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life on the road

Our Home for May 2011 in Mt Hood, OR:

Abram’s electronics station Portland, OR:

Cooking dinner in the park, our home for a few weeks in Portland, OR:

Bethany’s birthday, snow in July in Detroit Lake, OR:

A butterfly on Abram’s injured thumb, sweetheart? or bloodsucker?:

Camping at Detroit Lake, OR:

Werebearcat! Venus & Mars Bar in Seattle, WA:

Scott Ryan in Spokane, WA at The Porch:

Abram at Two Medicine Lake in GNP, MT:

Bethany at Goose Island, GNP, MT (this Island was shot in the opening scene of the Shining)

Caution Children in Boise, ID at Red Room:

On the way out of San Francisco, CA on Hwy 1 South:

A boat on HWY 1 South in CA:

We could not resist, especially when the poor girl’s bratty little sister was yelling “why are you posing? No one is going to take your picture”:

Bob Hope Memorial Site in SD:

Peter’s house in SD, serious band photo:

Phen Swan at Tin Can Alehouse in San Diego, CA:

Spiked Punch(Austin, TX) at Tin can Alehouse in San Diego, CA:

On our way to Arizona:

Barbara Andrea Arriaga & CJ Boyd in Albuquerque, NM at Outerspace:

Sparkler Bombs(Denver, CO) in Albuquerque, NM at Outerspace:

Colorado sky:

Dear Rabbit at Downtown Bar in Pueblo, CO:

Downtown Bar Pueblo, CO:

Huevos Rancheros w/ Blue Eggs in Pueblo, CO:

King in The Hills of SD:

Moonshine Gulch Saloon in The Hills of Rochford, SD:

Two Black Cats in Lincoln, NE at Clawfoot House:

A Zoo sighting in Iowa w/ our pals Two Black Cats:

one Tabby cat Chicago, IL:

Zoo & binary marketing show in a bathroom in Chicago, though we have yet to meet in person, we find each other together all over the country:

The Distractions at Casa Donde in Chicago, IL:

Marie & Ryan Carder:

Vehicle Blues at Bella Dubby in Cleveland, OH:

Phone Home at Bruar Falls in Brooklyn, NY:

Video Daughters at Bruar Falls in Brooklyn, NY:

A ravaged yellow cab near the Holland Tunnel in NY:

Philadelphia, PA:

Tim & Johann of Frounce in Philadelphia, PA:

Lands & Peoples w/ Amy Reid of In Every Room

Brie & Chase in Baltimore:


Paul’s House in Harrisonburg, VA:

Sandbridge Beach, VA:

Sandbridge beach, VA jelly fish:

Logan of Carousel Norfolk, VA:

North Carolina:

On our way to Knoxville, TN:

The Criswell Collective in Knoxville, TN:

Abram & Toby in Huntsville, AL:

Abram & the Animals in Huntsville, AL:

TACAN from Huntsville Hamfest 2011:

Barbara Andrea Arriaga Trailer Space Austin, TX:

Listen Listen The Mink in Houston TX, our last show of the 6 month tour:

Abram & the PCV valve at Loves in Prescott AR. We had oil leaking from every part of the Jeep, it was so bad it covered the back window and white smoke was pouring from underneath the Jeep, all because a hole was not large enough… Abram fixed this problem, we cleaned the oil off as best we could and made our way back on the road, this is a photo of him boring a hole in the PCV valve with a knife from one of our camp utensils:

Breakfast before our 12 hour drive from Arkansas to Georgia, courtesy of Ryan & Marie Carder:

Bowie on the Farm:

some time off with the family…

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Clues from the past review in MusicEmissions

clues from the past 8/27/2010

The Binary Marketing Show may come from Brooklyn and do frequent performances at various New York City venues, but this is a band that knows no boundaries – at least sonically and musically. Clues from the Past is their latest project, an EP following their previous full-length releases Destruction of Your Own Creation and Pattern. In short, their genre is easily identifiable as electronic experimental in the likes of Bjork and Animal Collective.
The EP opens up with “am not who”, a track that is just barely an actual song. Don’t expect to hum along to this one. A lot of glitches, static, radio noise, robotic voices, some random sticks keeping a beat of its own, unintelligible singing along with some lush pads to finish it off.

This is followed by a space-age tune (at least the intro), complete with lightsaber-like lazer sounds. But about forty seconds in, comes a very nice acoustic guitar or possibly bass melody. And you have to appreciate the humorous lyrics, “Sometimes, well, I hate my brain. I just hate the way that it thinks. I hate the way that it feels on my shoulders.” The surprise to this otherwise laidback and lazy song came in at about 1:50 when several layers of sound, including some drums and percussion intruded and gave the tune an automatic energy overhaul.

The nicest thing about experimental electronic music is that it has no shortage of surprises. From the horn solos of “thin windows” to the surprising ethereal mood that develops in “unwilling”, a track that also manages to somehow slip in a country-ish guitar groove ever so smoothly – well after three minutes into the song. TBMS do this frequently. They have a knack for bombarding the listener with a collage of sounds that are each desperately trying to find their appropriate space in the sonic spectrum, and then all of the sudden, you’ll hear some beautiful guitar interrupt to bring some order to the chaos.

Clues from the Past is art in its purest form: it’s raw, stands on its own, it’s beautiful and ugly at the same time, makes up its own rules on the fly. But whether or not it’s music you’ll want to listen to for an extended period of time is debatable – at least for the casual listener. However, if you’re a connoisseur of experimental music, or perhaps an aspiring artist or producer of such, then by all means, dive into this record; study, listen, and learn.

Reviewed by: Carlito on 2010-10-27

The Binary Marketing Show – Clues From The Past (2010) review by Music Emissions

Thanks to Robin of NPR, All songs Considered, Second Stage!

by Robin Hilton

NPR all songs considered, second stage

The Binary Marketing Show is a lo-fi, intensely experimental electro-pop and rock duo based out Brooklyn that’s produced a tiny little work of art I recently discovered called Clues From The Past. It’s a cozy collection of alluring ear candy that melds strange sonic textures with woozy horns, digital noise, found sounds and distant, haunting voices.

Bethany Carder and Abram Morphew say they met in a post-apocalyptic world while “wandering the ancient underground tunnels beneath (a) mystical city, in search of a place that cured the loneliness of existing in one’s mind.” Heavy.

This is my favorite cut from The Binary Marketing Show’s EP. The name alone speaks volumes.

“I Hate My Brain’