Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Free Zwarte Piet (Black Pete)

So after a long journey thru the UK and Europe we are all at home enjoying the holidays with our families. Thanks to everyone who came out the the shows and had a good time with us. Also thanks to all of the people that came thru for us in the clutch (Stan, Tom and Ross just to name a few). We are going to be taking some time off to gear up for the release of Eyes and Nines in the spring but if you live on the west coast (best coast) come check us out on selected dates of the Economy Sucks Tour. Shame pre-orders should be shipping soon, I'm still waiting for them to arrive at my door. See you soon!
Happy Holidays

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Good News/Bad News!

Last night in Birmingham after our show with Set Your Goals, Broadway Calls and Fireworks we kinda got robbed. On the walk from the venue to the van our merch guy, Shaun, got his bag snatched containing his laptop, journal, and all of our tour cash... Whoever grabbed it is going to be high for weeks so smoke one for us yo!

The good news is that we are still kicking. We have a show in London tonight at the Buffalo Bar with some really great bands. If you are in the area come hang out and buy us a beer or two, we could really use it. This is our last show in the UK before we head over to Ireland tomorrow and then to mainland Europe for a few days. Lets make these last few days a blast!

12/15/09 - London @ Buffalo Bar
12/16/09 - Dublin @ Exchange (Ireland)
12/17/09 - Gent @ The Frontline (Belgium)
12/18/09 - Tilburg @ Little Devil (Netherlands)
12/19/09 - Exil @ Neustad an der Orla (Germany)
12/20/09 - Matrix @ Bochum (Germany)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A quick report from da british roadwayz

I am currently in Falmouth(UK) sitting in the back room of the venue we are playing with Gallows and Sharks tonight. This town is pretty cool. I haven't gotten to see much of it yet but right when we got here our roadie(Nick Fit) and I went exploring. After trekking for about ten minutes through a dark winding garden we got spit out onto a beach front street looking out over the ocean. I don't know if I could really call it a beach it was more like a bunch of rocks and coral reef surrounding the waters edge. I'm not complaining though it looked insane. The view comes complete with a lighthouse and a lit up castle on the hill. I'm stoked for the show tonight. All of these shows on this tour have been awesome in one way or another. Last night in Exeter we played a college campus. The place was full of heckling college students. Right when we stepped on stage there was one guy who could not stop screaming random bullshit. My english friend told me to go out and tell him to pipe down and then call him a daft cunt. The insult worked quite well for a little bit even if I didn't really know what I was saying. The same guy who was screaming kept coming up front and grabbing me. I ended up securing the mic cable around his neck and pulling him over the barrier by his throat. Usually you would think this is something that would bum someone out pretty bad but all it did was fuel this guys fire. He got more pumped and grabbed the mic and just started screaming. Exeter was a real bizzare place. I can't wait to make it back there. I almost forgot.. we got a new driver today. His name is Stan. He seems cool but we are going to miss our road dog Deanwolf. Hopefully we will be crossing paths with him sooner than later. He is probably the best driver we have ever had over here in euroland. Well that's all I got for right now. I can hear the other guys sound checking their guitars so that means I gotta go grab the mic and figure out what's going on. Check back on the blog soon I promise we will be posting more. The last few weeks have just been hectic. Hope all is well. See you soon.


P.S. Go pick up the new Rock Sound, NME and Front Mags that are out now. We are scattered throughout those this week with reviews of our new record "Shame"(Hassle Records) and some other cool stuff. Go check it out if you can.