We recently spent some time inside the 1939 World’s Fair. At the invitation of Twin Cities Public Television, we’ll soon spend some time inside the 2015 Minnesota State Fair. Come hear new songs, old songs and the spaces in between on Sunday, September 6 at 6pm on the TPT Front Porch Stage. Click here for full schedule.
We were grasping for words and cornering sounds,
As the harvest moon emptied and filled herself again.
Now the winter constellations offer advice,
“Upside-down, reversed, purple hi-hat.”
It’s possible these stars are just lonely or bored and only still talking to keep us around.
A second possibility: we have yet to reach our event horizon and a new album will appear in 2015.
You are a crew member aboard spacecraft Aspera. You’ve just awoken from hypersleep on an interstellar flight. Good morning. The ship’s been on auto-pilot for hundreds of years. But now, it’s up to you to keep the ship intact. Certainly, your memory’s a little foggy. Trust your instincts. Follow the instructions. You’ll do fine.
Your in-flight entertainment will be provided by us. For your pioneering spirit, we will debut never-before-heard songs from their upcoming album. Each set will feature projection mapping and bring us closer to our destination. Showtimes begin at 9:30pm, 10:30pm, 11:30pm, 12:30am and 1:30am.
Sound. Light. Switches. Levers. Knobs.
Our friend, Braden Lee, beautifully constructed this gorgeous companion piece for our ode to the first skyscraper west of the Mississippi, and the man behind the spire.
We’re pleased to announce our November residency, Wednesdays, at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall in Saint Paul. We’ll be sharing the evenings with a number of fine musicians and viewers like you.
11/6 Strange Relations, The Brighton // 8pm / Free Admission / 21+
11/13 Grant Hart (Sound Unseen Film/Music/Art Fest) // 8:30pm / $10 / 21+
11/20 Jeremy Ylvisaker, Adrian Suarez & Mike Lewis // 8:30pm / Free Admission / 21+
11/27 Retribution Gospel Choir, Prissy Clerks // 8pm / $10 / 21+
Many thanks to Dan Stewart, who shot and edited us playing among the printed catacombs of the historic James J. Hill Library (founded by deceased Minnesotan and railroad tycoon, James J. Hill) and The Library Recording Studio (founded by living Minnesotan and production tycoon, Matt Patrick).
Here’s to the written word – its death, burial and resurrection.
Long live book rock.