It is with regret that I have to announce that our guitarist Riley McGuire and drummer Drew Christie have chosen to leave Seven Nines & Tens. They both play in mathy/emo band Guilt Trap, so if you’re into that style – you’ll love em. We played too many amazing shows with them to count. Alcest, Spotlights, Astronoid, Bosse De Nage, Minus the Bear, Sumac, Baptists, North, So Hideous, Solstafir, and Ancient VVisdom are just a sample of the acts we shared the stage with during their tenure in the band.
Max and I (Dave) are presently searching for a new drummer. Right now I’m browsing new Seven Nines & Tens music on my laptop and it’s safe to say writing for Album 3 has been well underway for over a year now. Those of you who saw us play over the last few months may recall a new song we’ve been playing. It’s working title is “Immaterial.” Now that the dust has settled a bit with the two guys leaving (it happened about a month ago) I go back and listen to the countless demos and chop sessions we worked on for this new song and I feel pride for the steps we made to hone in on what our vision of a great song. I can’t wait to record it properly and share it with you all. I think it features the prog rock leanings of our first couple of releases with further explorations of heavy, wall of sound post rock.
Thanks for following us for all these years, it’s a typical platitude, but we really are just getting started. Much Love, Dave / Seven Nines & Tens
Spring hasn’t really arrived in Vancouver UNTIL NOW
This Saturday @ the Astoria
Conan (Napalm Records) / North (Prosthetic Records) / Mendozza / Seven Nines & Tens / Heron
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THIS MONDAY APRIL 17 DO NOT MISS US GATHERING UNDER ONE ROOF (THE ASTORIA) TO PERFORM WITH SEER ASTRONOID AND GHOST BATH
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Also, here is some secret news if you’ve read this far: we just agreed to do a release with an American indie record label and will be announcing the signing in a few weeks.
So we’re supporting the bands Astronoid and Ghostbath Monday April 17 @ the Astoria. Vancouver band Seer will be opening the show. They’re very good. This is a Modified Ghost joint.
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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.
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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