Swellmer loves watching Cheers.
Other things in this photo: 76er Elton Brand’s size 17 shoe, a picture of Muhammad Ali, a rug that I bought from a garage sale, a picture frame that’s missing a side, a book I haven’t read yet, a white iphone and a Gamecube controller.
Nick and I had songwriting practice again. This time, we talked about video games and made up a song that is mostly about how much Justified I have been watching lately. The song sounded pretty good but, because I was making all the words up as I went a long, I forgot it instantly. There goes our instant classic.
We also worked on two new songs: one that we worked on last time we got together and this new one, “Free Pimp C.”
Science Club: either we’re ripping off Latterman or we’re just big sissies.
Anyway, come see us in Doylestown on Friday! Listen to our new demo! Hear Nick burp!
Science Club Demos (via Bandcamp) – Free Pimp C
Listen, if you aren’t listening to Hot Club de Paris by now, I have to assume you have some kind of brain disease.
This is a show we played a few weeks ago, but whatever. Octopus with a mohawk!
Nick and I got together on Friday to write some new songs. It went pretty well! Here’s where were at:
- We’ve got a song about being at a party but not in the way you would expect (then again, this being Science Club, it might be in exactly the way you expect).
- We’ve got a song that is about crime and being needlessly cruel, continuing our ongoing theme of writing songs about people with problems. Nick and I both think that this will be the song that makes bros like us. Bros!
- We’ve got a song about me getting both fatter and older.
He actually recorded a demo of the last one and you can hear it on our bandcamp page here.
We also talked about using a sweatshirt at a napkin, how everyone is totally gross in special, different ways and the appeal of pokemon.
In case you forgot, here are the shows we are playing:
Also, the dudes in Scatterbrain recorded some new tracks and members of Science Club will be featured in the Scatterbrain Boys Chior. Get into it.
Last thing: The picture at the top is by our friend Caroline. She made it for a show we played a few weeks ago and I wanted to make sure everyone got a chance to see it.
Well, that’s all for Science Club for now!
The lesson here, as always: do not fuck with Science Club.
It is a lesson that even I, a member of Science Club, needs to take to heart.
From our show at the Tritone. We might play this song again in two weeks, if that’s something you are into.
From Mitch Clem’s twitter feed:
“New band feat. members of the Arrivals, Sass Dragons, Smoking Popes, & Lawrence Arms. This song is predictably awesome.”
Sweet Jesus, people just keep fooling themselves into thinking Science Club is a real band, eh?
A few things worth mentioning:
Joe set this up with his connections at Whole Foods. I’m pretty sure that all of these bands are vegan or, at the very least, militant vegitarians. They are going to see me coming from a mile away. I might as well show up sucking on a chicken bone and drinking veal gravy.
This will be Science Club’s first show in Bucks County, PA, upping the number of PA counties we’ve played in to “three” (I think). Based on number of show performed, our home county is Philadelphia. The last time we strayed from our comfort zone was the disastrous Frank’s Garage show in Plymouth Meeting.
Holy shit, you guys. The Frank’s Garage show.
At some point, I’ll write up a full breakdown of the Frank’s Garage show. For now, I’ll just leave it by saying that after that show was over, there was a two-day window where I considered not just walking away from Science Club, but quitting music altogether. I obviously didn’t and now you all get to hear me sing offkey songs about teen problems.
ANYWAY, we’re playing in Doylestown. I’ve never been there except for one time when I went to Siren Records. Should be a good time.
What do we learn from this picture? Let’s break it down.
First, Joe. Due to the angle of the shot, there isn’t much Joe to be seen. What the viewer gets is a photo of a man with a drum set for legs. His instrument and his person are one, the spirit and physical intertwined at the very soul, the very essence. Also, some cool shit is probably going on stage right, given Joe’s ocular interest in that way.
Anywho, thanks to the Elmers for taking pictures of our show at the Tritone. If you know Nick you can look at ’em here. They make it look like the room was full and, for once in our dumb lives, it kind of was. Next stop, the all-vegan Whole Foods show!
Truly you are … dragonborn!