Well, it's been a little while since the last post. Time for a little catch up...We just got home from our second year at Bonnaroo. 110 degree temperatures with the heat index which pretty much felt like we were slow roasting in an oven stage. Heat and all, it was a really great show! While there, we also played in the middle of a camp site under the Tennessee sky, rocked a few songs on Warner Brothers' tour bus, performed in a hay shack radio station, took a break to enjoy my birthday cake, washed cake down with a bloody mary, and swam in a Holiday Inn Express pool, fully clothed to cap it all off. As if things weren't going well enough(seriously)...we ALSO had the pleasure of playing at Amoeba Music Hollywood last night. Great turn out, fantastic vibes, AMAZING store. Thanks to all who showed their support and to Amoeba for hosting us and getting behind the new record, Amoeba...you are family!
Tonight, we join The whigs for a few shows, San Diego, L.A. and Santa Barbara. Hope to see you out there........Keep going!
How fortunate we are to see our new record out in the world today.
We've spent the last 3 1/2 weeks already building memories off of this release, playing to packed crowds throughout the country while on tour with our friends, Minus The Bear an Young The Giant. I cannot express how excited we are about what we've been able to accomplish and what we have ahead of us. How fortunate we are, to have fans, friends and family to experience the journey with us. Thank you to all who've helped make this day possible.
Please support your local record stores and purchase a copy of "On Approach" on Vinyl or Cd.
You can go here for example;
Check out this fantastic review from popdose;
This is an Epic day for Everest
Hello from the oldest rock venue in the US, in Columbus, OH.
AOL/Spinner have an exclusive premiere of "Let Go" directed by General Assembly on their website today.
Let us know what you think.
Hi. We have some news this week and lot of tour dates being added. We're going to be putting at least 15,000 miles on the van in the next two months ... maybe we'll kick up some dust and open a tab in your local haunt soon.
On Approach is going to be available everywhere music is sold on May 11th, released by Warner Brothers Records in conjunction with "The Wolf" - Vapor Records.
some other stuff:
-7" single of "Let Go" backed by unreleased song "By The Morning" will be out for Independent Record Store Day on April 17th on WBR/Vapor
-We're playing Boise's kick ass store Record Exchange on Independent Record Store Day
-US Tour with Minus the Bear starts on April 19th and goes through May 28th
-We're returning to Bonnaroo on Sunday June 13th
-We'll be home in LA to play a live on "Morning Becomes Eclectic" on 89.9FM KCRW on June 16th (webcast live video too)
Hope to see you out there. We'll have more tour dates sooner than naught. Maybe we'll try to experiment with doing some live streams of entire shows from the soundboard while we're on tour using Ustream. After all, it is the '90s.
Feel free to drop us a note here and we'll write you back.
We're back from an amazing trip to this year's SXSW in Austin, Tx. We played 6 shows while there including a Vapor Records showcase, a backyard, acoustic performance at the Warner Bros. suite, a live recorded performance for the amazing Daytrotter, a Relix magazine party, a sunset, rooftop show at Kayceman's Treehouse and a party hosted by the amazing ReadyMade magazine. It was a great feeling to play songs off of the new record for the first time and the response was really good. Here is a review of the Kayceman's Treehouse show;
Everest @ Cheers (Kayceman’s Treehouse)
We've given a song called "The Rush" to Paste Magazine's Songs For Haiti. By making a monetary contribution of your choice, you will get access to Paste's download vault of rare and unreleased songs by a bunch of great artists (including a new one from our friends The Watson Twins). It's a treasure trove and the money goes to several great organizations who are helping people get their lives back in order. "The Rush" is a song about hard truths and love and disaster, and was inspired by a trip to New Orleans for JazzFest last year.
thanks for reading this.
LP2 is done. Today I found myself with some downtime. Which felt a little weird. Fortunately, I had laundry... playing guitar... walking with friends... and sipping to keep me busy.. as well as the movie You're Gonna Miss Me. I'm a fan of the 13th Floor Elevators (and we'd maybe even do one of their songs if mere mortals could pull it off) ... so I was looking forward to watching this. Our friend Bill is a compadre of Roky and all the band. I'd heard a few good wild stories (often about Tommy) about the time the Elevators were living in. I knew that Roky had been messed around with by the cops, and was sent to a mental institution for smoking pot. I also knew that the songs he'd written were brilliant ... but he somehow went far, far away. Real far. Far.
In 1970, a U.K. band called Pretty Things recorded their fifth studio album, Parachute at Abbey Road. At the time of release the reviews were really positive. In fact, Rolling Stone named it album of the year, over Let It Be, Harvest, Morrison Hotel and many other classic albums. Yet, Parachute sort of slipped through the cracks. I found a copy of the first pressing on vinyl a few years ago and it is one of the best sounding records I've EVER heard. Every time I play it, every time....huge smile on my face. Mind blowing.
here is a link to some vinyl copies on ebay.
We just spent 14 days up at Prairie Sun Recordings up in Cotati, CA, tracking songs for our up and coming record.
Lots of creative space, and good vibes on this old chicken farm turned studio. We're excited about the outcome of our trip up there.
The songs are sounding great!We'll have video's and photos to post really soon. Stay tuned!
I remember watching HBO in 1983. Inbetween movies like Superman, Mr. Mom, Vacation, Flashdance, War Games and Sudden Impact, they would play these short art films. One of the most amazing shorts that I saw was called, Dots. Created by French Canadian filmmaker Norman McLaren.
1983 HBO intro - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1NKoMNy5bY