Yes…it’s finally happening. Despite the underlying Beatles vs. Stones, Dandy Warhols vs. Brian Jonestown Massacre, Hall vs. Oates, John Mayer vs. Taylor Swift rivalry, we’ll be hitting the road with our dear friends and Beaverton blood brothers, Menomena, for a smashing co-headline tour of the great US of A hereafter dubbed “THE HELIOMENA TOUR!”. Let the fun begin! The dates and ticket links are below. Tickets go on sale Friday 7/19. Remember…our love is unconditional and we won’t hold it against you if you don’t come to the show, but we’d sure like to see you there :)
THE HELIOMENA TOUR! 2013:
September 28 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
September 29 - Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
September 30 - Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
October 01- Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock
October 02 – Tucson, AZ – Plush
October 04 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
October 05 – Denton, TX – TBA
Ticket Link Coming Soon!
October 07 – Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder
Ticket Link Coming Soon!
October 08 – Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree
October 10 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
October 11 – Charlotte, NC – The Visulite Theatre
October 12 – Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade
October 13 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
October 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
October 17 – New York, NY – Webster Hall (CMJ)
October 18 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
October 19 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt
October 21 – Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
October 22 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
October 24 – Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theater
October 25 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Full Listings at:
CASCADIA...NO, WE HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN YOU:
Please don’t think we’ve forgotten the great Cascadia Region. Come join us for skinny-dipping, body painting, pagan bonfire dancing and (vegan) greased pig catching at these Woodstock inspired fests.
Saturday July 27
Timber Outdoor Music Fest-Main Stage
Saturday Sept 7
MusicFest NW - Aladdin Theatre
With 1939 Ensemble
Thursday Sept 26
DecibelFest – Showbox Market
With Shabazz Palaces
WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO ANYWAYS?
Since we saw you last time we toured through, we’ve been holed up in our studio in Portland diligently working away. Some of the work has been kinda un-fun…like completely building and installing new acoustic treatment. We spent a whole month in full body hazmat suits, goggles, and respirators dealing with cancerous rigid fiberglass…yay! (Sorry, no embarrassing Instagram posts exist.)
Some stuff has been pretty fun though! We had the honor of trading remixes with fellow Kosmische duo Shabazz Palaces. And the super nice folks in Gold Lake out of Brooklyn let us deface and almost ruin one of their songs as well! You can check out the results on our SoundCloud page:
And we’ve taken the official big step into the world of being “Producers”. We’re in the middle of recording and producing the new full length by Sao Paolo, Brazil band Quarto Negro right now. (Let me tell ya, those Brazilians really do know how to party.) They’ve been foolish enough to give us a creative stake in how they sound and together we’re in the midst of creating a monstrosity. We can’t show you yet, but once the Brazillo-Psych-Funk-Dubstep masterpiece hits the world we’ll be sure to let you know!
YEAH, WE'VE GOT ONE OF THOSE WEB THINGS NOW:
To commemorate our 13 year anniversary as a band this year, we’ve finally gotten off our lazy asses and joined that brave new world known as The Worldwide Web. “ We’ve been skeptical since the beginning that it would really catch on, but now that it’s proven to have staying power we’ve decided to put up one of those things called a “website”. The talented folks at Fuzz Interactive (www.fuzzinteractive.com) spurred us into action and made it happen…big thanks to them! You can check out tour dates, videos, photos, and even buy Helio stuff at the site (Wow, the future is here). Check out the freshly minted OFFICIAL HELIO SEQUENCE WEBSITE at:
(Jeez….fiiiiiinaly you say.)
Well, I guess that’s it for now. I’ll bug you with more stuff as it comes up. You can minimize this email and get back to the work your boss thinks you’re actually doing or the porn you’re hiding from your girlfriend now.
Brandon and Benjamin
The Helio Sequence