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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.


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Gearing Up

Gearing Up

Back from Europe, and we’ve been putting the finishing touches on the album and artwork. We’re also plotting our first major US tour in a while, which will probably start in late March – and more Europe dates as well.


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Men otemjej rej ilo bein anij

We enjoyed Barcelona and the Primavera festival back in May, along with our dates in the UK and northern Europe, to which we’re returning for a short run in September, including our first show in Leeds with our old friends Clinic.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

TGA Recording at PHF

Photos by Ashley Garmon and Paige Maguire from a few days’ work on the new album with the mighty John Congleton. PHF is Public Hi-Fi studio; more about TGA to come.


Monday, April 13, 2009

JM and Thor Lecture Series Apr 22 and 24

JM and Thor Lecture Series Apr 22 and 24

Well, not exactly, but sort of. Two special events – click "read more" for the details:1) I’m giving a talk called "The Caracaras: Distribution and Ecology of the ‘False’ Falcons" at a meeting of the Texas Ornithological Society in Austin.


Monday, April 13, 2009

Yellow Bike Benefit May 21st Austin

Yellow Bike Benefit May 21st Austin

We’re happy to announce a special all-ages benefit show for Austin’s own Yellow Bike Project on May 21st at Red 7, a cozy and awesome "punk/hardcore/metal" venue downtown. YBP are an all-volunteer outfit that operates a stellar community bike shop, rehabs old bikes, and educates people of all ages about the benefits of human-powered transportation. SW […]


Saturday, March 14, 2009

Sirius/XM Loft Session to air

We taped an in-studio set for Sirius 29/XM 50’s The Loft back in…September or October, I think the same day we did the Tiny Desk Concert for NPR.  It’s set to air this week, at the following times (EST): Monday 3/16 12pm, Wednesday 3/18 2pm, Friday 3/20 3am, Saturday 3/21 12pm, Monday 3/23 1am, Monday 3/20 2am. 


Friday, February 27, 2009

Redbud Alerts

Redbud Alerts

I just came back from a few days in west Texas to find that the redbud tree in my front yard has decided it’s spring, which means the industry boondoggle known as SXSW is just around the corner. As usual, we’re playing a couple of shows, though keeping it a bit low-key this year as […]