Hi folks, Swan here. I thought I’d take a minute to answer a couple of questions a good number of you have been asking.
Q: Will Handsome Western States be
Q: Is Kurosky Making a Record?
WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Speaking of the 16 track...even though Miles didn’t kick the bucket, he was kind enough to let me pick up the machine from his mom’s garage so I can use it to start producing records. Currently I’m working with Beulah's live sound engineer, Chris Palmatier on an EP for a new band called the Bye Bye Blackbirds, both at his studio and at home. I’ve also done some word of mouth trumpet session work, most notably on Death Cab for Cutie's new record "Plans." Now that I have the tape machine, and as soon as I figure out how to utilize a G4 I “inherited” from my former place of employment, one day maybe I’ll get around to recording something of my own. I’m more of a home body these days, but feel free to contact me if you’re looking for a producer or session guy, or if you have tips on free stuff for my G4. For all general beulah questions or to contact the band, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well, it’s been a while hasn’t it? It’s hard to post something and grab some pine at the same time. But we have a few announcements to make before going back asunder.
First, the DVD “A Good Band Is Easy To Kill” is finally finished and will be released in August. Just so you all know, we don’t own the film so you can’t buy it here. You’ll need to go to Chuck’s website: www.furtherdownfilms.com, for the release date and specifics therein. Note that he goes by Chuck, but his “official” name is Charles Norris. He is not THE Chuck Norris of Slaughter in San Francisco and Invasion U.S.A. fame. Also, there’s a brand new, and very sassy trailer for the documentary that went up on the site a couple of days ago. You can view it in Quicktime or Windows Media here.
Some folks have asked us the inevitable “is the website still up and running” question by logging onto our website and sending us an email to ask it. The answer, since you’re here reading this, is YES. As many of you know, we own two of our records, which essentially makes us the record company. While we do have distribution for the records, this site will always serve as a direct online store.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Some of you have asked what’s up post-Beulah, so we’ll start with Keyboardist Pat Noel (1997-2004). Pat’s now co-running an indie record company called Future Farmer Recordings. They’ve put out records by M. Ward, Fuck, For Stars and Built Like Alaska, among others. You can check out what he’s up to here. That's about it. Abbey's coming over to my house today so I can throw down a little trumpet on his solo record while I fire up the 'cue. We’ll have more updates soon. Thanks.
Tour photos from
2003-04 are up (finally). More