End of the year news
Chokebore on "This Ain't California" soundtrack
Chokebore's track Lawsuit (from the 2011 EP Falls Best) is featured on the soundtrack of This Ain't California, a critically acclaimed indie documentary about skateboarding in the former East Germany, along with 3 tracks by singer Troy Von Balthazar! The soundtrack was released in Germany on December 7 and is available in CD format on Amazon or digital on Amazon or iTunes.
Troy Von Balthazar ...is with the Demon!
Troy Von Balthazar has released his third album ...Is With the Demon in October 2012, and has recently completed a successful European tour across France, Switzerland, Belgium, and Germany.
It is due to be released in the USA in January 2013 on The New Black Records.
A Newborn Riot of Dreams
Meanwhile, guitarist Jonathan Kroll has been busy releasing new material and performing live with his instrumental music project A Newborn Riot of Dreams. Following his first 12-inch LP titled The Preservation of Links, released in the last days of 2011, Jonathan has released several pieces of work over the course of 2012, all exclusively in digital format on the A Newborn Riot of Dreams Bandcamp.
Nalu Diner, an American diner in Berlin
Music aside, Chokebore bassist James Kroll (along with 2 partners) has recently opened an American diner in Berlin! Nalu Diner (Nalu means "wave" in Hawaiian) is located at Dunckerstraße 80A in the Prenzlauer Berg district, and is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. American breakfast featuring pancakes, eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, and bottomless cups of coffee, burgers, sandwiches, and fries... Drop by for a bite if you're in Berlin!
Here is a picture of the proud owner:
Fall tour roundup
A message from the band
Thank you for coming to the Chokebore shows. We hope you had a great time at the concerts, we sure did! It was a really fun tour for us with lots of good music and friends.
Maybe we will see you again.
The live photos section has been updated with 9 new galleries of pictures taken at this autumn's shows:
- pictures of the Besançon show at La Rodia, by Cyril Todeschini
- pictures of the Fumel show at Pavillon 108, by Matthieu Courege
- pictures of the Saint-Jean-de-Védas show at Secret Place, by Louise Bénicourt
- pictures of the Feyzin show at L'Épicerie Moderne, by Ra²
- pictures of the Paris show at La Machine du Moulin Rouge, by Mickaël Adamadorassy
- pictures of the Amiens show at La Lune des Pirates, by Poley Luard
- pictures of the Tourcoing show at Le Grand Mix, by Pauline Froidure
- pictures of the Orléans show at Astrolabe, by Tomek
- pictures of the Metz show at Les Trinitaires, by Damien Boyer
Thanks to the photographers who kindly contributed! If you have some great photos of Chokebore that you'd like to share, please contact the webmaster.
Roundup of online coverage
Here is a little collection of links about Chokebore's autumn 2011 tour:
- a review of the Feyzin show at L'Épicerie Moderne (in French), including a 2-song live video on Dark Globe,
- another live video from the same show by Génération Spontanée,
- an excellent review of the Paris show at La Machine du Moulin Rouge on Le Cargo, and another very positive one on PixBear (both in French),
- and another enthusiastic review of the Paris show (this time in German) by the one and only Oliver Peel,
- an interesting interview with Jonathan (in French) on Positive Rage,
- and an interview with Troy (in French also) on indiemusic.fr,
- and finally, a great review of Falls Best on Mowno (in French again)
A Newborn Riot of Dreams to release first LP in 2012
- Side A:
- Foreign Figures No. 2
- June Ends (First Draft)
- Party Dress
- The Preservation of Links Across Reorganization
- Pentatonic Lullaby
- Side B:
- In Passing
- Some Dessert
Chokebore "Falls Best" EP digital release
The record can also be fully streamed from Bandcamp:
And of course, the 12-inch vinyl version (including free MP3 download) is still available on Vicious Circle's online store!
We are sorry to announce that our concert in Hérouville-Saint-Clair on November 1 has been cancelled. On the other hand, a new show has been added: Chokebore will be playing a FREE show at the Astrolabe in Orléans (France) on Sunday, November 6, at 7 p.m. See tour dates page for the complete tour schedule.
The new Chokebore EP "Falls Best" is out today!
If you are in France or close by, you can pick it up at a record store near you. Otherwise, you can buy Falls Best online. The record will also be on sale at the concerts, starting next week in Germany!
