That’s right, anyone can now buy the whole album! Wanna stream it first? Be our guest!Read More
Our new album FEELINGS will be released July 15th but you can PRE-ORDER it now on CD or 180 Gram Vinyl!
Not sold? here’s a sampler and a full track… stream away!
FEELINGS SAMPLER (a medley of songs from our upcoming album FEELINGS)
RUN TO YOU (a full track from FEELINGS… also appears on the recently released Beneath The Harvest Sky Soundtrack)
When we arrived at Eliphante, in Cornville, AZ, we were faced with a difficult decision. We’d been told that we could drive across the stream to get to the incredible web of handmade structures and meandering tunnels that make up Eliphante. But the river was looking real high! we sort of tiptoed the scion onto the riverbank and quickly decided to put her in reverse and seek alternate passage. I nice couple in a 4 wheel drive pickup hauled our gear across and we cracked a couple of beers and took a boat across.
The other side was magical. I quickly made friends with a goat with a mohawk and explored all the nooks and crannies of the place (if you didn’t already, click the word Eliphante in the first sentence to see pics). Anyway, the place was super cool and we were stoked to play with our good friends Brandon and Kelly (aka decker.). It’s always great to see them and you should probably listen to some decker. here. We did have to sign a waiver to go to elephante, which was probably good for them, since i fell down once, tripped twice, and witnessed a large piece of wood fall out of the ceiling above the stage after the show. You should totally still check it out though.
After a night of Finding Nemo and Dr. Strangelove with Decker and his son, we headed to Prescott, AZ for a gig at the Raven cafe with Tucson’s Crystal Radio. Paula and Daniel are great folks and make some really cool ethereal sounds. Special thanks to the friend of theirs who let us sleep at his house!
The next day took us to Pioneertown, CA where we played a really fun house show at my buddy Scott Rosenburg’s place in the high desert. It was really great to see some old friends including Silas Hite whom i collaborated with on our recording project Happiness Realization Party.
We were off to a great start and getting ready to go play with one of our favorite bands near San Diego the next day… stay tuned!
Around the end of February, i met up with Dan in El Paso, TX. We played a sweet little bar called Monarch (they also have the best coffee in El Paso as far as i can tell). Leo and the rest of the crew there were excellent hosts. The next morning i got up and ate breakfast at Lucy’s Diner while dan was sleeping. Lucy’s was cool… it’s a tiny diner that has that classic 50′s feel… there are about 10 barstools and you just sit down and the cook takes your order and then turns around and starts cooking. It was an excellent Mexican breakfast and i’d definitely go back. The coffee was typical shitty diner coffee though (which i kinda love)… so when Dan got up, we went back to Monarch for really good coffee and a few goodbyes.
From El Paso, we headed to my home in Silver City, NM (after a pit stop at the eternally weird and awesome, Adobe Deli just east of Deming) and met up with Kyle, Frankie, and our friend Rory. They were getting ready to head out to North Carolina to teach a letterpress animation course at the Penland school of Arts and Crafts. (Frankie was not so much going to teach as to play with other dogs and poop on some new turf.) That night, Dan and i played on the local radio station while Rory taught a class at Kyle’s print shop, then we all had a night out at the infamous Buffalo Bar! After Kyle and Rory hit the road the next day, Dan and I played at the Little Toad Creek Brewery and Distillery where i’d been bartending all winter. After living in a new town for over a year and getting to know some folks, it was fun to have Dan there so we could show them what we’d be up to for the next few months.
Our first stop on the tour was to be in Cornville, AZ, home of the baffling man known as John McCain, and we started packing up and getting the house ready for subletters. It was tougher leaving home this time than i’d thought. I’ve been touring for about 7 years or so but this is the first time i’ve been so settled in at home that leaving seemed like such a burden. I’m writing this from the east coast, nearly 6 weeks later though and the feeling is a faint memory so it’s all good!Read More
The time has come folks! The film i scored, Beneath The Harvest Sky, is finally being released into the world! It’s really a great film and i highly recommend you watch it and get the soundtrack too!
If you’re curious about our upcoming album, i’ve made a sampler. It’s just a quick medley of 4 of the songs. You can check it out here: Feelings Sampler
If you like it, please consider clicking the picture below to watch the video and pre-order “FEELINGS” from our Kickstarter.
thanks a bunch!
I just finished scoring the film Blue Potato and it’s currently wrapping up post production. I’m super excited to have worked on such an amazing project and i’m gearing up for more good stuff!
I’ll pick up dan in 2 weeks to go play the Norman, OK Music Festival which will be followed by a week of recording at breathing rhythm studios there.
After that i’ll be touring through kansas, colorado, utah, idaho and oregon… i’ll be in the portland area for a week or so in mid may and then i’ll head down the coast to california.
i’m still getting the dates together so if you want to host a house show, let me know and i’ll see if i can make it work. Otherwise, stay tuned for upcoming tour dates on the right>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Winter is upon us and i’ve sought retreat from the damp, grey, northwest in southern New Mexico for the foreseeable future. Kyle and i have relocated to Silver City, NM where we’ve been enjoying a nice little rental home and lots of sunshine. It’s been a long time since we really had a space of our own and we’re looking forward to all of the nice things that come with that.
I’m in the process of scoring a film which should be out next year sometime and i’ll be starting to “campaign” for another year of CSM very soon. If you haven’t signed up yet for 2013, stay tuned for details or hit me up for more info!