We have returned home after 5 weeks (and change) of shows throughout the States. It was a long and tiring tour, but overall a great time for all. We'd really like to thank everybody that helped us out on this tour: you know who you are. We met some really fascinating and talented people, caught up with old friends, and heard some excellent new music. A big thanks to all the bands that were really nice to us: again, you know who you are. It seems like a lot of times other bands are so unwelcoming because there is a sense of competition and rivalry. But there are also those that don't feel like that, and to you we are grateful, because there is nothing like being 3,000 miles away from home and sharing jokes with other fellow musicians. Another big thanks goes to the people that offered us their couch/floor to sleep on, food to eat, and wireless internet to use. Really thank you--you are all wonderful people. Finally, a thank you to Nice Promotions for doing an excellent job with press, Fake Chapter for always being there for us, Matt for doing a beautiful job with "Cinematique" artwork (for the second time!), and Dado for his beautiful visuals. HVALA!
So, the tour is over, and we're not sure when we'll be touring the States like this again. Next year we will be taking our silly laptops, keybords, and projectors overseas to Europe and Japan. We are heading to Europe at the end of December and for the first few weeks in January for a 3-week tour, playing shows with Chicago's Birthmark (Nate Kinsella's solo project). We'll be going to the UK and more continental Europe again in May and June, and (hopefully) Japan in July. The dates for the first European tour will be posted soon(ish).
This all will be in support of our forthcoming debut full-length release, "Black Paris 86." It comes out in Europe and Asia on Nov. 23, on Germany's Expect Candy Records. The US release date has not been set as of yet, however the record will be available on iTunes and emusic starting on Nov. 23. We will be holding CD release shows in both Boston and NYC in December, so stay tuned for updates on that.
The "Lautlos EP" and the 2nd edition of "Cinematique" are both sold out at this point. The S/T Milkweed Records release is also sold out from us, and we heard that there are only a few copies left at Milkweed's online store. We are not planning on doing more runs of these releases, except for "Cinematique," which will be available at the European tour in December/January.
"bliss was it in that dawn to be alive" is still available at Fake Chapter's online store, and some other places, too.
We have a few shows scheduled for November, including a mini-tour with the most excellent Elika, Thisquietarmy, and Project Skyward, and a New Jersey show celebrating Fake Chapter's 11th anniversary! Head over to our myspace page for more information.
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