My Friends Are Really Talented: Invisible...
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Father Figures played NPR's Tiny Desk
check it out! We’re playing Death By Audio in Brooklyn on May 8th with Leverage Models and Cuddle Magic. Consider yourself invited.
I recorded a cover of a song by JEFF the...
enjoy! I’m performing a solo Mrs. Adam Schatz set tomorrow night at Cameo Gallery, 9pm. Lots of other great folks are playing. Come on out.
DUDES IN VANS #11: I Came, I Saw, I Didn't Puke On...
(Me, Mikey, & Adam at the Hometapes show, the best thing I was at and a part of in Austin) The Man Man tour was in the final legs, the sick were healing the end was in sight and the band was sounding tight tight tight. Ithaca, NY was a blast, a rough around the edges and rough inside the edges club called The Haunt that’s also a mediocre bbq restaurant. We ate, we played, they cheered,...
DUDES IN VANS #10 There's A BBQ Stain On My Shirt ...
There’s a BBQ stain on my shirt. Obviously. (the Bottletree in Birmigham) As the Man Man tour ventured northward I began to feel anxious about the lack of that particular cuisine in my system thus far. I’ve always had a romantic relationship with the stuff. Ribs were my favorite food for a long time as a kid. There’s no southern blood in my family tree as far as I know,...
DUDES IN VANS #9 Dudes In Airstream Trailers
I’m in an airstream trailer, one of two hospitality pods parked behind the Bottletree in Birmingham Alabama. I’ve been hearing about this place for years as the best place to play in the country. The story, as it was told to me tonight, was that The Bottletree was invented a while back by the drummer for Alabamaband Man Or Astro-man? when their touring slowed down and he wanted to...
Samples From The Grammys As A Song
something I made out of samples I recorded in front of the TV watching the Grammys in the green room before Man Man played in Charleston, South Carolina
DUDES IN VANS #8 I DREAM OF SKIING AND CURSING AT...
I learned that the Weather Channel gave winter storm Nemo it’s name without the approval from the Global Masonic Weather Council or whoever they are. Not as official as the hurricane naming system, but hell even bad weather needs a PR person. I like to imagine that everyone on the Weather Channel tries a little bit harder with their makeup and posture during these moments, the few times a...
DUDES IN VANS #7 Man Man In A Giant Van
This is the biggest van I’ve ever been in. A dodge sprinter with 6 pilot seats and a back bench. Then a back wall, dividing the trunk / gear den from where the dudes are. There’s five of us in the band plus a sound engineer plus a tour manager / merch salesmith plus a video dude shooting the tour to promote the new record when it comes out this summer. This is Man Man and I...
DUDES IN VANS #6 LAKE TAHOE, A CASINO AND BIG SUR
to see all the photos I took this tour, the slideshow lives here: http://schatzattack.smugmug.com/photos/swfpopup.mg?AlbumID=27484672&AlbumKey=LMddRC I I’m on the airplane back to New York City after just under two weeks in California. People like it out there for a reason, I like it out there for a reason, and I’ve had substantially inappropriate amounts of fun with my friends...
DUDES IN VANS #6 LAKE TAHOE, A CASINO AND BIG SUR
to see all the photos I took this tour, the slideshow lives here:http://schatzattack.smugmug.com/photos/swfpopup.mg?AlbumID=27484672&AlbumKey=LMddRC <a href=”http://schatzattack.smugmug.com/Other/2013/27484672_LMddRC#!i=2312534543&k=7jq4C4H&lb=1&s=A” title=”Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug”><img...
DUDES IN VANS #5 CAL-EH-FOUR-NAY-A
PART 1 (written while driving into LA) Driving into LA we hit some signature traffic, but as the sun set, it let up. Mikey is in the front seat and on ipod duty, piping Missisippi Heavy Water Blues by Barbecue Bob. LA looks amazing in the dark and people who say they don’t like LA haven’t seen it in the dark while listening to Barbecue Bob. We play tonight at the Mint with...
DUDES IN VANS #4: Making up for missed time
INTRODUCTION: DEAL WITH IT This is going to be a big big long post. Deal with it, I have trouble doing the daily recap thing. Two days in a row and I nail it. Then I eat some reeses cups in the van and wake up a week later having played a bunch of shows and forgotten to write about them. But I haven’t forgotten anything that happened. I have a weird encyclopedic memory around...
