Cab’s fourth album has been mixed and will come out this November.
Cab are kinda lazy right now.
Handheld recording of our Winterbound show at Melbourne’s beer stained and iconic Tote Hotel, recorded on handheld Tascam by Tim Niblock (thanks Tim Niblock!). We welcome anyone interested enough to record our live sets.
We’re up to our arses in mixing and remixing tracks for the Fourth (it’s coming – no, really it is). But one last gig before all that release malarky at the Tote on Sun July 20th. It’ll be loose. Few surprises maybe…
After a well weird 2013 we’re back in the studio again with Woody on dials and what have you to finally complete all tracks for the Fourth. Some of them are on their fourth mix, so that’s kind of apt. We must be fucking insane.
Anyway, we’ve been asked to do a set at one of our fave Melbourne venues, Yah Yah’s in Collingwood on Saturday May 10th to celebrate their change of ownership. We love Mary and the YY’s gang – they’ve always been super nice to us and shows there are always relaxed and good fun. It’ll also be our only show until late July. It’s free and it’ll be drunk and dancey.
So come join us.
We’re coming close to getting the live show to where we’d like it to be – something you can dance to, lots of free forming improvisation with electronics and some fun AV treatments. Our recent NSC show was a big step forward and folks seem to dig it.
Here’s a snippet and some pics (awesome visuals by out friends at Select AV)
Then it’s Hobart, Wollongong and Sydney!
Yes – you heard that right. Fourth album will finally be released as a double vinyl in June 2014. Singles (proper ones this time) out in September and another in March with the release of the digital version of the album. I can’t believe the end is in sight…
And here are all shows lined up for the rest of 2013 (who said the Cab were lazy bastards)?
UPDATED 25th Sept…
A positive frenzy of shows…
BLACK CAB playing a club show (beats, synth and vox) at Yah Yahs, Sunday 21st July as part of the 2013 Gertrude Street Projection Festival.
We’re helping to kick off the 2013 Gertrude Street Projection Festival as well as end the 2013 Leaps & Bounds Music Festival by playing a free gig at Yah Yah’s, 99 Smith Street Collingwood on Sunday 21st July.
This will be a duo/club show, featuring electronic versions of tracks from their forthcoming fourth album inspired by the Games of the XXI Olympiad (1976 Montreal summer Olympics).
As part of the Gertrude Street Projection Festival, this show will see Yah Yah’s transformed into an exotic light filled gallery with a collection of projection artists while Black Cab provide the soundtrack. Milica Stanojlovic from http://meltstation.com/ will be doing our set.
We’re returning to one of our favorite Melbourne venues, the Northcote Social Club on Sunday June 9th for a full band show with guests Lowtide and MRSPKR from The Queens Head. Pre-sales can still be nailed via: https://corner.ticketscout.com.au/gigs/1375-black-cab and our beloved and long suffering Pozible’s fly VIP. Expect some oldies, newies and those other ones.
In album news, we’ve been tracking some *final* stuff for the last three songs of the new album at Idge’s ace Soundpark studio plus Tim Holme’s continues to mix stuff in London. We’re finally getting somewhere and the album (at least the digital version – the only physical version will be vinyl) should be out in October or November.
And Sean Simmons at Premier (as well as the excellent Spoils) is now handling our Australian bookings so we’re looking forward to doing more Melbourne and national gigs later this year. Rooty Hill here we come!
We’re doing a few shows…
First up is an intimate club and full band show at Grace Darling’s Basement club on Friday May 3rd. This will be a late night show (doors 10pm) for people to come down and listen to tracks we’ve completed or are in the process of completing for the dreaded Fourth, see us perform them to various levels of quality, and then have a dance as we mix them up to a clubbish frenzy. We have a special guest band joining us and the whole night is intended to be an excuse to get wrecked, particularly for Wes and Lucy who are fucking off overseas for a bit, as well as our long suffering Pozible supporters who have understandably written the whole thing off as a poorly performing investment along the lines of emu farming and the like. This will be a fun, intimate gig. No it won’t – we’ve CANCELLED this one (venue & PA is just too small).
For those of you near Newstead in country Vic, Cab will be playing a tripped up stripped back club set under the stars on Saturday May 4th as part of the Newstead short story tattoo. The organiser is one Neil Boyack, now an author, who played guitar with me, James and Steve Law in a fairly ordinary 90′s band called Foil. It’ll be good to have a drink with him and Chris Grierson (also an author who played bass in said same ordinary band) and celebrate all those shitty gigs we played way back when, as well as those we still have to play…
Then we’ll launch a new single at the NSC on Sunday 9th June (long weekend). Not sure what we’ll launch. But it’ll be a single.
As for the album, well, we’ve three songs to mix. But I have to write some lyrics. So it’s close-ish, in a cab sort of way…
We had such a good time performing Suicide’s legendary first album at Pure Pop Records (in 40 degree heat!) we’re going to do it JUST ONE MORE TIME. This time we’re doing a double header at Yah Yah’s on Friday Jan 25th with Mikelangelo’s and his Hot Pearl Snatch band doing the Cramps’ classic A Date With Elvis.
Friday January 25th at Yah Yah’s Fitzroy Melbourne.
And you can get pre-sales here.