TOUR TAKES OFF

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whoa. tour is officially off the ground. shows last week were soooo fun. first at the Silver Moon Brewery in Bend, OR where we met up with our buddies and labelmates CHURCH and they kicked the evening off. such a cool band. Bend treated us all great. but each night would just get better.

on Friday night we held the first of several album release parties for VS WILDERNESS at the infamous Crawlspace in La Grande, OR. this would, at least for the time being (sequel?), be the final show at the Crawlspace and the end of an era as our friends and cohorts in La Grande Bill and Annie (from TEST AUDIENCES) are moving to Alaska to pursue some new adventures. but spirits were high this evening and we celebrated in fine Crawlspace fashion.

photo by Shaun Daniel

photo by Shaun Daniel

the party was enhanced by special guests JARED MEES and YEAH GREAT FINE who made the trek from Portland for the evening. more photos and video to come, but in the meantime, Shaun Daniel posted some pretty rad photos. thanks to the whole crew in La Grande that makes that place one of a kind!

on Saturday night, the weekend culminated in a fantastic show at our homebase, the VISUAL ARTS COLLECTIVE with CHURCH once again and TALKDEMONIC. we played first and at the end of our set debuted the new video that Jason Sievers did for our song Wake. more on this to come and it should hit the internet in the next week or two. it’s awesome. so thankful for all of Jason’s hard work! the rest of the show was stellar. both Church and Talkdemonic destroyed. it was a truly epic show. and we were stoked to be playing at VaC again as it had been awhile…

we finished the weekend off with a backyard party in Bellevue, ID in our old stomping grounds in the Wood River Valley. Sheryll Mae Grace kicked things off with a fun set of her tunes. then as dark settled in we unleashed some rock music amongst the trees to 9-27-09 bellevue7 a nice crew of friends dancing in the yard. flood lights on the trees above. cool fall evening. some more photos from this soon as well.

tomorrow VS WILDERNESS becomes available digitally exclusively through iTunes. the time has come. very excited to finally be sharing this album with you all. and the tour continues…

WED 9/30 MISSOULA, MT @ The Palace (under The Badlander) w/ The Broken Valley Roadshow 21+
THUR 10/1 SPOKANE, WA @ The Empyrean w/ Sera Cahoone + Hey is for Horses + Dane Euland ALL AGES
FRI 10/2 CLARKSTON, WA @ Hogan’s Pub w/ The Murrs 21+
SAT 10/3 MOSCOW, ID — Radio Free Moscow Fundraiser @ 1912 Center w/ The Holiday Friends + Rhythmmemory ALL AGES

thanks again to CHURCH for a fun weekend of shows together!! they’re rad and on tour around the West right now… check them out if you missed them with us. you won’t be disappointed!

love,
FR

poster by Kevin Fitzpatrick

poster by Kevin Fitzpatrick