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Photo Recap: Norwegian Arms LP Release/Apocalypse Party w/Pattern is Movement, Laser Background & Night Panther at JB's

- by Rachel Barrish


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Weekend Warrior, December 21 - 23

OK, I’m sure everyone has probably had enough of the jokes about the Mayan Apocalypse, but it does give us a reason to party like it’s 1999 (again - luv ya Prince!). And so does Norwegian Arms’ Album Release Party at Johnny Brenda’s tonight with Night Panther, Laser Background and Pattern is Movement, who has come out of hibernation for the momentous occasion to throwdown with all new tunes. Little Baby’s Ice Cream will also be there with a very special apocalyptic ice cream as DJ Eddie Austin on the wheels of steel. Check out our interview with Norwegian Arms’ Brendan Mulvihill HERE, and then go see them and the rest of their uber-talented musician pals tear up the stage this evening! Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ - Q.D. Tran 
 
Other things to do for the Mayan Apocalypse and the days after…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SAT Renegade, Sweatheart, SUN A Yuletide Holiday Extravaganza w/Emily and Micah McGraw
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Juston Sten & The Get Real Gang, Conversations With Enemies, Glow in the Dark, (Upstairs) Exploding World Record Release Show w/Circadian Rythms, Lux Perpetua, SAT Swearin’, SUN Doomed to Obscurity, Molting
 
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI The Pretty Greens, Low Cut Connie, SAT In Memory of Joe Strummer: A Benefit for Strummerville w/Split Red, The Successful Failures, The Future Unwritten, Cold Roses, Betty Iron Thumbs, Blayer Pointdujour & The Rockers Galore, I Yahn I Arkestra & More
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Orbit to Leslie, Anjuli Josephine, The Atomiqs, SAT (All Ages) Secrenaut, Cycle, Tuesday Night, Brothers and Sisters, (Late) Manataway Creek Ramblers, Brad Hinton Band, Jesse Lundy Band, Matt Helm Scream, Barren Wells
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI The Fallen Troubadors, GRiZ, Black Horse Motel, SAT Val de Val, Way Home, Seamus Brown, David Cope
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI Gin Canaries, SAT The Wittchen Initiative, SUN Good Graces
 
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Vice Royal, G and T, Relatives, The Skeleton Frames
 
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI Gillian Grassie, Andrew Lipke, SAT (Early) Laura Mann, (Late) Graham Alexander
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) SAT Lost Season, Extractus, Legends Never Die, Beyond Balck Skies, Humanity Forsaken, Impact winter, Anomaly, SUN Bonner, Spies Like Them, The Giving Stones, Matt Cermanski, Bonner & Rising
 
Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) FRI Among Criminals, No Such Noise!
 
The Blockley (3801 Chestnut St.) SAT Beru Revue
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI Jasafar Blues Band, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Downstairs) Find Vienna, Talain Rayne, LizBeth Rose, (Downstairs) The Once Was, Air is Human, Joe Trainor Trio, SAT The Kalob Griffin Band, Toy Soldiers, Sean Hoots, SUN Boy Wonder
 
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI The Indefatigables
 
Triumph Brewery (117 Chestnut St.) FRI The Nines, SAT The Happy Dog
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St. Philadelphia) FRI “It’s the End of the World (Again!)” w/S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D.
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI The Beta Phase, Crobot, Winston's Dog, East of the West, SAT Faster, Jason Ager, One Sound Nation
 
Sprinkle Kingdom (Please contact one of the acts or the venue for more details.) FRI Idle Idols
 
Hong Kong Garden (Please contact one of the acts or the venue for more details.) FRI Joint Chiefs of Math, Lana Avacada
 
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Where Is My Mind?: Norwegian Arms' Brendan Mulvihill

We’ve had Norwegian Arms’ new LP Wolf Like a Stray Dog on our radar for a while now. The band (who were performing as a duo at the time) came into HotBox Studios a few months ago to record an in-studio live performance for our Choice/Cuts series and to talk about the group’s history as well as their forthcoming album. We recently caught up with Norwegian Arms’ Brendan Mulvihill once again to slip in another interview just in case the world ends tomorrow. So we had a chance to chat with him about his plans to celebrate the Mayan Apocalypse (which will also double as Norwegian Arms’ album release party), the band’s experiences recording the new record, the residency tour of Philly DIY spaces that they went on since our Choice/Cuts session, and much, much more, which you can read about HERE.  

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Where Is My Mind? Norwegian Arms' Brendan Mulvihill

- by Q.D. Tran 


We’ve had Norwegian Arms’ new LP Wolf Like a Stray Dog on our radar for a while now. The band (who were performing as a duo at the time) came into HotBox Studios a few months ago to record an in-studio live performance for our Choice/Cuts series and to talk about the group’s history as well as their forthcoming album. We recently caught up with Norwegian Arms’ Brendan Mulvihill once again to slip in another interview just in case the world ends tomorrow. So we had a chance to chat with him about his plans to celebrate the Mayan Apocalypse (which will also double as Norwegian Arms’ album release party), the band’s experiences recording the new record, the residency tour of Philly DIY spaces that they went on since our Choice/Cuts session, and much, much more, which you can read about below.
 
 
 
The Deli: You recorded your album over a week at Dr. Dog’s studio Meth Beach. What was the best part about getting your songs into their studio? How did you record your earlier material?
 
Brendan Mulvihill: Actually, we've recorded essentially all of our released material at Meth Beach. For Trimmings of Hides, we used a borrowed four-track recorder (from Dom of DRGN KING), and just recorded live. Those were tracked by Jose Diaz, who later ended up mixing our album. When it came time for the album, we were able to bring our own computer and hook it up to the equipment that Dr. Dog had used to record Be the Void. Those were tracked by Michael Chadwick. We had absolute freedom there, and being in that space allowed Eric to be a little more spontaneous about what went on each track. He'd just look at the wall, grab something, and lay a track down. Also there's a swing in the control room, which was nice to use. The best part was not feeling pressured by costs. We were only limited by how long we could push ourselves each day before calling it quits.
 
