Not picture: Nick REALLY not liking this.
Let’s catch everyone up on what Science Club has been up to:
- Our first EP is still in the works. The tracks are done and we hope to have the thing pressed and ready to sit in a box on our shelves in the next few months.
- We played a show at a bar in Manayunk called the Grape Room. It was not our best show. We played for a crowd of young alumni, last on a bill that included three other bands with a wide appeal. I guess people just don’t want to hear shouty punk music at 12:30 a.m. Whatever. It was fun, it was a show. We got burritos and I carried Nick’s amp over my head, which Nick did not like one bit, let me tell you. I think this was the set list, but honesty, I can’t really remember:
1) Dancing in the Dark
2) Song in the Sea
3) Us (Regina Spektor cover. Still not quite there yet)
4) Straight-Edge Irony
6) We Have So Much in Common (We Should Date Forever) (This might be the first time we’ve played this live)
7) Funky C
8) I’m Proud of my Cub Scout
9) The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton
- We’re working on new songs, including new covers.
- We might be a bar band, but we also might not be a bar band. This will make more sense in the future.
- I missed band practice the other week because I went to NYC then came home and played basketball for hours, forgetting I had agreed to practice. I think this is how Led Zeppelin broke up, too. Needless to say, I’m fired.
- Personally, Joe is moving in with his fiancé (I actually wrote a song about it, you’ll hear it soon enough). Nick went on vacation and rode a bike. I live in PA again. That’s about it.
Anyway, here’s a demo I did. It’s called “Molly” here, but that is not going to be its ultimate name. If you are a member of The Thermals or Fake Problems and you want to sue me, please do not.
Nate Adams Science Club Demo – Molly
Science Club played an arguably successful show in Philadelphia on Friday. Many people need to be thanked:
- Thanks to the friendly bartender who showed us how to use the bar’s soundsystem. You could have been a real snotty douche about that and you took the high road instead. I’m so jazzed on that, I don’t even mind you hitting on my girlfriend.
- Thanks to the guitar player from the second band for letting me use your amp. Again, douch-ness could have run rampant here in so many ways, but you decided to just up and show me where the “drity” knob was and let it fly. Good look, my man. I’m glad so many people danced during your set.
- Thanks to the guitar player from the third band for rocking a horrible mustache. Your Claudio Sanchez-meets-Cedric Bixler look was a constant source of enjoyment for me. This should be of no consequence to you, of course. Your band is from Brooklyn and that look is practically jumping the shark up there. Not to mention, you rocked the house pretty sufficiently, so fuck me, right? Good on ya, either way.
- Thanks to J. Fox for letting us open the show. I know that, because I am friends with these dudes, everything I say is suspect but I do not understand why this band isn’t a group of mega-stars. If you are into the whole lo-fi, garage-sensibility, 90s-revival going on right now, you need to check out this band. I’ve been jealous of plenty of songwriters in my day, but never as much as I am of Justin and Dan (probably because I can reach out and touch them).
- Thanks to friends Jim and Stu for coming out.
- Most important of all, thank you, Super Drunk Woman who is Turning 30 Next Month. You danced to all of our songs, asked them to be shorter, asked us to play longer, called us “Science Stuff” and eventually fell asleep face-down at the bar. You were the MVP of the whole she-bang, and I will remember you always.
We’re recording an EP at the end of February. More updates as that happens.
All the old hits, some of the new hits.
- Song in the Sea
- Video Killed the Radio Star
- Funky C
- I’m Proud of Your Cub Scout
- Dancing in the Dark
- Go Boldly
- The Best Ever Death Metal Band
From the Next Big Thing's record release show. We were the worst / fastest band there.
Happy 2011 to all.
Science Club will hopefully do the following things in the next few months:
- Record some manner of demo / EP, complete with album art and (potentially) physical copies for purchase.
- Play at least a few shows, including one in Brooklyn NY, where I promise to get dangerously drunk and make everyone feel uncomfortable. This show may potentially feature our frenemies in the Next Big Thing, whose most recent EP features the best album-closing punk song since “The Disaster March.”
- I haven’t run this by Joe and Nick yet, but I’d like to make a T-shirt. Not that I really expect anyone to shell out money for a Science Club shirt, but I feel the best way to prove that you were ever a band is to get a t-shirt made, because then there is physical proof you existed, but no audio evidence of shitiness, so I can lie to people in the future about how awesome it was the one time my band opened up for Japanther in someone’s basement in Philadelphia.
In the mean time, here are a few demos for you to scoff at. The first one is a wordless-as-recorded punk song, titled “Morris County Recycles” here, but will be forever known as “I’m Proud of My Cub Scout” everywhere else. The second is a Christmas song I wrote solely because I had limited-time access to a ukulele. I’ve always liked the idea of writing a Christmas song, but the enterprise is much more difficult in practice than one would realize.
Morris County Recycles
I Am Going To Destroy You (Merry Christmas)