Dearest Friends and Deepest Foes,
Thank you very much for joining us at our record release show a few days back; the experience was very satisfying--for us if not for the rest of you. I deeply wish that we could have had more time to revel in the afterglow, but we've had to scramble to make life even reasonably livable in face of our steadily approaching, hastily arranged tour of (and at least once, with) these United States. Between these two events I've managed to sublet my apartment, cram a trip to the land of Disney, and sleep some six hours. I'm presently in the airport, awaiting a flight home from which we will begin an ill-planned cross country drive to NYC. Rest assured, we will be losing a lot of money.
UPDATE: Due to gross mechanical incompetence, Parenthetical Girls' van broke down about 40 miles outside of Portland right around 11pm this evening. With any luck, we will not be struck by lightening before we can even begin this godforsaken tour.
UPDATE ON THE UPDATE: A mechanic destroyed our engine. It is being rebuilt, and we are stuck in Portland. Suggestions welcome. (i just want to die.)
UPDATE ON THE UPDATE UPDATE: FIRST TWO (AT LEAST) SUNSET RUBDOWN DATES CANCELLED
Parenthetical Girls have been forced to cancel at least the first two dates of our mini-tour with Sunset Rubdown--tomorrow evening at Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Thursday at the First Unitarian Church in Philly. We hope to find some Hail Mary situation by which to attend to the rest of our dates, but basically everything remains tentative for the time being.
Sincere apologies to those who might have planned to attend either show--we will be back in NYC on October second, and are working on something for Philly. We've never had to cancel shows before, and this feels horrible. I feel like a weird ghost.
Rubdown & Redemption 2008
16th- Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY*
18th-First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA*
19th-Black Cat, Washington, DC*
20th-Skully's Music Diner, Columbus, OH*
21st-Beat Kitchen, Chicago, IL
22nd-The Cinemat, Bloomington, IN
24th-Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH^
25th-Bug Jar, Rochester, NY^
27th-Sneaky Dee's, Toronto, ON^
29th-Zaphod Beeblebrox, Ottawa, ON^
1st-Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge, MA^
2nd-Cake Shop, NYC^
4th-Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington, DC^+
8th-Village Tavern, Mt. Pleasant, SC^
9th-Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta, GA^
11th-The End, Nashville,TN^
13th-Maintenance Shop, Ames, IA^%
14th-Hi Dive, Denver, CO^
15th-Kilby Court, SLC, UT^
16th-Neurolux, Boise, ID^
17th-Vera Project, Seattle, WA^#
18th-Department of Safety, Anacortes, WA^
19th-Whaam, Bellingham, WA^
20th-The New Frontier, Tacoma, WA^
21st-Backspace, Portland, OR^
* w/Sunset Rubdown
+ w/These United States
% w/Dressy Bessy
# w/Catfish Haven
We are assured that there will be further dates to come. We, in turn, assure you of the same. Maybe you've got some ideas?
Meantime, maybe you've heard about these covers people have been doing for us? First there was the No Kids one, then the Dead Science one, and now, a totally incredible piece of work by those amiable dudes of Deerhoof. They've COVERED (it is a cover) "GUT Symmetries", and tacked on the appropriately parenthetical "(feat. Zac Pennington)". This is what is sounds like:
This is what it feels like:
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