Can you believe it? No, honestly, can you?
It has been exactly two years since we broke ground (and wind) on our third album, and now it is DONE. Phew!
Clicking on the picture above goes directly to itunes, but you might prefer any of the following:
Ahahah, our music is on Zune. Sorry… We really are pulling out all the stops.
This was an endeavor to say the least, we are so happy to have it done, and so excited to get it to you.
Right now this is only a digital release, so make sure to pick up a copy of the liner notes off our website – for free of course – what kind of asses would charge for liner notes- that’s like sitting down to a fancy dinner and having to buy a napkin.
Please let us know what you think, let us know what you love, what you hate, and what you want to see more of.
That’s the good news….
What about the great news?!?
No I don’t have a goiter… And that is not great…. What the F is wrong with you?
The great news is that we have already lined up album #4 which we will start recording in August – So all your feedback we’re going to use to tailor this album, hone it in, draw our sites, hit our mark, nail it on the head… You get it.
Also, if you were wondering, we are not going to call the new album Apollo- Nothing against the lord of the sun (dont want to anger him).
Some of you might wonder why it’s been so long since I’ve written anything. It’s pretty simple: I wanted to make sure I addressed you when I had something substantial, something meaningful.
It’s hard sometimes – the life we have chosen. It has such incredible peaks followed by the lowest of lows (read over the past blogs on this site and you can see for yourself). However, every time we’ve felt we were on the brink, about the lose it all, something comes along and pushes us forward… has to be something to that?
Thank you to all our fans that have made this worth it. I hope you know that all our work goes to you, we just want to make you happy, and blast your ear drums with glory.
On a completely unrelated note, my March Madness Bracket is so F’ed. Even without playing tonight’s championship game, David has claimed victory:
NO OFFENSE LARRY
Hi friends. What a week. I mean WHAT A WEEK. I love you Saturday. You make every other day seem so inadequate. Just like… I’ll leave that analogy at that.
So how are you? You get that “thing” removed yet?
Hi. We decided that going until JUNE to play our next show was far too long. So, we booked another shin-dig at the Cantab lounge for Friday April 23rd.
I apologize for @lagoonmarisa’s inability to take pictures
The show details are not nailed out. I will be making a facebook event group with all that fabulous stuff, so come join us. Like last time, expect a small packed bar that is very loud with poor sound quality, cheap drinks, and men that comment on how the color of your scarf looks like “pussy.” Luckily I wasn’t offended. Actually nothing offends me anymore. Except people that wear too much perfume, that is horribly offensive. MY BURNING OLFACTORIES.
I do not understand the buzz about this. It is missing basic hardware, and falls into some gray zone between a computer and a book reader? To be honest, I think Apple really doesn’t care. They know they can release a quasi-cool item and every hipster will buy one as a coffee table accent. Now, granted, it’s neat, it’s sleek, it’s fast, it does what it is supposed to do well (which most Microsoft/windows based items simply cannot say), but does anyone NEED it?
There is an argument to be made here that hipsters simply NEED Apple devices to survive. Some medical documents (published by the AMA) have suggested that Hipsters blood is part Apple, called Iblood. Like vampires they simply cannot survive without being surrounded by and in constant contact with Apple devices. Side effects of this condition are easy to spot: Shrinkage of jeans, Ironic facial hair growth, Pompous attitude, plaid, neon sunglasses, and no testicles. Removal of these individuals from their environment will often kill them, or in some cases cause them to vomit from awkwardness when they realize, blatantly, that they are simply devoid of any real creativity, and have just been following a trend.
Here is what Apple, or someone ( I don’t care) needs to create:
“The tricorder incorporates several sensor clusters, multi-channel communications assemblies, and multiple databank modules. Encompassing visual displays and standard graphic touch pad interface, it provides easy means for on the spot archive retrieval, the recording of away mission events, and constant scientific measurements including biological, geographical or meteorological. Tricorders could also be used for tasks such as recording time trials or interfacing with starship systems such as forcefield controls. They are also capable of playing holographic messages and feature a built in universal translator”
(It takes a different breed of nerd to write this shit up, don’t get me wrong, I love it, I love Star Trek, but good lord you gotta be nerdy)
Now, I know most of these technologies do not exist, but I KNOW for a fact, with current technology they could make the laptop, the digital camera and the cell phone obsolete with one device. The specs on even an Iphone would make my first computer look ridiculous. So Apple, stop fucking around, stop releasing intermediate luxury buttpuff devices, make the Ieverything and turn us all into hipsters.
