12/13/09 Oh man, our show on Friday night was SO MUCH FUN!! The whole lineup was
pretty incredible, Plushgun somehow managed to rokk out despite having flown
in from South Africa that very afternoon! And we debuted our new lineup, with
Bananas and Christmas. Of course we ran into a few technical issues, seeing as
we were also debuting a ton of new gear, but even that was not nearly as bad
as it could have been. The encore was amazing, we had a surprise guest appearance
by the Duke! (it was a surprise even to me!) and we ended things with a lovely
rendition of "Do they know it's Christmas," featuring not only the
Duke and Michael Diamonds, but Plushgun, Televandals, and the Appreciation Post!
Talk about holiday cheer. Anyway, thanks to everyone who came out and gave our
new members such a warm welcome. And great news, we've just confirmed another
show! So, see you soon!
12/4/09 In time for your holiday shopping, we have restocked the lovely "Fp10" t-shirts
and hoodies! Now featuring new colors as well! Also: we now offer gift
certificates, how cool is that? Go hang out in our
11/24/09 It's time for an exciting announcement: our new lineup! Well,
as you may know, our live lineup has been rather "fluid" over
the past several years. One thing we learned through all of this was
that we preferred playing as a four-piece as opposed to just a three-piece.
It makes for better energy onstage. And that's a good thing. Anyway,
I am very pleased to introduce:
• Robert John "Bananas" Foster: OK, he's already a familiar face,
he's played with us since 2004 and was already going to become an official member
of the band even before the Duke retired. He'll be handling drum and keytar duties.
• Christmas Disco Marie Sagan: I am psyched not to be the only girl in
the band anymore! Christmas will be synthing and vocoding, maybe even doing some
We've been busy rehearsing and we'll be making our debut at the Boston show
in December, so try to be there if you can! We'll get their official bios up
here soon, but until then, here are a couple of new photos.
11/2/09 We have the import version of Future Future Future Perfect back
10/19/09 Rock Band DLC news yet again: RB has just been
released for iPhone/iTouch and "science genius girl" and "super-sprode" are
available, totally free! Check out the iTunes
store for that...
10/1/09 Hey, remember that guy who used to be in our band, the Duke of
Pannekoeken? (That's a JOKE, people, come on!) Anyway, he is releasing
a new Symbion Project album! I'm looking forward to this. Here is some
info, straight from the horse's mouth:
"5 years in the making, Symbion Project has
at long last completed a 4th studio album release, entitled misery
in soliloquy. Self-released on kasson’s own Speed of Dark
Music, this album returns to the downtempo flavors, esoteric beats, and
lush synthesizers found on 2003’s Immortal Game but is
enhanced with featured vocals by Kasson and Melissa Kaplan (UHP/Splashdown)
and elaborate string arrangements. Misery in Soliloquy comes
with both a stereo audio cd and a video dvd that contains the high-def
stereo music and quad surround audio which delivers an incredible immersive
listening experience. The packaging design was done by Stoltze Design,
who also did Immortal Game’s packaging and all of the
Splashdown releases. If you pre-order the album by Oct 6th you receive
a copy of the cd/dvd album + the wound up by god or the devil cd
+ an 11x17” poster of the album art all for $15usd (+shipping).
It’s a pretty amazing deal for a ton of music. Click on this link
to place your order: http://www.symbionproject.com/misery_preorder.html
I hope you enjoy it as much I did making it! Also,
come and join me on facebook."
9/30/09 So there's this "thing" called "twitter" and
all those crazy kids seem be using it nowadays. I know, I know, it's
kind of ridiculous it took us this long to get on there in the first
place, but better late than never. Here we are: twitter.com/freezepopband
9/24/09 I posted the PAX
tour diary, and it didn't even take me 6 months! Go me!
9/17/09 We have a very small amount of our PAX 2009 limited edition
t-shirts left! Featuring a cute lil' QY-70 design, now's your
last chance to get
them while they're still around! Lookie
8/17/09 Sean's other band*, Lifestyle, have posted their "lost" 2005
album, Adventure, on their website as a free download! It is
amazing stuff, you should go have a listen at lifestyleland.com!
*also featuring the amazing talents of our very
own Bananas Foster a.k.a. Seth Damascus-Kennedy, as well as Boothnavy
and Ad Frank
8/11/09 I finally got photos from
our anniversary shows up. We also have a small number of limited-edition
posters from the show available! They're autographed/numbered prints, go check
And long overdue, an update to our Freezepup
gallery! If you have any pictures of your fuzzy friend wearing
a Freezepup shirt, please send them
to me! I live for stuff like that.
Other Freezepop news: writing! recording! planning!
new "drums"! It may seem kinda quiet here, but we are hard
at work on new stuff for you...
7/27/09 We had an incredible time at our shows on Saturday. The daytime
set was cute and blippy, the nighttime set was a bit more rokking. It
was an amazing thing to look out into the audience and see so many familiar
faces! So many people traveled crazy distances to come to this show,
and we were humbled by that. Just... thank you guys so much. And shout-outs
to all the amazing other bands: Mystery Roar, The Seedy Seeds, Provocateur,
The New Collsions, as well as DJ Michael V. It was an incredible day
from start to finish, and we were feeling the love.
7/16/09 New shirts!! We just got a batch of tenth anniversary logo shirts
in, and they look awesome! Super-shiny silver ink on black or teal, or "sangria" for
the ladies. Aww yeah, you know you want to have
7/11/09 I know it is RIDICULOUSLY overdue, but I finally posted the tour
diaries for our midwest and florida/texas tours! Better late than
7/5/09 Sean's remix of Boy in Static's song "Starlet" is featured
on the XLR8R
website! We sure do love Boy in Static. Go have a listen!
"Less Talk More Rokk" is featured in the
brand-new Rock Band Unplugged PSP game! More details here...
We have a new lip balm flavor, just in time for summer!
Minty mojito, yummm. You can get yours in our store,
6/7/09 Hey gang. If you're like us you're probably
reacting to the Duke’s news with shock, sadness and a little fear
mixed in for good measure. Although we were not super-duper-surprised,
and definitely understand his reasons for doing so, it is still jolting
to hear that a very, very important third of your band is no longer on-board.
We were really just acquaintances when we started
Freezepop, but over the years, through many trials and tribulations (and
lots of small victories) we became quite a close unit, more like a little
family. So it's always tough to lose a family member, especially the
one who had the idea for Freezepop in the first place.
The Duke was more than just 'important' in the early
days of the band, he basically was the band. Liz would sometimes send
in three sentences about robots or science or whatever and then two days
later, blammo, a song, fully programmed on the QY-70 in Freezepop's,
and in particular The Duke's, own unique style. I (Sean) was constantly
impressed at the creatively and breadth of the programming and production,
especially on the second album, which is probably the best recorded example
of what a $200 sequencer with a few sounds in it can do. You won't be
disappointed with the new Symbion stuff either....
It has been tough explaining the great Catch-22 of
The Duke's career to our fans on the road the last few years. His
job at Harmonix was the reason that the majority of our fans had found
out about us, but the demands of this job made it such that he no longer
had the time to tour with us, and a very limited amount of time to devote
to writing music. When you add in the stress of having to deal with the
business side of a band, it can quickly turn into a second "job",
and when you can't have the satisfying stuff of being in a band (meeting
fans, playing shows, making records) it's completely understandable that
Kasson would need to step away from Freezepop and just focus on Symbion
There is some good news: The three of us have gotten
through the last ten years with our sanity (more or less) and our good
friendships intact. This is the most important thing. Everyone is still
on great terms, and from our perspective at least, the door is always
open should Kasson want to contribute anything in the future (remixes,
guest appearances, whatever).
As for the future, well, we're very very excited
about the album we've been working on, and we'll have a lot of exciting
announcements about that soon. We're not really looking to totally reinvent
the band, but there are obviously going to be some changes. Freezepop
is very lucky in the sense that we can lose a major piece of our band
and still have enough strengths to make an exciting new album that we're
proud of. We will keep making music as long as we feel like we're making
music that is still vital, and we hope you'll enjoy it too.
Kasson, of course, has our absolute best wishes going
forward at Harmonix, in Symbion Project, and whatever else he decides
to become part of. We're very proud of him in what he has already accomplished.
We'll have more news really soon. Hang in there with
us this year, there is a lot of good stuff (and an excellent record)
on the way...
Sean and Liz
Hello friends & freezepop fans around the world,
Almost exactly 10 years ago I cold-called Liz out of the blue to see if she might want to start a fun blippy synthpop band with me.
At that time, the idea of Freezepop and the music we would make were kind of a silly lark that I thought would be fun to make but probably wouldn’t really amount to much. Little did I know how untrue that would become in reality and that 10 years(!!) later the band would still be going strong and our successes continuing. Over the past 10 years we have played shows all over the world, met tons of amazing people, gotten into some wacky hijinks, oh yeah, and made some music along the way. I hope you have enjoyed listening to it, dancing to it live, and playing it in videogames as much as I have enjoyed making it. It’s with these incredibly fond memories rattling around in my brain that it pains me to bring you the news that I’m leaving Freezepop. But don’t fret as this is totally not the end of Freezepop as Liz and Sean will continue to make amazing music and play fantastic shows for all you guys. They've already been working on a bunch of really exciting new songs that i think are gonna knock your soxxx offf. I'm even hoping to get my mittts on some of these hottt tracks for some remix action!
The details leading to my decision to leave aren’t terribly interesting or dramatic as it's been something that I’ve been thinking about for a year now. My responsibilities at Harmonix making games continue to increase which takes away from my time and energy to compose and go out on the road to play shows. My plan is devote the time I do have creating music for my side endeavor Symbion Project for which I’m releasing a 4th album in just a few months. I hope that you find my music interesting enough to follow me on whatever music adventures I decide to pursue. Your best bet for keeping in touch would be through the symbion facebook page and myspace page and I’ll still be getting freezepop email at firstname.lastname@example.org so please stay in touch!
For those of you who want to catch me one last time at a Freezepop show rocking the keytar/qy70, my last 2 shows will be our 10th anniversary show in Boston on July 25th and at PAX2009 on Sept. 5th in Seattle, although you never know when i might drop in for some danceparty action. In the spirit of brevity, let me just say what an honor it has been to make music for all of you over the past decade. To know that I’ve impacted your lives in even the most minute ways brings me immense satisfaction and delectation. Freezepop Forever yo!
