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Mwahaha remix Benchwarmers /// Fall NW tour dates

Our Bay Area friends Mwahaha recently remixed our tune “Benchwarmers” giving it a real fresh treatment. Give ‘er a listen and check out Mwahaha on tour this fall. Their self-titled debut album is awesome. You can find it HERE. Full Finn Riggins Fall dates below.

9/28 ASTORIA, OR @ Pacific Northwest Brew Cup
9/29 PORTLAND, OR @ Mississippi Studios (Tender Loving Empire Party)
10/19 SEATTLE, WA @ City Arts Fest
10/26 SPOKANE, WA @ Nyne w/ House of Ghosts and Nude Pop
10/27 MOSCOW, ID @ John’s Alley w/ The True Spokes
11/1 BOISE, ID @ The Red Room w/ Mr. Gnome
12/14 KETCHUM, ID @ Whiskey Jacques

video for “plural” premieres on Consequence of Sound!

Brand new video for “Plural” off of our new BENCHWARMERS EP premiered on Consequence of Sound last Friday. Directed by Zach Voss. Filmed by Glenn Landberg in multiple Idaho locations. Check it out.

We had a great time in the NW last week! Added a couple more May dates including a show with JEFF The Brotherhood at the Neurolux on May 23rd in Boise. Ranch Fest VII lineup will be announced very soon, for now, brace yourself for the epicness that awaits you on May 25th and 26th in Tumbleweeds, ID.

Utah, Colorado and California summer dates to be announced soon! For now, here’s what lies ahead:

May 4th KETCHUM, ID @ Whiskey Jacques w/ Atomic Mama
May 5th POCATELLO, ID @ Flipside Lounge w/ Atomic Mama
May 18th IDAHO FALLS, ID @ D’Railed (benefit concert)
May 23rd BOISE, ID @ Neurolux w/ JEFF The Brotherhood + Art Fad
May 25th + 26th TUMBLEWEEDS, ID @ Ranch Fest VII

Benchwarmers EP + NW Tour // limited edition Record Store Day 10″ vinyl

Been hard at work in the deep caves of Finn Riggins-landia… in the wake of the amazing Treefort Music Fest here in Boise and a great SXSW tour, we’re back in action with a brand new EP being released by Tender Loving Empire that we’re very excited to share with y’all. Its called BENCHWARMERS and features new songs Plural, Big News, Arrow as well as Parkour that you may have heard and the title track, which if you haven’t heard, is available for FREE MP3 download to the right. The EP will be available on CD and as a digital download, but we’re most excited about the limited edition 10″ red vinyl that we pressed it on — they arrived a few days ago and look gorgeous. Officially out this weekend for Record Store Day.

We’re celebrating this Friday here in Boise with a collaborative Record Store Day Kickoff / Finn Riggins EP Release party presented by The Record Exchange and Go Listen Boise. Its an ALL AGES show at The Linen Building and also features the incredible Pontiak (Virginia) fresh off a European tour and the release of their new album “Echo Ono” on Thrill Jockey Records and locals Red Hands Black Feet.

We have a small run of very special shows in the NW that we’re playing in the next couple of weeks. More dates further away from home to be announced very soon. In the meantime, hope to see those of you that live in these areas!

4/20 BOISE, ID @ Linen Building w/ Pontiak + Red Hands Black Feet
4/25 SEATTLE, WA @ Tractor Tavern w/ Koko & The Sweetmeats + Garage Voice
4/26 PORTLAND, OR @ Holocene w/ And And And + Grandparents
4/27 ASTORIA, OR @ Hazel’s Tavern w/ The Holiday Friends
4/28 BELLINGHAM, WA @ The Old Foundry w/ Seacats + The Royal Sea + Specters
5/4 KETCHUM, ID @ Whiskey Jacques w/ Atomic Mama
5/5 POCATELLO, ID @ Flipside Lounge w/ Atomic Mama

Finn Riggins -- Benchwarmers NW Tour screenprint poster by Credenda Studios

SXSW 2012 Tour Dates \\ Treefort Music Fest \\ Benchwarmers EP

March is upon us, and it’s gonna be a wild wild one. Incredibly excited to hit the road for a couple weeks and then come home to the inaugural Treefort Music Fest right here in Boise March 22nd – 25th. If you’re not privy to this rad new multi-venue emerging artists festival, highly encourage you do some research here.

