pic posted: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/Hasegawa_Tohaku,_Pine_Trees.jpg
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 17 Dec 2009, 05:06
New LP is all but done. Finished in January for sure. Not sure what's going to be on it but I'm pretty certain there's a new version of the song 'Winterwind' which was up on the myspace a while ago. Unfortunately we won't see the record until the middle of 2010. I wonder if Blood Under The Bridge is going to be the title? Sounds quite appropriate. Reports from the studio suggest they were really happy with what's been recorded thus far so I'm very excited. I assume people knew about the Congress EP they released last year. That absolutely destroyed me. Tim's two songs are amongst my favourite he has ever done. Incredible work.

In other related news there will probably be a new EP by the rock band .22, which is the other band of Bottomless Pit bassist Brian Orchard. There's also a massive odds and sods compilation in the works which will hopefully see the light soon. If you like Bottomless Pit but haven't heard .22, now's a good time to catch up. All three of their records are on iTunes. In particular, the second album The Worker is one of my all time favourite albums. The last one The Patriots is no slouch either. I actually talked to Tim about the possibility of Brian writing songs for Bottomless Pit, maybe the new record will have a surprise for us. He's a terrific songwriter and has this really unique voice which I never get tired of hearing.

Alternately, there's always Silkworm. I heartily recommend all of their records if you don't have them. They didn't make a bad one and they all seem to get better as I get older.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: michaelicious on 17 Dec 2009, 05:22
Oh, this is good news. Bottomless Pit is a band that I listen to in fits, it seems. When Hammer of the Gods came out it made everything else irrelevant to me for about a month.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: David_Dovey on 17 Dec 2009, 05:23
Is that the art? That is good art. Bottomless Pit have had utterly superb art on all of their stuff thus far.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 17 Dec 2009, 05:27
Blood Under the Bridge is definitely the title of the new record.

Quote from: Dovey
Is that the art? That is good art. Bottomless Pit have had utterly superb art on all of their stuff thus far.

The first LP? Really?
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: michaelicious on 17 Dec 2009, 05:29
When you compare it to most of Silkworm's artwork it is pretty superb.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: David_Dovey on 17 Dec 2009, 05:33
The first LP? Really?

Yes!
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 17 Dec 2009, 06:01
I thought the art on the first record was quite shoddy.

That's an evocative title anyhow. Hammer of the Gods seemed in many ways to be about coming to terms with a sheer bloody-minded randomness of fate. The new title possibly suggests that it will deal with moving on from that, exploring what comes next.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: David_Dovey on 17 Dec 2009, 06:13
I mean I guess the actual quality of the photos and what have you weren't of the best quality, especially at 12" size but the concept and layout was excellent.

Hammer of the Gods seemed in many ways to be about how rockin' Led Zeppelin III is
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: Inlander on 17 Dec 2009, 06:15
By that logic this Blood Under the Bridge thing would be about listening to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, no?
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: Johnny C on 17 Dec 2009, 08:19
Hammer of the Gods just had ~poor font usage~ but the photography was really evocative.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 17 Dec 2009, 08:55
Conversely, the whole package of the Congress EP was amazing.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_4k10YCh2trw/SbbWG_pXNYI/AAAAAAAAAck/T5kcN9gqJ4c/s400/congress.jpg)

It was also my absolute favourite record of 2008. 'Red Pen' and 'Pitch' are just incredible.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: johnny5 on 05 Jan 2010, 01:07
i popped my avatar to that for a long minute. good news, altho middle 2010 seems so far away now.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: Tom on 05 Jan 2010, 02:05
Good news, everyone!
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: johnny5 on 15 Jan 2010, 17:00
Hammer of the Gods just had ~poor font usage~ but the photography was really evocative.

So did everyone that got that album get the vinyl+CD? or were they offering either/or?
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 15 Jan 2010, 17:03
The CD comes with the vinyl as a convenience. I believe Shellac were the first band to do this. It makes a lot of sense considering CDs cost a few cents.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: johnny5 on 15 Jan 2010, 17:12
I actually did not think I was going to get a CD, so that was an awesome surprise. I also liked the artwork for that, generally. Just saw the cover for the EP.

