Sunday, December 8, 2013

BACK FROM HEAVEN aaaaand The Lame Years is finished!

New album out now: BACK FROM HEAVEN.  This is the 12th and final volume of the 12 album series The Lame Years which was released monthly through 2013.  The final collection is a big rock album (FYI I nearly closed out with a folk record).  The opening track "Calling All Gods" lists as many 3 syllable Lovecraft Elder Gods as ones tongue can spew. You can stream or download the album here:  

I am currently working on compiling a "Best Of The Lame Years" compilation album to be released early next year.  Let me know in the comments if there are any songs you feel strongly about including. 

Thanks for listening.  It's been a great year.  Next year will be even better.  Can't wait.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


The new album is out now: NAMEDROPPER-The Lame Years Vol. 11!  It is available for streaming and download at my bandcamp page at this link here:

A different guitarist plays on every song (except the intro and outro). 
The guitarists are: Toby Goodshank, Ben Galey, Chuck Hoffman, Aaron Hefel, Dean Clean, Ryan Werner, Andy Koettel, R. Stevie Moore, Shane Hickey, Bob Bucko, Weird Paul Petroskey, Todd Bowser, Grace Locke Ward, Chris Ford, Dandrew Stevens, Kylie Buddin, Joe Jack Talcum, Bob Fay, Joel Sires, Bryn Lov, Brian Cox, Ed Gray, Little Fyodor, Brando Gassman, Jon Hansen, R. Bennett & Matt Rebelskey.

Thanks to everybody who played on this record!

Also thank YOU for all the support!  October saw the most traffic to the albums and website yet. 
See you next month for the stunning conclusion.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

New Country Music Album!

Out Today: "Country & Western Funeral" by Samuel Locke Ward & The Band They Could Not Hang.  Featuring Ed Gray on lap steel, Joe Jack Talcum on harmonica, Ross Meyer on drum, Dale Nixon on bass & Phil Maul doing the sample wrangling. 17 new country & western songs.  Get it here:

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

upcoming shows

Shows coming up:

Sat Sept. 21st @ Trumpet Blossom in Iowa City 9PM $3
Thur. Sept 26th @ DG's Taphouse in Ames, IA w/ Meat Puppets for Maximum Ames Fest
Fri. Sept 27th @ Oleavers in Omaha, NE w/ Simon Joyner & The Ghosts
Sat. Sept. 28th @ Octopus in Cedar Falls, IA w/ Twins CANCELLED
Tue. Oct. 1st @ The Mill w/ DTCV (ex-GBV)

Watch this area!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

New album(s) BROWNHOUSE + Pizza Palace Of Love!

September 1st!  And I have the next installment of The Lame Years ready to go.  The newest volume is called; "Brownhouse Or How Learned To Love The Phill Collins Hate Machine".  It is an album of keyboard and drum machine with my friends Sean Jones & Phil Maul of Open Goat doing the electronics over it.  I have never made an album like it before.  You can stream it or download it here:

 Also out this weekend a new live album titled; "Live At The Pizza Palace Of Love".  It was a solo set taped in April of 2012 and I always really liked the versions of the songs on the recording.  You can stream and download it HERE:

I also have some upcoming shows:
Sat Sept. 7th @ PSZ in Iowa City, IA w/ Calvin Johnson, Bryn Lov, Curt Oren $5
Sat Sept. 21st @ Trumpet Blossom in Iowa City 9PM FREE
Thur. Sept 26th @ DG's Taphouse in Ames, IA w/ Meat Puppets for Maximum Ames Fest
Fri. Sept 27th @ Oleavers in Omaha, NE w/ Simon Joyner & The Ghosts
Sat. Sept. 28th @ Octopus in Cedar Falls, IA w/ Twins

See you Oct. 1st for Lame Years #10.

Happy Labor Day.  Summer is over.  Back to work.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


OUT TODAY album #8 of the 12 part Lame Years series; "Styxxx Henderson Presnts: Satanic Sports Bloopers".  The album is less chord and melody driven than other albums in the series and focuses more on bringing the riffs and noise.  i think it is the heaviest and most experimental album yet in the series.  i played all the stuff on it and Jon Hansen did the most of the mixing and all of the mastering. You can stream and download the album here:

I have have recently added a few new tour dates:
Thur. Sept 26th @ DG's Taphouse in Ames Iowa w/ Meat Puppets for Maximum Ames Fest
Fri. Sept 27th @ Oleavers in Omaha, NE w/ Simon Joyner & The Ghosts
Sat. Sept 28th @ Octopus in Cedar Falls, IA w/ Twins

I recently sat down and contributed a song to the SONGS FROM A COUCH site.  I performed the song "The Cross" from the album "In Case You Have Doubt" on a couch with a borrowed guitar.


