Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

HAAM benefit day!

If you have never heard of HAAM, the are the reason many of us musicians are alive and healthy today by providing affordable health care to low income working musicians.  Today, many businesses in Austin are donating a percent of their profits to help HAAM so get out there and give em some money.  You can find out more about HAAM here

Monday, October 3, 2011

New Annie Street Release!

Hi everyone!

It's really a bitch trying to keep all of this intertron crap updated but this is a big one.  some say Leland and Spirits of the Red City (Minneapolis) are releasing a split 7" through Annie Street Arts Collective and it smells of badassery.  Last spring they holed up at the Austin Waldorf School and recorded a song each band had chosen for the project as a huge orchestra complete with timpani, chimes, 2 double basses, tons of strings, grand piano, full drumset, and a dozen soaring voices.  See what I mean?  You want this record.

To top this off, we're gonna be releasing it on delicious vinyl with covers lovingly screenprinted by Dan Grissom at Sanctuary Print Shop.

If that wasn't orgasmatron enough, we are throwing a party to release the album and you are invited.  It is going to be at our favorite place in the universe, Central Presbyterian Church and some say Leland is gonna rock your ears off with our good friend, Dana Falconberry.

The release party where you can get your paws on sweet sweet vinyl is November 1st, 2011 at 7:30 at Central Presbyterian Church 200 E. 8th Street.buy the digital album here!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

We came to Amarillo across the wild and beautiful high plains to play a show with our friend Merritt Fields. We got in to Amarillo around 5 o'clock and headed to Merritt's parents' house.  They fed us pizza and showed us pictures of Merritt as a baby.  Merritt claims that Amarillo would be a perfect place to film a cowboy zombie movie.  Turns out Merritt is right.  Amarillo is weird. We played at a place called 'the Nat', an old indoor swimming pool that was once a fancy dance hall that hosted people like Duke Ellington, Ray Charles, and Hank Williams.  It is now a cavernous dilapidated building where underage people can buy beer at the mini mart next door and then trip balls while they listen to music and bounce around among the broken chairs and aging stage equipment.  The bill for the night was quite eclectic.  Merritt. some say Leland.  Ska bands from Nebraska. Emo with some serious goth fashion influences.  More bands kept materializing.  It was an epic night.  Before we played, Adam, Stephen Smith, and I rode our bikes out to make some trouble outside the local middle school.  Adam beat Stephen and I at long jumping but then he fell off his bike while trying to conquer the mound.  Stephen Orsak and I found a weird mystery ball in the street.  After the show Linky and I swapped some stories with the Ska fellows who apparently just had an encounter in Lubbock with some people that they deemed 'too gay' and then Merritt took us back to his parents' house for the night.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Alexa Woodward is coming to town!

Our friend Alexa and her father's old Gibson banjo come into town just long enough to steal everyone's hearts and then Alexa heads on her merry way, leaving us all breathless and sighing. It's true. She's coming next week to play some shows with some say Leland and participate in the sxsw madness.

You can catch Alexa in Austin here:
Mar 10 2010 8:00P The Cactus Cafe w/ Some Say Leland
Mar 16 2010 8:00P SXSW Austin Secret Show w/ Some Say Leland and Someday Parish

You can find her tour plans, news, and other cool stuff here
You can watch an awesome video of Alexa singing her song 'Mary' here
You can buy her album here

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Currently listening to 'Spirits of the Red City' from Minnesota

They sent us a beautiful album, all letterpressed and sexfully packaged. These guys are playing at our house for sxsw along with some other great bands, be sure to stop by.