I just want this album to drop!
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 11 Mar 2010, 12:00
'Winterwind' and 'Summerwind' are on the myspace (http://www.myspace.com/bottomlesspitchicago).

'QED' and '38 Souls' are on the Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bottomless-Pit/46899742825).
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 11 Mar 2010, 15:26
I'm pretty blown away by these songs.

The 'Bar Ice' melody at the end of 'Winterwind' is a beautiful touch.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: Christophe on 11 Mar 2010, 15:39
38 Souls.




38 fucking Souls.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 11 Mar 2010, 15:44
I can't pick one, they are all great. The solo in '38 Souls' is some classic Andy Cohen wailing though.

Wig's drumming is ace in all of these.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Mar 2010, 08:48
These guitar notes are so good dude
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: johnny5 on 17 Mar 2010, 04:05
these brotes are so brood, brode

i can't wait to alienate my friends with this record
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 05 May 2010, 09:44
New promo photos by Darren King -

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-sjc1/hs545.snc3/29865_418037554065_28511889065_5241033_5874206_n.jpg)

Also, I recently heard from Seth Pomeroy that the SKWM film is nearing completion. Exciting!

If you like Bottomless Pit and can be in or around Chicago in the middle of June, please PM me and ask for details about a very special show.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: David_Dovey on 06 May 2010, 05:35
ffff
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: johnny5 on 17 May 2010, 00:18
i wonder how much a ticket to chicago is
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 17 May 2010, 12:39
Contrary to what you might have read about in The Chicago Reader, absolutely nothing is happening on my Birthday (June 12th) in Chicago.

Nothing at all. I hear the whole city it going to close down for the weekend. It's nothing to do with the subject of this thread either.

<.<

>.>

Move along!
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 19 May 2010, 13:00
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs657.snc3/32452_423145014065_28511889065_5351981_3115143_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs617.snc3/32452_423145144065_28511889065_5351982_3997102_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs557.ash1/32452_423145314065_28511889065_5351983_888100_n.jpg)
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: Christophe on 19 May 2010, 14:07
Well, I came.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 19 May 2010, 14:09
Damn, I love orange used sparingly. That is the perfect choice. The vinyl is going to be great!
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: squawk on 19 May 2010, 23:14
Mmmmbllluhhulbhblhbllllllbmmf.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: David_Dovey on 21 May 2010, 02:21
Conversely I think the orange ruins it but hey whatever I'm fucking stoked anyways
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: johnny5 on 01 Jun 2010, 21:07
the cd with the orange looks great, and at first i liked the case, but i don't think the art gells with it

still, does this mean it's available to order? i could just go to their site, i suppose

(also please more vague details about this big birthday bash pls)
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 06 Jun 2010, 05:22
It's not too late to get in touch if you live in or around Chicago, folks!

The location of this event is being deliberately hidden but if you convince me you aren't a mass murderer, please feel free to PM more for details.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: johnny5 on 23 Jun 2010, 19:25
i enjoyed seeing you at prf-fest, tommy. your hair is excellently shampoo'd and condition'd

just kidding how was it
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 01 Jul 2010, 12:25
Well, put it this way. This is where we were standing for this show -

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4705846703_31aff28683.jpg)

The stage was so small, Tim and Andy played back to back most of the time. During 'Red Pen' they were basically supporting each other during the giant twin guitar crescendo. The sound was perfect despite the absolutely tiny stage. They even played their first and only encore ever. Tim also brought me onstage to sing Happy Birthday to me, which was pretty great and also really embarrassing to say the least. They gave everyone these neat little badges and I snatched a set list too. Most everybody bought a record and shirt. As per usual they were really friendly offstage. Tim talked to us for ages after the show and we drank the cooler of beer he brought in about an hour.

Best birthday ever, basically.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 01 Jul 2010, 14:01
Also, I only cried three times which was pretty impressive. Once at the point in 'Red Pen' where Tim sings the "Silver moon..." part and again at the end of 'Winterwind' as we were screaming the closing refrain from 'Bar Ice' over the top. Naturally if there was a dry eye in the whole room for 'Human Out Of Me' I didn't see it.

