Ladies and gentleman, thank you for an amazing year, our album Call It Blazing came out at the end of 2011, so it was really 2012 that brought it alive. We played over 120 shows in the last 14 months, went to Canada, Spain, United States, Poland, Germany, England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland... more than 80000 kms. Thanks for coming to those shows, you made our day and basically our year. We played festivals, released a 7" single and danced just about everywhere. There are many more places we would like to visit, so see you soon. Thanks to those people that helped us out this year and believed in us: Lefse Records, Tannen Records, La Tempesta, Covo Club Records, Ground Control Touring, Locusta Booking, The Glass Agency and Ganglians, Cloud Nothings, Okkervil River and British Sea Power for being great road warriors and companions. See you in 2013 and remember kids, the song is called FOREVER BOY.
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So mark September 29th on your calendar, it will be probably our last show of the Call It Blazing tour and it's a hometown show at Covo Club in Bologna. Then we are going to start writing writing writing. But before that come back here soon, 'cause we did record two gems this summer and you'll hear more about it in a few days. Be safe.
Here comes the road. Well the road has never really stopped coming. After our North American tour we've been deep in the heart of Italy playing a bunch of shows that will continue all summer. This week we also head out to Spain and France. It will be a pleasure to play in Madrid, Vigo, Bordeaux and in Clermont-Ferrand. This last show is at the impressive Europavox festival. You want to know when and where we will be in a city close to you? Just look over on the left side. Bye cats.
We are on the road and currently enjoying the heat in Florida but we had to share something beautiful with you that just arrived!
A new video, or should we rather say movie for Forever Boy.
It was shot in the Comacchio valleys, at the mouth of the River Po, one of Italy's most extraordinary landscapes, we were there with our gang, knocking out a wonderful day, living life. Most of all it shows a dream, the dream of Giovanni Collina, a 70 year old italian biker racer who use to compete in the 60's for Moto Morini's team. Mr Collina has stayed the same all these years. He's there always riding his bike to this day. It was directed and filmed by Opificio Ciclope.
VIDEO - FOREVER BOY or check out premiere over at one of our favorite blogs Yvinyl,Rolling Stone Magazine and Nme.com
Download Forever Boy (mp3)
Our longest TOUR ever that will bring us all over North America has just started. We're happy to be on the road with some of our fav bands, most dates are with Cloud Nothings, and another part is with the mighty Ganglians. Check out the shows over on the left.
Come down and say hi, spread the word and be safe.
See you around!
We have something we want to show you today.
Baby, It's Fine has now become a vision, a movie, a video. It was directed and filmed by the great Jamie Harley and stars the lovely Marion Ottaviani. It also features the photography of Aline Diépois & Thomas Gizolme. Shot in the streets of Paris and on the seaside of Le Havre. It does show everything we wanted to say in this song, all is inside this video. Hope you enjoy!
VIDEO - Baby, It's Fine or check out premiere over at NME.COM
Download Baby, It's Fine mp3
We have a bunch of shows coming up between Paris, Netherlands, Italy and a long long tour with Cloud Nothings and Ganglians in North America!
Come out and say hi!
Baby, we're fine and our first album is finally in our hands and it is called Call It Blazing.
We're going to be taking our collection of songs on tour in Europe starting late this week supporting Okkervil River. Boy it's going to be a good one.
Here are the tour dates and also a first run of shows we will be playing in Italy. Check out the left side of this page as we might announce some more solo shows soon.
Nov 10 Spain Barcelona Teatro Coliseum *
Nov 12 Spain Valencia Mirror *
Nov 14 Germany Munich Backstage *
Nov 15 Germany Cologne Luxor *
Nov 16 France Paris Café de la Danse *
Nov 18 Ireland Dublin Button Factory *
Nov 19 UK Glasgow Classic Grand *
Nov 20 UK Manchester Sound Control *
Nov 21 UK Bristol Trinity *
Nov 22 UK London Koko *
Nov 23 UK London The Windmill Brixton
Nov 24 Netherlands Haarlem Patronaat *
* supporting Okkervil River
Nov 26 Italy Pisa Caracol
Dec 3 Italy Marghera La Tempesta al Rivolta
Dec 8 Italy Arezzo Karesmaki
Dec 9 Italy Cavriago Calamita
Dec 10 Italy Torino Spazio 211
You can always listen and download to a few songs over at Pitchfork or here on our website and you can now ORDER the album directly from Lefse (world), La Tempesta International (Italy), Moor Works (Japan) and if you want a beautiful 180 gram vinyl just head over to Tannen Records. Also you can get Call It Blazing from great online stores like Insound, Norman Records and yes digitally from Itunes.
See you around soon, bring your jacket.
That's all for now.
A Classic Education