by Asian Man

The Queers are getting ready to head out on tour this September with the Independents. Drummer Matt Drastic won't join the band on tour as he'll be busy working in Nashville's Drastic Sounds studio. For the first two weeks of the tour Lurch Nobody will be drumming for the band, to be followed by Ryan from The Atom Age. Ryan last drummed for the band on their "The Hard Ons" tour.

Joe is also setting up a new recording studio where The Queers plan to record for a 2009 release. Before that the site will launch with Ottawa's The Riptides.

Ok so the studio… it's called The Electric Cave and it's in Portsmouth, NH. Jim Tierney our old pal from out here who worked on Beyond The Valley and More Bounce to the Ounce and the Today ep among other things opened it a few years ago. I bullied him into letting me come in there with all my gear so we've joined forces so we can start producing bands again. We used to work together all the time here in Portsmouth on various demos and comp tracks and shit so we go way back to the Hubie/Bface days. It's a cool room and we've added tons of gear as well as 2 tape machines as I am a staunch believer in analog (tape) and am pretty much anti protools (shit). So The Mighty Riptides will kick things off and we already have a bunch of bands coming in so I's all excited. Just axe me 'n I'll tells ya. (I'm using Atlantaspeak here-a largely unintelligible form of the English language.One more thing I won't miss from Atlanta. God I hated that fucking place.) I love producing so if you wanna cool studio to record in email me here or our website. We'll be updating a myspace page Jim has going as we start working more. The Bugs-featuring our favorite bassist-(from San Diego that is) Dangerous Dave Swain will be coming in next year for their new album. So if it's cool enough for The Riptides and Bugs then it's cool enough for you my friends. We will be recording our next album-I already have the name but I'm not telling any of you guys yet-we'll be recording the new album early next year. Asian Man tells us May or June is a good release time so yeah about 6 months we'll have it out. I am going to do more punky stuff this time around by the way.

The band released Munki Brain in 2007.

The Queers / The Independents
11 Sep 200820:00JackrabbitsJacksonville, Florida
12 Sep 200821:00The SocialOrlando, Florida
13 Sep 200820:00ChurchillsMiami, Florida
14 Sep 200819:00Sarasota VFWSarasota, Florida
15 Sep 200819:00OrpheumTampa, Florida
16 Sep 200820:30CoastersFt.Walton Beach, Florida
18 Sep 200820:00WaltersHouston, Texas
19 Sep 200820:00House of Rock and RollCorpus Christi, Texas
20 Sep 200819:30Rock BottomSan Antonio, Texas
21 Sep 200820:00Red SevenAustin, Texas
22 Sep 200822:00Double WideDallas, Texas
23 Sep 200821:00Hi ToneMemphis, Tennessee
24 Sep 200817:30American Legion HallPaducah, Kentucky
25 Sep 200821:00JJ’s BohemiaChattanooga, Tennessee
26 Sep 200820:00Hi NoteBirmingham, Alabama
27 Sep 200821:30The EarlAtlanta, Georgia
28 Sep 200819:00New Brooklyn TavernWest Columbia, South Carolina
29 Sep 200819:00Alley CatCharlotte, North Carolina
30 Sep 200819:30Jewish MotherVirginia Beach, Virginia
1 Oct 200820:00BelvederesPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 Oct 200819:00Miss Q’sFt. Wayne, Indiana
3 Oct 200820:00Locals OnlyIndianapolis, Indiana
4 Oct 200819:00Uncle PleasantsLouisville, Kentucky
5 Oct 200819:00IMCChampaign, Illinois