15
Jul
12
Jul

happy weekend! i just super glued my hand to another part of my body by accident so i know it must be saturday. here’s s crazy video for you from a 2004 show that someone just sent us…

my review of this show: PLATFORM BOOTS. GET ON MY LEVEL, MOTHERFUCKERS #2004

also this video features my momz, front row, per usual, arms crossed, bein like “don’t fuck with me, CHILDREN.” ♡♡♡♡♡♡ her.

enjoy!

10
Jul
10
Jul

WALNUT?

- Asked by krstf

because i said so.

10
Jul
10
Jul
10
Jul
10
Jul

Any chance of a bay area show b/t 7/24 - 7/27?

- Asked by Anonymous

kinda-ish!
7/27 SANTA ROSA CA @ THE FRONTIER ROOM 
http://desark.org/tour for all tour dates 

08
Jul

SHOWS//RECORDING//EVERYTHING REALLY DOES FUCKING DIE

▶THERE ARE NASTY FLOORS & WEIRD DESPERATE SANDWICHES ON OUR HORIZON▸▹▸
a bunch of new shows added to the shows page! the july tour will be me & taylor holenbeck from the appleseed cast, as well as a buffet of effects pedals that 18yr old me who refused to even buy a tuner would be v ashamed about. we’re still looking to fill a couple of dates, let us know if you can help! 

& then in september we will be doing a full-band east coast tour with joyce manor, who’ve i’ve been told are “my generation’s jawbreaker” by a duke undergrad. the part of that sentence where a duke student is saying good things about a good band is scary, i know, but joyce manor really do rule so it’s ok. we’re also welcoming some new people into des ark for this tour—jesse keys on bass, plus appleseed cast members taylor holenbeck & nathan wilder on guitar & drums.  

NEW RECORD, “EVERYTHING DIES”, POSSIBLY TO BE RELEASED SOMEDAY▸▹▸
i know it’s fucked up to post in january about “a new record” & then spend the next 8 months only tweeting about smashmouth, but if you didn’t expect me to take multiple years to finish something, then you don’t understand the essence of this band.

in january i started recording here in town w/the infamously brilliant & chill as fuck brian paulson, until i was like “OH FUCK I CAN’T DO THIS” bc it was me alone in a room w/myself & some cats and that’s potentially the most self-detrimental artistic situation i can imagine. so late spring i went to austin TX for a week, to see what would happen if i took some bare bone songs into a bedroom studio, armed w/an HD24, a couple SM57s & some crzy talented folks (taylor holenbeck, jessie kees, thor harris, jordan geiger). it ruled, especially the part where we beat the shit out of a flip flop piñata, but it was still only about 70% done. so then i asked the most talented man i know, jonathan fuller, to help me finish. but he lives in richmond & is super dad & I work too much, & we can really only get together like one day ever other month. so that’s taking forever.

EVERYTHING REALLY DOES FUCKING DIE▸▹▸
in the meantime, i got this 3-week long house/pet sitting gig at a studio, aka some friends who built a secret house in the back woods of NC & have a microphone plugged into a computer in their living room. next to a refrigerator. so i decided it was time to be an adult for once & impress everyone by getting my shit together, & i made a brilliant new plan to finish the rest of the record on my own. i truly did believe i was capable of this, until the universe was like “nah, girl” & instructed the dog i was sitting for to have a seizure & die. so then i was stuck for a whole day & one very fucking creepy sad haunted ass night in the middle of the woods without internet or phone, just staring at this dead dog & being like “everything is meaningless”. so…i kind of scrapped that plan. & then my toenail fell off & i cut the shit out of my eye & i’m sure somewhere in there i also set one or two things on fire by accident & had to spend some time covering that up…all these little things just add up, y’know?

god they make coffee shops so freezing these days. i hope to see you all very soon!  thanks for reading! 
aimée
desark@gmail.com if you can help with shows! thank you!

05
Jul
HOW I BOOK SHOWS

HOW I BOOK SHOWS

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7/23 PHOENIX AZ @ YUCCA TAPROOM
7/24 LOS ANGELES CA @ ORIGAMI VINYL *6PM*
7/27 SANTA ROSA CA @ THE FRONTIER ROOM
7/28 SANTA BARBARA CA @ BIKO INFOSHOP
7/29 SAN DIEGO CA @ SODA BAR
7/30 LOS ANGELES CA @ ALL STAR LANES BOWLING ALLEY
7/31 TUCSON AZ @ HOTEL CONGRESS *7 PM*
8/01 ALBUQUERQUE NM @ THE TANNEX
8/02 AMARILLO TX @ THE 806
8/03 AUSTIN TX @ UNICORNICOPIA
9/19 CHAPEL HILL NC @ LOCAL 506
9/20 ATLANTA GA @ MAMMAL GALLERY
9/21 JACKSONVILLE FL @ 1904 MUSIC HALL
9/22 TALLAHASSEE FL @ CLUB DOWNUNDER
9/23 ORLANDO FL @ BACKBOOTH
9/24 TAMPA FL @ EPIC PROBLEM 9/25 SAVANNAH GA @ GRAVEFACE RECORDS
9/26 COLUMBIA SC @ HUNTER GATHERER
9/27 ASHEVILLE NC @ ODDITORIUM

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