Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Songs That You Might Not Like Preorder!

EXCITING UPDATE: "Songs That You Might Not Like" is now available for preorder over at www.magicmarkerrecords.com. If you order it now you will get it before or on July 11th. We are very excited about the album coming out and hope you like it. Even though the title seems to say we don't care.

The Minders/BOAT---Towne Lounge Portland, OR

HOT NEWS: We will be opening for The Minders at the Towne Lounge in Portland on July 14th....this show will end our tour. No punctuation marks can show how excited we are. I gone through two copies of "Hooray For Tuesday" and still can't get enough of it.

OK. The tour begins in 8 days!

Monday, June 26, 2006

BOAT on the Radio!

Today, it was learned that BOAT will appear live on 107.7 the End on August 4th. They will play a couple songs from their forthcoming "Songs That You Might Not Like" LP and also conduct a short interview. Last time BOAT appeared on the radio it was on KEXP and they were extremely sloppy and played all of their songs very fast. Will they play slower? Will they hit the right chords and sing the right words? Who can say?

The West Coast tour starts on July 5th in Bellingham with Racetrack and Carrie Biell at the Antique Radio Museum. It should be a true spectacle!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

BOAT's Back Catalog/Hot Mama's Pizza

"Songs That You Might Not Like" will be available through iTunes/Amazon.com/Sonic Boom Records/Easy Street Records/ and directly through Magic Marker Records on July 11th, 2006. If you order it from Magic Marker they will throw in some buttons and stickers. Or buy it at a BOAT show for handmade drawings/stickers/ and a ridiculous assortment of buttons courtesy of Rivertubes Dave.

We will be posting mp3s of out of print and hard to find homemade releases here on the site. Check the mp3 section for the mp3 of the week. The first mp3 we have chosen is "Sore Toes and Elbows." It comes from the Make Way for the Genius To Appear Single. This single had 5 never before released tracks and was limited to 50 copies This single has since sold out. It first went on sale at the Twee Pop Fest on December 10th, 2005.

The next homemade cardboard single is entitled "Base the Money On the Children." It will be available in late summer or early fall. Each handmade cardstock/sticky pouch single is hand numbered and contains 5 songs that have never been released. Will you get the next one? We will be selling 50 here and 50 at shows.

The tour begins in less than two weeks. We will be well practiced and well nourished. Seriously, Hot Mama's Pizza? Who knew?


Monday, June 19, 2006

Ian Bone---Mystery Man/BOATer #4

For the West Coast tour, Ian Bone will be playing guitar/bass/claps/melodica/bullhorn/keyboards/oohs/and most la's.

He is a resident of Sacramento, CA. He is vegetarian/likes burritos and good times. He is a four track enthusiast and an eight track master who has recorded 4 of his own albums of bedroom pop songs.

We are so excited.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

C. Hale appears on the new LP!

C. Hale officially played squeezebox on "Free the Birds in the Stall," on the LP. This song can be heard now in the mp3 section!

Yes....this is an old photo we found.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Keeping you posted....

This new site is a bit tricky. Stay tuned for us to work out our issues and soon all will be running smoothly.

Oh yes....tonight's update is that we will be playing the CAPITOL HILL BLOCK PARTY at the VERA stage on Friday July 28th. We are playing around 6 o'clock. It should be fairly rad.


A New Beginning!

Yes....this is BOAT's new official site. It is indeed a blog and will be updated often.