the fall of fests

August 26th, 2014

fall tour 2014 WEB1

Lots of festivals coming up this fall, including our very own Echo Fest this November. We also have handful of other fall dates rounding out our fall schedule.

UPDATE: 09 – 14 | Ferndale, MI | DIY Festival
09 – 26 | Cincinnati, OH | Midpoint Music Fest
10 – 08 | New York, NY | CBGB’s Fest – Lit Lounge (8pm)
10 – 09 | Brooklyn, NY | Grand Victory
10 – 10 | Kingston, NY | O+ Festival – the Anchor (9:30pm)
10 – 11 | Rochester, NY | The Bug Jar
11 – 15 | Ferndale, MI | Echo Fest @ The Loving touch

and the rain it raineth daily, lord, and wash away my clothes

August 13th, 2014

#DetroitFlood

Before > During > After

So this is what is left of our practice space after being completely gutted. We took on about two feet of water due to all the rain and recent flooding in the Detroit area. We managed to save a majority of the gear but are still sorting through things. Please send positive vibes or better yet send us drugs and beer!

the smell of rubber on country tar

August 11th, 2014

MPMF / O+We’ve been talking about it for… what, two years now? But we’re finally (really) about to start recording our third full-length! (No, seriously this time!) Those of you who saw us performing back in late April / early May have already had a sneak peek at what’s coming. Stay tuned for details and maybe some behind-the-scenes views.

In other news, we got some shows coming up this fall. September 26th we return to Cincinnati for the Midpoint Music Festival! We’ll be at the Contemporary Arts Center with Bella Clava, Pontiak, and Honeyspiders. The show is all ages and, if you don’t have an MPMF All Access pass, the tickets are $10.

Official Midpoint Music Festival Press Release: “The 13th annual [MPMF] festival will present three exciting days of live music on 14 stages in the Over-the-Rhine and Downtown neighborhoods.”

October 10th will find us at the O+ Festival (O Positive) in Kingston, NY. Some details and an initial list of artists are available HERE. Tickets are not available at this time, but we’ll update with links and more info when available.

We’ve got a few other shows planned around our appearance at the O+ Festival including:
October 8 – The Casbah, Hamilton – DIVERGENCE VI w/ WISH and Jaunt
October 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Details TBA
October 10 – O+ Festival, Kingston, NY
October 11 – The Bug Jar, Rochester, NY – w/ King Buffalo

That’s all for now, but there’s going to be more coming up. After all, we are a Winter.

new song and video

May 17th, 2014

Check out this sweet live audio and video of our new song “Seventh Scene.” Recorded at our show with Loop at the Magic Stick in Detroit.

Spring has sprung

May 7th, 2014

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.

Love, Sisters

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Spring tour screen prints

April 20th, 2014

We put together a limited edition hand screen printed poster commemorating our 2014 spring tour. Pick one up at one of the shows.

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You won’t find Austin it’ll find you

April 6th, 2014

APF2014 Pre-Party, May 1st @ Red 7Are 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

flat labatts

February 28th, 2014

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!

Canadian Mist and Cheese Curds

February 12th, 2014

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

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November 1st, 2013

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.

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echo fest poster photo