This week’s Featured Model: Irony
Instead of doing this week’s model, I am just going to post more pictures of Hipsters.
Come join us on things with other stuff in it:
Hi friends, Wow… This has been a pretty crazy couple weeks for lagoon. Lets just jump in.
In Case You Live Under a Rock
Before we get onto the NEW NEW stuff, here is what happened this week. Episode II – This Life Owes You Nothing is out in Itunes. This song is in stark contrast to our first release. I hope you enjoy this melodic lovemaking session (just click the image and you’ll FLY to itunes, it will even open it up for you, the only thing it won’t do is wipe your butt… only @lagoonmarisa will do that).
Well… In case that wasn’t enough… Also this week our first professional music video was released… Thank you to everyone who was in it… You guys were great! It really made the video something incredible. Very special thank you to @gustavecadet for his incredible directing skills, as well as @thehawkshow for flying out from LA to be in the video…
Well… without further delay and (in case you did not see it already) here is the video!
(I have been getting word that SOME PEOPLE cannot view the vimeo site… well… aside from lagoon purchasing you a new computer and/or updating your browser for you, we have also hosted our video on the lawless romp that is Youtube )
Extension to our fans (who can write stuff, unlike me apparently)
We love our fans. I can safely say we have the coolest and most talented fans imaginable. If you go to our homepage you will notice in our press section we have links to a featured number of our fan blogs. Needless to say, that section of our site is a bit… well… Outdated. As our fan base grows, evolves, gets prettier, I just wanted to remind any blogger that Lagoon will be happy to link your blog on our homepage.
What you gotta do?
Blog anything about Lagoon then email us at Band [at] Lagoononline [dot] com
(A hint to those of you who malfunction: please replace [at] and [dot] with their appropriate counterparts or the email will go somewhere really strange. Probably Pandora, that evil planet in Avatar or to your grandma’s inbox and all prepostions will be replaced with “Shitfuck”)
Ideas: Review a new song, review the video, just mention us, or make a lagoon action figure, make a lagoon inspired pasta dish, dress up as David, dress down as Pat, cross-dress as Marisa, catch and shave a cat, or pose nude in front of a mirror with the words “lagoon” written on you belly.
What do you get in Return?
A link on our homepage that generates nearly 1500 hits a day, and a feature in our own blog… This very blog… The one you are reading now.
Why the hell are you doing this?
I scratch your butt, you scratch mine… I mean back… Ok I meant butt. I love having my butt scratched… BUTT SCRATCHA!? BUTT SCRATCHA!?
SHOW FEBRUARY 19th 2010
Wait… what? We actually have to play shows again!?!? Ha. Recording the album and making the music video has completely destroyed the time we have for playing shows. Unfortunately, for a musician, that’s where most the fun occurs. So, just to get back into the swing of things (we gotta ease into it, wouldn’t want to break a hip) we are going to play a nice show with our good friends “The Narrow Channels” at a small grungy underground lovehole that is Cantab Lounge.
Friday February 19th, 2010
738 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
We are playing one set, pretty short one, then we are going to drink the night away with everyone. Oh, isn’t life grand? ISNT IT!? This is more like a party than a concert. ha.
Oh, and how can I NOT post this sweet poster again in the blog:
(a Jessica Frease design)
LAGOON FEATURED MODEL: Vanessa Athens
This is a very very very special featured model. Vanessa is the one that actually put together this shoot for us. She is an extremely talented singer and writer. I urge to take a look at her website and get to know all things that are Vanessa Athens. Oh… And she’s hot too (Vanessa is one of those talented hot people that make the rest of our genetics look we were created from pond water and fecal matter).
You can find more pictures on our facebook
We are going to keep a collection of ALL the models there for your enjoyment; for everyone’s enjoyment.
We will be featuring one model per week until we run out of models… or weeks.
Lagoon LOVES Vanessa. We really do. You have done more for us than we could have possibly imagined.
I know what you are thinking… Jake… this blog is already over!??! WHY!??! I cant get enough. Well… let me just tell you… we have “enough” to give you… SO TAKE IT… Ya.. you like that… TAKE IT AND SHUT UP… you tell anyone about this i’ll kill you.
