Pardon me while I nerd the fuck out for a moment, but the current ZOZOBRA lineup comprises 75% of Cave In, one of my favorite bands ever. I absolutely cannot wait to hear Caleb, Adam, and J.R. play those songs for eight straight nights. It’s gonna be like heavy metal Hanukkah.
The shipbreaking photographs were taken by Roy Zipstein in Bangladesh. They are incredible and heartbreaking, and we are extremely grateful to Roy for his permission to use them. See more here and here.
I’m really fucking proud of this record; it might be the best thing I’ve ever played on. I hope you enjoy it too.
My baseball people might be interested in listening to this. It’s the latest (#28) “Up and In” podcast from Baseball Prospectus. I’m not a big podcast guy, but I make it a point to listen to every episode of “Up and In.” These guys are incredibly knowledgable about baseball, and especially minor-league ball and high-school and college ballplayers. Also, Goldstein is an old Chicago punker and knows his music. (Bear Claw was the featured musical guest on the last podcast. Rad, right?) They also love to talk food and booze. Highly recommended.
Also, they field a question from me in this one. If you only want to hear that, you can ffwd to 29:00 and hear them make fun of me. Goldstein also mentions Kowloon Walled City, and threatens to play Snailface on a future episode.