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Aries Release Party @ The Pilot Light, Knoxville, TN – 4.6.2013

The flier above pretty much explains it all, but let’s get redundant…

Aries, the new album from Arrison Kirby, will be released everywhere digitally and in limited physical form on April 2nd.

Four days later, on April 6th, we will be celebrating that release with a party at the Pilot Light in Knoxville’s Old City.

At this event, Obadiah will be reforming to perform the entire Aries album from start to finish.  Dustin Milotte (Deep Green, Hypenkrunk) will be joining on guitar.  Jakob Esaw (who will be also celebrating a birthday that night), will also be contributing to the set’s closer.

Before all this, we will be treated to a set from Sidecar Symposium.

And we will end the night with a dance party, courtesy of Nathan Moses with an all vinyl, soul and psychedelia DJ set.

Your master of ceremonies for the evening will be comic Jeff Blank.

You can check out “Scrappy,” the first single from Aries, here:

Only come if you like music and good times!

Hypenkrunk, I Octopus, Sidecar Symposium & James Drown @ The Longbranch Saloon, Knoxville, TN – 10.18.2012


This will be the first public, Knoxville performance for Hypenkrunk, I Octopus and Sidecar Symposium, with an introduction to the night from James Drown.

After a word from Mr. Drown, Sidecar Symposium will take the stage for the debut of their Vaudevillian aural workings.  Sidecar features members of Never Sorry, Boozehound Gandydance, and Kamuy, among others.

After they get us moving, we will next be treated to I, Octopus, an experimental jazz/prog import, coming to our town by way of New Orleans.  This will be their first time playing in Knoxville.

The evening will top off with the trap and bounce stylings of Hypenkrunk.  Their live electronic blend, with the verbal stylings of MC Realtree, will keep you dancing until last call.

Truly, there will be something for everyone.

 

Pilot Light Rehearsal for 3.23.2012 – Never Sorry [Arrison Kirby, R.J. Hill, Dane Hill & Jay Allen]

Right click and “Save As” to download the tracks:

“Archway”
“New Don”
“Starve it Out and Never Go Hungry”
“Silver and Gold”
“The Fingerwag”
“Train to Nagano”
“Rachel and Dee Dee”
“Moments”
“Randy Scouse Git” (the Monkees)

It’s been a minute, but this is the Never Sorry rehearsal for our show that occurred at the Pilot Light in Knoxville, TN on March 23rd, 2012.  It’s actually a selection of takes from three different sets that occurred between two sessions on March 21st and 22nd.  Most of these songs had never been played live or even put up on the website from former sessions.

A lot of punk and rock opera type influences seem to seep through here.  We were very fortunate to have Jay Allen joining us on drums for this one.  It’s also very likely this session may get remixed, remastered and formally released as a proper album at some point in the future of the El Deth discography.

A good handful of this material is but a small portion of the cathartic discharge of a highly sadistic, disturbing, romantic relationship that dominated my 2011.  A lot of the sour blood spillage from that relationship ended up splattering on to some of my deeper friendships.  That aspect is where “Silver and Gold” comes from.  “Rachel and Dee Dee” is also about two friends of mine taking issue with some aspect of our friendship, but it was written back in 2010.

“Train to Nagano” reaches back to my solo album, Part 3.  Though strangely, Dane began playing this progression at one rehearsal, without ever having heard the previously published version.  On the playback, I realized it was the exact same song.  So here it is with the full band treatment.

The closing track, “Randy Scouse Git” is a cover of a Monkees song.  We had this in the works when Davey Jones died, making it particularly, but sadly, suitable for the set.  As far as songs from that era go, this one is pretty forward thinking.

Arrison Kirby – vocals, guitar, keys
RJ. Hill –  vocals, omnichord
Dane Hill – bass, vocals
Jay Allen – drums

 

 

Never Sorry, Katie & The Bass Drums & Modifi @ The Pilot Light, Knoxville, TN – 3.23.2012

Click here to check out Katie and the Bass Drums

Click here to check out Modifi

Please bring a flashlight if you have one and also, be a dear and RSVP on Facebook.

Slept In – 1.15.2012 – Never Sorry [Arrison Kirby, R.J. Hill & Dane Hill]

Click to download the tracks:

“Moments”
“Archway”
“Valley Call”

Such is the tendency for us to put out these particularly brief, but pointed, sessions every time we skip up to the next evolution of the Never Sorry project.  It’s always a loose view of something vaguely resembling the next evolution of our sound.