Afterwards Steve Albini dedicated the festival to the memory of Michael Dahlquist. It was an incredibly touching moment and highly appropriate.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 01 Jul 2010, 14:12
I guess Faiz Razi filmed the encore too. Here is 'Leave The Light On' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omLBt1Yv4Yc). You can see me and Tania right in front of Tim at the end of the video.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: Christophe on 01 Jul 2010, 15:10
Man, looking at some of the video evidence of the BBQ kind of makes me embarrassed--headbanging during Bottomless Pit's set? The fuck was I thinking?

Nevertheless it was easily one of the best shows I've ever seen and Tim Midgett is basically the nicest guy, and it was all I could do not to be a total fanboy in front of him, even though I pretty much failed at that. Hopefully I get to see them in the near future and not be as blubbering as I was that night.

I took a walk this morning and listened to Congress and Hammer of the Gods in succession; fuck, the music this band makes is absolutely G.D. brilliant.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 01 Jul 2010, 15:13
The fuck was I thinking?

Like the rest of us, I doubt you were thinking much at all. You were feeling.

Nothing to be ashamed of.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 06 Jul 2010, 13:45
Please pre-order the new Bottomless Pit album! My advice is to get the 2x12" because it comes with the CD too.

Quote
Hello,

The new Bottomless Pit album is titled Blood Under the Bridge.

Blood Under the Bridge is available for preorder.

Details are below, or you can visit the For Sale section of the Bottomless Pit website.

Two tracks from the album are streamed on the band's mySpace page.

Two additional tracks are streamed on the band's Facebook page.

We have a number of shows coming up:  Chicago, Boston, New York, and others.  Details are here.  We should have records at all of them, and we would love to see you in person.

Very best,


BP

=======================

Blood Under the Bridge -- the third Bottomless Pit record

Track listing:

Winterwind
Rhinelander

Summerwind
Late
Dixon

Kiss Them All
Is It a Ditch

Q.E.D.
38 Souls

The hardcopy release is a double 12" (45RPM) with a CD of the 9 songs included.  Gatefold jacket, printed inner sleeves, etc.

Total U.S. cost of 2x12"+CD is $25:  $20 + $5 shipping via USPS media mail

Total European or Japanese cost is $38.00:  $20 + $18 shipping via USPS 1st class uninsured

Total Canadian cost is $30:  $20 + $10 shipping via USPS 1st class uninsured

Paypal is a preferred payment method.  The destination address is [email protected]

Preorders will be shipped as soon as the records arrive, likely late July.

Please inquire re multiple copies, other international rates, alternate methods of payment, or alternate shipping methods.

Please note:  the CD-only release will be available from Comedy Minus One, and downloads will be available from the usual outlets.

Thank you.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: Trynant on 08 Jul 2010, 11:59
Preordered and eagerly awaiting this. I'M AWAITING SO MUCH RIGHT NOW.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: David_Dovey on 09 Jul 2010, 00:29
Is there somewhere I am able to legally download this from? Places that have decent file quality/operate with some modicum of ethics/aren't iTunes preferred
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 09 Jul 2010, 08:37
It will be available on Comedy Minus One in download form within a month I think.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Jul 2010, 06:12
This is hecka bittersweet, I don't wanna wait a month. Obviously any of you dudes who know what is happening in my life this week know why I can't buy the LPs, as much as I'd like to. Will everyone here hate me if I download it illegally and pay later? Should I just send them some money via PayPal?
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: Johnny C on 13 Jul 2010, 17:21
is it even available to download illegally? is bottomless pit's audience a "leak" sort of crowd? like wavves?
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: David_Dovey on 13 Jul 2010, 20:47
There's always one dude. I'm not expecting it to leak but it'll be up on what.cd sooner or later
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 14 Jul 2010, 10:39
Today marks the fifth anniversary of the tragic death of Michael Dahlquist, Douglas Meis and John Glick.

Lots of links (http://www.joesepi.com/3friends/) on this page.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: johnny5 on 20 Jul 2010, 02:43
good stuff

when's that doc coming out
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 20 Jul 2010, 05:01
Later this year, one hopes.

