Here is a cute new video from Brooklyn's La Sera--Katie Goodman from Vivian Girls and some other people:
A couple of months ago our friends Maggie and Brad at Skinny's Ballroom asked to help Skinny's get involved in the Free Week festitivies here in town.
We put together a show for tomorrow night, Friday January 6, with three of Austin's coolest young bands.
First up is The Scarlet Effect, who have a high-energy Jefferson Airplane thing going on. They play at 9pm.
World Racketeering Squad is next at 10pm.
At 11pm is Schmillion, who have been making a name for themselves and will be a featured act in this year's SXSW.
Kay Leotard closes out the night at 12am with their psychedelic rock sound.
Attendance is FREE, the show is at Skinny's Ballroom at 1st and San Jacinto.
We will be retiring most of our older songs with our next two shows. If you are a fan of WRS songs like "Electromagnetic Pulse" or "You are the dream", this could be your last chance to hear them!
We have a brand new batch of songs that will be on our new album this year and we're ready to start playing them live. So come out and bid farewell to your old favorites!
Friday Jan 6 2012
- Free Week 2012
- Skinny's Ballroom
- 115 San Jacinto Blvd
- Austin, TX 78701 (map)
- 9:03pm - 7:00pm FREE
Skinny's Ballroom is celebrating Free Week 2012 with a lot of rocking ladies and some nerdwave dudes:9pm The Scarlet Effect10pm World Racketeering Squad11pm Schmillion12am Kay Leotard
- RSVP: Facebook
Reed, Isaac, Aaron and Ben
We're excited to announce some more details about our second album, which will be released very soon!
The album is called "In Squadrophonic Sound!" and will be released digitally on December 13, 2011, and on CD as soon as the CDs get made!
Here's the cover:
We've been working hard on this album all year and we're really proud of these songs!
We've taken the best songs from the EPs released earlier in the year and recorded 3 brand new songs to make "In Squadrophonic Sound!" a chronicle of where we went and what we did and how we improved musically in 2011.
Here is the track listing:
- She Thinks She's Got It (Going On)
- Collecting Dust
- Rise Up To The Sun
- Water Into Wine
- When I'm Next 2 U
- Bill Says
- Talking to the Radio
- Dreams of Svengali
- All For One
- Regents of Rock
- Never in Doubt
"In Squadrophonic Sound!" features a mix of what WRS was like in 2011. It's got several songs with drums by Bruce Chandler, as well as 3 brand new songs featuring our current rhythm section of Ben Gibbs (bass) and Aaron Bromberg (drums) of Good Lazy System.
All but one of the tracks was mixed by Mike Propst of You Might Think We're Sharks and Nanosmash, and like every one of our previous releases, the songs were all mastered by Jonny_Dub of J_Dub and The Tease.
We're incredibly excited about this release and we hope you'll share us in celebrating it over the next couple of months!
We will be selling a LIMITED NUMBER of mystery WRS T-shirts this weekend at Rockin' Tomato.
What do they say? (Hint: It's not "World Racketeering Squad"!) What color are they?
Come to the show to find out!
Our new EP is out!
We've been working on this EP for around 4 years now--many of these songs were written in the earliest stages of the band--and we've finally brought them all together in recorded form!
This EP features a mix of styles that is a little different to our usual rockin' nerdwave fare--some country, an epic dance song, some Motown-style showtunes, and more.
You can stream the whole album from here:
World Racketeering Squad was thrilled to play at Austin's classy Mohawk on Wednesday, with Day Vs Night and The Beat Dolls.
If you missed the show, we have some audio here for your enjoyment:
Our friends Good Lazy System, with whom WRS shares a rhythm section, have some recordings up on Bandcamp now. You can listen to a live recording here: