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SUPERHAPPYFUNTIMESFRIENDS

Aug 1, 2011

REGURGITATOR

New album SUPERHAPPYFUNTIMESFRIENDS out AUG 5
Featuring latest fast times single ONE DAY… and latest ALL FAKE EVERYTHING!

As ONE DAY surfs up the radio and net waves further new tracks have surfaced with the rising tide of new album SUPERHAPPYFUNTIMESFRIENDS – the latest being ALL FAKE EVERYTHING which has provoked some great feedback.

Out of the great wide blue the guys have dropped an album’s worth of dynamic new material all forthcoming on digital, vinyl, cassette, CD and even Playbutton (see below for further info and image). Shacked up in their Melbourne dwellings and put together in the midst of a enforced creative blizzard… it seems the concept of the album was not without value as it afforded the more focused structure and disciplined approach they seem to require. Ahhh… the frenzy of an an artistic tempest whipped up by the wild seas of a deadline – all comes now pieced together under the title SUPERHAPPYFUNTIMEFRIENDS.

 

QUAN REFLECTING ON THE DIFFERENCE IN RECORDING THIS ALBUM TO PAST EFFORTS…

1. All the sounds on the record were created using only mouth harps captured via a complex system of silk filaments connected to my bottom.
2. My left arm was broken for the entire process.
3. We never looked each other directly in the eye the whole time in the studio.
4. Whilst producing the record we disallowed the use of any technical words commonly associated with music like ‘bass, top end, warmth, loud, nice compression, boom, sweet gate, sexy, magnificent…’ etc So for example if Ben felt the need to request a change to where the Bass guitar track might be sitting in the mix, he was forced to say something like “Could we perhaps massage the crotch of the ditch a little?”
Everything else was pretty much the same.

WHY SUPERHAPPYFUNTIMESFRIENDS?

It seems upbeat and naive, with a lining of playful sarcasm which we thought might neatly represent the overall zeitgeist of the band’s career.

Or maybe it’s because if you rearrange the letters you get… ‘Stuffed nappy usher penis rim’ …no, I really have no idea.

The extra ‘s’ in Funtimes is rumoured to be a typo made during the making of the artwork.

Also of note…

Regurgitator’s “UNIT” was not only recently voted #13 on the industry voted Triple J TOP 100 Australian albums… but also came in at #10 on the public voted campaign along with Tu Plang at #44.

Regurgitator’s live soundtrack performance of the Japanese anime film Akira at the Sydney Opera House Graphic event last year has been nominated for two Helpmann awards – Best Australian Contemporary Concert and Best Original Score.

Regurgitator are also now doing an ALL-AGES show at THE EDGE (Qld State Library) on the afternoon of the Brisbane HIFI show on AUG 20. From midday to 4pm and including Ball Park Music and Jungle Giants. Limited tickets from Oxtiz and info available here www.pressrecord.com.au

SUPERHAPPYFUNTIMESFRIENDS out AUG 5!
Available on CD & VINYL via Valve/MGM and CASSETTE & PLAYBUTTON via the shows and from the online storewww.valverecords.com.au/shop/
Downloads from ITunes etc and Facebook: www.facebook.com/regurgitators
Or from Regurgitator’s bandcamp page: regurgitator.bandcamp.com/
We love dissemination!

Stay toned and enter the eye of the wind for the…
REGURGITATOR Annual Sail tour 2011
Plus guests DISASTERADIO (from New Zealand)*
*not appearing Townsville and Cairns.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW USUAL OUTLETS

AUG 5 Townsville THE CLUB James Cook Uni plus DNA and Popli Kids
AUG 6 Cairns TANKS ARTS CENTRE plus Zilch
AUG 10 – Armidale ‘THE STRO’ UNE plus Disasteradio and Manic Sleeper Cell.
AUG 11 – Newcastle CBD HOTEL plus Disasteradio and Alps
AUG 12 – Wollongong UNIBAR plus Disasteradio and Sydney Girls Choir
AUG 13 – Sydney MANNING BAR plus Disasteradio and Step Panther
AUG 14 – Canberra ANU BAR plus Disasteradio and Super Best Friends.
AUG 18 – Byron Bay HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN plus Disasteradio and Oh Ye Denver Birds
AUG 19 – Gold Coast COOLANGATTA HOTEL plus Disasteradio and Oh Ye Denver Birds
AUG 20 – Brisbane THE EDGE Qld State Library ALL-AGES 12 – 4pm
plus Ballpark Music & Jungle Giants
AUG 20 – Brisbane THE HIFI plus Disasteradio, Oh Ye Denver Birds and Ponyloaf
AUG 21 – Caloundra KINGS BEACH TAVERN plus Disasteradio and Vagrant City Scandal
AUG 25 – Ballarat BENDED ELBOW plus Disasteradio and The Dark Arts
AUG 26 – Melbourne THE HIFI plus Disasteradio, Boys Boys Boys and 8Bit Love
AUG 27 – Geelong BENDED ELBOW plus Disasteradio, The Universal and Boys Boys Boys
AUG 28 – Hobart THE BRISBANE HOTEL plus Disasteradio and Tiger Choir
AUG 31 – Adelaide THE GOV plus Disasteradio, Boys Boys Boys and The Bottlerockets
SEPT 1 – Bunbury THE PRINCE plus Disasteradio and Boys Boys Boys
SEPT 2 – Albany STUDIO 146 plus Disasteradio and Boys Boys Boys
SEPT 3 – Perth AMPLIFIER BAR plus Disasteradio and Boys Boys Boys
SEPT 4 – Fremantle NEWPORT HOTEL plus Disasteradio and Boys Boys Boys

PLAYBUTTON

The PLAYBUTTON is a badge filled with music – a wearable button that has the entire new Regurgitator album on it. A newly developed format to engage with music in an on-the-run world. You plug in headphones and the album starts to play. You can adjust various EQ presets and skip tracks etc. Comes with a USB cable to recharge.

http://www.playbutton.co/

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