September 8, 2014
East Coast tour announced! This October, playing many places for the first time... New England, Philly, Baltimore + more, returning to some of our favorite spots in New York - including an official CMJ showcase! (details tba) See the tour page for details.
August 15, 2014
July 15, 2014
We just returned from our month-long tour in the Northwest and Canada. Thank you for being the best fans, friends, and hosts ever!! We can't wait to see you again! Visit our facebook page to see photos.
May 28, 2014
May 2, 2014
April 3, 2014
April/May tour dates are up! Kicking things off at The Starry Plough in Berkeley, heading east through Reno, SLC, Denver, Witchita, KC, Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Bozeman, Boise and more! Visit the tour page for details. See you soon!
Feb 11, 2014
We're going to SXSW! Also playing SoCal, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Mississippi. Tour begins March 5th!
Jan 22, 2014
Thanks to everyone who supported our recent California tour. Check this live footage from our show in San Diego
Nov 20, 2013
Blue Spells is here!
You can also buy it right from us!
Check your local record store (especially if
you live in the bay or any place we've toured
recently). It just might be there.
Nov 1, 2013
Northwest, see you this month!! We kick things off at Rasputin Records in Berkeley, and we'll end in Portland-- playing a show with one of our favorites- Pall Jenkins! We can't wait to see you, NW!
Oct 24, 2013
Mad Mackerel Premieres "Philosophy", the second single off of Blue Spells...
"In just over 100 seconds of perfectly judged vocal harmonies and gently subdued instrumentation, the San Francisco duo have managed to create a sweetly sombre classic of pensive restraint and yearning melancholy that leaves palpable echoes hanging in the air long after the song has finished." - Mad Mackerel
Sept 15, 2013
We're playing an official showcase at CMJ! Saturday, Oct 25 @ The Paperbox, Brooklyn. See you next month, NYC!!
Aug 30, 2013
The first single, "Strange", off of Blue Spells dropped today, premiered by The Vinyl District. They asked us to wax profound about our love of vinyl . Read it here.
June 26, 2013
"Old Horse" voted "Best Song" at the SF Music Video Race 2013!! Thank you MVR and Noise Pop voters!!
May 15, 2013
We're playing at Sled Island Music Fest in Calgary, AB next month! June 19 at Wine-Ohs. See you soon, Canada!
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