Big thanks to everyone that made it out to the Radio Boise Tour PRE Fat Block Party on Friday in downtown Boise. Ended up being a really incredible party and lots of money was raised for Radio Boise! Great volunteer help and all kinds of community support made for a great event and a start of a new tradition.
It’s been a great summer all around and it’s been a huge pleasure to see each and everyone of you at the shows all over the West! We’ve got one more string of summer shows this week with some of our bestest band buddies ever and one of the greatest bands of our generation — TARTUFI. If you don’t know Tartufi yet, this is a nice introduction — blowing minds.
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!
just spent a couple of epic days amongst the wildlands and national parks of northern arizona and southern utah after an epic Halloween night in Las Cruces, NM. been a great couple of days on top of a great tour already. lots of photos have been taken, not so many uploaded just yet. soon enough though… hung out at the Grand Canyon on Monday for several hours, Cam and i did some climbing to dangle our legs over the edge into the abyss… ate some Navajo tacos… stared in awe at the massive dam holding Lake Powell into it’s place… watched the full moon rise up above it… ran around on dunes of the finest and smoothest sand i’ve ever felt (and it’s pink!) by the light of the full moon then built a campfire nearby and listened to the elk bugle and the coyotes howl all night as we slept outside in the brisk fall air, moon lighting the landscape damn near as bright as the day… woke up and drove scenic HWY 12 through Red Canyon and Bryce Canyon and Escalante and Boulder Mountain… and we haven’t seen a cloud in the sky in 5 days since Eugene 3 weeks ago… or so it seems… lots of reasons to love the road… but admittedly am excited to sleep in my own bed this sunday. but first, show in Salt Lake City tonight, then Logan tomorrow, Pocatello friday and Rexburg saturday. see you all soon. thanks for all the love and support