I just wanted to let you know that 2016 is going to be a big year for us. We've got a few great things planned for this year that will reveal themselves to you all overtime.
But for right now, Happy New Year! I hope 2016 is great for you as well. We're starting off the year hard with a 7 week tour heading all over the country, and hitting Louisiana and Colorado for the first time! Woo! All our tour dates are right here.
See you on that road.
Thank you for liking our band. Thank you for coming to shows. Thank you for listening to our music. Thank you for enjoying our paintings. Thank you for telling us your own stories. Thank you for speaking with us before and after concerts. Thank you for sharing your art with us. Thank you for wanting to stay in touch with what we're doing. Thank you for sharing what we do with people you know. Thank you for believing we are worth you time. Thank you for being a kind person to us. Thank you for accepting us as who we are. Thank you for writing us messages of how you've enjoyed what we do. Thank you for coming out to a show for a second or third time. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
I feel an enormous amount of humility, thankfulness, love, and gratitude this morning towards you all for supporting what we do. Just wanted to share it with you all. Thank you.
(I posted this on FB this morning, but figured it needed to be posted here as well. Take love)
Hey folks, so we play with a lot of bands that are criminally unknown. We know more than anyone how tough it is to get people to listen to your music. So in an effort to help share the love, about once a month or so, I'm going to write a post about a band we love and think you should listen to.
First up: Leroy Townes. Head to the article and give a read/listen. Or click the tab to your upper right.
I hope you enjoy. Music is such a pleasure to play and share.
I hope you're all enjoying the nice autumn weather. Elizabeth and I are cold weather people, so we're loving it. Plus, "Tin" is sort of a cold weather album (in my mind) so I hope that's soundtracking your fall nicely.
Anyway, we have a bunch of shows happening all over New England for the rest of the year, so check our tour dates page for the details on those.
Also, Elizabeth has been hard at working getting her Etsy shop together. I highly HIGHLY recommend you check it out. There you can get paintings, socks, and prints (among other trinkets)....all of which would be perfect as a gift for someone for the upcoming holiday season. Plus, you'd get that wonderful satisfaction that your money is going directly to the lil' local folks.
Thanks everyone! Stay warm and Happy Halloween!
So last night, on Sept. 27 2015, we played in Mac's Bar in Lansing, MI. It was our 500th show! I must admit, that sounds more impressive than it feels. We kind of feel like we still just started, but 500 sure is a lot of paintings. I recommend you head to our facebook page to flip through some of them and see how far we've come.
But for now, I'll just say: Hooray! 500 shows! Here's to 5000 more. *clink*
So the wonderful Brad Bensko (who produced the record) and I sat down together and made a couple podcasts about how we made "Tin". If you'd like to get deep into the nuts and bolts of the new album, click here and take a listen.
I recommend saving it for a long drive or something. Hope you enjoy.
We are excited.
So "Tin" is now out in the wild and garnering it's own identity in the minds of the public. It is no longer in our control. We strongly encourage you to go get a copy for yourself. Here's are some of the main spots:
So you use some other digital music outlet/store? Chances are that "Tin" is also available there as well.
Or you can just come get a copy from us directly at a show, of which many are happening soon.
Enjoy the record. See you on the road.
So on September 8, the day that "Tin" is fully released into the world, we're going to be having a listening party at the Telegraph Record Store in New London, CT at 6 PM! So if you want to BYOB, a couple friends, and come listen to a record with a bunch of fellow strangers/PV fans, then do so! We'll have copies of the album available as well.
The Telegraph is actually the brick and mortar home base of our record label "Telegraph Recording Co." It's an honor that we've been able to put out our last few records with those good people. We have many other fantastic label mates, including Daphne Lee Martin, Violent Mae, Elison Jackson, among many other future greats.
Elizabeth is sadly up in Canada right now on business, so she won't be there, but I (Eric) shall be. So come keep me company and listen to our new art.
Happy Birthday Elizabeth! You are my favorite human being.
I recommend you go to her art page and give her some birthday love.
Less importantly, you can now pre-order "Tin" from our bandcamp page! AND you can hear the first 3 songs. If you preorder anything, you'll even be able to DOWNLOAD those first three songs right now! Sweet! Go do that please! Once Sept. 8 comes, you'll get the whole album.
New album. New tour. New sound. New fashion. New paintings.
