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Going Coastal

Sure, as the Boston Tpewriter Orchestra our sphere of influence is generally focused on the East Coast, having never ventured further than Washington DC for a live performance. Thankfully, oneĀ of the joys of making music in this era of technology is that recordings and videos can be seen and heard anywhere at all.

Now I’m not sure exactly how Doug Nichol came to hear of us, but he brought his cameras in and recorded us performing a few years ago. That footage has finally surfaced in the midst of his new documentary California Typewriter that debuted at the Telluride Film Festival this past weekend. While the film focuses on a shop in Berkeley, Jay and Chris both (separately) stopped in there with Doug while they were on vacations in the bay area.

For now all we get is that trailer, but we’ll keep you informed once it’s gonna be showing on this side of the country.

Merry Typewriter Christmas

With wrapping paper crumpled by tree skirts without care it seems that Christmas day is already here. While today’s apparel in Boston brings shorts and T’s, we hope no matter the weather that you have fun and do as you please.

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We’re ramping up for a fun 2016, with a Kickstarter in the works to make a real record of sorts and shows shaping up both near and far (today’s weather makes me warier for how it may be in Maine during February), we bring you this piece of festive holiday cheer that we worked up for Chandler Travis’ Holiday Extravaganza that raised over $14,000 for the homeless (and that was just the Boston show). Feed the world, or at least enjoy some holiday goose.

Doodle All the Day

So we were on Google’s Doodle a few weeks back, now that we’re given them space, we’re showing off the process. We recorded this track with 6 of us mashing away at keys. To make it more “jazzy” Alex had a friend add a trombone track. The final result was us behind a piano track that Google found someone to throw on top of us. Choose for yourself.

Hyping Langston is the News

Happy 113rd Birthday Langston Hughes! Amazingly enough, we have been asked by the Google Corporation to help celebrate the greatest poet of the Harlem Renaissance by providing a soundtrack to a Doodle on their website commemorating the date.

We’ll be posting our unadorned backing track later this week, as well as an alternate version with trombone rather than the piano version that is used here. But since that’s not around to link to just yet, we’ll toss this in your inbox: typist Jeff’s first Most Bitter album actually kicked off with an adaptation of Hughes’ poem “Sunset in Dixie.”

RRKennison video

Thank you to RRKennison (do we know you?), who created this really awesome typewriter porn montage using our latest single “Entropy Begins in the Office”

Entropy Begins at the Office single

Enjoy our latest single, “Entropy Begins at the Office.” Rumors that the song lines up with the 1988 romcom classic “Working Girl” are completely unfounded.

Credits:
Chris Keene, recording @ Zumix, East Boston. Mixed at The Home Office.
Rob Gonnella & Nick Zampiello, mastering @ New Alliance East.
Jonathan Haeber, cover art.

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Entropy Begins at the Office single

Enjoy our latest single, “Entropy Begins at the Office.” Rumors that the song lines up with the 1988 romcom classic “Working Girl” are completely unfounded.

Credits:
Chris Keene, recording @ Zumix, East Boston. Mixed at The Home Office.
Rob Gonnella & Nick Zampiello, mastering @ New Alliance East.
Jonathan Haeber, cover art.

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