Thanks for a good time

Thanks to everyone who came out to the show at the Beachland Ballroom last night! We had a really great time, and it was fantastic to see so many friends and acquaintances again. It was also nice to finally play a new song! It’s been two years or more since that last happened… There may be one or two more shows before the next album is released, so we’ll let you know about that at some point in the near (or far) future.

cleveland show next week

we’ve booked an impromptu show in cleveland next wednesday, july 7 at the grog shop. you should come! we’ll stumble through a bunch of songs you’ve already heard before. our dear friend patrick has just moved to portland, so a couple guys from craig’s other band are going to join us on guitar and organ during a few songs. it’s sure to be a mess!

this is the facebook event page if you just can’t resist that little “attending” / “maybe attending” / “not attending” thing.

unreleased song | acoustic show | french distro

Hello dear friends,

Our Japanese label, Fastcut Records, has just released a new compilation that includes an unreleased song of ours called “Had to Read.” We recorded it back in 2007 with the intention of releasing it on the vinyl version of the Shortest Day of the Year EP that never came to fruition. The compilation includes some of our label-mates like The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Surfer Blood, Korallreven (Radio Dept. side project) and lots of others, and it’s available for free if you buy 2 Fastcut releases at Tower Records / diskunion / Jetset / Flake Records / Vinyl Junkie / Art Rock No.1 / file-under / Violet And Claire. Perhaps we will post the song for streaming on our site in the near future for those of you who aren’t buying music in Japan. Would you like that?

It looks like we’re going to play an acoustic show as a duo in Chicago on July 24 when Craig starts his US tour. It will take place in the Dirtroom at the Double Door with our pals Very Truly Yours. It’s an early show, so make sure to get there by 7:30 if you want to see us! This is a link to the facebook event page in case you like using that kind of thing…

In other news, our records are now available from the French distro Hands & Arms. Charlie’s The Golden Rule EP is there as well as Craig’s new album.

I keep toying with the idea of putting up a few sale items in the shop along with some very old t-shirts that could be given away for free. Perhaps I will get my act together with that soon. Until then, have fun.