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Re: Conan Neutron/Dale Crover/Tony Ash - Protons and Electro

Postby cneutron on Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:02 am

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Re: Conan Neutron/Dale Crover/Tony Ash - Protons and Electro

Postby cneutron on Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:09 am

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Re: Conan Neutron/Dale Crover/Tony Ash - Protons and Electro

Postby cneutron on Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:23 pm

Atom now 2 is available to listen to and purchase!
Secret Friends is myself on guitar and vocals / Tony Ash on bass and Dale Crover of the Melvins on drums. Toshi Kasai engineers and produces. This song trends towards the poppy/hooky side of the band and is called "Hate Secretary"

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Quivers are a west coast PRF band that is made up of a bunch of awesome people from a bunch of other awesome bands. (Ex-Boyfriends, Amscray, CharmlesS) We've been playing shows and making records with each other for forever.Their sound fits nicely between Archers of Loaf, Superchunk and Chavez and I thiiiiiiiink, this might be a new release.

In any case, check it out. They don't ship until the 1st... but the SF Secret Friends show will be the 7" release show as both bands are playing.
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Re: Conan Neutron/Dale Crover/Tony Ash - Protons and Electro

Postby cneutron on Tue May 01, 2018 9:16 am

Atom 3 of the Protons and Electrons series is now available to listen and order. As always: Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends is Conan Neutron, Tony Ash and Dale Crover (of (the) Melvins​) providing the A-Side: RECANT! and on the B-side is Mr. Rick Valentin of Thoughts Detecting Machines​ (and Poster Children​... of course) with Alllies.

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Like all of the Protons and Electrons series, this is a digital single, paired with a physical 7" release that is available to mailorder. There will be 12 of these in total.

RECANT! is riff heavy rumination on heresy and the process of heresy becoming fact.

Rick contributes an excellent guitar track to a future Protons and Electrons release, but most importantly he is part of this series because of what Thoughts Detecting Machines is.

A one man band in the sense of being a self-contained live and recording unit, not in the "bass drum strapped to back and cymbals between legs" sort of way, the way Thoughts Detecting Machines operates has been an inspiration to Team Neutron Friends.

Find a way to say "yes" to awesome opportunities, strip things down to their barest essentials and challenge yourself to dig deeper, try something different and let go of familiar anxieties.

In any case, you can listen to it here and you can order the 7" as well. Thanks!

https://neutronfriends.bandcamp.com/album/protons-and-electrons-atom-3-recant-thoughts-detecting-machines-alllies

I tried to hit the ol' PRF first, but the site wasn't behaving... so here it is!
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Re: Conan Neutron/Dale Crover/Tony Ash - Protons and Electro

Postby cneutron on Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:59 am

anybody home?
No?
ok! Well either way here is Atom #4 of Protons and Electrons
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The Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends side is a song called "Paved Age", which is a song that is ostensibly about the founding of the Interstate Highway System.

The other side features PRF Heroes NONAGON, with their song Saffir-Simpson.
Here's what I wrote about it:
Atom 4 of Protons and Electrons features the inimitable of Chicago, a scrappy and joyous noiserock/post-punk trio whose heart and tenacity have been as inspiring as their songs. A particularly blisteringly and badass set in 2014 that reminded me of everything I loved about making music was the clinching factor for putting together what would become Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends. I'm not saying you can blame them DIRECTLY, but... partial blame, sure. -Conan


Like all of the Protons and Electrons series, this is a digital single, paired with a physical 7" release that is available to mail order. There will be 12 of these in total. As per normal, free to listen to... $2 for a download and you can preorder the limited edition 7" (only 300 ever!) all at the link.

https://neutronfriends.bandcamp.com/album/protons-and-electrons-atom-4-paved-age-nonagon-saffir-simpson
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Re: Conan Neutron/Dale Crover/Tony Ash - Protons and Electro

Postby J. Burns on Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:39 pm

"Paved Age" is my favorite cut from this project so far. Keep it up.
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Re: Conan Neutron/Dale Crover/Tony Ash - Protons and Electro

Postby cneutron on Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:25 pm

2 things!
#1:
Friday July 13th - Livewire Lounge, Chicago, IL w/Bon Air
Saturday July 14th (day) - George's, Racine, WI w/Ifihadahifi, Lardo, Body Futures, Bon Air and more!
Saturday July 14th (evening) - Linneman's, Milwaukee Wi w/ Haunted Heads, Hot Coffin
Sunday July 15th - Art In, Madison, WI

Hoping Gamerafest on the 14th will be the release show for the Protons and Electrons with Nonagon. We'll see!

