We’re excited to be heading back to the west and everywhere in between in late June. We’re still finalizing the details at this point, but will start posting dates soon.
In other news, we recently recorded two Jason Molina songs for a tribute album called Lone Star Horizons: A Texas Tribute to Jason Molina. We’re big fans of Molina and were sad to hear about his recent death. Our friend Randy Reynolds (Leatherbag, No Future, Hardly Sound) asked us to be a part of this Tribute album he was putting together, with all proceeds going to the Jason Molina Medical Fund. We are very honored to be involved. It will be released digitally on May 16th and will also feature tracks from some of our local favorites, including Randy Reynolds, Linen Closet, and James Petralli of White Denim, among others.
We’ve been extremely busy working on our new album and we’re very excited about the progress. It’s almost done. We can’t wait for everyone to get their hands on it. We’re just making the last finishing touches on it now.
Since we’ve been working on the album so much, we haven’t played any shows in about 3 months. It’s time for us to get back out there and we’re excited to be sharing the stage with two great bands, Linen Closet and Fellows. The show is this Saturday, January 19th at Central Presbyterian Church. Doors open at 7:30, Fellows is first at 8, then we play at 9, then Linen Closet at 10.
You may remember Linen Closet from the last secret show in the storm drains under the city of Austin. They filled the catacombs with the sounds of guitars, bass, drums, cello, trumpet, and vocals all arranged to perfection and circling and swirling in those tunnels like a cauldron of magic potion.
Also playing is Fellows, an occasionally rambunctious folk outfit full of jangley guitars and mandolins, lush strings, and uniquely wonderful singing.
All of this is going down at Central Presbyterian Church, which may the be most beautiful and best sounding venue in town. There’s an immediate sense of respect for the music there. The shows are intimate, yet the space is cavernous and the sound washes all around you. Don’t miss it.
We have a hard crush on Linen Closet, an Austin band led by Adam Hilton. There are very few singers in Austin that have the range, intensity and emotional sincerity as Adam, and the musical arrangements are superb…
We are excited to say that some say Leland will be playing a show with Linen Closet this Thursday, October 11th along with Fellows and Diana Burgess at The Parish Underground. The show begins at 8pm.
One of our favorite new venues to arise in Austin in the last few years is a place called Skinny’s Ballroom. The owners of Skinny’s Ballroom truly love great music and care about the local scene. They hired a courteous bar staff and really great sound engineers who actually care about how everything sounds. They started an online radio station that aired music related to whatever show was happening that night, and also aired the shows themselves. They took risks with booking bands that they loved, but that might not have a large draw.
It is extremely unfortunate that caring about the music scene and putting love into what you’re doing apparently isn’t enough to keep a new music venue afloat in this town. Skinny’s is having to officially close its doors at the end of the month. They are not ones to sit around and fade out quietly, however. They are going out with a bang. Skinny’s is having a massive party, a “wake” if you will, and have invited us to play at it. There are lots of great bands on the bill and we are so happy to be a part of it.
Also, July 28th is my (Dan’s) 30th Birthday. So come out and help us mourn the loss of Skinny’s and mourn the loss of the my 20s. I have a good feeling about my 30s, and I also know that the fine folks at Skinny’s Ballroom will be supporting the local scene in other ways. That kind of love doesn’t just die out. Anyway, it’ll be a good time. You should come.
In other news, we’re working on the mixes to our new album and are very excited and happy to report that everything is sounding really great. We can’t wait to release it. Here’s a picture I took of an awesome lightning storm in Marfa from the back porch of the greyfeather (our lodging while we were working on the new album).
Hello friends of some say Leland. We are excited to say that we will be playing our first show at The Mohawk this Friday evening with Franz Nicolay and My Jerusalem. Doors open at 9:00, and we play at 10:00. We need your warm hearts in the audience!
We’re headed out to Marfa next month to record a new album and to celebrate/prepare for that, we are playing a bunch of shows with some awesome people that we love.
April 13th 8:00pm thrice with Fellows April 20th 10:00pm at the Mohawk with Franz Nicolay and My Jerusalem May 2nd 10:00pm Skinny’s Ballroom May 23rd 10:00pm Skinny’s Ballroom May 30th 7:00pm Marfa Book Store with Ross Cashiola June 3rd 8:00pm Church of the Friendly Ghost with Pillars and Tongues
Lineup for Wed Mar 14 @ Carousel Lounge:
9:00 – 9:25 | Orion Walsh
9:30 – 10:00 | Runonsentence
10:10 – 10:40 | decker.
10:50 – 11:20 | Dry River Yacht Club
11:30 – Midnight | some say Leland
Lineup for Wed Mar 15 @ Annie Street Arts Collective:
4:00 – 5:00 | Eye and the Arrow/Fellows
5:00 – 5:30 | Rose, DaCosta, Elliott, and Pressman
5:45 – 6:15 | Run on Sentence
6:30 – 7:00 | Ralph White
7:15 – 7:45 | Dust Congress
8:00 – 8:30 | Amy Annelle
8:45 – 9:15 | Dry River Yacht Club
9:30 – 9:45 | some say Leland
10:00 – 10:30 | Dana Falconberry
10:45 – 11:15 | Nick Jaina
11:30 – Midnight | Spirits of the Red City
Friday, January 20th at Skinny’s Ballroom Music starts at 10pm, $6 cover.
Come one, come all for an evening of music from some of Austin’s finest purveyors of tunes and songs. Amy’s got her new band The True Vine, we have a new split 7″ and lots of new material, and the Weird Weeds will play old “favorites” along with selections from their not yet off the presses new album. All of this taking place at one of our most favorite spots in Austin, Skinny’s Ballroom! www.skinnysballroom.com
So the art work is done, the records are here and now is finally your chance to get the latest Annie Street release into your hot little hands. ‘Limbs’ is a split 7″ project between some say Leland and our spirit brothers and sisters, Spirits of the Red City. It was a combined effort, two songs arranged and recorded together under the perigee moon.
To celebrate we are performing a special show in one of our favorite Austin venues: Central Presbyterian Church. If you have not yet been, it is totally gorgeous, the sound is amazing, and afterward you can tell your mother you went to church. We will also be featuring a set by our dear friend Dana Falconberry, with her full band. Cover is $10, please come early.
Our good buddy/best neighbor ever/incredible songwriter Robert Steel made this awesome video of us playing our song ‘Be Where You’d Been’ a few weeks ago. This was recorded in our practice space, which is also home to two of us, and former home to two more of us. Lindsey’s dog T.J. also makes an appearance, which is fitting, because there’s a line in the song that was inspired by him. There is a live version of this song available on our Field Recordings EP, and a studio version will be on our next full length album that we plan to start recording once we get back from our summer tour. Enjoy.