Misha and I were looking at our Facebook and Twitter pages this morning. They’re pretty cool, we said to ourselves, but…man. They’d be great if they had a few more fans. Like, really next-level great. Vin Diesel great.
So we figured we’d bribe you into following/fanning us with a totally unreleased and never-before-heard studio MP3 from the Indifferent Cities sessions. (Don’t bother clicking that link, it’s just text we turned blue and underlined.)
Here’s the deal: everyone who befollows/befans us on:
…will be beTweeted/beFaced with four and a half minutes of audio awesomeness come mid-September. (Again, ignore that link, we’re just being jerks.) Everyone who doesn’t, won’t.
Cool? Cool. Let the games begin.
OK, no more vague innuendoes: there’s a new EP in the works, and we’re hoping to get it finished in time for spring break. Why spring break? Because our last two official releases, God bless ’em, were a little rough around the edges, at least relative to the Bull Moose. Gibbard and Tamborello had nothing on the 7000 miles currently separating Portland from Vietnam, so we want to make sure we take the time to do this one right.
Here’s a very rough bedroom recording of “Seattle”, for the brave and/or impatient.
In other news, our cinematic stepchild Monster Camp just came out on DVD. We’re totally biased, but we still think it’s a great movie, and now you can add it to your Blockbuster or Netflix queue with the push of a button. Specifically: your mouse button, on those links in the last sentence. You can also pick it up for keeps at Hyrax Films’ online store, along with our original (but mostly instrumental (and weird)) soundtrack album.
Finally, if you’re into live music, there are a few new shows here that weren’t there yesterday.
Is what we’re going on. So don’t take it personally if you email us and it takes weeks to get a response. Multi-week backpacking trips are truly the lifeblood of this band – something about the combination of cool mountain air and doing most of your drinking through a warm plastic nipple really gets the hits flowing.
In the meantime, may we recommend a little something from our archives.