Emperor X Opening for Foxing / The Hotelier in November throughout Eastern U.S.

Nov. 1 (Wed.) – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre – TIX

Nov. 2 (Thu.) – Columbus, OH – Skully’s – TIX

Nov. 3 (Fri.) – Nashville, TN – The Basement East – TIX

Nov. 4 (Sat.) – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant – TIX

Nov. 5 (Sun.) – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck – TIX

Nov. 7 (Tue.) – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line – TIX

Nov. 8 (Wed.) – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall – TIX

Nov. 10 (Fri.) – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace – TIX

Nov. 11 (Sat.) – Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick – TIX

Nov. 12 (Sun.) – Cleveland, OH – Beachland – TIX

Nov. 14 (Tue.) – Washington, DC – The Howard – TIX

Nov. 15 (Wed.) – Philadelphia, PA – The TLA – TIX

Nov. 16 (Thu.) – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg – TIX

Nov. 17 (Fri.) – New York, NY – Racket – TIX

Nov. 18 (Sat.) – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair – TIX

Nov. 19 (Sun.) – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair – TIX


D.C. Friends: I am furious and sad to inform you that about 60 minutes after I landed in the U.S. a freight train threw sparks that lit forest fires near Metropark, NJ and shut down all rail traffic in the northeast corridor for the night.

I am stuck in Newark, safe with friends but really really annoyed that the first night of my transit-themed tour starts with a transit-caused cancellation. The only silver lining is that the song that’s gonna come out of this will be SOMETHING.

Anyone who has tickets to tonight’s show at @PieShopDC can email me (info@crmatheny.net) with a screen cap of your ticket and your mailing address and you’ll get a special surprise in the mail. I will also inform you ASAP when this show gets reschduled.

Hey @musicofeyelids — have an amazing show, and please if you remember announce this thing about the ticketholders getting a free surprise next week if you’re not too busy blowing everyone’s minds.

This Weekend’s Supporter Access Video Walkthrough

The video above is a walkthrough for this weekend’s uploaded supporter-access session files and premasters. If you’re interested about what that’s all about, check the Comms page. I’m sort of halfway between it being public and not right now; it has been a slow process figuring out a way to do it sustainably and I haven’t wanted to hang up a “WE’RE OPEN!” sign yet for that reason. But quite a few of you found out about it without me even posting about it, which has given us an opportunity to test-drive. I’ll be posting more information about it over the next few weeks as the regular pattern of activity emerges.

Late Night Evening Swedish Bus Port System Administrator

Good Saturday, all:

I’m typing this from the central bus/train station in Gothenburg. Furniture: 5 stars. Floors: 5 stars. Outlets: N/A. Heating: 3 stars, considering how cold it is outside, but I’d still call it cold in here.

I’m on my way to play a show in Stockholm tonight (at Hus 7 with Freja the Dragon and Sticky Baby) and I had some time between shuffling around with all the other cold people while we wait to transfer and writing an essay about Edouard Machery‘s ideas as applied to media theory. And I used that time to finally get the Supporter Access part of this website working. (I HOPE!)

As an example, the two posts below this one are locked and accessible only to people with accounts, which can be obtained here. These posts contain links to full session files of old abandoned E.X tracks that are nevertheless interesting for one reason or another. I have hundreds of these and I’m interested to see what people will find useful in them.

There is also a very bare-bones, currently-somewhat-neglected Comms area. I’ll be using that more regularly starting this weekend and showing up for an office hours kind of situation in a Zoom-like room where we can talk about whatever. Most people who expressed interest in this idea seemed to want to talk about music production techniques and lyrics, but I’m happy to talk about anything on y’all’s minds.

Right now it’s a very very small group of about a dozen registered users. This is wild, though, because other than putting the tabs up on the website a few months ago I have never posted about Supporter Access or made any effort whatsoever to get people to sign up. That’ll change gradually over the next few weeks as I continue to smooth out the sign-up process + as I feel more confident that the subscribers to feel like they’re getting value out of the experience.

It’s a work in progress but feel free to jump in to early days.

Love from a Swedish bus port,