Saturday, April 15, 2017

OUT NOW: JUNEBUG EP AND VIDEO FOR "BERLIN"

Hello, all!

Happy day: the JUNEBUG EP is out today! We're very proud to be able to share it with you all and hope you enjoy it. It was made in the spirit of collaboration and community, and as such, will partially benefit the ACLU. For this record, we collaborated with Jesse Michaels (Operation Ivy, Classics of Love), covered a song by Nashville's own Iodine, called in a German translation, and wrote a song for some friends of ours. It's a diverse and different body of work for us.

The 7" can now be purchased from our pages, at our live shows, and at these fine retailers: Grimey's, Fond Object, The Groove, and Atomic Nashville.


 And, we made a video for one of the songs on the EP, "Berlin." It was our first experience with opening up our visual medium to a large group of people in our local community. We very much enjoyed the process and are excited to share the final product with you today. Appreciation to Harvey Milk and Cleve Jones; additional appreciation to Gilbert Baker.

Updated tour dates are listed below, and more will be added to the June run, so be sure to check back. Can't wait to see you all!

Last, we have a new t-shirt situation. We now have the lightning logo shirt in black on black. Enjoy.


We appreciate you and your continued support

Yours in friendship and PMA,
FC



SHOWS:
04/21/17 --- Siberia, New Orleans LA
04/22/17 --- Houston Underground Punk Fest #5, Houston TX
05/05/17 --- BriendsFEST // Showroom Studios, Indianapolis IN
05/06/17 --- The Mutiny, Chicago IL
06/16/17 --- TBA, Brooklyn NY
06/18/17 --- Koto, Salem MA
06/21/17 --- Metropolitan, Annapolis MD
06/22/17 --- Milestone, Charlotte NC

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

NEW JUNEBUG EP AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER TODAY!

Hey, friends!
We're excited to announce that our new EP, JUNEBUG, can now be pre-ordered! It will be released on April 15th, and will only be available on 7" vinyl with digital download. You'll be able to get it at Grimey's in Nashville, at our live shows, and online. Pre-ordered records will ship on April 18th. One song from the EP will be yours as soon as you pre-order your copy. We hope you enjoy it!

This record is meaningful to us because each song was inspired by or contributed to by people outside of our band. "Fighting Shape" was inspired by our comrades in BELLS≥ and is dedicated to them. "Tragedy Chaser" was co-written by Jesse Michaels (Operation Ivy, Classics of Love). "Berlin" features a German translation by N. A. Huebsch Jr., and "Swan Dive" was written by Jay Joyce and originally performed by his band, Iodine. In the spirit of community and collaboration, one dollar of every copy sold will be given to the ACLU.
Some incomplete tour dates are listed below. Our show in Nashville on March 24th will be the last local one for a while. We look forward to playing with friends in town and then touring throughout the rest of the year.

Finally, B. is curating and releasing a compilation called Resolution of Happiness this year. The call for original music submissions is open now and will close on April 23rd. If you'd like to know more about the project, read about it here. All proceeds will go to Lambda Legal.

Thank you so much for your continued support!

Yours in friendship and PMA,
FC

SHOWS:
03/24/17 --- Resolute Fest/The Cobra, Nashville TN
04/22/17 --- Houston Underground Punk Fest #5, Houston TX
05/05/17 --- Burlington Bar, Chicago IL
06/16/17 --- St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn NY

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

NEW YEAR // NEW MUSIC

Happy 2017!

How are you faring with this new administration, friends? We're horrified on a daily basis (sometimes it's hourly), but are doing our level best to contribute to the resistance. It's an ongoing education, to be sure. Trying to keep the PMA alive is a full time job.

In positive news, we will be releasing our first 7" record on Record Store Day (April 15th), a collection of four songs that were all inspired by or contributed to by outside people. The record is called JUNEBUG and it will be available on our site, bandcamp, at our live shows, and in select retail stores. We'll be sure to send the appropriate links when the time comes. One dollar of every copy sold will be given to the ACLU.