“Moments” has popped up a few time in sessions past.  This is easily the best version we had done at this point.  “Archway” is a beat oriented song that we’re still developing.  The beat is recycled from Flashmob, which was recycled from my album, Part 3.  “Valley Call” was a true improvisation, and a beautiful little end to the session.

Dane Hill – bass
R.J. Hill – omnichord, auxiliary percussion
Arrison Kirby – guitar, keys, vocals

Taurean Beat – 1.8.2012 – Never Sorry [Arrison Kirby, R.J. Hill, Dane Hill & Carissa Stolting]

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“Afraid of the Ghost”
“House of Satan”
“Blue”
“Contemplating the Harvest”
“Starve It Out and Never Go Hungry”
“She” (Green Day cover)
“Satan Reprise”
“Dislodged Mystery Trinket”

A new year had just begun, so it was time to get back on the Never Sorry train.  We wanted to return to live drums for our next phase.  On this day, the lovely Taurus, Carissa Stolting (Jackboots) stopped by to fill that role.

We’ve been eager to move forward with new material,  but decided to stick with mostly older songs since there was someone new in our midst and we had been rusty, ourselves.  (The holidays do that to you.)  In these cases, we sometimes let Carissa start with the beat and the other three of us would play the song around her.

There’s an impromptu Green Day cover, of all things, as well as some extensive but interesting improvisational jams.  One of these, “Satan Reprise,” is an instrumental re-imagining of “House of Satan.”  Much more upbeat, with traces of joy.

Arrison Kirby – vocals, guitar, keys
RJ. Hill –  vocals, omnichord, auxiliary percussion
Dane Hill – bass, vocals
Carissa Stolting – drums

“Cute Little Echo” – Never Sorry

This version of “Cute Little Echo” is from the immediately aforementioned Pilot Light Rehearsal session. The video was recorded the day after Moogfest 2011 in Asheville, North Carolina. Hence the clipping of the wrist bands, and also Tapeface, my carefully crafted Halloween costume.

I feel this video gives insight into Tapeface’s real life. Just because he has tape on his face, doesn’t mean he doesn’t practice good hygiene. It does apparently make him emotional, though.

download an mp3 of the track here:

“Cute Little Echo” by Never Sorry

Pilot Light Rehearsal – 10.19.2011 – Never Sorry [Arrison Kirby, R.J. Hill & Dane Hill]

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photo by Maurita Roman

“Starve it Out and Never Go Hungry”
“Blue”
“Laundry”
“Cute Little Echo”
“The Finger Wag”
“Michael in the War”
“House of Satan”
“Dayman” (Charlie Day)

So this is our rehearsal session from our show on October 20th, at the Pilot Light in Knoxville, Tennsee, with Kishi Bashi.  This was recorded the evening before the show.  Obviously, we took a more minimal approach this time, slimming down to a trio for this recording.  As usual, that’s not quite how it went at the show, with the last minute addition of Megan Driscoll.  Kishi Bashi also joined us for the finale cover of “Dayman,” as made popular by the FX program, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, as well as an impromptu improvisational session at the end of the end.

On the recording, as during the live performance, “Dayman” bares a triumphant intro segment.  During the live set, we performed with a casket laid out in front of the stage.  At this point, the casket was opened, releasing helium filled balloons and light beams.  A happy end to an otherwise rather dark set.

Dane Hill – bass, vocals
Rachel Jae – omnichord, vocals
Arrison Kirby – keys, beats, vocals

 

Thank you for attending!

photo by Maurita Roman

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Pilot Light for Kishi Bashi and Never Sorry last Thursday.  I’m really really glad that new people were exposed to Kishi Bashi’s music.  And thanks for sticking around for Never Sorry, also.

If anyone has pictures or video they would like to share, holla at me.  You can check out some video of the Kishi Bashi set on Maurita Roman’s YouTube account.

There is a massive interchange of energy going on in America right now.  Why fight it?

 

Never Sorry & Kishi Bashi @ The Pilot Light, Knoxville, TN – 10.20.2011

Never Sorry will be full of strange surprises as ever it has been.

Please listen to the Room for Dream EP by Kishi Bashi by clicking here.