Trash Wednesday | Absinthe Mind

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Absinthe Mind

by Trash Wednesday

"An explosion of infectious power pop - ten hypercaffeinated tracks bursting with harmonies and countermelodies, buzz-saw guitar riffs, and enough quirky experimentation to justify Trash Wednesday’s reputation as a true original" - HIPvideo
Genre: Rock: Punk
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1. Psychotic Reaction
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2. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
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3:38 album only
3. The River Flows
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2:42 album only
4. Into The Sun
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3:03 album only
5. Song Of Love
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2:59 album only
6. Katerina
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7. Obh Lah Lah
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8. Blue Sky
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9. Baby Baby - Mono Mix
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10. Stop Tina Modotti
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Order the Absinthe Mind CD from CDBaby.com and receive a free color poster from Trash Wednesday!

Visit trashwednesday.com for information, exclusive free bonus track download, album/track download information, new videos, reviews, links, tours, merchandise and contacts! Check it out now and send an email via the site to be added to our mailing list.

NEWS:

January 20
Trash Wednesday’s version of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” video is off to an impressive start and debuts at many of the best and most watched national, multi-market and multi-regional video outlets in the country!

See it on:

Power Play Music TV, Video Jam, Fuse On Demand - Demand it in March! Havoc TV, Video Hits, Attack of the Boogie, In Rage TV! Street Timez, Playing @ a Theatre Near You, Maximum Velocity, Channel Zero, Bohemia Visual Music,
Mania TV!, Roadrunner, TVTonic, Ruckus Network, 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. Check out the News Link on trashwednesday.com for airtimes and details for these video programmers!

January 3
Trash Wednesday partners with HIPvideo.com to release the visually stunning "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" video on your favorite music video shows across the U.S. and on the internet.

HIPvideo says: The restless, energetic, colorful Absinthe Mind reveals why this inveterate independent has been so successful in connecting with audiences. It’s an explosion of infectious power pop - ten hypercaffeinated tracks bursting with harmonies and countermelodies, buzz-saw guitar riffs, and enough quirky experimentation to justify Trash Wednesday’s reputation as a true original. Most of the songs on Absinthe Mind address the ephemerality of love and the dangerous lure of the superficial, and all are sung from the perspective of a musician familiar with the best and worst sides of rock and roll culture. But Trash Wednesday proves he can step back from the maelstrom and deliver a thoughtful biographical account, too - closing song “Stop Tina Modotti” is a remarkably nuanced treatment of the life and times of the near-mythical photographer and leftist revolutionary.

To bring this tantalizing version of “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” to life, Trash Wednesday has selected fashion photographer Micky Modo. Best known for her startling and occasionally disturbing images of well-dressed doll-like models - shots that actually echo some of the cool depersonalization of Tina Modotti’s work - Modo is an old hand at amplifying the plastic-fantastic elements of public figures. The arch and playful (but always rock-star cool) Trash Wednesday is a perfect subject for her vision - in fact, she has photographed him extensively. Modo’s understanding of Trash Wednesday’s perspective, poise, and humor is thorough, and she presents him as both a would-be superstar and a knowing version of the kickass rock and roller.

Like all power pop musicians, Trash Wednesday is drawn to Lennon/McCartney compositions. His choice of a Beatles cover, however, speaks volumes about his priorities: he’s chosen to take on “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”, their most ostentatiously trippy number. But how, in 2005, can a musician preserve the experimental and slightly destabilizing feel of a song that is close to forty years old? Trash Wednesday rises to the challenge by pushing the beat and the guitar riff into overdrive and by inserting strange and unexpected pauses into the story. Some world-famous words are omitted altogether; the singer withholds them playfully, teasing the listener with fake applause before launching into a roaring appendix of his own invention.

The “Lucy” clip finds Trash Wednesday dancing with his six-piece band on a multicolored two-dimensional stage. This is clearly a superimposition of images, and Trash Wednesday makes the most of the incongruity, playing enthusiastically for an audience of gyrating silhouettes. Lucy herself is imagined as an impassive-looking near-goth girl, glancing to and fro, drifting down John Lennon’s famous river in a paper boat, partially concealed by a mesh of colored lines. Trash Wednesday, flipping from side to side like a cardboard cut-out, concludes his tale with a stinging rebuke.

IN OTHER NEWS:

DMX adds "Lucy" video to cable audio and video programming, as well as in-store and in-flight programs.

Absinthe Mind tracks are now available for download through Yahoo!Music. ITunes and Rhapsody are just days away now...


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Blur Magazine

One of L.A.'s hottest up and coming bands
One of L.A.'s hottest up and coming bands. If you haven't yet heard of the hard-driving and intensely driven alt-rockers Trash Wednesday, just ask every other college kid in America...

NoHo L.A.


Now here's a band able to fit snugly into many cubby-holes of style and influence. 'Into The Sun' is infused with flavor & feel and is exquisitely played out. Such a lovely song...