Monday, March 7, 2011


We are super pumped to get everyone a BRAND NEW AND FREE JAM called "What had taken years to put together was destroyed in one moment". You can download it at: and get the physical 7" for FREE at our CYLS/Topshelf SXSW Showcase, courtesy of Gotta Groove records (a totally awesome pressing plant!). Hooray!

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Sick but Nasty March Tour w/ the Reptilian:

March 11th-Milwaukee,WI: The Borg Ward w/ the Reptilian, Living and Wrestling and It's Just Vanity

March 12th-St. Louis,MO: LEMP w/ the Reptilian, Joie De Vivre, Annabel, Family Might and At Yalta

March 13th-Aurora,MO: Aurora Community Center w/ the Reptilian, Lord Okkoto, Wolfmouth and Treebeard
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March 14th-Tulsa,OK: Tulsa Backwards w/ the Reptilian, Joie De Vivre and Annabel

March 15th-Ft. Worth,TX: 1919 Hemphill w/ the Reptilian, Joie De Vivre, Annabel, Caravels, Two Knights and Star Commander
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March 16th-Austin,TX: CYLS/Topshelf Records Showcase @ Plush w/ the Reptilian and many more!!!!
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March 17th-Austin,TX: The Diaz House w/ the Reptilian, For Want Of, Touche Amore, Innards, The Saddest Landscape and many more!!!
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March 18th-Houston,TX: Vinyl Junkie w/ the Reptilian, sleep bellum sonno, and Football, Etc.

March 19th-San Antonio,TX: The 1011 w/ the Reptilian and Sohns

March 20th-Hattiesburg,MS: TBA

March 21st-Nashville,TN: Belmont University w/ the Reptilian

March 22nd-Columbus,OH: The Carabar w/ Ethe Reptilian

March 23rd-Baltimore,MD: TBA

March 24th-New York,NY: The Party Expo w/ the Reptilian, Zona Mexicana and Miles Apart

March 25th-Troy,NY: Ground Zero @ RPI w/the Reptilian

March 26th-Philidelphia,PA: TBA

March 27th-Akron,OH: It's A Kling Thing w/ the Reptilian, The Ground Is Lava and Northwestern

March 28th-Kalamazoo,MI: The Strutt w/ the Reptilian, Pan and Binary Marketing Show

Friday, February 18, 2011


First of all, we would like to thank everyone for the support that everybody has been showing us lately. Some of the e-mails and comments, etc meant so much to us, and we wanted to say how much we appreciated you saying them.

While yesterday was an informal announcement due to a upcoming show we had to cancel, it was never meant to be a formal announcement. The formal announcement is that our drummer for the past two years, Jon Steinhoff has sadly decided to part ways with the band. We wish him luck in whatever he pursues next, and he will be missed.

That being said, we are going to still continue on with the SXSW tour, with our friends helping us fill in our missing pieces. Once that tour concludes, we are going into hibernation for a bit while we find a bassist and a drummer. Regardless of whether we are fully staffed or not, our next show is going to be April 24th with the Appleseed Cast at the Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan! This is one of my favorite bands of all time, so we are through the roof to be on the bill. We have tickets available for cheaper, so if you are coming, please contact us at

Also, next weekend we are heading into the the studio to finish the vocals for our upcoming ep coming out on Topshelf Records. We are very excited to show everyone these new jams, so get pumped for that!

In addition to that, a while back we recorded a song (some of you maybe remember it live) for a 4-way split with Joie De Vivre, the Reptilian, and Annabel coming out on CYLS, and all the songs have been finished, and we are just waiting on art before it is sent off to be pressed.

Again, thank you for sticking with us. Being in a band is a lot of hard work, takes a lot of time, but you guys make it all worth it. Hopefully we will you all during our SXSW tour with the Reptilian.


