Conversion Party

Dear Hugo Chavez,

CP Live @ Glasslands June 10 w/ Special Guest DOM

Friends,

Conversion Party is playing a very special show at Glasslands on Thursday June 10th with a bevy of great new bands:  Radical Dads, Golden Girls, and Dom.

We think you’ll enjoy it, so please join us.

Details:

Where: Glasslands, 289 Kent ave., Brooklyn.
When: 8:30 p.m. Thursday June 10th
How much: $7
How to get there: Bedford Ave. stop off the L Train, the B62 Bus, or Hopstop.

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CP Union Pool Appearance Canceled

Hi y’all. Unfortunately, Conversion Party won’t be able to play tomorrow night’s Union Pool gig as we were scheduled to do, because our drummer, Matt Potter, was viciously attacked by a group of fuckwad teenagers so badly that he had bleeding on the brain. The gig will go on without us, and we’re bummed we can’t do it, but Potter’s health takes precedence in this case. If  you’re in New York, you should go to the show anyway!

Sorry to Radical Dads, et al.

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Two New Mixes

Upgra-aaaaade, y’all. New mixes.

Just mix: blood, sweat, tears

Dream Island

Terrible Widow

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Update

Finishing the record.

Just posted two mixes over on myspace. Check ’em out.

We’re playing at Union Pool on Thursday, April 8th with Radical Dads and Thunderfakers. Check the swan dive, tile-face.

See y’all in the deep end.

We just laugh and laugh.

Wham.

Summer Reading

Creative Juices.

Shoot when you see the whites of their eyes. duh.

Schemelion

Waxfinger

Outta Here.

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April, that bitch.

Thanks to everyone who made the Cafe Nine show a success on Saturday. We had a good crowd, despite the terrible March weather. I’m not sure what that T.S. Eliot guy was talking about April being cruel, because we’re pretty sure March sucks more.

Up next for Conversion Party is a gig at Union Pool in Williamsburg with high-energy indie poppers, Radical Dads and Thunderfakers on Thursday April 8. Stay tuned for more updates.

In the meantime, check out this rad Chad Muska video to take your mind off the shitty weather.

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2010…Go!

And we’re back. Thanks for checking in.

We have some exciting news items to report.

First and foremost, the new album is in the works. We’re knocking around a few tentative titles, including: Red, White, and Meat, White Slavery, and Chinchillas in the Mist. Tough decisions. But seriously, the album is going really well.

In mid-November, after many months of writing, worrying, fighting, making-up, riding trains, fighting some more, worrying we weren’t ready, etc. we arrived at Sine Studios in the medium-sized American metropolis known as Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, for a long weekend of recording.

Philly Strreeeetz. unh.

Our friends Matt and Mike manned the board, as they did on More No More. Consummate professionals that they are, they coaxed the band into a semi-hypnotized state where performing was all. And this time around, we were joined by our confidant, attaché, referee, masseuse, Bro-ducer Sean Greenhalgh. Sean brought his clipboard and pencils, and taskmaster that he is, drove us like the dumb mules we are. Buddy and Potter performed miracles, as did the rest of the band.

Andy Warhol

Awwwwww.

Kismat

El Doctor

The Mona Lisa

Buddy and Wax Check the Charts

Since that time, we’ve been recording guitars, keyboards, fiddles and jew harps in damp basements up and down the Eastern Seaboard. There is still lots of work to be done. But the songs are our best yet and we’re feeling very good about the results thus far. We hope some of you are as excited as we are to hear the final result.

We’ll be posting an a mix of one of the songs soon. It’s called Awake. When I hear it, I just think, “Some guy screamin’ in a room.” But we’ll let you be the judge.

In the meantime, we’ll be showing off our chops with a steady clip of shows in the coming months.

First up:

May we?

This Saturday, January 9th, 2010 at Union Hall in Park Sloop @ 8pm. $8: PURSESNATCHERS 10:30 / NEW MEXICOE 9:45 / COLUMBOID 8:50 / CONVERSION PARTY 8:00. We’re playing the early slot, so think 8. Ocho. Get that number in your head, kid.

Next up: Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 at Lit Lounge on the Lower East Side. This show is going to be the proverbial “tits.” For probably the first time ever, we got to choose the bands on the bill and they’re great: Les Vinyl, Eula, and Honey Wagon. Plus, there’ll be an after party/house party over on 13th and Ave A. If you ever wanted to rub elbows with Kurt Cobain, Eddie Van Halen, Ray Davies, David Byrne, Eddie Vedder, and J. Mascis, this isn’t your chance. But we will give you a can of beer and a shot.

And remember, as a great man once said: “You’re not drunk on cider. You’re drunk with cider.”

Ok, ready? Noses to grindstones. Hands to fires. Go. Go. Go.

Besos,

CP

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Conversion Party Live, Saturday April 11th, 9:45 Lit Lounge

People,

Conversion Party is playing Lit Lounge in NYC on Saturday, April 11th at 9:45. We’ve got a handful of new songs. We’ll be joined by Roadside Graves and Gutz (gulp). I just realized that this sounds like the most depraved gig in the history of music. But we’re hoping to make it a pleasant time. Sounds like we’re actually playing at 9:45, so if you’re coming, try to be on time (for once in your life). Looking forward to seeing everyone. Besos, CP

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Conversion Party Live, This Friday, March 27th, Bank Street Cafe

Potter Conversion Party

Potter's Magic Conversion Party

We were up in New London this weekend getting ready for next weekend’s gig when we caught wind of this little mix-up on the marquee. Or maybe it’s not a mix-up. I guess we’ll just show up and find out. You should too. The show is this Friday, March 27th at the Bank Street Cafe on (you guessed it) Bank Street. We’ll be joined by Honey Wagon and Heroins. We hope New Londoners will make it out for a good old fashion Conversion Party.

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Feb Deuce

Things are moving along in the Conversion Party camp. We’re in the process of writing some new songs. We’re building a rehearsal space in Norwalk, CT. And we’re setting up shows for the coming months. If anyone is reading this blog (doubtful) and likes this band (also doubtful), please feel free to contact us about setting something up. We love to play your lovely venues.

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Giblets

A post-Thanksgiving sack of assorted extras: two demos and a live track. Click the cover art below to download. Enjoy.

giblets_cover

This weekend, Conversion Party heads to Philly for a show at Connie’s Ric Rac, where they will order their cheese steaks “wiz wit.” In the coming months, look for a new EP from the band and more shows.

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