Instrumental Rock for the 22nd Century
Our long-in-production deluxe, collectible
12-song vinyl LP, bundled with a 27-song CD, "Control Is In Your
Command: The Best Of The Weisstronauts 1999-2012" is available!
completely re-mastered from the ground up (specifically &
separately for vinyl LP
& CD.) Includes two previously unreleased songs, plus a newly
remixed song. Details and the ability to purchase this are now on our LISTEN/BUY
page. You WON'T regret it!
Pete, Nate, and Kenny have been moonlighting with NYC-based Jack Grace Band, and its spin-off Van Hayride (yes, a country-tinged Van Halen tribute band!) The latter recently toured as opening act for Puss N Boots. Keep an eye out for these 'Nauts members to pop up now and then with Jack and VHR.
Back in the 1990's the 'Nauts "forefathers" were known as Pete Weiss & the Rock Band.
They put out a couple of subversive, wildly diverse rock albums before
calling it quits (and morphing into what eventually became the
Weisstronauts.) Well, in October of 2012 they reunited in the studio
and created a new 10-song album. And it's quite good... possibly their
best work. Check out the first song, a semi-instrumental called
"Ermahgerd!" You can listen/purchase and/or watch the amazing video.
Friday December 5, 2014
Plough & Stars
With The Vivs.
Saturday December 6, 2014
Otto's Shrunken Head
New York, NY
Our first appearance at OSH, we'll be one of four instro bands playing
that night as part of Unsteady Freddie's monthly surf-rock shindig!
Weisstro-time: about 9pm.
Thursday December 11, 2014
Windham Ballroom - Popolo
Bellows Falls VT
We're thrilled to be a) playing the Windham Ballroom, a beautiful,
great-sounding performance space that happens to be attached to a
fantastic restaurant, and b) sharing a bill with our pals The Jack Grace Band (based in NYC, the JGB often calls upon members of the 'Nauts to play with them.) Music from 8pm-10:30pm
Saturday December 13, 2014
16th Annual Holiday Jubilee! This year our special holiday guests will be David Champagne (Heygoods, Treat Her Right), plus a walk-on cameo by NYC's Jack Grace. 8pm-midnight-ish. Cover: donation. BYOB.
The good folks at Foam Totem understand
what we're all about!
"Please do not disregard my
mind-blowing experience caused by
music...The fact that the Weisstronauts didn't exist 25 years ago
should be considered an embarrassment to all musicians."
Curtis, co-owner/chef, Plough & Stars
there’s the Weisstronauts, who toss major surf rock influences into a
blender with everything else they’ve ever even sort of liked and pull
out songs built on combinations that look insane on paper but
absolutely kill once you hear them."
- Richard Bouchard, Boston Band Crush 9/15/2010
"Wish I could play with you
more often than once in a lifetime. Definitely the most fun I've ever
had in a band."
Yule (ex-Velvet Underground) following the 2006 tour
"You guys were the best thing EVER!"
artist (Let’s Active, Sneakers) & producer (REM, Velvet Crush, Game
Theory, Pavement) following a 2008 show at the Rock ‘n’ Bowl in New
"You guys are better than Maiden"
producer/engineer (P. Diddy, Pantera, Mary J. Blige, Notorious BIG, the
Barnies) stopping by the Rodeo Bar in NYC after an Iron Maiden concert
"You guys were totally way better than Maiden"
- Paul’s friend Sean (no, not Combs) in agreement
"If there’s such a thing as a forward-thinking surf band, Boston’s The
Weisstronauts are it. Avoiding the purism that makes so many
instrumental retro-fetishists seem redundant, The Weisstronauts combine
vintage surf and Nashville chicken-pickin’ with cartoon zaniness and
spaghetti Western intrigue. They often recall NRBQ’s offbeat musical
humor as much as Link Wray’s reverb-drenched Tarantino fodder."
- Jack Silverman, Nashville Scene
wonderfully-monikered Mojo Flucke recently interviewed Pete for
Popdose. They chatted about the creative process, garage
rock, monkeys with fezes, etc. Check it out HERE.
There's a sweet review of Instrotainment!
on Epinions HERE.
New England Music Scrapbook News interviewed Pete Weiss about the
Weisstronauts and Verdant Studio. Interview is HERE,
about a third down the page.
Pete Weiss was interviewed by C.C. DiGuardia in Northeast Performer
magazine and by John Clarkson in the U.K. webzine Pennyblackmusic.