Some guy is apparently trying to organise a Silkworm tribute night in London of all places. Not sure if this is a real thing but I guess we'll see.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: BlahBlah on 20 Jul 2010, 09:42
ooh, if that was at a decent time then I would go to it
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: Johnny C on 21 Jul 2010, 23:19
the songs they're previewing are so fucking amazing.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: Trynant on 25 Jul 2010, 16:54
I got Blood Under the Bridge in the mail today! HYPE TRAIN IS COMMENCING.

I really like the album artwork, and the package even comes with a neat Bottomless Pit pin.

My first impressions about the songs that aren't previewed (note that I really suck at taking in a song on the first hearing, especially lyrics, so this is going to be crap):

"Rhinelander" is a quiet song that doesn't sound like anything Bottomless Pit has done before. I didn't follow the lyrics very well due to a pathetic attempt at multitasking.... EDIT: Second listen. Seems to be a rather somber song about what I'm guessing to be two people who hail from the town/city which the song is titled after, one regretting leaving, one regretting staying.

"Late" has a pretty awesome, fast beat. Sounds a lot like Silkworm. There's a really weird off-key chord that I keep hearing on what I'm guessing is Midgett's guitar (?). This is a really good song.

"Dixon", wow drums. And then rockin' guitars and bass play. This song is flat out rock. Instrumental. I like!

"Kiss Them All" is a lot more mellow than the last three tracks before it. I'm actually able to take in the lyrics first take! Love song (go figure from the song title), with lines like "I've been waiting for the real you/ all along." Damn this song is pretty.

"Is It a Ditch" is going to require me listening far more than once to catch all that Andy Cohen is singing, and then longer to try to comprehend what's going on (considering this is from the person who wrote "The Ram" is that a surprise?). The tone of this song reminds me a little bit of "Angry Swan" and a bit of "38 Souls".

With these songs and the previewed ones, my general impressions are that this sounds a lot more upbeat than the previous Bottomless Pit albums, and a little bit more rockin' (by the way I love "Dixon"). I'm not even going to try to say if I like this more or less than the last two releases; it's a different sound. First impressions is that this is a great, great album. And a nifty pin is included!

SO HYPED. TIME TO LISTEN TO THIS AGAIN.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: johnny5 on 25 Jul 2010, 18:38
oh shit i guess i better order this
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 26 Jul 2010, 05:20
Mine hasn't arrived yet. Thanks for the comments though. Keep them coming, let everyone know if you like it.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: Trynant on 26 Jul 2010, 05:42
Well, I think I'm on my fourth or fifth listen of Blood Under the Bridge and it gets better each listen. To be honest I liked "Red Pen" and "Pitch" a little better than the songs on this LP, but that is the equivalent of saying I prefer diamonds over sapphires: they are all beautiful gems (okay, that was a little cheesy).

As for what songs I like on this LP:

"Dixon" is my favorite song to "rock out" to, even if it is just an instrumental track.

"38 Souls" is probably my favorite overall song, it's pretty damn wonderful. "Winterwind" comes in as a close second (hearing that little bit of "Bar Ice" at the end of the song was a bittersweet stroke of genius). "Is It a Ditch" is amazing as well.

This is definitely not a case where all the previewed songs are the only good ones on the LP; all of the songs are exceptional. Personally I would say "Kiss Them All" is the weakest song on the album, but even that is better than the best song that most other bands could make.

Be warned that I am very hyped for this album, and that means a lot of this post is under heavy bias towards Blood Under the Bridge. Nevertheless, right now this is my record of the year.

Lastly, whether to say this is better or worse than Congress or Hammer of the Gods, I think it is as good as the previous releases. The only thing is Blood Under the Bridge is a different, possibly more upbeat sound than the previous two albums. Like I said before, it is hard to compare this latest EP to the earlier releases when so much is different.

Wonderful though. Get it when you can.

Side note: I have only been listening to the CD. Hopefully I can get a working turntable soon and hear what this sounds like on vinyl, but even in digital format this is a great, great EP.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: Johnny C on 26 Jul 2010, 09:39
Quote
Charge will appear on your credit card statement as "PAYPAL *TMIDGETT"
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: Trynant on 26 Jul 2010, 13:39
Is that a sign that you just ordered a wonderful album or is there something funny about that quote that I'm missing? I'm pretty dense.

