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new video! Fall NW tour dates

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.

A President, Pacifist, an Auto Restorer, Finn Riggins from Clam City on Vimeo.

9/14 BOISE, ID @ Hyde Park Street Fair (7pm – 7:45pm)
9/15 LA GRANDE, OR @ I Art LG Block Party
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

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

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.


new new new

been working hard on all kinds of new jams this fall. played some on our trip to Portland and Moscow back at the beginning of the month, have some more that we’ll have ready for our upcoming show here in Boise on SATURDAY DECEMBER 3rd — big Radio Boise party and fundraiser at the Empire Building (10th and Idaho) with our buddies Le Fleur, Atomic Mama, Storie Grubb & The Holy Wars, Run On Sentence (pdx) and Bonefish Sam & His Orchestra. for more info on this show click HERE

lots of exciting things in store for 2012. in the meantime, enjoy this new song that was released back at the beginning of the month on the new Tender Loving Empire compilation “Friends and Friends of Friends Vol. 4″. this song is called PARKOUR, it was written and recorded specifically for this compilation, many of you may have heard it this summer and fall at our shows. enjoy!
Finn Riggins – Parkour by Finn Riggins

we have another new song that will be unveiled in early December that was written and recorded for a collaboration with Jason Sievers and Trey McIntyre Project. stay tuned!

Happy Thanksgiving!