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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 […]


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

HNY & RIP Poquita

HNY & RIP Poquita

2008 was an intense year for all of us, from the Rook recordings (which now seem like part of another life) through the many tours that followed, and we’re taking a little time now to rest, write, and mend the leaks in the rest of our lives that appear when you’re gone for too long. […]


Thursday, October 16, 2008

NPR Tiny Desk Concert (Updated)

We will be playing one of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts tomorrow, October 16th, at 4:30PM.  This means that we’ll be huddled around Bob Boilen’s desk, playing a few acoustic versions of songs from Rook. It’s good to be on the road in America again, especially since this probably marks the end of this year’s major touring in the USA. The fall colors are beautiful here in the northeast. UPDATED: NPR has this performance archived here.


Monday, September 29, 2008

Snow Leopard Digital EP October 14th