06 Nov 2007 08:10 by The Hyphens

Woops, no updates for a while, huh? Believe it or not, we’ve been busy.

We had a great time at Church, we’re delighted to be back Wednesday December 19th as part of Preacher Jack’s residency.

We’ve been doing pre-production for our next album — we’ll be recording in December for a spring 2008 release. We’re working again with Chris Cugini at Appleman studio.

We have another compilation appearance, this time on Heyday Records Sometimes I Think I’m On TV, which also features artists like Tommy Tutone, David J (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets), and Marty Willson-Piper (The Church). Our contribution is "Turn It Up." When we mastered Tune You Out, we actually did two master mixes. This compilation features the alternate ("70’s punk") version.

Sometimes I Think I'm On TV

You can now listen to The Hyphens at

Thursday June 14th at The Abbey

09 Jun 2007 09:00 by The Hyphens

with Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band, The Resurrectionists, and Doom Buggies

In other news, we’re now playing with Bob Gampert (Bugout Society/Gimantis/Tenafly Vipers) on lead guitar.

Sandinista Project available for pre-order

16 Apr 2007 16:39 by The Hyphens

Sandinista Project cover art
update: Now available to Pre-order from Amazon

In case you need a reminder, we contributed a track to this song-by-song tribute to the Clash’s longest album. So did Blizzard of ‘78 (our producer/guru Chris Cugini’s band) and a whole lot of other folks.

Two Farewells

11 Apr 2007 19:49 by The Hyphens

After almost 40 years, the Kirkland Cafe is closing its doors as new ownership takes over in June. The Kirkland Cafe was always
very supportive of The Hyphens (and many other bands), and we’re saddened by the loss.

Booker Mickey Bliss is putting together a two-night “Memorial Meltdown,” and we’re proud to be part of an excellent bill with Radio Knives, The Coffin Lids, Red Invasion, and many more. We’re on Saturday May 26th, at 10pm.

The Hyphens will play this show as a trio, as John Skinner is no longer with the band. We wish John well in his future endeavors, musical and otherwise.

Providence show, Saturday Feb 24

14 Feb 2007 18:37 by The Hyphens

Saturday February 24th we’ll be at Jake’s Bar and Grill, in Providence, RI, with the very excellent Static of the Gods. Jake’s is “a warehouse-style restaurant with plenty of character.” located at 373 Richmond Street, phone 401-453-5253.

News for January

24 Jan 2007 09:34 by The Hyphens

You can pick up Get It Straight from us at shows (f’rinstance, at the Abbey Lounge Thursday Jan 25), order it securely from CD Baby or download it at the iTunes Music Store.
You can see if the good folks at WMBR radio care to spin a tune for you, too — (617) 253-8810. We’re honored to have been added to the ranks of band’s featured on WMBR’s terrific local music show Pipeline!

And you can check out a couple songs from the new EP right here:

Get It Straight

29 Nov 2006 06:34 by The Hyphens

The Hyphens - Get It Straight album cover
Hyphens CD Release at Abbey Lounge, Fri Dec 1, 3 Beacon Street Somerville, with Boone, Blizzard of 78, Dieselhourse
Local release in 2 days, y’all. Out everywhere in early 2007.
Preview a couple tunes from the new platter over at The Hyphens MySpace digs.

fall schedule

12 Oct 2006 06:20 by The Hyphens

We’re gonna take some new stuff out for a trial run at the the Kirkland Cafe tonight, then it’s a Halloween Bash at Jacques Underground (Saturday 28 Oct, early show — we’re on at 9), the aforementioned Guided By Voice tribute show at PA’s, and then the release party for our new record, Get It Straight on Friday 1 Dec at The Abbey.

So, yeah, it’s kinda busy time in Hyphens-land.

back at the kirkland

17 Sep 2006 09:35 by The Hyphens

How was the rest of your summer? It’s been a while since we’ve talked. We’ve been writing new stuff, working on the upcoming CD, and bemoaning the state of the Red Sox. How ’bout you?

We’re popping up for a quick show at the Kirkland Cafe on Thursday October 12th, with Julie White, other acts TBA. We’re on at ten.


01 Sep 2006 08:44 by Doug

Today we got our confirmed song selections for A Salty Salute, the upcoming Guided by Voices tribute show.

We got most of our first-choice picks (and a couple of the ones we didn’t get went to some damned fine bands). The joint is gonna rock.