Wednesday, November 22, 2006

BLOG HAS MOVED

All new blog posts will now be made over on our myspace page blog... which is right HERE.

thanks!

Monday, November 13, 2006

CMJ Music Marathon, NYC :: NOV 1-2

We arrived at our hotel just outside of New York City and could definitely tell that CMJ was in town as our hotel parking lot as packed full of tour buses... While we really wish we could of taken it easy and seen a lot of the great bands that were in town we had to franticly make our way around the city from interview to interview fighting for parking the whole time.

We first headed over to interview with SPIN.com for their CMJ podcast thingy... then uptown to XM radio to interview with Tobi from XMU, then back down to the lower east side to the Fader Party for a Concert TV video interview where we all had to talk about the first concert we ever attended... we then headed over the Pure Volume loft for free beer, red bull and to play a short acoustic set... we then made it back up to midtown to the Penguin clothing store where they were nice enough to hook us up with a ton of free clothes (can't beat that!) ... one more interview with AM New York and then finally our CMJ performance (We are much better at playing music than we are at speaking in interviews). The show was at DON HILLS, the sound was good and went off great!

After the show we headed over to a very swanky hotel (not the one we were staying at of course) and drink quite expensive drinks and ate possibly the most amazing cheeseburgers we've ever had, and all on the tab of a particular record label (not the record label we are signed to of course)... so now you can see why the music business is in crisis... downloading and expense accounts!

CMJ and those cheeseburgers were the perfect finish to a very long tour... we are headed home now for the holidays!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Happy Halloween

Thanks to Whitney for sending the picture of her THR jackolantern!

Sunday, October 29, 2006

OCTOBER 21+22 - "Deaf Ears" video shoot L.A.

We just wrapped up the shoot for the music video to "Deaf Ears" with the film production crew of Commondeer who have worked with Bloc Party, The Sounds and who just finished the new Norah Jones video. Watching thru the playback monitor everything looked amazing and we are really exited to show everyone the finished cut!



And for your film buffs you'll be glad to know we pulled out all the stops and shot it all on 16mm widescreen!

Monday, October 16, 2006

OCTOBER 12 - Dreaming of a white Halloween

Being from Texas we certainly arent used to seeing snow...especially in OCTOBER... and making the drive from Madison to Seattle we saw tons of it. Here is a picture passing thru Butte, MT (yeah we get it...) if you ever pass thru we reccomend the beef and noodle soup at the family diner. We made the 28hr drive in 2 days which i think is a record.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

OCTOBER 5-7th Detroit, Chicago, Madison

So we've decided we are going to create a coffee table book. The book will feature photos of mini-vans from every state in the U.S. that have kick-ace window decals... because honestly there is nothing cooler than a mini van with Poison lyrics or a giant cobra on the back!

Here are the first two entries... MICHICAGN and ILLINOIS!





We played the Detroit and Madison shows with our friends from Dallas, Titan Moon, which was a lot of fun and it's always nice seeing familiar faces out on the road. While in Chicago we stopped by the Virgin Megastore for an instore interview/DJset/meet+greet thingy (and got the empoyee discount). The Chicago show was a lot of fun and special thanks to the group of fans that drove 6hrs just to make it to the show!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

OCTOBER 3 - Niagara Falls, NY

While im a firm believer in Mapquest (even though Tim thinks Google Maps is better) it did try and lead us into unauthorized foreign counties. We were heading from Boston to Detroit and mapquest routed us thru Canada. We didnt have our passports so we had to reroute going south of Lake Erie. Since we were so near the border we spent the night in Buffalo, NY and went and visited Niagara Falls the next day.

We were amazed at the lack of security and ease of access you had to the falls...there is just a tiny railing keeping you from plunging down the falls... it was scary and at the same time a bit tempting...

SEPTEMBER 29 - NJ & Boston, MA

After leaving DC we headed to Boston for the NEMO Music Festival. On the way there we stopped off in New Jersey for an interview and in-studio acoustic session on The Underground with Mike Merrell on WHTG FM.

The next day we made the rest of the trip to Boston which we have discovered is an impossible city find your way around without getting lost. The city is so old that none of the streets are on a grid but instead twist and curve randomly and most of the streets have no street signs... but... it's such an amazing city that it makes up for the fact that you are constantly lost cause there is always something to see.