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forget the blog, shows

Another day, another forgetters/Blake Schwarzenbach post.

Now, the band has a blog. Does this make it official?

Well, it sure is nice of them to post some show info… and the band is hitting up some places that Thorns of Life overlooked… including Boston!

Here are the dates, with more info on the blog:

9/18: NYC (Lit Lounge)

9/25: Philly (The Barbary)

10/2: Providence (AS220)

10/4: Boston (Great Scott)

Also, it looks like the rumor of Against Me’s Kevin Mahon in the drummer spot is true. And the bass player is Caroline Paquita, an artist extraordinare living in Brooklyn.

Aaaand the band has an email too, though I won’t post it here: check out their blogger profile.

What’s next? An album? A national tour? forgetters Rock Band? All of the above?!?!?!

forget Thorns of Life


Blake's newest Facebook status

Consider this a (hopefully short) spell of regurgitated music info while I give myself a bit of a mental break.

Reading through Unlikely Words‘ new postings just a few moments ago revealed that Blake Schawrzenbach’s newest project, Thorns of Life, is now defunct. Enter “forgetters” a new trio by Blake.

As the Internet is no stranger to rumors (um… dur), there’s been info flying this way and that about all the rumors. The folks who broke the Thorns break up, City Sound Inertia, report any number of things, including the identity of the drummer named “kevin” to be Kevin Mahon, formerly of Against Me!, that there were fights during the recording session for the aborted Thorns of Life album, etc etc.

As all the info circulating can literally change at any moment as it travels from second and third parties, I’m just going to let Blake’s Facebook status do the reporting on this one (and Aaron at Unlikely Words as he’s been so on point about getting the info on Thorns out to the public). Such as the following reply to his Facebook status:

bl2And apparently they’ve got a mix of Thorns songs and new forgetters songs to boot. And Blake is into doing work with bands. And he likes fish tacos.

Ok, the last thing I made up, but it still is mind boggling how close everyone pays attention to 140 characters of what is normally used for personal info (Facebook moreso than Twitter) for breaking news. But, where there’s a will, there’s a way.

Thorns of Life – “Kryptonite” (Live at 924 Gilman Street):

Thorns of Life updates

Blake Schwarzenbach fans have been rabid about the man’s new project, Thorns of Life. Big news is, the trio has entered the studio. According to Blake’s Facebook status (may this be the only time I need to rely on that site for “news” posts), the band will be recording until the 11th of March… ish. The AV Club broke the news that legendary independent producer and emo¬†troubadour¬†J. Robbins is producing the record. Excellent news, considering Robbins’ long history or producing great music. Added bonus for Jawbreaker fans is that the Thorns of Life will sound more like Schwarzenbach’s notable late 80s/early-to-mid 90s emo act.

For folks eager to hear the Thorns of Life material, you can download recordings from a couple of their recent live shows. And check out a couple of videos below.

Linky Links

*Stereogum has a full-blown post on the newest Torns of Life show, this one out in LA.

*In more Obama = emo “news,” Pete Wentz wrote a little ditty blog entry for the Huffington Post on Obama’s Inauguration and Vice Magazine has declared the event to be the death of emo (though not entirely convincinly, I might add).

*My first post for Bostonist is up and running, this one introducing folks to Daniel Harris. More music coverage for that site to come!

90s Emo Is Back and More

In quick news bites…

*The Get Up Kids have a reunion show in Kansas City this Sunday.

*Blake Schwarzenbach has a new band called the Thorns of Life, who will hopefully be touring soon.

*The Phoenix rags on Joe Biden for his association with a certain Fall Out Boy. That’s so low it’s just sad.

Joe the Emo

Joe the Emo