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.
Fall is here! Thanks for an incredible summer — so many great shows all over the West. We’re spending the Fall working on new material but we do have a few shows around the NW that we’ll be emerging from the laboratory for. Check the dates below. Show this Friday in Boise at Hyde Park Street Fair!
Also wanted to share this moving video done by a Boise friend about his family using our song A President, A Pacifist, An Auto Restorer. He submitted it to the 208 Music Video Showcase that happened last week here in Boise. Very cool.
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.
woke up at 4:30 am yesterday to brave some snowy snowy roads and hustle over to little Cove, OR between the Wallowa and Blue Mountains for a day of hanging with the kids at the K-12 Cove School. absolutely incredible time. long adventurous days in their halls and classrooms talking music and art and life on the road. what a fantastic group of kids. really inspiring day.
then got to cap it off with a show at one of our absolute most cherished venues in the country — The Crawlspace //// La Grande, OR. doesn’t happen too often any more. but the doors to this sacred place were once again opened for what turned out to be a brilliant gathering of La Grandians and some outliers /// dance party!! what a beautiful day and night! thanks to Mr. G, Mr. McBride, everyone at Cove School that made us feel so welcome, Austin and The Crawlspace and Waypoint crew, Sons of Guns, World’s Greatest Ghosts and everyone that made it out last night. the rest of the story is in pictures below. show tonight at Visual Arts Collective in Garden City to help raise awareness and funds for Radio Boise — on air in April!! 89.9FM in the Treasure Valley. can’t wait. then off to Sun Valley tomorrow to wrap up our February NW tour with World’s Greatest Ghosts at the infamous Whiskey Jacques.
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