1. “Giants” – Started writing this tune during a Dungeons and Dragons quest in which we were fighting a lot of rogue giants. Actually, we’re still on the same quest.
2. “Friends” – A song about discovering your love is unrequited at a Baja Fresh.
3. “New Biome” – Inspired by Minecraft and also by extensive water damage caused by a burst pipe at our house.
4. “This Must Be The Place” – One of the best love songs of all time! Thank you, Talking Heads!
5. “Koreatown’ – Chris and Charlie wrote this the day after a late night out on the town, which involved getting turned away from a downtown club because they were wearing sneakers; a futile quest into Silver Lake to see a DJ set by Erykah Badu; and finally, in Koreatown, a 4AM round of the world’s best four player card game—euchre.
6. “Solstice Song” – An old tune! Charlie and Chris wrote this during the melancholic yet beatific days before they moved from SF to LA.
7. “Hands Up Head Down” – Started with a drum loop that Kevin made as a joke. Charlie and Chris took it very seriously. Also, we needed a song with a dance move.
8. “lowlife” – This bad boy is about the big freedom you feel after a breakup.
9. “Foreign Room” – OK on this one, Kevin, Chris and Mike feel 1, where Charlie feels the end of 4. In case you were wondering where exactly 1 was. It’s in two places pal
10. “Fat Lady” – Also a super old tune from Chris and Charlie’s San Francisco days! Actually, it’s the first song those two boys wrote together after their previous band broke up.
11. “Information Machine” – A song that danced out of the cosmos and through Charlie and his toy ukulele in an Ann Arbor bed and breakfast.
Listen to the debut album here:
Upcoming Live Dates:
1/18- Imperial Vancouver- Vancouver, BC, Canada
1/22- The Catalyst Club- Santa Cruz
1/23- The Fillmore- San Francisco
1/25- House of Blues- San Diego
1/29- The Complex- Salt Lake City
1/31- Gothic Theatre- Englewood, CO
2/2- The Blue Note- Columbia, MO
2/7- 20th Century Theater
2/10- Brooklyn Steel- NYC
2/11- Port City Music Hall- Portland, ME
2/13- Higher Ground- South Burlington, VT w/ Hippo Campus
April Tour Dates:
4/2- SLO Brew- San Luis Obispo
4/5- Columbia City Theater- Seattle
4/13- 7th Street Entry- Minneapolis
4/14- Space – Chicago
4/17- Middle East Upstairs- Cambridge, MA
4/20- Rough Trade- Brooklyn, NYC
4/21- Boot & Saddle- Philadelphia
4/22- DC9- Washington DC
4/24- Masquerade- Purgatory- Atlanta
4/27- Three Links- Dallas
4/28- Antone’s- Austin
5/10- Teragram- Los Angeles