I'm in the business of connecting people, through music, to each other, and to music. I've been doing this for well over 7 years, mostly without realizing how deep it really is.
I'll never get paid for this, because I'll never exploit it. Them's the facts. Somehow, I'm going to bring all this to a different level... Or I suppose, just continue the evolution. Personal, professional, and web revamps are eminent.
As sites like tumblr, facebook, and twitter are our main source of connection right now... I have no idea how we'll stay connected, once they wither away. I promise you, I'll still be here... fighting for the underground to be heard.
A Neeshland streaming radio show is going to happen. As much as I enjoy the podcasts, it's so time consuming to edit... and then I have all that time to let my anxiety and defeating thoughts take the wheel. Live is where it's at. In a way that will allow me to take requests, and live conversation.
I also need a job so uh... if you need any web consultation, a band site, a sturdy plan of attack for social media on the whole... holla atcha girl!
Any feedback is greatly appreciated! Feels like I'm getting the hang of this recording/editing stuff. I'm trying to put an episode out weekly. Also if you'd like to record an intro for a future episode, holla atcha girl!
*episode #2 intro by TheZachAttack. Music by Ant Masington & Josh Eppard. *cameo by Penny!
As you may already know, Weerd Science began production on his second full length album in 2007. It was announced on myspace by photos of Josh and Wavis being posted from Kingston, NY’s Darkworld Studio. A few weeks later we got our first taste of the record with “Dear S.A.M., I’m Dead To You” (it was our Thanksgiving present). At the end of the year, UK’s Rock Sound magazine wrote up Sick Kids as an album to look out for in 2008. February 2008 we got a fun in-studio video (Germs???). Around springtime Wavis announced that Sick Kids was moving to Woodstock’s Applehead Recording and Production to begin mixing.
“FaNB was made up of tracks written and recorded at different times and then put together to make an album. SiKi is the 1st time WS went into the studio to make a record from start to finish making the record more cohesive. SiKi will be Weerd Science truly realized!!!” -Wavis
We got our second taste of Sick Kids in an Applehead in-studio video (Rape Kit) that was posted in June 2008. Later that month a song titled “Fuck All People” was posted. Then… nothing- aside from a show in Buffalo, NY on September 11, 2008 (where WS and his Super Posse of Awesomeness debuted the song, “Zodiac”).
After forming his rock band, Mours, Josh explained in his myspace blog what the hold-up was.
”I’ll begin by thanking you all for the support and apologizing for not droppin this album in 2008. 2008 was a fucked up year. While there were some bright spots (Tammy and Maggie), truth be told the bad far outweighed the good. For starters- Me, Wavis, Dirty, and Kwame and a ton of others have worked diligently for hours on end in the creation and recording of Sick Kids. It would break my heart to think that the fans that have stuck with us thought we were just fuckin around doin whatever, but its funny cause thats the exact opposite of what we were doing. While 2008 was a year of serious downs, for the most part we kept our blinders on and kept tweaking and freaking over the smallest of details on Sick Kids. Sparing you all of the details right now, never has there been a more true example of art imitating life imitating art.” -Weerd Science (January 2009)
Mere days after Josh Eppard’s personal blog post, “The Clap” was posted on MySpace.
That April Mr. Weerd Science’s face was plastered on the front page of AMP Magazine’s website. In the interview that was up there Josh discussed his struggle with heroin, leaving Coheed and Cambria, the meaning of the album, and getting clean. Weerd Science also made a special appearance at Webster Underground in Hartford, CT and performed two songs. Few weeks later, a track list was unveiled.
Over the next couple of months headling shows in Hartford, Nyack, Philadelphia, Rochester, Virginia Beach, Allston, and Poughkeepsie followed. UnRapped performances of “Dear S.A.M.,” “The Clap,” and “Zodiac” with members of 3 were posted. Then in November 2009 Weerd Science and Wavis appeared on WCDB’s Local Hip Hop Takeover show and revealed that their dayjobs were: folding t-shirts at the MerchNow warehouse.
After opening for 3 in Woodstock, Weerd Science got quiet again. He joined the band Terrible Things with Fred Mascherino (ex- Taking Back Sunday, Breaking Pangaea) and Andy Jackson (ex- Hot Rod Circuit). All of 2010 was spent recording the debut album, touring, releasing the album, and touring more in support of it. Seriously, dude went across the country about 6 times in 2010. Terrible Things were constantly out on the road.
Now in 2011 we have a release date (May 17th), a DIY record label (Horris Records) backing the album, another new song (“Unloveable Loser” on AltPress.com), UK tour dates (The Melanin Challenged Tour with MC Lars and MC Chris[/artist), Warped Tour dates (Josh will be performing every date both as Weerd Science and with Terrible Things), and now- a preorder for this long-awaited album release.
[b]Preorder the album now! Before April 6th[/b]
[b]Packages:[/b] There’s a bunch of super cool packages to choose from. All of the money collected goes directly into pressing physical copies of [i]Sick Kids[/i], tour support (so Josh can get out to those upcoming shows and still eat), and the making of a music video. The more money raised before the cutoff date- the better the music video will be and the higher the chance will be of getting the album pressed up on vinyl!
Depending on how much you pledge you can qualify for a digital download of [i]Sick Kids[/i], an autographed copy of the physical cd, a limited edition t-shirt, a special hoodie, a USB pill (which is a pill-shaped USB drive filled with every Weerd Science song concievable - including those that were cut from SiKi and will also include the new music video), The Rare EP, an autographed poster, the title of “[i]Sick Kids[/i] Executive Producer,” a private drum lesson with Josh, a private concert in your home + a commemorative song recorded on the spot!
all the details are at the preorder site: [url=http://kickstarter.com/projects/horrisrecords/weerd-science-sick-kids nofollow=yes]kickstarter.com/projects/horrisrecords/weerd-science-sick-kids[/url]
Thanks so much for your support through the years! This is only the beginning… Weerd Science and his Super Posse of Awesomeness are already thinking about the third album!