::the duke of pannekoeken
my mom will be walking in the Boston Breast Cancer 3-Day walk, and we are doing a couple of things to raise money to sponsor her! for the month of june, 10% of our online sales will be donated. we also have some shirts on sale, so now would be a great time to place an order in our webstore. also, we are having a charity auction on ebay, for a one-of-a-kind freezepop poster! it's a huge poster from our secret show last week, and all of the proceeds will be donated, so go place your bid! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200348134803#ht_500wt_1038
heads-up: we finally have Less Talk More Rokk shirts back in stock!
a few weeks back when we were in chicago, we did an interview at the legendary
JBTV studios. check it out!
this is pretty exciting: we have a featured session on indaba music,
an online music community, where you can remix “frontload”! it’s been a while since we’ve had a remix contest, so it was definitely time to do something like that again, and we’re
psyched to have the indaba folks helping out. check it out and have
if you've seen some of our recent tours, you may have had the good fortune
of also catching our opening band, boy in static (aka alex chen and kenji
ross (who bear a striking resemblance to, but totally are not, creme
brulee the french ghost and michael diamonds)). anyway, they have a CD
coming out soon, and i did backing vocals on a few songs, including "young
san francisco," which you can download here: http://www.boyinstatic.com/
or here: http://www.myspace.com/boyinstatic
it's a lovely little pop tune that you might enjoy. go have a listen!
our form activity motion EP has finally come out on CD! now available
in our store...
We're going to be featured on NPR this weekend! The Duke and I did an interview
this morning, and we'll be on All Things Considered Weekend Edition tomorrow,
check the NPR website for your
local broadcast schedule or just listen online!
Happy new year everyone! And we're starting out the year with a treat, a new/old
song for you, our cover of "Only You" by Yazoo. It's part of Buffetlibre's "Rewind" project,
you can listen and download it here!
We worked on it with Danny Gold, our pal/Polystar guy.
(Not to be confused with the cover of "Only
You" that I did a few years ago with Gordon Merrick, which can be
Oh, and you should do yourself a favor and check out the original if
you've never heard that one.)
"Frontload" is going to be played on the season finale of "The
Hills" tomorrow! We're pretty excited to finally make it onto MTV. If
you wanna check it out, tune into MTV at 10 p.m. tomorrow night.
We are psyched to introduce a great new feature: Freezepop
Premium Updates! Every day, we'll be posting fun stuff like behind-the-scenes
videos, songs, photos, random musings, stuff from the archives, and who knows
what all else. It's all exclusive content, and it's only $2.99 a month! It's
a great way to help support what we're doing and it'll be marvelously entertaining/enlightening/etc.
Check it out...
HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINE! Make sure you place your orders by noon on Monday,
Dec 15 to insure delivery before Christmas. (For orders placed after that,
we'll still try to ship them in time, of course!)
11/3/08 tour diary posted,
as well as pix from our CMJ show, and i even added some photos to our
previous tour diary too!
we're back from tour, at least for a few days until we're headed back down
to NYC. just enough time to catch our breath. anyway, it was awesome, i'm
really glad we were able to hit a lot of cities we've never been to before,
and of course, visit some old favorites. tour diary soon!
an announcement from Sean:
"Hey gang, I'm proud to announce my collaboration with Adobe on their new
Photoshop Express site.
Our friends at The Barbarian Group (see "Less Talk More Rokk" video
and Fancy Ultra Fresh interactive content) put this team together
and we are really pleased with the results. I had a great time working with
Adobe's team and Douglas McDermott, my good friend and the copy writer on this
project for TBG.
Adobe came to us wanting different songs in different genres to use with the
slideshows etc on the Photoshop Express site and we really had a good time
dreaming up different bands and genres to poke a little fun at.
A nationwide campaign including posters with different lyrics from the songs
has just been launched and you might see them around your town if you're eagle-eyed
While stylistically very different from our work in Freezepop, we thought you
guys might enjoy these fun tracks."
Check 'em out at the Photoshop
Express Songs site.
we finally have logo hoodies and
t-shirts back in stock! we also have a very, very few PAX
shirts for sale, in case you didn't feel like waiting in line after our
show. or just want to pretend that you were there.
and we've made a special guest appearance in this
week's MyMedia Comics, go have
we are back from our west coast tour, and wow, it was nuts. especially PAX.
even huger than last year! anyway, you know the drill, tour diary up "soon"...
from the freezepop vaults: we recently came across some copies of two releases
that we thought were sold out: the limited edition version fancy
and bike thief vinyls!
if you missed out on these the first time around, now's your time to grab
them! we have very limited quantities of both...
if you're like me, you enjoy looking at pictures of cute doggies. so, i decided
to start a collection of pictures of critters wearing our doggie
shirts, the freezepup
gallery. enjoy! and please do send in your contributions!
just in time for summer, new t-shirts! and not just any old t-shirts, bloody
keytar t-shirts. also, we have finally restocked many sizes in the LTMR and parlez-vous
designs. go check out our store to
have a look!
an announcement from the duke, as well as a clarification of some messageboard
"Freezepop is very excited to announce our involvement with the new Guitar
Hero : On Tour videogame for the Nintendo DS. Our song “I am not your
GameBoy” which originally appeared on our album Fancy Ultra*Fresh seemed
a perfect fit for the DS platform so we amp’d it up a bit to play well
in the game! Freezepop has now released songs in 8 different games, from a variety
of Harmonix titles to other games like DDR, FFR, and Downhill Domination. We
are of course truly the most excited to be involved with Harmonix and the amazing
music games that they create (we’re sure you can understand the bias ;-)
) but we are also interested in reaching new fans from around the world and want
to be open to many different opportunities as they arise. In terms of “selling
out” to GH or any other game, we were kindly paid, but have made no more
money on GH:OT than we did for Amplitude which was published by Sony way back
in 2003. FWIW, we didn’t get paid at all for our tracks in GH1, GH2, and
RB1. For us, we just love being involved with videogames. Involving all of you
fans and gamers with our music and letting you interact with our songs in the
new and innovative ways that these games provide is extremely gratifying for
us. See you at PAX!"
i know we really haven't had much in the way of "news" lately, but
rest assured, we're not just sitting around on our butts! we're busy getting
ready for some touring this fall, we shot a video last weekend, maybe even
getting ready to write some new songs! and yesterday was our ninth birthday.
anyway: stuff. it's happening. we'll have more real updates soon. to tide you
over, i've updated our press page
with some new interviews you can go check out, should you need to kill some
time at your temp job or something. heh heh.
from the duke:
i'm selling my nord lead 1 synth and donating the proceeds to the american
cancer society. i've had this synth now for 8 years and it's been through
some amazing times with me. i've used this synth on tons of recordings from
splashdown to freezepop to symbion project. i'm leaving all my presets in
it for you to use and you'll probably recognize many from splashdown recordings.
it's not red like most nord synths since i covered most of it (top and sides)
with silver sticker paper, and i spraypainted the knobs silver. you can see
which knobs got the most wear from the silver wearing off. it has a memory
expansion card in it as well so there's plenty of room for presets. the synth
is pretty worn on the outside, but works just fine, all the knobs, keys,
and leds work and it'll treat you nicely. as a bonus, i'm including an unopened
copy of splashdown's 5 song ep "redshift" , an autographed copy
of the most recent symbion project album, and a signed limited edition copy
of the latest freezepop cd fx3p. bonus! so i hope this synth rokks your world
as much as it has mine over the years and it's for a good cause so bid high
great news, we won all three categories we were nominated for in the WFNX/Boston
Phoenix Best Music Poll! (Best Act, Best Album, Best Live Act). great big
thanks to all of you who voted for us!
i posted the midwestern tour diary.
the big midwest tour, not the short upper-midwest tour. that'll be coming along
some news, by way of the duke: "we're proud to announce that you can now
download our song "super-sprøde" to play in Rock Band for
the 360/ps3! it was only available on an OXM cover disc for awhile, but now
you can get our song individually or as part of the Harmonix pack of songs
for the game. disregard the name screwup as this is the same song you got to
play in the ps2 game Amplitude back in the day, but we've updated the parts
to give it a fresshhh sheen of goodness for Rock Band. so have fun with it
and good luck on that bass part on expert!"
Our latest album, Future Future Future Perfect, is going to be released
in Europe next week! It's another Ryko/Cordless release, and distributed via
ADA Global. How it's different from the US release: we swapped out "do
you like my Wang" for "get drunk with milk" and added two tracks: "i
think best in wire" and "smoke machine (storslagen mix)". we'll
have it available on our website as soon as we get some copies in!
also: crazy weekend of shows in madison, minneapolis,
and duluth. our second mosh pit ever! what is up with that...
i posted a huge amount of new photos,
as well as the florida tour diary!
(midwest and texas tour diaries coming "soon" i promise...)
we are back from texas, and wow, it was insanity. and also immensely pleasant
summertimey goodness. oh i needed that. anyway, now i have an exciting announcement
to share with you: we've received several nominations this year's boston
phoenix/wfnx best music poll! we're nominated in the boston category for
- best local act
- best live act
- and best album.
oh boy, we have a new brainpower video! the awesome mega
64 kids directed it when we were on our west coast tour last year, and
it is finally ready to unleash upon the world! go have
a look, and also check out the hi-larious behind-the-scenes
happy leap year day everyone! just to give you all a heads-up, we have a ton
of t-shirt and hoodie sizes back in stock! go have a look
in the store! i also just posted a link in the store to get "freezepop" lipstick
from camp cosmetics. it is the hottest hot-pink (and i'm an authority on
all things hot pink).
our song "swimming pool" is going to be featured on showtime's "the
L word", episode 509, airing the week of march 2!
we had an unexpectedly awesome tour. thank you all so very much. especially
those of you who drove thru snowstorms to come see us. we loved it. except
for the snowstorms. a huge shout-out to boy
in static, who worked double-duty and are insanely genius and also lovely
boys to travel with, and to jason, our tour manager/driver/merch guy/just
about everything else. let's do it again sometime.
new shirt design alert!! oh, exciting times! it's "brainpower" and
it glows in the dark! we have shirts and hoodies in a very wide variety of
sizes/styles. go have a look!
(also, we have new cherry lip balm to save your lips from wintery badness.)
this month's issue of OXM
magazine features a covermount disc with three exclusive songs to play
in Rock Band, including an updated version of "super-sprøde"!
florida: thank you thank you for such a wonderful welcome! all three shows
were amazing. we were really happy, hope you all had a good time too...
a very happy new year to you all! and something neat-o to start the year off,
we are gametap's featured artist
of the month! more content will be posted over the next couple of weeks,
so check back later too...
two cool bits of iTunes news:
1) they just released their charts for all of 2007, and "Less Talk More
Rokk" was the #4 dance/electronic song! big big thanks to all of you who
helped make it happen!!
