We wanted to share this music video for everyone as a way of saying thank you for sticking with us this past year. You’ve dragged us around the world and we have been fortunate enough to meet so many of you, and we feel that a sincere, heartfelt, weirdly familial, sloppy hug (in the form of a song) is in order.
The gratitude we wish to express reaches far beyond the touching messages of hope, and the insane donations you’ve provided us at our lowest point, but extends to the good times we’ve shared with all of you this past year. It’s 2013 and some of you are actually still buying music. In the time it takes to read this sentence (with the same energy you’ve exerted) you could be stealing our record, and literally every song ever recorded by a human being and Elvis.
So consider this music video our modest thank you for being the type of people that you are. It’s about friendship, and love, and is kind of a mix between Randy Newman’s Toy Story theme and the intro to The Golden Girls. You’ve given us a gift, the size of which cannot possibly be exaggerated. Thank you for being a friend indeed.
After three weeks of traveling through Europe, we have finally arrived back in Canada. Thanks to everyone who came out to the shows, we very much enjoyed playing them! Highlights include the spilling of our drummer’s blood all over a Zagrebian cinema and mass confusion in London evolving the split cultural understanding of the word “ham”.
Here are a few videos from our travels - the first, the band looking extra stylist doing a rendition of “Little Expressionless Animals” in Hamburg, Germany; and the second, our loving ode to Father John Misty’s “Only Son of a Ladies Man” from Paris (check out some of our other songs from this session here).
A week has come and gone since our vehicle was broken into and I’m quite surprized and pleased to say that the band has not collapsed into itself like a dying star. Really, it feels like the opposite (with less noxious gas)(well some noxious gas, but really a managable amount).
Denise and I truly cannot thank you all enough for your donations, words of encouragement, and love. The money we raised was enough to buy back almost everything we had lost. We can’t explain how much this meant to us, especially when it would have been so easy to give up and hide under our beds.
Stay tuned for something special for everyone to show our appreciation after our tour.
Love, Denise & Evan
There’s no good way of saying that we have had some unfortunate luck. Last night our van was broken into just outside of Washington, DC and most of our equipment has been stolen. To our dismay, we have no choice but to drop out of the upcoming Philadelphia and Boston shows with Washed Out. We are asking for donations to help buy/rent equipment so we can get back on our feet for New York and continue on the rest of the tour. We hate to ask but we suffered a huge loss and anything would really help. Thanks to everyone for your support and I hope to see you all very soon.
FULL LIST OF STOLEN GEAR:
(Please let us know if you see any of this online in the Washington area!)
Custom black Pedaltrain PT-1 flight case:
Ernie Ball Volume Pedal Jr
Paul Cochrane Timmy Overdrive
Boss PS-6 Harmonist
Strymon Timeline Delay
Strymon blueSky Reverberator
Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2+
Red Flight Case:
Roland SP-555 Sampler
Stereo Memory Man w/Hazerai Delay
Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb
Shure SM 58 Microphone
Three power supplies
Silver Flight Case:
Novation Nocturne Midi Controller
Black Dream Cymbal Bag:
Alchemy by Istanbul 22” sweet series ride cymbal
Avedis Zildjian 16” crash cymbal
Sabian B20 18” ride cymbal
Set of vintage unknown/unmarked hihat cymbals
Projector/DVD player for live visuals