Monday, December 27, 2010

Thursday January 6th at Kobo!

We will be playing at Kobo on Thursday, January 6th with:

In Silent Movies
Trains Across the Sea

It's an all-Columbus bonanza, you should consider coming and enjoying it.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Sidekicks, Totally.

The Sidekicks were kind enough to invite us to play at their vinyl release show for "Weight of Air" at the Grog Shop on Tuesday. It was most excellent and if you haven't yet listened to this band and this album I think that you should, because you will enjoy it.

And hey if you live in Columbus we are playing at Kobo on January 6th with In Silent Movies. It will be fun. There is a number of other things happening in January that are going to be awesome, like a weekend with American War and Athens with Alwood Sisters! I'll give you some more info once I have better details!

That's it!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Just a quick note

I just wanted to drop a late-but-better-than-never note about how fantastic both the Rock Potluck 2010 and the holiday hop at 83 Gallery were. It is always awesome to be reminded how many wonderful and talented people live and work in your city. So, thanks!


Friday, December 3, 2010

Rock Potluck

This weekend there are a few awesome things you should know about:

First up, tonight we will be playing a free open house at the Tone Shoppe, which is the most excellent studio where we recorded this past summer.

Then tomorrow, we will be playing at Holiday Hop at 83 Gallery at 9 o'clock.

Later tomorrow, I will be playing at the in the 6th Annual Rock Potluck at Skully's. Doors open at 9pm and you get in free if you bring food early. Music starts at 10pm and cover is $5. Come hang out!

Friday, November 26, 2010

DIT Radio

This Wednesday, December 1st we're going to be hanging out and playing some songs on DIT Radio! The show is 8pm-10pm and you can listen to it here. Check it out!

Also last week we played two excellent shows that are worth mentioning.
Kobo is excellent and if you haven't listened to Moon High or Alwood Sisters yet, I highly recommend that you do!
Mayday in Cincinnati, OH is also excellent and both State Song and Army Coach played an excellent show!
It was a good week. Thanks y'all!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Alwood Sisters, Moon High, Tin Armor

Hey All,
Saturday, November 20th we are playing an excellent show! All-Columbus line up that totally rules:

Alwood Sisters - you can listen to their music, look at their art and buy their record here
Moon High - you can listen to their music, peruse through their show flyer archive and buy their super cool 7'' here

The show is at Kobo, I think it will be fun. Also, how cool is this flyer made by Meagan of the Alwood Sisters?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Cool Shit and Shit

So this weekend was totally excellent.

Main Street Gospel were fantastic on Friday. Thanks to Trio Productions for throwing such a good show!

American War completely ruled on Saturday. "Rhetoric" is now available on vinyl from Shout Out Loud Prints. You can buy that here. Also, you can check out American War's super good Daytrotter session here. It's super good.

Party On!

Friday, November 5, 2010

This Weekend!

So this weekend we are playing two awesome shows, both in Columbus!


November 6th @ Monster House w/ American War ("Rhetoric" Vinyl Release Show!) Asinine & Three Man Cannon

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Athens, OH Tonight! Hang-Outs, Major!

We're hanging out tonight in Athens, OH at The Union with:

The show is 18+, $3 if you're over 21 and $4 if not. It will be fun!
Oh, and the show is presented by Athens awesome internet radio acrn. Totally cool.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fest 9

This morning we returned from another excellent Fest in Gainesville, Fl. This was the first year that we were able to stay for all three days so I was stoked to be able see so any outstanding bands this year. I've been struggling to pick my favorite set but I think the front runners are P.S. Elliot, Witches and Reverse the Curse. But everything I saw was great. I think Fest 9 currently holds my title of Favorite Fest. We had a great time all weekend and can't wait till next year.

- Matt U.

I have to agree with Matt on all accounts. Fest was amazing, but I did want to throw out there that on top of the great bands that Matt mentioned, Madeline's set at Common Grounds was absolutely outstanding and needs to be mentioned!

Boom! Post-bombing!


Friday, October 15, 2010

A November in Shows...

We have a whole bunch of fantastic Ohio shows in November! Look at them!

November 3rd @ The Union w/ TBA
Athens, OH 9pm

Columbus, OH 8pm

November 6th @ Monster House w/ American War (Vinyl Release Show!)
Columbus, OH 9pm

November 20th @ Kobo w/ Alwood Sisters, Moon High
Columbus, OH 9pm

November 24th @ Northside Tavern w/ State Song
Cincinnati, OH 9pm

It is going to be a busy month. You should probably hang out with us!


Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Fest 9!

The Fest 9 schedule is now up! We will be playing Saturday night at 7:10 pm at Bar 1982 right after Failures' Union, who are totally awesome! It is totally going to rule and be in Florida. See you there!
The whole Fest schedule is here.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

This Saturday, October 9th

This Saturday Matt and I will be playing a small set at Kafe Kerouac with Historians and Chris Woten. Come hang out and drink a coffee drink!