Keith & Cathy

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

2010 Recap

66 Shows
63 Venues
50 Cities
21 States (AL, CT, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, VA, WI)
10 Countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States)
11 Lineups (12 shows w/ DJ on bass, 9 w/ Nate, 9 w/ Andrew, 3 w/ Brandon, 3 w/ Dusten; 17 shows w/ Andrew and Dusten on guitar and bass, 5 w/ Ben and Andy, 5 w/ Chris and Brandon; 1 three-piece acoustic show (without Jon) w/ Chris and Brandon on guitar and bass; 1 three-piece acoustic show (without Cathy) w/ Nate on bass; 1 acoustic show w/ just Keith and Cathy)
6 Bassists (Dusten, DJ, Nate, Andrew, Brandon & Andy)
5 Tours (January (solo), April (Europe w/ Marionette ID), June (w/ Joie de Vivre), October (w/ Mountains for Clouds) & December (w/ Annabel)
3 Releases (The Switchboard Sessions, Early Discography & the Split 7" w/ Into It. Over It.)
3 CYLS Record-Release Show Appearances (E!E!(IWALE) / Football, etc. - Split 7", Some People Buy Scenery Like This & E!E!(IWALE) / Into It. Over It. - Split 7")
2 Mini-Tours (January (solo) & March (w/ It's Just Vanity))
1 Ridiculous One-Day Tour (A.R.M. Fest, July)
Friends we shared the stage (floor) with: Algernon Cadwallader, All Shook Down, Annabel, Ape Up, Ben Hendricks, Bike Tuff, Bogota Orkestar, Boleyn, Book Slave, Bows and Arrows, Boys & Sex, The Break Ups, Butt Babies, Cloud Mouth, Clovenhoof, Coney Island, Coping, Diving, Electric Courage Machine, Elliot Street Lunatic, Emo Side Project, Everyday/Everynight, Everyone Everywhere, Family Might, Football Etc, For Serious This Time, For Want Of, Fugue, A Ghost and The Theory, Glocca Morra, The Greek Favourites, Grizzly J Berry, The Ground Is Lava, Head Home, High Five Atom Bomb, Hightide Hotel, Homelife, Horned Crow, Hostage Calm, I Am Mute, I Know Everything, Into It Over It, It's Just Vanity, Jet Set Sail, Joie de Vivre, Just Die, Leach, Leaving Songs, Les Doux, Lemuria, Light Years, Living & Wrestling, Love Drug, Marionette ID, Martin Luther King, Mellified Man, Merchant Ships, Monument, Mountains for Clouds, My Heart to Joy, Options, Pansori, Pennines, Perfect Future, Plans Change, The Please and Thank Yous, Que Seurte, Ramming Speed, The Reptilian, Rika, Robbers, Single Female Lawyer, Sixteen, Sleep Bellum Sonno, Sleeper, Spirit Animal, Snakeosaurus Rex, Snowing, Stubborn Tiny Lights, Sundials, Summer Ends, SWTHRT, Temple, Texas Instruments, Two Knights, War Dogs of the Pacific, Warren Franklin, What Price Wonderland, Yearbooks, & Young American Landscape

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

empire! empire!/the reptilian SXSW tour dates!

hey everyone! we are hitting the road down to SXSW in march with our good buddies, the Reptilian! Here are the tentative tour dates. if we are playing around/near you, and you have a venue/house/basement/art space/pizza party suggestion, holler at us! a lot of these dates are already confirmed, and we will be posting them soon. otherwise, feel free to e-mail us at for places/contacts/good times!

see you on the road!

11- wisconsin/chicago,il
12-st. louis,mo
14-oklahoma city,ok
15-ft. worth,tx
19-new orleans,la
21-nashville,tn or louisville,ky
24-new york,ny
25-new haven,ct
26-philly,pa or lancaster

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

upcoming shows!

upcoming shows:
fbe 5th, Midland, Michigan @ the Creative Spirit Center w/ Joie De Vivre, Mountains for Clouds (
feb 12th, Grand Rapids, Michigan @ the DAAC w/ Cloud Mouth, Lights at Sea
feb 18th, Indianapolis, Indiana @ the hoosier dome w/ Native, the Reptilian

also, we are going to do a tour with the reptilian to sxsw in march, i'll post that route in a bit!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Show on 1/8 with Hightide Hotel in Flint!

Hey everyone!

We are having a show on 1/8 with Hightide Hotel. Here are the details: