This tour is more than half way over and it has been an odd one. We have played a venue that doesn’t allow cursing, one populated entirely with people on whatever drug compels people to lie down on band merch, and a number of fairly last-minute shows that we wish we could have better promoted. We have had a lot of great shows, too. We played the Village Voice Web awards, which was an honor (not sure blog folks will ever be our crowd, though) and our time in the South has been a pleasure as always. I am already putting tonight’s show at the Radio Room in the “great” category. It is the Winter Sounds album release party and people are descending on Greenville from as far away as Charlotte and Carrollton, GA. It should be a mad house tonight and we are super excited to be a part of it.
We have had big shows and small shows this tour, which has only served to remind us that it isn’t the size of the crowd but the size of the response. I know that sounds super corny, but is nonetheless true.
We have managed to have a lot of fun in the small amount of off-time we have had. We went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where we were able to get in free in exchange for our album. They now have all three in their archives! In Philadelphia we got to catch Oreo Jones and DMA performing down the street after playing our own show. We had some great tourist time in D.C., one of our favorite places (and a testament to the great things that can come from our tax dollars–Museums should always be free!) as well, and we even got a little Christmas shopping in here and there.
Most importantly, we have been getting a great response to the new album and selling them steadily. We couldn’t be more proud of War Cries and we would love to hear from people who have had a chance to really sit down with it.
More to come soon. Until then check out our feature in NUVO (Indianapolis). One of the best articles written about us so far, and probably our best photo shoot to date!
Also, check out the press we got in Charleston.