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

Friday, November 11, 2016

OUR MID-WESTERN TOUR STARTS SUNDAY!

Hello, friends!

First, thanks so much for your support of our Halloween single, "Swan Dive." The Nashville Scene was kind enough to do a great write-up about it. Check it out!

Also, thanks to all who made it out to our set at FEST! It was rad to see some familiar faces there.

We're heading out for our first Mid-Western run on Sunday, November 13th. If you see your city on the list, come say hello!
























We're sending all the positivity in our hearts out to you all. These are weird times; listen to rock music.

Yours in friendship and PMA,
FC

SHOWS:
11/13/16 --- The Tank Room, Kansas City MO
11/14/16 --- The Island, Moline IL
11/15/16 --- Gabe's, Iowa City IA
11/16/16 --- Seward Cafe, Minneapolis MN
11/17/16 --- Mickey's Tavern, Madison WI
11/18/16 --- The Old Miami, Detroit MI
11/19/16 --- Annabell's, Akron OH
11/20/16 --- Burlington Bar, Chicago IL



Friday, October 21, 2016

INTRODUCING OUR 2016 HALLOWEEN SINGLE: "SWAN DIVE"!

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Our Halloween single is out today, and this one is very special to us. This year, we chose to cover a song by a band that was once part of Nashville's Rock scene. Iodine, in our opinion, made some of the finest music to ever come out of this town, and we wanted to pay tribute to them by doing their song, "Swan Dive."

As usual, the single will completely benefit a charity, but this time the money will go to MusiCares, a wonderful organization dedicated to being of service to musicians in need. The money will be donated in loving and respectful memory of Chris Feinstein, bassist for Iodine. We had the privilege of playing his bass and guitar on our recording of "Swan Dive," thanks to the generosity of his family.

In other news, we JUST completed our first tour out West (last night!) and we had the best time. Thanks to all who contributed to the experience.

We are playing our only Nashville show of 2016 on October 28th with our friends in He is Legend and Look What I Did. Hope to see some of you local pals there! Then we're off to FEST, which we play on October 30th.

THEN, we have a week long tour of the Mid-West in November! Dates below. We love this life. Happy Halloween.
Yours in friendship and PMA,
FC

SHOWS:
10/28/16 --- The End, Nashville TN
10/30/16 --- THE FEST / Palomino, Gainesville FL
11/13/16 --- The Tank Room, Kansas City MO
11/14/16 --- The Island, Moline IL
11/15/16 --- Gabe's, Iowa City IA
11/16/16 --- Seward Cafe, Minneapolis MN
11/17/16 --- False Floor, Madison WI
11/18/16 --- The Old Miami, Detroit MI
11/19/16 --- Annabell's, Akron OH
11/20/16 --- Burlington Bar, Chicago IL