Please come see us. Here's where we'll be in the coming months:
Aug. 21 - Oakville, CT - Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes 8 PM
Aug. 22 - New London, CT - Gramma Dot's House 8 PM
SEPTEMBER 8 2015 - OUR NEW ALBUM "TIN" IS RELEASED
Sept. 17 - Hamden, CT - Kurt and Nicole's house 7 PM - HOUSE SHOW
Sept. 18 - Westfield, MA - Mariah's house 8 PM - HOUSE SHOW
Sept. 19 - Lancaster, PA - Other Room Theatre at Franklin & Marshall College 8 PM
Sept. 20 - Selinsgrove, PA - Hidden Oasis Hookah Lounge 8 PM
Sept. 21 - Bryn Mawr, PA - Omar's Hookah Cafe
Sept. 22 - York, PA - Sign of the Wagon HOUSE SHOW
Sept. 23 - Lock Haven, PA - Avenue 209 7 PM
Sept. 25 - California, PA - Cook and Maid HOUSE SHOW
Sept. 26 - Cleveland, OH - Elizabeth and Travis' house 8 PM HOUSE SHOW
Sept. 27 - Lansing, MI - Mac's Bar
Sept. 28 - Detroit, MI - PJ's Lager House
Sept. 30 - Chesterton, IN - Red Cup Cafe 6 PM
Oct. 5 - Blacksburg, VA - XYZ Gallery 7:30 PM SORT OF HOUSE SHOW
Oct. 6 - Decatur, AL - Leonard Nimoy Center 8 PM
Oct. 7 - Nashville, TN - Ford's house 8 PM HOUSE SHOW
Oct. 8 - Columbia, TN - Jaryn and Nic's house HOUSE SHOW
Oct. 9 - Murfreesboro, TN - Two Tone Art Gallery 8 PM
Oct. 10 - Greenville, SC - Radio Room 9:30 PM
Oct. 11 - Asheboro, NC - Josh's house 8 PM HOUSE SHOW
Oct. 12 - Appomattox, VA - Baine's Books and Coffee 6:30 PM
Oct. 13 - Roanoke, VA - Ryan's house HOUSE SHOW
Oct. 14 - McLean, VA - Elizabeth's house HOUSE SHOW
Oct. 15 - Baltimore, MD - Boxelder's house HOUSE SHOW
Oct. 16 - Middletown, NY - The Elephant Graveyard 7 PM HOUSE SHOW
Oct. 17 - Danbury, CT - Kate and April's house 8 PM HOUSE SHOW
Oct. 28 - Cantebury, CT - Erica's house HOUSE SHOW
Oct. 29 - New London, CT - The Oasis Pub 9 PM
Nov. 5 - Burlington, VT - Jacky and Scott's house HOUSE SHOW
Nov. 6 - Burlington, VT - Radio Bean 8:30 PM
Nov. 7 - Middlesex, VT - Tara's house HOUSE SHOW
Nov. 21 - Buffalo, NY - House of College Friends HOUSE SHOW
Nov. 22 - Rochester, NY - Abigail's Neighbor's HOUSE SHOW
We'll announce the addresses for all the house shows very soon. For right now, mark you calendar. See you soon!
"Run" is the first track from "Tin" and, we believe, opens up the album well. We're really proud about how it all came out, and I hope this music video makes you feel slightly uncomfortable for reasons you can't quite articulate. Enjoy!
Music videos.......song releases.......podcasts.......
TIN IS COMING
Short update today: I just posted a bunch of tour dates for the summer. We may add a few more yet, but we're taking a bit of a rest from the big tours, gearing up for a lot of those come the fall/winter/spring in support of "Tin", which will get released in September.
But for now, go check out our tour dates and see if we're coming near you! If we are, please come.
The tour is finished, you guys.
That was a fantastic tour.
We're exhausted, but also excited.
Taking a sort of break, just playing mostly Northeastern shows for the summer.
Then we'll release "Tin", our 4th album.
And THEN, we'll hit the road endlessly again.
Life is wonderful. Thank you all.
I'm writing to you from Butte, MT where we're playing at the Venus Rising Espresso House in just a few hours. This tour has been absolutely wonderful. Thank you to everyone who has come to see us, purposefully or accidentally. We've been feeling so blessed by all of you. It seems like nearly every night is a new adventure, which is the best kind of tour to have. We're going to see Yellowstone over this Easter weekend. Celebrate the holiday in what may be the closest to "God's country" as we could ever get. Elizabeth has never seen a Buffalo, so she is more than excited for the herds.
"Tin" is currently being mastered, and we'll send it off to the presses before the end of the month. With the long turn around on vinyl, hopefully we'll get them back by for an August release, but September at the latest. We always seems to release albums in the fall. Weird. Elizabeth has been telling me that she thinks this new album is our best yet, and most unique. Hopefully the first in a long line of albums that fit those descriptions.
Here's a pic of us at the Grand Canyon a few weeks ago. I recommend all of you go on tour sometime in your life, if nothing else than just to see all the crazy landscapes, ecosystems, climates, and natural beauty this country has to offer.
We still have a few weeks to go until we get back home, so check out our tour dates if you live in a northern state between MT and CT, and we'll probably be coming near you. Thanks again everyone!
So we played at Two Tone Art Gallery in Murfreesboro, TN a few weeks ago, and the wonderful man/fan/friend Matt Marson asked if he could film the performance. Then asked if Elizabeth could wear a camera on her head. We of course said yes, and he made this fantastic video of the entire show. We never had any ideas for a "Death Anxiety" music video, so this one will pretty much be it as far as we're concerned. Thank you so much, Matt!
