Sometimes when I’m song writing I lose track of where I was going, and get caught up
in some musical tangent. Such was the case on a few tracks from our 2008 Destroyers
CD. Cough, Stole Yer Boyfriend, Cough, Cough. 🙂 Consequently we’ve made specific
goals for the new Strand cd, and to remind me WHY I continue to write music, and WHO
the real fans are, I made a new wallpaper for my music computer.
I will use this image as inspiration. And when I start to over-think a song, or wander from our original path, you guys will be here to help.
Thanks to everyone who voted, our poll is complete and the winning theme you picked is our 2006 Post Apocalyptic (Green Goggles) theme! Truly one of my favs. Consequently you will get to see The Strand perform in that gear on September 2nd at 9pm at Chasers. Later that evening Hardwire, Stiff Valentine and SMP rock out. Here’s a flyer with all the details for that event, and another photo from the 2006 theme seen below! Expect corn starch!
Guess what? This July The Strand is featured on a compilation CD that will blow your minds. We are very lucky to be on a CD along side many famous and kick ass bands such as Ladytron, IAMX, Onetwo, Celluloide, Mechanical Cabaret and Boytronic. The comp is called Orbit Electro from Major Records in Germany. They will be sending The Strand a few limited copies to sell, so we hope to have them for sale at our upcoming shows in September. Otherwise, I’m sure you can find a way to order them online if you’re crafty. Here’s the track listing.
Tracklist – Disk 1
01|DRAGONS – Treasure (Danny Sober Mix)
02|IAMX – Nightlife (People Theatre’s Trip to Berlin Mix)
03|ATTERY SQUASH – Devo Was Right About Everything (Devo Remix)
04|LADYTRON – Destroy Everything You Touch (Hot Chip Remix)
05|EDEN – Subhuman
06|ONETWO – Cloud Nine
07|ANTILLES- You And Me
08|AEROPHONICS – My Space
09|SCARLET SOHO – Modern Radio
10|BOYTRONIC – Blue Velvet (Razormaid Mix)
11|MECHANICAL CABARET – Let’s Go To Bed
12|ELECTRO SPECTRE – Six Strings From Hell
13|NONO – Well Said
Tracklist – Disk 2
01|THE STRAND – You Make Me Crazy
02|TENEK – No More Time For Fighting
03|POLAROID KISS – Stop Motion
04|ULTIMA BLEEP – X The I’s And Dot The T’s (Haunebu Mix)
05|EMPIRE STATE HUMAN – Seeing Stars
07|CELLULOIDE – Audio Therapy
08|LOIC RATHSCHECK – Robots In Love
09|NORTHERN KIND – Into The Blue
10|MOTUS feat. SYNTHETIK FORM – Truth
11|MINK – I Don’t Care
12|JANOSCH MOLDAU – Clear (PT’s Bright Mix)
13|LAVANTGARDE – Take Me s.i.m.
14|P 24 – Zu Weit Weg
15|DIE LOGE – In Der Stille Der Nacht
Here’s a video of Dave heading out to see FunkerVogt and then we head to The Strand’s band practice. You can watch a little of a recent band practice.
We also have two very exiting shows planned for September! Stay tuned for an update on that.