Photo: Sarah Blumenthal
Well, we somehow defeated all odds and made it home in one piece. It became a joke how much shit we ate on this tour. Nevertheless we had a blast. The shows we made it to were incredible (sorry West Virginia and Altoona) and the people that helped us out in our multiple times of need have a special new nook deep in our heart. Of course we all know that the real adventure is overcoming the obstacles. And we had plenty. In the words of Travis Shettel, "Life is what happens while we're making plans".
If you missed the Hop Along record release show last Friday you fucked up. It was amazing despite the heavy rain and flooding coming up through the floor drain in the basement kitchen at the church (are we cursed or something?). Joe and I had a great time rocking along with our new favorite album like we were bouncing up and down in our bedrooms. We'll be playing in the band again this weekend in Pittsburgh and Cleveland. This might be your last chance to catch this limited time, self-described super-group so don't let it pass you by. Here are the details:
June 8th 8PM
222 Ormsby Ave.
Weapons of Mass Creation Fest
The Ground Is Lava
and lots more (wmcfest.com for info)
August will see us back on tour in the Mid-West and New England with our left coast buddies, Joyce Manor. If you're unfamiliar, say hello to your new favorite band. Here are the dates:
4 Chicago, IL @ Gnar Fest
5 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyamid Scheme
6 Ann Arbor, MI @ Launch Boardshop
7 Columbus, OH @ West Rich Art Space
8 Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class
9 Buffalo, NY @ Funeral Home
10 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
11 St. Catharines, ON @ Rise Above
12 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rosa
13 Burlington, VT @ 242 Main Street
14 Hamden, CT @ The Space
15 Cambridge, MA @ TT the Bears
16 Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron
17 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Finally, and I will never tire of announcing this, we will once again be joining hundreds of the worlds' punkest bands at Fest 11 in Gainesville, Florida this October. Thefestfl.com to watch the madness unfold.
See you soon!