Upcoming shows:

  • 5/18, 10p @ Rye Bar, Athens, GA
  • 5/19, 8p @ The Cave, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 5/20, 5p ACOUSTIC SET! @ Between Books, Claymont, DE
  • 5/21, 7p @ Green Line Cafe, Philly, PA
  • 5/23, 8p @ Radio Bean, Burlington, VT
  • 5/24, 8p @ IOTA Club and Cafe, Washington DC
  • 5/25, 9p @ Blue Parrot, Wilmington, DE
  • 5/26, 10p @ Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC

Sunday, February 21, 2010


The 1986 EP has arrived! To celebrate this occasion, we've composed a quatrain:

The 2010 Winter Olympics

are in Vancouver, not Saskatchewan;

The 1986 EP is free? How simplistic!

So go out and getchu one.

Or, if rhymed verse isn't your cup of tea, get it by CLICKING HERE.



Friday, February 19, 2010


Oh boy, oh boy! We are tapping our toes and nibbling our cuticles in anticipation of tomorrow's release. We are SO excited, in fact, that we've decided to do something INSANE and make it absolutely FREE.

Yes, no fooling. Absolutely, 100% gratis. No charge. Zero dollars and zero cents.

Well, here's the deal. It will be as free as you want it to be. That is, you can feel FREE to make a donation, if you like. It's a name-your-price scenario, although the recommended price is ZILCH because we strongly believe our music is, well, priceless.

Yup. Paint. Suck it.

And, while we've (possibly) got your attention, don't forget this amazing weekend of shows:

TONIGHT: Glasgow w/ We Landed on the Moon! and Elsinore at Spanish Moon in Baton Rouge

TOMORROW NIGHT: Glasgow w/ We Landed on the Moon!, Elsinore, and Sun Hotel at One Eyed Jack's in New Orleans

We'll see you there, wherever 'there' may be.


Thursday, February 18, 2010


After today, two more agonizing days until you can download our funky fresh new jams.

As loyal followers know, this 1986 EP will contain five (5) selections of our original indie-rock opera 1986. So, without further around-the-bush-beating, we present to you now:


On January 1st, 1986, a prostitute, Mary, gives birth to a son, Joshua. We learn that the father, Joseph, met Mary on an impromptu, late-night tryst and developed a brief, secret, and passionate relationship with her, despite his prominent (and public) position in military politics and his blond-haired, blue-eyed wife back home. Mary gets pregnant and, wishing to start fresh and shed her ill-repute, decides to have the kid. By this time and despite many promises to provide for Mary, Joe has fled back to his "happily married" existence in Washington and won't return Mary's many attempts to get a hold of him.

[Riveting! The plot thickens...]

It turns out Joseph is an appointee of the National Security Council, who are deeply entrenched in a secret weapons-for-hostages trade with Iran during the Iran-Iraq War. As if that wouldn't draw enough intrigue, the NSC, on a somewhat random power trip, decides to funnel some of the profits from their arms dealings to subsidize the Contras, a Nicaraguan guerilla group who opposes the communist regime in that country. [Oh no they didn't!] Due to the subversive nature of these activities, Joseph is made to keep them under wraps by the rest of the Reagan cabinet. (Joseph's character and plight is very literally based on an amalgam of real-life former National Security Advisors Robert McFarlane and John Poindexter, perhaps with a little Ollie North thrown in for completeness.)

[Now THAT'S edu-tainment!]

Mary spends the year trying to track Joe down, both to get him to acknowledge his son and to do what she can to intercede when she realizes she can sway her baby's father from his ill deeds (which she picked up on via happenstance pillow talk during their romance). Mary [Magdelene, anyone?] is convinced that since Joshua [ = Yeshua = Hebrew for 'Jesus'] has "saved" her from her former life of prostitution, so can he save Joseph [of Nazareth? Snap.] from his shame of deceiving the American people and many of his colleagues in Washington (notwithstanding his adultery with Mary).

[Brain has officially exploded. I don't think I want to know what happens next.]

Too bad. Joseph travels overseas to nullify the NSC's deal with Iran. The whole thing ends in a standoff between Joseph and the NSC's Middle-East middleman, a high-ranking Hezbollah militant. Mary, still in pursuit and baby in arms, get caught in the conflict and is taken hostage.

[How ever will this situation be resolved?!]

Sorry, you'll have to wait for our big premier in May. But know that the ending is pretty epic.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010


No, not a countdown for the days it takes to get rid of a Mardi Gras hangover.

This Saturday, February 20, Glasgow will be releasing our 1986 EP in an internet-only format through Band Camp (It's a site where you can post your music for download. It can look like this one belonging to fellow New Orleans synth/math/metal/excellentness Big Rock Candy Mountain).

The 5-song EP will be made up of selections from our upcoming indie-rock opera 1986. The plot spans from January 1st to December 31st of this watershed year for Cold War politics. The songs all deal with events of the year (Chernobyl, the Challenger disaster, the Iran-Contra Affair, etc), each of whose significance is used allegorically and paired with events in the fictional A-plot.

More of the story of 1986 will be revealed as the countdown soldiers on. Can't wait to spill the beans.
Until tomorrow, goodnight and Happy Mardi Gras!