Matt does lots of fantastic videography work. Check his stuff out here!
And we're off! Today marks the start of our tour across the nation! Come out and see us!
February 18 - New London, CT - The Telegraph 7 PM
February 19 - Mansfield, PA - Mansfield University at The Hut 9 PM
February 20 - Binghamton, NY - Cyber Cafe West 9 PM
February 21 - Bryn Mawr, PA - Omar's Hookah Cafe 7 PM
February 22 - Lancaster, PA - The Other Theater at F&M College 8:30 PM
February 23 - Baltimore, MD - Sidebar 9 PM
February 24 - Norfolk, VA - Borjo's Coffehouse 7 PM
February 25 - Appomattox. VA - Baine's Books 6 PM
February 26 - Roanoke, VA - The Bazaar 8 PM
February 27 - Roanoke, VA - The Rat at Hollins University 8 PM
February 28 - Blacksburg, VA - XYZ Gallery 7 PM
March 1 - Greenville, SC - Radio Room 9 PM
March 3 - Murfreesboro, TN - Two Tone Art Gallery
March 4 - Decatur, AL - The Leonard Nimoy Center 7PM (message us for address)
March 5 - Cleveland, MS - Hey Joe's 10 PM
March 6 - Little Rock, AR - (message us for address)
March 7 - Providence Village, TX - Derrick and Nicole's House 8 PM (message us for address)
March 8 - Fort Worth, TX - Fairmount Community Library
March 9 - Denton, TX - J and J's Pizza 8 PM
March 10 - Norman, OK - Dope Chapel 8 PM
March 11 - Albuquerque, NM - The Tannex
March 12 - Santa Fe, NM - Duel Brewing 7 PM
March 13 - Flagstaff, AZ - The Hive 7:30 PM
March 14 - Pheonix, AZ - The Trunk Space 7 PM
March 16 - Morro Bay, CA - Otter Rock Cafe 6 PM
March 17 - Nevada City, CA - The Old 5 Mile House 6 PM
March 18 - Fresno, CA - Full Circle Brewing 8 PM
March 19 - North Hollywood, CA - Republic of Pie 6 PM
March 20 - Berkeley, CA - Garden Shows 7 PM
March 21 - Roseville, CA - Beatnik Books 7 PM
March 22 - Napa, CA - Living Vine Church 7 PM
March 24 - Cottage Grove, OR - Axe & Fiddle 8:30 PM
March 25 - Portland, OR - The Tardis Room 9 PM
March 26 - Olympia, WA - Deadbeat Records 8 PM
March 27 - Tacoma, WA - House show 8 PM (email us for address)
March 28 - Bellingham, WA - Alternative Library
April 1 - Spokane, WA - Checkerboard Bar 8 PM
April 2 - TBA
April 3 - Butte, MO - Venus Rising Espresso House
April 6 - Minot, ND - Pangea House 7:30 PM
April 7 - Aberdeen, SD - Red Rooster Coffee House 6:30 PM
April 8 - TBA April 9 - La Crosse, WI - The Root Note 9:30 PM
April 10 - Chicago, IL - Everyone's Coffee at JPUSA
April 12 - Chesterton, IN - Church gig TBA
April 13 - Chesterton, IN - Red Cup 6 PM
April 14 - TBA April 15 - TBA
April 16 - Cincinnati, OH - The Rake's End
April 17 - California, PA - Cook and Maid
April 18 - Lock Haven, PA - Avenue 209 7 PM
Lastly, our Kickstarter is only two days away from completion! If you haven't backed it yet, go check it out!
See you on the road.
Hey everyone, I don't really know what to say other than we are incredibly proud of this un-finished, un-mastered song. We just wanted to share it.
We're getting close to the end of the KS campaign as well as the end of the funding! We're so close! If you love the song, please help back the project and spread it around!
We've got some great videos for you that we've uploaded recently. First is a new little series we're starting to help promote the Kickstarter campaign for "Tin" (which if you haven't backed yet, you totally should). It's called "Puppet Vinyl" and is better seen than described:
Secondly, Elizabeth hand-animated over 250 pieces for a 1 minute video for the tiny Death Anxiety nugget "The Buttercup (Little Tea Leaf)". It's our first fully animated video, and looks wonderful:
Ladies and gentlemen, it is with a wide smile we announce our 4th upcoming album "Tin". Check out this cover art (by Elizabeth, of course):
We are beyond excited about this. We're currently in the studio working on it now, and we're hoping we can help rally you guys to help us fund it. We've launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise money for recording and vinyl duplication. This will be the first Pocket Vinyl album to appear on a 12" record (hopefully).
One of the rewards is an exclusive, hand screen-printed t-shirt. Which I think you'll agree will look great in your mirror selfies:
The image to the left is how it will look normally, and the image to the right is for when you look dashing in a mirror.
Thank you all for your support over the last 4.5 years, and we hope you'll continue to journey with us for the next 40. Cheers!