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(yeah…this actually happened)
JAN 16: Hobart – Mona Foma Fest
JAN 18: Melbourne – Northcote Social Club
JAN 25: Sydney – Brighton Up Bar
JAN 31: Auckland – Off The Radar Fest
FEB 07: Wellington – Camp A Low Hum Fest
I can’t possibly express in words, how excited i am about this!!! got lots of time off to explore, camp, try to see the Aussie Open, and hopefully find myself on a motorcycle at some point or another. Man…yes. PUMPED. More info to come about these shows soon.
have you watched the video for “MMMMMHMMMMM”?!
Have you downloaded the single (with instros)?!
Have you bought the 7″ (comes with digi download)?:
Have you see the cool tshirts?:
have you read our interview?:
ARE YOU COMING TO THE SHOW!?!?!?
hope you don’t get SEIZURES!!!
TO HEAR THE SONG, PRE-ORDER THE 7″ AND FOR ALL THE INFO: www.doomtree.net
A little over a year ago, the folks at RadioLab contacted me about an episode they were working on about “colors”. Now, if you are not familiar with RadioLab, it is an astounding radio show/podcast about the marvelous of area where science, art, and magic all mix. Understandably, it is one of my favorite things ever, and when they asked to be apart of this episode, I was over the moon! The episode was going to be focusing on colors, what color is, how we relate to color, etc, and they wanted to get various musicians they liked to cover songs about color to soundtrack the entire episode.
I wanted to do something that would stand out, not only in song choice, but in style, and all of the things that came to mind, like “Paint It Black”, “Yellow Submarine”, “Blue”…they all just seemed too easy, too obvious. So I set out to cover “Black & Yellow” by Wiz Khalifa…and make it the prettiest damn version of a Wiz Khalifa song ever. Of all time.
So I enlisted the help of my dear friend Rickolus to shape the backbone of the song with pianos and synths, then I brought in the talented Erica Burton to add layers and layers of strings to really doll up this ditty. The whole thing was recorded for free, in bedrooms, in a day or two, and mixed by yours truly all in a pinch. RadioLab never used the song, and I am too damn proud of the way this turned out to let it sit on the shelf any longer!
So here you go, have this for free, since it is summer, and the sun is shining!
Happy Monday Y’all!
Many of you noticed a while back that “This is Our Science” disappeared from itunes, spotify, and dang near everywhere else on the internets…and i have waited until now to explain why. So, not to get too deep into the murky waters of the music business, “This is Our Science” is the first record i have ever had make an actual profit before the record label it was on, went out of business. yup. That is pretty telling about a lot of things, but long story short, in less than 2 years, we made all of the money back from this album and fulfilled our contract with the lovely folks at Fake Four Inc. Now the record is mine. This would not be possible with out two things:
1. The amazing artist friendly contract the giant hearts over at Fake Four provided us with. Seriously, they give SO MUCH more to the artist than 99% of t he other labels out there give.
2. The incredible support i have gotten from you folks out there.
Now, what does this mean? it means that “This is Our Science” is BACK on all your favorite internet sites (even added to Bandcamp) and now every single cent of these sales goes to us. This has NEVER happened to me before. I have never had a record do this well (or well at all) and i certainly have never had a label be so happy to give me back the thing i created. it is a truly magical feeling to achieve somethings o beautiful and positive like this in the dark and bitter world of the music business. thanks again to Fake Four, and most importantly…thanks to you!
As a show of thanks…WE SLASHED PRICES IN OUR WEBSTORE!!!
yup! shirts as low as $10! plus re-ups in sizes for all the new designs! plus tank tops! hoodies! buttons! posters! all of that!
so click on the store and go to town! and tell someone who doesn’t own my record to go get it!
And if you illegally downloaded my record…i will absolve you of all your sins if you go pay for a DL now. i can’t stay mad at you, you filthy lil’ pirate!
ME + SIMS + LIVE BAND + PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS!
This Friday, June 14th at First Ave! Tickets are going FAST! for this show, don’t sleep!
going to splitting a HUGE headlining set, with a full live band, and tons of surprise guests!
SOLO SHOWS (just rocking these shows old school…me and a laptop and a glass(es) of whiskey!)
06-15 – Saskatoon, SK -Amigo’s Cantina
06-16 Calgary, AB – Dicken’s Pub
06-22 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
08-18 – Cleveland, OH – Weapons of Mass Creation Fest
WHY? IS TAKING ME ON TOUR AGAIN!
yup, we had so much fun last time…we gwan do it one mo gin!
09-20 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
09-21 – Jacksonville, FL – Jackrabbit’s
09-22 – Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder
09-23 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
09-24 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
09-26 – Houston, TX – Walter’s
09-27 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
09-28 – Dallas, TX – Tree’s
09-29 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
09-30 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada
10-02 – Iowa City, IA – The Mill
10-03 – Sioux Falls, SD – Boonies
(photo by Ben LaFond))
That’s right! Me and my boy Sims (Doomtree) are teaming up for a very special, one night only show. We rocking on stage together with a full live band! Expect hella special guests and some amazing work from the two opening acts: Mixed Blood Majority and Greg Grease!
