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I’m in the Chiangi airport in Singapore, surfing wireless, preparing to get back to the U.S.A. It’s been a long time coming. Goodbye to Justin and Sanna and all at work, including Jim who is a faithful update reader.
I’m making a mad dash to get The Six Parts Seven one-sided LP ready for their Oct tour. Did I mention how hott this record is? I did, probably, many months ago. But, it is hott and you will love it. Some mastering/plating issues that we’re taking care of, but it will be worth the wait, well worth the wait. Starflyer 59 vinyl covers have been painted by our pal Jesse and the etching work is underway. The Ester Drang one-sided LP is also coming along, former member David Motter is designing the jackets. Stephen Drozd from the Flaming Lips plays on one of the tracks.
Here’s a taste of autumn dates with The Trouble with Sweeney:
Sept 26 | Swarthmore, PA | The Old Club, Swarthmore College w/ The Wrens
Oct 1 | State College, PA | The Roustabout
Oct 2 | Philadelphia, PA | The Khyber w/ Che Arthur (ex-Atombombpocketknife)
Oct 3 | New Haven, CT | The Space
Oct 4 | Brooklyn, NY | Magnetic Field
Oct 22 | New York, NY | CMJ Show @ CB’s Gallery: BTV/Fanatic Night w/ Denison Witmer, Saxon Shore, and Sufjan Stevens
Oct 24 | Philadelphia, PA | Theatre of the Living Arts w/ My Morning Jacket
Here are some Saxon Shore dates to tease/tempt you:
October 22 New York, NY @ CBGB w/ Denison Witmer, The Trouble With Sweeney,
Sufjun Stevens
October 23 Fredonia, NY @ SUNY Fredonia
October 26 Arlington, VA @ The Galaxy Hut w/ The Cassettes
October 28 Greensboro, NC @ Gate City Nosie w/ Iron and Wine, Timonium
October 29 Tallahassee, FL @ The Beta Bar
October 30 Orlando, FL @ Wills Pub
November 2 Springfield, MO @ Billiards Blue Room
November 4 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
November 6 Minneapolis, MN @ The Dinkytowner
November 7 Madison, WI @ The Catacombs w/ Damien Jurado, Rosie Thomas
November 8 Traverse City, MI @ The well
November 9 East Lansing, MI @ Club 547
November 10 Upland, IN @ Taylor University w/ Damien Jurado, Rosie Thomas
November 11 Chicago, Il @ Schubas
November 12 Grand Rapids, MI @ Calvin College w/ Damien Jurado, Rosie Thomas
November 13 Columbus, OH @ Bernies w/ Goner
November 14 Alfred, NY @ Alfred University w/ Saturday Looks Good to Me
November 17 Burlington, VT @ CLub Metronome w/ Heavenly States
November 19 Harrisonburg, VA @ Court Square Theatre
November 21 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Quiet Storm w/ This side of eve
November 22 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire
I’m chatting a lot to get the recording dates set for Bosque Brown and it’s looking more like December. Hoping for a Spring 2004 release for her record and Eric Fisher/Damien Jurado will be at the recording helm. Hoping to get the cover art for Damien’s This Fabulous Century before Eric goes on tour with Rosie Thomas. Maybe this LP only release will surface in late 2003…
As El said, the monkey has left the daycare?
California, here I come…

The Trouble with Sweeney have two lately announced shows this weekend:
July 25 | The Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL | w/ OKGO and Bang!Bang!
July 26 | Old Saint George, Cincinatti, OH
Here are some nice press snippets to help encourage you to fall in love with them:
“5 out of 5” – Alternative Press
“Sweeney’s 3 1/2-minute story-songs truly shine here, with lyrics as wryly literary as just about any found in modern indie-pop, and infectious tunes with inventive arrangements that suit the tales perfectly.” – Tucson Weekly
“Excellent and elegant” – The Portland Mercury
“One of the 2003’s must-see acts.” – Pittsburgh Pulp
“Joey Sweeney is one of the great pop troubadours of this fresh new century.” – Hybrid Magazine
Unwed Sailor are going out with Early Day Miners in August and a couple dates on their own at the beginning and end of the tour:
August 2 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
August 3 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Dinkytowner
August 5 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean w/ Early Day Miners, The Naysayer
August 6 – Bloomington, IN @ Bears Place w/ Early Day Miners
August 7 – Louisville, KY @ Rudyard Kiplings w/ Early Day Miners, The Naysayer
August 8 – Madison, WI @ The Terrace w/ Early Day Miners, The Naysayer
August 9 – Peoria, IL @ Dunn Center w/ Early Day Miners, The Naysayer
August 10 – Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop w/ Early Day Miners, The Naysayer
August 11 – NY, NY @ The Knitting Factory(The Tap Room) w/ Early Day Miners
August 12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Southpaw w/ Early Day Miners, The Naysayer
August 13 – Washington D.C. @ The Black Cat w/ Early Day Miners
August 14 – Carrboro, NC @ GO! Studios w/ Early Day Miners, The Naysayer
August 15 – Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light w/ Early Day Miners, The Naysayer
August 16 – Murfreesboro, Tn @ The Red Rose w/ Early Day Miners, The Naysayer
August 17 – Memphis, TN @ Young Ave. Deli w/ Questions In Dialect
August 18 – Little Rock, AR @ Juanitas w/Snailhuntr
August 19 – Fayetteville, AR @ JR’s w/Snailhuntr
Also, Early Day Miners : Deep Harbor one-sided LP on btv will be in stores on 16 August and available on the tour.
Denison Witmer continues to tour with Jeff Hanson (Kill Rock Stars) and Saxon Shore are igniting the country with their touring. Saxxon Shore’s ::: Four months of Darkness is still on the CMJ top 200 charts at #149.
The newest btv artists, Bosque Brown, will be recording in September with Eric Fisher and Damien Jurado in Seattle. More details on that as soon as it’s happening. Damien’s vinyl only release, This Fabulous Century, is still impending for the btv.
I am in France at the moment, hoping to get home soon. I’ll be seeing the finale of Le Tour de France on Sunday and will be rooting for Lance Armstrong from the Champs-Elysees.

I picked up Unwed Sailor : The Marionette and The Music Box LPs and Saxon Shore : Four Months of Darkness cds yesterday. Orders for the LPs will go out immediately and Saxon Shore will be added to the on-line store later today. The official store release date for Saxon Shore will be on 3 June.
In other big news for the label, Bosque Brown is officially on Burnt Toast Vinyl. Mara Miller is the songwriter who is Bosque Brown and she will be recording a full-length album later in 2003 for release sometime in early 2004. There are some mp3s of demo songs available here.

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