New Record 7.7.09, Ticket Giveaway Contest for April 10th!

Howdy friends,

Bryan, Daniel and I have been off learning new things, seeing new places, and spending time with family and friends during a little break from the road. Our winter break is fast coming to an end and now we've got all kinds of exciting news to share with you. I tried to write a nice paragraph summing all of it up, but decided that a list was much more efficient. Efficiency is important, so here we go:

1)We're very excited to announce that our new record, Tarpits and Canyonlands, will be released by Ramseur Records on 7.7.09.

2)We've given our MySpace and website a face-lift. Check them out: and

3)The website and MySpace include some of the art that the friendly folks over at Idiots' Books made for Tarpits.

4)Our friend Melissa Madison Fuller took some photos while we recorded that are also on the new website and MySpace.

5)Our friend Emily Kalwaitis ( painted some fabulous portraits of us that are also up on the new website.

6)Stephanie at Ramseur Records is putting the finishing touches on a documentary about our new record. We're hoping to be able to share that with you in the next week or two.

7)I am constantly impressed that such creative, talented people have agreed to help us with our various needs and endeavors.

8)Duke University's Campus Concert Series is giving away 20 free tickets to our show at the Lincoln Theater. They'll go to the first people that come to the UNC/Duke Battle of the Bands at the Duke Coffeehouse, this Saturday at 7 pm. The event is free and all ages.More information here:

9)New tour dates are being added frequently, so check back to see if we're coming to your neck of the woods.

10)Last, but not least - we're having a contest! We are inviting our fans to put up posters, call radio stations, alert the press and tell friends about our upcoming show on April 10th at the Lincoln Theater (with Lost in the Trees and Benji Hughes). In return for the most creative picture of you spreading the word sent here (to Stephanie), we will offer the grand prize of two tickets to the show + dinner cooked by Bombadil at the Bombi house in Durham + cookies to go + a signed poster!! Can you beat that? What we really need help with the most is putting up posters, so please send an email to Stephanie with your mailing address and she will send you some to put up. Remember, any photo of you spreading the word counts as an entry -- pictures of you hanging posters, a creative place that you hung a poster, you shmoozing a local DJ, message about the show scrolled in sidewalk chalk, etc. The more creative, the better!

Hope to see everyone at the Lincoln Theater or somewhere out there! Happy St. Patty's Day!


Tarpits and Canyonlands