Sorry for the lack of updates. There was a lot going on in the last months. I’ll try to give you a short review:
Last august, i recorded some drum- and percussion-tracks for my friend Jack Holmes. The record should be released somewhere in May, but you can pre-listen some of the songs already right here: http://jackholmes.bandcamp.com/
Also in May, LaserLife Records gonna release ASTPAI‘s second full-length “Corruption Concealed Under Deceptive Slogans” on 12″ Vinyl! The whle thing comes with a download-code for the actual record + a live recording of the release-show!
Check out the teaser-trailer here: http://youtu.be/7vqUfmg5QNc
Speaking of ASTPAI: Last month we happily joined RVIVR on three of their european-tour-shows (Vienna, Budapest and Graz). Here’s a video of us performing “Hands Kept Clean” at EKH, Vienna: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuXbAc-Bt7w
In February and March i also got together with Georg of Keiner Mag Faustmann, Bernd of The Liberation Service (and also Zock for one show) to form “The Bad Decisions“, the back-up-band for our friend Puddel’s solo-project James Choice. We played a couple of shows all over Austria. Also, i layed down drum-tracks for two new songs, so there’s probably some kind of release happening within the next months. Stay tuned on that!
just a couple of days ago we, Astpai, returned from our 2-week-tour down the states’ east coast to Fest11 in Gainesville, Florida. Once again (but sadly for the last time, since this tour was their last one) we shared both van and stages with our friends in One Win Choice.
These were the dates:
2012/10/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tea House
2012/10/17 – Providence, RI @ AS220
2012/10/19 – Toms River, NJ @ The Shed
2012/10/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Hi-Five BAr
2012/10/21 – Richmond, VA @ The Camel
2012/10/22 – Asheville, NC @ The Get Down
2012/10/23 – Atlanta, GA @ Wonderroot
2012/10/24 – Tampa, FL @ Transitions (Pre-Fest)
2012/10/28 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest 11
Here’s a video of us playing “Honest Or Sentimental” live at The Fest:
This show, the 97th Astpai-show in 2012, was our last one this year. We’ll announce the dates for our upcoming Europe-tour together with Smoke Or Fire in April/ May soon though, so stay tuned!
Additionally, we found time to visit Trevor and Mike of A Wilhelm Scream in their super-awesome home-studio and managed to record 3 short new songs. We’ll keep you informed about when and where those songs are going to be released.
I still hadn’t had time to finish redesigning my website. Nevertheless i’d like to give you a few updates.
For all of you who haven’t seen the Astpai-Documentary yet or haven’t had a listen to our new full-length “Efforts And Means“: all that can be found on www.effortsandmeans.org!
We recently returned from a 10-day-tour with Despite Everything throughout Austria, Czech Republic, Poland and Ukraine. The Guys in Despite Everything put a nice tour-dairy on their blog www.tonightwehitrockbottom.blogspot.gr.
We’ve got some more cool stuff coming up. More about that soon!