Happy day before Valentines Day! We got you something we thought you might like. We recently came across a live recording of Hickey from Valentines Day 1997 at Komotion in San Francisco (thanks to Matty’s brother Scott) and have put it online for you to download…FOR FREE! The MP3 is at 320kbps so it’s a big file. So be warned you’re about to download 120mb. It’s 52 minutes of probably the best quality live recording I’ve ever heard of Hickey. There’s a couple of warbly spots here and there but overall the tape has held up really well. In the interest of not using up all the bandwidth on our website we’ve uploaded it to mediafire and you can check it out by hitting this link here… http://www.mediafire.com/?q089o6bct84cq8m
In other Hickey news we have about 25 Red Vinyl copies left of the 2xLP for Various States of Disrepair. If you care about such things you’ll want to hit our webstore up pretty soon. Especially if you don’t live in the bay area. We’ve held aside some copies to sell in our store but after that they are officially gone. Black vinyl will still be available though. First time you’re hearing about this? Well allow me to cut and paste what we wrote about it last time for you!
The wait is over! We’re finally doing pre-orders for what is probably our most anticipated release ever! The Hickey “Various States of Disrepair” 2xLP we’ve been saying is “coming out soon” for years is finally going to come out March 20th 2012. No turning back! 2 LP’s collect the original CD release of singles and comp tracks with an additional nine songs! Includes the previously unreleased song “Lady Naugahyde” and an unheard alternate version of “The Naked Cult”. All songs have been remastered and taken from as many of the original tapes as were available. Comes in a gatefold sleeve with a reproduction of the original CD booklet and a download code. Maybe some other stuff too.
We did 200 on RED vinyl for mail order and pick up in our Oakland store and 800 on black for distro and everything else. More info and ordering at the link below!
And finally a little update about shows coming to our store…
2/17 – MOVIE NIGHT: Prom Night II with opening band Human Waste (Clams/Uzi Rash folks)
2/24 – BENEFIT SHOW: Punch, ACxDC, Ordstro, Zero Progress
2/29 – Electric Jellyfish (Australia), TBA, TBA
3/2 – Nu Sensae, Lenz, Index, Violent Change
3/3 – BENEFIT SHOW: The Pets, Wrong Words and Spency Dude and the Doodles
3/6 – Tacocat, King Lollipop, Bad Backs
3/10 – Feeling of Love, Meercaz, Delacave, Musk
3/17 – Terry Malts, Kids on a Crime Spree, Manatee
3/22 – Ganglians, Uzi Rash, G.Green, Twin Steps
4/19 – RVIVR, TBA, TBA
4/23 – Screaming Females, TBA, TBA