We had the great pleasure of collaborating with friends a few weeks ago. The project is called East Fowlkes Sextet, and we are: Zach Barocas, Kevin McKendree, Jerry Roe, Buick Audra, Yates McKendree, and Steve Mackey. We wrote and recorded four instrumental pieces in four days at the Rock House in Franklin TN. Release information to come!

Spring tour dates are being finalized right now, but we can tell you we'll be headed Southwest first this year. Our first show of the year is a local one, this Friday night at the End in Nashville. Details below.

Persist, resist, and keep hope alive. We are with you, thank you for being with us.

Yours in friendship and PMA,
FC

SHOWS:
02/24/17 --- The End, Nashville TN
03/24/17 --- Resolute Fest/The Cobra, Nashville TN
04/22/17 --- Houston Underground Punk Fest #5, Houston TX

Saturday, December 31, 2016

THANK YOU FOR 2016!

Friends,
We are so grateful to you for your support of our work. In 2016, we released the DAVE album, did four tours to support it, released the song "Fighting Shape" on the ever-rad Ball of Wax Audio Quarterly, released our cover of Iodine's "Swan Dive" for Halloween, and made and released music videos for "Animals of Pride" and "NMA." You were right there for all of it.

We're so ready for a new year of challenges, growth, music, and meeting more of you! Thank you for standing with us; please know that we stand with you, as well. Happy new year.

Yours in friendship and PMA,
FC

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

"NASHVILLE LATER" PODCAST INTERVIEW PLUS FUNDRAISING FOR JESSI ZAZU!

Hey friends!
We hope you're having a fantastic holiday season. We have two things to tell you:

First, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Jace Everett for an interview a couple of weeks ago. He and his partner Nicole have a cool podcast called Nashville Later with Jace Everett and we had a great time visiting with them both! We spent an hour talking about music, politics, the state of the world, and a few other things. Check it out, and be sure to subscribe to the podcast while you're there. Oh, and there's a bonus clip from our hang on the "Exclusives" part of the site.

Second, and more importantly, fellow Nashville artist and musician Jessi Zazu is currently battling cancer. In the face of total powerlessness, we'd still like to contribute what we can. To that end, all money made from digital sales of our music on Bandcamp through the end of the year will be donated to her medical fund. She is also selling the rad "Ain't Afraid" shirts that she designed, and the money is being put toward her medical expenses, as well. If you want neither our music nor her shirt but still want to help, you can donate directly to her fund. Please give what you can. Thanks so much.

Happy holidays. We send you love, strength, and PMA for the year ahead.
FC

Thursday, December 1, 2016

THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR MISSION POSSIBLE!

Friends,
You may or may not know that several of our releases and merch items benefit causes which are close to our hearts. Your support of our music makes it possible for us to contribute to those causes. For that and so much more, we are grateful. We were able to make six donations this week, on Giving Tuesday. The details are listed below. One again, huge thanks for a positive year filled with purpose.

We'll have more news for you soon!

Happy World AIDS Day, and Happy Holidays,
FC

1. One dollar of every copy of DAVE sold was donated to Nashville CARES
2. One dollar of every copy of Garfield sold was donated to the Cat Shoppe Animal Rescue Group
3. All proceeds from our 2016 Halloween single, "Swan Dive," were donated to MusiCares, in memory of Chris Feinstein
4. All proceeds from our 2013, 2014 and 2015 Halloween singles were donated to the Butler Center for Addiction Research, in memory of Dee Dee Ramone, Layne Staley and Ryan McNulty, respectively
5. One dollar for every PMA bracelet sold was donated to the health fund for HR of Bad Brains
6. One dollar for every PMA bracelet sold was donated to the health fund for Dr. Know of Bad Brains


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

DAVE TOUR IV: THANK YOU!

Friends!
We had a truly enjoyable time on our Mid-Western tour. Thanks to all who came out, played with us, put us up, said hello, and made the trip so successful. We're truly grateful. We hope you have a fine holiday season.

Yours in friendship and PMA,
FC