2) we got to do an artist playlist feature! we picked a bunch of songs that
we love and think you probably would too. some of the choices are electropoppy...
some aren't. go check it out at: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewMix?id=269874735
i finally posted our west coast tour diary, as well as some photos from our
new york show. looky here...
just a heads-up, we are rapidly approaching the shipping deadline if you want
to get your orders before christmas! make sure your orders are placed by
noon EST on friday, 12/14, and that should get stuff there in time.
also: florida!! see you soon :-)
11/21/07 rock band! it's
out now! you can play our song "brainpower"! yay!
also, we have an announcement regarding our live
setup. i will hand it over to the duke:
"hello freezepop friends and neighbors!
i don't often get a chance to address you all personally,
but i am often excited to meet you all at shows when we're on tour.
which is why this note that i am writing to you is
somewhat difficult. as many of you know, i spend my life outside of making
freezepop music working on videogames. i have spent the last 7 years
working at this amazing company, Harmonix, making games like FreQuency,
Amplitude, Anti:Grav, Guitar Hero 1&2, and now Phase and RockBand.
Harmonix has been incredibly supportive of Freezepop
over the years, and many of you found out about us through the great
games that they make. I started there just a simple composer writing
electronic songs for FreQuency, but had the chance to take on
more responsibility as the Audio Director there for many years, and in
the past year as a producer getting to run a small team making the iPod
game Phase, which just got released a few weeks back. However,
all these amazing opportunities at Harmonix have made it quite difficult
over the past year to get time off to go out and play shows for you guys.
you may have noticed i was not able to attend PAX or the other shows
that weekend as i was back at hmx putting the finishing touches on a
game. as the upcoming year for me is going to be even more exciting and
arduous at hmx, it's going to keep me from heading out on the road with
Liz and Sean, as they are just as excited to get out and play shows and
support our latest album. fret not though, i'll be playing shows here
and there, and of course this will give me more opportunities to stay
holed up in my studio making blippy beats for all of you! in the meantime
we'd like you to officially meet Crème
Brulée and Seth Damascus-Kennedy, who will be taking over
my duties at the various shows that i can't be at. liz and sean will
of course be ready to put on the super fun shows that you all help make
them be, so do come out and get your dance on. and do look for freezepop
to be involved in many amazing videogames to come...
so, to recap:
don't freak out if we play a show and the duke isn't there, he is still very
much in the band and very involved in the songwriting end of things. but,
as he starts on a humongous new project that will prevent him from leaving
town for extended periods of time, sean and i didn't want to have that prevent
us from playing shows for y'all. so we have recruited some very capable members
of the freezepop extended family to help us out on the occasions when the
duke can't join us (or to create some extra chaos even when the duke can
join us). and while seth damascus-kennedy and crème brulée
are our main go-to guys, i've added a new
section to our website so you can get to know all of the various recurring
live characters a bit better...
oh hey! i forgot to mention something pretty exciting that happened while we
were on tour: the release of phase,
a spiffy new ipod game that features "pop music is not a crime," as
well as songs by our awesome pals kodomo, inter:sect, bang camaro, dealership,
and universal hall pass.
we are back from tour! we had some adventures, some misadventures, and the qy-70
had a near-death experience! many thanks to everyone who came to see us! tour
diary coming soon...
and also: the limited editions are finally in!! this
is exciting news!
we have new pins! they are cute! go have
a look! and a heads-up: orders received after sunday, oct. 28, will not
be shipped until we return from our tour in mid-november.
we finally got with the program and made ourselves a facebook
group. if you're one of those crazy facebook kids, go join up!
big updates! i posted a bunch of new photos along
with the seattle/portland tour diary! and i put up a bunch of new album
reviews, if you care about that kind of thing too...
the good news: we've added a bunch of tour dates!
the bad news: the manufacturing of our limited edition cd has been delayed
yet again!! booo. hang in there...
wow, that show last night was amazing. sooo much fun! and it's so awesome when
you really like all of the bands that you're playing with. thanks to everyone
who came out. and see you again soon.
oh hey: our album is out! that's kinda cool.
we have a fun new flash flash revolution game in our goodies section!
oh my god, so many things! we are working into the wee hours getting ready
for our album release. it's hard to keep track of everything, so here is
a handy list:
1) obviously, we have a new website! stuff has been
shuffled around a bit, and some new content has been added too, so have
a look around! i'll be adding stuff on a pretty regular basis over the
coming weeks, so do stop back in. and let
me know if you come across anything that doesn't work quite right...
2) we gave our myspace page a bit of a makeover as
well. and you're definitely going to want to head over to the myspace
music homepage for our exclusive album premiere!! from september
21-24, you can get a sneak preview and listen to our album in its entirety
before it hits stores! yes!!
4) all you local folks are heading to our show next
i think that's it for now. did i mention we have
an album coming out next week?
some album news! future future future perfect is available
for pre-order from newbury comics, and the first 300 orders will receive
an autographed CD booklet! (for you non-new englanders, newbury is this awesome
local chain, they're very supportive of local music, and we love them.) bear
in mind that this is a pre-order, and CDs will not ship until the album's official
release date, september 25.
also, very soon we will have pre-order information
for the limited edition release of FFFP, featuring 2 bonus tracks and
autographed/numbered fancy packaging. very soon.
PAX. oh my god. it was nuts. um. wow. and in case you missed it, we made a pretty
exciting announcement at our show: we are going to have a song featured in Rock
Band! here's the scoop from the duke:
Continuing our proud tradition of being included
in all the amazing games that Harmonix makes (FreQuency, Amplitude, GH1&2,
etc.) , we are very excited to announce that our song "Brainpower" is
going to be playable in the game RockBand. RockBand will be released
in November and be available for xbox360 and ps3 so get your guitars
and drums and mics ready! If you thought Guitar Hero was fun, wait until
you play this game. I can personally assure you of its awesomeness.
If you can't wait until then, you'll be able to hear Brainpower on our soon
to be released album Future Future Future Perfect, which will be out
on Sept. 25th.
also: we finally got more t-shirts in,
so we have many sizes restocked...
this is pretty exciting, camp
cosmetics, a chicago-based cosmetics company, has created a custom lipstick
named after us! it actually worked out really well since i'd been searching
for my perfect hot pink for quite some time, so michael developed this amazing
color for me, and oh my, it is lovely. anyway, check it out here!
we have less talk more rokk shirts! we have doggie shirts! yay! go
our less talk more rokk remix ep is now available on iTunes! there are
some really amazing ones on there, so check it out. it features some
of our favorite past remixers, as well as some awesome brand new folks.
this is an iTunes exclusive for this week, next week it'll move to
napster, rhapsody, etc... but there is one track that is staying exclusive
to iTunes. go have a listen and hopefully you'll find one you like
for your next dance party. more exciting LTMR stuff happening soon,
we have bit of an update about our upcoming album release... the label
we have been working with, cordless recordings, has recently partnered
ryko is a
label we have a ton of respect for, they've put out amazing releases over
the years and are home to some of our favorite artists. it seems like this
transition is gonna mean good things for us, and things have been going smoothly
so far. the one piece of news y'all may not be so psyched about is that the
release date has been pushed back a teeny bit to september 25, so you're going
to have to wait two more weeks to get your hands on the new album. hang in
over in the meantime, we have posted a brand new song, "ninja of love," on
our myspace page, so go
have a listen!
the first announcement of the day is the return of the fashion impression
function ep!! it is new and improved since the last time around: remastered,
a lovely digipack, and containing two extra tracks, "starlight (karacter
re•vision mix)" and "freezepop forever (kodomo remix)." you
can order it individually or as part of the ultrabargain pack.
our other big news is that we finally have a booking
agent! this is a big relief to me, since i was doing all of it before
(and i didn't really like it, and was not really good at it either).
we will be doing a lot more touring this fall once our new album comes
out. if you would like to book us, you can contact our guy, jeff booher
(this is for serious inquiries, but if you have more of a general "hey
you guys should play in my town sometime!" kinda thing, you should
make a request at our eventful
of the "week" have returned! let's make them more than semi-annual,
shall we? send
us more! there must be something really stupid that you need to know, right?
well hello everyone.
we haven’t posted any
news in quite some time. this is not because of a lack of stuff going
on. pretty much the opposite,
and now, we present:
a whole lot of news.
1) most importantly, the new
album! it is called “future
future future perfect” and is due out officially in mid-september.
we will be releasing a special limited edition version with yet-to-be-determined
fancy packaging and
bonus tracks, which will come out a little sooner than that. yes, ‘less
talk more rokk’ will be on this album, as well as some other songs
been playing live. we are very excited about it.
2) after the album comes
out, there will be some touring. we are not exactly sure where yet, but
instead of emailing us being all like “come to my town!” you
should go to this
nifty site and click on the “demand me!” button. that’ll
give us a better idea of where we need to hit this time around.
show that we do know about: the penny
arcade expo in seattle this august! this is a huge gaming event,
gonna be a great time. it’s
all-ages too! we’ll be scheduling more area shows while we’re
out that way, so stay tuned for more details…
4) a contest! go to
sign up for a freezepop banner. post that banner on your website, myspace,
LJ, etc, and each
clicks on it, you get a point. there are some pretty amazing prizes for
the folks who
rack up the most points. and you’ll be spreading the word about
freezepop, so it’s like a contest where EVERYONE wins. warm fuzzies!
another contest! we are almost at 50,000 myspace friends, so we figured
we needed to give our 50,000th friend something special, namely a bunch
of cds and
a shirt and a lovely certificate made by me (liz e.) which will probably
include a drawing of a funny animal or food product or something. so
go to our myspace
page and add us! tell your friends
to add us! (if you are already our myspace friend, you can de-friend
us, it’s not exactly cheating since you are pretty cool for already
being our friend.)
6) speaking of milestones,
it’s our eighth
7) also, coming soon: a bunch
of “less talk
more rokk” remixes on
itunes!! just in time for your summer dance party.
um… i think that
pretty much covers everything for now. until next time, stay cool and
liz e. (and the duke and sean)
new SF tour diary just posted! also, if anyone has any cool pictures
of us from the pittsburgh or autobahn shows, send them to us!
finally! the online release "The Rokk Suite" is here! featuring "Less
Talk More Rokk" (from Guitar Hero 2), and "Get Ready 2 Rokk" (from
the original Guitar Hero). you can find them at fine places like iTunes,
rhapsody, napster, urge, just to name a few...
you can now order the duke's latest symbion project cd, wound up by god
or the devil, from our buy page! just scroll on down to the "side
projects" section. that ought to hold you over until our cd comes
A lot of really exciting events have been happening with Freezepop over the last
few months, and it’s finally time to fill you all in! We're quite pleased
to announce that we are partnering with Cordless Recordings for the release
of our third full-length album. We're very excited to be working with them,
and they've shown us the same love that you've shown us over the last 7 years.
The full album will be coming along later this spring, but in the meantime,
Suite (that’s “Less Talk More Rokk” from Guitar Hero 2 and “Get
Ready 2 Rokk” from GH1) will be available online on Feb. 27th. Believe
So what does this label stuff mean to you? Not a
lot will change from your perspective. We are still going to be involved
in all aspects of this band, and will continue to maintain our website,
myspace, LJ community, etc. Staying connected to you guys is really important
to us and the folks at Cordless want to keep it that way. The big change
for you guys is that it’ll be easier to find our CDs in stores,
and our new releases will appear on iTunes and other online outlets a
lot faster than they would if we had to go through our own channels.
