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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

East for the Winter, New Sounds in Tow

East for the Winter, New Sounds in Tow

We’re prepping now for our upcoming East Coast tour with Damien Jurado. It’s taking us to some places we haven’t been in years, some that are entirely new (and long overdue). It’s also been long enough since the release of The Golden Archipelago that we’re taking first steps toward new recordings. I cranked up my […]


Sunday, July 11, 2010

October Surprises

In early October we’re going to be playing a pair of festivals – first, Matador’s 21st anniversary bash in Las Vegas, with a few bands you’ve heard of. Vegas seems like an illogical place to do almost anything, but when you figure that flights are relatively cheap from most cities in the US (to lure […]


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Willie and Waylon and Me

Willie and Waylon and Me

Before we head out to Europe again, we’re going to be playing a special benefit show on July 16th for our beloved Austin NPR station, KUT, in the Austin City Limits studio. Tickets are available here. We’ll be joined by some friends and longtime collaborators for this performance, and we’re going to play at least […]


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Lhude sing cuccu

Lhude sing cuccu

We’re easing into the Texas summer after an exhilarating first round of touring in the US and EU. Not that we’re putting ourselves out to pasture – there’s plenty coming up, both Golden Archipelago-related and otherwise. First off, we’re starting a new European tour in mid-July; we’ll be revisiting some of our favorite places and […]


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Road Movies

We’re packed and ready to head to the west coast in the morning after a week back home. It’s been good to see friends old and new, and to get a snapshot of northern Europe before the volcano and the eastern US in a gloriously rainy spring. Along the way we’ve done plenty of horsing […]


Saturday, February 20, 2010

“Hidden Lakes” Mini-Doc

We released a pair of videos for “Hidden Lakes” yesterday; you can find them here. But we also wanted to post an exclusive version of the video shot at JM’s house, in which he talks about the TGA and some of the travels that inspired it. If you look closely you can catch some footage […]


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Download The Golden Dossier

Download The Golden Dossier

The physical copies of the Golden Dossier are gone; that’s the bad news. But the good news is that we’re posting an electronic archive of much of it here; you can download a PDF and print a copy for yourself if you like.


Monday, January 25, 2010

“Black Eyes” mp3, Dossier Project, US and EU Tour Dates

"Black Eyes" mp3, Dossier Project, US and EU Tour Dates

We’ve just released a second song from TGA, “Black Eyes.”


Monday, December 7, 2009

TGA pre-order and “Castaways” free mp3

TGA pre-order and "Castaways" free mp3

Over at the Matador site, they’ve posted pre-order details for The Golden Archipelago.


Friday, November 20, 2009

The Golden Archipelago

The Golden Archipelago, our third album for Matador, has a release date: February 23rd in the US, and a week earlier (the 15th) in the rest of the world.