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Mostly Germany Tour Update 2013 (week 2)

UntitledAfter Regensburg we had a great show in Munich at Sudstadt. It was kind of like a homecoming for us because we played there last year with Jenny Lund and this time it was just Jan solo from Jenny Lund. We said goodbye to Bavaria and it was off to Vienna. In Vienna we stayed with our old friend Steffko. UntitledWe went to a good Vietnamese food place but we passed on the crispy Darm.
UntitledWhat we didn’t pass on was the late night cheesy dog, which seems to be some kind of specialty in Vienna. Yummy! Ouch! UntitledThe next night was a show in Martigny, Switzerland. A beautiful mountain town where we reunited with a great band called Monoski. About 5 years a go we played a show with them in Brooklyn. It was great to play with them again after all these years.UntitledUntitledUntitledNext we were back in Komteri, Tobel. Kind of dreamland for us. We played a great show in the old prison and had a nice day walking around and looking at the beautiful countryside.UntitledUntitledThis is Kim the daughter of our friends Tom and Alice in Tobel.
UntitledUntitledNext stop Zurich! We played Bosch Bar again! And got to see our friends Caro and Ursina. Word on the street is that the door artwork was done by our pal Toby Goodshank!
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UntitledTexas sized Croissont!Untitled The next show was our only show in France in a town called Strasbourg. They made this amazing poster.Untitled Everyone was so nice. It made us think that maybe we need to play more shows in France next time.UntitledThe next show was our return to Wetzlar at the Franzis. They have a nice big mirror in the back stage there so we could get pretty before the show!UntitledWhat’s not to love about German breakfast.UntitledAfter breakfast we took a nice long walk with our friend Sigmar and Samson the Wolf Hound of Wetzlar. Untitled The last 2 nights we played in Offenbach and Darmstadt with our friend Alex’s band Mine.
UntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledThanks to everyone who keeps coming out to the shows. This week, after several years, we are back in Belgium for 3 shows as well as more shows in Western Germany!
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“Landlocked” single release on Too Much Rock!

Hey folks. We’re touring in Europe right now so it’s a little bit hard to know exactly what time it is in the states but according to our calendars, here, tomorrow is the official release of our latest single on the newly birthed Too Much Rock record label thingy. We’re very excited and proud about how the song turned out as well as the fact that it’s our first recording since moving to Kansas! You can learn a little more about how this whole thing came together from this excellent entry on the Riot On the Plaza Blog. We’ll be celebrating it’s release with a free, all ages, show at Mills Records on Saturday December 7th with one our favorite local bands Lazy.
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Okay, stay tuned for more tour reports from Europe. Tonight we’re at Bosch Bar in Zurich, Switzerland!
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The Last Dance (for now)

UntitledNext stop was Ft. Collins, CO. None of us had never been there but we were greeted with smiles from the local band Hallowd Oak. They were sweet enough to help us load our gear too. The show was in a really cool gallery space called The Artery. With lots of cool art. A great group of kids! Love to the dancers!
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UntitledAs we pulled out of Ft. Collins Jeff got a text about the news of Lou Reed’s death. I didn’t even know he had been sick. Aside from a recent perverted fascination with the “Lulu” Metallica collaboration, the recent work of Lou Reed has not beena large part of my life. But just like any songwriter in the world, I would imagine, Lou has spoken to my soul on countless occasions throughout my life. It was somehow comforting to be with Jeff and Nan upon hearing the news. We were all connected through New York. The fact that it was the last day of the tour added a slight poetic aspect to the news. To clear our heads we took a little hike along a nearby reservoir UntitledUntitledThe last show was an awesome punk space called 7th Circle Music Collective. It was one of the most organized “All Ages” spaces I’ve ever seen. I like this quote I saw on the wall there. It was our best show in Denver to date! UntitledWe’ll I guess that was it. We dropped Jeff off at the airport the next morning for New York and then we high tailed it back to Kansas. We only have one day at home before we’re off to Europe. It was super nice hanging out and playing with Jeff. There are talks about doing it again in the Spring perhaps. Stay tuned? Thanks so much to all the people who came out and showed your love at the shows. It is what we live for. Also a big thanks to all the promoters, venues and opening bands. You are our wings. One of the things I love about touring the most are the simple acts of kindness that I receive regularly from people. I’ll leave you with some of the vinyl booty I acquired on the tour. Happy trails! UntitledClick here for more pics from the tour.