1. status update

    We’re in writing/recording mode these next few months. Ending the year with a repressing in light pink and a show with faves wishbeard on 12.19 at the vera project.

     

  2. Anonymous said: <3 (y'all). Come to Houston?

    we don’t tour. but who knows what the future holds..
    <3 u2

     
  3. excited to play this with our buddy Claire on bass

     

  4. paul replacement

    Programmed an Arduino Uno to play the lick from Shut Up. 

    Here’s the code:

    /*
    
    guitar lick from
    SHUT UP by Posse
    
    Hardware connections:
    
      The buzzer has two pins. One is positive and one is negative.
      The postitive pin is marked by a "+" symbol on both the top
      and bottom of the buzzer.
      
      Connect the positive pin to Arduino digital pin 9.
      (Note that this must be a PWM pin.)
      Connect the negative pin to GND.
      
      Tip: if the buzzer doesn't fit into the breadboard easily,
      try rotating it slightly to fit into diagonal holes.
    
    (This sketch was originally developed by D. Cuartielles for K3)
    This code is completely free for any use.
    Visit http://www.arduino.cc to learn about the Arduino.
    
    Version 2.0 6/2012 MDG
    */
    
    /*
    This sketch uses the buzzer to play songs.
    The Arduino's tone() command will play notes of a given frequency.
    We'll provide a function that takes in note characters (a-g),
    and returns the corresponding frequency from this table:
    
      note 	frequency
      c     523 Hz
      e     659 Hz
      f     698 Hz
      g     392 Hz
      a     440 Hz
    
    For more information, see http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Tone
    */
      
    const int buzzerPin = 9;
    
    
    const int songLength = 35;
    
    
    char notes[] = "gacagfefefeagacebeaegacagfefefeagac "; // a space represents a rest
    
    
    int beats[] = {2,2,2,2,2,2,4,4,4,4,4,4,2,4,4,4,2,4,4,4,2,2,2,2,2,2,4,4,4,4,4,4,2,4,8};
    
    
    int tempo = 150;
    
    
    void setup() 
    {
      pinMode(buzzerPin, OUTPUT);
    }
    
    
    void loop() 
    {
      int i, duration;
      
      for (i = 0; i < songLength; i++) 
      {
        duration = beats[i] * tempo;  
        
        if (notes[i] == ' ')          
        {
          delay(duration);            
        }
        else                          
        {
          tone(buzzerPin, frequency(notes[i]), duration);
          delay(duration);            
        }
        delay(tempo/10);              
      }
    
      while(true){}
     
    
    int frequency(char note) 
    {
      
      int i;
      const int numNotes = 5;  
    
    
      char names[] = { 'c', 'e', 'f', 'g', 'a', };
      int frequencies[] = {523, 659, 698, 392, 440,};
      
      
      for (i = 0; i < numNotes; i++)  
      {
        if (names[i] == note)         
        {
          return(frequencies[i]);     
        }
      }
      return(0);  
    }
    
     

  5. sonictouth121 said: What are you guys listening to now? Other than Prince and the Breeders that Pitchfork wrote about.

    yo- check out this playlist we made for RMW. It’s the last 10 songs we’ve listened to.

    But I’ll also add FF, Tortoise, and (along the lines of Prince) Dump’s album “That Skinny Motherfucker with the High Voice?”. ;) 

     
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  7. A look back on our recording process. Afraid was a doozy.

     
  8. how we communicate with each other

     
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