New album out September 1st.  As of right now, I have no idea what it will be but I will make sure it's up to snuff.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

New album Diamond Dog Shit available today July 1st.

Just out today is the new album Diamond Dog Shit. It is the 7th in a series of 12 to be released over the course of 2013.  You can stream or download it here:

Also, available now for the 1st time on bandcamp is the 2007 Miracles Of God album NO REFUNDS.

SLW & The Garbage Boys had the honor of opening for the Dead Milkmen a couple of weeks ago through their string of midwest shows.  Here is a video of "Young Juggalos In Love" performed live at The First Avenue Club in Minneapolis.

Thanks for checking stuff out.  See you next month.

Friday, May 24, 2013


New show announcements for SLW & Garbage Boys!  Triumphant return to playing shows opening for  Dead Milkmen in midwest!   Dream come true.  IC show with my friends.  Not so hard Curly Joe.  More albums soon to be found at infinitely expanding SLW BANDCAMP page. 

Fri. May 31st - Gabe's in IC, IA w/ Land Of Blood & Sunshine/ Doug Nye/ Dwelling Fruit
Thur. June 6th - Shank Hall in Milwaukee, WI w/ Dead Milkmen
Fri. June 7th - First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN w/ Dead Milkmen
Sat. June 8th - The Firebird in St. Louis, MO w/ Dead Milkmen

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Garbage For Dinner available now!

As of today the 5th album in the Lame Years series is available, it is a full band album of SLW & The Garbage Boys called "Garbage For Dinner". 
The Garbage Boys are my long time drummer Ross Meyer and Jon Hansen on bass.  Jon has also been helping mix and master all of these records.  I personally feel that this one might be the best in the series thus far. 
You can stream or download it here:

Thanks for visiting.  Thanks for listening.  Thanks for spreading the word!
 It is appreciated.
Come back on June 1st for the next installment, "DIAMOND DOGSHIT".
#6 of 12

Monday, April 1, 2013

Out today: Heroin Music For Girls

New album out today: Heroin Music For Girls.  #4 in the Lame Years series of 12.  Available for streaming and name your price download now at this link...

Also available now, "Smashed  40: Slummer Jams" 40 artists doing top 40 songs, two cassettes in a box, full color covers.  The track list of songs and artists is staggering.  Get them while they still exist:

See you May 1st for Garbage For Dinner #5 of 12.

Friday, March 1, 2013

New Album: Major Surgery At Discount Rates

It is Friday March 1st and I have MAJOR SURGERY AT DISCOUNT RATES, the third volume of The Lame Years, available for digital download and streaming at this link here:

I wrote and performed all the instruments on this record and recorded most of it at my home.  The 4 tracks I didn't record were recorded by Luke Tweedy at Flat Black Studios during the session for the Iowa City Song Project, in which 9 songs total were recorded and mixed in a 4 hr session. 
Major Surgery was Mastered, Edited  and Equalized by Jon Hansen (his 2nd in the series).  His work on this project has been absolutely invaluable, so a million thanks to him.


Also, available now, NO GOOD SAMARITAN by Douglas Kramer Nye.  This is an album by my friend Doug that I recorded over the last two years.  I played a bunch of the instruments on it but more importantly I did all the tape tricks.  You should check it out at the link below or the vinyl from the Italian label, Almost Halloween Time Records.


Thanks for reading.  Thanks for listening.  See you next month on April 1st for the release of VOL. 4: HEROIN MUSIC FOR GIRLS.

Friday, February 1, 2013


New album PANTHER PUSS out now! Stream and download available here:

Here is a live video of the new hit single: SWASTIKA EYES

#2 in a series of 12 albums released through 2013.

Check back on March 1st for the next exciting  installment: MAJOR SURGERY AT DISCOUNT RATES.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013


7AM New Year's Day is available now.  Album of the year 2013.  1st in a series of 12.  Features guest appearances by Grace Locke Ward, R Stevie Moore, Joe Jack Talcum, Dr. Don & Professor Pooch.
Download now at this link:

 Happy new year!