Black Tambourine to Record EP of Ramones Songs
Go nuts, indie-poppers. The venerable Black Tambourine has a multi-purpose Kickstarter project going right now; part of the desired $5,000, if raised, will go to recording the OneTwoThreeFour EP, "consisting of four of our fave Ramones songs on two slabs of lovely seven-inch vinyl, packaged in a lovely sleeve designed by the talented Matthew Edwards." (Edwards also runs the pop-happy Skatterbrain blog.)
Per the Kickstarter page, recordings for OneTwoThreeFour are in progress and will feature guest appearances from Linda Smith, Rose Melberg, the Dum Dum Girls' Dee Dee, and Honeymoon Diary's Jenny Robbins.
Funds raised will also go to, literally, bringing the band back together. Though it's been announced that Black Tambourine will be playing chickfactor's "For the Love of Pop" reunion tour (which includes two nights at Artisphere), it looks like the band will need some help getting to the shows: "And while Archie and Brian still live in the D.C. metro area, Mike now lives in California and Pam lives across the drink in London. We're trying to raise money to cover flights for the far-flung among us and travel to/accommodation in the towns we don't live in." (Full disclosure: Brian Nelson is also a City Paper staffer.)
Here's the Kickstarter page. The thing's pretty dang well-funded already, with $3,427 donated and 29 days left to go. Let yourself be briefly entranced by the Xtranormal video at the top, featuring likenesses of Pam Berry and Archie Moore.