Two Austin Shows in August, Touring, etc

By now we hope you’ve heard the news, but if not here it is again very quickly: We have a new record coming out on October 9th called Arrivals & Departures. It took a long time for us to get to this point and we’re quite proud of this album. We really hope you’ll spend a moment with it when it comes out.

In the meantime, we’re going to be warming up for the release with a couple of amazing shows in Austin. On August 24, we get to open for Ours at Emo’s. A little history for you…Back in the day when TCBS formed we experimented with various uses of vocals, eventually settling with the way that we used them on the self-titled record, and then evolving to the way vocals are used with our new songs. Part of that early experimentation involved a benchmark that came to represent our perception of what a truly great vocalist is. That benchmark was Jimmy Gnecco (of Ours). Needless to say, their music has been a huge influence on us and it’s an honor to play with them next month. Seeing them live is such a treat, trust us on this one if you haven’t seen them before. Get tickets here.

A week before that we’ll be at Hotel Vegas in Austin with the Murdocks. More history for you…our relationship with these guys goes back years. We’ve shared band members, rehearsal spaces, gear, a touring van, diseases, and more with the Murdocks. A while back they decided to stop being a band in the normal sense and just play shows when they feel like it. For the first time in over a year they’ll play an Austin show before they go into hiding again for however long. That show is August 17 at Hotel Vegas and we’re thrilled to be on the bill along with Watch Out for Rockets.

Finally, we’ve been getting a lot of “when are you going to play in MY CITY?” inquiries. First of all, we LOVE seeing those requests…keep them coming. Second, the answer is we’re not really sure/we are working on it. The truth is as much as we want to be on the road, touring is expensive. Not only in the money we put into van upkeep, gas, etc but also the lost wages (and sometimes altogether lost jobs) from our day jobs. So we’re working on the right opportunities to get out to you and play. It’s important to us so keep the requests coming and help spread the word. Nothing puts us in a better spot to get out and play than getting new fans interested in the music.

That’s it for now. Watch this teaser again, then post it on your Facebook or Twittles.

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