Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Hey there my young vikings, we have been working pretty hard to get the details for Beartime Stories worked out. We have a few things left to do before we get it pressed, but we have the master, the cover art and the tracklisting done.

KD Creager did the cover art for us and because we couldn't decide on a tracklist we outsourced it to Jim Miller (our friend and CDMC overlord) and Kyle Stembaugh from Bust!

Here is the image that is going on the cover:
And here is the tracklisting:
1. Guts-in
2. Read
3. Hot Shots
4. Pere Marquette
5. Wolfeater
6. Hitch
7. 2 Bring U Home
8. Waltz II
9. Wounded Bears
10. Blacktar Country

We are going to release it in June or July, hopefully we will have copies before tour and do some release shows when we get back.

Speaking of tour it has been slow in the making, but we have most of the shows booked, this is what it is looking like so far:

June 19th.......Fort Wayne, Indiana-(Hopefully The Brass Rail)
June 20th.......Upstate, New York
June 21st.......New York City, New York
June 22nd.......New York City, New York
June 23rd......Philidelphia
June 24th.......Asbury Park, New Jersey-(Asbury Lanes)
June 25th.......Columbus, Ohio-(Cafe Bourbon Street)
June 26th.......Bloomington, Indiana
June 27th.......Bloomington, Illinois-(1009 N Clinton Street)

In other news we got a write-up in Chicago INNERVIEW Magazine. We are sandwiched in between Japandroids and Del the Funkee Homosapien (making us by far the dorkiest on the page)
thanks Jyn Radakovits!

Here is the text:

"Send beer, smokes, hot wings, Doritos, coffee cups, and garbage bags," Elephant Gun begs their fans via MySpace to assist them in the recording of their newest album. The Elgin rockers are hungry…and apparently messy. If a junk food diet is to blame for the success of the band's follow up to 2007’s KP, expect stepped-up intensity to their sound flavored by horns, strings, and traditional rock implements. While it's hard to throw a label around their sound (one reviewer ventured a brawl between The Minutemen and The Polyphonic Spree), take a moment to envision such an altercation if you will. Elephant Gun, like the Wu-Tang Clan of rock, has more members (including its Indian Spirit Guide members) than what can easily be accounted for and their live performance is usually off the charts, say those lucky enough to have taken in the spectacle. Their newest yet still unnamed release is slated to drop early this summer. (Appearing at Morseland on May 8)

We have two other shows, besides tour coming up that are sure to be bangers:
May 8th we are playing at the Morseland in Rogers Park, Chicago
May 30th we are playing at a Reggies for the annual drinking contest called the Stag Challenge... it is sure to be ridiculous and it's free! Not to mention they have the best buffolo chicken sandwich I have ever had the pleasure of eating


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The 2nd album, Summer Tour, and more shows...

We have come up with the title and layout to our next album! We're not telling anybody anything about anything yet. The lucky few who have heard this recording all have said that they prefer this one to our last one (KP). So, that's good news, right?

The goal is to have this album ready for the masses before we hit the road in late June.

We are planning on a tour for late June and could use help.

Here's what we're thinking:
Fri, Jun 19- Detroit, MI
Sat, Jun 20- Buffalo/Syracuse/Rochester,NY (somewheres, please help)
Sun Jun 21- Boston,MA (please help)
Mon Jun 22- New York, NY (please help)
Tue Jun 23- Philadelphia, PA (please help)
Wed Jun 24- Washington D.C. (please help)
Thu Jun 25- Columbus/Dayton/Cincinnati, OH (please help)
Fri Jun 26- Bloomington/ Indianapolis, IN (please help)
Sat Jun 27- Bloomington/Normal, IL

this is all tentative for now. if you can help out in ANY way possible please let us know, it would mean a lot to us.



March 7th- Ronny's....Chicago, IL
March 26th Reggie's...Chicago, IL
April 4th Gasthaus......Elgin, IL
April 11 Speakeasy.....Chicago, IL
May 2nd (TBA)
May 8th Morseland.....Chicago, IL

As always, don't forget to check out our myspace page, facebook page, this blog, our shows, and our drummer's long legs.


Thursday, January 29, 2009

Our album is done being recorded...for the most part. We still need to add keys. No word on when this thing will be ready for you to listen. (Maybe by late spring?)

We have shows coming up where you will get to hear most of these new songs:

Thursday, February 5th- The Whistler Chicago, IL

Saturday, March 7th- Ronny's Chicago, IL
(Jon Drake will be performing with his band at Ronny's. If you ask Jon, Jim, Jared, or Paul for a Don Russian reunion that night we will reply with either: a.) no or b.) how much money do you got on you in cash, and maybe we'll play 2 songs for your cash)

Thursday, March 26th- Reggie's Chicago, IL

Saturday, April 4th- Gasthaus Elgin, IL

Hope to see you at one of the shows (or all of them, yeah, mainly all of them, i hope to see you at all of the shows...I hope to see you outside of the shows...I hope to see you tomorrow...What are you doing tomorrow?


Saturday, January 24, 2009

The new album is coming along just peachy

mmmm, delicious peaches.

I'm sitting next to a markerboard, it's 11:30pm on saturday, january 24th. The sound of a marimba clicks and clacks near me. I am being photographed. A Bear calls out in the night. Ryan is playing super nintendo. This is a studio. An album is being recorded. Elephant Gun returns to the studio to record their follow up to 2008's KP.

I can safely say that this record will sound different from our first one. The presence of a dead spirit, possibly locked in a garage, is amongst us. Snow Monkeys. This record has an earthy quality to it. Not unlike human-animal consensual coitus on top of a deceased animal.

A cat strikes my fancy whilst we canoodle on a dead bear.

The plan is to finish recording the record on Sunday. In less than 24 hours I will be:

1. naked
2. starving
3. drunk
4. listening to rough mixes of the new ElephantGun record!


Looking for the following items:
Coffee Cups
Garbage Bags
Hot Wings

We love our fans and we can't wait to release our new material!


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

We are going to be going into the studio... or in our case Todd Pott's luxuriously high ceilinged basement to record our next album with Joe Gac. We have no idea when it is going be released... Spring? Summer? Fall? 10,000 years from now?

It is going to be released on Cassette Deck and has no title, but will feature 10 or 11 songs.

In December we recorded some terrible sounding practice demos and one of the songs we ended up recording was a cover of Bust!'s "Inawhile." You can download it here: