Des Ark’s new album, entitled Don’t Rock The Boat, Sink the Fucker, was recorded by Kurt Ballou at Godcity Studios (Converge, Cave In, Torche, Paint It Black) and Jonathan Fuller at Black Iris Studios. It was later produced and mixed by Jonathan Fuller (Sleepytime Trio, Engine Down.)
Don’t Rock The Boat, Sink the Fucker will follow up the Lovitt split with Ben Davis and the Jett$ entitled Battle of the Beards also released by Lovitt Records in 2007.
You can check an intimate acoustic version of the song “Which One Of You Assholes Ate Christmas?” courtesy of If You Make It here.
Pygmy Lush will be supporting their new album, Old Friends. The band has posted the song “Yellow Hall” from the highly anticipated album on Soundcloud.
Old Friends was recorded this past fall in Salem, MA by Kurt Ballou at Godcity Studios (Converge, Cave In, Torche, Paint It Black.)
Eric Kane of Strike Anywhere has joined the band on drums. Kane recorded on Old Friends and will be playing drums on the current tour.
Old Friends will be the follow up album to Pygmy Lush’s Mount Hope released also on Lovitt Records back in 2008.
Both albums will be released by Lovitt Records on May 3rd.
Lovitt will also be releasing a teaser 7” from Pygmy Lush. The Guilt/Cold World -2 Song 7” shares two tracks from the Old Friends recording session that did not make the album.
Pygmy Lush will also been asked to support THURSDAY on a few upcoming shows this May. Dates are listed below.
Des Ark/ Pygmy Lush Tour Dates:
Mar 08, 2011 Washington, DC Black Cat
Mar 09, 2011 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
Mar 10, 2011 Chapel Hill, NC Nightlight
Mar 11, 2011 Columbia, SC Hunter Gatherer
Mar 12, 2011 Asheville, NC Candle Factory
Mar 13, 2011 Jacksonville, FL Warehouse 8B
Mar 14, 2011 Tallahassee, FL Farside
Mar 15, 2011 Tampa, FL Transitions Gallery
Mar 16, 2011 Gainesville, FL Wayward Council
Mar 17, 2011 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn
Mar 18, 2011 Athens, GA Caledonia Lounge
Mar 19, 2011 Birmingham, AL Spring Street Fire House
Mar 20, 2011 New Orleans, LA Euclid Records
Mar 21, 2011 Baton Rouge, LA Perkins Parlour
Mar 22, 2011 Austin, TX Trailerspace
Mar 23, 2011 Tulsa, OK Sound Pony
Mar 24, 2011 Albuquerque, NM Blackbird Buvette
Mar 25, 2011 Phoenix, AZ Sound Kontrol
Mar 26, 2011 Riverside, CA Division 9 Art Gallery
Mar 27, 2011 Santa Barbara, CA Biko
Mar 28, 2011 San Francisco, CA Fivepoints Art House
Mar 29, 2011 Santa Rosa, CA Arlene Francis Center
Mar 29, 2011 Oakland, CA 11am Acoustic Breakfast Show
Mar 30, 2011 Portland, OR Red and Black Café
Mar 31, 2011 Olympia, OR Northern
Apr 01, 2011 Seattle, WA Healthy Times Fun Club
Apr 02, 2011 Missoula, MT Zootown Arts
Apr 04, 2011 Minneapolis, MN Cellar at 108
Apr 05, 2011 Beloit, WI Music House on Beloit College campus
Apr 06, 2011 Carbondale, IL Hangar 9
Apr 07, 2011 Louisville, KY Keswick Democratic Club
Apr 08, 2011 Chicago, IL Strangelight
Apr 09, 2011 Detroit, MI Trumbullplex
Apr 10, 2011 Cincinnati, OH Goetz Alley
Apr 11, 2011 Columbus, OH Carabar
Apr 12, 2011 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class
Apr 13, 2011 Ithaca, NY GreenStar Annex
Apr 14, 2011 Burlington, VT TBA
Apr 15, 2011 Boston, MA Democracy Center
Apr 16, 2011 Brooklyn, NY Acheron
Pygmy Lush supporting THURSDAY
May 07, 2011 West Chester, PA TBA
May 12, 2011 Carborro, NC Cats Cradle
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