11/13/07 The Peeesseye's European tour is completed.
Thanks to all who came, saw, listened, organized, fed,
and played. Especially the amazing Bob Corn.
If you are in the New York
City area this weekend, come to this rare show at Abrons
Arts Center on the Lower East Side. Certainly the last
Peeesseye show in NYC for at least a year (and very
likely more than that), with very special guests Loren
Connors + Alan Licht and Koen Holtkamp:
Image: Anne Polashenski, Tattoo Head Flimflam
(Detail), 2007, 8X8 inches, rubberstamp image, ink,
and gouche on paper. (c) 2007 Anne Polashenski
THE PEEESSEYE /
BOB CORN FALL TOUR 07:
photo courtesy Alex Baggeley:
Both will be released October 2, but you can pre-order
them now, and we're offering a special discounted deal
if you buy both CDs together - 2 for $24 in the US and
2 for $26 for non-US orders (prices include shipping).
Or come to one of the Chris Forsyth/Träd
Gräs och Stenar shows in Europe this month (see
below) - Chris will have copies with him for sale. These
records are both pretty definitive recordings of each
group and feature tasty artwork printed on uncoated
Digipaks. British artist Paul Noble contributed
the pencil drawings and text/code on The Peeesseye CD
while the Phantom Limb & Bison CD design is a family
affair by Jaime and Shawn using some photos taken by
Don Hansen in the Flint Hills of Kansas. These
records are the culmination of a lot of work and we've
been looking forward to them for a long, long time.
And if this all isnt enough, The Peeesseye will
be touring in Italy, Germany, and Austria in October
and November. Details to come soon. In the meantime,
tourdates for Chris Forsyth:
CHRIS FORSYTH + TRÄD
GRÄS OCH STENARTOUR: Chris Forsyth will embark on a solo tour of
Holland, Belgium, and France in September, playing 12-string
acoustic guitar and carrying with him the new Evolving
Ear releases by The Peeesseye and Phantom Limb &
Bison. Many of the shows will be in the fine company
of the mighty Träd Gräs och Stenar. Dates
Mon 9/17 – Tilburg,
Holland @ Paradox,
Fri 9/21 - Paris, France @ Point
Ephemere w/ Psychic Ills, Träd Gräs och
Stenar, Ryan Jewell, Aluk Todolo
Sat 9/22 – Hasselt, Belgium (K-RAA-K)3 presents
Monde Exterieur Festival @ KC
Belgie w/ Psychic TV, Psychic Ills, Träd Gräs
och Stenar, Yoke & Yohs, Babils, & MoHa!
Sun 9/23 – Tilburg, Holland @ the Synagogue, ZXZW
Festival w/ Jozef Van Wissem & Peter Evans
Tue 9/25 – Den Haag, Holland @ Helbaard
w/ Träd Gräs och Stenar
Wed 9/26 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Hof
Ter Lo w/ Träd Gräs och Stenar, Temple
of Bon Matin, Minn Minn Lights, DJ Evil Moisture
Thu 9/27 – Rotterdam, Holland @ WORM
w/ Träd Gräs och Stenar
8/21/07 A new item available in the shop
Variant/Gerritt split 7". Only 150 made and
we've got a few of 'em!
Manpack Variant is the persistently intermittent commingling
of electronicists Jaime Fennelly (Peeesseye, peeinmyfacewithsurgery,
Phantom Limb & Bison) and Chris Peck, resulting
in transcendent sound rituals and unexplainable detritus
such as the Flash Vault 7” (split with Gerritt)
Agenda) and Sticky Wickets, appearing soon on Digitalis.
Entranced by latent characteristics of military-industrial
sound hardware, MV has laid audiences from Vienna to
Vancouver (to waste) with there own special bland of
ecstatic nose drool. Ambient ambient ambient!
Jaime Fennelly doing the solo harmonium thing way out
west on Waldron Island, Washington State last week:
Phantom Limb & Bison's self-titled CD and the new
opus by The Peeesseye, Mayhem in the Mansions, Shivers
in the Shack are in production and should be ready
for late summer/early autumn release. Fritz Welch is
going to be in London this week and you can see him
there. So says this poster. That's it for now:
6/29/07 Some new mp3s up in the Audio
section, including a little preview of the forthcoming
Phantom Limb & Bison CD which has been years in
the making and is finally in the hands of the manufacturer
(look for it in a month or two), and a taste of W!77iN6's
new Brotherhood of the Backwards Handshake
CD. In the meantime, check out the Phantom Limb &
Bison studio track Great Wide which will be
the first track on their CD. Also, a couple of choice
Dirty Pool moments, a Green Eyed Lady recorded
live at the late, lamented Lillie's in Red Hook at about
1:30 in the morning and the other a studio pass at Marquee
Moon. Pretty epic. Also, threw another track from
Peeesseye's last one up there, Ballad of Fine Decay,
featuring some fine harp playing from Clare Cooper.
6/12/07 A bunch of new stuff going on: check the SHOP
for the new CD release by Wi77!N6,
finally released after a seven year, uh, gestation period.
You were waiting for it, werent you?
Wi77!N6/Peeesseye/Pee in My Face With Surgery titan
Fritz Welch is further represented in this week's shop
update with his new CDr/zine release Upsidedown
Crossings on Deep
Fried Tapes - it's 24 pages of his drawings with
great 25 minute live low budge percussion/electronics/tapes
And if that weren't enough, we have a long overdue addition
to the audio/video
department - a vid clip of Fritz & Michael Vorfeld
doing a vocal/light bulb performance at WestGermany
gallery in Berlin this week. More mp3 and video updates
on the way.
