New song by The Moon Upstairs featured in Penny-Ante Book #3 Cd Compilation and interview with Ian MacKaye
The Moon Upstairs have contributed a brand new song called "Drag On, Drag On" to the new Penny-Ante Book #3 Cd compilation. Other artists on the compilation include Billy Childish, Robert Pollard, Chris Knox, The Chills, Jad Fair, Growing, Arrington De Dionyso, Bettina Koster, Phil Elverum, Crock (ft. Sam Coomes of Quasi & Spencer Seim of Hella), I'ntl Shades, and many more. Sharif also does a phone interview with Ian MacKaye for this edition.
Penny-Ante Book #2 is still avaiable and features artwork by Aaron Ebensperger and lyrics by Sharif Dumani of the Moon Upstairs.
For more info or to purchase a book go to: Penny-Ante
Sharif recently recorded a collaboration between Silver Apples and Kawabata Makoto of Acid Mothers Temple at his Traveling Palace Studios. Here's a pic of him with either a few too many or that unsettling feeling of smelling to much meat!
The album will be out soon on gifted children records.
For more info: Gifted Children
Our good friend Suki Ewers (Opal, Mazzy Star) contributed vocals on a song of ours called "2001-2009 and Pending" about our last administration and the wreckage we now have to climb out of. We would like to thank Suki for her wonderful vocals and being a part of this song. Check out Suki's music and go buy her album "Kind of Hazy" out on Mind Expansion! For more info: Suki Ewers
Here's a shot of (L to R) Nick Murray (John Webster Johns, Rose for Bohdan, etc.), our own Aaron Ebensperger, Craig Waters (The BellRays, Cody Chesnutt, etc.), and our very own Josh Mancell recording handrums and shakers at the Traveling Palace. Is that sweat coming out of those handrums? Or just tears from how good it sounded!
Josh Mancell collaborates on the new Black Sunday single...aka Memphis Queen Alicja Trout (River City Tanlines, Lost Sounds, Mouserocket, the Clears, Destruction Unit, The Fitts, Nervous Patterns and Contaminated Records). The 7" will feature the songs "Can't Keep My Hands Off You" b/w "Lights" and will be released this summer on Red Lounge/Disordered records. Josh adds guitar, synths, timpani, and vibraphone on "Can't Keep My Hands Off You". For more info: Black Sunday
So we are getting closer to finishing the new album. Apologies for not updating you all with what's been going on in the Moon Upstairs' world. Schooling, jobs, and scheduling have had us working overtime. A lot of the tracking is done. We are very excited to announce that Simeon Coxe (Mr. Silver Apple himself) will be featured on the song Ungrateful Children from the forth coming album. He has contributed his vocals and oscillators to the track. It's mind melting!
We've got more on the way so keep checking in.