September 6, 2013 in news, video

New Video: Leviathan

Cheers to Will Keeler, who directed and filmed us through the forests and plains of Minnesota last March, with the help of some friends and their drone cameras.

We enjoyed the chase.

Well, truth be told, one of us had the stomach flu.
And mostly enjoyed the part where he stopped being chased.

Check out more of Will’s work here.

August 4, 2013 in album, art, news

Color Chaos Gold


We’re currently planning fall shows, some regional touring, and the release of several music videos. I’ve been writing a lot of new songs over the last month or so and thinking through the next album.

Here’s something that got me thinking through the last album – a poem I wrote for class.

The assignment: describe a color without mentioning the color. I had recently come across some footage from the 1939 World’s Fair and found myself both haunted and enchanted. One thing led to another… and World of Tomorrow.

- JR2


Place me at the center of the Fair
Of pressed pants and fedoras, dresses and pearls
Of handkerchiefs, umbrellas and gloves

Place me in the world of tomorrow
Of Superhighways and Television, Nylon and Air-Conditioning
Of View-Masters, Smell-O-Vision and robots that smoke

Give me forward motion and frictionless speed
Give me Trylon and Perisphere
Give me electricity

Give me Flushing Meadows and a bottle of Coke
Give me a bench to hang my feet from
Give me the swing to the bandleader’s sway

Howard Hughes circling the world in a plane
Water cascading o’er Tarzan and Jane
Parachutes lifting and pulling from our Eiffel Tower
Build me a Plymouth while I wait

Show me apples and lollipops and bullfights on ice
Show me the legs of a beauty queen
Take me on a camel ride to monkey mountain,
As the children wave from their merry-go-round to the tap-dancing wolves
Singing “Happy Days Are Here Again”

Give me the fountains and lights and the space to forget
To never know the dollar
To never know the War
To never know hunger
Only miracle on miracle and the wonder of life
Desaturated hope, captured in Kodachrome

Place me in Eden
Spring Eternal
Before the Flood
Before we grew old
Before the angels at the gate with the flaming sword

i have seen the future button

May 17, 2013 in news, video

Coming Soon

Leviathan Video

A new music video is on the way.

Leviathink I'm gonna puke.

Sacrifices were made.

April 28, 2013 in news, video

MN Original: Skyway Session

We filmed in Studio A at Twin Cities Public Television last month for the fabulous MN Original. Episode to air sometime this spring/summer. But before that, we shot an acoustic version of Hideaway to debut their new Skyway Sessions series: one take, one camera, one mic… one lunch rush.

April 16, 2013 in live, shows

A Few Shows

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A few opportunities to see a few guys play a few songs alongside a few upstanding acts.

Friday, April 19THE CEDAR CULTURAL CENTER with Leagues

Saturday, April 20 • THE BELMORE/NEW SKYWAY LOUNGE (benefit for art students at MCTC) with Sleeper and the Sleepless, Kingfisher, and D’Allen White

Friday, May 3 • TURF CLUB with Van Stee & Usonia

- photo Rebecca Zenefski

February 19, 2013 in album, art, live

Interpretation, Please: at Forage Modern Workshop ∆ Now through March 1

Forage Exterior

Our interactive art exhibition, INTERPRETATION, PLEASE, is making its second appearance at Forage Modern Worksop in Minneapolis, now through March 1, open daily from 10am-8pm.

We’ll host our final acoustic walking tour:

Saturday, February 23 | 1pm.

Lots of good people involved.
This is something you should see.

February 11, 2013 in live, shows

Triple Rock ∆ Feb 17

Triple Rock Feb 17

Time for another loud show. We’re opening for Gold Fields and A Silent Film at The Triple Rock Social Club. Get your tickets here. We’d love to see your darkened face.

Sunday, February 17
7PM | 18+
$10 adv | $12 door

January 28, 2013 in album, art, live, news, reviews, shows


gryctsGALLERY set up

Thanks to Secrets of the City for the kind words in anticipation of our exhibition opening today. INTERPRETATION, PLEASE is now open Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm at the Grain Belt Bottling House in Minneapolis, featuring the interpretive work of these amazing artists.

Gary Wolfe | The Chemic Drop
Andy Sturdevant & Andy DuCett | Prometheus, Glow!
Jennifer Davis | Hideaway
Miles Mendenhall | The Lions and the Swans
Adam Turman | Foshay
Jessica Ashley Nelson | No Encores
Braden Lee | Weightless
Nathan Schroeder | Keep Us Young
Bethany Birnie | Summer Idyll
Willie Willette | Leviathan
Caitlin Karolczak | Holiday

We’ll be leading acoustic tours:
Saturday, Feb 2 + Saturday, Feb 9 at 1pm.
Thanks for the eyes, ears.

January 24, 2013 in album, art, news, video

New Video: No Encores

Nathan Schroeder created this fantastic new video for us.
He explains some of the nuts and bolts here.
Explore his world at

And see his art at our WORLD OF TOMORROW release show on Jan 26 and INTERPRETATION, PLEASE exhibition, starting Jan 28.


January 24, 2013 in live, recording



We stopped by Rock Island, IL last summer and recorded a few tunes for Daytrotter.
We ate some Mexican food and saw our buddy, Parlour Suite Joel.
It was hot in the van.
We ate ice cream.

Check out our session here.

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