The Mai 68s

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Re: The Mai 68s

Post by jon68 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 19:21

Just to let you know it looks like jon (me) and julie 68 will be playing acoustically this Sunday at the criterion if we manage to practice in time. Were supporting terradactyles and pete wyatt I believe.

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Re: The Mai 68s

Post by jon68 » Wed Nov 18, 2009 23:39

Been a bit to quiet round 'ere for my lucking so its time to dust of the cobwebs (a bit) and kick out the tumbleweed.

Have just sent off the single and the mastered EPs for Mint 400 records which will hopefully be available from mid Jan and done an interview for Roques fanzine. Will let you know release dates as and when.. but in the mean time as a taster links to the artwork can be found below including the new artwork for froth on the daydream (as we wanted to leave the original cloudberry single unique)

Anyway any comments are more than welcome....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/42692766@N03/4116225380/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/42692766@N03/4115457687/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/42692766@N03/4115457393/

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Re: The Mai 68s

Post by Outcognito » Wed Nov 18, 2009 23:55

jon68 wrote: Have just sent off the single and the mastered EPs for Mint 400 records which will hopefully be available from mid Jan and done an interview for Roques fanzine.
Excellent - looking forward to the single and interview!
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Re: The Mai 68s

Post by shaved head thrills » Sat Nov 21, 2009 19:44

yay!!! ive been dying for some new mai 68s!
all i ever wanted was a happy happy heart!
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Re: The Mai 68s

Post by jon68 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 18:23

Tuesday 12th Jan saw the release of two EPS and a single by infamous Leicester band the Mai 68s. Released on Mint 400 records they will be available from iTunes and all other major download sites.


M4R0010 Froth on the Daydream - Single
M4R0011 Histoire du Guerrilla Urbain - EP
M4R0012 Paper and Sticks - EP

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Also in other news we will be playing live with violet violet on Friday 29th jan upstairs at firebug bar Leicester uk 

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Re: The Mai 68s

Post by everard » Thu Jan 14, 2010 18:32

are histoire du guerrilla urbain & paper and sticks getting physical releases?

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Re: The Mai 68s

Post by jon68 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 18:43

PAper and sticks is going to be released as a 7" by roque at some point, sadly no plans yet for histoire to be a physical release, though were working on it

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Re: The Mai 68s

Post by flowersdie2 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 13:27

everard wrote:a question: in "froth on the daydream" i hear the lyrics as "withdraw speedskaters from the ICC". what is she really singing? (probably "icy sea" not "ICC" but i can't get past the speedskaters bit ... not that there appears to be a governing body for skaters called the ICC ... i did google it, just in case)
The line is, "Withdraw sweet skaters from the icy scene, Within a trice the serfs will sweep it clean."

It's, erm, appropriated from the Boris Vian book, Froth on the Daydream (or Foam on the Daze" as the lastest translation is called....)

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Re: The Mai 68s

Post by jon68 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 20:28

Anyone who is in London on the 25th May can see us as part of the Loves Rock and Roll Circus held at the JAMM in Brixton

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2 ... 78&index=1

Were also doing a pre london warm up show in Leicester 23rd May. Details can be found here

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/eve ... 96&index=1

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Re: The Mai 68s

Post by everard » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:23

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@jon68: any chance of the three 2010 digital releases becoming available from your bandcamp? i don't use itunes & would prefer not to buy from amazon.

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Re: The Mai 68s

Post by jon68 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 14:50

How do :) completely forgot we even had a bandcamp until now and didnt realise that the tracks were available through amazon - Will probably get around to uploading the rest soon as there are vague plans to remaster the tracks and release them as a CD / possibly Vinyl but that will be a long time in the future - In the meantime if yr after the tracks drop me a line and we can work out a way of getting them to you

Peace love and all that

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Re: The Mai 68s

Post by everard » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:05

this suggests that the "vague plans" jon mentioned above are maybe now marginally less vague, which is excellent news.

ended up buying the eleven songs available on itunes just in case, though.

great band.

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Re: The Mai 68s

Post by humblebee » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:16

everard wrote:this suggests that the "vague plans" jon mentioned above are maybe now marginally less vague, which is excellent news.

ended up buying the eleven songs available on itunes just in case, though.

great band.
Great stuff. I agree - loved the Mai 68s HARD. It ended too soon.


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Re: The Mai 68s

Post by jon68 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 14:21

How do all - the comp is definitely happening and hopefully will be out early next year (due to the ridiculous pressing times thanks to the RSD demand for represses of charityshop fair albums like the hard to obtain rumours for example)

It will be a pretty much complete record of what we recorded - bar a couple of songs that even we couldn't remember.
Simultaneous Berlin
I am Javanese
Froth on the Daydream
Ask Gary G
Totality for Kids
Drinking Song
Paper and Sticks
To Have an Island
Lead Me to a Quiet Cell
Shepherd Song
Ask the Dust





If anyone here would be interested in a review copy once the promo packs are done then send me a message
Anyway there be more news as and when

Peace, love and all that Jazz

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Re: The Mai 68s

Post by tonieee » Mon Sep 28, 2015 17:04

Brilliant news!

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Re: The Mai 68s

Post by jon68 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 19:57

So things are progressing slowly with the Vinyl Comp - but here is a quick taster for anyone who is interested

https://soundcloud.com/crazyharry/the-m ... nking-song

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Re: The Mai 68s

Post by jon68 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 20:50

Apologies for my one bit of advertising
Its been nigh on 5 years since the Mai 68s last played together and 10 years since we actually formed so now would be a good time for a comp wouldnt it.
We will be releasing a comp of the recorded works of the Mai 68s on 180gm Vinyl with a booklet/fanzine with rare pictures, random stuff from the archives and sleeve notes by the one and only Roque from Cloudberry records and there are various Pre Order options which can be found here

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the- ... x/13417450#/


and the record should be released within the next 3 months (things like RSD permitting).
There is also a slightly cheaper vinyl option which includes UK shipping (the biggest pain we have is the shipping costs, apologies to anyone outside the UK) so message me if interested or if you want to pick up the record from me or Jeremy.
Even if you cant contribute then any help in sharing would be amazing

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Re: The Mai 68s

Post by humblebee » Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:50

This is so great.

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Re: The Mai 68s

Post by wyvern » Mon May 30, 2016 09:02

I'd almost forgot about this !
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