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It's Presidents Weekend! Plus Another Review of the Presidents Album!

Posted by Electric Needle Room on February 19, 2011 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

First of all, here is another great review of the President album featured in Luke Martin's "Upstanding downstyle" blog.


The time is near! Presidents Day is Monday! That is also the official release date for our album about the first 15 Presidents of the United States of America. "The Presidents of the U.S.A. (Volume 1)" will be available on Bandcamp, Amazon, Itunes, CD Baby, and many more places.


To celebrate, we are playing two CD release shows. The first one will be at the Black Dog Coffeehouse in Lenexa, KS at 7pm on tonight. The second one will be at the Riot Room in Kansas City, MO at 9pm on Monday with Panda Circus and Fire in the Churchyard. Compact discs of the album will be available at both shows. Come to both of them! It will be fun!


If you live out of the Kansas City metropolitan area, then you can still purchase the album for "name your price" RIGHT NOW through bandcamp. Click here to download it for free or download it for $1 billion, or even a price in between!


Ever wanted to learn more about Martin Van Buren? WELL NOW HERE'S YOUR CHANCE.

First Review of "The Presidents of the United States of America (Volume 1)"

Posted by Electric Needle Room on February 11, 2011 at 2:56 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is a link to the review


Electric Needle Room

The Presidents of the Unites States of America (Vol . 1)


Released: 2011


Kansas indie posters Electric Needle room do a concept album? That’s one way of looking at. Another way would be to assume that their former – and no doubt psychotic – history teacher had tracked them down and made them write songs at gunpoint about the first fifteen American presidents and they had better make it educational while they were at it. Or it would be brains on the wallpaper.


Low budget is the best way of describing the production values with little sign that any of these fifteen songs cost any more to record than, say, a cinema ticket. Oddly enough, that adds to the charm (if that’s the word to use) of this earnest little project and, as a bonus, I felt so much smarter after listening too for I now know that George Washington is the only president to receive 100% of the electoral votes. Not that there isn’t a bit of subversion hiding in there too with a recalcitrant reappropriation of a dance floor riff taking place in “Andrew Jackson”. Nearly forgot – Martin Van Buren was the first president to be born an American citizen. See, my synapses are now crackling with pub quiz knowledge.


There’s a point of view that would suggest that if the creative muse takes you back to school then you aren’t spending nearly enough time with strippers. Writing songs about the first fifteen presidents of the Unites States is the dumbest idea for an album that I’ve heard this year (but it is only February…) but it gave me a laugh and I’m already waiting for the hardcore club remixes that must surely follow this release.



Review by: Bluesbunny

New Presidents album available February 21st!

Posted by Electric Needle Room on January 15, 2011 at 6:17 PM Comments comments (1)

Volume 1 of The Presidents of the United States of America will be available everywhere on February 21st. We will be playing two CD release shows to celebrate- one at Blackdog Coffeehouse in Lenexa on Feb. 19th, and one at The Riot Room in KCMO on Feb. 21st (Presidents Day!). The album will feature 15 songs about American Presidents, from George Washington to James Buchanan. More details to follow soon!

"My Socks Never Match" now available on Amazon.com

Posted by Electric Needle Room on September 22, 2009 at 11:39 PM Comments comments (0)


From time to time, I get people who ask for Electric Needle Room's first album, My Socks Never Match.


Well, it's long out of print, but you can now download it from Amazon.


Click here to purchase on Amazon for the low price of $6.99