Monday, April 26, 2010

I am a peacock, afraid of it's beauty....

I am a peacock galloping wild
Bleed heavenly colors
I am a peacock feathered out
So pretty now
Within my cage
Afraid to age
within these walls
afraid to call

Silent, i open my mouth at meal time
from my lair, i am filled with cold air
every song sung quietly
every note so silently

some years later, new feathers set sail
when my colors glitter like hail
treasure towers of gold and green
when my beauty blooms with spring

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Record Store Day!

Our album will be available in these record stores April 12! Please be sure to go visit one of these fine establishments and pick yourself up a copy! HAPPY RECORD STORE DAY! (APRIL 17, 2010)

Oz Music 506 14th Street Tuscaloosa Alabama
Hoodlums 6434 S. McClintock Tempe Arizona
Stinkweeds 12 W. Camelback Phoenix Arizona
Zia Records 1940 W. Indian School Road Phoenix Arizona
Amoeba 2455 Telegraph Ave Berkeley California
Amoeba 1855 Haight St. San Francisco, California
Amoeba 6400 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles California
Boo Boo Records 978 Monterey St. San Luis Obispo California
Dimple Records 2433 Arden Way Sacramento California
Fingerprints 4612 E. 2nd Street Long Beach California
Lou's Records 434 N Coast Hwy 10 Encinitas, California
Mad Platter 1223 University Ave; #160 Riverside California
M Theory 915 W Washington St. San Diego California
Mod Lang 6328 Fairmount Ave El Cerrito California
Rasputin 2401 Telegraph Ave. Berkeley California
Rhino Records 235 Yale Avenue Claremont California
Salzer's 5777 Valentine Road Ventura California
Streetlight Records 2350 Market Street San Francisco California
Streetlight Records 980 South Bascom Avenue San Jose California
Streetlight Records 939 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz California
Independent Records 3030/3020 E. Platte Ave Colorado Springs Colorado
Independent Records 937 East Colfax Avenue Denver Colorado
Twist and Shout 2500-2526 E Colfax Ave Denver Colorado
Johnny's 45 Tokeneke Road Darien Connecticut
Rainbow 54 East Main St. Newark Delaware
Record and Tape Traders 101 Rehoboth Avenue Rehoboth Beach Delaware
Central Square 89 Central Square Seaside Florida
CD Connection 1908 3rd St S Jacksonville Beach Florida
Park Avenue 2916 Corrine Drive Orlando Florida
Radio Active Records 1930 B. East Sunrise Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale Florida
Uncle Sam's 1141 WAshington Ave. Miami Beach Florida
Vinyl Fever 4110 Henderson Blvd Tampa Florida
Criminal Records 1154-A Euclid Ave NE Athens Georgia
Decatur 356 West Ponce de Leon Ave. Decatur Georgia
School Kids 264 E Clayton St Athens Georgia
Record Exchange 1105 W Idaho Boise Idaho
Dave's Records 2604 North Clark Street Chicago Illinois
Sunshine Daydream 2027 E. Euclid Ave. Mt. Prospect Illinois
Indy CD 806 Broad Ripple Ave. Indianapolis Indiana
Landlocked Music 202 N. Walnut St. Bloomington Indiana
LUNA Music 5202 North College Avenue Indianapolis Indiana
Love Garden Sounds 822 Massachusetts St. Lawrence Kansas
CD Central 377 S. Limestone, Lexington Kentucky
Ear X-tacy 1534 Bardstown Rd. Louisville Kentucky
Bull Moose 456 Payne Rd Scarborough Maine
Record & Tape Traders 1100 W. Patrick Street Frederick Maryland
Sound Garden 1616 Thames Street Baltimore Maryland
Aboveground Records 8 Triangle Plz Edgetown Massacusetts
Newbury Comics 332 Newbury Street Boston Massacusetts
Newbury Comics North Market Building Boston Massacusetts
Record Times 27360 Gratiot Ave. Rosevill Michigan
Rock-a-billys 8411 Hall Road Utica Michigan
Electric Fetus 2000 4th Ave. S Minneapolis Minesota
Pop Tunes 1433 Goodman Road West Horn Lake Mississipi
Euclid Records 601 East Lockwood St Louis Missouri
Rockin Rudy's 237 Blaine Street Missoula Montana
Homer's Records 1210 Howard St. Omaha Nebraska
Lakeshore 370 Park Avenue Rochester New York
Looney Tunes 31 Brookvale Ave West Babyylon New York
Record Archive 33 1/3 Rockwood St Rochester New York
The Sound Garden 310 W. Jefferson Street Syracuse New York
Zia Records 4225 S. Eastern Ave. Las Vegas Nevada
Zia Records 4503 W Sahara Av Las Vegas Nevada
Manifest Starmount Shop. Centre6239 South Blvd Charlotte North Carolina
School Kids 2114 Hillsborough Street Raleigh North Carolina
Culture Clash 4020 Secor Rd Toldeo Ohio
Finders Records 128 North Main Street Bowling Green Ohio
Indie Wax 6961 Market S Youngstown Ohio
Magnolia Thunderpussy 155 North High Street Columbus Ohio
Music Saves 15801 Waterloo Road Cleveland Ohio
Shake It 4156 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati Ohio
Toxic Beauty 220 Xenia Avenue 2nd floor Yellow Springs Ohio
CD World 3215 W 11th Suite B Eugene Oregon
Everyday Music 1313 W. Burnside Portland Oregon
Jackpot Records 203 Southwest 9th Avenue Portland Oregon
Gallery Of Sound Provincial Tower24 South Main St. Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania
Repo Records 538 South Street Philadephia Pennsylvania
Siren Music 25 E State Street 1st Floor Doylestown Pennsylvania
Music Box 160 Thames Street Newport Rhode Island
52.5 Records 591 King's Street Charleston South Carolina
Ear Shot 1418 Laurens Rd. Greenville South Carolina
Manifest Boozer Shopping Centre 1563A Broad River Road Columbia South Carolina
Cat's Music 1569 Union Ave Memphis Tennessee
The Disc Exchange 2615 Chapman Highway Knoxville Tennessee
Grimey's 1604 8th Ave. South Nashville Tennessee
Spin Street #71 3484 Poplar Ave Memphis Tennessee
Cactus Music 2100 Portsmouth Houston Texas
End Of A Ear 2209 South First Street Austin Texas
Good Records 1808 Lower Greenville Ave. Dallas Texas
Waterloo Records 600A North Lamar Austin Texas
Fatfin 208 South 1300 East Salt Lake City Utah
Slow Train 221 E Broadway Salt Lake City Utah
Pure Pop 115 South Winooski Ave. Burlington Vermont
Plan 9 3012 W. Cary Street Richmond Virginia
Plan 9 2410 Ownby Lane Richmond Virginia
Volume CDs 2720 North Mall Drive Virginia Beach Virginia
Easy Street 4559 California Ave Southwest Seattle Washington
Hot Poop 210 E. Main, Walla Walla Washington
Off The Record 901 Summitview Avenue Yakima Washington
Silver Platter 701 5th Ave. N. Seattle Washington
Sonic Boom 2209 NW Market St Seattle Washington
Strictly Discs 1900 Monroe Street Madison Wisconsin

