Friday, October 14, 2011


Hey friends! We have been busy in the studio cranking out our second LP! It has been a real grueling process but we are really happy with the way things are turning out. We are lucky enough to work with our past recording engineer Joe Lunsford who has been with us from the beginning, as well as our new friend and brand new third member of Reading Rainbow, Al Creedon. The two of them have collaborated to bring our analog sound into the modern world, in a sense. It has been mind blowing!

Also we are heading up to NYC next week to play a couple shows at CMJ, but more importantly to mix our album with two gentlemen we respect a lot! More details on that soon.

In the mean time might I suggest this album:

I have been obsessed with it for a couple months now. Todd Rundgren produced it. It's amazing!!!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

That was AWESOME

Hey! We are back from tour with Reading Rainbow. Best things about tour in random order:

10. Sweet hangs at the Bottletree in Birmingham, AL
9. Listening to Agalloch in the van right before our Northampton show. grrrrrr!
8. Knowing that Rob and Al from RR were going to fix all our problems! Both with gear and life.
7. Stereotypical girl time with Sarah. Her hair looked great after we went to the salon! (teehee)
6. Finally paying attention to Jonathan's stage moves (better than bass face!)
5. Daniel's sweat drenched clothes after each show. He could wring out his shirt. PUNK!
4. Chocolate.
3. Listening to RR every night!
2. The raddest, most intelligent, most loyal fans ever! Blown away by your awesomeness!
1. Being with Reading Rainbow every day for 2 weeks!

Here are some photos taken by our new favorite NYC photographer Maryanne Ventrice of our penultimate show at Glasslands in Brooklyn:

COOOOL! We have a show coming up this Friday at a new-ish Roanoke venue called the Horse Shoe with two awesome local bands Heevahava and the Situationist. AND we head back into the studio next week to start recording our SECOND ALBUM!!!!!! We are STOKED!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Fish and Chips

Wow! A lot has happened in the past month! Some rad shows with the Raveonettes, tons of songwriting, and even more good news about extra special releases coming up! Gotta keep it hush hush but just know that one of the next records we put out will be a collectible! Here are a few shots from our show at the Beekman Beer Garden in NYC opening for the Raves...check em:

We had a blast!!! Also we have been writing TONS of new songs which we will be debuting on our super fun tour with Reading Rainbow so check those when you see us in your town! Also our split with the Super Vacations is out so grab that limited vinyl here:


Friday, July 15, 2011

REMIX and more!

We are excited that our good pal John Pena of the amazing Beach Fossils was able to remix "Pure Affection," which, though I am biased is probably one of the best remixes I have heard in recent times. You can check it out at Altered Zones!!!

Also....lookie lookie! Our dates with Reading Rainbow are UP!!!! It will be glorious....we will be like a flying V of post-apocalyptic golden slum gulls...or whatever!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

new new new!

Sorry for not posting in a while! Our US tour was so fun and of course it was great going out there with our pals the Beets! Below is a short but fun film of us in San Diego, enjoying a thrill together.

We are pleased to introduce a new member to the group, Jonathan. We had a great tour with bassist Sam, but due to his many musical roles in many different groups (The Young Sinclairs, Rootstone, Joneski, PLUGGGG, Chopter, and more) our time together has been cut short. Jonathan will be with us for the next dates and is also a key member in The Sad Cobras, Young Sinclairs, and The Missonaries (VA not NYC). If you are at our live shows please welcome him as he is a bassist extraordinaire, a scholar, and a gentleman!

We are also pleased to announce that a new 7" Split will be coming out very shortly with our pals The Super Vacations. For more info check this:

Also we are especially excited about our two upcoming shows with the Raveonettes! Here is a song off their new album that gives me goosebumps.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Girls in the City

HAAAY! We have been at home for a bit, practicing, writing and getting pumped for tour! In the meantime we've debuted a new song from our Prisoner EP called "Cog" which you can check out here:

one day we will shake this "beachy" curse on our head. it's the source of minor frustration.

If you have pre-ordered our Prisoner Vinyl it is on it's way so please be patient. Record presses are finnicky places!

Here is a weird bit of footage of MACRoCk 2011, and a brand new song called "Girls in the City," which features Daniel on some moody Lee Ranaldo/dark wave style vocals. Enjoy!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Grinding Halt

Just wanted to let you in on some LIVE audio from the brilliant nyctaper! check it here:

One of my fave songs!!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

East Coast Sandwich

Been a weird but fun week...last weekend spent with the high voltage Cloud Nothings in DC and Baltimore, and this past weekend in NYC hitting up some of our fave venues and Record Store Day madness. Here are some photos from our show at Glasslands, via Kristen Kim:

Oh yes did we mention our sassy new bassist Sam?

also check out Prisoner featured as the mp3 of the week at Insound:

and not to mention our tour dates our up on pitchfork! WE ALSO ADDED DALLAS on 6/3! Woot!

Sorry so sloppy.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

check it out!

NEW DATES....with THE BEETS! Yes that's right.. our tour is with one of our favorite bands ever!! So yay for us!

ALSO pre order our new EP here: NOW!!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

What goes on...

SXSW was great....crazy but great! We were psyched to catch A Classic Education, Memoryhouse, Screaming Females, Small Black and Reading Rainbow, but most of all it was nice swimming a pool! Seriously such an underrated activity.

If you didn't know our EP called Prisoner is coming out on April 19th. More details on that soon...with a free download!!!! If you live in NYC please come to our shows on the 15th and 16th so you can grab a copy a little earlier than everyone!

Other than that we are getting ready for our tour out West and back! Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, LA, San Diego....we are coming for you!!!!!!! Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Fargo...can't wait to finally meet you! Those dates will be posted later this week!

Thursday, March 3, 2011


So as you can see on the right hand margin we've got some new dates up, and details of our busy SXSW! Hopefully I will not get sick this time and lose my voice like last year...

Anyway there are so bands I am really stoked to see so here we go>>>>





These are just a few that I am pumped to see. Also pumped for tacos, hang time with band buds from around the world, and swimming in a pool! Hope to see you there!!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Late in the Day

Yesterday was crazy. We walked into our practice space and everything was a mess. Daniel's bass drum head was busted open, all his sticks were splintered in two. We practiced and I broke a guitar string and then a tube blew in my amp and it smelled burny. These are the days that have to a van breaking down on tour or someone stealing your gear. DUES.

At the same time so many things are being created! Awesome projects!!! We have three projects right now that will see the light of day this spring... WE ARE EXCITED.

We also have a couple new VA dates for Spring:


and our tour down to SXSW will probably be in the SE, one confirmed date being

3/13 ATLANTA, GA @ 529 w/ DOM

and some possible others including HOUSTON! oh snapp!!! let you know soon about these! Until then check dis out:

and a link to a video that I SWEAR "Pogo" was not based on....but maybe it should have been:

Saturday, January 29, 2011

word up 2011

Whoah I can't believe January is almost OVER! SHEEEZE. Well so it's been a great year so far. Our friend Aaron DeBruin directed a new video for us for Safe at Home which you can see here and also other places:

We are trying to scrimp and save so our trip to SXSW will be somewhat livable. We heard Lower Dens uses a rice cooker and canned beans to survive and may try that out until we hate both beans and rice forever. Me hate rice? NEVER. STEREOTYPE!

In other news we finally got our act together and recorded a 4 song EP that will come out in the Spring. It's called Prisoner EP and it will be a ROCKER!

Also were you at our shows in Philly, New York, DC or Harrisonburg VA this past month? Did you notice something different about our live show?