When a band calls itself Endless Boogie it has only one mode of touring: endless — and preferably with ample helpings of boogie. Thankfully, the Brooklyn natives are very good at playing live and have been boogieing in that setting since the turn of the century which is practically endlessly.
The group’s next tour looks set to be even more epic, as they have made space in the van for legendary Swedish psych group Träd, Gräs & Stenar (who have been playing since 1969…which really is practically an endless time ago!). The two bands will hit up loads of outdoor festivals over summer to amply fill the Grateful Dead void.
So committed to their mission of endlessly boogieing, the band don’t even have an album to justify the road trip, but they have just released an animated clip to “Back In ‘74” off their Vibe Killer album from last year.
Endless Boogie will also be warming up their boogie pants with a solo trip around France. All dates are below the video clip.
One bounded portion of the endlessness of boogie:
07.21.18 – Paris, FR – Petit Bain
07.22.18 – Lorient, FR – Le Galion
07.24.18 – Bordeaux, FR – Le Grand Parc
07.25.18 – Bordeaux, FR – Relache
07.26.18 – La Rochelle, FR – La Sirene
07.27-28.18 – Binic, FR – Folks Blues Festival
09.21.18 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel (w/ Ryley Walker) *
09.23.18 – Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Library *
09.24-26.18 – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon *
09.28.18 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *
09.29.18 – Greenfield, MA – Root Cella *
09.30.18 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle *
10.01.18 – Washington, DC – DC9 *
10.03.18 – Columbus, OH – Wexner Center *
10.04.18 – Chicago, IL – The Hideout *
10.05-06.18 – Louisville, KY – Cropped Out *
Getting a really well-curated mix from someone you like still ranks as one of the top friendship experiences. So, good news: your friend (and ours! and everybody’s!) Paul Major — he of Brooklyn-based riff monsters Endless Boogie — has gone and done that.
Drawing from Major’s own vast record collection, Feel The Music Vol. 1 offers a personalized tour along the outer perimeter of private press rock music, where the only law the land is freakiness. Uniting the collection is a love for the kind of unusual, visionary music-making that perhaps can only happen way, way off from where the attention usually goes, in some free-form basement of the soul…
But enough talk. Behold the album cut “Behold,” by Justyn Rees, streaming below. Paul Major: Feel The Music Vol. 1 will arrive October 27 from Mexican Summer’s Archive imprint. Pre-order it now on any old format you like. And, just in case the format you really like is “book,” purchase the companion book, Feel The Music: The Psychedelic Worlds of Paul Major, over at the Mexican Summer shop while you’re there. Damn; thanks again for being such a good friend, Paul.
Peep The Tracklist, Vol. 1:
01. Tom Lonergan & Buddy Kelly – The Travesty of My Life
02. Ray Harlowe & Gyp Fox – Run
03. Justyn Rees – Behold
04. The Yays & Nays – Let It All Hang Out
05. Merkin – Ruby
06. Sebastian – Passages
07. Joint Effort – Blue Lightning
08. Bob Edmund – Saturday Thought
09. Jerry Solomon – Denied
10. Dave Porter – Where Do Clouds Go?
11. Marcus – Captain Zella Queen
12. Darius – I Feel the Need to Carry On
In addition to being the frontman of Endless Boogie, Paul Major is a legendary record collector and dealer who’s spent the past few decades immersing himself in the weirdest, darkest corners of the music world. As a companion to his new book Feel The Music: The Psychedelic Worlds Of Paul Major, he’s collected … More »