Sunday, June 20, 2010

Last show in SF this Thursday 6/24


Aghh!!! I can't believe it's almost the end of June. Our sublet here in the Mission runs out in a little over a week. We have to finish planning our x-country tour, sell/get rid of a bunch of stuff, practice some of these new songs we've been writing, figure out how to switch web servers...

Oh yeah, our website may be down for a few days, but we're working on a kick-ass new one.

And, we're playing our last show in SF this Thursday, June 24, with two awesome friends we've made in our short time here:

Lucky Cloud is a three piece producing beautiful, atmospheric pop that sounds like raindrops and sunshine falling through the leaves. Karate TV is the reverb dreched, delay rattling, rump-shaking home recording project of Crockett Bodelson, an amazing visual artist and member of the collaborative painting duo SCUBA. Prepare to have your mind blown.

BlueSix is a sweet little intimate venue that, from what we've heard, might be shutting it's doors in the near future. So come out and experience this SF treat before it's too late!

Start Time:
Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 8:30pm
End Time:
Friday, June 25, 2010 at 12:00am
Location:
Blue Six in the Mission (24th St. @ Treat Ave.)
Street:
3043 24th St.
City/Town:
San Francisco, CA

Friday, June 18, 2010

Change of plans... + new tour!

collage by Lindsay

We've been loving it here in San Francisco, but have realized that we aren't ready to put down roots. So we've concocted a plan for a new project that really has been brewing in our subconscious for quite some time now. The project is called 'drift' and we're going to travel around the USA writing and recording in different places, posting the recordings on our bandcamp page, and writing about the whole process on the blog here.

Ever since we started this blog, we haven't really had a very good idea of what we were doing with it. But now that we have a project in mind, we are going to be posting a lot more frequently and focusing more on what's going on inside our heads in this creative process.

Lindsay and I (me especially) are both ├╝ber-perfectionists and can easily get overly critical of ourselves. I think that's been one of the things keeping us from putting out more new material over these past few years since we released Cardboard Wings. We've got a few dozen half-finished songs, ideas and incomplete thoughts lying around that we would first be excited about and then abandon thinking "it's not good enough." Recently we were going back through all these song peices on our digital 8-track recorder and were pretty surprised by some of the things we had on there. "Why did we abandon this!?!?" So we have a new determination to finish what we started and also to write a lot more new material without being overly critical. This whole project is going to be an exercise in opening the creative flood gates.

When our lease runs out here in SF, we are headed to LA for a few weeks. One of Lindsay's best friends in an Imagineer for Disney. She has a pretty amazing job designing interactive rides for theme parks and is going to be out of town so we'll have the place to ourselves to do some serious wood shedding.

We've got an EP coming out soon that we recorded with our friend Thomas (from the band the Torches) in my parent's basement in Northern Virginia, and another new EP that we recorded in our bedroom here in San Francisco (Powerlines EP).

After LA we are touring back across the country and down the east coast. Check our MySpace page for the latest tour dates.

Lots of stuff on the horizon...

overwhelmed but excited,
Cliff