Back from tour and readjusting to the world. Tomorrow, half of our most current line-up moves to Lyon, France for the next 9 months. Of course, we’re very sad about this, but it’s also spawning some exciting new plans. The most exciting of which being a tour of Europe! In February with the unstoppable Poppet! We’re going to be raising some funds through Kickstarter in the coming months, so keep your eyes out for that. In the meantime, you might find us experimenting with some new line-ups, interesting performances, minimalism, collaborating with some visual artists…time will tell.
On tour we had the immense pleasure of sharing the stage with some of the best musicians we could have possibly imagined. Two of our best friends joined us for parts of the tour, namely: Poppet and Twig Palace, getting the incredible pleasure to perform with both of them in various forms. Some of the others that come to mind off the top of my head are: Barren Nieces, Mariposa, Young Lungs, S.L.F.M., Abusive Consumer, Bears on Parade, Lionhead Bunny, Will Sprott, Neglect, Cat Stalks Bird, Chask’e Lindgren. Incredible performances and all so worth taking some time to check out.
In other news, our new album was reviewed over at Fensepost. And songs from it have been finding their way on to bunches of music blogs, getting some airplay on KEXP, KSPC, and KDVS, all of which has been really nice to see happening.
Our next project is a cassette tape album of all cover songs. I’m really excited about it, we’ve never recorded a cover (or at least never released one, once a long time ago we did record a Diane Cluck cover now that I think about it), but have talked about or started into doing so many. I’ve also never been one to figure out other people’s songs, so it has already been interesting to see that some of my favorite songs just have two chords- how did I not know? Keeping with our trend of pretentious indie rock titles, I have thought about calling it Recontextualization in the Age of Advanced Plagiarism (giving a nod to Karl Blau’s amazing KELP label), but Danielle Warhola will probably talk me out of it and we’ll call it something more sensible like Covers or Songs We Like. We’re also going to be coming up with some fun gifts to give away as part of our Kickstarter project, so I’m sure there’ll be some interesting things being created in the near future.
So, as you can see, much to come. We always love hearing from you. We have a PO Box that’s always open: Letters PO Box 2645 Olympia, Wa 98507. You can email us over at lettersmakesmusic(at)gmail(dot)com and you can say hello on the Facebook, as well.