After a while, we really got beaten down by corporate expectations, and as a result, I think we all just wanted to buck against that. It was like a creative straitjacket. Because when you’re signed to a record label, you have to run all your music through them, and they decide whether they will release it or not. After a while, you just want to scream, and hand them some really obscure, weird, obtuse, unmarketable music, but then of course they’d never release it. I think taking a hiatus was our reaction against that. We wanted to free ourselves of that straitjacket. Then, of course, years passed, and you start to feel creative again, and get excited about the notion of getting into a room with people you love, and making music.
We made it. Our new album, the first in seven years, the first as our own record label, is now available all around the world for you to own.
It has been so wonderful to see so many new and old faces as we’ve started our tour–we’re so moved that you’ve stuck by us these years, and so happy that we can finally share this part of our adventure with you all.
You can pick up “Not Your Kind of People” at iTunes or visit our buy info page for other outlets in your region.
Over the next few weeks we’ll be premiering short films for each of the tracks off our new album, “Not Your Kind of People”.
Check out “Man on a Wire” and “Big Bright World” along with a full track of us playing “Battle in Me” live at rehearsal for our 2012 tour below. And subscribe to our YouTube channel to get the rest as soon as they roll out!
We are deeply saddened to announce that we have been forced to postpone our show in Houston tonight.
Houston, TX , April 20th
We are also having to postpone tomorrow’s show in Austin
Austin, TX, April 21st
Duke has had to fly home due to a family medical emergency.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL STILL BE APPEARING AT WATERLOO RECORDS TOMORROW IN AUSTIN TX, APRIL 21ST FOR OUR INSTORE SIGNING TO CELEBRATE RECORD STORE DAY. DUKE HOWEVER WILL NOT BE IN ATTENDANCE.
AND WE WILL STILL BE PERFORMING LIVE AT EDGEFEST IN DALLAS SUNDAY APRIL 22.
We are devastated at having to take such drastic steps but unfortunately we have no choice. We understand that you will all be horribly disappointed. We rush to assure you that the dates will be rescheduled as soon as is humanly possible. We are true to our word and WILL NOT let you down. We will play these shows at a later date and your tickets will continue to be valid until they have been rescheduled.
Please continue to check back on this page for further updates. All information regarding the rescheduling of these shows WILL be forthcoming.
We thank you all for your support and understanding. Our apologies and love as always garbage