The Continuing Story of Vostok Lake: news, updates, blogging http://vostoklake.org/index.php/ en Now here's the news http://vostoklake.org/index.php/node/81 <article data-history-node-id="81" role="article" about="/node/81" typeof="schema:Article" class="node node--type-article node--promoted node--view-mode-teaser clearfix"> <header> <h2 class="node__title"> <a href="/node/81" rel="bookmark"><span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Now here&#039;s the news</span> </a> </h2> <span property="schema:name" content="Now here&#039;s the news" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> <div class="node__meta"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/users/vostoklake" class="profile"> </article> <span> Submitted by <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/vostoklake" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">vostoklake</span></span> on <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-09-14T00:08:16+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 09/14/2020 - 12:08</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-09-14T00:08:16+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </div> </header> <div class="node__content clearfix"> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Turns out we're going back into the studio again, to do some "repair" vocals, and also to record <em>an extra-special bonus track</em> which we decided the album wasn't complete without.</p> <p>Release scheduled for December. It's still happening.</p></div> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/node/81" rel="tag" title="Now here&#039;s the news" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Now here&#039;s the news</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/node/81%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> </div> </div> </article> Mon, 14 Sep 2020 00:08:16 +0000 vostoklake 81 at http://vostoklake.org That was probably a mistake. http://vostoklake.org/index.php/node/79 <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">That was probably a mistake.</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/node/79" hreflang="en"><img property="schema:image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/2020-08/7ed21702822c4050af66b32b92156121.1000x1000x1.jpg?itok=WSp8eL_l" width="220" height="220" alt="Does Humor Belong In Music?" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-medium" /> </a> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In hindsight, we were probably overly eager to do our cover of Frank Zappa's <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q1xRZERXlM">"You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here"</a>, and not eager enough to make sure that a middle-of-the-road audience would get the joke.</p> <p><em>Audience elimination experiment a complete</em><em> success!</em></p> <p>Nevertheless, we go forward.</p></div> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/vostoklake" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">vostoklake</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-08-08T22:19:35+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 08/09/2020 - 10:19</span> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/node/79" rel="tag" title="That was probably a mistake." hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about That was probably a mistake.</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/node/79%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> </div> Sat, 08 Aug 2020 22:19:35 +0000 vostoklake 79 at http://vostoklake.org WOMEN ABOUT SOUND: Thirsty Dog, K' Road, Auckland, Saturday 8 August http://vostoklake.org/index.php/node/78 <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">WOMEN ABOUT SOUND: Thirsty Dog, K&#039; Road, Auckland, Saturday 8 August</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/node/78" hreflang="en"><img property="schema:image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/2020-07/110196353_2760437730901246_9052865339391120749_o.jpg?itok=R8E_vqhr" width="220" height="124" alt="WOMEN ABOUT SOUND: Thirsty Dog, K&#039; Road, Auckland, Saturday 8 August" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-medium" /> </a> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><br /><br /><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/276394546996864/">Be there, do that.</a> VL on circa 11 pm.</p></div> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/vostoklake" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">vostoklake</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-07-24T01:18:02+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 07/24/2020 - 13:18</span> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/node/78" rel="tag" title="WOMEN ABOUT SOUND: Thirsty Dog, K&#039; Road, Auckland, Saturday 8 August" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about WOMEN ABOUT SOUND: Thirsty Dog, K&#039; Road, Auckland, Saturday 8 August</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/node/78%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> </div> Fri, 24 Jul 2020 01:18:02 +0000 vostoklake 78 at http://vostoklake.org Last day of recording http://vostoklake.org/index.php/node/77 <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Last day of recording</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/node/77" hreflang="en"><img property="schema:image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/2020-07/IMG_9669.JPG?itok=hKl-rrGt" width="165" height="220" alt="Daphne and Tricia (and Jess in the producer&#039;s chair)" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-medium" /> </a> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Recording of <em>Comics and Stories </em>finally concluded today, 5 years after it started. Tricia actually scared the producer with some of her <em>unearthly calls</em>. Vostok Lake will next play live in Auckland on Saturday 8th August (details to follow).</p></div> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/vostoklake" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">vostoklake</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-07-14T03:07:20+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 07/14/2020 - 15:07</span> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/node/77" rel="tag" title="Last day of recording" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Last day of recording</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/node/77%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> </div> Tue, 14 Jul 2020 03:07:20 +0000 vostoklake 77 at http://vostoklake.org The end is nigh http://vostoklake.org/index.php/node/76 <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The end is nigh</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>We have completed recording of the instrumental tracks for the last <em>Comics &amp; Stories</em> numbers. We're planning on going back into the studio in July to do the vocals. It sounds pretty cool.</p></div> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/vostoklake" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">vostoklake</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-05-22T01:40:47+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 05/22/2020 - 13:40</span> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/node/76" rel="tag" title="The end is nigh" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about The end is nigh</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/node/76%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> </div> Fri, 22 May 2020 01:40:47 +0000 vostoklake 76 at http://vostoklake.org It is done. We're in the hands of destiny. http://vostoklake.org/index.php/node/74 <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">It is done. We&#039;re in the hands of destiny.</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/node/74" hreflang="en"><img property="schema:image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/2020-03/Screenshot_2020-03-16%20Comics%20Stories.png?itok=uXUWZTWQ" width="220" height="129" alt="Final thermometer" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-medium" /> </a> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The <a href="http://ks.vostoklake.org"><em>Comics and Stories</em> Kickstarter</a> raised $1,077 in NZ currency - enough for us to achieve a couple of stretch goals. We hope to be putting up a "post-deadline" donations link soon so that others can get their hands on some of those sweet rewards, including the "Cut and Run"/"Don't Tell The Doctor" double-A side single.</p> <p>Provisional complete setlist for the album, estimated date of completion September 2020:</p></div> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/vostoklake" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">vostoklake</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-03-15T22:46:13+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 03/16/2020 - 11:46</span> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/node/74" rel="tag" title="It is done. We&#039;re in the hands of destiny." hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about It is done. We&#039;re in the hands of destiny.</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/node/74%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> </div> Sun, 15 Mar 2020 22:46:13 +0000 vostoklake 74 at http://vostoklake.org NEW ALBUM SAMPLES holy crap yes! http://vostoklake.org/index.php/node/73 <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">NEW ALBUM SAMPLES holy crap yes!</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Just in time for the upcoming Kickstarter campign... we have finished recording 7 out of a projected 13-14 tracks for <em>Comics and Stories</em>. Please enjoy these edited highlights, and give generously when we ask you to. Also, if you can possibly get to Auckland, <a href="https://aucklandpride.org.nz/vostok-lakes-valentines-day-revue/?_sf_s=vostok">don't miss the Kickstarter launch gig this Friday</a>.</p></div> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/vostoklake" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">vostoklake</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-02-07T08:05:30+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 02/07/2020 - 21:05</span> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/node/73" rel="tag" title="NEW ALBUM SAMPLES holy crap yes!" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about NEW ALBUM SAMPLES holy crap yes!</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/node/73%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> </div> Fri, 07 Feb 2020 08:05:30 +0000 vostoklake 73 at http://vostoklake.org ZOLO: is this Vostok Lake's genre?!? http://vostoklake.org/index.php/node/72 <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">ZOLO: is this Vostok Lake&#039;s genre?!?</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/node/72" hreflang="en"><img property="schema:image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/2020-02/a3004ec05e4ccf8158dda6e83b5c80bc.jpg?itok=W-MjL3-k" width="220" height="165" alt="Split Enz, 1976, zolo as fuck" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-medium" /> </a> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a href="https://apraamcos.co.nz/news/2015/aprap/what-the-genre-zolo/">Jesus wept, it sure <strong>sounds</strong> like us!</a> Zolo bands we love bolded below:</p></div> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/vostoklake" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">vostoklake</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-02-02T02:12:26+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 02/02/2020 - 15:12</span> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/node/72" rel="tag" title="ZOLO: is this Vostok Lake&#039;s genre?!?" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about ZOLO: is this Vostok Lake&#039;s genre?!?</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/node/72%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> </div> Sun, 02 Feb 2020 02:12:26 +0000 vostoklake 72 at http://vostoklake.org Vostok Lake Valentine's Day Review in Pride 2020 http://vostoklake.org/index.php/node/71 <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vostok Lake Valentine&#039;s Day Review in Pride 2020</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span>Vostok Lake, Auckland’s pre-eminent queer electronic-progressive musical duo, teams up with heavy friends for an avant-garde evening of satire, synthesizers and sheer sex, as part of <a href="https://aucklandpride.org.nz/vostok-lakes-valentines-day-revue/?_sf_s=vostok">Auckland Pride 2020</a>. Described as “<em>Flight of the Conchords meets Depeche Mode, except women”</em> or the “<em>illegitimate love child of Tori Amos and Gary Numan</em>", <em>Vostok Lake</em> are promoting their upcoming album, their first in 10 years.</span></p></div> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/vostoklake" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">vostoklake</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-12-18T21:08:14+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 12/19/2019 - 10:08</span> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/node/71" rel="tag" title="Vostok Lake Valentine&#039;s Day Review in Pride 2020" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Vostok Lake Valentine&#039;s Day Review in Pride 2020</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/node/71%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 21:08:14 +0000 vostoklake 71 at http://vostoklake.org Vostok Lake @ Indie Club, December 12th http://vostoklake.org/index.php/node/68 <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vostok Lake @ Indie Club, December 12th</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/997735067274519/">https://www.facebook.com/events/997735067274519/</a></p> <p><iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/pZiadb3bpOI" width="560"></iframe></p> </div> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/vostoklake" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">vostoklake</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-12-05T03:01:54+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 12/05/2019 - 16:01</span> <div class="node__links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/node/68" rel="tag" title="Vostok Lake @ Indie Club, December 12th" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Vostok Lake @ Indie Club, December 12th</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"><a href="/user/login?destination=/node/68%23comment-form">Log in</a> to post comments</li></ul> </div> Thu, 05 Dec 2019 03:01:54 +0000 vostoklake 68 at http://vostoklake.org