We recently recorded a cover of ‘Enjoy the Silence’ for someone special’s birthday, but we’re making it available to everyone on our Facebook page. If you are already a fan, just visit the BandPage tab of our Facebook page and you’ll be able to grab it. If you aren’t a fan on Facebook yet, ‘like’ us and the download will be unlocked!
You may have watched the show live, but in case you missed it or just want to watch it again, the archived video can be found here: http://livestre.am/MLgY. Audio is a bit compressed but doesn’t sound bad. It did fly through wires and/or space in a matter of seconds after all.
Our next big show is on Thursday May 19th at 9:30pm at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. We’re part of the Neighborhood Roots Revue with Phineas and the Lonely Leaves, My Gay Banjo, The Hollows and Shayna and the Catch so will be an awesome show. Tickets are onsale now and $4 cheaper in advance so click on this link right here to save some bread: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/39257.
Also, if you buy your ticket now and we have the most presales we get a dressing room stocked with beer and we enjoy beer so that’d be cool. See ya at the show!
PS-If you like puppies, you’re welcome: http://www.ustream.tv/sfshiba
In case you were waiting with bated breath to hear about the end of the tour, I apologize. Austin got pretty hectic and then we drove basically 30 hours in 3 days with a 6 hour stop in New Orleans to get drunk for Terry’s birthday, so the time/internet connectability/desire to blog was pretty minimal. But everything went very well and we were really happy with how the tour turned out. Thanks to everyone that come out the shows!
We’ve got a few big things lined up in the very near future that I want to talk about now. Tomorrow we will release the much anticipated Subway EPs. Volumes 1 & 2. Volume 1 is the more acoustic/mellow volume and includes a duet with Jaymay, who you may have seen perform with MCTE at Joe’s Pub in 2009. You should check her stuff out, too, she’s amazing. Volume 2 is the heavier volume and includes the more rocking songs from the project. Volume 3 is will be available in the coming months.
They’ll be available on iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon, eMusic, Napster, Spotify (for all you non-american folks). If I could make a sort of self-serving suggestion, though, I’d say buy it from Bandcamp. All you need is a Paypal account. The difference between Bandcamp and iTunes (and most stores) is Bandcamp gives us 15% more money. So if you buy both EPs and would rather have $1.50 more go to us as opposed to Steve Jobs, than Bandcamp is the way to go. We want to put out as much music as possible (Jason writes a shitload of music), but even low-budget recording can get expensive so every dollar counts.
The record release show is on April 9th at Southpaw in Brooklyn. The bill is really fucking awesome, too. The Loom and Yellowbirds are also playing. Well worth the $10 for three awesome shows. Doors open at 8.
Last, we are in the running for Deli Magazine’s Artist of the Month. We’re in the lead now, but more votes is always good. If we win we get some free studio time, so more music for y’all! You can vote here: http://nyc.thedelimagazine.com/snacks.
Sitting at the Red Star Bar in Houston right now. Not a normal music venue but a nice bar regardless. They have a pool table which automatically adds 20 points to any bar. I’ve been playing the best pool of my life but can’t beat Terry here. This table is cursed. I’m still up by one game, though, 6-5.
The Denton gig was another great room and another good crowd. I know that’s getting way too repetitive but we have been pretty pleased with the tour so far. Not too much to complain about gig wise. On the way to Denton we took a detour to Dallas to check out Dealey Plaza. We checked out the Sixth-Floor Museum and the Grassy Knoll which were kinda creepy and kinda cool at the same time. Without getting too much into it, being there and seeing the location in person basically changed my mind from being a single-shooter guy to a second-shooter guy. So I guess I’m now a conspiracy theorist.
After the gig tonight we’re heading to Austin for our 3 day SXSW adventure. We’re not actually playing SXSW (but shh). We’ve got an unofficial showcase at Tijuana Gift Shop’s party at Red Eye Fly at 1:30pm on Friday and a RedGuerilla showcase at Thirsty Nickel on Thursday at the same time. So we’ve got two gigs in Austin during SXSW at the exact same venues there are SXSW shows. Still works for us.
Tomorrow at 3:30pm EST the guys are giving a web interview. They’ll be on video but you just have to type shit in, so don’t worry. The webcast can be found here: http://www.yowie.com/show/2fb.
ALSO, our two EPs, The Subway EPs Volumes 1 and 2 will be available on iTunes, eMusic, bandcamp etc two weeks from today on March 29th!!
My battery is running out, Jason is sleeping and the other three are outside so no band comments at the moment. I’ll update the post in a bit, so check back in.
Dan’s Silver Leaf – 3.14.11
A Long Way From Home/Wasted Time/Burly, Old Couch/There’s Only You/Montevideo/Folsom Prison Blues/Don’t Wanna Be Her Man/Annie (The Levee Song)/He’s Gone/Insomnia Song/The Terrible Truth/Encore The Sunday Blues
Waking up somewhere outside New Boston, TX after two more great shows. Knoxville is a great town on the weekends and we are all looking forward to going back. Got a nice write-up in their local paper so a good crowd came out for the gig. We drove to Nashville that night to crash for free one last time and cut the drive to Little Rock in half. Didn’t see much there but we did stop in Memphis the next day for some kick ass BBQ and to see Sun Studios. Helpful tip for bands: Touring bands can take the tour for free and even cut in the middle like we did if you are in a rush. All it costs is a CD. The room itself was pretty unimpressive but it was amazing to be in a place with so much history.
