Since the last update we've been pretty busy. Our next album is getting close to completion and we couldn't be more psyched about it. Recording at John's beautiful studio has been a real treat and things are sounding pretty nice so far. No word on release date or anything, but we'll keep you updated.
We're playing some shows! No Joy has been in constant rotation in the Snow household so we were very pumped to be invited to open for them in Hamden at The Outer Space Ballroom on March 28th (here's the event page). We're also playing with Acid Mothers Temple and ST37 on May 4th at Cafe 9 (here's the event page). Our good friend Kryssi Battalene is joining us for that one, so it should be super fun!
One last bit of news- Our collaboration with Mark Dwinell (Bright, Forma, Nonloc), recorded way back in 2004 is finally released via our Soundcloud page. We hope you enjoy it!
In frustrating news- Bandcamp lists our upcoming shows automatically from Songkick.com, but due to the fact that there is a new band called The Landing from Brooklyn, there are a lot of incorrect listings that pop up. We wish they'd change their band name, of course, but can't really afford all the fees associated with trademarking our name and forcing them to change theirs, so I'll do my best to fix the incorrect listings as they happen.
We'll keep our Facebook events up to date and you can always check the "shows" page on our website for the correct info.
October 1, 2014
Heligator Records has just released our new single "Traveling". The original version of "Traveling" was released way, way back in 1998 on our very first cassette, the "Demonstration Tape" in an edition of maybe 10 copies. When Ryan from Heligator contacted us about submitting something we thought it'd be a great opportunity to give this old Landing track a new life.
We're proud to be joining an amazing roster of bands that have contributed tracks for a great cause, including CLIPD BEAKS, Zijnzijn Zijnzijn!, Dura, and lots more.
Here's some info about Heligator Records: "Your purchase of this track goes directly to the Malindza Refugee Camp library and librarians. Funds go to keeping the lights on, repairs and providing a small stipend for the refugee volunteer librarians. Rarely do you get so rewarded for your generosity. But...here we are.
Please check out the Malindza Refugee Camp Blog for updates on happenings at the library.
In case you hadn't heard, we have a new band member! His name is John Miller and he's awesome. He'll be playing drums with us at our first show
as a four piece this Friday at The Flywheel in Easthampton, MA. It'll be our last show for a while as we try to finish album
Here's a clip of John playing "Hold Me Under" with us...
September 5, 2014
Geographic North just got featured in Vice Magazine! Landing got a nice mention and Tinniens (Daron and Aaron) got a supremely flattering review!
From the review of "Dub Guns"- "For once, a composition that came from shoegaze that doesn’t sound like the dumb younger brother of Slowdive who only ever listened to bands trying to copy Slowdive."
Welcome to the new landingsite.net! We've got some shows coming up including a show in Boston with Mahogany and Infinity Girl
at PA's Lounge on September 13th and a show at The Flywheel in Northampton with Major Stars, Egg/Eggs, and Gilded on October 3rd which will
be a benefit for Karl Hendricks.
Our show on October 3rd will be the first show with our new drummer, John Miller! John is a veteran of a number of great bands including Snake Oil, The Mountain Movers, and Titles.
We're really excited about having live drums again and couldn't ask for a nicer, more talented guy to make music with.
Album #9 is in the works! Hoping for a 2015 release.
Here is an interview Aaron did with QRD about guitars and amps and stuff.