“The Chills” is a song by us. From “Writer’s Block”. You probably know that.
It’s also a song by our friends Hell On Wheels, another Sthlm-based rock-trio.
Well actually they recently added a fourth member. But they used to be a trio.
Hell on Wheels originally released their “The Chills” in 2004 as one of two bonus tracks on the Japanese edition of their second album “Oh my god! What have I done?”.
What you might not know is that both of these songs are inspired in different subtle ways
by the New Zeeland cultband called…”drumroll”..The Chills!
The sound, the vibe, the arrangements, maybe even some of the words.
Both bands are big fans of The Chills and unbeknownst to each other we recorded our tributes.
A great moment for PB&J was when Martin Phillips of The Chills sent us a mail saying thanks, 5 years ago or something.
Last year, when the legendary Flying Nun Records turned 30 (The Chills Kiwi label that is) we decided we should do something special to commemorate this momentous occasion and came up with the idea for a limited edition split 7″! As a lot of things tend to do, this got very delayed. So this year when Flying Nun celebrates 31 our single is finally alive and kicking!! The 7” release features hand drawn sleeve art with Peter of PBJ contributing the cover for the HOW-song and Johan Risberg of HOW contributing the cover for the PB&J-song.
Only 300 copies of the split 7” were made and only 200 are available for sale to the public. To get your very own copy visit http://www.drella.com. They have a few. We might sale some at upcoming shows but we believe a lot of the copies will go fast at an upcoming launchevent we’re planning in Stockholm!
Watch PBJ’s Facebook & Twitter closely to get details about that!
We sent 100 copies straigth to the Flying Nun-office to do with them whatever they pleased and they were very pleased indeed! And now we have some new friends;)
For more information on Flying Nun Records (home of The Chills, The Clean, The Verlaines, Tall Dwarfs, The Bats, and oh so many more) go to: http://www.flyingnun.co.nz.
You have to check out all those band our stay sorry the rest of you life!
And if you’ve never heard The Chills, get started now!!!
The classic “Pink Frost”;
“Doledrums”, great video;
Videos where better in the early 80′s; “Flamethrower”
And here is a classic tune by Hell On Wheels;
Over & out!