February 10th we’ll be celebrating the release of Spectra Spirit in Detroit, MI at the Magic Stick, in the Lounge. Besides sharing the night with our good friends (and awesome bands) Duende! and Bad Indians, we’re really excited to have Dead Leaf Echo from New York joining us. Dead Leaf Echo were just recently selected by Deli Mag (NYC) as one of the best New York psych/shoegaze bands of 2011. Admission for the show will be $8.00 and it is All Ages. See you there!

In other news, we’ve recently signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Ghost Town and we’re thrilled to be working with them. They are based out of LA and their roster includes great artists such as Ty Segall, Mirah, Sleepy Sun, Tally Hall, and Pelican. I think this means you’ll hear one of our songs in a Forever 21 commercial soon (No, it doesn’t).

The reception for Spectra Spirit so far has really been positive — thanks to everyone that has picked up a copy of the LP, come out to see us play, posted a review of the record, played us on their radio show or podcast, or just downloaded the free files and shared them with your friends. We really appreciate all the support and hope to keep the momentum going through 2012. The album has made a few “Best of 2011” lists and tracks from it have received radio play not just in the US (2), but in Australia (2), France (2), Greece, New Zealand, and Portugal, and online from Beyond Beyond Is Beyond (East Village Radio), Stone the Show (Downtuned Radio) and Perpetual Winter Productions.

If you’re looking for options on where to purchase Spectra Spirit, our label New Fortune Records has copies for sale. Also, both of the albums are available at Entheo Sound Records, a cool new US-based online store that specializes in psychedelic records and art. Our first, self-titled LP is almost sold out, so make sure that you get your copy before they’re gone.

Finally, we’d like to take a moment to thank Yiannis at Sound Effect Records in Athens, Greece. We’ve sent so many copies of our records to his store that we think he may actually be using them to re-shingle the place. If you live near Athens, swing by the shop and check out the huge selection of our two albums (and a lot of other cool imports), or contact him for a mail order catalogue: 30 Zaimi Street 10683 – Athens, Greece.

Thanks again to everyone that has been checking us out and telling their friends. We look forward to a busy 2012!

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