Thanks to Paris Voice for covering out show!
Our European Tour is shaping up – we have only three outstanding shows and the rest booked!
For updated stops, see our Tour page.
More on why we’re calling this our Bad Habits tour shortly. (Spoiler alert: it’s not because we took up smoking.)
We’re invoking ole-ole-ole all around. In a rare (collect) call E.T. told us it was A.O.K. to feature him in his Arc de Dumpdump Atari 2600 video game.
Not only did we make a video from a previous album without having finished videos for our current album, but we also used archival footage from Lost in Space and the US Army. On the video game front, Defender also makes an appearance.
Nothing says alienation from people like aliens. Enjoy.
Beloved Binge is playing 3rd, and there are three other excellent ear-warming bands we’re sharing the Cave Floor with.
After three months away from home, it’s nice to be back. If you’d like to see some photos from the trip, I’ve included my favorites on Binge Cafe.
The Independent Weekly kindly welcomed us back with a music feature that I was interviewed for last week here. Thanks Indy!
As will happen whenever you force yourself to be in new geographies amongst a foreign people (I’m talking about Iowans, Michegoneans, Texans, etc here), you will meet many new, and many times kind, people. Though I’m shy by nature, there is something necessary and nourishing about the process. But I’m also tired as hell and glad to not be on the road – until May!
We’re working on setting up a tour of Europe now for May-June 2015! If you have any people in these geographies, please do write me at porch life productions, gmail (all one word).
Dad used to quote this: East is East, but West, Wow!
I’m not sure who coined the phrase, but it’s been pretty fun being back out West. But most likely, for different reasons than the intended statement. It’s been great to reconnect with family and friends, and revisit old childhood places that can only occupy the oldest places of your crumbling but inspired mind.
A couple of days ago Beloved Binge returned to Two Boots; from start to finish, the experience belonged in a Twin Peaks episode. Coincidentally, one of my questions is “If you could be placed into a TV show, as yourself, which would it be?” Prob not Twin Peaks.
We met some fabulous kids who told us all about the Vibe fest we just missed, and still liked us even after we were treated to above-average technical difficulties when Rob’s loop pedal deactivated. The show went on, and here, Rob serenades Bridgeport.
More to come from shows in DC, NYC.
Next up, Providence at Psychic Readings! Invite.
We’ve assembled some old photos and our new 10 year Bandiversary photo shoot (by the excellent Kim Gray Photography) in video format. Find the mustachioed Rob!
Protected by walls with the acoustical blocking equivalent of a cardboard box, used by both birds and Beloved Binge, the Co-Ed shed stands ready for practicing both new and old material for the belated Pockets 10 year BB anniversary US tour Aug-Nov.
Fittingly, the triple-purpose trip will incorporate shows, family visits, and good olde fashioned outreach on behalf of farm animals (particularly the post-Seattle leg).
Want us in your town? Contact us here! On the first leg of the tour we’ll be hitting most of these places (Aug):
DC / Baltimore
On the 2nd leg (October), we’re going through California, Mexico, Arizona, NM, Texas, Louisiana, and more …
Can’t wait to see our peeps!
Eleni and Rob and Syba
Rob said it was a sign we should have bought this record player slash 8-track. But alas, only the photo for now.
In real time, we still have Pockets available for your holiday-shopping thankful-being ways. Share a bit of indie small band love with your friends and family.
We’re on hiatus for maybe 3/4 of a year. Announcing this grandly assumes we have hiatii (pronounced: Hay-Tie), that is, people who listen to us and may have a stake in whether or not we continue to perform.
Fear not, loyal haitii! Not only do you exist, but Santa
was is real too. Though our doubts about the tooth fairy continue to cast a shadow on our credibility, rest assured we have no doubts about you.