The lineup is the same as the March tour.
Speaking of which:

#2: The mighty Erica Jean Strout of Motherfucker, is not only a guitar wizard in Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends, She's a very talented filmmaker as well. Thrill to this very funny and cool mini-documentary she made of the March 2018 tour. Featuring music by Body Futures, Twelves, SEMINARS, Lonesome Traveler, Lords of Sealand, Continues and more!

Don't forget to subscribe to her youtube channel as well!
check it out here
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Re: Conan Neutron/Dale Crover/Tony Ash - Protons and Electro

Postby mrcancelled on Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:22 pm

cneutron wrote:Saturday July 14th (day) - George's, Racine, WI w/Ifihadahifi, Lardo, Body Futures, Bon Air and more!


Edit -- looks like this starts at 3? I'll be catching as much of this as I can before heading back to catch Unsane.
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Re: Conan Neutron/Dale Crover/Tony Ash - Protons and Electro

Postby cneutron on Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:45 pm

mrcancelled wrote:
cneutron wrote:Saturday July 14th (day) - George's, Racine, WI w/Ifihadahifi, Lardo, Body Futures, Bon Air and more!


Edit -- looks like this starts at 3? I'll be catching as much of this as I can before heading back to catch Unsane.

nice! That's a good double feature.
yeah... Nonagon at 4, NeutronFriends at 5.
Ifihadhifi at 7.
That's what I have.
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Re: Conan Neutron/Dale Crover/Tony Ash - Protons and Electro

Postby cneutron on Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:11 pm

Atom 5 arriveth!
almost at the half way mark.

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Protons and Electrons: Atom 5 - This is the Line / Reptoid - No Human

What is there to say about the magificent Reptoid? A sight to behold and the only live act I can think of that sounds like an actual alien invasion. There's a human that has a passing similarity that has held down the drum position in some live Neutron Friends outings. Said human is a tireless runner of sound and pizza aficionado, but that has nothing to do with the absolutely terrifying alien presence that is the mighty REPTOID. Prepare yourself humans! Prepare yourself.

Oh yeah, our song features the Earthquaker Devices Bit Commander heavily. However, it does not sound like Lardo. Adjust your expectations accordingly.
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Re: Conan Neutron/Dale Crover/Tony Ash - Protons and Electro

Postby cneutron on Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:57 am

Atom 6! It's the halfway mark...

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Protons and Electrons: Atom 6 - Petulant Messiah / Rally - HVAC

Rally, a simple one word name, but a hell of a band. They are both catchy but have some skronk and grind. Michael from Rally has been a NeutronFriends sideman on the guitar numerous times, drummer Dan not only ran Conan and Tony's old label... but he has sat in with NeutronFriends on drums as well. I'm pretty sure this is their first release, looking forward to many more!

Oh yeah, NeutronFriends side is about messianic figures that turn out to be total jerks. It happens. The badass leads at the end are all NeutronFriends live guitar player Erica Strout of Motherfucker.
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Re: Conan Neutron/Dale Crover/Tony Ash - Protons and Electro

Postby cneutron on Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:32 pm

oh yeah, we played a bunch of shows at a bunch of places and I forgot to mention anything about it. WHEEE!

i'm going to give this a bump because Atom 6 is shipping immediately now, and also it has some of the lowest listens of anything this band has ever done, I think that's a shame since I really like the song.

https://neutronfriends.bandcamp.com/album/protons-and-electrons-atom-6-petulant-messiah-rally-hvac

Also: Atom 7 coming up shortly.
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Re: Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends - Protons and Electro

Postby cneutron on Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:01 pm

hullo!
Atom 7 is up

Our side is a little tune called: Armies of the Mind, it's short! It's snappy! There aren't a lot of words to it.

Ironically one of the lines is:
"Veterans of wars that no one cared for... now you know. "
Total coincidence that it premieres on Veterans day.

the other side are the U.P.Darlings the God Eaters with their tune: Cluster Fuck Shit Show.

https://neutronfriends.bandcamp.com/album/protons-and-electrons-atom-7-armies-of-the-mind-the-god-eaters-cluster-fuck-shit-show
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as per normal, free to stream... $2 for a download, $8 plus postage for the 7".
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Re: Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends - Protons and Electro

Postby cneutron on Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:34 pm

Video for Armies of the Mind by Tony Weber:



Also, I realized that I never told anybody about the video for Paved Age made by Ron Purtee:
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Re: Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends - Protons and Electro

Postby seanurban on Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:09 pm

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Re: Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends - Protons and Electro

Postby cneutron on Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:29 pm

seanurban wrote:somebody is trying to steal your secret
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Dude, Tony and I individually got a targeted ad for that on farcebook and I seriously had to do a double take!
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