Album = Done = THICK
Thicker than the earth’s crust.
Going to many countries between now and the time it will be released, but it will spin through the airwaves to the ear canals like a choral reef soon enough… can’t wait.
Other People’s Pockets
Albummmmm Albummmmmm…. and a show on my birthday with the wonderful Spinto Band (5/15) at the Kung Fu Necktie. AG from tWoD will be shredding alongside me. The albummmm the albummmm is in the proverbial can and will be shimmying through the airwaves in three shakes of a lamb’s tail. xoxo
So Far, So Long
I’m putting the finishing touches on the NEW ALBUM, which I’m manic about, and then heading to Europe with The War on Drugs. When I get back, I’ll be doing a show on March 6th at Webster Hall opening for good friends Fanfarlo. Excited!
Love and kisses,
Experiments with Tape Speed
I’ve been pretty busy the last few months touring with The War on Drugs, but finally have some time off to finish my new album. It’s getting there! In the meantime I’m playing a set with Dustin Wong and Norwegian Arms at the Mausoleum November 26th. Here are some postcards that I scribbled on with whiteout and a marker while in the van on the Sondre Lerche/Nightlands tour in June. I meant to send them all to Under the Radar magazine but kind of got sidetracked. Maybe they’ll post them now, who knows. Great to be home in the Philthadelph…. xo
And so now..
I’ll be taking the next few months to tour with The War on Drugs; the new Nightlands record is about half done and I hope to have it out by early next year with some shows to follow. xo
Shows on the way home
First of all this tour has been life-affirming for me . . . I never dreamed these songs would be performed live, let alone interpreted so beautifully by Eliza, Severin, Chris and Beaver. It’s evolving nightly and we get the pleasure of exploring this process in front of Sondre’s diverse fan base. The last show w/ Sondre and Kishi Bashi is in San Diego, we’ll make our way home from there, hitting Phoenix (Sail Inn – 7/3), Kansas City (Riot Room 7/6) and Bloomington on the way (TBD). It will be great to stretch out and play longer and more expansive sets.. come say hello. The amazing Buried Beds will open.
Here are some covers I recorded recently between all this traveling.. Two songs that I really connect with for very different reasons. Scott Walker’s Big Louise for its haunting poetry and Lindsey Buckingham’s Trouble for its sad simplicity. I have been quite enamored with the variable-speed settings on my tape machine, as you’ll hear.
See you on the road, carbon-based bipeds! New shirts in tow..
I’ve gotten several emails recently asking for lyrics to some of the tracks on Forget the Mantra, so here they are. I contemplated transcribing the samples, but decided against it. Some things are best left shrouded in mystery. And reverb.