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Mom and Dad are still doing well, in their own way, I guess. Tomorrow is Saturday, maybe I’ll call and see how they are doing.
I was going to call you, but your number is nowunlisted. Everything okay, _________? Guess that’s why I’m writing this letter.
We just got back from the West Coast, saw a ton of old friends and met a whole bunch more. You were right, _______, sometimes you need to leave the comfort of your head to find out exactly what everything means. Turns out, everything means a lot to me, like that bike you let me borrow all these years ago. The Huffy that was too heavy for you, the one that squeaked when you rode it. It was the only way to know if you were coming or going.
In Pittsburgh we received copies of the LP. It was weird holding it for the first time, like a phantom limb being reconnected.
Chicago we played a house show, the last one before the house members dispersed and went their separate ways, everyone was in good spirits and they danced along in a way people do when no one else is looking (the truest form of expression, unbridled and free).
Camped in the Bad Lands, under dyer conditions, but we kept our spirits high surviving sideways snow and freezing conditions.
In Seattle, saw some old friends, remember Tracey? She fed us microwavable pizza at 3am and made us breakfast, she even let me have a sleeping bag.
California was mind altering in more ways than one…won’t bore you with all that. Maybe we can meet for a beer or sandwich some time in the near future? These kinds of stories are always best told in person, over excited and disconnected.
I’ve included some tour dates below, in case you find yourself forgiving me for all those drunk nights and angry texts…you always said I needed to get my shit together.
June 13th: Richmond, VA
July 25th: House Show, CT
July 26th: Dover, NH
MB & the Movies
April 25th @ Mr. Roboto Project w/ SRVVLST, Rozwell Kid, Neighbors and Yes Yes 1000x Yes
April 26th @ Arby’s (Last Show) w/ The Hot Bagels and More
April 29th @ The Black Lodge
April 30th @ The Northern
May 1st @ The Laughing Horse Collective
May 2nd @ The Yellow Room w/ Pigeon Island
May 3rd @ Thee Parkside w/ Big Kids, Jason Clackely and Joyride
May 4th @ TBA w/ Big Kids and Acid Fast
May 5th @ Almost Holden Collective
May 6th @ Che Cafe
May 8th @ Sound Pony Happy Hour Showcase
What is up, Internet?! It has been too long since we last talked, but like an old friend, come and see us again…
We’ve had some things in the works since the last time we met up. Most important of which was finding a home for Nothing Works on vinyl, which we are stoked to say has happened!
The Michigan label, Major Bear Records, will be handling the release which will be limited to a first run of 300 copies. If you get your order in now, you can grab the super limited Cyan Blue colored vinyl…and if you act quickly, you might be able to get the awesome Koozie package!
As our buddy, Nick Tazza, likes to say: “FAT CITY!“
Next on the docket?
We will be teaming up with our buds in Pachangacha, on a split 7″ this Fall! That’s right, the warped minds that brought you WEIRDHEAD …
As I type this I am receiving a text based message of a picture of Bryce on the pooper…how could this possibly be a bad idea?!
Our two songs were recorded up in NYC at Rubber Tracks Studios and came with a free pair of shoes…FREE SHOES! The songs also include guest appearances from Mimi Gallagher (of NONA) and Chris Diehm (of 1994!), two bands and people we enjoy most throughly! We are working with Major Bear Records, Songs From the Road Records and Messy Life Records on this release and can’t wait till we can get it on your turntable!
Last but not least…shows…what about shows?
We have two confirmed rock shows to announce (there are more in the infancy stages):
FEBRUARY 16th Upstairs KFN w/ Junior Astronomers, It Looks Sad. and Brown Rainbow (8pm, $5, 21+)
MARCH 1st Cedar Point Bar and Grill Mardi Gras Free Block Party w/ NONA, The Ambulers and Lara and Joe (2pm-6pm, free, all ages)
On the tour front,well,we are locking down something really awesome for this spring…it involves a release show in Steeler City, a major hang with our dudes in Rozwell Kid and a long hard soak in the Pacific Ocean. Stay tuned for more information in the coming months!
Till we meet again, remember, be excellent to one another…
Listen up ya Jambroni’s, looks like we are heading back out on the road! This time we will be supporting our new album “Nothing Works“!
If you know us, you know we have been working on this album for quiet a long time…slaving away, working hard, to bring you a new level of power pop…grab a copy to see if we succeeded!
If you are in doubt, check out these early reviews:
We will have cassettes via Be Happy Records and CD‘s imported fresh from Japan via Waterslide Records. You can purchase said album using currency you make via [insert job name here] at any of these shows:
2/8: Baltimore w/Pachangacha and Rozwell Kid (Club K)
12/9: Harrisonburg w/Pachangacha (Blue Nile)
12/10: Philadelphia w/Pachangacha, Kite Party and Manors (Boot and Saddle)
12/11: Mont Claire w/Pachangacha (The Bat Cave)
12/12: Long Island w/Pachangacha (Dong Island)
12/13: NYC w/Sycamore (Ho_se)
12/14: Bard U w/Sycamore (Root Cellar)
12/15: New Britain CT w/Sycamore (The Bubble Bowl)
CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER “NOTHING WORKS”
STREAM FIRST SINGLE “SINK OR SWIM” HERE!
Here are two videos from our last show of the May tour with Holy Death! HOLY SHIT, WE ROCK!!!
A very important thank you has to be passed to the film maker, Emmanuel Villanueva Cruz II, who not only took a ton of awesome pictures but also put together these two videos!
Without any further ado, please enjoy the songs! The first is a tune from our pending full length “Nothing Works” and the second is a brand new!!!
She’s Crying in the Mirror
We made it home after another short tour! The only issues we had the whole way was a very heated argument over how the opening riff to “No One Else” goes, weither or not Steely Dan is a valid form of music (which opened up a new segment of tour we like to call “Dad’s on Dan“) and a very drunk night in Lowell that led to a viewing of The Shining that lasted all night/next day thanks to a endless loop DVD player.
Looks like we are done for the summer when the road is concerned. We have a show coming up on July 2nd at the Barbary in Philadelphia, but no road plans.
This doesn’t mean we won’t be busy. Lots of things needing focusing on including finishing up the much delayed “Nothing Works” LP, weeding through demos in NH for the follow up album, and planning a couple weekends in September with a bunch of bands that mean the world to us!
There are some amazing newly released music from bands you should be listening to this summer as you burn yourself out on the “much anticipated/pitchfork worshipped” major releases…
Check out these bands:
Now, that’s all we’ll give you, go out and find some on your own…damnit! Also, if you have music you would like us to hear that you think is most excellent, feel free to email us at email@example.com or simply put a link on our guest book!
Remember, any good art is a two sided conversation, so, don’t sit there with your head on your desk…raise your god damn hand!
See you all very soon!