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Most Unexpected

Following the hurricane that is sxsw, we drove 13 hours to get costa mesa for our show Monday. It's almost too predictable that what you predict rarely happens. For instance, I made plans to see Washed Out, Pomegranates, and The xx at sxsw. Instead I saw Choir of Young Believers, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and the Globes. I didn't think I'd get to see the Walkmen at all and yet I saw them twice! It's hard to share what exactly it is that makes the Walkmen such a perfect band to me and the guys. They just fit my being, my mindset, my language.

So we thought we'd drive 13 hours from albquerque to costa mesa to play a thin monday night show. Instead, some of our favorite fans were all there, and the place was completely packed. We sold out of all our merch and we met some wonderful people.

You think you've got your music all figured out and yet you change parts completely mid tour.

You think you played the show of your life, and you get a shite review. You think you played the most mediocre show ever and you get a touchingly glowing review.

In conclusion, I think the trick and beauty to all of this is to..just enjoy the ride. :)

for now, i will get some rest and catch up on my zzz's.

xo ann

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day

Spent Valentine's day tracking some vocals in our practice space. The baffle boards are in the shape of a heart and they are red. The songs I chose to track are about sleeping alone at night and love for statues. I'd say that was a pretty romantic Valentine's Day. x ann

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Best of 2009 lists

It's nice to see that we made a little impression on 2009. Thank you to everyone that included us in their wonderful lists, please continue to send them my way. 2010 means more new music we've been working on between tours. And It's headed your way, beloved friend/fan/comrade because without you, they are just songs floating in our heads. xo ann


Echo Blog

Almost Four Stars

The Pop Cop

The Music Ninja

Mixtapes for Hookers


Stranger Dance

Monday, February 1, 2010

2010 so far.... far...

Color changing
Show planning
Song sculpting
Mic testing
Word making

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Holidays

I had the most delicious date, basil, and goat cheese snacks at a holiday party last night, and I felt so happy to be in the company of good friends and family eating these delectable treats. The holidays are always like that, happy or really sad, always one extreme or the other, never balanced and neutral.
Well, we hope you spent the holidays with those you love and found the holidays to be on the happier end of the spectrum. And we are sooo looking forward to a beautiful and magical 2010! Yes, we've sorta been holed up in our bedrooms and practice space scheming and dreaming. But when 2010 hits, we'll be ready.

Here is a link to a video from our last UK tour in October thanks to the lovely Mick Scholefield :

Hope this make you happy too. :)