Reviews & previews
The other tracks can be previewed on the Falls Best order page.
To help you sing along at the shows, the lyrics to all five new songs of the record are available on the Falls Best lyrics page!
Happy listening and see you at the concerts!
Chokebore "Falls Best" EP advance release in selected record stores
Chokebore's new EP Falls Best will be exclusively released in advance in selected independent record stores across France tomorrow, Wednesday October 5!
Bordeaux: Total Heaven
6 rue de Candale
firstname.lastname@example.org - 05 56 31 31 03
Brest: Dialogues Musique
37 rue Louis Pasteur
email@example.com - 02 98 80 43 44
2 boulevard Théodore Thurner
firstname.lastname@example.org - 04 91 81 23 39
2 quai de Turenne
email@example.com - 02 40 47 62 75
Paris: Ground Zero
23 rue Sainte-Marthe, 10°
firstname.lastname@example.org - 01 40 03 83 08
Périgueux: La Démothèque
8 avenue Daumesnil
email@example.com - 05 53 35 46 52
cour du Confort Moderne, 185 rue du Faubourg du Pont Neuf
firstname.lastname@example.org - 06 60 70 44 97
Rennes: Blind Spot
32 rue Poullain Duparc
email@example.com - 02 99 78 51 90
Toulouse: Vicious Circle
7 rue des Puits Clos
firstname.lastname@example.org - 05 61 23 82 83
Tulle: The Rev'
6 quai de Rigny
email@example.com - 09 50 10 66 11
And if you are outside of France, you can still pre-order Falls Best through Vicious Circle.
Chokebore "Falls Best" EP available for pre-order
The new Chokebore EP Falls Best is now available for pre-order on the Vicious Circle online store. This 12-inch vinyl record holds 5 tracks and costs 10 Euros (shipping not included). Purchase includes an MP3 download card. Pre-orders will be shipped just before the official release date (October 10).
Chokebore "Falls Best" EP due October 10
Chokebore's new EP Falls Best will be released on 12-inch vinyl on October 10 by the French label Vicious Circle. It will also be released in digital format after the band's autumn tour.
- Get Blonder
Pictures of the master disc
Here are some pictures of the master disc being cut at the studio and being played for the first time:
Chokebore European tour schedule complete!
German tour dates
Here is the poster for Chokebore's autumn 2011 European tour:
It was designed by Jonathan Kroll using one of his paintings.
New Chokebore EP almost ready!
Chokebore's new 5-track EP has just been mastered yesterday in Berlin! The five new songs have been recorded in Berlin and in the South of France, and should be released on vinyl during the band's European tour this autumn!
A couple of pictures from the mastering session:
Chokebore will play in Berlin on November 15 at Marie-Antoinette. The venue does not do pre-sales, but tickets can be reserved by emailing the booking agency Puschen: please send your full name and number of tickets (10 Euros each) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2011 tour dates: France, Belgium and Switzerland
Two new songs recorded!
Chokebore went in the studio last Monday to record two new songs for the upcoming Chokebore vinyl. Add in the three songs that were recorded last year, and that's a total of five new songs to be released in the autumn!
Here are some lo-fi snapshots from the recording session:
More tour dates
A few more French tour dates added: Saint-Jean-de-Védas, Brest and Amiens. More to come soon!
2011 press photo
"Some Pears" by Jonathan Kroll
The small French publishing house Ialou has recently released a book of paintings by Jonathan Kroll (Chokebore guitar player). The book, titled "Some Pears", contains pictures of originals in oil on linen, in 1:1 scale, with an accompanying text by the artist. The book is now available in Paris at the Yvon Lambert art gallery and the 0fr bookshop, and later on in other locations. More information on the book and ordering details can be found on the Ialou website.
New Chokebore vinyl available on tour!
Special vinyl discs holding the first new Chokebore songs in recent years should be on sale at this autumn's shows!
New tour dates
New tour dates added: Marseille, Feyzin, Hérouville-Saint-Clair, Tourcoing (France) and Bruxelles (Belgium). Stay tuned for more!
Announcing 2011 European tour
Chokebore will be touring Europe in autumn this year! First confirmed date: Chokebore will play live in Paris at La Machine du Moulin Rouge on Monday October 31st, 2011. More tour dates to be announced soon!