Dudes In Vans #3: Pontiac, MI
This day and night should probably be explained mostly through the mediums of video and photography. All that follows will accurately depict the ebb and flow of the day, going in ways none of us could have dreamt. I will also include the morning after meal. Taking place at the Hilton Road Cafe in Ferndale, MI. A dream of a restuarant. Impossibly affordable and homemade and delicious. Look them up...
Dudes In Vans #2: Zongo Junction in Buffalo
DECEMBER 4 / BUFFALO, NY / NIETZSCHES I think Buffalo might be last stronghold of American negativity before Canada’s positive tundra. I know a lot of great people from there, and I’ve met some great people there, but there’s something up. It’s not like other places. Our sound guy Kenny, who we’ve met before and got along with before, had a chip on his shoulder from...
Dudes In Vans #1: Zongo Junction in Philadelphia
I’m going to be playing music I love in a lot of cities over the next 18 days. I’m going to do my best to write about each day in a way that is interesting. Two different tours are overlapping between two bands, Zongo Junction & Father Figures. The one true constant is the presence of dudes in vans. Most of my days will be spent in vans. With dudes. Here we go. DECEMBER 2 /...
TONIGHT: A benefit for Sandy relief at Public...
I’m on first at 8pm and I hope you can come out, donations from $5 and upwards are accepted at the door, all going to Renegade Sandy, a really great relief initiative. After me comes Dan Friel, Devendra Banhart, Miho Hatori and other magnificent folks. Details here: http://www.publicassemblynyc.com/?wtpage=event&id=4750
TONIGHT I'm playing at Littlefield
as Mrs Adam Schatz. Solo, improvisations into songs that I sing. With side projects from Mikael from Wilco and Ian from Battles. Should be really really fun. Littlefield is at 622 Degraw, I play first at 9pm. Come on out!
I Took Photos Of Snow From My Stoop
Happy Halloween (I wrote a song)
It is a song about a man who has been bitten by a zombie and as he transforms is pursuing the one he loves, possibly to say goodbye but most likely to eat her head. &amp;lt;a href=”http://adamschatz.bandcamp.com/track/what-am-i-capable-of-zombies-lament” data-mce-href=”http://adamschatz.bandcamp.com/track/what-am-i-capable-of-zombies-lament”&amp;gt;What...
Schatz, Greve, Stemeseder Pt. 5 THE END
the final installment! It was super fun making music with these here Europeans. <a href=”http://adamschatz.bandcamp.com/track/elias-stemeseder-charlotte-greve-adam-schatz-pt-5” data-mce-href=”http://adamschatz.bandcamp.com/track/elias-stemeseder-charlotte-greve-adam-schatz-pt-5”>Elias Stemeseder + Charlotte Greve + Adam Schatz pt. 5 by AdamSchatz</a>
Schatz, Greve, Stemeseder Pt. 4
it continues! listen up. <a href=”http://adamschatz.bandcamp.com/track/elias-stemeseder-charlotte-greve-adam-schatz-pt-4” data-mce-href=”http://adamschatz.bandcamp.com/track/elias-stemeseder-charlotte-greve-adam-schatz-pt-4”>Elias Stemeseder + Charlotte Greve + Adam Schatz Pt. 4 by AdamSchatz</a>
Schatz, Greve, Stemeseder Pt. 3
more more more! <a href=”http://adamschatz.bandcamp.com/track/elias-stemeseder-charlotte-greve-adam-schatz-pt-3” data-mce-href=”http://adamschatz.bandcamp.com/track/elias-stemeseder-charlotte-greve-adam-schatz-pt-3”>Elias Stemeseder + Charlotte Greve + Adam Schatz Pt. 3 by AdamSchatz</a>
Schatz, Greve, Stemeseder Pt. 2
part two of improvisations in the basement. Enjoy!! <a href=”http://adamschatz.bandcamp.com/track/elias-stemeseder-charlotte-greve-adam-schatz-pt-2” data-mce-href=”http://adamschatz.bandcamp.com/track/elias-stemeseder-charlotte-greve-adam-schatz-pt-2”>Elias Stemeseder + Charlotte Greve + Adam Schatz Pt. 2 by AdamSchatz</a>
Live from the Chamber Of Commerce: Me, Charlotte...
new improvisations from my basement! With two very talented Europeans. A new piece released each day until they’re all gone. Enjoy! <a href=”http://adamschatz.bandcamp.com/track/elias-stemeseder-charlotte-greve-adam-schatz” data-mce-href=”http://adamschatz.bandcamp.com/track/elias-stemeseder-charlotte-greve-adam-schatz”>Elias Stemeseder + Charlotte Greve + Adam...
