Whenever I try to do any kind of business for the band, or even try to post on this blog I'm reminded of why we're breaking up. It's really hard to keep a band going while you're working full time. We've been getting stuff ready for the tour and the 7" while trying to juggle busy lives and some of us living out of state, so it's not as easy as it used to be. That being said, here's a little run-down on what's been going on. Hopefully later I can post about some of these things in greater detail.
Facedown Fest was a lot of fun as always, but this time was different since it was our last west coast show and it was our first time not touring out there. We all flew in to San Diego on Thursday and ate In-N-Out Burger immediately. We had really missed it. Our friend Drew happened to be in town with A Day to Remember, so we called him up and ended up hanging out at their show with 6,000 screaming tweens. It was quite an experience. The fest itself was a lot of fun and we're really going to miss going out there. Our set was great and the kids really made it worth our while.
Here's a short clip from the set where we play Empty Promises and a No Warning cover. I was stoked that so many kids knew that song:
Also, here's a video of 60 dudes in black t-shirts trying to take a picture on the beach.
And this is what it came out looking like.
Pretty cool, huh?
We just got done recording our final release, the "Validation" 7". It's finishing getting mastered right now and we're really excited about it. I think it's really going out on a high note for us and we can't wait for you to hear the new songs. Here's the tracklisting in case you're interested.
1. Exploit, Neglect, Condemn
4. To become One
We'll be posting more about that soon, including details about the pressing.
The Final Tour
We've just announced our final tour for this summer. We'll be heading out with a band we love touring with, Dead Icons, and our new friends in Dynasty. We tried to hit up places we love playing and for a two week tour it's pretty spread out. If we didn't make it to you area, we're really sorry. Here's the dates:
6/15 Fayetteville GA @ 11th Hour Venue **
6/16 Columbia SC @ Unit One Art Space
6/17 Whitesburg KY @ Letcher County Tourism
6/18 Cookeville TN @ Westside Station
6/19 Southhaven MS @ Cafe 549
6/20 Little Rock AR @ Downtown Music Hall
6/21 Tyler TX @ The Attic
6/22 Houston TX @ Cain's Ashes
6/23 McAllen TX @ VFW Hall
6/24 San Antonio TX @ The White Rabbit
6/25 Dallas TX @ The Door
6/26 Tulsa OK @ The Reverb w/ Onward To Olympus
6/27 Springfield MO @ Salad Days w/ Onward To Olympus
6/28 Springfield IL @ Black Sheep Cafe
6/29 Bushnell IL @ Cornerstone (Blood & Ink Friends Night) **
6/30 Bushnell IL @ Cornerstone **
7/01 Bushnell IL @ Cornerstone **
7/05 Evansville IN @ The Rev **
7/06 Chattanooga @ The Warehouse **
** No Dead Icons
We'll be announcing our final Florida dates very soon. Until then we're playing an awesome fest next week in Ft Lauderdale called Bringing it Back For The Kids Fest. There's a lot of awesome bands playing so you should definitely be there!
That's it for now. Check back soon!