Thanks Grizzly Bear, you just blew my mind again. (Get the song on iTunes, or order the 7" directly from the band.)
Watch the band performing that song sans Macdonald on Later with Jools Holland in May.
"None of us want to go into that creative hoo-ha of a long-play record again. Not straight off," he told The Believer magazine.
"I mean, it's just become a real drag. It worked with [2007 album] 'In Rainbows' because we had a real fixed idea about where we were going. But we've all said that we can't possibly dive into that again. It'll kill us."
We wanted to make this as equitable for all of the fans so there are a few things to read carefully here. Due to the sizes of the venues, tickets will be limited. With that in mind, we wanted to avoid ticket scalpers and ensure that as many fans as possible could attend these shows. Tickets must be picked up at will-call the night of the show (not mailed), tickets are non-transferable and purchaser must present a government-issued photo ID. Also, there is a two ticket limit per purchaser. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Tickets go on sale Saturday the 15th. We'll post the purchase links on Thursday, but the venues will be handling the purchasing and will turn those on when they can (we have no control over what time Friday they turn the links "on").
Update: tickets will go live sometime on Saturday.
Here's where Sufjan and Cryptacize will be, and when:
09-21: Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
09-22: Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
09-23: Ithaca, NY - Castaways
09-24: Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
09-25: Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom
09-26: Champaign, IL - The High Dive
09-27: Minneapolis, MN - 400 Bar
09-28: Madison, WI - The Majestic
09-29: Bloomington, IN - Buskirk Chumley
10-01: Toronto, ON - Lee's Place
10-02: Montreal, QC - Cabaret
10-03: Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
10-04: New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
10-05: New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
10-06: Brooklyn, NY - Hall at Williamsburg
10-07: Brooklyn, NY - Hall at Williamsburg
Coincidentally, Sufjan also has a film and corresponding soundtrack about the BQE to be released in October as well. Although this tour has nothing to do with that, you can view the trailer for The BQE here.
Recently the last remaining UK veteran of the 1st world war Harry Patch died at the age of 111. I had heard a very emotional interview with him a few years ago on the Today program on Radio4. The way he talked about war had a profound effect on me. It became the inspiration for a song that we happened to record a few weeks before his death. It was done live in an abbey. The strings were arranged by Jonny. I very much hope the song does justice to his memory as the last survivor.
It would be very easy for our generation to forget the true horror of war, without the likes of Harry to remind us. I hope we do not forget.
As Harry himself said
“Irrespective of the uniforms we wore, we were all victims".
Friday August 7th at the Blackshire Pub - $5 Doors at 9 PM
SHELSTAD & SZUMINSKI
Aside from the money raised at the door (as all of the performers are donating their time and talents), we will be having a raffle of donated items from such great places like: The Village Idiot, Grooves Records, The Black Shire Pub, and The Grand Theatre! (amazing!)
WE ALL LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!
the stolen items include:
Boss Digital Reverb RV-5
Electro Harmonix #1 Echo
Microphones, Cables, Adapters, 3 years worth of samples
In addition, James and Nathan's projector and Play Station 3 along with Paterson's SM58 microphone.
THANKS SO MUCH TO THE GREAT COMMUNITY FOR HELPING OUT SO SO MUCH!
Can't attend but you would like to help out a Horse and His Boy? Go here to visit their Paypal Donation site.
Again, a worthy cause for a terrific band. I urge you to come out and make a donation.