So we (as in Christmas Island) just got back from tour a few days. Overall a lot of fun, though it can be strange playing a crazy show to 150 or more people and then the next night playing to 10-20 folks. But so it goes.
Arriving to Portland at 9, going to a crazy party nearby, getting wild to Mayyors at 11 in a packed, sweaty basement.
Meeting some nice UK folks, hanging out with other friends at different shows and towns.
Free cartons of cigarettes.
Mayyors is amazing, Pierced Arrows was great, Fresh and Onlys are sounding their best ever, Wounded Lion rule, etc. etc.
In other news, Volar and Single Screen Records will be finally presenting our REAL DEAL Beaters record release show at the Tower Bar on Sep 11. When we tried it a few weeks ago, we were supposed to get the 7" on the Friday of the first show, and they ended up arriving on Monday. But this will be doubly great, as in addition to Beaters playing and all of us having the records in hand, we'll have a super special guest that we'll announce a day or two before the show. Stay tuned.
Christmas Island and Spirit Photography are both confirmed to play the Part Time Punks Fest on October 11.
Blackout Summer, Christmas Island's In the Red release, should be in our hands in the next week or two. Hopefully Spirit Photography's Circle in the Fire on Neon Aztec should finally be ready soon, Andrew from the label has been relocating the last month or so.
Also, I turned 29 yesterday and sang karaoke with my best friends.