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'Trilobite Trash' for Xmas…

suz and i woke up this morning to find that Santa Claus hasn’t finished delivering all of his gifts this year. and this one is redeemable for anybody who wants it… Jon Visger, frontman for Michigan’s Mason Proper, has released a brand new solo EP called “Trilobite Trash” as a Christmas present to the world…. Read more »

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Highlights from Clov Tour

When Exit Clov is on tour, things can easily get out of hand, like vans breaking down and CD’s getting left at a club in a city 6 hours away. But this past trip, things got really out of hand — Matt Past (ie Brett) in peak fashion. Here he is raiding the pantry. And… Read more »

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DAY2: inamorati by e.l.m.s.

Alas, it’s Day 2 of recording and time to do the vocals. May starts the session off by tracking her verse. In downtime, we doodle a bit on Eamonn’s studio instruments. I try my hand at brushes and a snare drum covered with a tshirt. …May at the drum kit. Suzi perches on a stool… Read more »

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DAY1: Recording Inamorati by e.l.m.s.

With a full day of recording ahead, Em arrives, ukelele slung over her shoulder, at the house where Eamonn’s studio is. Take note of the odd growth of gourds on the door. This is foreshadowing. Inside, it’s cozy like American apple pie – beautiful hardwood floors and wooden walls. Eamonn’s seat at the helm. Doesn’t… Read more »

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project Inamorati

this coming sunday will be the inaugural studio session to record “inamorati,” our little watch-and-listen holiday project. suz and i wrote and performed the song last december at the Washington Social Club‘s holiday extravaganza at the 9:30 Club, and it features the beautiful voices of fellow District songstresses laura burhenn (ex-georgie james) and may tabol… Read more »

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Whoa me golly… Armageddon!

This had Ryan jumping for joy like an 8-year-old last night as we drove to see the Drunken Sufis at DC9. It was on full blast, I had to keep trying to turn it down on the sly without him noticing. It was kind of a trip to hear Axl’s voice again. (sigh) Chinese Democracy… Read more »

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Shannon Cloud Cult’s Violin

‘It’s old and French and I love it to death.’ ~Shannon Cloud Cult on her violin.

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AWOL with Cloud Cult & Mason Proper

We’re on tour at the moment so most of our updates are at exitclov.com. It’s been a treat getting to hear two fantastically great bands every night. ‘We’ll start a little family and call it our religion, hunt for ghosts inside our house because we’ll never give up wishing’ ~ from Cloud Cult’s ‘The Ghost… Read more »

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The Making of ‘District Menagerie: The Single’. Installment #2

Day 2! Carlos and Tom set the screen up for print — drilling clamps into the table to hold the screen in place. A nice stash of chemicals and cran-grape juice to keep us going, compliments of Tom. Pedal junkie Patrick Bellflur provides background music while field testing his brand new toy… Carlos (below) makes… Read more »

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The Making of ‘District Menagerie: The Single’. Installment #1

We were off to the Bellflur mansion last night to start screenprinting the new single. We got a late start because two horses had gotten loose from the mansion stable and Carlos had to run out in the dark road and walk them back almost a mile. Back inside, we finished Photoshopping the artwork and… Read more »