September 23, 2013

Interview with LSU Legacy Magazine out now

Photo by Rebecca Ratliff/LSU Legacy Magazine
We're featured in the latest issue of LSU Legacy Magazine.

You can check out the entire interview online now here. You can also pick up a copy as it is on the campus newsstands now.

Special thanks to Sydney Blanchard and Rebecca Ratliff for this.

In other news, the studio album is completely tracked. More news is coming soon.


September 17, 2013

From the depths of the studio

This is Aaron Thomas, the producer/engineer/madman/guy
who puts up with me. He calls this the Sasquatch pose. 
All right, all right, all right
—Matthew McConaughey

Well, the album is almost completely recorded. We've got the skeleton for 11 tracks down, and it's sounding great.

Now, we're going to overdubs and getting the final takes down.

We had Andrew Toups of Feufollet and numerous other great bands come in to lay down some keys on a few tracks.

Jonathan Loubiere threw down some bass, and Lee Barbier will provide some hot guitar solos in the coming weeks.

We'll have more updates for you coming soon, a video of the sessions and some live dates.

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August 09, 2013

Buy a physical copy of the latest Split!

Buy the latest Childrens Church/Joshua Polk split over at Kunaki.

The physical copies are $8 — quite a deal, if you ask me. The disc features 8 songs and art by Matt Sigur.

Childrens Church's songs were written and performed by Matt; mixed and mastered by Paul Kintzing; and feature additional help from Ross Lawrence.

Buy it today here. 


August 08, 2013

Studio update!

We are hard at work on our first, full-length studio album.

The disc is being produced by Aaron Thomas and worked on at KRVS Studios in Lafayette. Paul Kintzing will head the mixing and mastering of the disc later this year.

Thomas has impeccable credits, including working with Brass Bed, Allison Bohl, Caleb Elliott and many, many more.

So far, seven tracks have been put to tape. We have a few sessions left. And yes, as you see in the picture, the album will feature a few horns.

Among the musicians who have contributed and helped out are Jonathan Loubiere, Jacques Doucet, Christiaan Mader, Lee Barbier, Andrew Toups and Ross Lawrence.

The album will feature 10 songs, overall and will be released in 2014. More updates coming soon!


August 07, 2013

Live on tape: "Catarina"

Check out our live performance of "Catarina" from Mud and Water, earlier this year.

The song will be on our upcoming studio, full-length debut.


August 05, 2013

Childrens Church releases Split with Joshua Polk

Matt's solo/pop-rock pet project, Childrens Church, has released a new Split with Joshua Polk. Both Polk and CC recorded four exclusive songs.

Polk's side includes
Big Man/Surrender/Even Odds/Rubbish Heap

Childrens Church's side includes 
Liz Science Fair/Stormsong/Big Shot/Cheap Jokes

All songs were written and performed by Matt, and mixed and mastered by Paul Kintzing of German Error Message with additional engineering and input from Ross Lawrence.

The release is 008 for Baton Rouge's local collective, Exploding God Heads.

You can download Polk's side here for name your own price.

You can download CC's side here for name your own price. 

If you're like a physical copy, place your order here on Kunaki. CDs are $8. Pictured to the right are the front and back covers, designed by Matt.



August 04, 2013

Show announcement—8/23 with Joshua Polk, Kozmic Nod

The Widowers are performing live with our good friends Joshua Polk and Kozmic Nod Friday, August 23 at Chelsea's Cafe. Doors open at 9 p.m. Music starts around 10:30 p.m. 

The show is the first in a weekend slate of shows for the Exploding God Heads compilation, which is called River Hymns

The compilation features tunes from The Widowers, and we heard that Secret Annexe, Childrens Church, Joshua Polk, Kozmic Nod, and many others will be on it. It should be a great release. We'll have the link for you as soon as we have it. 


May 06, 2013

Show alert! May 25 at Mud & Water with The Tomatoes, The Way High Men

We'll be playing with The Tomatoes and The Way High Men May 25 at Mud and Water.
Doors open round 8ish.
Show starts round 10ish.
Cover TBA.

Other news: 
The Widowers will release an upcoming full-length album, Mint Grizz, fall 2013. Stay tuned for more details.

Also this fall, The Widowers will have limited edition, physical runs of Friendly, Central Discount, All But Gone, and a compilation of singles and b-sides for purchase online and at shows.

Childrens Church will release a split with Joshua Polk. It is due tentatively Aug. 1, 2013. Childrens Church's songs include, "Stormsong," "Cut," "Port of Death," and "Dust." You can expect an album cover and more details soon.

German Error Message has released its fourth EP, The Lifting, and it is beautiful. Though the cassette is sold out, you should grab a digital copy via Bandcamp, iTunes, or check it out on Spotify.

March 29, 2013

Band FB roll!

Matt from junior high football says:
listen to these damn bands, ya hear?

A lot of us play in a lot of different bands. Here is a list with the FB page and bandcamp page.
Like us and listen, would ya? 

The Widowers  

The Diane Lanes - rock of the highest order from Loubie, Lee Barbier, Spencer Johnson, and me on drums. We are playing tomorrow night (March 30) at Mud & Water. 

Dov Charney - a noisy trio consisting of Loubie, Lee Barbier, and me on drums. 

Arabian Safari - Paul Kintzing and I doing pretty much doing whatever we want. 

German Error Message - Paul Kintzing's always-beautiful bedroom music. His new album will be out in April, and trust me, it's amazing. 

The Its — Bridget Gary's pop-rock band that I sometimes rock the drums for. We are playing next Saturday in New Orleans, which should be a good time. I'll have more info on that show soon. 

Childrens Church — my solo project 

The Tomatoes - Will Doon's rock trio which has an amazing new EP out, dubbed Into the Blackout.  

I'll be posting some of our good friends in the next days that you should check out, too! If you're into Twitter, my handle is @MatthewSigur. Here is my tumblr as well. 

Childrens Church gets high praise in DIG Baton Rouge

While living in Lafayette, I worked on some different style recordings with my good friend Paul Kintzing (of German Error Message and Arabian Safari).
The project is called Childrens Church, and the debut EP is now available on bandcamp for name your own price. To hear it, click here.
Randy Faucheux of DIG Baton Rouge calls the EP "bedroom music with cabin fever." Check out the full review here.
If you enjoy Childrens Church, you can expect more tunes before the end of the year. Paul and I have tons of songs we didn't put on this release, and we're working on some more stuff right now.

Check out some live videos from our March 15 show

A couple weekends ago, we took the stage as a trio and rocked it. Check out our videos from the show below.

Get our latest stuff at our Bandcamp page now!