How are you? Things are going well with us. We’ve been slowly demoing some new songs and working out live arrangements for a few that we’ve yet to play at any shows before. We’ll see how that goes! Lately we’ve been playing a brand new song called “Flora/Fauna” that will almost certainly be on our next record when that comes out. Chelsey and I recently saw Broken Social Scene at the House of Blues in Boston and it was honestly a revelation. BSS was absolutely terrific, and despite the fact that each of those dudes is at least 10 years my senior they simply didn’t let up; every song was just so giddy and explosive. They played from about 10pm till curfew (midnight), with Kevin Drew announcing about 2/3’s of the way through that they wouldn’t be stopping from there on out, that they would play as many songs as they possibly could before they had to stop. They closed with “Ibi Dreams of Pavement” (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!). It was the best show I’ve been to in years.
In other exciting news our new album Seneca was given a very flattering 4/5 review by Stereo Killer. You can check that out here. They noted, amongst other things, that my singing voice is quite similar to that of Rob Thomas, of Matchbox 20 fame. I’ve heard Mad Season quite a few times in my day, so I will take that as a compliment. I know I would pay $100 to have written “If You’re Gone”.
Lastly, just a reminder, we are playing at one of our favorite venues, The Rabbit Hole, on Main Street in Fitchburg, Massachusetts with the amazing Points North. This will be a benefit show for The Umbrella Gallery, also based in Fitchburg, who are looking for a new location to host their awesome events. Everyone in the area should definitely come out and support them. Fitchburg is a really great island of culture in a part of the state that is really struggling, and folks like the Umbrella Gallery staff deserve our help. Here are the details:
September 24th – The Rabbit Hole
805 Main St
Fitchburg, MA 01420
7pm / $5 suggested donation
w/ The Points North
We hope to see you there!
Currently listening: The Appleseed Cast – Sagarmatha
Currently reading: The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Middle Ages