EDIT: Finished listening to Blood Under the Bridge for what must be the tenth time. I just looked at how many times I've listened to Bottomless Pit songs on my desktop, and I'm pretty sure I'm a fan. "The Cardinal Movements" 34 times, "Red Pen" 32 times, "Fish Eyes" and "Angry Swam" 31 times, each song from Hammer of the Gods and Congress has been listened to more than twenty times. This is not counting listening in my car or on my laptop. That's a shitload of Bottomless Pit :-o

As for Blood Under the Bridge, I think if I were to rate this album against Hammer of the Gods and Congress, the order would be Congress > Blood Under the Bridge > Hammer of the Gods, but this has only been after a day of the listening to the Blood Under the Bridge. "Red Pen" and "Pitch" are just so damn good, but I can see "Winterwind," "Late," "Is It a Ditch," and "38 Souls" growing on me a whole lot. "Dixon" has already wormed its way to my heart, or at least to my need to bang my head.

As far as possible cons to this latest LP, I think "Rhinelander" and "Kiss Them All" are some of the simplest and sparsest songs lyrically that either Silkworm or Bottomless Pit has produced (this is only the lyrics I'm talking about, all the songs on the LP have masterful playing on every instrument). The lyrics aren't banal at all, just sparse. I could be missing out on a lot of subtext in these two songs, but I personally don't think there's a lot of content word-wise in them compared to some of the poetry I've heard from Tim and Andy. I still haven't gotten to grasping "Q.E.D.", it's this quiet song jammed between Andy belting out his words in "Is It a Ditch" and "38 Souls" and it just keeps going in one ear and out the other. As a last "con" (and I emphasize the quotations here), Blood Under the Bridge sounds less previous Bottomless Pit songs and more like Silkworm songs. This LP is still a long ways from being another Silkworm album, it's more like a bridge over the gap between Bottomless Pit's and Silkworm's sounds.

Please note that the last paragraph is comprised of nitpicks at best. I am immensely satisfied with my purchase of Blood Under the Bridge and want all of you to hear this record and enjoy it as much as I am. It will also be nice to hear other people's opinions just because I am a wreck at trying to articulate my feelings about this music, and I know there are other people on this forum who can say what I have said with much more brevity and elegance.

More coherent commenting will follow once I get off this binge of Bottomless Pit.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 26 Jul 2010, 14:42
He's just pointing out that yet more of our hard earned is winging its way to that dastardly Tim Midgett again!

(http://www.joesepi.com/gallery/d/3919-2/molto-amore_20.JPG)

Curse you, Tim Midgett!
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: Trynant on 26 Jul 2010, 15:10
Tim Midgett looks like he will tie damsels up onto train tracks while robbing the elderly. Is that how he got his awesome guitar?
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 26 Jul 2010, 16:09
He is so rich now that he has Kevin at ECG (http://www.electricalguitarcompany.com/) make him a new one seemingly every year.

That bit is true, aside from the rich part.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 26 Jul 2010, 17:03
Tim has two of those, one with a longer, thinner neck. I've seen him play one which might well be that very guitar and the other one is finished in yellow. He swaps them around so he doesn't have to mess with the tuning mid-set. Apparently he's had another ECG Baritone custom in the works for a couple of years but it's a very particular guitar so it's taking a long time.

Look at the gallery on the ECG website if you want to see some seriously sweet guitars. I met Kevin at the PRF BBQ and he is an excellent chap. He seemed pretty stoked that there were about twelve ECGs in the venue at one point. Most of them look beautiful but the real quality is in the sound. For my money, ECGs are the best aluminium guitars out there. Even TBs and Velenos don't sound as good, at least not to my ears.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: Trynant on 26 Jul 2010, 18:25
ECG

Wouldn't the acronym for Electric Guitar Company be EGC?
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 26 Jul 2010, 19:06
Ha!
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: Trynant on 27 Jul 2010, 13:13
I realized I had a camera! Here are some shots of Blood Under the Bridge, and as you can see (assuming imageshack works), it's a thing of beauty.

