30 April 2010

Our Dirty Laundry

Our longtime official band mother Malia James accompanied us to Texas last month, and this is what it looked like, apparently. Tim cussed a lot. And if you'll blink, you'll miss hearing a couple of never-before-heard snippets from our new record. Check it out on Dirty Laundry and win a copy of 2 on vinyl!

Dirty Laundry Presents: SXSW With Darker My Love from Dirty Laundry on Vimeo.

26 April 2010

Down in Monterey

Everyone deserves a break and since William "Wilibald" Canzoneri does most of the heavy lifting around here, it seems about time for one of my bi-annual posts.

So the week before last we got a chance to spend some quality time with some very special people. At the time most of us were too disgruntled or agitated to realize how lucky we were.

We set out Thursday morning up the 101 freeway (good call Will) headed for Santa Cruz. There we were to meet and rehearse with Andrew Granelli. That's right. It was just like old times. The jokes flowed, the cymbals crashed, laughs ensued. After two practices, one interaction with the local cops, three boardwalk fastballs at 49 mph and three trips to Taco Bell, we headed down to Monterey for the fabled Sea Otter Classic.

We couldn't help but dream of John Phillips cruising up the coast in his Rolls-Royce getting ready for the Monterey Pop festival. Maybe tomorrow our show will be like that? Maybe Jared will light his guitar on fire? The future was wide open.

Down in Monterey
Down in Monterey:

We got to the Best Western, knocked off for a few hours and then our day started.
Sean Paul and Jessica showed up, and Jessica took these awsome photos.


Having a blast in the Sierra Nevada beer garden..


Jared looked sharp per usual...


Got time for a little game of catch?


Sean gives the signs to the pitcher...


The pitcher nodzzz yes...


Here's the pitch!


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Emily was having fun (or, “what your mom looked like in 1972”)


Thanks Jessica!!!


Let's go home.

Stay tuned for info on the new record.

23 April 2010

21 April 2010

GO LONG

Exciting news! We're going on tour with BAND OF HORSES in the UK (and Ireland) in June. This is a good thing. And this all builds up to the arrival of our new one, which which you'll be hearing much much more about real soon. But I digress. The dates:

June 4. Dublin. Academy
June 7. Cambridge. Junction
June 8. Manchester. Ritz
June 9. London. Roundhouse
June 11. Oxford. Academy

... and more (sans-BOH) to be announced betwixt and between and beyond. Stay tuned...

19 April 2010

we got more 7" splits

FYI, if you've tried to order the Audacity split 7" in the last 2 months or so, good news - we got some more! Just a handful though, so don't wait too long this time. And of course, y'know, while you're there, there's other crap you can buy. Happy Spring.

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15 April 2010

Because We Appreciate Your Patronage

On Saturday, May 8th, FYF Fest (née F Yeah Fest, née F*** Yeah Fest, née Fuck Yeah Fest) will be hosting a Fan Appreciation Show in Pomona, Calif. Just like the original concept of the Fuck Yeah Fest, this is taking place at three locations that are all steps from one another. For $8 you will be given a wristband at the Glasshouse that will get you access into each room and given the option to see over a dozen bands. This is for you, the fan.

FYF FAN APPRECIATION SHOW
SATURDAY, May 8th 2010

Fucked Up
The Strange Boys
Abe Vigoda
Darker My Love
Graf Orlock
The Like
xbxrx
Dangers
Audacity
Woah Hunx
+ Many Surprises More TBA

@ The Glasshouse & More Locations
6:30pm / All Ages / Only $8
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Expect more bands and comedians to be added to the show over the next few weeks. Obviously precisely who that is is a state secret, but you can rest assured that it will excite EVERYONE.

Avoid the processing fees and get your tickets at any of these amazing independent record stores:

Headliner Records
7706 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-2125

Fingerprints
4612 E. 2nd Street
Long Beach CA 90803.
(562) 433-4996

Glasshouse Record Store
200 West 2nd Street
Pomona, CA 91766
(909) 865-3802

Origami Vinyl
1816 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 413-3030


P.S. THIS WILL SELL OUT FAST.

14 April 2010

Roky Tribute Out June 7!

June 7 will mark the release of The Psychedelic Sounds Of The Sonic Cathedral: A Tribute To Roky Erickson And The 13th Floor Elevators, on which appears our recording of "She Lives (In a Time of Her Own)" (from the Elevators' 1967 Easter Everywhere, and which fulfills our goal of appearing on an LP with Roky Erickson and Kevin Shields. You'll be able to get it on CD or download, natch, and on limited-edition yellow vinyl, which even comes with a cool acid blotter illustration of Roky. Proceeds go to the Roky Erickson Trust.



Full tracklisting:
Roky Erickson & The Black Angels / 'Roller Coaster'
The Strange Attractors / 'Reverberation (Doubt)'
All The Saints / 'Don't Fall Down'
A Place To Bury Strangers / 'Tried To Hide'
Dead Meadow / 'Kingdom Of Heaven'
Darker My Love / 'She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own)'
Sarabeth Tucek / 'Splash 1 (Now I'm Home)'
Lower Heaven / 'Fire Engine'
Hush Arbors / 'Dr Doom'
Cheval Sombre / 'You Don't Love Me Yet' (feat. Sonic Boom)
Le Volume Courbe / 'I Love The Living You' (feat. Kevin Shields)
Black Acid / 'Unforced Peace'
I Break Horses / 'Goodbye Sweet Dreams'

And there's a Facebook page too for you to be-fan.

07 April 2010

On Tour With Connie Chung

NRBQ, The Best Bar Band in the World, tells it like it is:





Tour bus and on-board jamming notwithstanding - the card games, the frequent quitting, the dietary habits, the music video your label makes you shoot with puppy dogs... everything's the same. It's just one big Taco Bell.