Hello Friends and welcome to the Lagoon Blog. Happy New Year!!! Holy crap am I happy 2009 is over. How freaky is that today is ALSO a blue moon. You know what they say… yuck yuck yuck.
We have been spending a ton of time on the new material, and 2 more songs are almost finished. INSANITY! We are pretty close to releasing EPISODE II of our stream of new music. Man… isn’t this fun? (in case you missed EPISODE I – HEATER RABBIT)
Well there’s not too much else I have to cover here. So how about I just inundate you with a ton of pictures… ready… set… GO!
You can find more pictures on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/lagoonband
2009 (and some 2008) – New Years Ghetto Phone Picture Album
I have a ghetto cell phone; Samsung model U 420 “Coldwar edition“. It’s pathetic since out of anyone in the band I would probably benefit the most from a “smart-phone.”
Well… Poppycock… Smartphones with their megi-pixals, and their LDC Tooch Screens, and their Appolocations… Poppycock on you.
I spent half my time with this phone snappin pictures so I could bring you a glimpse into my life via lo-fidelity horrible grainy-ness. This took me an insane amount of time since I don’t have the USB cord for this phone, and I could not get it to transfer the files over bluetoothy. I literally had to send 50 picture messages TO MY EMAIL (lord think of the cell bill. Fuck, what am I doing?) Also, when I uploaded the pictures they got all jumbled. Goodbye chronological order. Hello Serendipity.
2009 (and some 2008) – New Years Ghetto Phone Picture Album
“I swear you see the strangest things on the freeway these days”
“The infamous MFW Robot”
“One of my oldest friends, Leigh“
“This is my old roommate Ryan. I don’t think he ever knew i took this picture but it is still what comes up whenever he calls me. I hope he reads this”
“This is pretty prophetic, but… turned out to be more than just a vacation. “
“You can dance if you want to you, you can leave your friends behind….”
“Yes, this is a real dog. Yes, it belongs in a Dr. Seuss novel.”
“I saved a Camel.”
“I realize I primarily take pictures of Pets and Alcohol.”
“… And don’t piss on this sign as well.”
“LA in October… damn you California”
“Take Sunset to the sea…..”
“A Shot of the crowd in AZ, great show”
“I love the night life, I love to booogaaayyy”
“I keep an unhealthy collection of scotch in my room”
“Bumble Bee Tuna?”
“David rocks the pink guitar so well”
“After being mentally scarred, I keep my room spotless.”
“I love this guitar”
“Jeff brings the pain… pain to the mix”
“Best Birthday Present Ever!”
“My Name is Jacob… Not Pigo…”
“I fuxored up myself”
“How not to take care of a rental car by Marisa“
” …seconds before she dismembered me”
“THOSE ARE SOME PANCAKES MAN”
“Just two grown men sharing some chocolate milk”
“Yes, I will take the ‘Happy Ending Sundae’ please… Oh i have to follow you into the back?”
“I really do love living here.”
“That suit… is just amazing”
“The Tattoo before it was filled in.”
“A snow drive back from New Hampy”
“The liberty Hotel… FANCY PARTIES BOOYA”
“The backside of the Ben and Jerry’s factory… and the Backside of Pat… wait frontside of pat? I cant tell”
“Seafoam underwear anyone?”
“Rooftop 4th of July Party”
“Holy shit this is cute”
“I have pretty good timing.”
“70′s style stache anyone?”
“We have to keep her chained up… then we let her out to play… then chain her up again.”
“Scotch + Music = my life”
“Probably the strangest thing ever written on a refrigerator”
“I miss you Squirrel”
“We should charge a cover to enter our house”
“Can you solve the puzzle?!?!”
“The correct formation for X-Y style overhead mic-ing, or something, ask Jeff”
“I drank this, and to my surprise I lived…I survived ‘the hard.’”
“This was what I ate for three weeks”
“He is so happy to be a baby cucumber.”
“Silly wabbits, poker is for people with too much jewelry and cowboy hats, or… actually poker is cool… Dont tell David I said that”
“Happy Christmas Cake”
“Happy Christmas Scotch”
Who knows what 2010 will bring… Actually I know… Tons more music from Lagoon… YOU GONNA LISTEN!? I bet you are… I bet you are you silly sailor you… Yes… you’re a silly sailor… You’re MY silly Sailor aren’t you?
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