We’ve just added a new t-shirt to the shop. Definitely our favorite Autres t-shirt yet. Supplies are limited, so order yours soon…we should be receiving more smalls soon.
We just got back from two and a half weeks of touring in Europe. Since Heather will be doing basically all of the tour blogging over the next few days, I thought I’d add in my own recap in the form of a song. Not a song I’ve written, but a song written long ago. A song that stands out as one of the finest works in the long tradition of tour songs. Grand Funk Railroad’s ability to capture the the spirit of our first European tour three decades before it even happened is quite remarkable. If you just change the names of all the cities, make the second verse about taking the Liverpool FC museum tour, and the third verse about throwing down at a small tea room in rural Derbyshire, then this is basically a word-for-word account of what happened to us over the last two and a half weeks in Europe. Enjoy.
We’re back from our European tour. It was completely amazing in every way imaginable. Thanks so much to everyone who came out to the shows! We had a really great time and hope to head back to Europe soon.
Heather’s plans of updating the tour blog on a daily basis didn’t exactly work out as we had hoped. This wasn’t for lack of effort (she has pages of notes detailing each day), it was just a matter of not having as much internet time as we’d planned. Since Heather is a tour blog completist, she’ll be updating the blog with stories of the entire tour very soon…it’ll be just like we’re on tour, but two weeks later!
We’ll also be uploading all of the photos we’ve taken over the last few weeks to our flickr page over the next few days. In the meantime, John from Where It’s At Is Where You Are has already uploaded some photos from the English leg of the tour.
We just posted a new song, “Queen Turner,” to our myspace page. It’s from our new 10″ EP, Strangled Days (available soon from www.wiaiwya.com and Rough Trade). We’ll have copies available at our upcoming European shows. Don’t forget, the tour starts this Sunday (yikes!) at the Indietracks festival in Derbyshire, England.
We’re heading over to Europe at the end of next week to play some shows in England, Sweden, and Germany. We’re very excited to see some new places, and melt some new faces. If we’re in your neighborhood, come out and see us! As usual, we’ll be firing up the old tour blog, so get ready to read about some things you never wanted to know, written about in more detail than you ever thought possible. Watch this space for updates.
Here’s the full list of European gigs:
July 26 : Derbyshire, ENGLAND @ Indietracks Festival
July 28 : Sheffield, ENGLAND @ Red House
July 29 : Chelmsford, ENGLAND @ Bitterscene
July 30 : London, ENGLAND @ Bardens Boudoir
July 31 : Göteborg, SWEDEN @ Parken
August 1 : Malmö, SWEDEN @ Debaser
August 5 : Berlin, GERMANY @ Bang Bang Club
August 7 : Munich, GERMANY @ Astro Cafe
August 8 : Dresden, GERMANY @ Wimp Club
Until recently, when Heather wasn’t laying down beats for Eux Autres, she was holding down the high end of some crazy four-part harmonies in The Shee Bee Gees (hands down the best all-girl Bee Gees cover band to ever exist). Sadly, the SBG’s are no longer with us, but we do have a great new track on which the ladies back up Colin Meloy. “It’s Scott Walker’s Fault” is off the forthcoming Minus 5 album, Killingsworth, and features the Decemberists frontman on vocals. Review and mp3 over at Pitchfork.
UPDATE (6/2): The record is officially out today, and thus the pre-order is over. Thanks to everyone who placed an order! There are still some copies left, so get your orders in soon. If mp3s are your thing, the single is now available at all of your favorite online retailers.
We’re very excited to finally start selling the new singles! New 7″ You’re Alight will hit the streets on June 2, but you can order yours now. There are only 250 copies of available, so be sure to get one early. The songs “You’re Alight” and “A Band Undone” are pressed on beautiful clear vinyl, and the silkscreened sleeves were created by San Francisco’s Yellow Owl Workshop. To sweeten the deal, the first 50 pre-orders receive a very special Eux Autres lapel pin. Who doesn’t love lapel pins? We’ve also got another pre-order special going where you can add on a copy of the first Eux Autres single “Partick Nil” for a mere $2.00 extra. All copies of the new 7″ contain a coupon for free mp3 downloads of both songs.
Check out all the artwork below.
We’re back in San Francisco after NYC Popfest. The Bell House show was a blast last Saturday! Thanks to everyone who made it out to the show. It was the first gig with Yoshi on drums and it went off without a hitch. Awesome bands. Awesome crowd. Awesome weekend.
And don’t forget SF Popfest this weekend. Should be lots of fun. Three Imaginary Girls has done a SF Popfest preview podcast. Check it out.
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