Friday, September 14 – The Spot Tavern, Lafayette IN (w/VV Torso & Team Leader)
Saturday, September 15 – The Bowling Alley, Chicago IL (w/The Crustations, Save State, J.D. Reager, Arthhur, and The Glass Eyes)
Sunday, September 16 – OPEN Community Arts Center, Louisville KY (w/Ross Hammond, The Empty Room, and droneroom)
Will be selling the remaining copies of both Confidence and TRIALS, have tons of Pneumatic Girls and Near Reaches to peddle your way as well. 😉
The few months after the ‘victory lap’ of releasing an album are always a little weird when you’re doing it all on your own.
I had a couple things in mind months ago. First off, I knew I wanted to spotlight at least one more song from TRIALS, so I picked “Lifeboat” as a lot of people have been vocal about their enjoyment of that tune. I did a remix of it and put it up on Bandcamp with some fanfare (honestly could have promoted it more and will, still).
My other plan was to solicit remixes and release something of a companion to TRIALS. I decided this midway through making the albums. It is called TRAILS (see what I did there?) and it will be released sometime in the near future.
I played three shows in June around town for the hell of it (one of which was an electronic presentation to support my friends Evil English). Those were fun.
And then it dawned on me that I have never really toured my own material. Not beyond a couple weekend jaunts in Arkansas. So I’m currently booking what I hope will be the first of many “tiny tours” – picking three places away from Memphis and making a long weekend of it. My choices for this first round are St. Louis, Chicago, and Lexington (KY). I’m happy to say Lexington is booked, and I’m really excited about that!
So yeah, that’s that. I’ve gotten probably 2/3 of the material for TRAILS in, and I may make a short run of CD-Rs for the tour in September.
That’s what’s up in the air at the moment. I’ll post those tour dates soon.
TRIALS is out! Click here for lyrics.
I got to stop in to Radio Memphis and talk about the album for almost an hour, which was loads of fun. I checked in with Shangri-La and Goner and made sure the CDs were out, and talked it up to everybody (and their mother).
Tomorrow night is the CD Release Party. Mayor Strickland declared April 14th “Lucero Day”. I’m not knocking them – they’ve worked hard and are loved – but that’s going to make for a busy part of Midtown (and wouldn’t you know, Move the Air is in the middle of it?)
Eh, it’ll be great. Or at least the process of releasing the album will be over.
TRIALS is finished.
It features contributions from my friends and occasional bandmates J.D. Reager, Josh Stevens, and Eric Wilson, along with guest appearances by Kathryn Brawley Suda, Robert Poss (Band of Susans), Cat Hall (Dissonance), and Nina Miraj (Coke Weed). I’m very excited to share it with you and will let you know how to get it soon.
Check out the new single, “Brakes”, distributed by TuneCore and live on iTunes and Amazon.
This is up!
Forgive that I’ve not had enough coffee yet to toot my own horn very hard, or weave some tale of why this is Essential Listening, but I am definitely happy with it and I’m looking forward to putting the whole record out.
Also, February 7th at the beloved P&H Café in Midtown. Tony Manard, who played on “Texas” will be opening (and maybe another band…we’ll see).
Tomorrow’s the big day … sort of. Let me explain:
I received a message Friday night from TuneCore, my major digital distributor, saying there was an artwork issue for “Kiss Off, Stranger”. I distributed the songs separately, as releasing two songs would be considered an album in their eyes. As it turns out, the original artwork wouldn’t work for it because it had “We Died Laughing” on it instead. I created new (but similar) artwork for it as a separate release and updated the order.
… and now we wait.
This will not delay of “We Died Laughing” itself – it should still be available on all the big commercial sites tomorrow. It may now take “Kiss Off, Stranger” a couple more days to show up, though, and I’m sorry to have to tell you that.
The single in its originally-intended form will be available tomorrow at the Be Here Tinnitus Bandcamp.
I’ve received some lovely comments on the new music and I’m very excited to have made this music, with friends, for you to enjoy.
Cover graphic by Lynette May. Available online 11/11/14. GoFundMe participants will receive today.
I’m excited to report that I will be releasing “We Died Laughing” as a single from the forthcoming still-untitled album. The distribution at this time will be online-only via the Be Here Tinnitus Bandcamp, and possibly mainstream outlets like iTunes and Amazon.
The b-side will be “Kiss Off, Stranger” (formerly known as “Treat Yourself”). GoFundMe participants will receive the single for free immediately upon release.
If you want to be a part of the GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign, I would greatly encourage it! Visit gofund.me/crifhg for more information.