TD: Did the songs change much? If so, how?
 
BM: The songs, as they stand on the album, are very close to what I've always had in my mind, even when writing them halfway around the world. Eric's ability to bring the parts to life and craft things around the mandolin and vocals is hugely responsible for that. It's easier to make these things happen when you work with hyper-talented people. From a structural standpoint, I'd say little was changed. They're basically fleshed out versions of the songs I wrote in my apartment.
 
TD: What was the most difficult obstacle during the recording process?
 
BM: I would say time constraints. Getting eleven tracks down and complete in a week is a daunting task, especially because we hadn't played many of these songs live at the time, so often we were crafting parts in the studio. We essentially were working at a grueling pace the entire week.
 
TD: In our Choice/Cuts interview, you talked about recruiting more musicians to fill out the live sound to match what you created on this album in the studio. Since then, Andy Molholt (Laser Background, ex-Armchairs) Andy Molholt has joined the group on keys. Do you plan on adding any other players live?
 
BM: At this point we're not planning on adding anyone else. Andy's tenure with the band was actually a bit serendipitous. We had a run of shows where Eric couldn't play. At the time, he was drumming AND playing keyboards at the same time. Being that it's difficult to find a drummer who can do that, we added Andy to supplement the stand-in drummer. Once Eric could play again, we decided, unrehearsed, to play as the three-piece you see now. It worked out wonderfully, and therefore became more permanent.
  
TD: You did a residency at DIY spaces around Philly where you actually lived in the venue before the show there. What inspired you to do that?
 
BM: Basically, Andy and I were talking about show residencies, and our feelings towards them. Then the idea came up to have a traveling residency. We've known each other long enough that we just have these intense idea exchange conversations. The idea was to put us out of our comfort zone in order to inspire creativity.
 
TD: What was the craziest thing that happened to you while living there?
 
BM: It was definitely at the OX when a 71-year-old resident decided to run around naked, and shouted expletives at the showgoers during my set.
 
TD: Did any new material come from that residency?
 
BM: A lot of bits and pieces came together, I used it as a chance to work on some minor bits of material. We also played one new song that was half improvised. Who knows what will happen with that.
 
TD: Are there any plans yet to tour around the country in support of the album?
 
BM: We'd like to, and we have our feelers out. Right now we're looking to get to SXSW and back in March. We haven't really looked beyond that yet.
 
TD: If you were to tour in Russia, what cities would you want to hit and why?
 
BM: There are so many - one of the most intriguing things about Russia are all the different ethnicities/cultures and cities. I'd go to all the insane places I heard about, but never got to visit. Like that guy Vissarion's settlement, I was close to that without realizing. Other places would be like Arkhangelsk, Norilsk (really polluted nickel mining town with penal camps), Yakustsk (hang out with reindeer herders in permafrost), and Petrapavlovsk-Kamchatsky (would love to see all the volcanoes). I would especially like to travel to the caucuses, like Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia. Of course, I'd go back to Tomsk, and definitely Tuva. 
 
TD: After spending so much time in the country, you now no better about the lifestyle there. What would you warn your bandmates to do?
 
BM: Don't smile too much, Russians will think you're crazy. Also don't whistle indoors, you'll get yelled at. Avoid drunk meatheads on the train. Overall, just loosen up, and let all the oddities pique your curiosity.
 
TD: You are a co-founder of ESL Folk, and have traveled to Russia, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile. Where will be the next place(s) that the program takes you? What countries would you most want to travel to for the program?
 
BM: We never really know too far in advance, but it looks like this year we'll be going to Bolivia and perhaps Peru and Chile. It's hard to tell though. I'd love to go to Bolivia though!
 
TD: What was your favorite country so far, and why?
 
BM: That's an impossible question to answer.
 
TD: According to the Mayan calendar, Friday will be the end of the world. What do you have planned for your last night on earth?
 
BM: We'll be celebrating the release of our album at Johnny Brenda's with Pattern is Movement, Laser Background, and Night Panther. I really can't think of a better place to be than at this show.
 
TD: If you somehow manage to survive, what will you do the day after to celebrate?
 
BM: I'll probably get brunch the next day.
 
TD: What would you want your last meal to be before the end of the world?
 
BM: Whiskey.
 
TD: What would be the last song that you’d want to hear?
 
BM: Pattern is Movement's new song “Wonderful.”
 
TD: Little Baby’s made an apocalyptic ice cream specifically for your release show. How did that come about, and do you know what ingredients will be in the ice cream?
 
BM: It came about because the drummer of Laser Background (Sam Tremble) had the idea, and then forgot he had the idea. Luckily he told Andy from Laser Background before he forgot. I believe the ingredients will include cream, sugar, and flavoring. Don't know anything beyond that. We've also heard it's going to be black. 
 
TD: What's your favorite thing to get at the deli?
 
Raw Almonds.
 
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New Norwegian Arms LP Available for Streaming!

Sweet! Norwegian Arms’ first full-length album Wolf Like A Stray Dog is available for streaming HERE. Its official release date is scheduled for January 15, 2013, but pre-orders start tomorrow. You’ll be able to get the LP on vinyl, CD and cassette, which will come with a booklet containing Brendan Mulvihill’s writings and photographs. Norwegian Arms will be celebrating “the end of the world” at Johnny Brenda’s on December 21 with Laser Background and Night Panther. We also heard that there will be a special performance by a smooth-ass duo.
 
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