Tuesday, 29 March 2011

New SKYSAW Song[s] Surface in Form of Video...

More stuff starts to surface from last night's SKYSAW show

edit: and another


Turn your bass down before hitting play!!!

Like the first one very much. Hard to tell about the second new one with the quality n all... Guitar sounds like it could be ace. And I really like the 3rd one also!

Jimmy Chamberlin's SKYSAW - LIVE

Well, last night Mike Reina, Jimmy Chamberlin and Anthony Pirog's SKYSAW made their long anticipated live d├ębut last night. They were joined on stage by touring members Paul Wood and Boris Skalsky. Here be a quick multimedia recap of some of the goings on.

JC's 'new' set up...

Pedal's galore - but apparently there's more! :o

A couple more photo's on this stream.

Thanks to: @lukasjudge, @stefangoldby & especially @cundinama (who I suspect & hope, will write a full review anon...)

Also super special thanks to TMS [regular] Dystopic who reports;
They played the first 5 songs off the EP, plus 3 other tracks.

Jimmy was playing a silver DW kit with a 10/12/13 (rack) 16/18 (floor) tom setup (my best guess, anyway). No 14" left mounted tom. Could have been a rental. Also, holy shit does Anthony Pirog use a lot of pedal...

I talked to Jimmy really briefly afterward, gave him props and then asked about tour plans and the upcoming record release. He said they're touring with Minus the Bear this summer and the record will have the This songs remixedplus others not on the This record.
This support slot alongside the aforementioned Constellations, for at least one of the dates, has as been confirmed by Steve Hall, of Steve Hall productions on facebook;
Supporting Minus the Bear at Sky City in Augusta Georgia on Memorial Day Monday, May 30, will be Skysaw & The Constellations, be sure to check both bands out! Adv tix are just $15 & on sale now at http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/organizationSearch.jsp?organization_id=755&cobrand=skycity
Lastly 'theeagleishere' has posted a couple of snippets over on his YouTube;

Here's one;

I think the most notable aspect of the gig, from reports so far is Jimmy's set up. I suspect that it may be down to getting in a rental kit, as others have suggested;  I can not imagine JC switching manufacturers at this point and from all the rehearsal photo's JC was still using his signature set-up.  He did of course mention that he was considering reconfiguring his kit at some point, when he was interviewed with Terry Bozzio.   I guess to know for sure we'll have to wait until the next show to get a better idea.

Until then, here's one last video of Chamberlin rocking an equally unique kit;

Communication Breakdown

I would give you a run down of what I have gleaned about the live show from SKYSAW last night. However, as you will see - I am having a few technical difficulties.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011


Skysaw, featuring acclaimed drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, DC-based singer Mike Reina and guitarist Anthony Pirog, will release their debut album, Great Civilizations, on June 21, 2011 on Dangerbird Records.
As a special gesture to fans anticipating the release, the band will stream the full album, with one free download track, “No One Can Tell” exclusively on http://www.recordstoreday.com, one week prior to, and one week after Record Store Day 2011, which falls this year on Saturday, April 16th, and stands as a now-annual event in support of independent music retailers, worldwide. In addition, Skysaw will issue an exclusive 7” single package “No One Can Tell” b/w “Serrated.”
Also, expect the band to make its on stage debut at The Echo in Los Angeles on Monday, March 28th. Chamberlin, Reina and Pirog will be joined by touring members Paul Wood and Boris Skalsky of notable NYC indie rock group, Dead Heart Bloom for this show.
From Dangerbird

Monday, 21 March 2011

New Jimmy Chamberlin Complex Tracks in the Works???

 Gannin Arnold, Jimmy Chamberlin, Billy Mohler 

Well, according to this (now tight lipped*) poster on the official and Absolutely Ground-Breaking SP.com messageboard, Mohler and Chamberlin worked on 3 new Complex songs back in November last year... Makes sense as this was the time members of the Jimmy Chamberlin Complex (Jimmy Chamberlin, Billy Mohler and Gannin Arnold) got together to play for the Drum Channel for Gannin's solo record and the 'Art of Drumming'

*sort of ;)

Monday, 7 March 2011

SKYSAW in the Studio

I know some of you don't have Facebook, so hopefully this will work -

They posted this little video of our man Chamberlin, yesterday...

and a nice pic of Jimmy's kit;

Just a little taste of what's to come, one hopes :)

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Jimmy Chamberln's SKYSAW Release Track for Free

Head on over to skysawmusic.com, sign-up for the newsletter and grab a free copy of the track of "No One Can Tell".

From Soundcloud:
"The Track "No One Can Tell" appears on the upcoming Skysaw 7" featuring the songs "No One Can Tell" and "Serrated". Available on Record Store Day, April 16, 2011."
They tagged it Chamberlain though... whups