While this has proven great for us, both in terms of exposure and income, we've regrettably left the independent film maker "out in the cold" with the restrictive terms of our "general public" license.
Therefore, we'd like to offer this "Portable Folk Band Potential Use Pack", which contains 9 instrumental tracks in lossless wav format, free to be used for monster beat drops, transition music, videothings, sampling, etc. The shorter tracks are all cropped and ready to be looped, if you're into that type of thing.
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Everything: [directory listing] [zip]
If you end up using any of these, please do let us know.
Welp, we just finished up playing live shows for a bit, and in the meantime, we're settling in for a good 'bout of recalibration, reconsideration, relocation, and most importantly, recording.
So when we....re-form like Voltron, we'll have some of those helicopter pilot headphones (to hear instructions clearly and simultaneously mute propeller noise), and we'll also have the propellers to match. And sturdier , less deer-like legs. And less of this mollasses-mouth.
In the meantime, I dunno....feel free to check out Tinysongs, featuring songs typically under 40 seconds long.
In closing, I'd like to quote the words of a young man from Sylva, NC: "Fucking shut up and play something!"
Haven't said anything in a while here, so I'm just gonna blab a bit about what's going on. We're going on a lil, iddy-biddy tour this weekend - hitting both western and eastern upstate New York. In mid-August, we head down south - Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia - you know, the works. We are preparing a new song for our next Philadelphia show - the one at the Tritone. After that, we will not be playing any Philly shows for at least a couple of months. We're gonna work on a bunch of new songs to ensure that we don't play the same 8 songs forever. And that's it! So - if you have any questions, if you'd like to rent out a warehouse to Nat and Mark, or if you'd just like to say hello, feel free to email us: email@example.com
P.S. In case you were wondering, today is July 27, 2006.
I also started posting the confirmed tour dates (along with our local show that is exactly one month from today). If you have any leads for cool places to play in between Philadelphia and Florida, drop us a line.
After much adu, portablefolkband.com is back up. We had many fun adventures while the site was down. The axle on the van broke outside the Holland Tunnel, we..uhh...drank some beers?
Damn it feels good to see people up on it.-Mark
you know what i want for christmas? socks and long underwear.
you know what i'd want if my survival didn't depend on staying warm? new Portalbe Folk Band merchandise and a vacuum robot.
did you know we're playing more shows yet?
Now, go get a Personalized Google homepage, and put that shit on there! (Questions about what the hell RSS is? Click.)
there has been an increasing excitement brewing around here about the hot lil run of shows we have set up for the first weekend of November.
I think I've given everybody enough time to mark their calanders and if need be, tell "The Man" to get off their backs.
Check out the Shows page!!
You guys ever host a server at your little brother's house? Sometimes servers get unplugged to make room for mini-fridges, or...uh...iTunes, or Duke Ellington.
I could see getting unplugged for any of those things.
Two shows before Nat & I go down to live in Florida. Also, here's some links to some recent reviews: CDReviews.com and indie workshop.
Additionally, we've got a few shows in the Philadelphia area before we settle down for another full winter of recording, featuring: Mark and Ian in Philadelphia, and Nat and Shelly in Florida! (it's the internet!)
Stay lucid, and watch Portable Folk Band lose friends, gain friends, contract diseases, and adapt to circumstances!
Now I'm older!
P.S. Did you know you could sign up for the mailing list by scrolling all the way down this page and filling in the little form jobber? Very Fancy.
- Shelly still has a fever.
- Mark has been living for 24 years and one day.
Please celebrate the two appropriate milestones.
The new CD is now available online to buy for $5.75 (including shipping) or download for $0. Click here to read a bit about the CD and/or get a copy.
This weekend, the wonderful state of New York will be hosting hundreds of shows. We'll be playing two of them. Check the shows page!
I threw up some pictures. Though we are obviously doing the "rock out," it will quickly become apparent that such is not being done with any manner of "cock out."
What would I say if you told me we should maybe only put choice pictures up there to make us look more professional and fifty-fucking-pictures from some house party looks amaturish?
I'd tell you to get ready.
So, we had a show the other night at Ye Old The Fire. It was pretty boss. Anyway, that's not important now. I have some grander news to behold on to you.
On Saturday, Feb 12th, we'll be playing at show at The Fire with the likes of The Teeth and Apollo Sunshine.
I don't know about you, but those are both bands I'd be dropping 24 karet lucky horseshoes to go see. So. yes. do that.
As noted: just because we're pretty doesn't mean we won't fucking knife you for not showing up to that shit.Your Pal,