And what does this label stuff mean to us? Well,
we’re very proud of the Archenemy label that we’ve been releasing
our albums under. Freezepop likes being DIY, and admittedly the idea
of giving up control made us pretty nervous. But things have grown to
a point where it’s been getting increasingly difficult to juggle
all the day-to-day details with getting new music out to you guys. When
Cordless approached us, we were impressed by their ideas about artist
development, and it was reassuring that they didn’t want us to
give up our independence. To us, the decision to go with Cordless came
down to the fact that they can help us get our music heard by more people.
Working with them will mean a lot of great things for Freezepop, and
we’re looking forward to a great collaboration.
by now you know that i take a really long time to get around to posting the
tour diaries. here is the latest installment, our weekend
in montreal. it is definitely one of the most exciting tour diaries yet.
no, i am not kidding. turns out, pop music is a crime...
you know what we haven't done in a long time? our picks
of the "week"! it's seriously been a couple of years. hey! any
random questions you need us to weigh in on? send
now if you bought that cd, you might remember the spiffy bonus multimedia
content on there. and we just finally got around to putting it on the
interweb. so go have fun with it.
also, lots of little site updates here and there.
goodies, advice, lyrics, faq.
here's a handy reminder for all you holiday shoppers: if you are buying freezepop
goodies for your loved ones, and need stuff delivered by xmas, you have until
dec. 17 (or dec. 10 for international) to place your order.
crazy times in montreal. it was pretty awesome. hey, if anyone has any good
photos, can you send them to me? i
am working on the tour diary now...
big news here at freezepop headquarters! we have a new song in Guitar Hero
II, which we've had to keep secret until the game's release today. it's
been a pretty hard secret to keep (especially since the internet is really
bad at keeping secrets) but the wait is over and there's even bigger news:
the song "less talk more rokk" is on a new EP along with the Guitar
Hero version of "get ready 2 rokk!" check out the details above!
and even more music! the new gordon merrick/liz enthusiasm
EP, manchester on my mind, has been posted at gordonmerrick.com!
it'll make you feel like 1991 all over again.
we sold out of the hard copies a while back, but we are happy to announce that maxi
ultra•fresh is now available on iTunes! PLUS, this version contains
the bonus track "here comes a special boy!" oh, the awesomeness.
AND, we have a new t-shirt design! go to our store
and check it out! awesome,
finally a new show! and sean and i make our official dj team debut next week!
(he mostly dj's, i mostly dance.) and then we'll be heading back up to montreal
in november. it's been a full 5 years since we've played there, and we're
playing with the minibosses this time around!
new advice and
i should point out that miss lunarkitty's column is now available on myspace too!
and one more thing, i am in the middle of moving
chaos right now, so sorry to all you folks who have placed orders recently.
things are taking a bit longer than usual. i hope to be a bit more "organized" by
i finally posted the turkey tour
diary! sorry that took so long.
the duke has made 5 exclusive sample packs for the amazing drum machine software
pspKick, featuring drum, bass, and synth sounds from the songs "chessking," "i
am not your gameboy," "parlez-vous freezepop?," " stakeout," and "super-sprøde"!!
for those who don't know, pspKick is a homebrew drum machine program for
the sony psp. the duke has been using it for about a year now and has made
some pretty blippy loops with it! look forward to hearing some of those loops
on the upcoming freezepop cd. to download the packs and learn more about
pspKick, go to: http://pspupdates.qj.net/PSPKick-Official-Soundpack-Collection-Vol-3-Freezepop-Attacks-/pg/49/aid/60138 and
the official pspKick site is here: www.pspkick.com
Asterisk 2 Wakeboarding DVD, created by Liquid Force Films, features "Stakeout
(Donnerschlag Remix)" a hott jamm from our Hi-5 My Remix cd,
remixed by "nice" pete maguire of inter:sect! catch the preview here: http://www.asterisk2.com/
first: happy birthday to sean t. drinkwater!
second: i made some major updates to our music page.
it's now a fairly comprehensive list of all the stuff we've released
over the years.
fourth: we have now passed 25,000 friends on myspace!
another tour diary! who's the
new photos! yeah, i finally
got around to posting pix from our february show, as well as the midwestern
tour diary. i hope you haven't been waiting on the edge of your seat for it
or anything. more to come, you know, "soon."
thanks to everyone who bid on those items, and congratulations to the winners!
and if anyone still wants to donate to the AIDS Walk, you can still do
we had a super-whirlwind trip to turkey that made us feel like rokkstars. wow.
and hey, here's something cool for you: free ringtones!
go to startmobile's
page and for a limited time, you can get "parlez-vous freezepop" and "boys
on film" ringtones super-duper-free. they also have some other great
tunes on there (i just downloaded ming & ping and peachcake) so go
have some fun. (and remember, you can still get some other freezepop
ringtones as well as wallpapers from jivjiv too!
those are not free, but they are so cheap as to be "almost" free.)
back from the UK and it rokked. sigh, i wish we could make it out that way
more often. tour diary "soon" (even though you're still waiting
for the last tour diary. soon!)
also, we have a new shipment of lip
balm in. this time around it's yummy pink grapefruit.
it took us awhile and lot of deliberations, but we've finally pored over all
the remixes and have found a winner... or to be more exact, winners! we just
couldn't decide which of the 2 finalists should win so we thought it proper
to have both of them share the winning spot.
in no particular order...
izzy maxwell, who has remixed us in the past and was a standout in the last
remix contest, is winner #1. here's his pandora's
johan billing, of the band diskodiktators (who we got a chance to play a concert
with in sweden a while back), is winner #2. check out his diskodiktators
both turned in very unique remixes that took the song into a whole new realm.
both ditched all of the original tracks we put up and only used the vocals/vocoders.
they re-harmonized a lot of the chords and changed up the arrangement of the
song pretty significantly, especially with the sounds and instruments they
used. their remixes really were fresh and inventive and we were surprised to
hear the song taken in such new ways.
overall, the quality of the all the submitted remixes was amazing, and much
better than in past remix contests.
we have also set up a myspace
page just for the remix contests we've had over the years. the 2 winners
will have their remixes up there for people to check out. we will then try
and cycle through the remixes that we thought deserved honorable mentions as
well. (we will not be friending or answering any emails at that page, so visit
our main myspace
page for that.)
and, we are out of maxi ultra•fresh, although
it will still be available thru iTunes, napster, etc.
i know i know, i'm way behind in putting up photos. i'll really do that soon.
in the meantime, entertain yourselves with some new advice.
we had an amazing time this past weekend. big thanks to everyone who came to
our shows, extra special thanks to everyone who danced. you people are awesome.
photos/tour diary soon, i promise...
we had a really fun show this weekend, thanks to everyone who came out, and
sorry to all those who couldn't get in. the lesson here is: get your tickets
also, fair warning: we are down to the last box of hi-five
my remix cds. it's looking highly unlikely that we're going to
repress those anytime in the near future. it'll still be available
digitally on iTunes/Napster/etc, but if you have your heart set on
a hard copy, act now!
FINALLY, we are having another remix contest. this time, it's for "boys
on film"... win some yet-to-be-determined "cool stuff!" impress
your friends! wanna have a go at it? check out the rules/details here.
many thanks to everyone who voted for us in the kooba radio band of the year
contest! we won! yayy!
happy new year! and some good news, "stakeout" has won best song
in the dance/electronica category in the 2005 independent
and we have reached our 10,000th myspace friend!
congratulations to alia from orlando...
very many new photos,
dating back to halloween-time. sorry that took so long.
the duke has a brand new remix of the joy electric
song "quite quieter than spiders (charlotte's remix)" which
can be found on the new joy electric ep "montgolfier and the romantic
balloons." for more on that, visit: www.joyelectric.com.
we are in the running for band of the year over at
kooba radio, a uk online station. go vote
some new live footage from our tennis show at tt's
this past summer: yay!
we are now at 9000+ myspace friends, so we decided
to have a nifty little contest: the "be our 10,000th myspace friend
contest!" go to our myspace
page and friend us, and if you're the lucky winner, you'll get: a
copy of fancy ultra•fresh, a copy of the import release
of freezepop forever, and a guitar hero shirt. all autographed!
pretty awesome, no? (and if you already happen to be one of our 9000+
myspace friends, then get a friend to add us and make them give you the
speaking of buying things, i highly recommend that
if you want to get your friends and loved ones some freezepop goodies
for the holidays, you should order stuff before the 13th to ensure pre-xmas
there's a new gordon merrick/liz enthusiasm song for you to enjoy! it's our
cover of "the only one i know" from our forthcoming "manchester
on my mind" ep. go
11/16/05 for all your fancy-ness needs, we have a new t-shirt
design, as well as expanded size/color options for the old designs. go
have a look!
11/08/05 oh my god, texas was so much fun! thanks to everyone
who came to our shows. the tour
diary is posted...
10/12/05 if you happen to be watching adult swim, be on the lookout
for a commercial for the X-treme platform jumping school, featuring sean
(as a james bond-y guy) and me (as the "street candy" girl).
or just check it out online.
i'm still not entirely sure what it's all about...
10/06/05 first of all, happy birthday to the duke!
and now, we have some important video game related
1) a brand new remix of "stakeout" will be included in Konami's Dance
Dance Revolution Ultramix3 for the Xbox, coming out later this fall. the duke
created this special Ultra:Mix just for DDR, and he composed all the music
that is used in the metagame (the game shell outside of gameplay like all the
different options screens)! for more info: http://www.konami.com/gs/gameinfo.php?id=148
2) we also have a song in the PS2 game "Guitar
Hero" which will also be out later this fall! this is a Harmonix
developed game, and published by Red Octane, where you strap on a guitar
and rokk out to tons of guitar oriented songs. how does freezepop fit
into this, you ask? well when you take our song "Get Ready 2 Rokk" and
get our good friend Izzy Maxwell to shred some hottt guitar lixxx over
it, then you have something that at least rokks partially. or more then
ever ... or not at all... you make the call. info here: http://www.guitarherogame.com/
9/20/05 lots of news bits today: first the big news, we are oh-so-happy
to announce the release of two very exciting cds! first off is karacter's
self-titled debut, which is sean's old-school synth masterpiece. and
another long-awaited sean-related project, finished by polystar.
more info on these can be found on the buy
we also have the official freezepop lip balm back
in stock, this batch is orange and soooo excellent! go to our merch
page and scroll down past the clothing.
and there's a brand new liz interview up at bigstereo.
9/16/05 big news! we finally have official ringtones available,
as well as spiffy cellphone wallpapers! go to: http://jivjiv.com/freezepop to
check it out.
