All four Shadowy Men albums are being reissued on Yep Roc Records. Really cool label - they've got Paul Weller, Robyn Hitchcock, John Doe, Nick Lowe, and quite a few others.
- There will be a vinyl box set of all four albums titled Oh, I Guess We Were A Fucking Surf Band After All. Yes: FOUR. The fourth will be a new compilation of songs that don't appear on the original three albums titled Soft Polished Separates. Early stuff, songs from soundtracks, Brave New Waves, etc.
- Release is on Record Store Day - Saturday, April 16, 2016.
- The release will be celebated with two concerts by Shadowy Men with The Sadies and other special guests at Lee's Palace on April 15 and 16.
- NORTH AMERICAN TOURING is planned afterwards. Don mentioned the west coast, Chicago and New York and maybe more.
Don also recently had a photography exhibit called "Trouble In The Camera Club" showing at The Beaver in Toronto.
He's also worked with Phono-Comb's Beverly Breckenridge's band Fifth Column, Dallas Good's band The Sadies, King Cobb Steelie, and a host of others. See the Guest Appearances page for details.
He's also got a band called Ancient Chinese Secret that does instrumental covers of old country songs, music by guys like Connie Smith, Lefty Frizzell, Charlie Rich, Robert Mitchum, and so on.
Prior to that, Brian was in the Heatseekers (who released one split single). Brian also worked with Bruce McCulloch (from The Kids In The Hall) both on his albums (Shame-Based Man and Drunk Baby Project) as well as his one man play "Slightly Larger Cities". If that isn't enough, he's also worked as one of Neko Case's "Boyfriends". See the Guest Appearances page for details.
After Phono-Comb, Reid had a new band called Danny and Reid's Motion Machine. They were a duo that played with Super-8 films backing them (sometimes writing to fit an existing film, sometimes making a film to fit the song). No recordings that I'm aware of. Reid also did work in the visual arts.
Sadly, Reid passed away on February 17, 2001. Click here for more info.