The new album is finally finished. It’s called “Movie Theatre Haiku” Â and it’s a collection of songs about measuring distances. The official release is in late March, but you can pick up a copy now by clicking here. Also, we’ve gotten some great advance press from local papers like the Portland Mercury, the Willamette Week, and the Oregonian.
Also, keep an ear out. “User-Friendly Guide” from the upcoming album has been serving as the theme song for the CD Baby DIY Musician Podcast. I’ve also contributed a brand new song to the compiliation (D)early Departed: True Lies in Song Unearthed from Lone Fir. Portland artists such as Storm Large, Ritchie Young, Nick Jaina, Pete Krebs, and mony others each wrote a tune about a real live dead person buried in the historic Lone Fir cemetery. It was a blast. My tune was about Capt. Jim Turk, a scoundrel and crime lord who introduced the practice of crimping to Oregon and even Shanghaied his own son. A live recording of “The Love I Fake” from Drunken Dance was included on Mississippi Studios Live: volume III alongside songs by the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses, the Everybodfields, and Weinland. Lastly, whenever you see an AMC commercial for a horror movie, listen closely for my song “Mantra of a Melting American” (from this is the) playing in the background. Boo!
Planning a Spring tour now. Stay tuned.