Niall Coffey shot and directed a video for us around his home in London last year that you may have seen, for the song “Woman (Reading).” By then he was a friend.
Before that, he was a stranger stateside, a visitor in the van and backstage with us and his cameras, shooting footage—live and candid—and grilling us and others in interviews. A bizarre dynamic admittedly, being filmed, but it didn’t take long to acclimate, to let the camera be secondary to good company while driving around in a crowded van and playing music, Niall in tow.
The culmination of all that is a documentary he made about that tour and about our band called “Tiny Dots” that premieres November 1st in select cities across the United States. If you happen to live in or in close proximity to one of those places, we would—and Niall would—love for you to go see it.
Of course, for those of you either out of range or in range but busy that night, there are options:
- A digital version, for the technological, will be available the following day for download. And,
- A hard copy, coming December 4th, for those desiring a tangible thing for the bookshelf (or, DVD shelf, as it were, between “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” and “Titicut Follies”).
Elsewhere, filed also in UPCOMING EVENTS, we leave for tour the day after the film shows. Westbound first, for the first time in ages, to play shows with some old friends from Japan called Envy who no one should ever miss an opportunity to see or to listen to because they are truly, truly an astounding band (and wonderful, wonderful people to boot) then further South than we’ve ever gone before to the America below ours for a handful of shows in beautiful Brazil, which we couldn’t be more excited about.
And that’s the word tonight, sitting here with the radio on and running out of things to say:
Excited to play, to travel.
Excited to see close friends along the way in Envy and in Pity Sex.
Excited to meet new friends in Wildhoney.
Excited to see places we haven’t seen in awhile and places that we haven’t yet seen.
But most of all, excited—hopefully, hopefully—to see you, whoever and wherever you might be.
Where I hope the weather is nice because it’s beautiful in Michigan.
We’re honored to have teamed up with Grand Rapids very own Rowster Coffee to create the Rooms of the House blend. Really great people making really great coffee. More info here.
Very pleased to announce we’ll be returning to London this spring with special guests Fucked Up.
The event will take place at beautiful KOKO on May 26th.
Tickets on sale Friday, 13 Feb at 10am – right HERE.
Should be a fun one, see you soon.
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 linked below.
3/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church – TICKETS
3/30 – Boston, MA @ Arsenal Center for the Arts – TICKETS
4/02 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Chapel – TICKETS
4/04 – Chicago, IL @ Top Note Theatre @ Metro – TICKETS
4/07 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Covenant Fine Arts Center (DAAC benefit) – TICKETS
Many thanks – and see you soon.
The extravaganza has now come to an end.
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.
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.
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.