The 2022 Ubu Calendar is here in hardback or softback
And European customers - as well as everyone else in the world - can buy it locally from the Hearpen Shop at Lulu (the printers of the calendar with factory/shops located around the world).
Calendars available soon at both Ubutique stores, as well.
Pere Ubu and Ubu Projex Headlines
Actual Gig In Front of Actual People!!
Pere Ubu's Canterbury Tales is coming Feb 11 2022 in Canterbury.
Canterbury to California.
Chaucer to Chandler.
The Road beckons. See Calendar Page
Europe Is Gone!
European postal / customs authorities will not deliver mail from the UK. We obeyed all the rules, did all the paperwork, and the mail disappeared. We can no longer take orders from European countries. If there is an international postal facility in your town, go down and check the dumpsters - you will find all sorts of cool stuff mailed from the UK. Remember, we - you and us - are normal men and women just trying to get on with our lives. Governments - along with Twitter, Facebook and others - can't abide that idea. We continue to work the problem. Like the pirates we are, we see the EU as a fat monkey waiting to be plundered.
It's a 'radio edit' of Dark (Saint Arkansas) from David Thomas. Download it from our page on Bandcamp. There's a video from Kiersty Boon available here. If you work in radio and want a download for airplay, write to us. Coming in September are remixes of the Pennsylvania and St Arkansas albums on cd and colored vinyl.
Pennsylvania Remix / Reissue Podcast With David Thomas
“For the last three months, Scott Krauss has been engaged in what I would describe as a hostile takeover bid for Ubu Projex,” David Thomas says. “It’s dependent on a publishing agreement with BMI signed by me when he was still a partner, along with myself and Jim Jones. That paperwork was never corrected by the manager at the time, who, in an email to BMI, fell on his sword taking responsibility for the oversight.” For more click on this link.
Videos Page Uploaded
A page has been added compiling, eventually, the Pere Ubu videos composed by Kiersty Boon, aka Communex.
Cat Popper has done a cover of Breath. "Very effective version," says David. "Or shall I say, Affective? The distaff angle on Pere Ubu." It can be heard / bought on Bandcamp and elsewhere.
Logo T-shirt in 6 Colors!
The Infamous Ubu Logo T is now available in SIX colourways via our partners at Negative Reality in the USA. Each T is $20, tax included. Click here.
For convenience sake, the fundamental band rules have been gathered together in one place under the heading of 'The Foundation.'
Tony Maimone Albums
Two albums featuring Tony are available: MRT and No Grave Like The Sea by Estelle.
David Cintron Rides Again
David Cintron was Pere Ubu guitarist for the Lady From Shanghai tour dates in the US / Canada in 2013. He served with distinction. He is looking to cover studio costs by participating in a collaborative project selling the 'Together We Are Stronger' t-shirt. His second solo album, Leroy Rides Again, is now available on Bandcamp.
Allen Ravenstine's Tyranny Of Fiction
The first two parts of Allen Raventine’s Tyranny of Fiction series have been released, Electron Music / Shore Leave. Allen played the majority of the sampled instruments as well as piano, Moog theremin, a Roland Aerophone and a bevy of synthesizers including a Korg MS20, EML 200, a Doepfer Dark Energy and the Ondes Martenot. Recorded over the internet, collaborators from around the world contributed. Available on limited edition black or orange-colored vinyl, as two cd EPs or as digital download.
Rocket From The Tombs Becomes Pere Ubu
Nick Amster and Howard Kramer, formerly of the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, facilitated the return of the multitrack tapes of the 30 Seconds Over Tokyo sessions at Audio Recording from 1975. We are very grateful. Sadly, Nick Amster passed away recently. He was a good friend of the band and of the Beachland Ballroom. Note the track sheet. 'Rocket From The Tombs' is crossed out and 'Pere Ubu' written in.
Allen's EMLs to Studio G
Allen Ravenstine's EML synthesizers, the EML 101 and the EML 200, are going to live at Tony Maimone's Studio G Brooklyn.
Slideshow of EML pics. Click on arrows.
We've been going over Allen's synths with a fine tooth comb. Mike Rippe replaced the capacitors in both of the power supplies and the 200 is chirping away happily.
The 101 is getting additional TLC. I cleaned and lubricated all the keys which were sticking, now most of them are restored.
The 200 is one of the few synths out there that do not have a keyboard. If you want sounds from it you have to patch the various modules together with patch cords (which you see laying on top of the 101.)
These synths have a totally unique sound. Not Moog, not Roland not Sequential Circuits. Super special.
Pere Ubu is a pirate ship, an entity comprised of equals dedicated to expediting the ship’s purpose. “Land ahoy! Loot, pillage!” Once the job is done, share out the spoils equally to every man, woman or boy onboard, regardless of race, age, sex or capability, and move on to the next destination. This ‘job’ was no different from the work of governments, merchant ships and privateers - in modern terms, corporations, unions and ‘rights’ organizations. “Ship ahoy! Loot, pillage!” A facade of laws and rhetoric legitimized fleets of galleons laden with the gold stripped from native peoples. Laws and rhetoric were contrived to funnel profits to fat cats. Pirate captains led by consensus and could be voted in or out. Sailors in the legitimate world, often kidnapped, received a pittance and were, effectively, slaves, harshly treated. Pirate flags, each unique, displayed coded messages - for example, 'Time is running out. We won't kill if you don't resist.''
The Long Goodbye
The latest album by Pere Ubu, The Long Goodbye is the end of a road. David Thomas has been talking about Pere Ubu's journey on the road that passes Satisfied City for many years but he has now declared that they have arrived at the end. Named after Raymond Chandler's novel Mr Thomas says "This wraps up every song and story that Pere Ubu has been telling in different ways for the past forty plus years. It is one definitive hour that provides the answers to the questions we've been asking and delivers it up into what I consider the definitive destination. It is not the end of THE road for Pere Ubu but the beginning of a new road."