TICKETS ON SALE NOW: bit.ly/astrosims
(illustration by Johnnie Cluney for Daytrotter.com)
It has been almost two years since i first started touring America with a full band, and in that time (aside from an amazing weekend in Russia), i have never been able to bring these boys with me to Europe. It is a pretty huge financial and logistical step up to go from bringing harpoon larry, me and alaptop and renting a little Skoda Fabia, to bringing two more dudes, drums, guitars, amps, pedals, and renting a proper van. It was always so frustrating to know how much better these two guys (Oscar on Guitar & Mo on Drums) make me in America, and not be able to share all the loud sweaty mayhem with my friends and fans over in the EU. Well, we have been pinching our pennies, and wracking our brains, and it is my pleasure to present to you:
MY FIRST FULL BAND TOUR IN EUROPE!
(there are more dates to come on the end of the tour…patience)
APR 20 – OLOMOUC, CZ – AFO Festival
APR 24 – BRATISLAVA, SK – Obluda
APR 25 – PIESTANY, SK – TBA
APR 26 – KOSICE, SK – Tabacka
APR 27 – Budsapest, HU – GMK
APR 28 – BRNO, CZ – Kabinet muz
APR 29 – ZILINA, SK – Stanica
APR 30 – ROZNOV POD RADHOSTEM, CZ – Vrah
MAY 01 – PRAHA, CZ – Lucerna Music Bar
MAY 02 – USTA NAD LABEM, CZ – Mumie
MAY 03 – Wroclaw, PL – Asymmetry Festival
MAY 04 – Nürnberg, DE – K4
MAY 05 – Linz, AT – Stadtwerkstatt
MAY 06 – Graz, AT – Tiefparterre
MAY 07 – Freiburg, DE – Slow Club
MAY 08 – Karlsruhe, DE – Halle 14
MAY 09 – Berlin, DE – Cassiopeia
MAY 10 – Lübeck, DE – Treibsand
MAY 11 – Bremen, DE – Lila Eule
MAY 12 – Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang
MAY 13 – Münster, DE – Gleis 22
MAY 14 – Aachen, DE – AZ
MAY 15 – Oberhausen, DE – Druckluft
MAY 16 – Darmstadt, DE – Oettinger Villa
MAY 17 – Trier, DE – Ex Haus
MAY 18 – Bern, CH – Dachstock
MAY 19 – Geneve, CH – Usine
MAY 20 – Clermont-Ferrand, FR – Raymond Bar
MAY 21 – Rennes, FR – Le Sympatic
MAY 22 – Paris – Main d’Oeuvres
MAY 23 – Brussels, BE – Madame Moustache
MAY 24 – Honfleur, FR – Batolune
MAY 28 – Frankfurt, DE – Cafe Koz
MAY 30 – Göttingen, DE – T-Keller
MAY 31 – Dresden, DE – Scheune
JUN 02 – Köln, DE – Sonic Ballroom
i can’t wait for you folks across the pond to get sweaty and nuts with me and my boys overseas…this is big. i am so damn excited! If you want to get a taste of what it is like to see me and the live band, check out this awesome video of us performing “The River, The Woods” OR check out our just posted Daytrotter Session!
SEE YOU THIS SPRING EUROPE!
Can’t wait for you to meet the boys!
(have you listened to WHY? yet?! if not, what they hell is your problem?!)
the rumors are true! me and the band are hitting the road one more time in America, this time doing direct support for the AMAZING band WHY?, which is AMAZING! i can not tell you how excited i am to go out on tour with a band, that i consider to be, one of the best American bands of the last 10 years. As if that wasn’t enough, opening up for us on this fantastic tour is a great new band: Dream Tiger. This is going to be a great run! If we ain’t playing near you, start saving gas money and make the drive…you won’t want to miss this!
JAN 26 – Madison, WI – FRZN FEST @ High Noon Saloon (make up for cancelled DEC show) *no WHY?
FEB 08 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theater
FEB 09 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
FEB 10 – Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
FEB 11 – Hamden, CT – The Space
FEB 12 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
FEB 13 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
FEB 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
FEB 15 – Falls Church, VA – The State Theater
FEB 16 – Baltimore, MD – The Otto Bar
FEB 17 – Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant St (my first show in West Virginia!)
FEB 18 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
FEB 19 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
FEB 20 – Galesburg, IL – Knox College
FEB 21 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
FEB 22 – Madison, WI – SETT at U of Madison Student Union
FEB 23 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
FEB 24 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
FEB 26 – Billings, MT – Manny’s
FEB 27 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theater
FEB 28 – Spokane, WA – The A Club
MAR 01 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
MAR 02 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
MAR 03 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
MAR 04 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
MAR 05 – Oakland, CA – The New Parish
MAR 06 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
MAR 07 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House
MAR 09 – Denton, TX – 35 Denton Music Fest *No WHY?
MAR 17 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard