Since Matt just posted up lots of recent Noose media, I figured the world wide web might want a general Noose update.
1. Last month we embarked on a ten day tour to the east coast with fellow Chicagoans Razor X Fade. Although my inability to deal with prolonged discomfort turned me into a raging dick, we survived and even had some fun along the way. I'm not going to provide a complete tour summary. I met lots of cool people and saw lots of cool stuff. All of the shows were pretty good, although Montreal, DC, and Louisville were my favorites. We played with lots of excellent bands including some well known folks (LOJ, Mindset, Alert, Face Reality, Vaccine) and some less well known folks. I want to draw your attention to two bands we played with that you may not have had a chance to check out: Progression from Montreal and Hoax from Western Mass.
Progression is a vegan SE band with a 90s sound that reminded me of Ressurection in a weird way. What separates them from most cruddy 90s revival bands is that they can actually PLAY; there's some legitamate talent in that band. I looked to see if they had an online presence but didn't find much. Maybe you can use google better than me and turn up some MP3s. As far as I know they don't have anything out yet, but they do have a guitar player in the Omegas...so there you go...
Hoax is on Deranged. They somehow flew under my radar and they may have flown under yours. They play rough, dirgy hardcore with hard as nails slow parts.Their show in Chicago two weeks ago was fan-fucking-tastic. Get their seven inch: http://www.derangedrecords.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=524
Also, check out Orchard Skateshop in Boston, MA: http://www.orchardshop.com/
We met one of the owners- Broderick Gumpright- at our Boston show. He is not just a ripper, but a vegan straight edge ripper: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1wJsSSbeAY
Support your own!
2. We have two upcoming Midwest shows. May 21st in Chicago (w/Alert, Enough, and Nightburner) and June 18th in Indianapolis (w/Sacred Love, Picked Clean, and Black & Blue). The complete details are available on the internet.
3. We now have a big cartel site. The wolf tee shirts are still available...but not for much longer. We'll have a couple new designs available in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out: http://noosexchicago.bigcartel.com/
4. On July 23rd we will be playing Sound & Fury fest in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA. http://soundandfuryfest.com/
5. Within the next month we will be recording six songs for a new seven inch on React! While there's no concrete time line for its release, I'd expect it by the end of 2011.http://www.itstimetoreact.com/
6. We now have a face-book page, for whatever that's worth. http://www.facebook.com/#!/NOOSExCHICAGO
7. Long boards are the wrong boards.