new album VS WILDERNESS + Fall 2009 Tour of the Western States

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oh man.
been lettin this blog get dusty this summer… but for good reason! lots of exciting things have been in the works. our new full length album is done! it’s called VS WILDERNESS and we’re super excited about it. it will be officially released nationwide on OCT 13th and once again the amazing folks at Tender Loving Empire handling everything with it. in fact, you can pre-order the album from them right now, follow this link: VS WILDERNESS PRE-ORDER

also, we’re excited to announce that the new album will be available two weeks early exclusively through iTunes on September 29th.

once again Lloyd E Winter IV did all the album artwork and it’s absolutely gorgeous. pumped to share it with y’all!!

which we’ll be doing via a monster Tour of the Western States this Fall!! including a nice stretch of shows with Built To Spill and Disco Doom in November. so excited for all of these and to get out there and see y’all and share all these new tunes with you. as for all of our Midwest, Eastern and Southern friends, we apologize for the delay, but we promise we’ll be out there in the springtime. thank god.


9/19 PORTLAND, OR — Music Fest Northwest @ East End
9/24 BEND, OR @ Silver Moon Brewery w/ Church
9/25 LA GRANDE , OR @ The Crawlspace w/ Church + Yeah Great Fine
9/26 GARDEN CITY (boise), ID @ Visual Arts Collective w/ Talkdemonic + Church
9/30 MISSOULA, MT @ The Badlander w/ Drunken Prayer + Broken Valley Roadshow
10/1 SPOKANE, WA @ The Empyrean w/ Little Teeth
10/2 CLARKSTON, WA @ Hogan’s w/ The Murrs
10/3 MOSCOW, ID @ 1912 Community Center w/ The Holiday Friends + Rhythmmemory
10/6 BOISE, ID @ Record Exchange
10/7 PENDLETON, OR @ Pendleton Center for the Arts
10/8 MCCALL, ID @ Forester’s w/ Jared Mees & The Grown Children
10/9 GARDEN CITY (boise), ID @ Visual Arts Collective CD RELEASE PARTY w/ Le Fleur + Boy Eats Drum Machine + Jared Mees & The Grown Children + A Seasonal Disguise + Vagerfly
10/10 PORTLAND, OR @ Berbati’s Pan PDX CD RELEASE PARTY w/ Jared Mees & The Grown Children + World’s Greatest Ghosts + Typhoon
10/12 SALEM, OR @ The Space w/ Phantom!
10/13 OLYMPIA, WA @ Kitty X House
10/14 BREMERTON, WA @ The Hi-Fidelity Lounge
10/15 BELLINGHAM, WA @ Whaam All Ages @ The Old Foundry w/ Go Slowpoke + Keaton Collective
10/16 SEATTLE, WA @ Blue Moon w/ Doctor Doctor
10/17 EUGENE, OR @ house show w/ The Daveys
10/18 ASHLAND, OR @ Alex’s Restaurant w/ Kites & Crows
10/19 MT SHASTA, CA @ The Stage Door w/ The Lottery
10/20 CHICO, CA @ Chico State University –noontime–
10/22 SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ Hemlock Tavern w/ The Dont’s + Total Hound
10/23 SANTA CRUZ, CA @ The Crepe Place
10/24 SANTA BARBARA, CA @ Muddy Waters Cafe w/ Verna Beware
10/28 LOS ANGELES, CA @ Silverlake Lounge w/ Starving Daughters
10/29 SAN DIEGO, CA @ Bar Pink
10/30 TUCSON, AZ @ The Hut
10/31 LAS CRUCES, NM @ halloween house show
11/1 PHOENIX, AZ @ The Ruby Room
11/3 PROVO, UT @ house show w/ Shark Speed
11/4 SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ The Woodshed w/ Shark Speed
11/5 LOGAN, UT @ Why Sound
11/6 POCATELLO, ID @ Benton Street w/ Spondee
11/7 REXBURG, ID @ Hogi Yogi’s Attic w/ Spondee
11/11 BOISE, ID @ Neurolux
11/12 MOSCOW, ID @ John’s Alley
11/13 PORTLAND, OR @ Wonder Ballroom w/ Built To Spill + Disco Doom
11/14 PORTLAND, OR @ Wonder Ballroom w/ Built To Spill + Disco Doom
11/15 EUGENE, OR @ Wow Hall w/ Built To Spill + Disco Doom
11/17 BELLINGHAM, WA @ The Nightlight w/ Built To Spill + Disco Doom
11/18 VANCOUVER, BC @ Commodore Ballroom w/ Built To Spill + Disco Doom
11/19 SEATTLE, WA @ The Showbox w/ Built To Spill + Disco Doom
11/20 SEATTLE, WA @ The Showbox w/ Built To Spill + Disco Doom
11/21 SPOKANE, WA @ Knitting Factory w/ Built To Spill + Disco Doom
12/2 SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ Kilby Court
12/3 VAIL, CO @ Agave
12/4 DENVER, CO @ Hi-Dive w/ The Pseudo Dates + Vitamins
12/5 NEDERLAND, CO @ First Street Pub

more december dates to be announced soon. keep up with updates at

see you soon!
the finn rigginses