Sort of a surreal afternoon.
I'm sitting at the ASU West library in Phoenix, AZ. A place that Constants spent A LOT of time when we first started heavily touring. We basically ran our press campaign for "The Murder of Tom Fitzgerril" out of this place. I remember writing out all the content for our old webpage here, assembling press kits and sending out countless emails to reviewers, publicists, labels, managers. It's crazy to think back at how much work it has taken to get this far, and all the wild shit that has happened along the way.
Also, our man JKB has said he is putting the final touches on new our record right now. It's like being a kid on christmas eve being told you can't open the presents. We've been having some good music talks, so I'm feeling like this album is going to turn out to be something really special for us.
We just got home from SXSW last week - which was super fun by the way. It's the fourth year I've been co-organizing our Goodbye South By Finale Party, and this year we had all my usual favorites plus some amazing new bands played like Rival Schools, And So I Watched You From Afar, City of Ships, Atlas Moth and lots more. It was a great week among new and old friends. SXSW is like a support group for all the indie rock peter pans of the world. We get together, tell war stories and laugh and drink until everything hurts. Orion says that it ends his year and begins a new one every time. Can't wait until the next one.
So I'm "taking the week off" (which means doing work on my iphone and going to the library for a couple hours a day to work) in Phoenix, enjoying the sun and amazing Mexican food that is sorely lacking in the Northeast. It's nice to get away, but I'm seriously itching to play music for more than a few nights at a time. Right now our drummer Rob is on tour playing with City of Ships in Europe, so if you are over there go check them out.
Up next, we are leaving in a few weeks to do a week tour in Europe, followed by a supporting tour with our good friends Caspian over there. So looking forward to this epic journey. There will be lots of amazing shows, good jokes, bad jokes and probably a lot of things that I can't even imagine just yet.
Just a day in the sun and I'm already feeling more optimistic. gotta recharge the batteries. I'm thinking I need to link this Blog as our "main" web page...I haven't gotten a single comment on the 'kings of muthafuckin space rock' title yet... hmm...