January 10th: So what is going on with Paw? This is something
I get asked a lot lately. I did have the chance to talk with Grant before
Christmas. He is currently working on a movie project. Mark is currently
very busy with school. They are still together and still writing. They
wanted to do some more shows last fall, but Grant had walking pnemonia
and they had to cancel a lot of their plans.
I think once Mark finishes this year of school, they will start playing
some shows again. Hopefully they can get a new record deal with someone
other than Koch. It is no surprise to all Paw fans that Koch has been
worse than A&M in the support department, I didn't even think that
was possible. I don't know what kind of deal they are tied into with Koch,
but I hope they can get out of it.
I am sorry for the long delay in getting everyone updates. I have been
very busy with work and personal items, so the website had to take a back
seat. I am still working on the redesign and hopefully I will finish soon.
Once the redesign is complete, updates will be much easier. If anyone
has any feedback on the site design, I would love to hear it. I have many,
many ideas for this site, but it will take some time to implement them.
My next task is a Flash version. I will give everyone the choice of html
or flash on the main page. At least for a while.
September 14th: Paw will be playing a CD release party at the
Bottleneck in Lawrence on September 22nd. (Thanks to ntbrown for mentioning
this in the eGroup.) - Brian
July 20th: Paw will be going on stage this Monday, July 24th at
around 11:30. The doors open at 8:00. I would get there early, so you
don't miss anything. There is an opening band, but I am unsure of their
name. Tickets are $10.
July 12th: The Paw show at the Bottleneck will be simulcast on
Digital Club Network. The we address is www.digitalclubfest.com. Right
now the schedule says Tuesday the 25th, but the Bottleneck says Monday
the 24th. To be safe, I would check on Monday and Tuesday.
July 3rd: I have had several e-mails telling me that Paw will
be playing the Bottleneck on July 24th. They will not be playing there
on the 23rd. I called the Bottleneck concert line to confirm. If you would
like to confirm yourself, you can call 785-841-5483. Also, thanks to Brian
D. for the following info: You can now pre-order Home Is A Strange
Place from Cd-Now.com
June 28th: According to the Koch website (www.kochint.com), the
Ep is now scheduled for release on August 22nd. Good things come to those
June 14th: Almost all the lyrics are now fixed. Mark H. was kind
enough to send me the
original lyrics sheats for Death To Traitors and Dragline. So if you ever
wandered what that line was, go check it out. I uploaded the live track
of The Bridge and the title track to Dragline. Next week I will upload
the rest of the songs that are currently down in the audio section of
The band is playing a show at the Bottleneck on July 23rd. This will be
broadcasted over the net. I will have the exact information as soon as
I find out. The new release date for the EP is August 8th (thanks Perry).
I am sure that this is final.
The first single from the EP will be a radio friendly version of One Handed
In The Redroom. I hope they just mute out part of the word motherfucker
at the end of the song instead of cutting it out completely. While I don't
think cursing makes a song better, I do feel that it adds to the anger
of the song in this case.
The second single will be Naiad, which is easily my favorite Paw song
of all time. It looks like the bridge will be the first thing cut from
this song to make it fit the relatively short attention span of the average
radio listener. This is a real shame, because it is the best part of the
song. Just listen to Mark scream "Go on now and leave me!", and you will
know exactly what I mean.
May 14th: Jason was kind enough to send me a link from The Note's
website. Here is a snipet from that article;
Home is a Strange Place isn't the only Paw record Koch will be serving
up. The label has given the green light for Paw to start working on some
brand new stuff and is going to re-release Death to Traitors, which
didn't get much of a chance on its initial entry into stores. "My running
joke is if you listened hard enough, you could almost hear the record
not coming out. The record came out in the beginning of August '95 and
... all the posters and flats and stuff weren't even printed until September.
It was clearly a label that was on its way down," - Grant Fitch talking
about A&M Records.
You can read the rest of the article here http://www.pitch.com/issues/2000-05-11/note.html
May 8th: Here is the lowdown so far. Thanks to Nate, who was cool
enough to tell me about Paw playing live this May 13th at City Market
in Kansas City. It will be an acoustic show since Paw doesn't have
a drummer yet. If anyone knows of a great drummer in the Kansas area,
let me know. More importantly, if anyone is friends with Pete, please
convince him to get back with Paw. It just can't be as good without the
Fitch brothers together. I mean, that is what Paw IS. It is brothers Fitch
playing with Mark. It shouldn't be any other way. I have to thank the
band for providing me with the following info.
The new label is called Koch records. They are based in New York. The
EP has been pushed back until August. They aparently wanted a little more
time to get things together before release. I assume this has a lot to
do with it being an international release. The EP will be called "Home
Is A Strange Place".
The band is still working on material for the next full length CD. They
are hoping to have it
ready for release at the end of this year, but this will probably be pushed
back until the beginning of 2001. The real big news on this cd is 2 guest
guitar players. Joe Satriani and Slash will be adding their combined genius
to the new CD. I have been a long time Joe Satriani fan. I think he is
an amazing guitarist. The similarities between him and Paw are beyond
me though. How this will work out will be very interesting to see. Maybe
it will be like this guy that plays piano at this Annapolis resturant
called Copelands. He sounds just like Niel Diamond, but he sings a lot
of Jimmy Buffet. If you can imagine what that sounds like, maybe you can
imagine what Slash and Joe Satriani will be bringing to Paw. I am very
The band will playing some shows this summer. I don't have all the details
yet, but I do know that they will be broadcasting an internet simulcast
Feb 15th: Wow! It has been a long time since my last update. A
lot has been going on lately, so let me fill you in. Mark and Grant are
playing together again. Jason is also back on bass. As far as I know,
Pete is still not with the band. This is a real shame, and I wish he would
give it another try. It is just not the same without him. Mark and Grant
played an acoustic show at the Bottleneck in downtown Lawrence. Mark said
it felt really good to be working with Grant again, and the show went
very well. The band has signed a deal with a New York based record company.
I am unsure of the name right now. I do know that they are much larger
than Outlaw Records. They will be releasing the EP this May. It will be
an international release, so all you blokes across the Atlantic are in
for a real treat. They also
agreed to do a 3rd cd which the guys are currently working on. They will
be doing some shows in the midwest area this summer to support the Ep,
so if they come to your town, or a state nearby, I wouldn't pass it up
if I were you. I'm still hoping they take it out here to the east coast,
but I won't get my hopes up yet. I'm glad to see that the EP is going
to be released. It would have been a real shame if those great songs just
died with only a chosen few having heard them.
7th Heaven has KTLBFY back in stock again, so give them a call if you
need one. (785)