The Anthony Masington EP released 07 February 2011
Thanks to the The Masington Family, Christina Neesh (My sister in crime), Josh and Joey Eppard (Brothers from another mother), Weerd Science, Mours, Dave Parker (dude buddy), Beta Soul, The Flatline Symphony, Bryan Mills, Katy Schmidt (Art Design, you the best), Chris Pohlman (tickle, tickle), Jonathon Snyder (threw together this compilation, homedog!!), Ditching Your Hypocrite, Parliament Apparel, Michael Andrade (Blood brother from another mother “You’re a good boy, hail satan”), Jim Shields (Nice guy Jimmy), Olin Johnson (You the man), Tyler Wohlfelder (WEREWOLF, WOLFY, ETC..You’re the homie of a lifetime), Aaron Gambala (Damn straight, been with me from the start always kickin it bro! Cali ain’t really that far away), Matt Welbourne (Likes this), All of the killgannons who support me, Misty Mason, CJ Coulter (Quit lickin my dick), Alex Appleton (Hell yes out of reach, thanks for bein there supportin a brother in need), A Dream Worth Dying For, Ray Lewis (Damn right dawg, killin it on em vox), Dan Pizzoferrato (ILL!), Last Minute Hero, Faster Than Fate, Joshua Peacock (Journeys 4 lyf doogie), Kwam (Man i really miss you), Dirty Ern (The cleanest, illest provider of the sweet talk, you know how to make a person feel good about life), Trent Strunk, Eric Masington (Blood bro for life, i love you), Chris Bittner (Grundle, inside joke between us), Michael Birnbaum, Eric Blackway (YUUUPPP), Joey Valentine (biggest dick of em all, in those pants), Vincity (hell yeah with those pipes), Josh Roseboro (mad beard disease), Brian K. Gaitin (Got that K middle initial, meaning the dopeness..tell the world your stories) and everyone else who’s helped out and supported. You’re all the loves of my life. Especially you brittni marie.<3 ———- Well, it all began with me being born with a guitar in hand.
“Cross The Vulture” (2010) (off of The Flatline Symphony album “This Is What They Call Surgery” (2011)) - Anthony Masington - Vocals, Jimmypop - Bass, Myk Londino-Guitar/Vocals, Bryan Mills-Drums, Eric Blackway-Guitar Recorded at Oceanic Recording Mixed by Will Donnelly and Taylor Larson
“Division the Conqueror” (2009) - Anthony Masington on all instruments, Ian Fursa and Eric Masington on backing vocals. Harmonica by Allison. Recorded in my old Kingston, NY Apartment, Studio K in Trevose, PA. The Delta in Levittown, PA. and Red Room Studio in Morrisville, PA. Mixed by Anthony Masington and Ian Fursa
“Whiskey Kings and Sulphur Queens (The Children Are on Fire)” (2010) (off of the A Scream For The Memory album “Pilgrims, Nomads, and Artisans!!!“(2011))- Anthony Masington on all instruments. Recorded at Studio K in Trevose, PA. Mixed by Anthony Masington
“City by the Sea” (2010) - Anthony Masington on Vocals and synth, Ethan Bifano on Guitars, Cj Coulter on Drums Recorded in Morrisville, PA and at Studio K in Trevose, PA. Mixed by Ethan Bifano
“Upon A Pillar Of Salt” (2009) - Anthony Masington on Vocals and Synth, Myk Londino -Guitar, Estil Holliday - Bass, Eric Blackway - Guitar, backing vocals, Bryan Mills - Drums/Backing vocals Recorded at Mackie Studio and Studio K Mixed by Anthony Masington
“Oceanic Refuge 80’s Mix” (2010) (off of the A Scream For The Memory album “Pilgrims, Nomads, and Artisans!!!“(2011)) - Anthony Masington on all instruments and vocals, Misty Mason - Vocals Recorded at Studio K in Trevose, PA Mixed by Anthony Masington
“Infidel Musk(You Are)” (2005) - Anthony Masington - Vocals/Guitar/Synth/Programming/Bass, Bryan Mills - Drums Recorded at Studio K in Trevose, PA and Applehead Recording in Woodstock, NY Mixed by Chris Bittner and Anthony Masington
“Frozen Lips to the Chalice” (2007) - Music by Copy Your Idols, Vocals by Anthony Masington Recorded at Studio K in Trevose, PA Mixed by Gary Klatt and Anthony Masington
“The Algorithm” (2010) - Music by Chris Bittner and Dirty Ern, Bass - Chris Bittner, Guitar - Chris Bittner, Drums - Chris Gartmann(of Three), Vocals by Anthony Masington Recorded at Applehead Recording in Woodstock, NY and Studio K in Trevose, PA
“Pass The Masochist (Into The Heart of Madness)” (2010) - Music by Dave Parker, Vocals and Guitar by Anthony Masington Recorded at Dave’s Apartment in NY and Studio K in Trevose, PA Mixed by Anthony Masington and Dave Parker
“The Great Act Of Failure” (2007) - Anthony Masington - Vocals/Guitar/Percussion/Bass CJ Coulter - Drums/Percussion Dave Parker - Synth/Programming Recorded at Darkworld Studio in Kingston, NY Mixed by Dave Parker