Wow, that was one hell of a tour. Ten killer shows bookended by Austin Psych Fest and opening for legendary psych rockers Loop in our home town. We were pumped to receive such a great response to all the new material we were testing out. It was fantastic to see so many of our good friends we have made over the years and to add that many more new ones to our family. Thanks to everyone that came to one or more of the shows (there were quite a few of you), bought merch, gave us a place to crash, or most importantly bought us beer! We will be holding up in the studio for the next few months to finish our new record and will be on the road as soon as its complete.
Are you going to Austin Psych Fest this year? We are, too! We’ll be playing as part of the awesome kick-off party May 1st at Red 7, presented by The Committee To Keep Music Evil. We’ll be playing with Flamin’ Groovies (!!!), The Warlocks, Asteroid #4, Slow Motion Rider, The Young Sinclairs, New Planet Trampoline, and No Silver Bird. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door, but if you purchase an Austin Psych Fest Deluxe Upgrade, admission will be free.
This is going to be an awesome night and we’re really looking forward to seeing our old friends and making some new ones!
2014 Spring Tour:
4-23 | Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick w/ LOOP & The People’s Temple
4-24 | Grand Rapids, MI – Mulligans w/ Heaters & Matt Ten Clay and The Howlers
4-25 | Milwaukee, WI – MKE Psych Fest w/ Beast in the Field, Plastic Crimewave Syndicate & more
4-26 | Chicago, IL – Observatory Studios w/ Virginia Trance & Killer Moons
4-27 | Ft. Wayne, IN – The Brass Rail w/ Heavens Gateway Drugs
4-28 | Cincinnati, OH – Motr Pub w/ Ppeell
4-29 | St. Louis, MO – Foam w/ Troubadour Dali
4-30 | Norman, OK – Opolis w/ Depth and Current & Luna Moth
5-01 | Austin, TX – AUSTIN PSYCH FEST kick-off party w/ Flamin’ Groovies, The Warlocks, Asteroid #4 & more
So the bad news is that the Dr. Disc in-store with Dead Leaf Echo was cancelled due to some logistical issues outside of our control. Sorry, Hamilton folks. Us and Dead Leaf Echo will still be playing at The Casbah in Hamilton on Sunday night, and the show at Smiling Buddha in Toronto is still on for tomorrow.
The good news is that we have a new way for you to give us money. We finally actually added content to the Bandcamp page we set up a few years back. You can listen to both Spectra Spirit and our out-of-print self-titled album now at . You can also give us a couple dollars if you’re so inclined. We will use that money to
buy beer and weed record the next album. Thanks for checking us out and being dudes!
It’s been a bit, but we’re getting ready to hit the road again in a few weeks! First of all, we’ll be playing a couple Ontario shows with our old friends Dead Leaf Echo from NYC in March. First off is an in-store at Dr. Disc in Hamilton, ON. That’ll be at 3pm on Saturday, March 1st. Immediately after that, we head to Toronto for a show that night at the legendary Smiling Buddha Bar. Anyone that comes to both shows will be treated to a shot of the cheapest Canadian Whisky the bar offers. The next day, we’re back to Hamilton for a show at The Casbah with Beliefs, Gasoline Gathers Hands Gathers Friends, and Mike Pawluk of this.is.underground.radio DJ-ing.
After that, we’ll be playing at the New Dodge Lounge as part of the new Hamtramck Music Festival bash. Joining us will be Rogue Satellites, Zombie Jesus and the Chocolate Sunshine Band, Palaces, and Oblisk.
Then, at the end of April, we head out again for a spate of Midwest shows kicking off Friday, April 25th at awesome Milwaukee Psych Fest at the Cactus Club. This will be our second year at MPF, and we’re seriously stoked to be playing with Echo Fest alumni Beast in the Field, the always awesome Plastic Crimewave Syndicate, and Tapebenders, who I’m not familiar with, but I bet will be great, too. Check this interview with MPF’s founder Andrew Shelp about this year’s festival.
Following Milwaukee Psych Fest, we’re headed down to Chicago for a show at Wally World with a new Plastic Crimewave project and a great band that we played with at last year’s Cincy Psych Fest, Killer Moon. Then it’s down to Ft. Wayne to hook up with the freaks in Heaven’s Gateway Drugs at the Brass Rail on April 27th.
There might be a couple more after that, we’re working on a really cool one that hopefully we can let folks know about soon.
Here’s the tl;dr version:
March 1st – Dr. Disc, Hamilton, ON – 3pm w/ Dead Leaf Echo
March 1st – Smiling Buddha Bar, Toronto, ON – 8pm w/ Dead Leaf Echo
March 2nd – The Casbah, Hamilton, ON – 8pm w/ Dead Leaf Echo, Beliefs, & Gasoline Gathers Hands Gathers Friends
March 7th – New Dodge Lounge (part of Hamtramck Music Fest), Hmatramck, MI – 8pm w/ Oblisk, Palaces, Zombie Jesus and the Chocolate Sunshine Band, & Rogue Satellites
April 26th – The Cactus Club (Milwaukee Psych Fest), Milwaukee, MI – 8pm w/ Plastic Crimewave Syndicate, Beast in the Field, & Tapebenders
April 27th – Wally World, Chicago, IL w/ Killer Moon & a new Steve Kraków project
April 28th – The Brass Rail, Ft. Wayne, IN w/ Heaven’s Gateway Drugs
We would like to thank all of our good friends for sporting us through our last set of tour dates. You help make for some great shows. Up next is our annual Echo Fest which will be held November 16th, 2013 at the Loving Touch in Ferndale. Echo Fest will feature 12 bands from throughout the midwest performing on two stages, accompanied by odd movies, light-scapes, and psychedelic projections. Set times between the two stages will be staggered throughout the evening to allow for maximum viewing opportunities for the attendees. Doors open at 6pm and the first 50 people through the door will receive a free record bag filled will goodies! Beast in the Field (Mt. Pleasant, MI), Electric Citizen (Cincinnati, OH), Heaven’s Gateway Drugs (Ft. Wayne, IN), Moss Folk (Milwaukee, WI), Oblisk (Detroit, MI),Haunted Leather (Grand Rapids, MI), and more.
Join the Facebook Event for updates.
We have just confirmed a bunch of new tour dates for this fall. Starting this Saturday with a sweet double header. First up is the DIY Fest in Ferndale. We play at 4:50 PM on the Rustbelt stage (time list on their site is wrong). Then we are hightailing it down to Cincinnati to support Electric Citizen’s double 7″ release at the Motr Pub. Facebook Event
Sept 14th | Ferndale, Mi | DIY Street Fair- 4:40 pm
Sept 14th | Cincinnati, Oh | MOTR Pub – 10:30pm
Oct 9th | Cleveland, Oh | The Happy Dog
Oct 10th | Philadelphia, Pa | Kung Fu Necktie
Oct 11th | Brooklyn, NY | Muchmore’s
Oct 12th | Leesburg, VA | Tasty Loudoun Fest
Oct 25th | Columbus, Oh | Double Happiness
Oct 26th | Cincinnati, Oh | Cincy Psych Fest
Nov 16th | Ferndale, MI | Echo Fest
Echo Fest 4 is coming up November 16th at the Loving Touch in Ferndale, and here’s the first line-up announcement!
Keep up to date with all the latest on the Echo Fest Facebook page!