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October 2014 Mini-Tour + New member!

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.

Oct 16th Moscow, ID @ University Of Idaho — Homecoming Celebration at the Commons w/ Holiday Friends
Oct 17th Moscow, ID @ John’s Alley Tavern w/ Holiday Friends
Oct 18th La Grande, OR @ Big Green Barn w/ Test Audiences
Oct 24th Boise, ID @ Neurolux w/ Thick Business and Transistor Send

Check out posters by Photogrammar for Moscow and Boise shows

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10-24-14 boise

Boise 150 + KEOL Fest + KYRS Music Fest + final show before baby baby break August 1st

lisa shredsIf you’re tuning in late, refer to the previous post about Lisa being pregnant and Finn Riggins taking a baby baby break after a few more shows this summer… Well, we now know that Lisa will be having a girl! Very very very very very very excited. XOXOXOXOXOXOXO

All the shows so far this Summer, Ranch Fest, etc have been incredible and so much fun — been great seeing you all! We have just a handful left, and we will be playing our final show before this indefinite baby baby break on August 1st — exactly 7 years since we packed up from Moscow, Idaho and moved to Hailey and started this whole Finn Riggins journey of endless tours around the country, 1000+ shows and countless amazing adventures with all of you. We are incredibly grateful for all of the support and good times over the years. As of now, a little unknown what the future holds for this band, but we’re all embracing a future with it and the intention is to write and record an album in our downtime, most likely inspired to some degree by the new spark we will soon birth into this world.ranch fest april pope mantha

We’re playing this Sunday (July 7th) in Boise at Julia Davis Park as part of a big Boise 150 celebration as this great city is now 150 years old. Honored to be included in the festivities and we’ll be rocking the bandshell at 1pm, right before the Mayor speaks — opening for the Mayor! After that, we’re playing two college/community radio festivals next weekend. July 12th KEOL Fest in La Grande and July 13th KYRS Music Fest in Spokane. Then our final show will be at Neurolux in Boise on August 1st. For the occasion we’ve coerced our longtime friend, conspirator and fellow instigator of good times and wild ideas — the legendary JARED MEES — to come out and play this show with us. It’ll make for a fantastically wild evening no doubt. Plus our good friend LIONSWEB will open the show and Tyler Walker will be doing projections.

We can’t think of a better way to go out — with all of our homeys here in Boise — and invite you all to join us for this last hurrah before the beginning of a new chapter in the adventures of Finn Riggins.

7/7 BOISE, ID @ Julia Davis Park for Boise 150 Sesqui-party — FR @ 1pm
7/12 LA GRANDE, OR @ KEOL Fest w/ Wooden Indian Burial Ground + Mike Surber
7/13 SPOKANE, WA @ KYRS Music Fest w/ Menomena + Cathedral Pearls + more
8/1 BOISE, ID @ Neurolux w/ Jared Mees + Lionsweb

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NW Tour with BUILT TO SPILL in February

All kinds of magic in the air these days. NW buddies, come hang out with us the first week or so in February. Hopefully, you already have tickets because many of these are already SOLD OUT. Get tix where you can.

FEB 2013 NW Tour

FEB 5th VICTORIA, BC @ Sugar NightClub #
FEB 6th VANCOUVER, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre #
FEB 7th SEATTLE, WA @ Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater w/ The Pharmacy + Roaming Herds of Buffalo
FEB 8th PULLMAN, WA @ The Belltower #%
FEB 9th SPOKANE, WA @ Bing Crosby Theater #%
FEB 10th LA GRANDE, OR @ Big Green Barn (email us for more info) #
FEB 11th BOISE, ID @ Neurolux #^ SOLD OUT
MAR 1st LA GRANDE, OR @ Eastern Oregon Film Festival

# w/ Built To Spill
% w/ Aan

poster for 2/11 Boise show by Julia Green

SPRING 2012 TOUR DATES // new vinyl EP!

photo by Tyler Kohlhoff at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC

Hey Team!
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.


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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

photo by Sam Guerrero

we have a few regional shows this fall while we finish up work on a new recording. pumped for all of these.

10/21/11 LA GRANDE, OR @ Eastern Oregon Film Festival
10/27/11 BOISE, ID @ Neurolux w/ Mr. Gnome >>>> more details
11/3/11 PORTLAND, OR @ Holocene w/ Radiation City + Brainstorm + more (TLE Comp Release Party)
11/5/11 MOSCOW, ID @ John’s Alley w/ Boy Eats Drum Machine

let’s hang out soon.


photo by Bobby McHugh