Sunken Treasure Records is our small companion record label to donewaiting.com. We’ve released a bunch of albums over the course of the last few years, and we’ve decided to make all of them available as a free download for the rest of December. Click here to see what we got and get downloading. You’ll find the latest releases from Megan Palmer, Miranda Sound, Eric Metronome, and The Evil Queens as well as the first album by The Celebrity Pilots.
We’ve also announced our next releases for 2009. ur first release next year will be a split seven inch vinyl release featuring Columbus’ The Black Swans and Brooklyn’s Alina Simone. Both songs are beautiful and heartbreaking, and you’ll surely want it in your collection. Expect that in the Feb/March timeframe.
We also plan to work with Eve Searls, aka Bird and Flower, on the release of her debut album. I’ve been a fan of Eve since she first popped up on the scene and her first effort is fabulous. This will happen sometime in April/May (which will be here before you know it…)
More to come, including some Megan Palmer vinyl, and maybe a few more tricks up our sleeves. Happy holidays!
It’s been a rough summer for Sunken Treasure Records. First, Miranda Sound breaks up and now word comes that The Evil Queens are sorta going on extended hiatus. From the band:
You know how sometimes when you have news to share, there’s this whole part of the conversation that’s like a big buildup? Like you have to precede this one statement by a whole explanation before you drop the bomb? Maybe it’s just me. But anyway, I usually feel like the best way to deliver news is with some sort of back-story. Like a novel, or a decent joke, there’s always some sort of delay to build the tension up before the payoff. I often think about where this convention developed. Did someone somewhere start telling murder stories around the campfire that just went, “I HAVE A HOOK FOR A HAND AND I’M A MURDERER!!!” Then later on, some caveman got to thinking that story really sucked so he started putting that last.
There’s also something to be said for stories that don’t end with the Death Star exploding. Like Lost in Translation. I like that movie because Bill Murray and the chick just kind of go their own ways. It’s not like you know that they’ll never bump into each other again, but if they do, it probably won’t be captured on film. Or how Dennis Hopper says that he doesn’t die in Easy Rider because they don’t show him die, you just see the bike explode in a ball of fire. Yeah, he walked away. Sure, Dennis.
So here’s the payoff.
The Evil Queens end of public performance for the foreseeable future will take place on September 27th at Ruby Tuesday’s with The Flashing Clock and You’re So Bossy. All details here.
We make no promises that this is the breakup to end all breakups, but we also make no promises that there will be any future Evil in your future. If there is, it will likely be a while from now, and under cover of darkness with only blood pact members allowed. There’ll probably be some sort of distribution of wealth – not nearly as many people bought our last record as we think should have, so we’ll probably give it away or something. And we’ve been doing some recording of late, so once I decide to actually lay more vocals down on those, we’ll probably give those away too. It’s a brave new world after all.
I have a hook for a hand and I’m a murderer.
Jacob, Eric, George and Mike.
The Evil Queens
MP3: Year of the Cretin
The Evil Queens are a band on the donewaiting.com record label, Sunken Treasure Records. They’re heading to Chicago and Detroit this weekend:
11/2 Detroit @ The Belmont
with None More Black
11/3 Chicago @ Quencher’s
with Milk at Midnight and America’s #1 Sweetheart
America’s #1 Sweetheart also features Chicago man-about-town Tankboy. I think it’s one of their first shows.
Here’s a recent review from Jambase:
The Evil Queens are the Buckeye State’s best kept secret. Charging with a brand of sloppy stoner rock that’s tough as nails, you could easily find the Queens sitting at the end of a bar sharing a bottle of Old Granddad or challenging you to a tussle with a broken bottle. While the music has the most abrasive elements of grunge ala early Soundgarden and the tormenting stance of Mudhoney, it’s bar rock and “fuck you” attitude will leave the leave barkeep mopping up blood and sweeping teeth off the floor after one of their gigs. Guitarist Mike Eckhardt’s scraggy riffs are more chiseled than Clint Eastwood while the chili powder snarl from lead man Jacob Sundermeyer’s voice sears with the heat of a tattoo needle. Loud, fiery and pulverizing, The Evil Queens remind us that rock & roll and troublemaking have never been too far apart.