Monday, July 2, 2012

More Touring, TV, and Dinosaurs

Hello from Munich, where we’re a few shows away from the end of the second European tour for Animal Joy. It’s a little hard to believe that we’ll be on the west coast of the USA in a little over a week for what are likely to be our only remaining US headlining shows this […]

Monday, May 28, 2012

Free LA Show June 1

A quick bit of news for our California friends: Jonathan and Lucas will be performing a special duo set on June 1 at Old Style Guitar Shop in Los Angeles. Admission is free, and the show starts at 7:30 PM.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

On Tour With St. Vincent

Tonight in Providence we start our second American tour this year, supporting the incredible St. Vincent. Next Sunday, May 6, we’re playing our only headlining gig in NYC for the rest of this year – maybe our last headlining performance of the year on the East Coast. (Dates and tickets) In late July, we’ll be playing our […]

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Europe/UK Tour #1 and “You As You Were” Video

As I write, we’re headed for Europe for our first tour since the release of Animal Joy. Many of the places we’re going are old friends – like Scala in London, Stereo in Glasgow, the Maroquinerie in Paris, Comet in Berlin, Bronson in lovely Ravenna, to name a few. But some are brand new; Istanbul, […]

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Them’s the Boys (+ SXSW 2012)

Them's the Boys (+ SXSW 2012)

With the first tour under our belt, I wanted to belatedly introduce the members of this year’s touring lineup. (Kimberly and Thor are sitting this one out, but are still very much part of the family and a huge part of Animal Joy). From left to right: Mitch Billeaud, of Austin band The Lemurs, on […]

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Winding Back

Happy Leap Day! This week is the last of our winter North American tour, ending back home at Antone’s in Austin on March 4. If we’ve missed you, don’t worry – we’ll be touring throughout the year. After SXSW, we will be speeding across Europe from Amsterdam to Athens with the wonderful Julie Doiron. Once […]

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Animal Joy is now available in the Americas and Europe! It can be yours at one of our upcoming concerts, your friendly local record store,, or wherever else wax and plastic discs are sold. It will be arriving in the UK on February 27. Thanks to Sub Pop, EVERYBODY can stream the entire album […]

Monday, February 6, 2012

Hear Animal Joy Now, Tour Starts Today

The wait has been long, but at last you can hear Animal Joy whole and entire courtesy of NPR though February 14. Meanwhile, tonight (2/6/2012) is the first show of the spring tour! We’re playing at the Record Bar in scenic Kansas City, MO. Check the Shows page for American and European tour dates, ticket […]

Friday, January 20, 2012

Animal Joy is Coming to You

Animal Joy is Coming to You

Animal Joy will be in your hands in a scant three weeks. Pre-orders are up on Pre-ordering from Sub Pop will get you demos of four Animal Joy songs and an exclusive original song, “Escape from Holy Mountain,” plus stickers! In addition, Sub Pop will be donating $2 of each pre-order to the Audubon […]

Friday, December 23, 2011

“Just give ‘em the Grammy already” – GC

Our new album, Animal Joy, will be released by Sub Pop records on February 14, 2012 in the USA and Feb 27th in the rest of the world. It’s a very different beast (no pun intended) from the Island Arc albums, but we’re really happy with it. We recorded it in Austin with Danny Reisch […]