Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The End of an Error

After several years, two CDs, and some two-dozen shows the Posters are going on indefinite hiatus. This basically means that we will be taking the rest of 2011 off, and will regroup some time in 2012 to plan our next move. That next move may be to play a show or two, or to pick up where we left off and take over the world, or to do nothing and meet again in 2013 to revisit the question. We all still like each other and we all still like music, so it's inevitable that you'll hear from us again before the last chord fades to nothingness. 

I'll still post stuff here occasionally when it seems relevant to the musical lives of Posters alums, including any new bands and anything that happens in Posters-land. I also have a lot of video and stuff that I've not posted, mostly one-minute clips of bands we've shared the stage with, so look for that. 

When we started The Hilarious Posters we had two very specific goals: to be a band that a lot of people were pretty sure they had heard at some point, and to feel like we were only a few months from finally getting the recognition we deserved. Now that we've reached those goals it's hard to see what more there is to accomplish. 

In all seriousness though, I am extremely proud of the work we've done as a band. Our songs are great and our recordings do them justice. About half the time, when we played out, we played majestically. Of course, at about two thirds of our shows there was virtually nobody listening, but on at least two or three occasions we played beautifully to a crowd of people who genuinely cared about what we were doing. I don't think there's anything in the world more satisfying than the way such a moment makes you feel. 

But even if all this had demanded only half as much time and effort as it actually did, I would probably still be wondering if it was worth it. Being in a band is an insane amount of fun, but it's an even more insane amount of work, and it's not something that can be kept up indefinitely, week in and week out, by four people who all have non-musical careers about which they are passionate.  

The Posters will be back later to play our old songs. Depending upon how we feel then, we might also write some new songs, and play those. If we all then get hit on the head and get amnesia, completely forgetting what it was like to record Cats II, we will record a CD of the new songs.

Thanks to everybody,
Sam

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Playing at The Southern, Baby!

We're playing at The Southern this weekend with Nobis and Ladybug Transistor.

I'm listening to The Yummy Fur at work and it makes work better.


Check out this cool article about Nobis. They came to America fleeing a radioactive tsunami! I feel really guilty about thinking this, but that's the coolest band back-story I've ever heard!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Us and Ladybug Transistor at the Southern

Aww shit! Tell Spencer to send the zords, because we're playing a "high profile" show! (Update - and NOBIS has been added, ใดใ‚‡ใ‚“!)

It's going to be,  you know, full of "industry types" scoping us out, though. You should probably stay away from this one, because for the sake of your future scene cred you will want to be able to say that you stopped listening to us around March 2011, and that once we started to get famous we turned into dicks and our music suffered. I don't think they'll even let regular people in, honestly. I think you have to be somebody important.

Oh, and in the interest of completeness, here's another flier for this show...(I haven't added Nobis to this one yet. Epic zombie fail lol!) 

...and here's one for an old show that I never posted - a quickie that I threw together the day of our CD release last month.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Borrowed Beams

As promised! Here's some Borrowed Beams of Light video from when we played with them at The Southern.

Here they are sound-checking.
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Then in this one they are playing a song. I don't know what this song is called, though.
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I'm packing for my trip, and I'll post more when I get back!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Few Photos

I'm trying to get stuff off my phone/camera before I go on vacation next week, so I have room to take and store lots of new pictures, so I'm going to try to post stuff that's been accumulating here in the upcoming days. First, some pictures from last Friday.s show at The Southern.

Backstage:

Borrowed Beams of Light:

The Astronomers:


I should have some videos to post soon!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

We're Gonna Teach You To Rock!

I went to the future and brought back this awesome clip of us playing at The Southern this Friday.


I didn't even realize were we going to be taking attendance! I guess I'm going to come up with that idea some time tomorrow or something.

Kate and Leopold were there too! They were beating up Sam Tyler and Marty McFly.

According to UPS the cds have been delivered to Dave and Renee's doorstep! Get yours at the big show or go to the bandcamp page now and rock it digitally!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bandcamp

This one time at bandcamp the Posters rocked you so hard it broke both your arms! Their melodies were so sweet you got diabetes, and their lyrics were so brilliant you got skin cancer!

Not long after that, you died.

Our new record is available for free streaming and paid download at our Bandcamp page, and so is our old one.

In lieu of flowers, please come to our release show at The Southern this Friday, May 27th.