Whew. That island run was something else. Such a unique experience, I can’t even pinpoint as to why exactly, maybe it was the change of scenery and staying at people’s houses that we haven’t seen in years, or in some cases never met. The venues and crowds were definitely huge parts though. I truly wish we had some of those spaces in Vancouver.
Leading up to this tour was nerve-racking to say the least, but we were quickly put at ease with the turnouts and support. It’s also been important to us that we give back to the places that support us by buying from their shops. That has reaped its own rewards.
Alea’s grandma sent us off this morning with a few good eighties shirts and a lot of food. She was sweet and I was so happy to meet her and her cute dog, Ginger. We spent our day off mostly catching up with our social lives and working on the next tour. So what was seeming like a short day became long with all the booking. Having a “break” has been odd and discomforting. I want to be on the road all the time.
The past week has been thrilling and nerve-racking. We’re currently working on some very big plans for the rest of the year, spending lots of money and, as of Friday, listening to our record on vinyl. I myself am simply shocked by the positivity. We are co-releasing our vinyl through Kingfisher Bluez, and on Friday we were told that our first test pressing had arrived. OUR FIRST RECORD ON VINYL. Some of you may know that I’m very much a vinyl guy, so naturally I was very emotional. And amidst all of this, we were able to listen to it after hours at THE Neptoon Records.
Just before we arrived, we discovered that we would be listening to it in the presence of the owner, Rob, and “The Human Serviette”, Nardwaur himself. What are the chances?! All in all, they seemed to really appreciate our music and the vinyl sounded incomparable to any other form of our music that I have heard. I’m just gushing with joy at the prospect of receiving our records in a month. We can not wait to get them ourselves, let alone share them with you pals!