Category Archives: Butcher Boy

Another Update?!?

Tour plans are under way for everybody for Summer 2011. Once those get finalized, dates will be posted on the ‘Shows’ page, which I think will be renamed to ‘Tour’ (it’s too hard to keep all the shows updated).

Everybody has been playing lots of shows, working on lots of music. The Waldos have shared the first 5 tracks from what I understand will eventually be an LP (they have more new songs to record, etc etc). Check out what they have so far here. They’ve been receiving some much deserved attention for it, and for their rock-solid live sets. Here’s a video from Brass Cankles (Mike Cunnane from Huak, Rattlesnakes, Sunset Hearts):

Butcher Boy have recorded a new record, to be released at some point soon. In the meantime, check out a live record that came out of no where, recorded at The Oak & the Ax!

Get Butchered…ALIVE! (RD-02, 2011)

Pamola have started playing again, with a whole batch of new material. We’ll shoot to record it for the long-put-off Pamola LP (I think we’ve decided not to do anything with last summer’s recordings). Here is another video from Brass Cankles, this one of Pamola playing a new song during a set at Poland Street two nights ago.

Lastly, Red Medicine have finally released their EP that was recorded last May. A lot of work has gone into this, especially the packaging. You can either download the record for free or buy a physical copy for 5$.

Ancient Cartography (RD-03, 2011)

I think that’s all for now. There was a lot of media in this post.

Turn the Devil Away and whatnot

The album that we recorded for Butcher Boy back in February is ready. It’s been done for a while now, but it wasn’t until recently that everything has been put together, album art scanned, and files uploaded. It’s really good. The Butcher Boy set has already changed and evolved since these jams were documented, but the record remains a really exciting, energetic, and splendid collection of fierce and passionate country punk.

Red Medicine has also recorded a small EP, back in May. It will consist of previously captured songs but with the addition of bass and vocals, and is so far sounding pretty damn nice. Expect a final product within the next two months, or so.

Pamola is planning on recording and documenting everything they have within the next few weeks, and that process will likely continue intermittently for the rest of the summer months. Expect a couple of small releases containing this material in the future.

This weekend, catch most of the Rough Draft family at the Bridgton Community Center in Bridgton, Maine, playing a show on the 12th of June, starting around 6:00 pm. Pamola, Red Medicine, Butcher Boy, and Patter Cubs will be playing.

The following weekend, Pamola will be in Brewer on the 20th, playing at the Worker’s Center, along with The Besides, We Are The Vulture (ex-Joseph Merrick, incredible hardcore), and the great Daniel Striped Tiger on tour. That show is sure to be a good one.

Here be the Butcher Boy recorded, entitled “Turn the Devil Away”. Artwork done by Thor, who is also working on artwork for the upcoming Red Medicine EP. Please take it. And if you want a physical copy, contact us.

Download from Mediafire.

Upcoming Shows and News

The idea of starting our own record label is finally becoming more of an actuality. Hopefully things go well for us.

Butcher Boy recorded a 6 song record in my living room over the course of one afternoon back in mid-February. It’s being mixed right now and should be available sooner or later. We’re all pretty stoked about this, as so far it is sounding pretty damn good.

This Tuesday, (March 2), Red Medicine will be playing a set with some new material at The Landing at the UMF Campus, 5:00 ish. The show is part of a class at UMF, called The Café Project, and there will be coffee and some other performances.

This Friday, (March 5), Pamola and Butcher Boy will be playing Eyes Like Fire‘s last show (great friends of ours, who, as a band, will be missed very much). It’s going to be a really fun evening, featuring Captain Hollow, a great new band from Bangor, ME, and The If in Life. The show is at Hastings Lounge on the USM Campus in Gorham, ME. It starts at 7:00 pm sharp.

The next night, at 9:00 pm at Slainte in Portland, Pamola will be playing with Huak (original, catchy, groovy post-punk), Britney’s Spear (from Western Mass), and Jakob Battick and Friends (Jonathan plays with these guys, who create slow, melodic music full of passion). We’re all really excited for this show and the one the night before. It’s going to be a fun, good weekend to spend in Portland.