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Hello,

In addition to the spring dates with Title Fight and The Hotelier – we’re also hosting a few select seated performances. As the description suggests, we will be playing alternative setlists, as well as readings and Q&A sessions. Tickets for these shows are limited and will be available at starting Friday, January 23rd at 10:00 am EST.

Dates:

3/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
3/30 – Boston, MA @ TBA
4/02 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Chapel
4/05 – Chicago, IL @ Metro secret room (matinee performance)
4/07 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Covenant Fine Arts Center (DAAC benefit)

Many thanks – and see you soon.

UPDATE:

The extravaganza has now come to an end.

And?

We’re absolutely blown away by your collective generosity. Speechless, even. In the last 24 hours you’ve helped raise over $10,000 for Well House. That’s something to be proud of.

We cannot thank you enough for this.
You’re all incredible.

Greetings.

It’s hard to believe that yet another year is coming to a close. It’s been a whirlwind– releasing our 3rd full-length album, Rooms of the House, touring for nearly 4 months straight, and taking multiple short bursts around the world to play various events and festivals with new friends and old. In recent months, we’ve been fortunate to be able to spend time with our families and loved ones, making plans for the future and working towards new things.

In keeping with tradition, we wanted to do something special this holiday season that would be our way of saying thank you to all those who have supported us and stayed with us throughout the years. All this, whatever this is, has become more than any of us could have possibly imagined. It’s overwhelming, really. Baffling even, at times. Ultimately, it’s an honor to be a part of it and we’re so grateful to be able to share it with all of you.

Well enough chit-chat, let’s get to the goodies. As we have done in the past, on December 25 we are opening up our Bandcamp page to pay-what-you-can downloads with the stipulation that all donations will be given to an organization of which we are locally connected to. This year, we have again chosen to support the Wellhouse in Grand Rapids, MI. It is especially pertinent this time of year to consider those who will not have the privilege of shelter and warm food, good company and gifts, while so many of us freely travel to our homes. Wellhouse Grand Rapids has been combating the effects of homelessness by creating spaces and providing opportunities for people to step out of their current situations. You can find more information about the work they are doing at their website below, which we encourage you to check out.

http://www.wellhousegr.org/

As far as the music goes, you’ll find that there are a few new things up for your downloading consumption, including two previously unreleased BBC sessions, one from earlier this year and another from back in 2011 when we visited Maida Vale with Touche Amore.

A note about downloads: if you are planning to download several albums or songs, please consider combining your donations into one lump sum on one of your downloads, instead of multiple small donations. This will help minimize fees and maximize the money that will be able to be donated.

Here’s that link again. Thank you for being you.

-LD

Big thanks to Niall Coffey, Julie Ann Minaai, NPR, and Kirk Harrington.

Niall spoke to NPR about his approach – “We wanted to make something that was visually engaging, but also helped support the themes of the song. Julie represents the common ground we share between space and time. She remains a point of continuity, even when surrounded by drastic change. Using a one-point-perspective technique inspired by Stanley Kubrick, we were able to change her surroundings while maintaining a focus on the dance.”

Hey everyone.

First of all, thanks for the massive amount of support in 2014. It’s been said again and again – but we really can’t thank you enough. So one more time: thank you.

Now, 2015.

You may have already heard that we’re hitting the road this spring with Title Fight and The Hotelier. Gotta say, we’re really excited about this one. Title Fight have been our buddies for years – and we’ve been trying to plan another tour together for quite some time.

Dates and ticket links are below, looking forward to seeing all of you again.

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3.21 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s // TICKETS
3.23 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade // TICKETS
3.24 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle // TICKETS
3.25 Washington DC – Howard Theater // TICKETS
3.26 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer // TICKETS
3.27 New York, NY – Webster Hall // TICKETS
3.29 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club // TICKETS
3.31 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar // TICKETS
4.01 Toronto, ONT – Phoenix Theater // TICKETS
4.03 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot // TICKETS
4.05 Chicago, IL – The Metro // TICKETS

 

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