Tony’s Cry Me A River Comp # 4, by Fest 12

we are officially less than a month away from another glorious FEST.
see you there!


hey! we are 5, and still growing.

we hope to be able to tell you more about the release of our fourth record, “precedents,” very soon [and maybe even the long-but-not-so-lost “neitherwise” 3-song session too].

in the meantime, we’ll be prepping for the tracking of our fifth lp, and getting ready for FEST!


07-11 Grand Rapids, MI, Mulligans Pub, w/North Atlantic Drift, Soundmeetsound

07-12 Champaign, IL, The Velvet Elvis, w/Withershins, Bear Claw, Cassius, Terminus Victor

07-13 Chicago, IL, Coach House, w/Speedy Ortiz, My Dad, Geronimo

07-14 Minneapolis, MN, Cause, w/Speedy Ortiz, Buildings, Deleter


as previously reported…

we have not yet planned the route to fest. we do encourage you to make suggestions for any places you’d like to see us. we’ve got a few, and we’ve got some time.

Anonymous asked: Has shores. broken up?

this keeps coming up lately, for some reason? so let’s be clear:

while we are challenged by usual life things like geography, wives, jobs, finances, girlfriends, hangovers, other bands, naps, runny noses, bumming, etc., we are still on the same path we have always been on: making the music that we strongly feel we should be making, and doing whatever we can with it, whenever we can.

that said, here are our current plans:

-midwest tour-ish in july [details forthcoming]
-our fourth lp, “precedents,” which we recorded in 2012 [details soon]
-another “tour de fest” in october [live anywhere in the midwest/east/south and want us to play? let us know!]
-our fifth lp [there are lots of songs]

stuff! soon! thank you!


Shores “escarole” (from “Leavening”, 2012)

Their best track from their best album so far and now we can just admit they are a major slowcore band as this song just joins the best of bands like Bedhead, Seam, Codeine, Low or C-Clamp. But mostly now, when you listen to “Leavening” you just think about Shores. Best of all is that I can let myself drown slowly, laying on the wood floor while listening to them, i am shivering, i feel lost, am I crying, desperate or just asking for some peaceful time to let my mind settle.  

wow. thank you so much for these words!

sorry we missed valentine’s day. again.

it’s been a bit. a personnel change and life have fogged the path that had become our routine for the last couple of years, which has been a welcome breather of sorts, and a chance to sharpen our focus. alas, only some finishing touches and technicalities stand in the way of us being able to tell you more about our raucously bummeriffic fourth LP.
in the brewing stages: plans for the tracking of a fifth LP, as well as some shows and other various mischief.

-brian, billy, sean, pat

"HINGES" video premier up at COS!

10.18 grand rapids, MI, the turtle den, w/nothing, night sins, tba
10.19 bloomington, IL, the gourley hole, w/pessoa, tba
10.20 st. louis, MO, lemmons, w/tba
10.21 nashville, TN, coco cafe, w/the summer country, courtesy drop, nest
10.22 asheville, NC, the get down, w/1994, edhochuli
10.23 durham, NC, pinhook, w/the mercators, red collar
10.24 wilmington, NC, laundro lounge, Southbound and Down - a pre-Fest shindig
10.25 gainesville, FL, 1982, pre-fest late show w/bear trade, sundials, caves, worn in red, bridge & tunnel
10.26 gainesville, FL, THE FEST 11, boca fiesta [outdoor show]
10.31 grand rapids, MI, halloween party, w/grass is green, between brains