We have taken shelter in Space Camp Studios to wait out the winter and to start work on new material for a follow up to “Spectra Spirit.” Currently we are about half way through the writing process and are very excited about what we have in the works so far.
Just confirmed a 5 day mini tour this spring with our new friends from Chile The Holy Drug Couple. More spring and summer dates coming soon. *all dates with HDC
4-17 | Ferndale, MI – The loving Touch
4-18 | Grand Rapids, MI – Mullagens
4-19 | Ft. Wayne, IN – The Brass Rail
4-20 | Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee Psych Fest
4-21 | Chicago, IL – Sub-T w/ The Warlocks
Celebrate the arrival of 2013 in the Magic Stick and Garden Bowl with SOYSV and some of Detroit’s finest bands for only FIVE BUCKS! We hit the stage at 10pm.
Amy Gore & Her Vanentines, Twine Time, Replicas, Weed Nap, Heat Lightning, Patrick Davy & The Ghosts, Growwing Pains, Fake Surfers, Chit Chat, Kickstand Band, Habibi, Rooftop Vigilantes, Mouth Breathers, Peach Pit, Sugarcoats, Pupils, Jeecy & the Jungle, Michael & the Particle, $ Mexican Knives.
40 numbered and signed posters designed and screen printed by bassist Eric Oppitz.
Echo Fest III will be happening November 17th, 2012 at PJ’s Lager House in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood. Echo Fest will feature eight bands 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. This year’s lineup of heavy reverb and psych bands includes Echo Fest organizers Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor, Moon Pool & Dead Band, Future Slang, Moss Folk (Milwaukee, WI), Rogue Satellites, Children of the Emerald Fire (Cincinnati, OH), Michael Mars & The God Particle, and Troubadour Dali (St. Louis, MO). For the past two years, Echo Fest has drawn sell-out crowds to PJ’s Lager House, and this year promises to be no different. Come early to ensure you can get in, tell your loved ones where you’re going in case you can’t come down.
Doors open at 8pm, music starts at 9pm. $8.00 at the door, 18 and up welcome. Join the Facebook Event for updates.
Just a quick note that the final schedule for Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival has been posted. We are headlining Friday night at the Main Event, located at 835 Main St. Full details here: http://mpmf.com/venues/main_event.
Don’t worry, Dinosaur Jr. will be long done playing by the time we hit the stage.
After a fun weekend in Wisconsin with our pals Architects of the Aftermath, we’re taking this weekend off. Thanks to Ahab’s Ghost for filling in at the last second and all the folks that came out to Frank’s Power Plant on Friday. Thanks also to Sunni Daze (of Moss Folk) for inviting us to be a part of his great party on Saturday.
Coming up on Friday, August 17th we’re going to be making one of our first trips to Columbus, OH in almost three years! We’ll be joining The Receiver, Moon High, and The Kyle Sowashes at Kobo for Josh Rae’s Turning 30 / Graduation / Going Away Party. Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9. $5.00. 21+.
And for the big Cincy-related news: We’ve been invited to play this year’s MidPoint Music Festival, happening September 27-29 in Downtown Cincinnati and the Over-the-Rhine district. So far, the lineup includes Dinosaur Jr., Best Coast, Dirty Projectors, Cloud Nothings and many others. Tickets are available now at CincyTicket.com, but they’re going fast. All Venues during MPMF are 21+. We’ll update again once we know when and at what venue we’re playing.
Right off, thanks to everyone that checked us out this past weekend on our short tour with Velvet Elvis. We had a great time and enjoyed seeing so many of our friends again.
The first, yellowish-orange vinyl pressing of Spectra Spirit is SOLD OUT! If you didn’t get one, fear not! The second pressing is now available on multi-colored vinyl. Seriously, there’s at least six different colors available. Collect them all! EDIT: We’ve also found eight more copies of the first, self-titled LP and have made them available to purchase in the store.
This coming weekend (August 3rd and 4th) we will be in the Badger State playing a couple awesome gigs. On the 3rd we’ll be at Frank’s Power Plant with our very good friends, Milwaukee thrashers Architects of the Aftermath. The next night, we’ll be trippin’ under the stars at the Sunny Daze Music Mass in Glenbeulah, WI. This is a free, BYOB & Food event, and camping is encouraged. Hit the link to check out the awesome bands that will be playing, starting at noon.
We have a few more shows coming up over the next couple months, including a few trips to Cincy. Check the Tour page for more details. Thanks a lot to everyone that has been coming out and spreading the word!
July 25th Hamtramck, MI | Smalls
July 26th Cleveland, OH | Mahalls 20
July 27th Buffalo, NY | The Mohawk Place
July 28th Rochester, NY | The Bug Jar
Aug 3rd Milwaukee, WI | Frank’s Power Plant
Aug 4th Glenbeulah, WI | Middle Western Psych Fest
Aug 17th Columbus, OH | Kobo
Aug 18th Cincinnati, OH | Motr Pub