HEY DUDES WE ARE BACK IN LONDON. I'm getting the radio reports from back home, sounds like rain forever. My plane ride was so smooth that I didn't even notice it taking off. I started to watch "Cold Souls" and fell asleep, must have been boring. The rain stopped as soon as we got here, and the sun came over here with us, as usual. Must have been all those record covers we put him on, now he's ours to keep, our little hot bro. Anyhow, hope to see you at the Barfly tonight or tommorow, but chances are you'll be at the Sex Vid show in Brixton tommorow night. We can't go, we have to work. Plus we are playing with PENS that night, how about that. Then we deadhead it to Poland and yonder, only to come straight back to England for ATP.
Anyhow, when we get back we're all off for a few months, so you'll either see a lot, or no updates here. There just isn't a lot happening. Sandy is bumemd out, Damian has a baby, Jonah Likes Rap, Josh hates England and is almost done school, Ben has his own thing you can read about, and here's me. We just did a bunch of recording, maybe we'll throw a new tune up here as an xmas gift. Keep yr lids peeled for that much-rumoured celebrity x-mas tune - its in the bag, we're just waiting for a few more guests to round out the rest of the missing lines. It sounds cool. "Year of the Ox" is almost done, it has a string quartet on it. The Bside sounds like Miami Vice.
Oh yeah, we are going on tour during Canadian Reading week, like every other band on earth:
Fri-Feb-12 Oberlin, OH The ‘Sco (Dionysus Disco) / Oberlin College
Sat-Feb-13 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Sun-Feb-14 Bloomington, IN Video Saloon
Mon-Feb-15 Newport, KY Southgate House
Tue-Feb-16 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
Wed-Feb-17 Philadelphia, PA Barbary
Thu-Feb-18 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell’s
Fri-Feb-19 Brooklyn, NY Europa
Sat-Feb-20 Boston, MA Middle East Downstairs
All these dates our with our new bro KURT VILE. There's gonna be a 2nd ALL AGES gig in Chicago so don't panic. The Bloomington show is going to be a Prince-themed Valentines Day party. This is the first I've heard of the Newport show, I thought we were gonna play in Cincinnati that day - shows what I know. Oh well, we've never played Kentucky before either, hope y'all are cool to us.
There will also be a TORONTO show added to this list asap.
See you soon! Oh also for with a time difference, here are the EU dates one more time:
Wed 25 Nov 2009 – London, UK – Barfly
Thu 26 Nov 2009 – London, UK – Barfly
Fri 27 Nov 2009 – Brussels, Belgium – Le Botanique
Sat 28 Nov 2009 – Urecht, Holland – Ekko ‘Le Guess Who Festival’
Sun 29 Nov 2009 – Leipzig, Germany – Conne Island
Mon 30 Nov 2009 – Krakow, Poland – Drukarnia
Tue 01 Dec 2009 – Vienna, Austria – Arena
Wed 02 Dec 2009 – Graz, Austria – PPC
Thu 03 Dec 2009 – Dusseldorf, Germany – Rotkompot
Sat 05 Dec 2009 – Minehead, UK – All Tomorrows Parties
Don't forget this wierd rural show:
Tue 23 Feb 2010 – St. Catherines, ON – L3 Nightclub w/ Leatherface
Our boss has some more extensive notes up HERE
about the singles comp. I can tell you right now it involves a free limited edition 7" for some people.
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