We leave on Tuesday to return to SXSW in Austin, TX — this time bringing a bunch of other Idaho bands with us! Couldn’t be more excited about the Idaho delegation at SXSW this year. There’s a full on Official SXSW Boise Music Showcase and then our buddies TEENS are also playing the festival on a separate showcase. We have several shows on the way that we’re pumped about as well — including an appearance at another festival in Texas called 35 Denton in Denton, TX and stops in Colorado, Louisiana and Arkansas too. Playing with some really incredible bands along the way and very excited to see a bunch of old friends! We just added a stop in Amarillo, TX on Friday 3/9 and have added some more SXSW day parties during our stay in Austin. Check out the full list of shows below.

April and May dates to be announced very soon! Our new Benchwarmers EP will be released by Tender Loving Empire on April 21st aka Record Store Day — a yearly celebration of independent record stores that our awesome hometown store The Record Exchange here in Boise plays a large role in and throws quite the celebration. Excited to be a part of it for the second year in a row.

Some initial press love for the EP:
Nylon Magazine
My Old Kentucky Blog

Spring 2012 SXSW Tour Dates

3/7 DENVER, CO @ Hi-Dive w/ Reptar
3/8 FORT COLLINS, CO @ The Idaho House w/ Happy Family + Solterra
3/9 AMARILLO, TX @ The 806
3/10 DENTON, TX @ 35 DentonFestival at Mellow Mushroom w/ American Royalty + Night Beats + Comanche
3/11 SHREVEPORT, LA @ Media Star Entertainment Hall w/ Maps & Atlases + Radiation City + Aan + Dead Zebra
3/12 FAYETTEVILLE, AR @ JR’s Lightbulb Club w/ Mercies + Presto Bando
3/13 – 3/17 AUSTIN, TX @ SXSW
3/14 SXSW @ AS Built & Valhalla Showcase at Agave (1:30pm set)
3/14 SXSW @ Official SXSW Boise Music Showcase at IFC Crossroads House at Club Vice (10pm set) w/ Built To Spill + Youth Lagoon + Brett Netson Band + Le Fleur + Hillfolk Noir + DJ Matt Jones
3/15 SXSW @ Native Ent. Food Cart Food Court Showcase at 75 Rainey (2pm set)
3/15 SXSW @ Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Showcase at Molotov Lounge (5:15pm set)
3/22 BOISE, ID @ Neurolux forTreefort Music Fest w/ Delicate Steve + Janka Nabay + Woodsman + Dustin Wong

Official SXSW Boise Music Showcase

Wednesday, March 14th @ IFC Crossroads House at Club Vice (302 E 6th St) at 5pm

NYE 2012 // BENCHWARMERS // Treefort Music Fest

Just wanted to wish y’all a happy holiday season and merry christmas.  Finn Riggins will be recording some songs next week for a micro release this spring, more details coming soon. We’re also playing two shows to wrap up 2011:

Friday, December 30th at Neurolux here in Boise with our reunited friends IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOUNTAIN (so pumped for this!!) and newer locals FOUNTAINS. more details for this show HERE — this show will be hotttt.

Then we’ll be ringing in the New Year up in Hailey with the wild wild FRESSHIES crew. Get your tickets in advance at Fresshies in downtown Hailey or contact us via the contact page to reserve your spot — very limited space!

Here’s one of our new songs — BENCHWARMERS — written and recorded for a collaboration with animator Jason Sievers and modern dance troupe Trey McIntyre Project.

or download/stream the song here:
Finn Riggins – BENCHWARMERS by Finn Riggins

Lots of exciting things in the works for 2012!    Especially in March when we’ll be heading back to SXSW in Austin with a bunch of other Boise bands (Built To Spill, Youth Lagoon, Le Fleur, Brett Netson Band, Hillfolk Noir, TEENS and more) as well as helping to host a big festival here in Boise.  If you’re not already familiar with TREEFORT MUSIC FEST, we highly recommend you get in the loop because it’s shaping up to be 4 incredible days of music right here in the capitol city of Idaho.