2014, we bid you farewell

welp, another year in the books! where does the time go?!

it was a productive year for us. we put in some solid work writing our new album, and we are super proud of how its coming along! we spent a total of about 15 days together (5 in LA back in feb/march, and 10 this past october in NYC) this year and its paying off.

we compiled a couple of quick random video clips from our LA and NYC writing sessions, both featuring two new demos so you can hear some of what we are up to!


what else happened? hmm. rishi moved to london, thats pretty big news! so we went from being a bi-coastal US band to now being a tri-coastal international band! sounds fancy 🙂 if you ever wanted to know how we write and collaborate on new music given our distance, dave wrote a blog post which has a bit of insight to how we do it. take a read here if you wish!


also, we played a show in brooklyn back in october! it was our only show this year and it was a super fun time regrouping with our friends no grave like the sea and north end. we even pulled out luna park for our friend bill gordon; havent played that song since the more after we’re gone album release party mid 2009!

our setlist from the show

  1. the dead vineyard
  2. freelance forest
  3. collide us
  4. jammertime – new song – working title 😉
  5. 2551 hash – new song – also working title
  6. luna park

here are a couple of clips from the show:

what does 2015 hold? not fully sure yet, though we hope to finish up writing and recording our new album at a minimum. given our progress so far, having a new record next year feels very possible! perhaps play a show or two! some interesting show opportunities have come up, trying to see if we can make em work.

overall, it has been a great year, and while our shows are few and far between, we are doing our best to keep making new music. we sincerely appreciate your support far beyond words and we cant thank you all enough for sticking with us!

and finally, what year end wrap up would it be without sharing some of the music we listened to and some of our favorite shows we attended this year. our individual lists are all below.



albums (no particular order)

Beach Slang “Cheap Thrills on a Dead End Street”
Beach Slang “Who Would Ever Want Anything So Broken?”
Dads “I’ll Be the Tornado”
CSTVT “The Echo & The Light”
You Blew it! “Keep Doing What You’re Doing”
Owen “Other People’s Songs”
Pompeii “Loom”
Jenny Lewis “The Voyager”Iron Chic “The Constant One”

Inventions “Self titled”

songs (no particular order)

Gabriel Teodros “Re: Invent (feat. Luam Kidane)”
The Littlest Viking “Make Me a Mixtape”
Beach Slang “Kids”
Beach Slang “American Girls and French Kisses”

CSTVT “Narrow Hallways”
You Blew It! “Match & Tinder”
Owen “Just Like Them” (by ALL)
Owen “Under the Blanket” (by The Smokin Popes)
Pompeii “Loom”
Dads “But”


De La Soul @ The House of Blues
American Football @ webster hall
American Football @ The Fonda
Mineral @ The Roxy
Mineral @ The Bowery Ballroom
Dads @ The Echo



nothing – “guilty of everything”

thom yorke – “tomorrow’s modern boxes”
owls – “two”
braid – “no coast”
damon albarn – “everyday robots”
whirr – “sway”
bibio – “the green EP”
mark mcguire – “noctilucence”
cloud nothings – “here and nowhere else”
real estate – “atlas”


buho – “night clinics”

caribou – “silver”
whirr – “lines”
sarah p – “i misbehave”
alt-j – “hunger of the pine”
shabazz palaces – “forerunner foray”
apollo brown & ras kass – “too much of a good thing”
warpaint – “disco//very”
the soft moon – “black”
mogwai – “heard about you last night”


nothing @ st vitus, new york city, 3/20
owls @ bowery ballroom, new york city, 6/11
owls @ tufnell park dome, london, 9/19
american football @ webster hall, new york city, 10/10

album artwork

bibio – “the green EP”
mark mcguire – “noctilucence”
shabazz palaces – “lese majesty”
11:11 – “11:11”
golden retriever – “seer”


albums (no particular order)

Beck – Morning Phase
The Knells – The Knells
Bibio – The Green EP
Books – Daytrotter Session 6/17/2011
Dosh – Daytrotter Session 6/23/2008
Elbow – The Takeoff and Landing of Everything
Death – …For the Whole World to See


Dosh – First Impossible
What Made Milwaukee Famous – Down
Beck – Don’t Let It Go
Knells – Dissolve
Elbow – New York Morning


Midlake – Bottom of the Hill 1/14
Elbow – The Wiltern 5/14
American Football – Webster Hall 10/10


albums (no particular order)

loscil – sea island
grouper- ruins
mark mcguire – along the way & noctiulence ep
sinoia caves – beyond the black rainbow OST
apollo brown & ras kass – blasphemy
thom yorke – tomorrows modern boxes
ditry beaches – statesless

mineral – the power of failing reissue

teebs – e s t a r r a

taylor mcferrin – early rising


tim hecker – amps, drugs, and harmonium.
thom yorke – the mother lode
run the jewels – crown
apollo brown & ras kass – h2o (featuring pharoah monch & rakaa iriscience & indjinous)
grouper – holding
loscil – sea island murders
sinoia caves – elena’s sound-world
teebs – wavxxes
taylor mcferrin – already there
future islands – seasons (waiting on you)


ida – mercury lounge
mineral – bowery ballroom
american football – webster hall
taylor mcferrin – prospect park
happy holidays!
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  • Chris Trebus

    Do you have a mailing list to let people know when you are touring?

    I am not a fan of Facebook or any of that stuff but I stumbled across your band from Sonos via the Kimock “station” and would love to see you play when on the East Coast

    I love your sound.


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