You know the Spiv is one of my favorite folks, he's got a new group that he's runnin' around with, so you might want to get out and see them. They are already out on the road and playing New York City this friday, (I'll try my damnedest to be there) And quite possibly your town before or after so check out their MySpace page for dates and sample demo tracks.
Ian Svenonius … a.k.a. Name Names is now with CHAIN and The GANG. They are tired of liberty … tired of being free … they say "if this is 'freedom' then lock me up and throw away the key."
"DOWN WITH LIBERTY … UP WITH CHAINS! YEH YEH … SAY IT AGAIN … PUT THOSE HANDCUFFS ON MY HANDS!"
They are concerned that the spread of liberty has been detrimental to the world.
Everywhere liberty goes, it leaves a path of destruction. Fast food, bad architecture, militarism, rampant greed, environmental destruction, imperial conquest, class struggle; these phenomena, when combined, seem to be synonymous with "Liberty."
So just as they call it "liberty" or "freedom" when war and greed stalk the land, Svenonius calls his band: CHAIN And The GANG …
For Svenonius , this is another step in a life spent trying to do as little as possible.
He's been seen on stage as a lecturer promoting his book "The Psychic Soviet", as a singer in the groups Make-Up, Scene Creamers, Weird War, and Nation of Ulysses, and also as interviewer of interesting people on the internet chat show Soft Focus.
Above press release from the K Records website