As luck would have it, we just added an Asheville show to the calendar on October 7th!
No questions just awe. I just heard your music and floored! I'll be at folk fest today. Looking forward to it! Also, how do you choose an opening act for your tour or show? Do you have a submission process? Would love to know. Cheers!
Sometimes we have control over who opens the show and sometimes we don't (at this developing stage in our career at least). We're always up for hearing great music and would love to consider anything you'd care to send along to us at email@example.com!
Yes, we're doing a re-order and will get them up on the site, hopefully in the next month or so!
This one from way back in 2011 comes to mind:
Q: If you were a character from Lord of the Rings, who would you be and why?
A: Harris would be Smeagol/Gollum (talks to self).
Auyon would be Treebeard (beard, earthiness).
Sam would be Samwise Gamgee (name, wisdom).
Don would be Gandalf (height, age).
And Dave would be Frodo (eyes, disappearance).
Partly because it inspired someone to then create this visual accompaniment to our response:
Have you ever considered recording (or have you recorded) your live shows and offered concertgoers the privilege of taking home a recording (for appropriate remuneration)? I think that would make a lot of people very happy (myself included). May I suggest your upcoming Old Town School show as an excellent venue for launching this practice? Please? Thanks!
Thanks for the suggestion! We've done that once or twice and there were some tech issues, but we'll put that back on the list of things to try when we get a good opportunity for sure.
I love your music videos. It seems that the majority of them are beautiful animations. Is there a reason you look to animated music videos often for your musical manifestations? (The Ancestor is my favorite. Makes me tear up every time I watch it.)
We do seem to gear toward animation for our music videos. Part of that is not wanting to get anywhere close to the realm of the classic music video with band members in leather jackets lipsyncing in an airplane hanger with wind machines going like crazy and explosions in the background in time with the chorus downbeat. Another part of it is enjoying the increased distance between our music and the animated visual accompaniment. Those unexpected pairings give listeners a new experience and can open up new perspectives on the music.
Just saw you guys for third time in 4 days Cambridge and manchester. would you ever consider going back to a 5 piece band?
ps the gig in manchester was,nt that hot if you where standing under the only air con in the room.
thank you for 3 special gigs Brian
Nothing magical about 4 or 5 people in our minds, it would just have to be the exact right fit to make sense!
Thank you for joining us for so much of the UK tour, Brian! It sure was hot where we were...
Was listening to the Radio Woodstock recording and learned the very important fact that Dave is a SYTYCD fan, so the important follow up question is, who's been your favorite contestant and/or performance from the show?
Wow, this is a hard one... and sorry for taking so long to answer. I only watched seasons 4, 5, and 6... though I keep telling myself I'll watch the other seasons. Season 6 was my favorite overall season, though the routine that always sticks in my mind for some reason is the bed routine by Twitch and Kherington (season 5) to 'Dreaming with a Broken Heart'. And I know this doesn't count, but I do love me some Nigel. Oh man, I think I need to go watch some dances right now...