It has been far too long since our last update. That is mostly because since our U.S. tour last summer we have been focused on writing our new LP with our new drummer Edward Reisner.
hard at work recording demos
On Saturday, March 9, we will drive 11 hours to Eudora, Kansas to record our new LP with Ed Rose. Then we will drive directly to Austin to play many of our new songs at the CYLS/Topshelf Records Showcase. We have many exciting things on the horizon including a split with UK band Plaids, the release of our full length, a Canada tour, and a UK tour. More to come. <3
We had an amazing time in the UK, and so many people to thank. Foremost, thanks to James Wright for playing with us, driving, and making the last two weeks some of the best in my life.
We love you. If you are in the UK be sure to check out some of the last shows of his band Bird Calls. They are one of my very favorite current bands. Thanks to Joie de Vivre, for letting us tag along on their tour. Thanks to the killer UK bands we played with as well. Thanks to everyone who put on amazing shows, particularly Tommy and Joel of zine & not heard for putting on About Time. More videos from that and other shows to follow soon!
About Time Festival video from Fear of DIY on Vimeo.
We can’t find words to describe how grateful we feel to have gone on tour in the UK this winter. Your Neighbour the Liar are the sweetest dudes ever for setting it all up. We also got to play with a lot of other awesome bands like Human Hands, Bird Calls, Ten Speed Bicycle, I Saved Latin, Smithsonian, Speedboat Salesman and more. Thanks to everyone who set up a show, let us sleep on your floor/bed/couch, fed us, hung out with us, came to see us, sang along, or played a show with us.
Since we’ve returned from tour, James has parted ways with the band.
While we look for a permanent drummer, Brandon Baker will fill in on drums for a couple of shows at SXSW. You may remember Brandon from such hits as the “First Down” EP, the “Away Game,” 7″, and “Fightin’ Pheonix.”
Speaking of “First Down,” it has been re-released on tape via Count Your Lucky Stars and Keep It Together.
More news to come…
As we head out of the US at the end of this week for our UK tour, we leave you with an (almost) acoustic performance done in Denton, TX for Violitionist Sessions. Simply put — it’s 3 songs (“Sudden Death”, “Flood”, & “Sideline”) followed by a 3 question interview.
Here is our performance of the first track from The Draft, “Sudden Death.” Enjoy!
We’re happy to announce our UK tour dates:
Dec. 27, 2011 London House Show (e-mail andnotheardzine [at] gmail [dot] com for more info)
Dec. 28, 2011 Ipswich @ The Swan
Dec. 29, 2011 Manchester @ The Castle Hotel
Dec. 30, 2011 Dundee @ Kage
Dec. 31, 2011 Edinburgh @ Banshee Labyrinth
Jan. 2, 2012 Leeds @ Fox and Newt
Jan. 3, 2012 Nottingham @ J.T Soar
Jan. 4, 2011 Swansea @ Mozarts
Jan. 5, 2011 Exeter @ The Cavern
Jan. 6, 2011 Camden @ The Black Heart
Jan. 7, 2011 Brighton @ The Albert
All dates are with Edinburgh, Scotland’s Your Neighbour the Liar. We have them to thank for making this possible, so please, check them out. More info can be found on facebook and over at Alter the Press.
Football, etc – “Safety” from Village Basement Sessions on Vimeo.
We did this awhile ago, but there were problems with the audio so it took awhile to go up. Thanks again to John, this was fun.
Well, we got back from tour a few weeks ago and let’s just say it was amazing. It was so great to make new friends and see familiar faces. Thanks to everyone who came out to the shows, let us crash with them, set up a show or played in another band.
Here are some videos:
So now that summer is almost over, the next thing on the horizon for football, etc. is to tour the UK in December/January. We will be touring with Your Neighbour the Liar from Scotland. Look out for those dates.