Greetings digital friends,
Cherch here with a little state of the union. Both Berg and I have moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles and it’s with a heavy heart that we drop the long overdue news that Chris has decided to leave the Dollars and Sean has decided to stay in Brooklyn to pursue other projects (such as NO ICE, whom we fucking adore).
First and foremost, I’d like to thank these dudes personally for helping us get to a point where we could relocate and not lose any traction or progress. They’re our brothers in art and we’ll always love them, shit…we’ve done like 75,000 miles of touring together. That doesn’t wash off.
I’d also like to extend a tremendous amount of gratitude to New York City for what I strongly consider to be my best years; literal halcyon days. New York (Brooklyn, number one!) has the most vibrant and inspiring artistic community in the world and I am so beyond grateful to have been a part of it for so long. I cannot wait to continue our collaboration, NYC…we have much more to accomplish and create together.
Secondly, I’d like to drop another nugget of information. We’ve ended distribution on our debut LP, Meet Me In Cognito.
Cherch, why? Well, we’ll be re-releasing some content from that album (along with our other early releases) in the form of a Compilation LP encapsulating our first five years as a band entitled: The Halcyon Days [LP], out very soon.
The Halcyon Days [LP] will be released independently on all digital mediums, full digital distribution (Spotify, Apple Music, the one Jay-Z owns, Skynet/GooglePlay, etc.) in an attempt for us to continue funding the production of our second LP, which we need to continue production on.
Right, that second LP. Its getting closer to being ready, but its at a point where we can’t proceed without funding it further. If you want to help fund the new LP, click this link.
The new record does drastically different than our previous releases…so, we’re kind of preparing to move forward and present the work on a platform where it can flourish. Its kind of like how labels used to take certain records out of print after a while to help everybody focus on the new stuff.
Track listing for The Halcyon Days [LP] is:
- Snakes // Meet Me In Cognito [LP]
- Prizefighter // The Halcyon Days [EP]
- Devil’s Night // Meet Me In Cognito [LP]
- Whoa // Meet Me In Cognito [LP]
- Smoker //Meet Me In Cognito [LP]
- Dias feat. Lyle Divinsky (The Motet) & Josh Schwartz (Turkuaz) // The Halcyon Days [EP]
- Jameson feat. Lyle Divinsky (The Motet) & Josh Schwartz (Turkuaz) // The Halcyon Days [EP]
- Morning Thunder feat. Mick Maverick (The Nuclears) & Briana Layon // Windham Calling, Split Single w/ The Nuclears
- When I Left Your Place (LSD Version) // Meet Me In Cognito [LP]
The artwork will be done by our dear friend, Los Angeles based photographer & artist Sheva Kafai. We’re very excited to get the ball rolling again.
We’re glad to report that we’ve completed the basics and overdubs on our new LP and the project is now in the mixing stages.
We recorded the whole thing in-studio with Ayad Al-Adhamy (Team Spirit, Passion Pit, Black Bell Records) at his studio Little Room NYC up in Greenpoint and the project is fantastic. Its a very different record than our previous endeavors, but in a good way. For example, I rip a slide solo with a PuffCo vaporizer pen. Not sure if it was Berg’s or Ayad’s…but it was the one on the chair…I digress.
This is a very large record. Its long. It has a bit of story to it, and it’s pretty out there stuff. Because of the project’s size and us being an independent band and all, we really need your help funding it. We can’t complete this project on our own.
We’ve already raised over $3000 (which is amazing) but we need to clear about $10,000 to adequately support this piece of art we made/are making…so if you could, please donate today.
10.18.2015 Egans [Tuscaloosa, AL]*
* = free show
** = performing the music of My Morning Jacket w/ special guests
[Click the cat poster for halloween tickets]
original artwork and design by Danielle Bernstein
Very excited to announce we’ll be performing at the first ever Ignition Festival this year in New Orleans, LA.
The festival is curated by Mardi Gras’ infamous Krewe Of Chewbacchus and will be centered around sci-fi, themed as “Chewburnitall” (meaning there’s a giant wicker Chewbacca they plan to light on fire). For a band who tours with the original trilogy on VHS as a good luck totem and have multiple Doctor Who and Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy tattoos, it goes without saying that we’re excited to be a part of this unique event.
Ignition Festival runs from October 14th – October 17th and tickets are available here (tier one tickets are already sold out).
September 1st, 2015
61 Wythe Ave
w/ Sharkmuffin & The Heavy Howl
[click image for tickets]