Hi Everyone! We had an unbelievable time out on the road with our friends Citizens! We drove 9,000 miles and made a figure 8 of the US/Canada. Along with so many fantastic shows we also made a lot of wonderful friends. So many memories, I wrote down a lot of notes and snapped a lot of photos, now I just need to organize them and start a journal!
Since we’ve been home we’ve been working hard on writing and recording demos as well as making plans for the future. We are likely to be playing around the Midwest over the coming months as we can’t seem to stay off the road for too long, you will be the first to know!
So send us a virtual postcard or write us a song and post it on youtube, just make sure to keep in touch.
We just found out we have been added to the red Gorilla Music Festival in Austin next month!!!! We’ll be playing 2 (two) shows, and they are……
March 14th at the Chugging Monkey at 1 pm
March 15th at the Bourbon Girl at 3 pm
Please come out and Chug a monkey or bourb a girl, (whaaaaa?) with us.Read More
We have been invited to join Citizens! as the openers on their North American tour in March. They are a fantastic group from London and we are thrilled to join the tour!
17 shows with a killer band? Yes please. Check out the dates and ‘like’ Citizens! on facebook.com/gocitizens.
Saturday 02 March: Washington , DC, DC9 http://www.ticketalternative.com/Events/22008.aspx
Sunday 03 March: Philadelphia , PA, King Fu Necktie http://tinyurl.com/ananuvk
Monday 04 March: Brooklyn , NY, Music Hall Of Williamsburg http://tinyurl.com/auft83k
Tuesday 05 March: Boston , MA, Brighton Music Hall http://tinyurl.com/b2qd3o4
Wednesday 06 March: Montreal , PQ, Sala Rosa http://tinyurl.com/aafrodg
Thursday 07 March: Toronto , ON, Wrong Bar http://tinyurl.com/ag46ya4
Friday 08 March: Detroit , MI, Pike Room http://tktwb.tw/10xj1wM
Saturday 09 March: Chicago , IL, Lincoln Hall http://tinyurl.com/ap2yvmo
Sunday 10 March, Minneapolis , MN, 7th Street Entry http://tinyurl.com/9wn25mm
Wednesday 13 March, Dallas , TX, Elm Bar http://tinyurl.com/b76p7xj
Tuesday 19 March, Phoeniz , AZ, Nile http://tinyurl.com/acthdv3
Wednesday 20 March, San Diego , CA, Casbah http://tinyurl.com/bkomrpz
Friday 22 March, Los Angeles , CA, The Echo http://tinyurl.com/al648yy
Saturday 23 March, San Francisco , CA, Monarch http://www.blasthaus.com
Sunday 24 March, Portland , OR, Dougfir http://tinyurl.com/ah4rku7
Monday 25 March, Seattle , WA, Neumo’s http://tinyurl.com/awz82ol
Tuesday 26 March, Vancouver , BC, Media Club http://tinyurl.com/byq2f6m
So grateful for last night. It was amazing to celebrate a record that means so much to us with people that mean even more.
The new tunes we played last night were only a preview of what’s to come, so while you’re enjoying Stay/Go keep in mind that we’re hard at work on it’s new sibling.
We love doing this and having you all supporting us is more than we could ever ask for, thank you so much!!
Aaron & ChristianRead More
Well, that about sums it up. Come out to the Crooked Pint in Minneapolis, right off Washington Ave. across the street from the Depot.
Show starts at 9 pm, $5. Parking is a buck-fifty all night in their lot.
Check out their website for more details.Read More
Its not quite December but we have a lot to look back on this year and some to look forward to still! Tomorrow the new record drops online and in stores. Locally (Minneapolis/St. Paul) you can get it at Cheapo, Electric Fetus, and Treehouse Records.
Online you can pick it up Here or at your favorite online music source, (Amazon, Windows Media, iTunes etc.)
Looking back on 2012, it was the year of getting back on the road. A lot of time back in a van, loading in and out in the cold, in the dark. Driving through the night to get to a radio spot, playing shows and meeting great people, and playing our hearts out everywhere we went. Six Countries, driving through 16 states, and one fine Province. Planes, trains, subways, the Van, and even a set of crutches, its been a good year.
Not to mention, our first ever Full Length release and our first release in Five years.
Luckily, that’s not where it ends, we’re already starting on our next record, and planning on many, many more shows in 2013.
Thanks for being with us this far, we can’t wait to take you with us even farther. But here’s a look back on 2012
|January 27||With PFR||Maple Grove, MN|
|May 16||Dublin Castle||London, UK|
|May 17||Knight and Day Café||Manchester, UK|
|May 19||Engine Rooms||Liverpool, UK|
|May 21||13th Note||Glasgow, UK|
|May 23||Chesters Inn||Berlin, DE|
|May 25||City Center||Zary, Poland|
|May 26||Furst Puckler Park||Bad Muskau, DE|
|May 27||City Center||Wroclaw, Poland|
|May 29||City Center||Pszcznya, Poland|
|May 30||Brody Mansion||Brody, Poland|
|June 1||Club Havanna||Zary, Poland|
|June 2||Pub Max||Zary, Poland|
|June 3||City Center||Zary, Poland|
|June 5||City Center||Gneizno, Poland|
|June 7||City Center||Wagroweic, Poland|
|June 8||Eurocup Festival||Zary, Poland|
|Sept 13||With The Brighton||Chanhassen, MN|
|Oct 9||Foam||St. Louis, MO|
|Oct 10||Czar Bar||Kansas City, MO|
|Oct 12||Red Rooster||Aberdeen, SD|
|Oct 14||Beaners||Duluth, MN|
|Nov 6||Bremens||Milwaukee, WI|
|Nov 7||WCBE Radio||Columbus, OH|
|Nov 7||Ace of Cups||Columbus, OH|
|Nov 9||Arlenes Grocery||New York City, NY|
|Nov 11||PA’s Lounge||Boston, MA|
|Nov 12||Boulder||Rochester, NY|
|Nov 13||The Piston||Toronto, ON|
|Nov 16||Elbo Room||Chicago, IL|
|Nov 23||House of Rock||Fargo, ND|
I don’t vacation very well. I always have a hard time settling in and then get antsy after a couple of days once I finally do. Most of it has to do with not feeling like I have a purpose or that I feel lazy, although I know sometimes my purpose should be to just slow down and enjoy doing nothing!
As the band has been travelling more this year than ever before, I’m realizing quite how much I enjoy being on the road in this way. It’s a ‘best of both worlds’ scenario for a person like me. I get to visit fantastic cities, experience other cultures and meet new people– all the while knowing that that night (or the next) I get to play music for people!
Every fantastic situation has it’s downsides of course– all night drives, interesting hotels and, worst of all, missing the one you love the most. These things are not to go unnoticed, but I feel very fortunate none the less.
Now, I have to be off and finish final preparations before we load up the van tomorrow! As a parting gift in honor of our new album Stay/Go finally being officially released Nov 27th, we want to extend a gift to you all as a thank you for your support. Click the link below for a free download of the song ‘Future Light’. It’s been getting good airtime on the radio, and we want you to be able to join in the fun!