Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Listen to an upcoming track!

We've been hard at work lo these past few months working on ten songs for our upcoming full-length album, Fuzzy Dreams. We'd like to whet an appetite or two by giving you a preview of our work with the one and only Joshua Miller, who mixed and helped record all of the tracks with so much sexiness and love.

We won't have the album done by the time we go on tour in January, but we are putting together a tour EP to hand out. This track, "Thunderbattles," will be on said EP.

Please do not listen to it on your laptop. Music can't be enjoyed that way.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

RAWkford Register Star

Our hometown paper, The Rockford Register Star, wrote a nice little piece on us for its "Bands to Watch" feature. You can read it here.

We originally gave them a photo with all of us sitting on toilets. They didn't want to use that one. We love you Rockford.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Not the best at updating this blog

Hi friends. There's been a lot going on with Geronimo! lately, but I have not informed you about any of it. I feel bad for this, I hope this can all be straightened out very soon. You are a lovely person.

Our dear friend Dave Setiawan recorded a horns cover of one of our older songs, "God's Hands." Entitled "Mod's Hands," the song can be found on his Myspace page at The man is a brilliant musician and nothing more needs to be said about his sexiness, other than it is all very true. We are all pleased as punch and flattered as a pancake.

We are in the heart of mixing our record, "Fuzzy Dreams," with Mr. Josh Miller. We can't even wait to show you the results. Expect it to drop like a goddamn bowling ball onto your skull in the so distance future. Check out our myspace page, for the dates we are filling in for our next winter tour in January. You need to take a road trip soon, when's the last time you did that? Here's your excuse ya chucklehead.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

polarOPPOSITEbear music video and EP

We've had the great fortune of meeting and playing with some great bands in our short existence, but none greater and none more creative than the band polarOPPOSITEbear from Wichita, KS. We played a couple of shows with them on our first tour in the summer of '08 and a couple more in winter of '09. They write, play, design, record and shoot everything themselves and are a real inspiration to us as a band. They also drink just a crapload of Mountain Dew which, how cool is that? It just is.

Their newest EP, po14rOPPO5IT3b34r, is available for FREE download here. Also check out a video from that EP for the song "Crewsolidate" here. They are constantly playing out, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled for their next show!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Approaching the Skyline Chili

Our good friend Jason Thompson (Inspector Owl, Wolf Nation) took some footage of us at the Bottom Lounge on 9/9/09. Thanks to all that came out, and to those that did not, the Christmas card's in the mail ya jerks.

Next weekend we're off to Rockford for more recording shenanigans.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Nothin' at the top but a bucket and a mop

Wowee wow wow. Sometimes you try so hard not to crap your pants with excitement, but when we found out we would be playing with THE MEAT PUPPETS we just let go. (Deets at the bottom) We are thrilled to death to get this opportunity and we hope everyone out there in Internet dream land will come on out and see it go down.

We also have two other ridiculously fun show announcements in Chicago for the fall. The first is a show with one of our favorite bands, our good buddies in Wolf Nation. It is also with our other good friends, the Secret Colours. It will be one of their first official shows so we are really happy to be part of their rock history when the big leagues come knocking at their door to say "We want you. Come over here." And we can say that we knew they were sexy all along. We played with them for crying out loud. At the Bottom Lounge. (Deets at the bottom, getting this?)

The next show we have lined up is just a whopper of a hootenanny (removed as an official word from Webster's). I (KJ) will be performing double duty that night for the first time when we team up with the secret lovers in the other band I play in, Picture Books. Also, our great buddies from back when they played as a two-piece at house shows with Corey Wills on guitar and also playing a bass drum at the same time and this other guy that played after them who kept prefacing each song he wrote by saying that it "came from a really emotional place" and then also screwing up the songs making it a really weird thing for someone SITTING RIGHT IN FRONT, Inspector Owl. Can you even stomach how much this rules? Just barf already! (Look at the bottom of the page for full show details ya chucklehead)

In the midst of everything, we will still be diligently writing and recording for our full-length album, tentatively titled 'Hotel Awesome,' or 'Geronimo! Gets Really Pissed and Shreds.' We will be heading back to the G! Cave for some more recording with the phenomenally pleasant Joshua Miller (if he's reading this, please bring your dog for us to pet).

Wednesday Sept. 9
Geronimo! w/ Wolf Nation, Secret Colours
Bottom Lounge
1375 W Lake St., Chicago IL
21+, 8pm
Not sure bout the clam sitch

Sunday Oct. 18
Geronimo! w/Picture Books, Inspector Owl, A Million Years
Double Door
1572 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago IL
21+, Doors at 7pm, show at 8

Wednesday Nov. 13
Geronimo! w/ The Meat Puppets
Otto's Niteclub
118 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb IL
21+, 9pm

Monday, August 3, 2009

Buddy Bars and broken bottles

We spent the weekend in Rockford again. Our good friends in Wolf Nation played a raucous rock show at our favorite Rockford venue, CJ's Lounge. They stayed over at Ben's parents house with us along with two other really great bands from North Dakota. Laughs aplenty amongst shards of pizza, Sun Chips and Buddy Bars.

