Monday, May 11, 2015

more songs about atmospheres and birds

Hi there,
We have a few shows coming up. We're shaking off the dust. 

TUES. MAY 12 - CARBONDALE, IL @ Skihaus (DB solo) w/ Kevin Seconds
FRI. MAY 15 - MARION, IL @ John Brown's on the Square w/ Arlin Peebles
FRI. MAY 22 - CARBONDALE, IL - Friday Night Fair (6pm)
SAT. JULY 11 - HERRIN, IL - HITTS (festival)

[more to come]

ALSO--our new album "ANIMAL CHATTER" will be out in August on Plaza Records and will be followed by a lengthy tour. Thought you might like to know.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Side Animals

Yoooo! Happy Valentine's Day to you lonely dukes and duchesses. Here's one for you: Plaza Records just released David's previously internet-only eps in cassette tape form. Here is a little promo video shot by our pal Josh Murphy in DB's attic studio, Jurassic Park. You can pick up a copy and check out the other Plaza releases HERE.

You can also listen to a track here:


Monday, January 12, 2015

pagan sunsets from the axis of the town.

Attempting to read Korean for a stranger. 
Hi.

We have been keeping to ourselves since we got home from tour. We spent the first week of December in Chicago recording with the 9th Beatle, David Allen, at Observatory Studios. A new full length album rabbit-ed itself out of that hat. We're very happy with it. It's called ANIMAL CHATTER and it doesn't really sound like any of our other albums. Maybe that's a lie.

We're currently wrapping up sequencing and mastering. We'll have it for you in the spring. Until then, here are a few shows. We'll try out some of the new songs and you can tell us if you think it's all gone to Hell.

FEBRUARY:
Thurs. 12 - Carbondale, IL @ Hangar 9 w/ Thelma and the Sleaze & Scifislands
Fri. 13 - Carbondale, IL @ Skihaus [FLACCID ON ACCID ART SHOW]
Sat. 21 - Paducah, KY @ Shandies w/ Leonard the Band
Tues. 24 - Evansville, IN @ PG w/ Otis the Destroyer 

MARCH:
Fri. 13 - Carbondale, IL @ Skihaus w/ Santah

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

a simple reiteration

OCTOBER
Thurs. 2 - Carbondale, IL @ TRES HOMRES w/ The Flowers of Evil + Hans Predator
[Flowers' Dreamhead release show / Plaza Records PR-005]

Fri. 10 - Evansville, IN @ PG [9 pm]

[we'll also be playing / talking on the air at 3 pm: The Edge 90.7 fm / 829 am]
Sat. 11 - Murray, KY @ TERRAPIN STATION
Sun. 12 - Birmingham, AL @ THE NICK
Mon. 13 - Athens, GA @ GO BAR
Tues. 14 - walking the earth
Wed. 15 - Asheville, NC @ THE ODDITORIUM
Thurs. 16 - Washington DC @ THE COMMUNE
Fri. 17 - Philadelphia, PA @ THE NEST
Sat. 18 - New Brunswick, NJ @ CIRCUIT CITY

Sun. 19 - NYC @ CAKE SHOP
Mon. 20 - hard hangin and mean muggin in NYC 
Tues. 21 - Harrisburg, PA @ LITTLE AMPS [5 pm]
Fri. 24 - Bloomignton, IN @ THE BISHOP [midnight show]
Sat. 25 - Carbondale, IL @ SKIHAUS


NOVEMBER
Fri. 14 - John Brown's on the Square


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

* * * *

Back to creating our own reality.

Our plans for the rest of the year are simple: tour next month (more on that later), ward off panic attacks, finish a new full-length album, finally read Infinite Jest, destroy our enemies, raise our friends high, and listen to the grass grow.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Benny and the Jets


Hi,
We are always busy with one project or another and right now is no exception. Matt recently produced and engineered an album by our pal Ben Vaughn. I think it's good. Strange folk songs. Strange pop songs. Unexpected arrangements. It is a pleasure to hear my friends/bandmates/contemporaries make music I like this much. It is coming out on our label, Plaza Records, and you can pre-order it HERE along with other titles on the label. Shipping starts 9/5 and you can pick one up at Plaza Records that day or at the PLAZA / CMC showcase that night at Hangar 9 w/ Lucero and Promised Land Sound.
 
(more Plaza news soon) 
Here are a couple of tracks. I hope you like them as much as I do.

Love,
David 





Friday, July 11, 2014

time is round, space is curved, these shows are currently in the future

AUGUST
Fri. 8 - Marion, IL @ John Brown's on the Square
Fri. 22 - Evansville, IN @ PG w/ The Flowers of Evil [info]
Sat. 30 - Carbondale, IL @ SWAMPFEST II [info]

SEPTEMBER
Fri. 5 - Carbondale, IL @ Hangar 9
w/ Lucero + Promised Land Sound [info]

OCTOBER
Thurs. 2 - Carbondale, IL @ TRES HOMRES w/ The Flowers of Evil + Hans Predator
[Flowers' Dreamhead release show / Plaza Records PR-005]

Fri. 10 - Evansville, IN @ PG [9 pm]

[we'll also be playing / talking on the air at 3 pm: The Edge 90.7 fm / 829 am]
Sat. 11 - Murray, KY @ TERRAPIN STATION
Sun. 12 - Birmingham, AL @ THE NICK
Mon. 13 - Athens, GA @ GO BAR
Tues. 14 - Knoxville / Greenville (?) HELP (?) (we'll just go camping if you don't)
Wed. 15 - Asheville, NC @ THE ODDITORIUM
Thurs. 16 - Washington DC @ HOUSE SHOW
Fri. 17 - Philadelphia, PA @ THE NEST
Sat. 18 - New Brunswick, NJ @ CIRCUIT CITY

Sun. 19 - NYC @ CAKE SHOP
Mon. 20 - hard hangin and mean muggin in NYC 
Tues. 21 - Harrisburg, PA @ LITTLE AMPS [5 pm]
Wed. 22 - Pittsburgh, PA (?) HELP (?)
Thurs. 23 - Columbus, OH (?) HELP (?)
Fri. 24 - Bloomignton, IN @ THE BISHOP [midnight show]
Sat. 25 - Carbondale, IL @ SKIHAUS


NOVEMBER
Fri. 14 - John Brown's on the Square
[as usual, more to be announced]