Whitewater Tavern in Little Rock added to the list of rooms that sound better than half the places we play in NYC. The Small Ponds’ label is based out of Little Rock so we had a good built-in crowd there, as well. Been a great tour so far and really looking forward to 5 nights in Texas.
Reminder: On Wednesday at 3:30pm EST go here: http://www.yowie.com/show/2fb. The guys will be giving a live interview and we need you to ask questions!
Jason: I love Little Rock. I’ve been here about half a dozen times. First time I’ve played White Water Tavern though, I usually play at Juanita’s. It was to nice to have a few beers with my cousin Correne (who recently moved from NYC to Little Rock). Knoxville was a blast. The band Silver Jubilee were very good to us, and I’m looking forward to hooking up with them next time we’re in Knoxville. Heading to Dallas today.
Terry: This was my first time in Tennessee and Arkansas and I’m loving the south! I’ve had some of the best food I’ve ever eaten down here, and there’s more to come. The band is sounding better each night. Off to Texas now, another first for me!
Mike: Knoxville was a blast! Greg and I stumbled into a fashion show and wound up hanging with a bunch of models – very fun. Patrick Sullivan’s was a very cool saloon that has been around since 1888 and housed many notorious criminals including Kid Curry – famous gunman from Butch Cassidy’s crew. After a brief stay at good friend Johnny Shortridge’s house in Nashville we got to enjoy one of my favorite meals in Memphis – ribs. On the road to Little Rock, I got to finally see the Mississippi river which was really cool. Looking forward to being back in my birth state Texas for a few days!!!
Danny: So we’ve had a great time so far even though I’ve been perpetually sick. Its been one thing after another including an ear infection where my right ear was hearing a different pitch. Anyway, in Nashville we got to stay at my good friend Johnny’s place and we played some great music and ate some awesome food in Little Rock and Knoxville and ate some food as well.
Patrick Sullivan’s – 3.12.11
Vanity on Decline/Squeezebox/Don’t Wanna Be Her Man/Goodbye/Annie (The Levee Song)/Down N Out/Folsom Prison Blues/Jason Broke a String Improv/A Long Way From Home/There’s Only You/Regalo La Flor/Broken Bottle Blues No.2
Whitewater Tavern – 3.13.11
Lived to Love Again/The Sunday Blues/Burly, Old Couch/The Terrible Truth/Family Tradition/Annie (The Levee Song)/A Long Way From Home/He’s Gone/Regalo La Flor/There’s Only You/Folsom Prison Blues
Sorry about the lack of updates the last couple days. The one negative about being in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina is that it makes the internet go a bit slow. I’ll be adding some videos when they can upload faster, so for now here are some pics. The last two shows were fantastic, though. Evening Muse in Charlotte is a really nice room on a cool drag. Good food and good bars.
Emerald Lounge in Asheville is one of the nicest sounding rooms we’ve ever played. Props to the sound guy, Andrew. Even got a free soundboard recording that will be available to download online sometime next month. The best part of this tour is the southern hospitality and food. I’ll probably gain 20 pounds in the next week. At the moment, our third host is making us hash browns, bacon and eggs and it smells ridiculously good. So yea, I gotta go eat…
IMPORTANT: Just another reminder/update. On Wednesday, March 16 at 3:30pm EST, we’ll be doing a live chat/interview during SXSW. We would love for y’all to log in and ask some questions, maybe make a song request, etc. The link you’ll have to follow is here: http://www.yowie.com/show/2fb
Jason: Big Ed’s in Raleigh, some fish taco place in NoDa (Charlotte), and Tupelo Honey Cafe in Asheville. I love southern food. I feel like the only conversations we are having are about restaurants. Great show last night, best of the tour (in my opinion). Looking forward to Tennessee and driving through the mountains. I feel very nostalgic here. Hung out with some old friends, and had a great time. I definitely have to come back soon. It was great to see my mother dancing in the front of the stage. If you read this, I love you mom.
Terry: Beautiful city, wonderful people, great music. So far we’ve been treated like kings in North Carolina. I can’t wait to see the rest of the country. The set last night was a blast.
Michael: Asheville is an amazing city, we had great food, partied too hard and were shown some beautiful southern hospitality. Big props to Tupelo Honey Cafe on College street in downtown Asheville, a must for anyone passing through. Looking forward to seeing Johnny Shortridge tonight in Nashville after our set in Knoxville!
Danny: Great gig in Asheville last night! We had a crazy time seeing the sights such as Thomas Wolfe’s house and Tupelo Honey Cafe. Mike had a little too much to drink last night and we have the video to prove it.
Evening Muse – 3.10.11
Down N Out/A Long Way From Home/Montevideo/Family Tradition [Hank Williams, Jr.]/There’s Only You/The Terrible Truth/Southern Nights/Folsom Prison Blues/Wasted Time/The Sunday Blues
Emerald Lounge – 3.11.11
The Sunday Blues/Nothing Left For Us To Find/Down N Out/Family Tradition/Montevideo/It’s All Over Now [Bobby Womack]/A Long Way From Home/He’s Gone/Southern Nights/Folsom Prison Blues/There’s Only You/Broken Bottle Blues. No.2
Before our Charlotte gig we checked out Jason’s alma mater, NC State for an impromptu photo shoot. This is what happened: