RECORD RELEASE AT THE HIGH DIVE JUNE 9th! Can you go?! Say YES!! We love you and want you there!!!
Thrilled to announce some upcoming dates! Maybe get a pen or pencil or you can put in it your phone, that’s probably easiest. The important thing is just that we are on your calendar. xo
May 24th – 26th Doe Bay Resort and Retreat
w/ Lotte Kestner and Kevin Long
Record Release Short Run with Walking Spanish
June 5th Cafe Coda- Chico, CA
June 6th Caldera Tap House- Ashland, OR
June 7th Mt Tabor Theater- Portland, OR
June 8th Kickstarter Party- Tacoma WA
June 9th Record Release @ High Dive – Seattle WA
A dear friend sent me this recently… I (el-k) wrote this pep talk of sorts 5 or 6 years back and I had forgotten about it. I was shocked and delighted to see the title of our CD is in the second paragraph so I thought I’d share it with you.
Isn’t this what art is- marking what is noticeable to you and making of those notes, a composition?! We tear off a corner of an overcast mood, overhear conversations, remember youthful passions, dog-ear scribbled in books, steal waiting room magazines, cut up materials, marvel at things in order, stand and look at the funnel cloud of inner chaos and let it take us somewhere. This is our spectrum- the nutrients our interior walls have absorbed where emotions and experiences have mixed fresh colors for us, that our brushes could dip! We soak up- then strike the quiet surface and find a new noise- one born of combining what we know of any little moment with skilled senses that we might make a projection- letting imagination breath real air and float and make sound and be visible, be something perceptible.
Make the emptiness meaningful to you. Make something out of nothing. Make something out of wreckage. Inform beauty of its state, console ugliness till it feels pretty. Wait for the perfect light. Wrap your words and songs and thoughts and arms around what makes you feel new. Make something out of the elements provided by the second that just slipped past you. May it leave its chill up your arm so that you can leave a chill up mine.
March 15th, 2011, in a Tacoma warehouse, we gathered with friends to celebrate the release of our first Elk and Boar CD, Room To Start. That same night Travis wrote up a 2 year band marriage contract, which we both signed- with witnesses even. Today, March 15th, 2013 that Elk and Boar contract expires. We are renewing it with the release of our second CD Something Out of Nothing produced by Elijah Thomson of Everest. We are thrilled with it and want you to have it!
Something Out Of Nothing is on sale on bandcamp- this weekend only- to commemorate our 2 year Elk and Boar anniversary. If you joined our kickstarter, you have a download code waiting for you. Just email us for your code at email@example.com and download free!
New, gorgeous merch is in the works. T-shirt design looks incredible. Ryan Meline is a phenomenal art director! Our CD’s should arrive by the end of this month. We will keep you posted. Record release private and public party dates coming soon! Thanks for being patient with us. : ) And…THANK YOU FOR LISTENING!!!!! Can’t wait to hear what you think! We love you.
We will be celebrating our successful kickstarter tonight at The Sunset with Melville and The Spring Standards! Thanks to 89 generous backers, we start recording October 14th!! This project is so meaningful to us because YOU believed in it and got behind us. We hope to get a chance to thank you tonight in person. We will play our guts out in your honor. Also- if you had wanted to back this project, it is not too late to get on the backer list. You can still sign up for an incentive directly through us. You could do it tonight even! We’d love to make sure you have this cd first.
Elk and Boar
In this video you can preview a few of our new songs and learn about our project keep to road. We would love it if you’d check out our kickstarter and get involved in the making of our record! We would love it so much. xoxo
In this last half of September, we will be generating funds for our next cd keep to the road which we will be recording in October. It is going to be magical and we hope you will get involved in this project by participating in our kickstarter – check it out!!!
Kirsten and Travis
We will be recording our second CD - keep to the road – with Elijah Thomson of Everest in just a few weeks!! We are confident it will be our proudest musical accomplishment to date. You can get involved in the project through kickstarter. Launching soon!!
We had a lot of fun playing the High Dive this month- it was Friday the 13th. Nothing creepy happened but it was thrilling, the kind of night that inspires you on. We are thankful to the beautiful people who came out and made the evening feel so jubilant.
We are going to spend the rest of the summer band bonding and preparing for a productive new season. Fall activities will include recording songs that we have not yet recorded and playing in some cities we’ve not yet played in! If you would like us in your town and you live within 1000 miles of Tacoma- let us know! We may be able stop by!
|Dear amazing friends,
You are invited to a very intimate show this Friday. We are honored to be playing at Empty Sea Studios with the accomplished Ali Marcus http://www.alimarcus.com/ at her CD Release party! We’re webcasting this show both live and on-demand in HD via Empty Sea Television! We’d love to have your energy in the room as we are recording and if you can’t make it to the venue, you can enjoy the show in the comfort of your very home!
Click here for more webcast information: http://www.emptysea.com/television-about/
To RSVP and get your ticket- click here: http://www.emptysea.com/2012/06/ali-marcus-cd-release-show-w-special-guests-elk-boar/