Siegler (re-enacted)

Missed the show June 19? Can I blame you? Should I blame you? Nah.

It was fun. The kind of fun where art school dropouts drink all your beer while you’re playing and then can only think to ask you if you “like art” after the set. For the record, I like art. That’s the fun of shows though, right? I’m not harping, it was really fun and funny. Especially when the viking passed out and that weird Italian guy started getting really excited about muzik.

So, I figure whatever I did that night was probably seeping out of my brain, so I recorded it this weekend. My rough approximation of what I played that night can be listened to here.

It’s not like anything we usually do and may ever do again — and it moves real slow over about 18 minutes. But if for some reason you’re really curious what Demons would sound like if Paul sat out and we used more than a computer, have a listen. Be forewarned, it’s an extremely half-assed, first-take-is-the-best-take recording.

DEMONS- Your Shadow Here (featuring Paul Nixon)


This is a cover of a song originally written by the one and only Mark Nichols, a.k.a. Handmedown Satellites. The original song appeared on a compilation put out by Scratch and Sniff Records called Circus.
Dekalb Fucking City represent.
A big thanks to Paul Nixon for providing the vocals.

DEMONS- Your Shadow Here
vocals by Paul Nixon

This Old Lens (featuring Joshua Dumas)


A little while back, we gave our friend Josh some music we came up with in hopes that he would write some words and provide vocals for the song. A few weeks later, the lyrics were written and Josh was in our studio laying down the vocals. An hour later, we had ourselves a new song:

DEMONS- This Old Lens
lyrics and vocals by Joshua Dumas

Show on Saturday


Have you gotten the new EP yet? I told you the new EPs are here, right? There’s a whole box of ‘em.

Come and get it: We’re playing on Saturday, June 19, at the Siegler Gallery in Humboldt Park. [facebook]

The gallery stuff starts at 5 p.m. From what I know, bands start at 9 p.m.

The Gallery Stuff
• Elizabeth Hill
• Cory Norris
• Luke Snobeck
• Ryan Sullivan

The Music Stuff
meester magpie
• Digital Edge Tape
• Blood of Consolation
• Demons

Our first show was at Siegler Gallery and we’ll be doing something similar this time. If you didn’t see that show, it was a departure from our rigid song structures and more free flowing — and definitely more fun for an audience.

We’re gonna let loose and do another freewheeling set. New songs. But since we’ve got the EP, we’ll probably throw out some of those songs as well.

You know how us DeKalbers do it: the music will be better than you expected and you’ll run into a bunch of people who you didn’t realize knew each other.



I think we’re just about out of physical tapes now, so I’m gonna throw up the mp3s for “Beheading.”

I know a lot of you looked at me and said, “Oh, a tape … great.” That and the cover art definitely conspired to make us look like a metal band with this release. But it’s not metal. You know you’re gonna like it.




DOWNLOAD — - Beheading

I put it up with each side as one track. Each side is only six minutes and consists of six “beats” from Paul on side A and five “compositions” from Sam on side B. If we were a Portland band from 2003, it would have been called “Demons Break Up.” And then there would have been rumors all over some specific message boards about whether just the band had broken up or if it was more than that and whisper whisper whisper.

But Demons has not broken up. You know what? We just got our new self-titled EP in and are passing out copies. Send us and e-mail if you want one. We’re around with copies too — and this one is on a much more convenient CD format. I’ll put that one up too once the 100 physical copies are gone.

Let me know if you got something against Mediafire and I’ll try to get the mp3s up on our server.

Thumb Jam (w/ Billy Helmkamp)


This is a track we made with our friend Billy Helmkamp awhile back. It has been sitting around collecting dust, so we thought we’d share it with y’all! Elizabeth Hill on vocals.

Beheading’s ready


Little 12-minute tape “Beheading” put out by Green Tape is finally done.

We’ve got 25 copies — actually fewer now. There’s probably less than 20 tapes left, so catch up with us and we’ll give you one. Or send us an e-mail and we’ll put one aside for you.

Short and sweet, six minutes per side. All Paul on A, all Sam on B. Here’s a little sample of the tape:

Side A

Side B

There’s a lot more — we really crammed that 12 minutes full of new beats. Let us know if you want one, and maybe we’ll try to put some of it up here when we run out of tapes.

Cha-cha-chang chang


Here’s a “custom” ringtone I made for Ryan. You’ll probably recognize what it’s from.


Will this tide you over until we finish the labels for the new tape? New EP goes out to press this week. Soon soon soon.

In the meantime, check out Joe Robinson’s new blog, Ham Kicker. Personally, I’m really enjoying “Your Crowded Ear.” Joe’s done a bunch of songs with us (like “Big Black Car“).  Who knows we may even put his name in the liner notes even though he’s not technically on the album cause of how he handled that drunk who wanted to try his bike.

New Releases Soon


Start digging out your old tape deck now ’cause the new Demons mix tape is coming out soon. Some finishing touches and “Beheading” will be ready to go into your hands and into your head and I’ll be over later to make sure it’s still in there. Thanks to Zach and Green Tape in Rockford, Ill., for helping us put this together.

Just got the sample from the first round of mastered remixes for Matt Ulery’s Loom’s new 10-inch. Sounds damn good. The record will be coming out on Whistler Records pretty soon here. I can guarantee Loom’s song is 100% quality. Remixes from Demons and The Hood Internet will be a free download when you buy the record.

And you know there’s a new EP coming out soon too, right?

Get ready.

Demons - I’m Your Friend

TR 909 comp

Thanks all who came out to our show last night with the Blue Ribbon Glee Club at the Empty Bottle. What’s the pay off? Here’s a track we did for Cesspool Projects compilation. The idea was all tracks use the Roland 909 drum machine. We’ve got it in there — deep. One of our few songs that doesn’t use any samples.

I’m Your Friend — straight download / mediafire