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 nthndesign.com.

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.

January 24, 2013 in album, Interviews, news

In Conversation

Greycoats - City Pages

Jon had a chat with Youa Vang at City Pages Minneapolis about the new album and upcoming shows. Read it here.

January 24, 2013 in album, reviews

In Review

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There’s this smart new magazine for aesthetes in the Twin Cities.
It’s called Thirty Two.
It’s printed on nice paper.
And it smells nice.

Joshua Cook wrote some very nice words about the new album.
In fact, he may have just penned our new band bio.

January 22, 2013 in album, news, recording

World of Tomorrow, here today.

World of Tomorrow Cover

Our record label is you.

We’re thrilled to announce the release of our new album, World of Tomorrow. It’s been a long time coming. We hope, for you, it’s been worth the wait.

Pay-what-you-want for it now at bandcamp.

We wanted to make our music as easy to get as possible, so paying what you think it’s worth (or what you can afford) seemed only fair to us. After all, you’re the best thing we’ve got going for us.

We’re not on a record label. Any money passing through our hands from albums or shows never makes it to our pockets. It’s spent: recording, touring and promoting. But we keep doing it because it still seems worth doing.

One of the pros of having the support of a label, other than playing with someone else’s money, is having access to their network. That’s how music gets heard: long arms and deep pockets. While our pockets seem to be growing new holes, we do have you.

And if what we do makes your life better, in some small way, we ask that you share this album with your friends. Share this album with your family. Share this album with anyone willing to take a chance on something new. For free. Which, sort of mitigates the risk.

Every like, every tweet, every kind word means a great deal. It keeps this going. And for that, we thank you.

You can also pick up the album on iTunes, Amazon, and our Merch Store. Stream it on Spotify. Or better, yet, pick a copy up in person at our album release show this Saturday at The Ritz Theater.

See you soon.
High fives await.


January 14, 2013 in album, art, news

Jan 28 ∆ Art Show / Extended Listening Party

Interpretation, please

The nights are long and the days are cold.

With lean times on the mind, we set out to create a Dust Bowl record. We found our way through the 1939 World’s Fair instead. The dreamers of yesteryear looked to the future to lift themselves from a Great Depression. It’s January in Minneapolis. The timing couldn’t be better for an exhibition of our own.

We’ve asked 12 artists whose work we love to interpret each song from our new album, World of Tomorrow, in any fashion they see fit. Each piece will be on display near a listening station, where visitors may offer their interpretations.

For the truly curious, we’ll be leading walking tours of the entire exhibit every Saturday at 1pm, playing an acoustic set of the album and offering our interpretations.

INTERPRETATION, PLEASE will open on Monday, January 28 at the Grain Belt Bottling House (Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm) and continue at Forage Modern Workshop, starting Monday, February 18 (every day, 10am-8pm).

We can’t believe our good fortune in collaborating with such incredible artists.

Help us spread the word.

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