So, here's the deal. Besides being a Ukulele Fanatic, I also really dig new wave music. I've been making Heavy New Wave sonics with VOLUMEN for something like 13 years. During those 13 years, we've released something like 5 full length albums, a handful of EPs and 7" records and some various videos and whatnot. We've also toured portions of the US (as far NE as Minneapolis, as far SE as Austin, as far NW as Seattle and as far SW as San Diego). Once we even did a 14 day tour of the Baltic countries (Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania).
But, these days it's hard enough to get all 5 dudes (all of whom have wives now, and 4 of whom have kids) together for weekly band practice, let alone world tours. So, I'm pretty psyched that we are going on for a Mini-Tour in August! Woo hoo! We are calling it The Replication and Entropy Mini-Tour. That's a nice way of saying that we are getting old and making babies. Heh. This tour is to support our newest record, "Skipper of Reverses" (Note: Check out Volutunes.com if you want to get some mp3s of this record. I think it might also be on itunes, but it's cheaper on Volutunes).
Sadly, I don't play Ukulele in Volumen, but I will have at least one ukulele with me. So, if you wanna hook up before/after the show, lemme know! I'd love to kick out the jams with some good ukulele-lovin' folks! I'd also love to see a bunch of nutty Ukulele-lovers at the show cause I think it'd freak out the rest of the showgoers. Heh.
Here's the details of our tour:
Wed Aug- 4 Missoula @ The Badlander w/ Wartime Blues, Pony Canon
Thur Aug- 5 Spokane @ Empyrean w/ Belt of Vapor
Fri Aug- 6 Seattle @ Sunset Tavern w/ The Royal Bear, Summer Babes, Panama Gold
Sat Aug 7- Pdx @ Dante's w/ Don and the Quixotes, The Polaroids, The Lordy Lords
If you want to know more about Volumen, here's a link to a short documentary about us. This Documentary won "Best Directing" and "Best Music Documentary" in the International Documentary Challenge of 2006. It was filmed/directed by a good friend of ours who spent several days in our Amulance on our Sonic Infection (aka Mustache Reunion) tour.
Here's some random videos for some of our songs. These videos were made by a good friend, Andy Smetanka. Who has made videos for Guy Madden and The Decemberists.
Um. So, yeah. I guess that's it. I apologize for the non-ukulele-ness of this post. But, like I said, I'm really psyched to get out on the road. And, if this means I get to meet more Ukulele folks face-to-face, then I'm all over it!