My first show in Berlin was at this spot in…I’m guessing 2012? 2013? Not entirely sure, but I know it was here and I know it cemented me wanting to move to Europe. Absolute legend of a venue. I’ll be playing some new songs through a tiny distorted amp and yelling a lot and recording the whole thing in pristine stereo 44.1 kHz 16-bit .WAV format and uploading it to a platform I’m playing with to see if the audio of my live shows is AI-replicable, so come and shout along if you want to be in the training data.
I’ve been getting a lot of questions about this after playing it at the past few shows. “Christmas Morning in My Girlfriend’s Car,” which I have been told is a “bop,” will go out as the clock strikes midnight going from 12/24 –> 12/25 as track 1 of this: https://emperorx.bandcamp.com/album/-
12-16 in Philly: https://thechampagnejam.com 12-18 in Silver Spring, MD: https://forms.gle/VHRP361XZx4MTk5d9 12-23 in Gainesville, FL: https://instagram.com/roadhousediy/ 12-24 ДУЖЕ ЧУДОВЕ РІЗДВО: Preorder here for a (Gregorian) Christmas Eve download: https://emperorx.bandcamp.com/album/-
Berlinos of the Internet: you are home now. That means you will have plenty of energy tomorrow night to: 1) listen to me throw song words at you at Marie Antoinette, 2) listen to Wild Pink do same, and 3) rage all night with us when we’re done. ACQUIRE TIX HERE –> https://goodliveartists.com/artists/wild-pink
I posted this on Twitter earlier this week. I respond to the results below..
We agree, 64.7% majority “free will exists” voters. For now I’m convinced by libertarian arguments (not in the political sense of course; I mean libertarian as opposed to compatibilism or determinism.) Don’t know what flavor (event-causal, agent-causal, etc.) yet. Working on it.
We agree, 27.4% minority “God exists” voters. I see an uncaused universe as implausible. “What caused God then?” It’s God, all the way up. This is my most teleological opinion; I hereby submit myself to the philosophy cops for interrogation, during which I will behave very badly.
We agree, 54% majority “non-bio. consc. is possible” voters. We exist; physical consciousness is clearly possible. No principle rules out other physical forms. This is NOT a reductive position. Less “we’re not special,” more “we’re special, and many other things COULD BE special.”
I can finally post about this Yuletide banger. The Front Bottoms + Joyce Manor + me + Lunar Vacation are at the Philadelphia Fillmore on Dec. 16 in this year’s tres stacked Champagne Jam. Get tix here starting 29 Sep. Pretty sure these’ll sell out, so grab quick. https://thechampagnejam.com/