Our episode of From the Basement (also featuring Foster the People) is live now and available to stream. It was really an honor to work in Nigel Godrich’s studio, and we’re proud of how it turned out.
Part 1 features Pushing the River and Breaking the Yearlings (at 11 minutes in); Part 2 is You as You Were and Insolence (at 6 minutes in). Unfortunately it appears that they only allow this to be streamed from the US.
In other news: as of today, we have only two US shows left this year. Europe, we’re coming for you next.
Dear European friends: we have a bit of an emergency. We have open dates between our June 18th (Ravenna) and June 22nd (Zagreb) shows and are in need of shows (or even a clean, safe place to stay for 9 people and our van) on the 19th, 20th, and 21st. Anybody out there in the Switzerland/Austria/south Germany/northern Italy region with any suggestions, please send us a message. (JM) ... See MoreSee Less
Edlin PaoloneShared on my fb page. (If I was in Italy I would be honoured to personally be of help, but unfortunately I'm presently abroad...)7 days ago
Ypatia Selioni🎸 Would love to see you in the region of Stuttgart !!! Already in contact with some venues 😉2 days ago · 1
This morning I got bumped off an early flight at JFK and headed home for a few hours. On the way out, I found a female redstart who was dashing herself against a big wall of windows in the train station; I picked her up and let her go where she could see her way to the sky. She was unbelievably warm, soft, and light in my hand. She sat on my palm, blinking, for about 2 seconds, then vanished into the air. On the train home, I started to feel like I'd been summoned to the airport by a little bird. (JM) ... See MoreSee Less
Emily DossThere's a tree outside of the vet clinic and this spring all the cedar waxwings keep getting drunk on the berries and then crash into the windows. Almost every day I've been running outside to pick one up and place him/her in a little basket to sleep off their hangovers. So far there have been no fatalities! They're so light and soft it barely feels like I'm holding anything at all.1 week ago · 7
Heather RehtaehI assisted an Anna's hummingbird from the porch the other day. She was so tired, she landed right on my finger and allowed me to cup my other hand over her. I'll never get over their weightlessness, and yet it isn't like holding nothing... It's like holding light.1 week ago · 8
Isabelle ClairhoutGlad to hear she got help. Last Monday a Black-throated green warbler crashed into the window while I was having lunch/on the phone with a potential employer. "Birdie! Sorry, gotta go!" It's always good to keep them for a while or bring them to a wildlife rehabilitation centre, because there's often blunt trauma of hemorrhaging that goes unnoticed.1 week ago · 1
Klil ShaharThis made my morning! I like redstarts. Last winter I saw one that wasn't afraid of people at all - I came as close as two steps from her and a little kid climbed the same tree she was standing on (not to mention a whole family having a picnic just under that tree). Now I'm wondering again why she behaved like that!1 week ago
Richard SigesmundI am volunteering for FLAP in Toronto. Prior to my vacation I found a dead male black and white warbler, female downy woodpecker and a dying white throated sparrow. Then in Italy, we found an injured chimney swift. I placed it in a tree but doubt it will survive (eye injury). Bah.7 days ago
Derek SherryIf you don't write a song about it, did it really happen? That sounds like some seriously poetic material, too, it could write itself.1 week ago
Damian McNairneyThere are quite a few birds in Belfast, Ireland thatt need your care, and a gig too! Kind acts have a way of being repaid. Well played Sir!1 week ago