Hey everyone! First of all, we’d like to thank you for your support. Without you, it wouldn’t be as much fun.
Album stuff… “Adventure Stories (Not Based On Fact?)” is the name of our new record. Pre-sell begins on December 1st, and it comes out on February 2nd, 2010.
We started the recording in June and finished it in October. It was recorded at Magpie Cage studios in Baltimore with J. Robbins. If you don’t know who he is, shame on you. Google Jawbox and you’ll see. Lukas Fronzoli and Brett Schatz lent us a hand on a lot of the percussion, and Billy (Homeowner) Wertz played a beer bottle. Listen closely, maybe you’ll hear it. J. also played some keyboards here and there.
The artwork was done by our friend, Joe Karr. It is in the “pulp fiction” vein. No, not the movie…like the pulp fiction books that came out back in the day. The insert contains images for each song. We love it, and hope you do as well. You can check out some of Joe’s other work at the link below.
Tour stuff…We are in the process of putting this together now. It looks like we’ll be hitting the midwest, southern Canada, New England, the mid-Atlantic, and the southeast. People on the west coast, don’t worry. We’ll get out there as soon as we can. You all are a long way from Baltimore, and we have to work around Duff’s TV schedule (which is very challenging). We will put up our tour dates as they get confirmed. We look forward to seeing you on the road soon!!!
We will be featured in the January issue of Food Network Magazine. We did the interview in Atlantic City when we opened for Black Label Society at the House of Blues. Three of us consumed a good deal of whiskey, so we hope we didn’t say anything to dumb. We did disclose that we tease Duff about being our Keanu, and that we are Dogstar. No disrespect, but we are no Dogstar, and Duff wishes he was Keanu!!!! Keep an eye out at your local magazine stand!!! Maybe we’ll make the cover (we wish)!
Also, check out our other projects (see the links below). Yungwirth has a band called Dos Osos (Brett is the drummer). Honus has a punk band called The Revelevens (the beer bottle playing Billy is the bassist. And they have a women singer (she rules!). Rahn is 100% soihadto, and we love him for that! And I’m sure you may have heard of Duff’s other “project”, Ace of Cakes and his bakery, Charm City Cakes. We freely admit that a good deal of our success is from this, and we are grateful. Don’t hate!
So, we’ll keep more blogs coming as the release date and tour approach. We hope to see you when we are in your city! Please come up to us and say hello, and buy us a beer (except Duff, he don’t drink)! See you soon!!!
Rahn, Duff, Yungwirth, & Honus