And in case you didn't read below, we have just uploaded 3 brand new recordings to our myspace, check it out and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New Music!

If you want to listen to the new stuff we have just recorded, 3 new songs can now be found on our myspace! or you can follow the links below.

Life of Abundance

Just So I Know It

Oh yea, and let me know what you think!


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Major Hang Outs

Hey Everybody!

Currently I am listening to the final version of our recent 14 song excursion. I have to tell you, I like it. Seriously though, I think you will like it too. Anyhow stay tuned because we are going to be playing some local shows in Columbus in November and before that we'll be at Fest 9 down in Gainseville, FL.

Also, check out these photos from our show with Best Coast and Male Bonding the other day. It was a good time, for real. They rule. Both of them.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Friday, August 13th

Hey folks,

We're playing a show this Friday with our good friends Andy Cook and the Wanderloons, Bobby Stephens and Nathan Del Snell. It's at Cafe Bourbon St. $5 at the door, which open at 9pm. It will be a rare treat to play with so many fantastic musicians and it would be a real shame if you missed it.

tin armor

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Look at us!

Hey all!

You may remember sometime last week I mentioned that Rachael Barbash stopped by to take some pictures in the studio. Well, now you can check them out!

Here are the photos from the studio

Here are the photos from Ted Leo and Tin Armor on 7.10.10

Things are continuing to go extremely well in the studio! We are working on vocals now and after that it's just a matter of mixing and mastering. Oh, and sorry I haven't updated much recently we have just been busy and of course, Berea Fest V kept our hands full as well. Anyhow, I should be on it more from here on out. Thanks for listening to me!


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Shake Up

Today has been an extremely productive and exciting day! The two biggest pieces of news are that 1.we did a live take of The Shake Up today that turned out exactly the way we wanted it to and 2.afterwards we made vegetarian double downs. (If you're not familiar with the double down, you can click on the title of this entry. But I wouldn't if I was you.)

We have some more recording to do tonight, but things are going well and the record is starting to take shape. It's so exciting!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Other People!

<-- By the way, this is Eric Cronstein. He is the operator of The Tone Shoppe and along with Mark Parsons (I'll tell you about him later), he is engineering and producing all this music we're making. You can learn more about Eric and the Tone Shoppe here.

In other news, we had local photographer Rachael Barbash stop by yesterday to take some pictures. It was very fun and I'll put up a link to the pictures as soon as their available. In the meantime, you can read a pretty awesome interview with Rachael here.


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Strange Correlations

So last night we took a break to play a show with Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. It was completely awesome, thanks to those who came and let's do it again sometime!

Today we're working on a song called Strange Correlations. It is a fun one, and if you want to hear our demo of it you can download it for free on this website. It is in the 'Demos' tab to the right.

Also just in case you missed it, we were in the local Columbus paper UWeekly this week, totally without shirts on. It is funny. Here is the link.

P.S. The picture is of Dexter. He has been hanging out with us in the studio. What a cute little guy, right?


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Making Music Is Fun!

Things are moving along extremely well out here! We had some issues yesterday, but things are back on track now and we should be able to get the ground work done for all the songs in the next two days. Hopefully I will have some sort of music to upload soon too!

Oh, and we're playing with Ted Leo tonight at Skully's, so if you live in Columbus you should probably come hang out!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sandwich Hands

Hey Everybody!

<-- Look at this! Last night we tweaked just about everything, getting it up to snuff. This morning we are going to begin recording for real! Things should steadily become more awesome from this point on...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Day 2: More Completed

Day 2 was much more productive. We put together the sound insulating walls for the drums and arranged the gear in the room. Added bonus: I finally got my leslie speaker working with my organ. It's been a long and arduous process but it was absolutely worth the strain. I haven't been so excited about something in months.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Let the good times roll.

Yesterday was our first day in the studio. It wasn't very productive but it was a fun start to the next three weeks. We learned how to play "The Stones That I Throw" then ate at the Ponderosa buffet. It was cool. Pictures are forthcoming.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Lots of good shows coming up.

This summer is going to be exciting. We're recording in July with our friends Eric, Mark and Andy at Eric's new studio, the Tone Shoppe. And we're playing a number of cool shows. Here's the list:

6/19 Carabar with Chinese Telephones, Tenement and What Gives (free, all ages)
6/25 Carabar for Nick Tolford and Co. release show (free, all ages)
7/10 Skully's with Ted Leo and the Pharmacists (18+, $12 adv/$14 door)
7/16 - 7/17 Berea Fest (totally the best fest ever)
7/31 Rumba Cafe for Colony Cats Benefit show (lots of bands, short sets)

Let's hang out!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Come hang out in Athens this weekend for LOBSTERFEST! It should be super fun and lots of our Columbus comrades will be playing, including Flotation Walls and The Sidekicks. Check it!

