Thursday, April 13, 2006

So, on this last tour after three weeks in Europe we flew from France to Scotland and from Ireland to Berlin and finished the tour in two more weeks. Does that sound easy? Well,it was. But the whole UK section was like a dream. There was no sleep, there was a deep fog over Scotland and Ireland and we were lead by the hand from gig to gig by three scottish guys known as Buzzbomb. We stayed at Billy Buzzbomb's amazing house (sanctuary). We made fun of our Irish promoter, daily, and gave him a long awaited nickname, Wheels (Sean McMully) Did I say we never slept? It was five shows in five days: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Belfast, and Derry. And then at 5 in the morning the next day we flew to Berlin for a show that night to continue our European Tour. Wow! We were giddy, we were sleep depravated, and we had the most amazing amount of fun! Here are some pictures.

Buzzbomb and EIB somewhere on the road in Scotland

Chilling and Chowing at Billy Buzzbomb's Suburban Pad

Bellies Over Aberdeen

Bice and John up to some mysterious "No Good"

Phillip and Liz preparing for the flight to Berlin

Picking on Wheels while he was asleep. Awwhhhh... Hehehehe.... Awwwhhhhh

Oh Yeah. We played when we were in Aberdeen too.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Hey, we just had a great rehearsal. We all traveled and flew in for two days to learn new songs for the upcoming record The Fall Of The House Of Even. We laughed alot, slept very little and now my ears are ringing and my nose is running. We are intensely excited about the new material, you can see sparks flying from Gub's head and Bice destroyed a cymbol (poor cymbol). The record has an insane amount of influences but seems to flow smoothly as well. We have allowed these inspirations to flow over us: Tom Waits, Violent Femmes, Screeching Weasel, The Clash, Tool, Benny Goodman, The Ramones, and yes even Nick Drake. We hope you all will like it. We do. We hope to have it out sometime before November 2006. Possibly much sooner.
We are talking with Insubordination right now about releasing it, but all is up in the air at this time. It WILL live!!
By the way the tour was made so much more enjoyable by the great hats that we were given by Please check them out and support the wearing of classy hats.

John Jughead Pierson

John was surprised to wake up in France - IN THE 19th CENTURY!

Phillip stuggles with his glove.  He is master of his glove.

Those Darn Swedes! For a moment we thought Thore would actually do it.

The Head Of Bice situated in Rome

Liz doing her Time travel trick

Living Room Show Audience in Denmark

Carmen and Sonny Bono

Liz Yelling at voltar

John giving away Screeching Weasel secrets