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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Introducing…

Our new album, Jet Plane and Oxbow, is available for pre-order now on CD/2xLP/digital download. It’s set for a January 22nd worldwide release. More at Pitchfork, including a link to the first single, “Quiet Americans”, and our first tour dates in the US and Europe. If you pre-order the album, you’ll be able to listen […]


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Reeling it in…

Reeling it in...

The new album, Jet Plane and Oxbow, is complete, and will see release in early 2016. Tours in the US and Europe (at least) will follow. Here’s a video clip from the sessions, in which Brian and Danny share a moment of discovery. For more information, you can sign up for our old-fashioned, very occasional […]


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

New Album Nearly Complete

New Album Nearly Complete

When we began recording Fellow Travelers a year ago, we’d already started working on Jet Plane and Oxbow, and it was strange to return to it after the Fellow Travelers tours of the US and Europe. Since then, we’ve been working on the new album in a way I never have before, in regular sessions […]


Monday, May 12, 2014

Missing Islands leftovers on sale now

Missing Islands leftovers on sale now

The last of the Fellow Travelers tour shows is behind us. The new album looms ahead. Before we move on, though, there’s one loose end to tie up. We know we missed a lot of you on these tours. Many of that number have asked about the tour-exclusive album Missing Islands. We’ve been given permission […]


Friday, April 18, 2014

Heading for Europe + ‘Jet Plane and Oxbow’

Heading for Europe + 'Jet Plane and Oxbow'

16 April. Snow (the last of the year, I hope) last night; it’s mostly melted away this afternoon, but there are still a few traces of it in the shadows. I’ve just packed up the last of my things for our only Europe tour of 2014, which starts in a few days; as usual, I’m […]


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Back to the East

Tonight we start the eastern North American leg of the Fellow Travelers tour at The Earl in Atlanta. From there, we’re working our way up the coast, then heading up to Quebec and down through the Great Lakes to Chicago. (See full dates.) Jesca Hoop will again be joining us as an opener and as a band member. If […]


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

2014 ‘Fellow Travelers’ Tour Starts Here + Missing Islands

First, a present to you, loyal listeners:  We recorded it in WNYC’s studio during the Animal Joy tour for use on Radiolab’s “Colors” episode, in which you can hear a fragment as part of the segment “The Perfect Yellow”. But the whole track never surfaced, which was too bad; David Gaume, our sound engineer, spent hours trying valiantly […]


Sunday, December 1, 2013

‘Fellow Travelers’ and “Novacane”

'Fellow Travelers' and "Novacane"

Fellow Travelers is out now worldwide. You can get it at your local independent record store, subpop.com (along with a free sticker, with a t-shirt if you’re so inclined), Amazon, and the other usual suspects. You can also get it digitally at eMusic, iTunes and Google Play, and soon in high resolution at HDTracks. Some […]


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Space Oddities and 2014 Tour

Today Pitchfork premiered the sci-fi epic video for “I Luv the Valley, OH!!”, directed by Branan Edgens and art-directed by Kahn and Selesnick. We’re very proud of it. Have a look: There’s a raft of new 2014 tour dates over on the Shows page as well. You still have a little time to pre-order Fellow Travelers from […]


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

“Fucked Up Life”

Fellow Travelers is on its way, arriving November 26, 2013. Today the excellent UK-based music site The Quietus premiered the second single, our version of the The Baptist Generals‘ “Fucked Up Life”. It’s my favorite of their many excellent songs, and it closes the record. I used to see them perform it in Austin years […]