Sunday, June 18, 2017

New album: The Sky Is a Blank Screen – Live Recordings 2016

New album: The Sky Is a Blank Screen - Live Recordings 2016

The Sky is a Blank Screen, a live album from the tours for last year’s Jet Plane and Oxbow, is now available. The hour-plus album catches the excellent SW lineup of me, Emily Lee, Lucas Oswald, Sadie Powers, and Josh Halpern smashing our way through extended, sometimes off-the-rails versions of most of Jet Plane, along […]

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Touring the Uncanny Valley

Dear friends, I hope this finds you as well as you can be in this very strange time in the world and in the weird old USA. The plastic cheer of holiday music has never sounded so out of step with reality. Updates below about our tour, starting Saturday December 10 in Austin, as well […]

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Final ‘Jet Plane and Oxbow’ Tour Dates

To close out 2016, we’re playing a short run on the East Coast of the USA to celebrate in our hometowns and catch cities we missed on earlier tours this year. This marks the end of touring for Jet Plane and Oxbow, so we’re planning to leave it all on the field. It’s been a […]

Monday, April 4, 2016

This summer: back to Europe

This summer: back to Europe

We figured the best way to celebrate the end of a tour is to announce another one. (!). The following dates are confirmed for our summer European tour for Jet Plane and Oxbow; a few more dates will be announced shortly, including shows in Italy, along with more info. 11 June: Bourla – Antwerp (B) […]

Friday, March 4, 2016

Coast to coast (and back again)

Coast to coast (and back again)

Our European tour, which wrapped up a short week ago, was fantastic – many thanks to those who came from all over the continent to see us. Many spectacular photos were taken – see above from Glasgow, provided to us by Chris Marr. We’ve reposted a selection on the Instagram account. Strong evidence you should join […]

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

On Tour Now

On Tour Now

Dear friends, Tonight we get to see you from the stage! And vice-versa, I suppose. Let me introduce you to the band, and the band to you. At left, on keys, is Emily Lee, also of Snake Oil fame. Besides running our Instagram account, she does a mean Ozzy Osbourne. Long-time guitarist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and […]

Friday, January 22, 2016

Jet Plane and Oxbow is here

Dear friends, Today’s the day, at last – the release of our ninth studio album, Jet Plane and Oxbow. I’m writing from the rehearsal room in Austin where we’re getting the set together for the tours, with twelve days to go until the first show, and looking forward to getting back out again after more […]

Friday, December 25, 2015

Jet Plane and Oxbow Streaming Now

Jet Plane and Oxbow Streaming Now

I’ve been waiting to write this for two years. First, the biggest news. Starting today, if you pre-order (or have already pre-ordered) our new album, Jet Plane and Oxbow, you can listen to it right now, by streaming it via Sub Pop’s web site. The album doesn’t officially release until January 22nd, so this is nearly […]

Monday, December 14, 2015

‘Jet Plane and Oxbow’ less than two weeks away + North American tour

'Jet Plane and Oxbow' less than two weeks away + North American tour

1) Advance stream, podcast, and other preorder bonuses In just under 10 days, the wait ends: on December 25th, anyone who pre-orders (or has already pre-ordered) our new album, Jet Plane and Oxbow, will be able to stream it online (for free) from This is nearly a month before its official release on January […]

Tuesday, October 20, 2015


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 […]