Square of Opposition Records: of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania will be releasing a Viking Moses cassette very soon...
Arthur Magazine's BASTET 0001: "Golden Apples of the Sun" handpicked by Devendra Banhart, including Viking Moses, Scout Niblett, Little Wings, Josephine Foster, Iron and Wine, Diane Cluck, it just doesn't stop! Bless you D!
Rebecca's Tour Diary: Rebecca made a splendid document of our travels
Envy13 Productions: published Dylan's diary of the Tiger Saw / Viking Moses tour in Ireland and England
Pitchfork Media: review of "Golden Apples of the Sun"!!!
No Love For Ned radio show: had Viking Moses in the studio for a live performance. Hear it here!
News from the road...
MARCH 11, 2004 Hey Folks! The upcoming bursts with activity! Lengthy traveling for me as Viking Moses with Tigersaw starting in Ireland and England at the end of March, returning for more than two months of American dates. Some good folks have been agreeing to have us left and right, hats off to them! Looking forward to share some floors with some really magnificent performers out there, expose ourselves to strangers and friends alike, many surprises in store! The new Tiger Saw album will be availible before its release date at these shows, along with some new Viking Moses tour only recordings. Bless his heart! Devendra Banhart put together a lovely compilation for Arthur Magazine's new BASTET Series. It will be called "Golden Apples of the Sun" which will include a new Viking Moses song, and songs by friends Scout Niblett, Little Wings, Josephine Foster, and so many more! This is a limited edition which you can only obtain directly through the link above, so best of luck to you picking one up. Keep your eyes and ears open for us. We'll surely be somewhere near you at one point or antoher, and it'd be grand to have you with us! -Brendon Massei *************************** FEBRUARY 19, 2004 Okay, so the California tour was awesome! sat FEB 7 SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA The Frog and Peach Pub sun FEB 8 SANTA BARBARA, CA Buffalo Records mon FEB 9 LOS ANGELES, CA Sea Level Records tue FEB 10 LOS ANGELES, CA KXLU fm tue FEB 10 LONG BEACH, CA Koo's wed FEB 11 CLAREMONT, CA KSPC wed Feb 11 CLAREMONT, CA Pomona College - Smith Campus Center thu FEB 12 RIVERSIDE, CA Islander Park fri FEB 13 BOULDER CITY, NV Boulder Dam Hotel sat FEB 14 LAS VEGAS, NV Balcony Lights sun FEB 15 LAS VEGAS, NV Tramps (SPORK show!) Spent four well visited days with Adam Lipman and my foster parents/mentors/dear friends the Benways in Venice, Calif. then drove up north with Adam to San Francisco and Half Moon Bay for two days. The California Coast was a refreshing getaway from Chicago's February climate. We met up with Kyle Field and started our tour in San Luis Obispo. Adam obliged me by stopping at a few 18th century Spanish Missions along our way. The Frog & Peach was a loud and packed pub show downtown. Anamude came down from SF to play, and we all did our thing. Little Wings was by far tamer-of-the-beast that night, with he's full outfitted band, and quickwitted freestylings. Next was Buffalo Records in Santa Barbara. This show was particularly nice because there were several small children attending. It was as an afternoon show on a Sunday, so there was plenty of time to hit the town with some buddies after the show, and drive on after that. Next was my twenty-fifth birthday, and i spent it riding city buses all over LA with my friend Kati. It was a VERY EXTENDED evening that night at Sea Level Records in Echo Park which resulted in the ejection of a hammered gal. This also marked our first night of giving the boot to the idea of singing through microphones. I'll let Rebecca take it from here, since she paints a far superior picture... Rebecca made a splendid document, photos and words, of her travels with us, Feb 10-14. I'd never heard her music before our shows together, but now i can wholeheartedly say you won't want to miss the chance to hear her sing and see her move. She goes by Arrive Magnificent, and will be doing a western coastal tour on her way from relocating from Vegas to Portland soon. here is the link to Rebecca's tour diary http://complabs.nevada.edu/~carlisle/holiday/ Also, this was just brought to my attention, a nice review of the Friday the 13th show in the basement of the Boulder Dam Hotel in Boulder City, Nevada... http://sincitysounds.com/spotlight/2-13-2004.html This has been the finest series of road shows, i believe, i've been a part of. I bow my head to companions Adam, Kyle, Lee, and Rebecca, and to our gernerous hosts in California and Nevada. -Viking Moses ******************************************* SAN DIEGO, CA 15 JUL '03 "...Cody [Brant of FLASPAR] called me yesterday from San Diego and told me that they went and ate dinner some place, and Cory Feldman walked in with his family, well, they just kinda ignored it and went on eating and Cody was drawing a picture. He drew a funny picture of a Dolphin getting a blow job or a dolphon giving a blow job, something like that and they left the restaurant. well, Cody said he thought it'd be funny to give the drawing to Cory feldman, so Manny told Cody to sign his name and Manny went in and layed it on the table next to them. Well, apparently the Feldman family didnt appreciate the picture and they ran outside and tried to beat Flaspar up. Nothing violent ended up happeneing..." ...reported by Sulayla Roe FLASPAR is on tour now! See "shows" for their road schedule... Fujichia.com Fri Feb 28 '03: so the show went exceedingly well. lots of poeple showed up, and what's more, lots showed up with potluck food items, so we all ate real well. cool breeze went on first... adam's opinion was up next... brendon massei got up after him and did some real murder ballad kind of stuff, big story arcs that go through seven songs with returning themes and everything, with a limited dynamic range, but powerful dynamics (only loud or soft, no middle ground). it was great... oh yeah, thanks all my friends who came out, it made me really psyched. everyone who missed it, i'm planning another house show in a month or so maybe? --Jacob Berendez, Worcester, Mass. ************************************ Spenking, Spencer Kingman, has songs to sing, and songs to share. His songs are heartwarming, feel-good-about-yourself-when-you-hear-them, even though some of the time you may not understand all the lyrics. Perfect randomness like 'take great care to color your hair for the vampires'. Along with all those good lyrics and vocal harmonies comes great fingerpicking, with the capo. If anyone has the chance to hear Spencer tell his stories you should do so. Amen. --Cody Brant, Las Vegas, Nevada ************************************ Brendon Massei is a true gentleman who has been composing his shadowy folk-rock tunes since he was just a little'n. He's gone from electric guitar to banjo to mandolin and back again, always recording when and where he can. It's a crime that he's not famous...YET! Spencer Kingman is the modest man behind Dead Dorks. His ultra-catchy songs of politics and growing up in Las Vegas are beautifully backed with a lone acoustic guitar. Spencer's music has been called the best thing since the 20's. --Rhonda Turnbough, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2003 ************************************ Alright, and no fucking around! By way of trains, buses, and stolen cars, we're spreading Gospel through the Eastern Seaboard! Congregations are FREE OF CHARGE and welcome with open arms friend and stranger, alike! Kind Folks are opening the doors to their Houses to have us all gather to eat, speak, drink and sing TOGETHER, on one floor, under the same light! Friends, Strangers, we'd like to see you all, but it's so hard to reach you all! Friends, Supporters, join hands, and help broaden our path! Post this message on your Bulletin Boards! Relay a message or two! There are so many Strangers out there, and we long for them, and YOU, Friends! --Viking Moses! Chicago, Illinois, October 27, 2003