8/7/05 photos from
our tt's show have been posted.
also, new merchandise alert! we now have hoodies!
i know it is summer and you don't want to think about that kind of thing.
but soon, you will. also, we have started carrying size youth large in
several different t-shirt styles. and also also, a lot of the girly hott-style
shirts are back in stock. so go have a peek at our merch
7/29/05 thanks to everyone who came to our show last night, we
had tons of fun! it maybe wasn't the "tightest" show we've
ever played, but oh well, it was a good time. anybody get any good photos? email
them to me!
and now for the new-and-exciting portion of this
update: we have new vinyl! a limited edition hot 12" called "dancy
ultra•fresh." buy it
for your next dance party!
6/8/05 it's the freezepop birthday today, and what better way
to celebrate than by releasing a new ep? voila, maxi ultra•fresh
is finally here. only $5, or you can get it for free with a $40 purchase.
another thing you might buy with that $40 is the elefant release of freezepop
forever, we once again have limited copies of this import in stock.
also: for the next two weeks, 10% of all sales will
be donated to sponsor my mom, Hella Enthusiasm, who will be participating
in the boston breast
cancer 3-day walk.
5/24/05 "outer space" is featured on a new compilation:
gentle electric, which was just released on larry tee's label, mogul
electro. good lineup too, we're on there with the future bible heroes,
bunnyhug, the somnambulants, and more, go
have a look.
4/30/05 cool stuff, i've posted some live
video footage from our show in san francisco last month. thanks to
bryan for the videos. go have a look!
i suppose i should talk about what we are "up" to,
since it's been a while since we've put anything out. we are working
on writing/recording new stuff for a full-length cd. in the meantime,
we'll be putting out an EP of sorts in the next few months, featuring
a new song ("smoke machine," which we debuted live at our boston
show) as well as some great remixes and live stuff. a little further
along down the pike, a new 12" vinyl for your dance party funtimes.
anyway, more details on those releases as soon as we figure it out...
4/23/05 happy happy birthday to two very important people in
the freezepop-family: the captain boothnavy swallow (have you read his tour
diary yet?) and our chic photographer/bad influence, miss violet
4/20/05 thanks to everyone who came to our show this weekend,
and sorry to everyone who couldn't get in! we'll be scheduling something
in a bigger venue soon. pictures online sometime...
4/11/05 the duke recently completed 2 remixes for the up-and-coming
electropop band Junobot! you can hear his remix of the song "smile" on
the just released album "the nature of technology" on R9 Records.
For more info on this album, visit www.r9records.com.
If you pick up his cd, you'll also be able to download the Duke's "extended
radiant sun" remix as well... enjoy!!!
ha ha, this is
awesome. maybe we should ask them for corporate sponsorship or something...
3/25/05 ok, major major updates here...
1) i finally posted the european
tour diary! better late than never, i always say...
2) there is now a 2005 page in the pix section,
which includes new photos from our latest nyc show.
3) i've overhauled the buy section a bit. now
you can buy our side project CDs directly from our site! symbion project (aka
the duke) is all that's up there now, but there will be more in the future...
4) a new page in the fun section called "the
making of..." which is about... the making of!
3/20/05 it's been a while since i've updated. sorry. we had
an awesome time at autobahn and in pittsburgh and SF. more photos, etc,
to come soon, but to tide you over, here are a few videos from our SF
show, courtesy of robotkid: get
ready to rokk super
sprøde, featuring an exciting amplitude performance
the other big news is that we're finally in the iTunes
store! better late than never. yayy!
2/3/05 big site updates!
1) we have some exciting new t-shirts for
2) some new photos from our
3) our gear page is now
58% more geeky.
4) a video for super sprøde!
1/17/05 thanks to everyone who came to see us in new york this
weekend! really fun show, pictures soon...
1/4/05 new in the goodies section:
a set of really hot new desktops. amazing photos from our stockholm show,
taken by conny fornbäck. go check it out.
1/3/05 happy new year everyone! we got a nice shout-out on
wfnx's new england product best-of-2004 list. my new year's resolution
is to catch up on all the orders that i've fallen behind on. and finish
the european tour diary too.
12/23/04 we're back from our european expedition! thanks to everyone
who came to our shows, it was an adventure. anybody take any good pictures? send
happy holidays to all of you out there, and here's
a lovely little present for you: the gordon merrick/liz enthusiasm best
friends forever ep is now available
for download! feel the love. there is so very much packed in there.
11/30/04 so i found out that the globe mistakenly ran a photo
of us promoting our non-existent boston show last friday. ooops. turns
out the freeze
pops were playing instead. hope none of you went out trying to see
us. and if you did, i hope you at least had a good time. anyway, a word
of caution to you local folks: all our show announcements are posted
here. if you see listings elsewhere that seem a little weird (say for
example, we're playing at a "pub" or something) double-check
11/19/04 i finished up the tour
diary, go have a read when you have some time to kill. many thanks
to all the folks who contributed photos. let
me know if you have some cool pictures of your own...
10/16/04 so you may remember that we have a kitty named after
us. and now... may i present: freezepop the dog!
now that is some serious cuteness right there. thanks anthony and janice!
10/14/04 some new songs posted: the duke's remixes of "unicorn" by
apoptygma berzerk! go listen!
9/20/04 we have some amazingly exciting new merchandise: freezepop
lip balm!! go have a look (scroll
down past the t-shirts). it was lovingly handmade by the bag
lunch company. now we're almost as cool as gordon
9/16/04 ok, remember how i said i was going to be better about
posting photos? well, i meant it. here are some new
9/15/04 the duke's daft & dotty remix of "parlez vous
freezepop?" has just been released on vol. 22 of the "little
darla has a treat for you" cd series. it's an exclusive track, go here for
more information or to order it.
9/12/04 i know it's been a long time coming, but i finally put
a few new photos up, from our great scott's
show. i promise i will try to do things in a more timely manner from
now on. and if you have some cool photos from our middle east show, feel
free to send them along...
sorry it's been a while. i've been busy trying to book our tours, we still
could use some help if you've got help to give... other than that, i've posted
some nice new reviews. we're also
featured in the current issue of northeast performer, so pick up a copy if
you're in the area or you can read
8/12/04 we're featured in the calendar section of boston globe
today, with a nice big photo, so go pick up a copy or check
it out online. can i just tell you how cold that water was? (it was
so very, very cold)
8/2/04 we are pleased to announce the winner of our remix contest:
krister petersson, from sweden! for more details, and to listen to his
remix, check out our contests page. there's
also more info about a few runners-up as well...
the much-awaited bike thief vinyls are back! this time they're clear. sean
and i did a lot of silkscreening of the covers today. mmm paint fumes...
more good CMJ news, we're up to #45 in the top 200, and #38 for the core!
yay, we've jumped up to #67 on CMJ!
so much news... the most obvious is the fancy new website. it was time for
a spring cleaning.
today is the official in-store date for fancy ultra•fresh.
and, good news, we're #98 on the CMJ top 200, so thanks for requesting
us! keep it up...
there's a new t-shirt design available in our store.
and last but not least, we're going to be having
a new remix contest very soon. if you'd like to vote on which song we're
going to use, there's a poll on our yahoo
fancy ultra•fresh is now at college radio, and we made 9th most added
on CMJ this week! all you college radio listeners out there, call up your local
station and request us!
4/28/04 ok, so a really really
long time ago, the duke did a couple of remixes for apoptygma berzerk,
for their song "unicorn." i sang on it too. and lo and behold,
it's finally seeing the light of day. this is from the side-line
website (where you can also purchase it):
"As announced exclusively by Side-Line a few weeks back, the "Unicorn" EP
and "Harmonizer Tour" DVD is a fact. To be released through WEA, Side-Line
now has this gem on order. With a brand new album due for release later in 2004,
the band first releases a double package combining the "Harmonizer Tour" DVD
with the long awaited "Unicorn" EP, the long awaited third single to
be lifted from "Harmonizer". This double disc set contains the 11 track "Unicorn" audio
CD which comes packed with totally new versions of the title track, a new Cure
cover version ("A Strange Day"), live material ("Non Stop Violence" -
Live in Tel Aviv) and a brand new exclusive APB track ("114 BPM").
Remixes on the EP have been delivered by Fairlight Children, T.O.Y., Freezepop,
Hocico, Alon Cohen and No Comment. The added "The Making Of Harmonizer" DVD
has a running time of over 1 hour 30 minutes and gives unprecedented access and
insight into the 'behind-the-scenes' world of Apop with documentary footage,
video clips and much more including a 'Ronan Harris and The Cameras' feature.
A must for every dedicated APB fan!"
many thanks to everyone who came to our record release party, and apologies
to all of you who couldn't get in. it was a fantastic night, the other bands
were amazing, and i had the best time. let's do it again! i'll have photos
ok. i cannot believe
this actually happened. i am completely amazed. it's definitely a
career milestone when someone gets a tattoo of you. tony (of the
duke's 9 dots tattoo fame) gave HIMSELF this tattoo. i am awestruck.
congrats to jim wolgemuth for winning the freezepop karaoke contest!
hey! we're in the march issue ofwired magazine, on page 74. it's
pretty nifty, although i do need to clarify a few things:
- we are mac people. and feisty about it.
- that whole thing about being on iTunes and Napster has been held up a bit,
as soon as we have any info about that, it'll be posted here...