Here's the Saturday schedule. You can find info about Thursday and Friday on here!



09:00:00 PM RED Sidekicks
08:30:00 PM BLUE Russenorsk
08:00:00 PM RED Flotation Walls
07:30:00 PM BLUE Coltrane Motion
07:00:00 PM RED Evolve
06:30:00 PM BLUE The Ghost of Asa Phelps
06:00:00 PM RED She Bears
05:30:00 PM BLUE Tin Armor
05:00:00 PM RED Scubadog
04:30:00 PM BLUE The Cutter Family
04:00:00 PM RED The Mauve Avengers
03:30:00 PM BLUE Manor Animals
03:00:00 PM RED Five Deadly Venoms
02:30:00 PM BLUE Whale Zombie
02:00:00 PM RED Legends of Wrestling
01:30:00 PM BLUE Stomp The Condor
01:00:00 PM RED Bag of Hair
12:30:00 PM BLUE In Silent Movies
12:00:00 PM RED Melk

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Back in Columbus!

Hey Everybody!

Tour was wonderful, thanks to everyone who came to hang out or gave us a place to stay. This summer should hold some more fun, Lobster Fest in Athens on June 5th, a couple more Columbus dates in June and Berea Fest in July! Details for all of that is on our myspace. Also we will be recording another full length album in July with our good friend, Eric Cronstein. I will make sure to give out updates on that as it goes along. Anyhow, thanks again to those of who came to have fun with us on tour!

Feels good to be home!


Monday, May 10, 2010

Hanging Out Abroad!

Hello! We're out and about in May, come hang out! If you need any more details just let us know!

May 13 20108:00P
The Camel w/ DopaminesRichmond, Virginia
May 14 20108:00P
Rad Fest @ The SoapboxWilmington, North Caro, US
May 15 20108:00P
Rad Fest @ The SoapboxWilmington, North Caro, US
May 16 20108:00P
The Birdhouse w/ The DopaminesKnoxville, Tennessee , US
May 17 20108:00P
The Rabbit Hole w/ The DopaminesNashville, Tennessee, US

May 18 20108:00P
Indianapolis, IN w/ DopaminesIndianapolis, Indiana , US
May 19 20108:00P
Ronny’s Bar w/ O PioneersChicago, Illinois , US
May 20 2010 8:00P
The Feve Bar Oberlin, Ohio , US

Sunday, April 18, 2010

About Last Night...

Hey Everybody!

Last night was totally fun at the Monster House! Thank you to Nathan Del Snell, Sexy Crimes, Andrew Graham and Nick Tolford and Co. as well as Monster House and anybody who came to hang out!

It is awesome to live in a city where there are so many great musicians and people who care about music. Let's keep doing this, deal?

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Fun Stuff Happening!

We're heading out on a short mid-west outing, here are the dates!

Apr 13 2010 8:00P
Town Hall Pub Chicago, Illinois
Apr 14 2010 8:00P
House Toledo, Ohio
Apr 15 2010 8:00P
Mayday Northside Cincinnati, Ohio
Apr 16 2010 8:00P
House Athens, Ohio
Apr 17 2010 8:00P
Monster House Columbus, Ohio
Apr 18 2010 8:00P
Professors Pub Kent, Ohio

For those of you who live in Columbus, April 17th should be totally awesome and don't forget Surfer Blood at the Summit on April 11th! Check it out!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Surfer Blood/Tin Armor...Again!

Hey Everybody!

Just a heads up our favorite Floridians, Surfer Blood are coming back to Columbus on April 11th. The show is at the Summit, we'll be opening and it should be lots of fun. So get ready for that, seriously.


Friday, March 12, 2010

Ride the Columbus Wave!

Hey Everybody!

If you live in Columbus you should come hang out tonight at Neo-V Gallery Space (247 King Ave)

Check it out:
Host: Zachariah Baird

Act 1 - The Hawaiin comedy of Patsy B followed by the jams Austrolasurfecus

Act 2 - The strange drug induced ramblings of Mike Kolar which will be obliterated by the witty repartee of Sumukh Torgalkar

Act 3 - The steeley tunes of Tin Armor

Act 4 - The dense tracks of The Compressions

247 King Ave. 9PM

Oh, and check this out!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Still Working...

Hey Everybody!

First, we do have some new recordings. For those of you who would like to hear them, we can mail you a hard copies (but we have a limited supply) or we can e-mail it to you. It's a rough draft of the songs we've been working on for the last year.

Second, we are making arrangements to record our next full-length. We don't know how it's going to be released yet, but we are looking into it. It will have some songs from the above mentioned recording as well as some newer songs that are still in the works.

Also, we have some shows coming up and we are planning a couple short tours in the spring. All of the dates the confirmed dates are on our myspace and more are forthcoming.

See you later!