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The Loathsome Marauders / Blog

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

It's been a while since we've been consistently active on this site, and a lot of things have changed in that interim. With changes come new opportunities, so as things are getting back on track we feel the need to address our fans and explain where we are now. For starters, two of our members are no longer playing with the Loathsome Marauders. Guitarist John Kirby moved to Chicago a year ago to pursue other musical projects, and earlier this year vocalist Jake Dancy made the decision to put the mic down so he can focus on his family and home life. We wish them the best in their endeavours and have nothing but love in our hearts for them, but the loss of these two important members has required somewhat of a shift in focus. We have been working toward discovering that focus since the beginning of this year. Out of respect for a founding member who is no longer performing with us, our name has changed. The Loathsome Marauders (what's left of us, at least) now goes by the name Hippie Killer. We've retained the songs the remaining members have written and are very excited to see what new territory these circumstances will allow us to explore! We have also connected with a number of artists over the past few months, and have all decided to join forces to form a record label. That label is named Cryptograph. Over the next week we'll be creating pages for Cryptograph and the artists associated with the label. One will be Hippie Killer; another is a sister project of Chaz's called Tom Hunt Tom. Keep an eye out for these groups! They're in the studio recording their debut EPs as we speak. The first artist who will be publicly featured through Cryptograph is a rapper named Jay Reese. He's an amazing talent who will be traveling around the country in the next few months to spread the word and the love. If you are a fan of hip-hop check out his first release on YouTube - called The Drawn Mixtape - that dropped Wednesday. If everything goes smoothly Jay will have a Reverbnation page by the end of the day for you all to enjoy and follow. Until Hippie Killer's ReverbNation page is live, we'll keep this page active to keep you all updated. Thanks for all the support you've given us; it means more than you could imagine. Hope to see you soon!

September 4, 2011 Recordings (Download Link)

We have a habit of recording everything we do, from practices to shows to just hanging out and being rowdy. As time and effort permits we'll try to collect all the clips we think are worth hearing and release them on the 13th of each month. It's not the 13th but here's a teaser- an impromptu band practice/jam session on Sept. 4, 2011. Jake didn't make it out and it's very lo-fi but we did some great stuff so check it out!

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?6k2sfcqb9l7p9ie

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