HI WOW / Leesta Vall Recordings announcement! / VidDitties! 

HI.

So... it's been a while. And a lot has happened since last we spoke. But we're been doing lots of stuff in the meantime - largely behind the scenes, but we've released three new VidDitties and are working on rounding out the series. So stay tuned for that and much, much more.

We also come to you today with an exciting announcement - we're partnering with Leesta Vall Recordings for an exclusive run of LITERALLY one-of-a-kind lathe cuts for their Shut-In Session series! 

These aren't just any lil' records. You'll preorder your record, tell us what song you want, and then we - from our delightfully socially distanced rehearsal space in Detroit - will record that song, live, SPECIFICALLY FOR YOU. You alone shall own this song, and we'll say nice things and make fun jokes for you. 

Leesta Vall uses the phrase "audio postcard," which is charming as hell. In any case, we haven't seen you for a year now, and this feels like a very nice way for us to hang out together. Snag your special lathe cut here - you have just one week to do so before we start to record 'em!

Two videos, two film festivals! 

Okay, yes, we're still horrible at updating this blog.

BUT, we have news we'd like to share!

First of all, our music video for "Bonathan Jyers" (directed by the Obscura Broadcasting Company) was selected two weeks ago to screen at the Detroit Music Video Extravaganza at Planet Ant! Wowee!

Second of all, it is our thrill to announce that "I Work!" (animated by Ben Willis) is an official selection of the Ann Arbor Film Festival - a highly prestigious affair that's the oldest experimental film festival on the continent! Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, you cannot physically attend the AAFF. But fortunately for all of us, they have decided to stream the whole festival online, for free! Catch Music Videos in Competition at 2 pm on Wednesday, March 25!

WHAT? out July 12 

Okay, OKAY, we get it - we're terrible at updating this blog.

But we're gonna try to make it up to you. In fact, what if we told you that our debut album is coming out on Friday, July 12?!

Pretty nice, huh? You can even pre-order it on Bandcamp!

In addition, check out our new video for "The Revenge Society" - with a new video coming THIS WEEK. But no spoilers.

VidDitties 

Okay, okay, we get it - we're bad at posting news on this blog. We're much better at Facebook, at least.

Anywho, we're here to tell you about a wonderful new deal - a new video series we're putting out. We call 'em VidDitties.

Check our VidDitty #1 and VidDitty #2 on our YouTube channel! We promise you'll be glad you did. They speak for themselves once you see them.

clipping. + Rick and Morty + us?! 

Look at me - excellent at posting news, as always.

But here's a doozy - our resident guitarist and songwriter, Kirsten, plays a guitar solo on a song by clipping. And, what's more, it's a song for Sub Pop's Rick and Morty soundtrack. In short: dreams DO come true.

And, who knows, maybe a member of clipping. will show up on one of our releases this fall...

Check out "Stab Him in the Throat" below!

Interview in Pulp / New Pics 

Wow, I must get better at updating this blog. We did a whole California tour and everything!

Anyway, Pulp, a blog associated with the incredible Ann Arbor District Library, just get an amazing profile and interview with us. Check it out!

We've also got a WHOLE slew of shows in Michigan coming up. Check out the show tab for more!

We've also got some incredible new promo pics, thanks to Karl Otto over at the Ottolab. Check out a few below!

 

2017 Round-Up! 

And so, 2017 is about to mercifully draw to a close. But it was actually a big year for us! Let's take a trip down memory lane: 

We put forth our second release, the Milk Song / Family Cry 7" - which was also, incidentally, our first lathe cut adventure! 

We went on our first two-week tour in one big loop around the Midwest and East Coast! 

We released two really excellent music videos for "Milk Song" and "Family Cry"

We recorded and released a live set for WCBN-FM Ann Arbor!

We contributed our track "FAF" to Kirsten's Persist Mixtape venture, with all proceeds going to Planned Parenthood! 

We became even more legit by creating an Instagram and our official website, this very website! 

We released two live videos from our performance at the Hi Hat in LA! 

We made our first t-shirts and SOLD OUT of them! 

We relocated to Detroit! (Though, don't worry, we're still a Detroit-slash-LA band.) 

Probably some other things! 

THANK YOU ALL for making 2017 so memorable in this little sphere of existence. And 2018 is going to be just swell. Expect stickers! New and more shirts! Tours! And, oh yeah - OUR FIRST FULL-LENGTH ALBUM.

The Epic Return to Detroit / Live Videos 

Come one, come all, to the official show heralding our joyous return to Detroit! We're thrilled to be playing Trixie's this Saturday, December 2, with Feeble Curses and Summer Like the Season! Here's the Facebook event, since that's how we all organize our social calendars now.

Technically, this is our second show in Detroit: we did a quick, fun ditty as the Talking Heads for a Halloween show at the Ghost Light. Guess I forgot to blog about that, though. Whoopsie.

Also, check out this sweet video of our performance of our stadium classic "I Work!" at the Hi Hat in Los Angeles!