- the illustrator took some major creative license in depicting me wearing
a GUITAR. what is up with that?!
the big news here is that we've finally sent fancy ultra•fresh out
to the manufacturer. it is going to be so hott. you have no idea.
we've been getting some airplay on wfnx, on their local and electronic shows.
so if you're in the boston area, give them a call and request us!
last winter we appeared on the top shelf variety show, and that episode is
now available online, for all you folks out there who don't happen to get
newton cable access tv, and have the patience/bandwidth to download a 79
mb file. check it out at the top
shelf website (it's the winter special, episode 14).
a new comp that we're on: dj keoki's kill the dj on cleopatra records.
it features our cover of depeche mode's "photographic", as well as
tracks from old- and new-school favorites like gary numan, ladytron, dead or
alive, felix da housecat, and the ramones. check
it, yo. *disclaimer: we just got a copy of the cd, and as it turns out,
the sound quality on this is really not the best. we will be offering
this song at some point in the near future, so stay tuned.
the new pressing of freezepop forever has
come in from the manufacturers, so i'll be catching up on all your orders
i've posted part one of the tour
diary. (mr. andy shea, i hope this provides you with a few minutes of entertainment
during your otherwise dreary work day.) european portion of the diary will
oh yeah, how could i forget?! one more piece of news for y'all: while in amsterdam
last week, after enjoying a fine plate of pannekoeken with powdered sugar,
the duke once again changed his name. he is now the duke of pannekoeken.
we're back from europe, where we had an amazing couple of shows! i'm working
on the tour diary, it'll be posted before too long.
while on the road, we sold out of freezepop forever, but
fear not, we're manufacturing some more, and we decided that while we
were at it, we may as well put out a new and improved version. SO...
it has been remastered, with slightly different versions of "science
genius girl" and "tender lies," and it now includes a
marvelous video for "tenisu no boifurendo" which has been years
in the making. you can go order it
whenever you want, but it'll be a few more weeks before we get it back
from the manufacturers though.
a lot of news! we're back from the US portion of our tour, and it kicked a
great deal of ass! we met a ton of great folks, many of whom we've been corresponding
with for a while. much fun was had, much rokking was accomplished. i doubt
i'll get around to posting the tour diary before we leave for england, but
i promise it won't be too much longer after that...
in other news, we're in yet another videogame! konami's karaoke
revolution was just released last week for playstation 2, so here's
your chance to sing along with an updated version of "science
genius girl." time magazine just named karaoke revolution the
best videogame of 2003! we're going to have a contest with it soon,
so stay tuned...
still more: "science genius girl" is also
featured on NPR's all
songs considered, so go check it out and rate it!
and then some: our brand new theme song "parlez-vous
freezepop" has just been released on the electroclash
2 compilation from larry tee! and we're very excited about playing
the outsider electronic festival.
our song "plastic stars" is featured in a new snowboarding video, steezin'
for no reason. it is highly entertaining to watch such reckless behavior
set to our tender love ballad.
wow, what a show last night. it was excellent to finally play with our friends
zea. the night was full of noisy guitarry wonderfulness. until we took the
stage, that is. the other sean has recovered nicely from his bout with SARS,
and we played an old-skool set of freezepop forever (almost in its
correct order), as well as some other oldies but goodies.
okay! the cds are in. the preorders are being sent out. i'm on it.
big thanks to everyone who came to our show the other
night, it was crazy-style screamy dancey fun. i've posted some photos.
there's new fan art,
we finally have more details about hi-5 my remix, our much-anticipated
ep... it will feature the new track "super-sprøde" (from the
PS2 game amplitude) as well as remixes by:
- stephan groth from apoptygma berzerk/fairlight children (tracey gold)
- chris ewen from future bible heroes (super-sprøde)
- soviet (super-sprøde)
- the captain boothnavy swallow of lifestyle fame (bike thief)
- livesexact (super-sprøde)
- bunnyhug (super-sprøde)
- bass kittens (lazy)
and other remixers you know and love from FIF: commodore vic (super-sprøde),
kodomo (super-sprøde), and inter:sect (aka nice pete) (stakeout), as
well as the duke's own remix of "freezepop forever." we're hoping
to have them back by the end of september. we'll let you know as soon as we
have an official release date.
another comp we're on has just been released. manifesto 2 from intellectos
features chris child's remix of "stakeout" (he did the marvelous "tenisu
no boifurendo" remix on FIF) as well as tracks by avenue d, broken spindles
(joel from the faint), mogul, winterbrief, hanin elias/alec empire, the kitchen
(amanda from bis), books on tape, ex-rental, and many more! and you get another
intellectos mail order item free when you buy
it from them!
we now have music in yet another video game! check out the schnellspanner remix
of "bike thief" in downhill
domination for playstation 2. it's released tomorrow.
mr. resetti is going to be posting all of the super-sprøde remix contest
entries on his freq remix
Jason Wimple, aka PukeSTr (FreQ and Amplitude screen name), has won the Freezepop/Amplitude "Super-Sprode" Remix
Contest with his Ugly
Mafiosi Mix! His remix had all the elements we were looking for, like inventive
drum programming that had lots of nice change-ups and interesting use of the
built-in fx like stutter, delay, and chorus. Congrats to him on an excellent
remix! All the remixes were really great and each had its own unique qualities.
Some were super-fast, others took out the vocals completely, and some were
all out aural assaults (good for huge point scores!) You can check out some
of his other music here as well: www.mp3.com/pukestr
robert and lauren have raised fan art to a whole new level. say hello to our
cohaagen music has released "living on video," a DVD compilation
of 20 underground synthpop videos, including our very own "stakeout, " as
well as a bunch of other great stuff. check
we got a nice mention in edge, a uk videogame magazine: "The music's
just the base metal, there for you to mould into something else. And some of
it you'll love, some of it you'll loathe, and by your second week in Amplitude's
world you'll know it all off by heart. Edge can't stop singing Freezepop. Plus
it seems that i only have been bringing bad news to our otherwise festive news
page. but it seems that after 3 fruitful and productive years on this planet,
abby, QY70 #2 of 4, passed away quietly on wednesday april 24th. she started
off the day in such a good mood, she had just played a fantastic show at
the lizard lounge, and was still giddy from getting to play the jem theme.
but then her condition changed suddenly, and she couldn't support herself
less and less, seemed to feel dull. then she stopped breathing in the arms
of her owner and completed her three years four months and more several days
life filled with various adventure. since opening this website, abby had
gotten incredible lots of support from all over the world, not only in the
US, more than 25 countries. surely she seems to be the best fortunate qy70
in the world. thank you very much for your warmth. in freezepop's music,
she can live forever. wishing she can also live in hearts of you all, please.
- the duke
ninthwave records' electricity 2 compilation is out today. it features
a remix of "tracey gold" done by empire state human, and also the
duke's remix of soviet's "marbleized." for the full track listing,
and to order it, go
i don't often write things that appear on our news page, but i just learned
of some very sad news. mark reynolds, the lead singer of the synthpop band,
red flag, passed away on april 7th. red flag was one of the early synthpop
bands that i listened to and can remember the day i got naive art at a strawberries
in ohio. i very nearly wore that tape out listening to it over and over. their
music has proven to be an influence on my song-writing and inspiration in my
life. if you haven't listened to the early red flag music, i highly suggest
you check them out. mark will certainly live on through their music.
and in other news, there's a new interview with the
duke and i on earlash.com.
and while you're there, check out a live ladytron review the duke wrote.
howdy all. we've got some good news and some bad news for you. let's start
with the bad... it's looking like our full-length cd's release date is slowly
creeping back again, for a variety of reasons. it's looking more like late
summer/early fall at this point. "but i can't wait that long!!" you're
saying. well, this is where the good news comes in. we've decided to release
a remix cd in the meantime. it will feature some very exciting remixers (more
details on this forthcoming, but trust me on this one) as well as our new
song "super-sprøde" which all you amplitude players out
there undoubtedly have etched into your brains. stay tuned, and i'll let
you know anything else as soon as we get it figured out...
we've got some screenshots from amplitude for
you to have a look at. the game should be in stores on march 26. and we're
going to have another game remix contest starting on may 1, so stay tuned...
yet another comp we're appearing on: electricity 2 on ninthwave records.
it features a remix of "tracey gold" done by empire state human,
and also the freezepop remix of soviet's "marbleized." it's out on
april 29, and you can pre-order it here.
ooo, we got a mention in the chicago tribune:
Just as Hollywood is finally seeing financial possibilities in doing business
with video game companies (witness the incredible collaboration between Warner
Bros. and Shiny Entertainment on the upcoming "Enter the Matrix" games),
music labels are starting to understand the benefits of forging similar relationships.
The soundtracks to the first two "Tony Hawk" games (before the series
started licensing more mainstream artists) brought awareness of several smaller
bands to a throng of gamers. Freezepop, a retro-techno act, was under the radar
when one of its tracks appeared in "Frequency." The game exposure
gave the group exposure and sales, and it has submitted a track for "Amplitude," which
is sure to create even more fans of its kitschy Kraftwerk-inspired sound.
we're on another really cool new comp, this is electroclash from cleopatra
records. it's a spiffy 3-disc set that features not only new stuff (ladytron,
bis, joy electric) but also some of our old-skool favorites like soft cell,
gary numan, information society, and visage! anyway, we contributed an exclusive
track, the schnellspanner remix of "bike thief" (which is slightly
different from the version that appears on the 12", it being somewhat
shorter and featuring my vocals as opposed to just evil-sounding vocoder.) check
it out, yo.
the big news is that the "bike thief" vinyls are finally in. it features
the kryptonite and schnellspanner remixes. and it's on lovely clear blue vinyl.
it's a super-limited edition pressing of 200, and you can also order it with
a custom-made even-more-limited edition sleeve.
and by the way, gordon merrick has posted another
duet we did together, our cover of the dreamiest song ever, space
age love song.
while in buffalo a few weeks back, i recorded a few duets with the beloved
gordon merrick. go have a listen to our version of neverending
story. it'll give you warm fuzzies.
group is up to 299 members! will you be #300? go sign up!
and many thanks to everyone who came out to the benefit
on saturday. we had soooo much fun (especially in the kissing booth),
and we raised enough money to replace violet's camera!
go have a look at some photos,
and we even have some video up there as well!
in other news, i am hard at work on another video,
this one for our new song "stakeout," so hopefully you'll be
seeing that in a few weeks...
we're on a new comp from moonshine records called electro nouveau! it
features "plastic stars" as well as an exclusive track, the kryptonite
remix of our new song "bike thief" done by the duke and intersect
(who did the "manipulate" remix on fashion impression function).
the comp has a pretty stellar lineup: ladytron, chicks on speed, bis, gusgus,
felix da housecat, adult, and so much more! would you like more info? of
course you would.
10/18/02 this is
really really funny. i didn't know we had a hit single.
some news in the freezepop-related video game realm: the new sony
playstation network adapter! you can play frequency online, share
your freezepop remixes, and chat. you can catch the duke online if you're lucky,
and we'll also be scheduling something soon when several of us will be online,
so we'll keep you posted.
sorry it's been so terribly long since the last update. we've been busy working
on our new album. so far so good. i guess we're about half done.
i do have a new exciting feature for you though:
the pepper pages.
i won't even try to explain it. you'll just have to see for yourself.
and hey, anybody need a freelance designer/illustrator/pop
star? email me...
a couple of photos from the show
last nite. sorry to all of you who waited in the pouring rain. that was kinda
and if you live in the boston area, you should pick
up the latest issue of the noise. pretty hot centerfold...
we are back from california and it was marvelous! first of all, exciting announcement,
we won Best US Band in the American Synthpop Awards! thanks so much to everyone
who voted for us! our shows went great... really fun audiences. and it was
cool getting to meet so many people from our yahoo
and then as an extra added bonus, I MET RICHARD SIMMONS
at the airport yesterday!!! not much could have made me happier than
tour diary and photos coming soon...
i've finally posted our european
tour diary! hopefully, there will be some more photos up there shortly,
but this is a good beginning...
well, we're back! we had the most incredible time. we met so many great new
people, and also got to see lots of old friends. soon i'll be posting a tour
diary/photo section so you can see for yourself.
one major development that happened while on the
road: the duke has undergone a transformation. he is no longer the duke
of candied apples, but rather (drumroll, please) the duke of belgian
waffles. long live internationnal breakfast foods.
we also have a limited number of the elefant version
of freezepop forever available for sale. please consult our buy page
there's a new remix to check out on our music page,
it's empire state human's take on Tracey Gold...
some new photos from last night's
excruciatingly evil debut performance of flavur-ice...
we just put up some new mp3s on our music
page. also, there's a bit of new music news, we've contributed a track,
a single mix of "tender lies" to evolution - the new breed of
electronic pop, a comp soon to be released by cohaagen
music. it also includes "marathon" by karacter (the old-old-school
electronic thingy by the original sean t. drinkwater), as well as many other
tracks by electro-pals of ours, like the mourning after, soviet, gary flanagan,
many thanks to everyone who came out to our show saturday! it was a marvelous
time, and lifestyle played perhaps their best set yet. there are a bunch
of new photos and some on lifestyleland as
okay! drum roll please... the winners of our frequency remix contest are:
grand prize winner: Dan Moskowitz with his Moskow Remix
the runner up is 1-4-4 (AKA George) with his Bioethics106 Remix
for more info and to hear the tracks, head on over to our music
congratulations to the duke and his arsenal of trusty qy-70s, #1 in The
Noise's 2001 reader's poll in the "other instruments" category!
there's a freezepop article in the new issue of electronic musician magazine!
