Vera June is almost a year old! Which, of course, means she can carry her own weight now and mom and dad have an excess of free time again… Thus, Finn Riggins fired up the engines in August and we have been rehearsing and writing AND we’ve added a BASS PLAYER. Yes, the time has finally come for more low end. Finn Riggins is now a quartet! Our good friend Travis Ward (Hillfolk Noir, Junkyard Bandstand, Doug Martsch Trio, basketball buddy, chronic Ranch Fester, neighbor) has jumped on the Finn Riggins train and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Come welcome him to the team at one of the handful of Fall shows we’re playing in the region.
Soooo… we’ve been sitting on some awesome news that we finally get to share with you… Our resident rock goddess, guitar slayer, the one and only Lisa Simpson is with child. Yes yes! Lisa and Gilbert are pregnant and having their first child, which we’re collectively all besides ourselves with excitement and curiosity. Baby is due in November.
What does this mean for Finn Riggins as a band? It means that we are going to take the longest break from live shows we’ve taken since starting the band in August of 2006. We’re going to use the opportunity to settle in to the practice space and the studio and finish and write and record a new album. It’s a phase we’re very much looking forward to. But as you all know, we love the road and love playing live and hanging out with all of you. So we’ve booked a series of shows in nearby places to celebrate with y’all. Our last show before the baby break will be sometime mid-July, so come see us before then if you can. Most of the dates are posted below, there will be a couple more additions soon.
Also, RANCH FEST is almost here and it’s going to be the best yet. Lineup this year is amazing and the weather will be outstanding. Some new bands to the Ranch this year include Portland psychedelia masterminds Eternal Tapestry, Bay Area electronic/psych project Mwahaha, and one of our favorite bands as of late, the amazing AU. Many more great additions this year and plenty of the classic Ranch favorites (Tartufi, Hillfolk Noir, Le Fleur, Holiday Friends, etc) — see the full lineup over on the Ranch Fest facebook page. If you plan on coming, please RSVP via the RSVP link which will also help get you dialed in to all the details.
FINN RIGGINS BABY PARTY TOUR
5/9 MOSCOW, ID @ John’s Alley w/ The Dirty Moogs + The Kitchen
5/10 CLARKSTON, WA @ Hogan’s Pub w/ The Dirty Moogs + Astronaut and the Trees
5/11 MISSOULA, MT @ The Palace Lounge w/ The Dirty Moogs + BOYS
5/24 & 5/25 TUMBLEWEEDS, ID @ Ranch Fest 2013
6/6 PORTLAND, OR @ Doug Fir w/ The Cabin Project + Genders
6/7 HOOD RIVER, OR @ Cebu Lounge w/ Voodoo Voltage
6/26 BOISE, ID @ Alive After Five w/ Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside
7/12 LA GRANDE, OR @ KEOL Fest
7/13 SPOKANE, WA @ KYRS Music Fest w/ Menomena + Cathedral Pearls + more
Been an incredible Summer so far! Amazing time in California in early July, and now on a series of regional festivals. The UMS last weekend in Denver was awesome once again. And very thankful for all the great bands we’ve been playing with as of late. Most of the rest of our Summer shows are in Idaho and Wyoming, but there will be some more NW dates announced soon for the Fall. However, most of the Fall will be dedicated to writing and recording a new album. Full remaining Summer dates below.
Our buddy Joseph Von Stengel out in NY sent us this incredible 8 bit animation for Big News off of our recent Benchwarmers EP. Surprised us with it last week. We were floored. Very excited to share it with y’all. Welcome to Finn Riggins the video game
we’ll be releasing a brand new EP on 10″ colored vinyl for Record Store Day (April 21st) on Tender Loving Empire. more details on this very soon. super excited. in the meantime, here are our Spring 2012 Tour Dates as they currently stand:
2/23 MOSCOW, ID @ John’s Alley w/ Shades
2/24 SPOKANE, WA @ The Porch w/ The Perennials (album release) + House of Ghosts + Cathedral Pearls + Shades
2/25 LA GRANDE, OR @ TBA w/ Shades
2/28 CALDWELL, ID @ The Manor w/ Chapter 24 + Art Fad + First Borns
3/7 DENVER, CO @ Hi-Dive w/ Reptar
3/8 FORT COLLINS, CO @ The Idaho House
3/10 DENTON, TX @ 35 Denton
3/11 SHREVEPORT, LA @ Media Star Entertainment Hall w/ Maps & Atlases + Radiation City + Aan
3/13 – 3/18 AUSTIN, TX @ SXSW
3/22 BOISE, ID @ Neurolux forTreefort Music Fest w/ Delicate Steve + Janka Nabay + Woodsman + Dustin Wong
more dates to be announced soon! and more details on our SXSW appearances soon as well.
2012 is shaping up to be a great year.
lots of rocknrollin at the ‘ol homestead right now. recording on the nearing horizon. we’ve all been loving being home and in the midst of the stellar vibes of the Boise scene // hard to beat Idaho vibes. lots of excitement in the air. it’s energizing. and the jamz are hottt
we have a few regional shows this fall while we finish up work on a new recording. pumped for all of these.