Here's the front cover:
(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/8422/frontch.jpg)

And the back:
(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/249/backx.jpg)

And the inside:
(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/6808/insidec.jpg)

And the front and back of the pull-out:
(http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/1557/front2d.jpg)
(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/1865/back2u.jpg)

And the pin you can wear (I couldn't get this in focus):
(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/551/pinxn.jpg)
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: Christophe on 27 Jul 2010, 15:38
(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:RUVS30EBgKjXMM:http://i41.tinypic.com/noyphh.jpg)
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 27 Jul 2010, 20:59
Tim gave us a big bag of those pins at the BBQ. I have several in grey and orange. With previous BP records I got some SKWM stickers too.

Can't wait for mine to arrive.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: johnny5 on 28 Jul 2010, 03:34
im glad BP has gotten some decent cover art compared to 'worm's
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: David_Dovey on 28 Jul 2010, 12:11
The orange is a lot more muted in the flesh. Looks awesome. Would definitely put my dick in.

I got an orange and a grey pin in the mail when I ordered Congress and Hammer of the Gods about a year ago. They're on my girlfriend's leather jacket (which used to be mine).
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 02 Aug 2010, 03:03
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs109.ash2/38801_10150221170695048_532260047_13650448_1578011_n.jpg)
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: Johnny C on 03 Aug 2010, 03:04
been had bottomless pit records
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: Trynant on 03 Aug 2010, 13:25
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs109.ash2/38801_10150221170695048_532260047_13650448_1578011_n.jpg)

I take it that means congratulations on getting your copy then? Any thoughts so far?

Shameful secret: I don't have a turntable yet, so I've been listening to Blood Under the Bridge purely on CD/digital format until today. I got a chance to go to this old store that sells fabrics and audio equipment (it's an interesting place). The owner was nice enough to let me play the record on some of his best equipment.

I had doubts that I would be able to discern the difference between the digital and analog versions of Blood Under the Bridge and am happy to say my fears were unfounded. The music came in crystal clear, and now I'm more hyped for the band than ever.

By the way, out of all the songs in Silkworm's/Bottomless Pit's repetoire, the only one that makes me fight back tears is "Winterwind". The "Bar Ice" melody is utterly heart-wrenching, bittersweet and poignant. And I thought I didn't have a heart....

(also, had only had the digital versions of last two albums so going to get the records)
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: BlahBlah on 03 Aug 2010, 13:43
Finally remembered to order this at the weekend, along with the silkworm tribute CD. Came to something like $50, seems pretty steep, but these guys deserve it.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 04 Aug 2010, 02:52
To be fair, that's for two vinyl records and two CDs being shipped from North America. It's a pretty good deal.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: Trynant on 04 Aug 2010, 05:42
It's actually less than I pay for two CD's at standard price in Norway!

You make Norway sound like a very bad place.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: johnny5 on 04 Aug 2010, 21:19
wtf, i never got any kind of pin when i got hammer of godz

thats not so bad for minimum wage though
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: Trynant on 08 Aug 2010, 08:59
We need more hype for Blood Under the Bridge; the CD release is coming out in two days!

So who has gotten the 2x12? Am I the only one who is going to put out his first impressions of the album?

"Is It a Ditch?" is getting to be my favorite song that wasn't previewed, closely followed by "Late." I like all of the songs, but those two stick out for me along with "Winterwind" and "38 Souls." But damn, this is a good record. Still listening to it like crazy.

And dammit, I'm going to have to wait 'til Thursday to get a decent turntable.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 09 Aug 2010, 08:18
I'm writing a thing about it, I'll post when a link when it's done. I had planned to weave in interviews but turns out they deliberately don't do press (which makes sense if you think about the overall concept of the band).

I love the new record. Highlights among highlights for me are 'Late', 'QED' and 'Summerwind' but it's all great really. Much more reflective than HOTG or Congress.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: Johnny C on 09 Aug 2010, 16:53
my copy just arrived. this is a fantastic record.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 17 Aug 2010, 05:58
Tim M just dropped this bomb over on Electrical -

Quote from: tmidgett
Many months ago, someone asked if we'd ever reissue Libertine, the third Silkworm album.

We remastered it the other day. I thought it would be a trip into the olden days, but it was more like the olden days came rushing up to now. Shocked at how much I enjoyed it.