"plastic stars" came in at #27 on wzbc's
top 90.3 songs of 2001 countdown!
there's a freezepop interview up on freq.com...
we had a really great show in new york this weekend. we were very pleasantly
surprised by the turnout! big thanks to hugo and rui for setting everything
up. i've posted some photos...
other big news: we've booked our official EP release
show! it's in the front room at the Paradise (the former M-80 for all
you euros out there) on saturday, february 9. also, we have new t-shirt
sizes available, not to mention fancy new undies! now
happy new year everyone! we had quite a fun show the other night. it's great
when people are in the mood to dance...
so hey: nominations are now being accepted for the
2002 American Synthpop Awards, which will be presented at Synthcon in
L.A. this May. You can go cast your vote at: http://www.synthcon.com/awards.html
there's a nifty little freezepop feature in the new issue of vice... pick up
a copy, or check it out online!
as if your head weren't already spinning with all the new freezepop music,
there is a new comp available from souvenir records called "popaganda:
the speed of sound." it features an exclusive freezepop track, "the
seven-boom medley" (in which we venture into the realm of gloriously
cheesy covers). there is also a lifestyle song, "it doesn't mean that
i don't love you if i forget to call you back." it's a true story. want more
well, a very exciting day in the world of freezepop yesterday! first off was
the delivery of our new EPs! yeah! you can order them and we'll send them
out asap so you don't need to wait for our official release date. i also
heard from elefant that
they just got in their freezepop CDs (a fancy-schmancy digipack release of
freezepop forever w/bonus track and videos) as well.
from the duke: "hey everybody! just wanted to say a few things. first
off, shout-outs to WPI in house last night at our show, and to all who came
and checked us out after finding out about us through Frequency. thanx for
coming up and saying hi! it was quite a "unique" show and i'm always
amazed how at each and every show i can find new and interesting ways to mangle "Get
Ready 2 Rokk"! so far, the rumble semi finals and last night's show are
in a tie. i cut myself pretty badly smashing my guitar at the rumble, but at
least i didn't have to borrow a cutting utensil to repair a cable in the middle
of the song [mucho thanx to guy who with good fortune was standing right in
front of me and had a swiss army on hand] (george saves the day!). also- i
think the night was most adequately summed up by someone after the show who
came up to me and really found the right words... "feels good to be on
the way up, doesn't it?" ah, sometimes the right words can bring it all
and on a totally different tangent [i guess i am in an overly thankful mood
this morning], i want to give props to my homeslice eric sprague, who 3 years
ago set his qy70 down in front of me and said "you have to check this
out." there might not have ever been a freezepop if he hadn't started
those wheels in motion. and if you ever want to learn how to fly, he's your
man [learning how to land is a requirement with him though]."
greetings humanoids and robots. the duke here, and this is my first time getting
to update our news section, and i'm very excited because we have several
doozies of noteworthy news items to let you in on. first off, an EP update!!
ok, its title is "Fashion Impression Function" and it's only a
few weeks away from being in our hot little hands. we'll be getting up information
on pre-ordering it very soon, along with some mp3s. until then, don't fret
because there are ways of exploring your secret freezepop fantasies, mmmm,
sweet moist fantasies.
we have a song in a new Sony Playstation2 video game
called "Frequency" which is out at this very moment. It's an
interactive music game where the object is to create a band's song from
scratch. The song we have in the game is special version of "science
genius girl" and it's pretty fantastic to get to assemble all those
synths and vocoder and vocal parts. which segueways nicely into our next
item on the agenda: REMIX CONTEST!!
so in the game you can remix our song to make your
very own version. we think you should send us your masterpieces, and
a panel of creative juggernauts will evaluate your remix and once a winner
is chosen, we'll feature it on our site and send you some splendid booty,
like an Intel mp3 player with our new EP loaded onto it for 1st place,
and a choice of shirt or mousepad for second place. the 2 winners will
also get a copy of our new EP as well. the deadline for getting your
remix into us [cd or mp3 is our format of choice] is swedie's birthday.
oh yeah- that's january 29th for those not in the know.
speaking of splendid booty, it's my pleasure to announce
the arrival of twins!! heidi [serial # 001450] and swedie [serial # 001568]
are the newest qy70's to bring joy to our freezepop family. i was really
was pacing quite furiously in the waiting room of the post office, but
then i found out that 2 new bundles of bliss had successfully made their
way in via stork. megan [serial # 012666] is the oldest and is looking
forward to having new playmates to pick on and dress up, but i'm a tad
worried about abby [serial # 021089] who is feeling a bit un-loved with
all the commotion surrounding the twins.
well, we're back from our mini-tour, and it was quite fun! all sorts of wacky
hijinks... those lifestyle boys are a bad influence. many thanks to our gracious
hosts: nick in buffalo, dj lazarus in toronto, and john and david in montreal.
we have a bunch of new photos for
you to have a look at, and you can also find some more on lifestyle's
site as well. (sorry for the overly artsy quality of some of them, after
a year and a half, i'm still figuring out my camera.)
big news: the lineup for synthcon 2002 has been announced,
and we're playing! i'm also excited because the mourning after, whom
you may know from the know your enemy comp we put out, are playing
too. anyway, it's next memorial day weekend, it's in l.a. and maybe you
should go. more info can be found on the official
we have some new merchandise! first off, there's a new t-shirt design. but
that's not all: we are now pleased to offer.... mousepads! it has come to
my attention that our target market seems to be... well... quite fond of
their computers. certainly i count myself among those types. okay, basically,
we're all geeks, so let's just admit it and move on. anyway, if you'd like
to see these lovely new products, they're on our merchandise
there's a new interview for you to check out on womanrock.com.
it's just me, not the boys, even though i'm not really the most vocal member
of the band (well, except for the singing part) but anyway, i guess it being womanrock
and we're working hard on finishing up our EP! been
doing some recording and photo-sessioning. soon. very soon...
a technically "interesting" but nevertheless fun show on saturday.
and then some grilled cheese sandwiches. we have some photos for
you to enjoy. (just of the show, not of the samiches, sorry.)
and speaking of photos for you to enjoy, if you are
in the boston area, i highly recommend checking out the new gap billboard
above the gap in kenmore square, featuring simon le bon and nick rhodes.
ohhh, it is a thing of beauty.
we had quite a fun time this weekend at our show in new hampshire, with lifestyle,
the texas governor, and the imported danish hams, si senor. the stage was
really big so we set up everyone's instruments, and took turns playing, and
all joined together at the end, for an archenemy-style hootenanny. yee-ha!
go have a look...
there's a new release from the freezepop extended family: lifestyle's new EP, "frontier." finally!
it features 6 magnifcent ultra-pop tunes. i highly recommend it (yes, i may
be biased, but it seems that if you already like freezepop, then lifestyle
is a pretty safe bet). you can check out the full details at lifestyleland.com,
or order it from archenemy.com.
remember when i mentioned over the summer that i had modeled for a vintage
clothing site? well, she's set up an ebay store, so if you're a fashion fan,
or just want to check out some local rock stars wearing fancy clothes, you
can finally check it out at www.vintagesweetheart.com.
whew, it's tough being on tour. even when you're not even playing any shows
yourself... anyway, it was a fun weekend of lifestyle goings-on, first with
bis in new haven, and then some illegal dancing with our new danish friends
si senor in new york. speaking of which, if you're seeing lifestyle on wednesday,
or us on saturday, you should get there in time to see si senor. because
they're swell, and they're here all the way from denmark.
there's a fun new freezepop article/interview on
the synthpopalooza website! miss lunarkitty has also received a new advice question.
in other freezepop news, we finally ended our 4-show
cancellation streak and actually played a show this weekend! imagine
that. and here's an exciting piece of freezepop trivia for you: completely
independently of one another, the other sean and the duke both dyed their
hair the same color at the same time on saturday night! great minds think
alike. you don't need any more proof than that.
mumbleboy has made a lovely freezepop I.F.Q.O.! what is an I.F.Q.O., you ask? go
yet another new song for you! the live version of get
ready 2 rokk taken from our show on WMFO...
we have a song bundled on Intel's new mp3 player, and are featured on their website as
we put a new mp3 up here for your listening pleasure... another live track
from the WMBR radio show, T
so this weekend, miss lunarkitty and michael (a.k.a. the green tongue) had
a party. we played some songs. then the cops shut us down. which i guess
is a milestone in any band's career. gee, we haven't had too much luck with
our shows lately. on a more personal note, this occasion also marked the
first time that i got to perform with swedie. you can go see some photos.
a new reason for you to join our e-group, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Freezepop:
there's another super-secret ninja track for members to check out! this time
it's the live Science Genius Girl remix from our WMBR performance.
in other news, our show last night kicked so much
ass! well, no. actually, the power went out during the band before us.
oh well. we still had some freezepops to share, so all was not lost.
sorry if you tried to come see us.
exciting news in the world of freezepop! we finally have a new
video for you to watch! it's for tender lies. it's a bit silly.
for any of you who were wondering why the duke sold his qy-100, he goes into
great detail on the subject in the latest addition to our gear
we had quite a fun show in new york this weekend. it was cool to finally meet
some people we've been e-mailing. so there are a bunch of new
photos, and you should also look at the photos from lifestyle's
and now for some big merchandising news: we've expanded
beyond the basic white t-shirt! you now can get black shirts, or girly
tees in white, black, or orange, and we even have some long-sleeve shirts.
the variety will certainly make your head spin. see
we've been added to the bill at the add n to (x) show at tt's on july 12!
i posted a few new photos. they're
mostly pretty goofy. i'm modeling for an upcoming vintage clothing website,
along with many other local rock girls and boys, so it should be a pretty
fun site. i'll link to it as soon as it's launched, because if you like
vintage clothing even half as much as i do, you're definitely going to
want to check it out.
a new and exciting website for you to check out: www.lifestyleland.com!
a little background: lifestyle is the original sean t. drinkwater's band. i
thought he and his music were so fantastic that i cloned him when we needed
another band member (thus, the other sean t. drinkwater). anyway, lifestyle
finally have their own website... it's still a work-in-progress, but more fun
and exciting stuff is constantly being added.
hey! we won best new band at the American Synthpop Awards! many thanks to everyone
who voted for us...
