Alright, I know the previous post is a link to a short piece about my long-time preference for a certain magazine title, but geesh, the Oxford American has been totally ruling me lately. I had only recently discovered the title in recent months, but I’ve ordered back issues to enjoy more of its goodness. I just couldn’t wait for new issues to arrive. It’s everything one could want in a magazine, including beautiful photographs and wonderfully themed issues (i.e. music, food, ‘The Best of the South’). Man alive, why didn’t anyone tell me about it sooner? I guess what I’m saying is…well, maybe *this* is my favorite magazine?
Aw man, I know, I know. Looking over these “recent” news items, I can’t help but feel a tugging sense of regret and missed opportunity. Where have we been? Where have you been? Look, let’s not dwell in the past. The important thing is that we’ve missed each other…and if it’s any consolation, the scrappy underdogs from Mesquite, Texas have recorded a brand new LP. Finally! We recorded just like the old days, cheaply, haphazardly, and with lots of love. Our pal Brian Fuzzell once again manned the drumkit. We shared stories, froze in the basement, drank enthusiastically, ate at the meat-and-three next door, zip-lined at our friend Sally’s house and fashioned makeshift sleds for winter hi-jinks. And here’s the thing: A new record. TItled BIble Stories. Out August 24, 2010.
We are currently in the studio working on our 4th long-player. Last-minute lyrics, hot tea, cold weather, baked goods, faulty plumbing, cracked vocals, calculated emotion and impromptu dancing. Some things never change. We’re recording it fast and loose in Nashville and shipping it off to our friend and long-time collaborator, Matt Pence. What else can we tell you? We think it’s going to be good. Sound as ever….JJ
Jerry was recently interviewed by Magazines.com about his favorite magazine. Check it out here.
FAVORITES: Panda Bear, The Modern, Darjeeling Limited, Mrs Renfros, The Nobility, The Sartorialist, Murmur of the Heart, Naked Juice, Superficial Snapshots, Grizzly Bear, A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Miranda July Inc.,
TRAVEL: Japan, Marfa, Portland, South Korea, Los Angeles, Guam, Boston, Chicago
NEW SONGS: Coffee Grounds, Crimson Eyes, Skinny Cow Blues, The Modern Life, 15 Degrees, This Too Shall Pass
SCHEMES: American Viceroy
The song “This Heart of Mine” from the band’s latest long-player, Hesitation Eyes, will be featured on the ABC series ‘Men In Trees’, starring Anne Heche this Friday night, Nov. 10th. We’re as excited as you are. (Wait, you’re excited, right?) We’ve heard very good things about the show, so we suggest you grab a blanket and a warm beverage and snuggle up with someone you like/love in front of the television Friday night. You can be sure we’ll be clinking glasses and doing
handstands in our respective locales. Here are the details:
Men In Trees
Fri. Nov 10th @ 9/8C
Greetings from Sunnyvale, Texas. Not too much happening in my corner of the world. Every day is 100 degrees, my tennis game has improved by leaps and bounds, and members of the band have been developing new diet and exercise routines in the vain search for rock-and-roll skinniness. Yes, we’re still alive. Yes, we’re writing songs. And if you’re looking for new music/product, we’re happy to announce the Japanese reissue of our Hesitation Eyes long-player on Star Mole Records. The record has new artwork and bonus tracks, including one previously unreleased song and our lo-fi version of the Gram Parsons/Chris Hillman/Bernie Leadon-penned classic “Older Guys”. You can order it from Japan, see if yr local record store will bring it in, or maybe we’ll eventually play a show or two and have some on the merch table. In the meantime, invite us to your swimming pools. We’ll bring the beverages…
While we’re online we also want to send a big “thank you” to the folks came to our SXSW show. It was a pleasure to meet so many people from different corners of the country.
Dear friends, if you’re in Austin for the big SXSW madness, come on down and close out Friday evening with us. The rollicking 6-piece band will hit the stage at 1 am. We’ll have newly-designed tees and new songs. See you there…
Friday, March 17th, 1:00 am
611 Red River
Also, we are sad to report that, in response to David Dewese’s bold claim that the Foxymorons are more famous than Zacheus, the slight-statured, tree-dwelling minor biblical character found in the Gospel, an anti-Foxymorons campaign has taken root in Mesquite, Texas. We’ve decided to join the protest and we’ve purchased new tees to show our support! If you hate the Foxymorons as much as we do, send us an e-mail to confirm size availability and you can proudly wear your disdain. They’re only $12. We’ll also have them for sale at the shows. The tees are burgundy and come in S,M,L, and XL (pictured at top).