It will come out someday, once we get a cover together and vinyl cut and all that. Sounds pretty pretty pretty good.

So yeah, Libertine (aka the best fuckin' album ever) is being reissued on vinyl at some point in the future. Consider my pants thoroughly shat.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: BlahBlah on 17 Aug 2010, 10:21
Can't wait now.
Hoping for In The West next.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 17 Aug 2010, 11:51
Can't wait now.

Couldn't you wait?
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: BlahBlah on 17 Aug 2010, 12:50
maybe they'll edit out some of joel's really whiny vocals
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: Christophe on 17 Aug 2010, 12:52
In The West is the one that's really in need of dire mastering. It's probably the quietest rock record I've ever heard.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: BlahBlah on 17 Aug 2010, 12:52
I'M SORRY THAT I AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAOJO
...COMING BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYAYAYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 17 Aug 2010, 12:56
maybe they'll edit out some of joel's really whiny vocals

Honestly, I think Joel's singing on this record is some of the best I can immediately think of, without exception. He sounds absolutely possessed at times and by all accounts he was essentially at the end of his tether. I love how that comes across on the record. You could not half-arse vocal performances like this at all. It takes the sincerity of records like Tonight's The Night to their logical conclusion.

Personally I was hoping they'd bring his guitar up in the mix and turns out that's exactly what they've done.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: David_Dovey on 20 Aug 2010, 10:24
As always on matters pertaining to Silkworm (and literally nothing else), Tommy Is Right.

This is somewhat off-topic but the quietest record I've ever heard is actually Songs About Fucking. I usually have to turn my speakers as far as they will go to get it to a decent level.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: Johnny C on 22 Aug 2010, 17:37
i was thinking about this a month ago - silkworm's one of those bands where i just want to see reissues for all possible records. it might be tough the further you go in their careers but WHATEVER I STILL WANNA SEE THEM :K

e: that emote is a lil sad guy with a moustache fyi
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: johnny5 on 18 Nov 2010, 21:24
after a couple months of solid listening, i'm ready to declare this my favorite album of 2010. however, it still rates below hammer of the gods for me
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 23 Nov 2010, 04:14
Hey fuckos, Tim M wants y'all to know that there are only a few copies of the original pressings of Firewater and Lifestyle available on the SKWM site here (http://www.silkworm.net/). Buy these records now, they are very hard to get hold of otherwise.

Next year will see Libertine and In The West (yes, it's happening!) reissued on vinyl so if you buy the above, you will be well on your way to having a decent chunk of the SKWM LPs on vinyl by next year.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 23 Nov 2010, 04:42
I am faced with a horrible conundrum, on one hand, okay so yeah I do not actually have a turntable yet and it will likely take me a good while to save up for one, on the other hand original pressings of Firewater in limited quantity

I suppose turntables aren't in limited quantity, just have to wait until the weekend
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: Trynant on 30 Nov 2010, 08:28
Ordered Firewater, looking forward to it. Hoping that Lifestyle is still by the 2nd when I'll have cash.

Hey tommydski did you ever make that write-up of Blood Under the Bridge? I totally want to read it.

Also, for some reason "38 Souls" keeps getting played over and over.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: johnny5 on 31 Jan 2011, 09:40
will that doc ever come out? feels like it's been two years since it was first announced
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 31 Jan 2011, 11:50
Yeah, not sure when. I'll make a new thread when it happens.

Seth had some heavy personal shit last year so it delayed things a lot.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: Trynant on 17 May 2011, 07:57
Bumping for random question.

For some reason I'm messing around and trying to figure out how to play that big riff in "38 Souls" and I'm absolutely stumped on how Andy is playing that bit. I made something that sounded like what he's doing with the first chord, but progressing after that is impossible. Watching YouTube vids of him playing doesn't help (bad quality and his fingering looks completely different than what I did).

Anyone know what he's doing there? Different tuning maybe? Ugh.

Still love this album btw.
Title: Re: bottomless pit third record hype!
Post by: tommydski on 08 Jun 2011, 07:16
Quote
Otherwise, we are working on new songs and polishing up some outtakes from the first three records.  The outtakes will likely come out as a 12"+CD EP sometime in the next eight months or so.