5/25/01 I just put up a bunch more pix from the rumble. They are amazing.
If you want to witness our descent into mayhem and madness, go
have a look.
And: here's a chance to own a piece of freezepop
Duke is selling his QY-100! It just wasn't really getting along with
the QY-70, and they were keeping him awake all night with their bickering.
Some more new photos from the rumble. There
will be more soon, I promise. It was a pretty crazy show. Who knew bubble machines
could be so dangerous?
Other news... 1) We did some recording last night.
2) The duke is heading over to Synthcon in L.A. this weekend. 3) The
QY-100 is not everything the Duke had hoped it would be. 4) We're repressing
umm... we won the first round of the rumble last night. we're still a bit bewildered
about it. anyway, we're playing the semifinals on friday, may 18 at the middle
wow. cibo matto was one crazy show! there were a LOT of people there. if you're
one of those people, welcome! nice to see you again. if you're one of the
people who tried to get in but could not because it was sold out, sorry.
but we do have a special treat: our pal rick filmed the show and you can
out "get ready 2 rokk" on the archenemy site!
4/26/01 Some fancy new additions: our fan
art page has now branched out into the audio world, featuring a hilarious "Freezepop
Forever" tribute by the Burgess Tree-Oh (Annie, Molly and Mom) and
a decidedly un-hilarious rendition of "Summerboy" by Gordon
well, we had quite a lovely show at keene state yesterday... it was our first
outdoor show, and it was such an absolutely perfect day for it! gorgeous
and warm and sunny (about time too... i was ready to gouge out my eyes when
i woke up to it SNOWING less than a week ago). it was fun. there were even
campus security guards and a dachsund in the audience.
hey! we have been nominated for some American Synthpop Awards! for best artist,
album, song, and new artist. that's pretty exciting. so please go vote! here's
how: you have until may 4. there's a complete list of nominations at http://www.lexiconmagazine.com/awards.html and
you're supposed to copy and paste it into an e-mail... there is an e-mail
link on that page, but if for some reason the link doesn't work for you,
the address you're supposed to use is: email@example.com
there's an interview with us posted at turnuptherock.com.
it's quite nice. you should go read it. also, if you're in the boston area,
there's an article about us in the noise, so you pick up a copy of that too.
we've been booked to open for cibo matto at the somerville theatre! exciting!
i love cibo matto! yay!
we are very pleased to announce the upcoming european release of our album!
elefant, a fantastic madrid-based pop label will be licensing our album,
plus a few bonus tracks, and also including the "freezepop
forever" video. they're also going to be doing a limited edition
vinyl, how cool is that? we'll keep you posted as to when the official release
date will be. meanwhile, do have a look at their website at www.elefant.com.
it is very lovely, and you can check out some of their other great bands.
oh, i also posted a few new photos, more from our
record release show. and hey, have you ever wondered about dr pepper
and its generic store brand equivalents? i
we took a little band field trip this weekend to go see duran duran in connecticut!
wow. i thought they were fantastic of course... i thought simon looked as
dreamy as ever... i really liked nick's red velvet suit (maybe he's been
reading miss lunarkitty's advice column?)... my major complaint was that
the crowd was pretty lame. (stand up! scream! this is duran duran!) oh, and
that they didn't play "late bar" (not that the crowd deserved it,
but it still would have made my day)... anyway, yeah. duran duran.
in our own musical news, we've been invited to play
the rumble. yeah, we think it's weird too. to the best of our knowledge,
we're the first rumble band without a drummer or guitarist. (if we're
wrong about this, please do let
us know, we'd be interested to find out). some people have expressed
great concern about us playing the rumble (for all you non-bostonians
out there, there is a long-standing curse of rumble winners going on
to.... absolutely nothing (sound of lonely wind and a sad coyote howling
in the distance)) we've seen it happen. to our friends, even. well, i
guess we'd be more worried about it if we thought we had any chance whatsoever
of winning. i mean come on! we don't have a drummer or a guitarist! we
just think it'll be sorta fun. or funny. or something.
we have two versions of the "freezepop forever" video up now, so
you can choose between streaming and preloading depending on your connection
speed. go check it out!
we have even more new photos and new advice for you to check out. very very
soon, we'll have a video for you. (i know we've had stuff in the works for
a while, but really, it'll be done in a few days now).
and we have a favor to ask you... they're now accepting
nominations for the American Synthpop Awards, and we'd love it if you
on over and voice your support!
if you'd like to hear some more music (and i would
guess that you probably would), head on over to the archenemy record
page where you can now have a listen to the debut album by karacter, a
synth-tacular side project of our beloved The Other Sean T. Drinkwater.
it is highly worth your while.
so. wow. we had our record release show on friday, and it kicked a lot of ass!
there were a ton of people there, we had a great time, and it seemed like
the crowd was too. we even have a few photos of
it already, thanks to eric johanson. we'd like to thank everyone who showed
up, and the other bands, splashdown, butterfield 8, and the silverpoint,
who all sounded fantastic. and a very special thanx goes to robotkid for
providing the atari video specacular behind freezepop along with the last
minute logo manipulations! check out robotkid's website for more on the video
and audio that he does @ www.robotkid.com
we also have a bunch of other new fun stuff: some
other photos, new picks of the week, and new fan art. have a look around!
oh, and get a load of this: the weirdest top 10 you're ever going to
see (from radio elo 98.5 in madrid):
1 Original Prankster THE OFFSPRING
2 Tennis Boyfriend FREEZEPOP
3 Thank You for Loving Me BON JOVI
4 The Cartographer ROCKETS BURST FROM STREETLAMPS (our labelmates' kick-ass
5 Cacho a Cacho ESTOPA
6 Amor se paga con amor Jennifer Lopez
7 Y Sin Embargo Joaquin Sabina
8 El Salm=F3n ANDRES CALAMARO
9 Stuck in a Moment U2
10 Trouble COLDPLAY
we're on a chart with bon jovi...
some nice new stuff:
we got a lovely review in lexicon magazine
(a fantastic synth-pop print and web resource)
"tenisu no boifurendo" is currently tied for #2 on the chart at the
japanese website gorancha.com!
we've also been getting some positive feedback from radio stations and press
in europe. apparently "tracey gold" is a french favorite...
there is some new merchandise i'd like to bring to
your attention. we just got some fancy-schmancy posters, and a new t-shirt
design is available, with our logo written in katakana. go
happy new year to all of you! some exciting announcements: our song "T
DJ" was one of the top 90.3 songs of the year on WZBC! and we are now
featured on a japanese website, gorancha.com,
as one of their "pick-up" artists. unless you can read japanese,
you won't really be able to figure out what's going on and how it works, but
hey, it's worth a look anyway.
well, our cd has officially been sent off for manufacturing! oh boy oh boy!
we're all waiting on pins and needles. ouch. and we just filmed a video for "tender
lies." i know, i know, we're supposedly "working" on all these "videos," please
be patient with us. we just want to make you happy. and you are going to
be happy. soon enough. really.
So here's some nifty news: we're gonna be on a comp (other than the fantastic
(and very synth-heavy) Know Your Enemy comp, which we're going to
keep you posted on as the official release date draws closer)... anyway,
Ninthwave Records is putting out Electricity, a 14-track electronic
pop sampler, which will include our song "Plastic Stars" (definitely
our dreamiest song). You can find more info on the Lexicon
there have been some changes to the "etc" page. lots of new exciting
We're very close to completing our full-length cd! It should be available in
December. We'll keep you posted as we have more details...
Also, we've posted all our full-length MP3s on our
Listen page. Now's the time to build up your collection!
Wow! we had a quite a show on Saturday... lots of people, lots of fun, lots
of freezepops, lots of dancing (and even some breakdancing)... it was pretty
and then to top off the weekend, a much-anticipated
event: i (liz, that is) finally got to meet the T DJ!!! I had a lucky
feeling as i was about to board the B-line, and there he was! so i introduced
myself, he introduced himself (his name is DJ Nitetrain) and i told him
we had a song about him, and he seemed pretty amazed. ( i guess i'd be
pretty surprised too.) anyway, we're getting him some copies, he says
he's going to be waiting by his mailbox. sure hope he likes it...
We have another show coming up, September 30 at TT's. Presented by Intelligent
Records, with AM Stereo, Almost Speechless, and Andy Stochansky. It's 18+,
$7, and we go on at 11.
Doh! Our upcoming show at the Sky Bar is actually on Sept. 6, NOT Sept. 7.
We're sorry. Please come anyway.
In other news, The Purple EP is now officially
available for purchase.
In other other news, we found out that "Science
Genius Girl" had the honor of being song of the week at Studentradioen
in Bergen, Norway! Yay Norwegians! They know what they're doing. This
is especially touching since Bergen is the hometown of the Other Sean's
Hey! We have a show coming up! It'll be on September 7 at the Sky Bar, with
Chromavoid. Sky Bar is at 518 Somerville Ave. in Somerville, call 623-5223
for more details. Come see us!
Just posted: our new song, "Get Ready 2 Rokk"! Go have a listen.
It'll be on our soon-to-be-released Purple EP.
I just posted some photos from our show at TT's.Our New York show has been
postponed a bit, more details as we get them...
Exciting announcement! We're having a fun contest! Write to us! Send us "pick
of the week" questions, offer to sponsor a tour, or just put yourself
on our mailing list. We want to hear from you, and to prove how much y'all
mean to us, we're having a raffle! One lucky writer-in will win a copy of our
soon-to-be-released Purple EP! Yes, it really is soon-to-be-released.
We're putting the finishing touches on it now. So write to us. We'll draw a
winner at the end of July...
We got some reviews in the April issue of the Noise. Other than that,
we've been busy recording stuff that's going to go on The Purple EP and
a song for Know Your Enemy, the Archenemy Record Company compilation.
So we finally had our first show, at the Castle Von Buhler prom party last
Saturday. It was fun! Everything went well and people ate lots of yummy frozen
treats (unfortunately, freezepops are not available at this time of year,
but we made do with popsicles). And you can't go wrong with a prom, fashion-wise.
Later that night, our pals Lifestyle played a set of originals and prom favorites
until the cops shut the party down. Alas. Anyway, we have some photos, check