Thursday, June 3, 2010

new DARLINGS




Hey! So, heres WHATH UP!
New Marvelous Darlings 7" has just dropped on Plastic Idol (Notice thats Mario's 3rd release from one of my things.. Dude knows whath up, huh?). It's called "I'll Stand By Her". When I leaked the mp3 a couple months ago Pitchfork posted it and called it "the best punk song of all time" or something like that, and everyone thinks all this stuff sounds "westerbergian" or "westerbergesque" even though I only really started like The Replacements like last year, and I really kind of only like the Tim record and that song "Androgynous". Anyways - This record is now out, and you can pick it up HERE. The cover of the record is a dude in drag lying on his bed with a birthday cake with condom balloons on his wall and a flag that if you look closely says "Toronto". This image was found at the Toronto Reference Library.

Also tomorrow is the opening of Parts N Labour. A new Queen West venue/cool dude eatery with a lot of potential. Pretty psyched for it. The Bitters will be headlining opening night of both resturant and venue TOMORROW NIGHT (friday!). Gonna pop off. Hopefully my reservations don't fall through so I can eat slow cooked pigs face torriene or whatever it's called. Everyone is going to get really drunk, and lots of fat people are going to get really sweaty - hopefully from the show and the food! Yum.

EVENT POSTED HERE.

Here's a couple local Bitters articles that came out today to pump up the town for the gig.
#1.

#2

#1 has some audio clips at the bottom. The 2nd one I talk about writing songs for pop artists and blatently talk shit about them. I'd like to add that I really enjoy doing that cheesy stuff, and if someone else out there is looking to make me a bunch of money for writing songs for them and then have me go shit talk them in NOW, I'm totally up for it. JK!! It's all in good fun!! I just hate happy happy friendly borderline fake interviews where people are afraid to speak their mind. I however don't think I'm articulate enough to pull off what I'm trying to do and I just end up sound like a huge jerk... Oh well. Could be worse (actually this is kinda like Fucked Ups Canadian tour!! :). I don't want to talk shit on Hedley anymore cuz that dude put the guy from Len in the hospital after hitting him with a lava lamp or something at the Bovine. OUCH! Also my song only made it to the album and wasn't a single and i directly ripped it off The Eagles (ITS SICK!!!) so it only paid my rent for like a month as opposed to the rest of my life like if Fucked Up actually wrote this.

Here's a fun game: Count how many times Aerin and I say "LIKE" in the first audio clip. First person to get it wins a prize!!

Thats all for now. Another post to prove that I am a huge asshole completed! Thanks for reading, not sure why you do ;)

BuBye.

p.s Bee's and Donkeys are the new trendy things. Get down with them. Don't miss this train.

19 comments:

Goldie Hawn, haha said...

Haha, those articles are soo fucking funny. You guys wanted to "trick" hipsters?
You two homies might as well be hipsters. Who says hipsters can't live in the east end??
Just kidding. You clearly don't take yourselves as seriously as hipsters. I'm not a hipster and I love you guys.

Roxanna said...

I'm pretty sure Aerin said "like" 5 times and you said it 11 times (collectively, 16 times in a minutes and a half!). That was sooo hard for me, 'cause I'm so used to people saying like that I don't even notice it anymore, haha.

Roxanna said...

Actually, you said "like" 13 times.
And I read your blog because I like being made fun of, yo.

Young Guv said...

It's all kinda a joke. We're the HIPPEST! ;)

Anonymous said...

have you ever woken up and your cat was staring at you? someone told me that it means your cat is plotting to kill you. I'm not even kidding. Good luck.

LSD said...

I don't read your blog, I just look at the pictures.

Hedley said...

Wow, you wrote that song?! You're the boss! You got paid! Mad props! X)

Hedley said...

Oops, I realise that looks mean and sarcastic, and definitely isn't. I think people should make money, son. What the fuck would be the motivation if you have to have a fucking shitty job at mcdonald's at the same time? You're a pimp, guv. THAT is why I read your blog. (:

Anonymous said...

release the live at gale's snack bar 12" with a food insert...yummy

Anonymous said...

Why does everyone always address ben like they are a rapper and say stuff like "son" in every comments section. It's super weird.

Anonymous said...

Well, I can only speak for myself in saying that I am a rapper. Kind of a shitty one, but I try!

Anonymous said...

that drag queen really, really looks like a woman. Impressive. I didn't even know you were still part of Marvelous Darlings... Actually, i didn't think it existed at all anymore.

Anonymous said...

So, East General is available on vinyl in toronto now, right? That's what that show last night was for? Hits and Misses/Rotate This?

Anonymous said...

Should be in the next week or so.

Billy Mays said...

no offense, ben, but you seem too cool to be on facebook, or blog or any of that dumb shit.
oh, i hope you're not putting flags on yr car for the world cup. that's just sad.

Young Guv said...

I dont have a car, and all that "dumb shit" is pretty useful. sadly I cant just record a record and have it magically appear in peoples hands.. so i use facebook and a blog to spread the word. DUH. live in the NOW.

Anonymous said...

I'm not actually super familiar with their stuff, but which sum 41 songs did you write?

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