A quick update of two new things —
Item 1 —- Our new album, Nine Ways, has effectively sold out of the physical copies (unless there’s a huge crazy demand for them sometime for some reason). But you can still obtain a digital copy, at our Bandcamp site, which is now a pay-what-you-want price.
Item 2 —- !!! For the first time, our limited edition tour poster is available for sale online. These are high quality, very cool posters that can now be hanging on your wall for a very reasonable price. Go here to find out more.
That’s all for now. Join with us in wishing winter a (hopefully) fond farewell. Although let’s get real, we know it will show its face again come April/May.
We’ve had a restful month off, after our two-week tour in December, but now we’re ready to get going again. We have a show in Madison next Friday, January 29th, at the Project Lodge, one of our favorite places to play. Hope to see you there.
Plumbiferous Media named Nine Ways as the #1 album of 2009! Such nice people.
We start our tour tonight, with a show at Project Lodge in Madison. 8 pm, all ages, $5. Hope to see you there.
There will be video updates to this blog from time to time, if i can figure out how to do that, so check back here for that. Also if you are craving more up to the minute updates of life on the road, you can check our Twitter at twitter.com/thechairsband.
See you out there, America.
The ever-amazing Ryan Brinkerhoff, the same artist who created our Forward Fest poster, has made a poster for our upcoming tour. Each poster is silk-screened, 18x24, and they will be available at our shows for purchase.
The poster was just featured on a pretty big design blog, FPO - go here to read about it.
Go here to check out more of Ryan’s stuff, who knows, maybe you too can have a design made by the same legend who made the Chairs poster.
Almost one year to the day after releasing our first EP, today we release our second-full length album, Nine Ways. Months of hard work have led up to this, and we are proud to share it with you.
The album is available at two main places - our main website, where you can order the physical copy (it’s a book!), and our Bandcamp website, where you can both stream the whole album for free and purchase digital downloads.
The album is also available at iTunes, Amazon, Lala, and other online music retailers.
In more exciting news, we’re going on a big tour next month. We will be playing places we’ve never been to, and we will be playing many of these new songs. We are not finished scheduling dates, but this is what we have so far:
December 4 - Madison, WI
December 5 - St. Louis, MO
December 6 - Fayetteville, AR
December 11 - New York City, NY
December 12 - Brooklyn, NY
December 13 - Cambridge, MA
December 16 - Philadelphia, PA
December 17 - Columbus, OH
December 19 - Milwaukee, WI
We’re working on confirming more shows as we speak, so be sure to check back to see where else we will be going. Go to our Myspace page to find more specific information about each show, we hope to see you out there!
That’s all for now, thank you for listening and supporting us!
“Nine Ways is nothing short of an amazing album”
“Nine Ways is not only a great second album for The Chairs, but easily one of the best albums this year.”
“The amount of attention spent on matching everything perfectly is simply ridiculous.”
One week until the release of Nine Ways. We’ve gotten a little bit of press already, go here to read more:
Dear friends and enemies,
We are very excited to announce the upcoming release of a new album, Nine Ways. It will be released on November 17th, but if you pre-order the deluxe, limited edition physical album (it’s a book!), you can listen to it right now.
The album was recorded over this past summer of 2009, and we took a long time on it, longer than we’ve taken on anything before, so we’re pretty proud of it, and we hope you’ll like it.
Go here to read about the album, the packaging, and to pre-order —- http://www.thechairsband.com/ninewaysorder.html
If you go there you can also download “Charlotte Pipe” which is the first ‘single’ from the album.
Dear friends and enemies,
Two bits of news:
We have a new EP, which is released today, right now. It is called Can We Be Friends? and it is a collection of our past covers with the addition of a few more. Track listing is:
1. My Guitar (originally by Jump, Little Children)
2. Reservations (Wilco)
3. Motion Picture Soundtrack (Radiohead)
4. Flume (Bon Iver)
5. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (Neutral Milk Hotel)
You can download the EP right now for free at www.thechairs.bandcamp.com
Secondly, we have a new full-length album, which has been done for a while now but will be released on November 17th. More news on that to come.
Also, here are some shows we have coming up:
Friday, October 9th — Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, October 24th - Milwaukee, WI
Thursday, November 5 - Appleton, WI
Hope all is well,
Alright so we are going to be going out on tour this December. We want to come to you, and play in your living room. Or your favorite club down the street. If you live east of the Mississippi River, anywhere east (we’re going to NYC and back, and will take whatever path appears to us) and would like to help us out with a show, shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Any suggestions for venues, or invitations to play in your attic, any such thing would be helpful. You would become our favorite fan and we would shower you with the kind of love that Danny Tanner showered upon his loving family.
Alex / The Chairs
Dear friends, enemies, and the indifferent:
We’re playing Madison today as part of the Forward Music Fest ‘09, which also features far superior bands like Andrew Bird, Low, Margot & the Nuclear So-and-so’s, Atlas Sound, Ra Ra Riot, and many more.
We play the Project Lodge at 5 pm. It will cost $7 at the door.
See you there,