While not relaxing in front of the 10-inch television watching Eastbound and Down, we got down to BIZNASS, slammed a few Heineken lights (HEINE SLAM) and laid down some vocal tracks. We used Ben's reel to reel to record the takes and are very happy with the results. We are sending 6 tracks to our main man Josh Miller to mull over and make us sound like we know whats what. The picture above was taken in the aftermath of our broken bottle recording session. The picture below was me using the picture taking excuse to not have to help clean up. We also have some shows for the fall in the works with our buddies in Inspector Owl. We also have a crazy/insane/how the crap did this happen show announcement in the future that we can't tell you about at the moment. STAY TUNED 

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Pobody's Nerfect without a lil' practice

Here is a quick snapshot of our lovely practice space. We share it with our pals in the band The Gunshy. It is small, but it used to be smaller with the ratty old hand-me-down couch that some guys gave us across the hall. They also gave us insulation panels adorned with some of the best posters Spencer's Gifts has to offer, i.e. College John Belushi, The Periodic Table of Alcohol and a woman bent over in a bikini grabbing a beer out of the bottom of the refrigerator. Some nights, if we are lucky, we are treated to a lovely bombardment of faux thrash metal on either sides of our walls. More reliably however, we are blessed with a rendition of the one song that the grindy nu-metal band across the hall knows. Yes! There is a breakdown with a bell ride. There is also a stolen barricade near the entrance of the hallway that used to read "Children Crossing," but now reads "Children Pooping." 

Matt found some weird pills outside of the practice space and decided to eat them before we could talk him out of it. I'm not sure if he was trying to get rid of a headache or what, but he was in a very smiley mood most of practice. He was playing the bongos half of the time and I'm not even sure where he got those bongos.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Summer gets a thumbs UP

This picture was taken by Matt last summer on our first tour out west. We played in Fort Collins, CO at an abandoned school house called "The School House." It may or may not have been the last show held there, because all of the amazing people living there were moving out. It had a giant working school bell and was just perfect for throwing big sweaty rock shows. They made us pancakes in the morning and taught us how to train hop. The picture above is Ben and I watching the local ska band play to a bunch of kids un-ironically skanking and enjoying the shit out of it. I know I can speak for the rest of the fellas when I say this image captures the feeling of the whole tour.

We're still holing up and scheduling in practices to iron out our new songs. We have 3 main ones that we are kicking into submission and will hopefully be recording again in the next few weeks. Two of them have stoner rock grooves. One of them has a drum solo. One of them has trumpet. One of them sounds like The Fast and the Furious. All of them have Big Muffs. We want to play them for you so badly.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Where there were eyes, there's only space

They will always have a big chunk of my heart set aside for them. I owe a severe debt to Joey Santiago's guitar playing and I'm sure I've blatantly ripped it off many times. I've always wanted to cover the song "Broken Face," because it may be my favorite song by them (or maybe 'Tame'). It is not their best song. It is not their most well-composed song. I like it best because it is a stripped down and straight-ahead rocker, which I think is Pixies at their peak. It contains Black's awesomely nonsensical but evocative lyrics, which so many bands try to mimic and fail. It has the hyper-spastic catchiness to match any of their best work.

When Geronimo! recorded the "What Happened to Your Face?" EP last summer, we recorded our own cover version for fun. And it was fun. You should go learn a song by one of your favorite bands. You'll also have fun.


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

...And we all felt a deep warmth

I had most of the day off from work today. Seeing as the rain has squashed my plans of bathing in the sun with a PBR, I'm now bathing in the glow of the computer screen with a PBR. Not really though. PBR is more of a night time drink ya chuckleheads.

What do we have here you ask? Oh! It's the new blog for Geronimo! I get questions sometimes from friends asking if we are up to anything COOL and sometimes we are. This is one of those times. Now you don't have to ask me anymore and make me feel awkward for wanting to talk for like an hour about our band and you can just ch-ch-check this mega-sweet blog from time to time. No one really looks at myspace these days. It's kind of a drag going over there.

We just got done recording this past holiday weekend. We holed up in Ben's parents home in Rockford for 3 days and recorded 7 full band tracks with the help of our mentor and sexy confidant, Josh Miller. He took that picture of us recording. He also brought his dog, B.A. who chased us in the backyard and bit us and stuff. He was SORELY missed on Saturday and Sunday. We love B.A.

Special thanks to our friends in Kid You'll Move Mountains who let us steal some of their gear and Matt Gunshy and E-Van Estwing who let us borrow their nice things. Not to mention the one and only Nick Papaleo who let us borrow some SERIOUSLY nice crap. I wasn't familiar with the Neuman microphone before this recording, but it made my guitar tone sound like a Tyrannosaurus stomping through the jungle. I wanted to take the mic to bed with me but Ben talked me out of that.

So we aren't playing much this summer and are busying ourselves writing, writing and recording for our upcoming full-length album. Not sure when that will be available but we are losing sleep with ideas running around in our heads. Hopefully sometime in mid-fall to winter. BLAWG!