One for the (near) future:
Phantom Limb & Bison's self-titled opus will be
coming out in July/August. It's 5 strangely melodic
drone studio tracks recorded in Chicago back in 2005
with one extreme jet engine slow walk 30 minute live
recording from St. Louis. Total elevation musc. A friend
of mine who once died and was resuscitated told me they
were playing Phantom Limb & Bison in the convenience
store he stopped at for a coffee on the way to the other
side. Sounds quite unlike anything else out there. I
know we say that about everything, but it's true, who
wants a repeater?
Also, two more questions:
Do you live in Europe?
Would you like to see The Peeesseye, Chris Forsyth,
or Jaime Fennelly perform in your town?
They'll all be on tour in September and November, so
contact us at info (at) evolvingear (dot) com if you
can book a show.
5/14/07 A very nice item has appeared in the SHOP:
the first available recorded evidence of Dirty
Pool, Chris Forsyth and Shawn Edward Hansen's deconstructionist
guitar/organ cover band. In a world with a enough songs,
they've been dissecting a lot of existing ones rather
than writing new ones. In this case, they've done the
trick on Alex Chilton's Kangaroo,
hence the title of said CDR release. Only 10 left
out of 25 made by Vatican Analog for a Forsyth solo
show in Holland. You do the math on how many people
were in the audience that night.
With Jaime Fennelly spending the summer as a fire watcher
in the Northwest, The Peeesseye plays in duo formation
tonight at free103point9's Noise!
festival at the Ontological Hysteric Theater in NYC.
And later this month, Dutch lutenist Jozef van Wissem
will be paying a visit and doing a couple of shows in
Brooklyn with Chris Forsyth.
Brotherhood of the Backwards
Handshake, the new CD release from the visionary
and sorely underdocumented late 90's duo WILLING (below),
should be out in early June in an edition of 300. WILLING
are now defunct as a performing entity, having ceased
to exist seven years ago after a few cassette releases
and a West Coast tour with Harry Pussy. Members Fritz
Welch and Ian Christie have gone on to such illustrious
and profitable endeavors as forming Peeesseye and writing
Sound of the Beast, that "definitive"
history of heavy metal that you got for Christmas a
couple of years ago. This new CD, recorded in 2000 and
never released, is like a time capsule of detuned, metal-tinged
guitar, splattering faux gamelan percussion, and disembodied
voices. It's really just about the best record Evolving
Ear has ever put out.
4/8/07 The Peeesseye End (07) Tour is now history.
We shower gratitude on all who organized, played, came,
and listened. Some memories below.....
In other live news, Peeesseye guitarist Chris Forsyth
will be in Holland April 19-26 performing Everyone
with Miguel Gutierrez & the Powerful People at Springdance
in Utrecht and also performing a few solo shows in Amsterdam
and Tilburg. Details here.
And from the editorial mishap file:
Eric Weddlle wrote the most clear, generous, thorough,
and thoughtful profile to date of Peeesseye for Signal
to Noise magazine's Winter 2006 issue. Context and quotes
galore. Unfortunately for everyone involved, the magazine's
editorial staff went to press with an unedited first
draft instead of the finished product and has refused
to publish or post any corrections or acknowledgments
of said gaffe. In an attempt to set the record straight
and share Eric's actual words, we've posted a pdf of
the actual article as it was intended to appear by it's
author. Click the pic to read it:
Peeesseye End (07)
Tour Photo Diary: @ Strange Maine, Portland,
id m theft able & Crank Sturgeon, Portland Shawn Edward Hansen, Boston
March blizzard, SUNY Purchase
Great Lakes driftwood collectors
@ Warehouse Next Door, DC
3/14/07 The Peeesseye heads out on the End (07) Tour
tonight.. See dates below. And go see the shows! Available on said tour and today in the SHOP
is the first documentation of Chris Forsyth and Nate
Wooley's collaboration. The
Duchess of Oysterville CD is out now on the
Creative Sources label from Portugal. It's a fine bleak
beauty, recorded nearly two years ago and happliy seeing
the light of day now. The piece's 25 minutes pass by
like an afternoon nap on a high mountain top or an abandoned
lot, depending on your experience or inclination - take
your pick. Either way, there's plenty of dust devils
bouncing by, loose strings clanging, and an awful lot
of something or other blowing in the wind. The artists
claim to be making this music with guitar and trumpet,
and I can vouch for that, since it says Chris Forsyth
on my birth certificate. But in retrospect, this record
sounds more like looking through a double exposure straight
at the sun. Did we mention the beautiful and rather
subtley disturbing cover art by Maria Dumlao? Bliss
out, lowercase noise hardcore improv sound blues fans!
The Peeesseye heads out for a 10 day tour in
the Northeast US on March 14. Very likley to be the
last Peeesseye shows for many, many a moon. Maybe forever,
who knows. The new CD Mayhem in the Mansion, Shivers
in the Shack is in the can, but unreleased as of
now. Look for that by the fall. In the meantime, behold
the new harmonium / 12-string guitar / organ / electronics
/ percussion / vocals lineup. Many of our favorite people
will be sharing bills with us, including GHQ, Crank
Sturgeon, id m theft able, and others. The shows:
2/28/07 Alright, Everyone (w/ live score by
Peeesseye's Chris Forsyth) opens tomorrow, Thursday
3/1 in NYC.
Peeesseyee Northeast tour to follow 3/14-3/23.
Very likely the last Peeesseye gig for quite some time,
so come and get some!
A profile on Miguel Gutierrez in the new TimeOutNY :