The Maryville Daily Times published this lovely snapshot of Nathan Tipton’s Planet Icon mixed media collective, on the heels of their art show, Oneironaut, this Friday at Studio 212. It’s no surprise that a mention of El Deth was made. Tipton has been working with El Deth since the earliest days and has been a strong asset along the way. Within his constant stream of visual and aural undertakings, he is presently in the process of creating the album art for the upcoming Standstill release, Endless Winter.
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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
This is the first show Obadiah will have played together in about five years. When the offer came through (not a week before the show), we all figured, “why not?” I don’t think any of us were certain as to what exactly was going to happen at our first scheduled session / rehearsal. That being the past now, I would say that it feels as if we never stopped in the first place. I won’t say that, though, because I feel we are all actually much better musicians now with a more mature sound then what it was when we left off.
This is likely going to be a rare one off as drummer, Josh Russell, will be shipping out to Oregon in just a few weeks. So come on down and see what Obadiah has become. You will not be disappointed.
Le Carnival des Autres is a mixed media art project by Dorothy Verbick and Sarah Holland.
There will additionally be tarot readings by Madame Cristalyn
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“Afraid of the Ghost”
“Anemone” (Brian Jonestown Massacre)
“House of Satan”
“Cute Little Echo”
“Reading Rainbow” (Horelick, Kleinman & Weir)
Sorry it took a minute, but this is the rehearsal session from two days before our show at the Pilot Light. This is almost exactly as we played and what we said but for a small edit before “Tender” due to things said and done that I’m best not to repeat, lest I would not have removed them in the first place. It was actually a really enjoyable moment, but a name was said in a context best left private.
Anyway. Holly Denman was hanging out at that night’s session. She’s the Holly referenced in the inbetween talk. Remy is my dog. Also, Dane didn’t actually eat any LSD. I was trying to be funny…or something.
There are a few aural differences between this rehearsal and the live set. They are as follows:
1. You can hear the flute.
2. Samuel Williams is not playing at the rehearsal, though he did join us on banjo for the “Reading Rainbow” finale.
3. At the rehearsal, we took Reading Rainbow into the weird Ghostbusters tease at the end. It was considered for the show, but ultimately not used.
4. At the show, I used a much more organic guitar sound on “House of Satan.”
5. The ghost (played by Jonny Andrews) played beam theramin at the show, but not on the recording unfortunately.
Katie Collins – omnichord
Megan Driscoll – flute, vocals, harmonica, tambourine
Dane Hill – bass, drums
Rachel Jae – auxillary percussion, vocals
Arrison Kirby – guitar, keys
Nathan Brown – keys, electronics