Our show with Alcest was amazing. Their frontman Neige actually stopped and watched us soundcheck with our song I Come From Downtown. He only watched for about 30 seconds but if you consider that man has written some of the best guitar rock known to mankind, it was pretty sweet.
Here is a pic of myself with Neige from Alcest
We debuted a new song at the Alcest show as well. It doesn’t have a name yet but it’s been fun to dive headfirst into the songwriting/creation process again. We worked on fine tuning it quite a bit and I subjectively feel it’s a step in our personal sonic evolution.
We have a few shows that have to be confirmed yet but for now please join us at the following:
Rishloo / This Patch of Sky / Guilt Trap / Seven Nines & Tens
Thursday February 23rd @ the Astoria
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Miens / The Waning Light / Seven Nines & Tens
Saturday April 15th @ 333
Conan / North / Mendozza / Seven Nines & Tens / HERON
Saturday May 13th @ the Astoria
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Thanks to Timothy Nguyen Photography for these pics of us at the Rickshaw Theatre during our set supporting Alcest.
We’ve been quite busy prepping for our show next Saturday at the Rickshaw Theatre opening for French legends Alcest (along with US art metallers The Body, and Deafheaven side offering Creepers)
I’d like to say thanks to our comrades at Dullest Records for their agreeing to release our new live album “Live at the Smilin Buddha Cabaret.” You can check it out below. We are proud to be able to put out a live recording which didn’t have to be cut, pasted, altered, auto tuned, or edited before it’s release.
Once our show Saturday February 4th with Alcest, The Body, and Creepers is over we’ll be posting our spring shows that we have booked thus far. We’ve got a few planned and are pumped to be playing some new music potentially for our fans. Here is a picture of a new song we recorded at practice last Friday:
The official facebook post rock page nominated “Set the Controls” for best post rock release of the year. Thanks for that! There were some big timers nominated including If These Trees Could Talk, 65days of static, Mogwai, Caspian, Tides From Nebula, Windmills by the Ocean, Mustard Gas & Roses, and Explosions in the Sky.
In other news Factory Worker Media put together a playlist for the longest day of the year. We are always game for being included in playlists with Neurosis, Anciients, Brain Tentacles, and Muscle and Marrow.
In closing, cheers to anyone who came out to a show, bought a cd, exchanged words with us, shared a stage, 2016 was our best year but a large margin and I don’t see us slowing down. If you haven’t picked up our new album yet, you can do so at the Season of Mist shop:
DON”T FORGET TO COME SEE US WITH ALCEST SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4TH @ the Rickshaw Theatre
Eternal respect to the Apocalypse Sunrise/Suna studios crew for their support of our music.
Our 2nd album “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Slums” has been nominated for a Whammy award for best album. In addition we received a nomination for best Avant Garde band. Please vote for us at the following link. As always thank you for supporting Seven Nines & Tens, the Rock & Roll band, and the Tens foundation for excellence in the arts.
The 2017 Whammy Awards Voting Page
Photo by Shane Lange
Our new record “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Slums” is now distributed by Season of Mist. Thank you to Danny Katz from Dullest Records for helping arrange this. You can order a copy at the link below. I played my first show with this project 8 years ago nearly to the day on November 19th, 2008 and it seems that we are just getting started.
Our set at the Smilin’ Buddha Cabaret seemed to go over well last weekend. Thanks to Factory Worker Media for the exceptionally complimentary discourse.
When the Smoke Cleared: BOG at SBC (w/ Seven Nines & Tens, Regrets, and Destroy the Destroyer) 5 Nov 2016
In closing don’t forget to catch us with Alcest on February 4th
Our first gig of 2017 is a big one. We are supporting French shoegaze/black metal pioneers Alcest @ the lovely Rickshaw Theater along with The Body, and Creepers. I don’t think I objectively played guitar or wrote songs the same after I heard Alcest for the first time. I actually saw them at the Rickshaw in 2011 along with Junius and Enslaved (what a line up) and it was fantastic. This is not an evening to be missed. Saturday February 4th 2017 @ the Rickshaw Theatre. Please mark it on your calendar. A big thank you to Modified Ghost for booking the show and asking us to play.
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE FOR ALCEST W/THE BODY, CREEPERS, & SEVEN NINES & TENS
If you’d prefer to not have to wait until 2017 to see us perform then consider joining us this Saturday. We are playing with our friends Bog and Regrets at the historic Smilin Buddha Cabaret. Fortunately it’s our drummer Drew’s birthday (as well as our buddy Sage from the Waning Light) unfortunately it’s Johnny Matter’s (vocalist from bog) last show with them. It’ll be a night to remember.
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE – BOG, SEVEN NINES & TENS, REGRETS, & DESTROY THE DESTROYER @ THE SBC
Last but not least, our 2nd record “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Slums” was nominated for “Best Record” at the 2nd annual Whammy awards. This is our 2nd nomination for such an award (last year we were nominated for Best Avant Garde band). We lost last year and the pain is still present and stings like a bitch. Let’s win this year:
Vote for Best Album Seven Nines & Tens “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Slums” at the following link https://survey.fbapp.io/whammys-2016-nominees-by-category
The Georgia Straight generally includes 8 or 9 bands in their “Best of Vancouver” issue every fall. This year we were fortunate enough to be included. Some pretty huge names have been included in past editions, so this is a pretty cool milestone for us.
Here is a pic of us with two other artists “The Jolts” and “Tor”. You’ll also notice that Riley is holding a guitar (he moved from bass to 2nd guitar) and Max Madrus from the Nautilus is in the picture (he is our new bassist and he rules).
Here is a link to the actual article where I prattle on about things I like:
Seven Nines & Tens “Best of bands 2016” Dave Interview
In other news, COME TO THIS SHOW ON SATURDAY 333 CLARK GOOD BANDS DON’T ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Needless to say our performances with Minus the Bear, This Will Destroy You, If These Trees Could Talk, and Spotlights, this past month were absolutely, insanely incredible. What an honor to play with such skilled bands. Each has such a unique set of strengths all of which wowed us and the audience.
Our next show is Saturday October 1st @ 333 w/Blessed & Cheap High.
We played with Reuben and Drew from Blessed in 2013 when they were in the band “GSTS.” The line up was them, us, Botanist (amazing), and Behold the Arctopus (insane). Check the link below the show poster for the facebook event link.
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE LINKZELDA
In closing, we had our picture taken @ the Ovaltine cafe last night with two other bands. One is a garage rock band and the other an electronic artist. What for you ask? You’ll have to wait and see…
Until then xoxo – Dave / Seven Nines & Tens
So this is happening:
When I first moved to Vancouver in 2005 with aspirations of being a “professional musician” Minus the Bear were my absolute favorite band. This is quite the honor and don’t look now but we’ve played with 2/4’s of Seattle legends BOTCH just this summer (Brian Cook in Sumac and Dave Knudson in Minus the Bear)
A big thanks to anyone/everyone who has bought our new record! The response so far has been unbelievable! Keep it coming folks!
One last thing:
Drew and I are headlining a Tragically Hip Tribute night September 2nd, 2016 at the Rickshaw. The two of us along with members of local crushers The Waning Light will be performing 4 songs. You will have to wait until then to see which one’s we’ve chosen. All proceeds will be going to Gordon Downie’s charity!
What a line up!
All three of these American bands get regular play on my headphones. This show is going to be one for the ages no doubt.
A big thanks to Jason from Modified Ghost for putting us on the bill.
RSVP for the show HERE
In closing here is another pic from our set at TACO FEST
Photo by Nathanual Hein