Monday, December 29, 2008

2008 recap

This year was very productive and enjoyable. Did an insane amount. And the next steps will be even more exciting, we hope. Here's photos and videos from this year. See you next go round.

Redwoods, West Coast Tour:

Swimming, Humboldt County:

Chasing the muse:

Great Smokey Mountains, super8 still:

Brad manning the board at Wire all-night session:

Group singing at Wire:

Live Radio session, Ning Nong Radio in Boston:

Clapping session at Premium, very serious about the claps:

Monday, December 15, 2008

Bill Baird - "Songs the Sound of Myself, As Written By Others"

I have just released a new album through NYC's Tired Trails. It's an album of cover songs, stitched together in a beautiful book printed on recycled paper with banana leaf covers. It contains extensive track notes, black and white photography, and 2 poems. You can order them by emailing Jess, here : They cost $12.50, postage-paid, within the U.S. Overseas folks will have to pay a few extra bucks.

Here is an mp3 from the record:

Expecting to Fly (Neil Young cover)

Full Tracklisting:

The Dirt (Mark David Ashworth)
Sea Song (Robert Wyatt)
Last Fall (Jared Van Fleet)
Shady Grove (Traditional)
The Ballad of Sammy Mudd (Sam Sanford)
I'll Be Here In the Morning (Townes Van Zandt)
Rake and Rambling Boy (Traditional)
Hot Burrito 2 Digit (Flying Burrito Brothers)
Expecting to Fly (Neil Young)
Walking After Midnight (Searching for Me) [Alan Block and Don Hecht c/o Patsy Cline]
Be Not So Fearful (Bill Fay)
Diamond Deserts (Bill Baird)
This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)

Here are some photos of the beautiful new books.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

"Loveshines II" // "Not a Perfect Person (Looks Like I Fucked Up Again)" 7" Pre-Order


We have a 7" record coming out shortly. 2 songs, "Loveshines II" and "I'm Not a Perfect Person (Looks Like I Fucked Up Again)." A double A-side record ! Only 500 copies.

"Loveshines II" was recorded live as a band, then we did a full band live overdub. So it's essentially 2 stacked live performances. This was part of a really great all-night session at Wire Recorders.

"Looks Like I Fucked Up Again" was written and recorded at 5am, later that night.

The record is set to be released February 9th ! And it only costs $4 !

Pre - order here:

North American orders:

International orders:

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Uploaded 110 photos from West Coast tour and a number from East Coast tour as well.

I posted a few photos below... click here for the whole West Coast set.


Monday, December 8, 2008


polaroid by Elizabeth from our last show, 12/4 at Creekside

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Hummer cologne , Thursday's show

I went with some students from the School for the Blind to Target today; we did some holiday shopping. Turns out Hummer has its own line of cologne. Yeah, Hummer, like the massive gas-guzzling tank for suburban, surgically-enhanced soccer-moms from Hell. Here's a few words about Hummer's new scent, straight from their press release:

"The Hummer cologne adventure begins with a fresh and exhilarating burst of freshness comprised of green foliage, cardamom, thyme, and peppercorns that capture the essence of the outdoors. These lively notes are then melded with a warm, rugged, masculine, adrenaline rush of leather, patchouli, amber, and sandalwood. The smooth richness of tonka bean act as the “axle” that links and balances the fresh and warm notes, creating an olfactory sensation that can only be Hummer."

There was also a brand of cologne called "Really Ripped Abs" and it had a grip built into the side of the bottle, to prevent slippage probably.


In other news, we're playing a good show on Thursday: