listener Hi. it’s dan!! I hope you’re doing good today. It’s gonna be a good monday. I haven’t sent out an email in a month or so now, I’ve been taking a rest. We had an awesome and busy and sweet 2009. We toured a ton, saw so many friends, made new music, and have had some time to collect our thoughts. We put out a video made by our friend Nathe Corrona from Atlanta…..that’s linked below. If you haven’t seen it, spend the 4 minutes on yourself and take a look, email it to a friend for us.

We are looking at touring again this year starting with some dates in february and march and really hitting the road hard in April. If you want to see us in your city, and could possibly help with organizing a show please email me here: No place is too out of the way (most of the time). I’m going to be doing some routing and deciding on where to go first based on who wants us where. We have so many friends who have thrown amazing shows for us in the past and we will definitely be back to those cities, but there are some places we just haven’t been able to break in to. If you haven’t seen us in your city or haven’t seen us play a good show there…let me know.

Touring….well, most bands tour on new albums, and we don’t want to disappoint. So, we’re working hard to finish up our new record. It’s called “Wooden Heart”. There’s no release date, we don’t have a record label, but we are going to try and have it available at our shows first. Speaking of having albums….we are all sold out of really almost everything but t-shirts and some hoodies. All the remaining shirts are 7 bucks and the hoodies 17, and we only have limited supplies and sizes. I’m trying to get rid of everything we have to make room (and pay for) all the new CDs and shirts for the upcoming tour. If you had your eye on a certain thing, or just want to help out…go to the listener store. Whomever buys something off the store this week will get a free download of the new “return to struggleville” album. We will be playing a couple shows in Las Vegas in February…..most likey the 19th and 20th, and then a couple week run through the southeast in March. the dates will be on the website shortly.


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