Sunday, March 16, 2014

So, what the hell... where's that album already?

Just a note of update, dearhearts:

That record you've all been asking after is 3/4 in the can. Drums, guitars and vocals are el finito, but the bass awaits.

"I thought you were supposed to be a bass player - why don't you just record it already?"

That's a great question.  We're in a state of moving house and have been for sometime.  I moved, we moved the studio and Daniel moved.  So everything is in boxes and tubs.  We'll post new-new-new studio pics and probably do a few "I Forgot I Owned It" posts for our gear fanatic fans as we unpack everything.

Get off our case already.  Let's push release date to summer 2014 just to be safe.

Yours always,

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

"open the oaken container // the history of our hemisphere"

I've had scads of our international fans contacting us this month to ask, "Hey, I heard there was a tornado in the general vicinity of where you guys live, sort of. Are you ok?".
Yes, we're fine.

Totaly unrelated to that, here's a peek at the current state of the new record.
We've tracked drums for everything and are in the arrangement tweaking and bass part demo stages.

Here's a list of song titles in absolutely no particular order whatsoever:

Barren Wastes
Behold the Darkness
Clock & Key
Cogs & Gears
Default to Static
Iron Yokes
John Farson
New Machines
Oligarch's Sceptre
Scythe & Sickle
Slave Graves
Village of Disease
We Want Your Blood

After the release, we'll have photocopies of handwritten lyric and chord sheets available digitally and via postal mail if you live somewhere without the internet.
The album will also be available on cassette, as long as you're ok with me recording over Boston and Striesand dubs I bought at the flea market.

This vast and sweeping landscape of our crushing cultural hopelessness will be available for download before the holiday season.
Or whenever Daniel and I get done with it.

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tascam, stephen king, cassette tapes, four tracks, the gunslinger, teac,
nakamichi, maxell, tdk, peavey mystic, pencils, legal pads

Sunday, January 27, 2013

MMDS 2013 Schedule and Announcements

Hey scumbags. After a couple of years off Daniel and I have a concrete schedule for our 2013 album, tentatively titled "If Everything is Meaningful, Nothing is Important" or "Everything's Important; Nothing Matters.".
It's 13 new lo-fi indie rock home recorded songs about (what else) how we're all doomed.

We're also re-releasing newly remastered versions of our first 3 albums to mark the 10th anniversary of "Ignore Your Problems and They'll Go Away".
It will be a 4 disc boxed set including rarities and unreleased material.
I use the term "disc" loosely, obviously. It will be available for free with new printable artwork here and on bandcamp.

Please enjoy this picture of me and Daniel from about 12 years ago while we were working on "Ignore..." - I hope he finds it as embarrassing as I do. He had really big hair for a while there.

TAGS: Moon Mission Death Squad, Indie Rock, Lazy Slackers, Lo-Fi, Tascam, Cassette Tapes, Four Tracks, 4 Tracks, Home Recording

Sunday, March 25, 2012

No, nothing bad has happened to us...

taking photos

Daniel and I have about a dozen new songs, but are both so busy with our respective jobs that we haven't recorded them yet. You can expect our next record, "Everything's Important; Nothing Matters." to come out summer 2013. I've been shooting rolls and rolls of film and Daniel is in a ton of other bands, so don't worry about us. In the meanwhile, you should listen to The Karl Hendricks Trio. Highly under-appreciated.

Monday, February 22, 2010

My Joke is Ruining Your Joke - 2009

I'm in the process of uploading everything to SoundCloud so you can listen in online and download in full quality for free.

My Joke is Ruining Your Joke by moonmissiondeathsquad

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The New Studio

I'll post some better (daylight) pictures when it's done.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

New Album: "My Joke is Ruining Your Joke"

The new album is finished (no artwork yet), but please download it. It's the best record we've ever made.

the mp3 version -

the flac version -

(if you don't know, which one you want, you want the mp3s)

Get the lyrics here. Yeah, it's a text file.