Thursday, December 28, 2017

THANK YOU FOR 2017 // NEW ALBUM COMING IN 2018

Hello hello!
We've made a new album; a second album! We spent six days in the studio with Steve Albini at the end of November and beginning of this month. The experience was positive, singular, life-affirming, and quite productive. Electrical Audio is outrageously cool and we feel fortunate to have made some art there. Steve made the process so enjoyable and easy, we don't know how we ever worked without him.

The album will be released next year and we look forward to sharing it with you! We're working on making that happen right now. In the meantime, here are some photos from our sessions, and there are more where these came from.



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Earlier in the year, we released the JUNEBUG 7" and also had our song "Scuffle" included on the Resolution of Happiness compilation. If you haven't yet heard either of those bodies of work, check them out! They benefit the ACLU and Lambda Legal, respectively. We made videos for "Berlin" and "Scuffle," too. Fun projects all around. We also did a few tours within the U.S., all of which were fulfilling.

We'd like to thank you for making our 2017 such a purposeful year. To everyone who came out to the shows, bought music, watched the videos, shared the work with others, talked to us, hugged us, played shows with us, let us crash on your floors and couches, and simply just believed in the mission: we thank you.

May the new year bring us together again, and give us all opportunities to be of service to others.

Yours in friendship and PMA,
FC

Monday, October 23, 2017

NEW ALBUM WITH STEVE ALBINI!

Hey there,
We're excited to announce that we're making our next record with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio next month. 

Stay tuned for more updates!

See you all soon.
-FC
Photo by Zach Barocas

Friday, September 8, 2017

THANK YOU FOR DAVE TOUR VI!

We want to thank everyone who contributed to the success of #DAVETOURVI! Appreciation and thanks to the venues, promoters, friends, people who put us up, fed us, and all who came out to the shows. Special thanks to all of the bands we shared stages with!

We'll have more tour dates to share with you soon, as well as this year's Halloween single. Until then, thank you, and we send love and support to all impacted by Harvey, Irma, Jose, the fires, and the earthquake. Stay safe out there.

With respect and PMA,
FC
Photo by Zach Barocas

Friday, July 14, 2017

JULY AND AUGUST TOUR DATES // NEW VIDEO

Hello!
We're about to hit the road for a month and wanted to drop a line to let you know where we'll be. First, we're playing our only Nashville show of the summer with some touring friends of ours tomorrow night at the End. Please come out if you're in town! Then, on July 23rd, we're heading out for four weeks of shows that span the Southwest, West Coast, Mid-West, and then a little of the East Coast. We'll have copies of our new JUNEBUG 7" in hand, as well as CD copies of the Resolution of Happiness compilation! Our newest song can be found there among eighteen other tracks by rad bands and artists.

Speaking of our song, "Scuffle," we have a brand new video! It's our first one-shot video and we hope you enjoy it. It's below. Can't wait to see you all soon!

Yours in friendship and PMA,
FC



SHOWS
07/15/17 --- The End, Nashville TN
07/23/17 --- Soundpony, Tulsa OK
07/24/17 --- Three Links, Dallas TX
07/25/17 --- Gold Bar, San Antonio TX
07/28/17 --- The Green Room, Flagstaff AZ
07/29/17 --- Lost Leaf, Phoenix AZ
07/31/17 --- Blacklight District Lounge, Long Beach CA
08/02/17 --- Old Nick's, Eugene OR
08/03/17 --- Twilight, Portland OR
08/04/17 --- Woodland Theater, Seattle WA
08/05/17 --- The Shakedown, Bellingham WA
08/08/17 --- The Knockout, San Francisco CA
08/09/17 --- Annie O's, Santa Rosa CA
08/11/17 --- The Hi-Hat, Los Angeles CA
08/12/17 --- Double Down Saloon, Las Vegas NV
08/13/17 --- Seventh Circle Music Collective, Denver CO
08/14/17 --- MiniBar, Kansas City MO
08/15/17 --- Replay Lounge, Lawrence KS
08/18/17 --- The Well, Brooklyn NY

Monday, July 3, 2017

DAVE TOUR VI // JULY AND AUGUST TOUR DATES

Hello!
We're pleased announce the dates for #DAVETOURVI. More shows to be added. Follow us on Bandsintown to keep up! See you out there.

Yours in friendship and PMA,

FC
Photo by Bob Planck
SHOWS
07/23/17 --- Soundpony, Tulsa OK
07/24/17 --- Three Links, Dallas TX
07/25/17 --- Gold Bar, San Antonio TX
07/28/17 --- The Green Room, Flagstaff AZ
07/29/17 --- Lost Leaf, Phoenix AZ
07/31/17 --- Blacklight District Lounge, Long Beach CA
08/02/17 --- Old Nick's, Eugene OR
08/03/17 --- Twilight, Portland OR
08/04/17 --- Woodland Theater, Seattle WA
08/05/17 --- The Shakedown, Bellingham WA
08/08/17 --- The Knockout, San Francisco CA
08/11/17 --- The Hi-Hat, Los Angeles CA
08/12/17 --- Double Down Saloon, Las Vegas NV
08/13/17 --- Seventh Circle Music Collective, Denver CO
08/14/17 --- MiniBar, Kansas City MO
08/15/17 --- Replay Lounge, Lawrence KS
08/18/17 --- The Well, Brooklyn NY


Friday, June 23, 2017

RESOLUTION OF HAPPINESS // A RADICAL RESISTANCE COMPILATION

Today is the day! The Resolution of Happiness compilation is out! The nineteen song album can now be purchased on CD or as a digital download.

We're happy to be part of this effort of resistance and solidarity. Our song "Scuffle" is in good company, for sure. If you don't know about the comp, here are the details: B. From our band curated and released it on her label, Trimming The Shield Records (which has also released all of our music to date). The release 100% benefits Lambda Legal, an invaluable resource for the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS communities. The contributing bands are from all over the country - and there's even one artist in Berlin! The musical genres span Punk, Country, Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Post-Punk, Experimental, Indie . . . there is truly something for everyone!

The cover art was done by illustrator Karen Mooney (@moongerm) in Chicago, the graphic layout was done by Veronica Leto (@eveyinorbit) and Buick. The mastering was done by Alex McCollough at True East Mastering in Nashville. 

Please go support this labor of love and intention. Happy Pride!

Yours in friendship and PMA,
FC

Saturday, June 10, 2017

JUNE TOUR DATES AND A NEW SONG!

Hey, all!
We're headed out to play some shows this month and want to let you know where we'll be. We're doing seven shows between the Midwest and the East coast and have some rad experiences lined up. We get to play two shows with Bright Christ, the new punk duo by Stephen Shodin and Zach Barocas (two-thirds of BELLS≥), we get to play Third Man Records in Detroit, and we get to see some people we love at every stop. We'll have copies of our new JUNEBUG 7" with us, too. Come say hi to us if we're coming to a rock show near you!

Then, on June 23rd, the Resolution of Happiness compilation comes out on Trimming The Shield Records, and we have a brand new song called "Scuffle" on it! The comp will 100% benefit Lambda Legal, so be sure to get a CD or digital copy of it. Nineteen bands and artists, all united in solidarity! It just went up for pre-order today, GET IT HERE.

We appreciate you and your continued support!

Yours in friendship and PMA,
FC

SHOWS:
06/14/17 --- Quenchers, Chicago IL
06/15/17 --- Third Man Records, Detroit MI
06/16/17 --- Footlight Bar, Ridgewood NY
06/18/17 --- Koto, Salem MA
06/20/17 --- The Depot, Baltimore MD
06/21/17 --- Metropolitan, Annapolis MD
06/22/17 --- Milestone, Charlotte NC