MUSIC IS MAGIC
MUSIC IS MAGIC … in these parts, at least, audiences can react badly to musicians who acknowledge a relationship with money—whether wanting more of it, complaining about not having enough of it, or really doing anything other than being immensely grateful that people appreciate the work. Even if said people are stealing it. You will rarely hear an indie act complain about piracy; if they’re...
Me & Danny Fisher-Lochhead improvisation
Danny & I went to summer camp together. Now we still play music together. Anyone who has a problem with that can take it up with my attorney, right after he finishes preparing his lunch, a knuckle sammich. <a href=”http://adamschatz.bandcamp.com/track/danny-fisher-lochhead-adam-schatz-improvisation”...
Me & Simon Jermyn the final piece!
This was it’s own thing. Kind of droney and spacious. Enjoy it please! <a href=”http://adamschatz.bandcamp.com/track/simon-jermyn-adam-schatz-pt-5” data-mce-href=”http://adamschatz.bandcamp.com/track/simon-jermyn-adam-schatz-pt-5”>Simon Jermyn + Adam Schatz pt. 5 by AdamSchatz</a>
Simon Jermyn & Me improvising part 4
almost done! listen if you’d like. <a href=”http://adamschatz.bandcamp.com/track/simon-jermyn-adam-schatz-pt-4” data-mce-href=”http://adamschatz.bandcamp.com/track/simon-jermyn-adam-schatz-pt-4”>Simon Jermyn + Adam Schatz pt. 4 by AdamSchatz</a>
Simon Jermyn & Me improvising part 4 →
Almost done with these! Okay.
Me & Simon Jermyn part 3, a shorty!
Part 3 is short and fun to listen to I think. Alright! <a href=”http://adamschatz.bandcamp.com/track/simon-jermyn-adam-schatz-pt-3” data-mce-href=”http://adamschatz.bandcamp.com/track/simon-jermyn-adam-schatz-pt-3”>Simon Jermyn + Adam Schatz pt. 3 by AdamSchatz</a>
Me & Simon pt. 2
enjoy! <a href=”http://adamschatz.bandcamp.com/track/simon-jermyn-adam-schatz-pt-2” data-mce-href=”http://adamschatz.bandcamp.com/track/simon-jermyn-adam-schatz-pt-2”>Simon Jermyn + Adam Schatz pt. 2 by AdamSchatz</a>
An improvisation between me & Simon Jermyn for you...
Simon and I recorded some improvisations in my basement in March. I finally got around to mixing them and had forgotten how much fun it was. I hope you like it, I’ll post a new one each day until we run out. Simon’s a monstrous bassist, he also plays drums on this and sounds giant, and is also Irish. I sometimes substitute teach guitar for him. When he says tune it sounds like...
My Friends Are Really Talented: SPEEDY ORTIZ
Last night Landlady played with Speedy Ortiz, led by my friend Sarah who I don’t know too well but I know she writes great songs. And their bass player is from the same town as me, and I taught him saxophone very briefly in 2006. Speedy Ortiz are really really great. Heavy in the best ways that keep your shoes to the sidewalk even when gravity lets up. This song feels perfect to me. It has...
This is out today. I’m really really really proud of it. A new Landlady single. A Side- Above My Ground B Side- Oh My Golly (Pixies cover) listen a few times and show some friends! Thanks.
Back in you performing tonight, and early early show opening for the great Elysian Fields at Le Poisson Rouge. It’s my last solo show for a little while, they’ve been going really well and I’d love for you to see it. True true true. Thanks to my old buddy Whit Noble for playing clarinet last night on my cover of Arthur Russell’s “Close My Eyes.” He sounded...
HADLEY, MA (Northampton / Amherst zone)
I’m in you tonight. Solo Mrs. Adam Schatz routine. Hudson was a joy last night, thanks to everyone who came and Megagem for hosting it. Tonight is a house show that starts at 8, my friend Jonah Parzen-Johnson will be playing too. It’s at 6 Mt. Warner Rd., Hadley, MA . I’m going to go see Paranorman matinee style.