Sup ya’ll? Tom and I are married now. Married life is pretty cool. We just got done touring with Title Fight, Balance & Composure, and Cruel Hand, and that was hands down the best tour we’ve ever done in our lives. It’s honestly the best thing in the world when the bands you listen to all of the time are incredible, down to earth people. So, thanks to all of those bands for being wonderful individuals who also happen to be the most amazing musicians as well!
We are touring down to Fest with Prawn for 2 days! Here is the info! We hope to see you all there if you’re not at Fest already :)
We are playing at 8 seconds on Sunday November 3rd at the Knapsack show! I believe our set time is 5 pm and then the AMAZING HOP ALONG PLAYS RIGHT AFTER US! ahhh!
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us on our recent tour. We seriously had the bar set low in terms of anyone checking us out, and you all exceeded our expectations! Thank you for your love and we hope to see you on our lil’ trip down to Gainesville!
Oh, hey! We are going on a magnificent little run with Allison Weiss! To make it an even sweeter deal, our best friend Chrissy is coming with us, and she’ll be doing hair wraps. WHAT?! A ROADIE THAT DOES HAIR WRAPS? Yes. So, get your hair done and come to these shows. Tom will have 200 hair wraps by the end.
Do what you love and stop caring what people think VS. real life
So whenever we go on tour, I get into the (terrible) habit of checking twitter. Are kids having fun at our shows? Do they like us? Are they in love with our roadie? How freaking awesome was Owen on this tour? But, as the curious search goes, I find the not-so-into Slingshot tweets. And, honestly, I get it. Kids love the internet, they love being anonymous, or not. I honestly do not love every band, every song and every genre. It’s human nature! And, it’s totally fine. But, I find it so weird that people write either mean things about bands they don’t like, or in one case, constantly write about the band they DON’T LIKE. It’s just counter productive maybe? Do they want me to write back with happy faces, because I will! Are they really into our band, and want to advertise us subconsciously? I used to say I hated the Power Rangers when I was a tween, but I really liked them. I was called out by my sister who said “If you really hated the Power Rangers, why are you watching the movie?”
Point taken, sis. Point taken. I guess what I’m trying to say is, say what you want.Tweet what you want. But it’s just weird when you don’t like a band, you write about them on the internet for them to see. I guess it’s no different from hating on celebrities. Maybe they’re like me, searching the internet for positive things. But, truth be told, you won’t really find positivity on the internet.
Life lesson to Carly: Get off the internet, do what you love. If I don’t like everything everyone does, they don’t have to love what I do. But, DO consider that every mean thing that you write on the internet exists and that energy is put into the universe whether or not that person sees it. And, it is free advertising for that person, so thank you? Poor Amanda Bynes is going through something bigger than anyone could ever relate to, but that girl is getting more PR than she got when she filmed “She’s The Man.” Which I absolutely admit I loved.
This tour with Owen has been magical so far! Mike is a total sweetheart with a beautiful voice and we are so honored to be a part of his show! Today we got a box of fresh donuts from Paddy Cake in Pittsburgh and we are on our way to Richmond! It’s nice to have a mix of venue/DIY shows because it means not loading in all of my amps all of the time and Tom says he doesn’t have to hit his drums as hard. But I don’t think that’s true.
Anyways, here are the remaining days of tour! Tonight, Greenville, murrells inlet and atlanta are sans Owen.
6/19/13 Richmond, VA @ Church of Abraham (without Owen)
We just got home at 5 AM thanks to super driver Tom Patterson <3 Thank you to everyone who made this full US two month tour so much fun. Thank you to anyone and everyone who watched us perform, especially in new cities like Midland TX, Albuquerque NM, Spokane WA, Huntington WV, Indy IN.. the list really goes on! Thanks to Greg for booking most of the tour, and allowing us to practice harder instead of living life on the internet, making sure the shows got taken care of. Thank you to those who housed us, fed us, gave us any kind of love and support along the way, and thank you to all who were part of all of the shows! Your hard work did not go unnoticed and we appreciate every single thing.
Extra special thanks to Koji, Frameworks, Football Etc, Duck Little Brother and Taking Meds for accompanying us on this sweet journey!
Music is our love and our life, and we are so happy to share that with you all!
YES! We FINALLY booked our record release show!!! We are stoked to be sharing the night with good friends- KOJI, Prawn, Slow Warm Death, and Halfling. Just click on the FB link for more info! Hope to see you there!!!
But! we’re playing 2 amazing shows this weekend! We hope to see you all there! We have put in 3 to 4 new songs in our set that will be on the new record, and we’re so excited to finally be sharing them with you all!!
Tonight at the OX in Philly, 8pm, $8! all ages!
with: Anamanaguchi, The X Hunters and Good luck
AND Tomorrow at the Hi 5 in Ridgewood, Queens NY 60-59 Myrtle Ave
with: Junior Battle ( amazing pop punk from Canada) The young leaves ( from Boston) Man The Change
We just finished writing a new song today! It rules. We are very very excited to be writing new songs! The process is slow, but it only means that we’re putting lots of love into it :) We have been super crazy lately. I just moved down the street from my old apartment in BK, Tom is officially starting his own screen printing business (even getting his own commercial space finally!), and we’re trying to keep our minivan alive. I feel like the summer is going by so fast, and I can’t believe Berea Fest is around the corner. I have a feeling there will be a sweet limited edition slingshot tye-dyed tank top but you never know..
Also, I’M GETTING LASIK SURGERY!!!!! Holy moly. Don’t sweat it, nerds, I’ll still wear my glasses from time to time. I can’t imagine being without them, but I’m finally happy that I won’t NEED them and get horrible migraines because of them. yeahh!!
we seriously can’t say enough about last night… it was truly amazing! thanks so much to everyone who came out, danced, and sang along! i don’t know if anyone else felt it, but that floor felt like it was a waterbed! thanks again for an amazing first night away from home. we’ll try to stay on top of the updates for this tour (thanks for reminding me, Kevin! hahaha)….
our new 3 song demo is now available for free on our favorite music site If You Make It! please go on over to the site and download 2 new songs (“White Couch” and “Michael Jordan Saved My Life”) and also our version of Fugazi’s “Waiting Room”…. also, please check out all the rad videos and free downloads Dave has to offer.
we’re also playing Berea Fest again this year… it will be friday july 17th and saturday the 18th in Berea, Ohio (right outside of Cleveland). for more details, go to: Berea Fest hope to see you there!
here’s what else we’ve been doing: -Carly is writing new music for her second solo cd -we’ve been writing new music for our next cd -re-learning the song “Hands”… we’ll be putting that out on a 7” with “Michael Jordan”. it will be a package to raise awareness to sexual violence. -i’ve been busy screen printing and working on finally starting my printing business, Bird Apartment Printing - Bird Apt. -we applied for The Fest (gainesville fest) this year… -we’re planning on touring this fall, but haven’t decided how long or where… we’ll keep you updated.