Hello dear readers,
There are turning points in life, little moments wherein one becomes distinctly aware of the concept of "before" and "after", instances that force you to open up and look at the world in a new way. To start this post on a personal note, over the last two months these sorts of moments have dominated my life with daunting regularity. Spring has come around and knocked me from my axis, as it is wont to do, and I'm doing my damndest to keep my head down, get through it, finish school, and try to take care of myself in the process. Someone asked me last night if I'd been writing much recently, and I just laughed and laughed at them – "you have no clue", I said...
Sorry for the melodramatics! Here's your proper Patience Please info, freshly prepared for ravenous consumption by BOTH of our regular blog readers (thanks Andy! thanks Chelsea!)…
We made a new album! You *might* have heard us going on and on about this over the last couple of months, but I'll reiterate the info again in case you missed it. We made a new album! It's called "Fleeting Frequencies" – a name that hints at some of the other ideas that we had for titles, and hopefully sums up some recurring ideas on the record. We recorded at Avast! Studios in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood, and also at Hear Me Shimmer in Bellingham. Cam Nicklaus and Jackson Justice Long ran the boards for us, did all the mixing and compressing and all that other stuff I don't really understand, and basically dealt with all of our bullshit along the way to making a finished product. They did an amazing job, and the record sounds really, really great, all 11 songs, including "I'll Have What She's Having", which you can hear for yourself right now on our Myspace page. We'll be posting a new song from our record to celebrate my graduation from college on June 7th, so look out for that in the coming weeks.
Our new album is currently at the pressing plant, shepherded along it's way by Mike Turner, the high-powered svengali and "First Tiger" of Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records, based out of Athens, Georgia. Our record features truly unique and eye-catching art from Mr. Dave Crane, the mastermind genius behind BOAT (one of the very best pop bands in America right now). He did such a wonderful job for us with the art, and we just cannot wait for you to see it, because you will love it, honestly. We're now patiently counting the days until we get the record back from Athens – we hope to have copies for sale locally before we go on tour.
Ah yes, tour. Tour is being booked as we speak. We're currently on sabbatical from playing local shows, while I try to finish up college and Chris enjoys some time abroad in Sweden. Big local shows are planned for before we leave, including an all-ages show on July 7th to celebrate the fifth anniversary of ThreeImaginaryGirls.com, and a spot at the first annual Seattle Pop Picnic (weekend pass details and prices will be available soon – stay tuned to www.myspace.com/popsicleproductions for info). So...back to tour. We leave on July 18th, we've got some stuff confirmed already, including very exciting spots at 3 different Popfests – Toledo Indie Popfest on July 28th and 29th, Murfreesboro Pop Hangover on August 12th, and the granddaddy of them all: HHBTM Athens Popfest, August 8-11. We're beyond excited to play these shows, and all the other ones in-between, including amazing mid-August dates in Texas with some of our very favorite bands, and a week of shows in the Northeast the first week in August. We're poking away at booking, so expect a big bunch of dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
This all leads up to our record release, which is slated to happen the first or second week in September. We're going to throw big parties for it in Seattle– if the *proper* release show is 21+, I hereby promise that we'll do something all-ages right around the same time. Making this record stressed us out, emptied our wallets, tested our friendships, gave us blisters, and quite literally cost me a relationship – but right now, I feel like I can honestly say that it was all totally worth it… I'm just ready for you to hear the damn thing!
Ok…so, the next couple of weeks are going to be very quiet for us – no shows, not much going on, just waiting for the record to come home, so I say that you should go see lots of other great pop bands in your city – if you live in the Midwest, may I suggest you check out The Hat Company on some of their upcoming dates? - in Seattle, you had damn well better be there to see BOAT on June 2nd at the Georgetown Music Fest - more info at www.myspace.com/boatmusic - also, if you're living in the southeast or Midwest, please check out this great new band called Call It Radar – it's 2/3rds of the kids from Baby Calendar, one of our very favorite pop bands, and they'll be out on tour this summer starting in late June (including a spot at the aforementioned Seattle Pop Picnic in July!) – check them out, they're great people and great musicians : www.myspace.com/callitradar
-oh and one more, there are some wonderful new Fishboy songs up over at their myspace - give them a listen, leave nice comments, and check them out their upcoming Denton shows if you're in the area.
That's it for now... look out for this year's HHBTM Compilation (featuring our song "Antediluvian"), an upcoming 7 inch with The Hat Company (featuring "Nevada-Reno, Amy"), and even a brand new music video for a song from our "Parallel Plots" EP that will be included on this year's No Parachute DVD compilation.
Think summer, kids. If we saw you last summer, we want to see you again. If we never met you before, we want to meet you. If you happen to be in possession of a time machine, and think you could loan it to me for like 5 minutes, you should let me know. I really sincerely hope you like our new songs when you hear them. If you read this far, you should write us and say hi…
-Jordan and Patience Please
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