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December Livestream Concert | 12/19!

Join us Friday, December 19 (tomorrow!) for our monthly live-stream concert chat show! These have been a lot of fun all year. All you need to do is tune in! This month’s is at a special time: Noon Pacific, 3pm Eastern, and 8pm GMT—we want this one to be a reasonable hour for our friends in Europe to watch live! The direct link for this show is: http://youtu.be/ZnY7rvALljs

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You can vote on song requests on the show’s Facebook event!

New song | Sexist Bullshit

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The nice folks at Cards Against Humanity commissioned a new holiday song from us this year, and the result is this song called “Sexist Bullshit” (NSFW: swearing, heresy). Watch it at HolidayBullshit.com (Day 7), where you can also find lots of other hilarious videos from people like Paul and Storm, Marian Call, Molly Lewis, Loading Ready Run and more! Download the track from our bandcamp page.


Update: posted on Mic.com and Huffington Post!

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Portland shows: One for New Year’s and one for ALL AGES!

Hello friends! I know it’s the holiday season so it’s a terrible time to be planning and promoting, but we have some exciting stuff we’d like to sneak on to your calendar.

1. NEW YEARS GEEK !

new years geek facbeookWe are putting on a comedy/music/countdown show on New Year’s Eve!

*Tickets! http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/954132 *

$15, 18+. Doors at 10:00 (no earlier), show at 10:30!

Brody serves food and alcohol. Bring cash to tip your WONDERFUL bartenders!

2. FOR THE FAMILY!

We are finally putting on another Portland all-ages show: especially designed for kids and families! It will be 2pm January 25 at Red Castle Games.

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Tickets, at the door, are $10 per person ($5 of which is Red Castle store credit) or maximum $20 for a family of 2 or more ($10 of which is Red Castle store credit). Tickets are not available online, but please feel free to RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends!

More show announcements in Portland are coming! We’ve been taking a relaxed fall and are hitting the ground running in 2015.

See you around!

 

Cyber Monday on our CDs & other purchasing ideas!

Cyber Monday is happening! I don’t know why, exactly, but it’s happening! There are too many things happening today to tweet or facebook about, so here’s a big post of our favorites (plus some plugs for our own CDs). Cyber away, friends!

1. THE DOUBLECLICKS: Let’s start with us: As always, you can buy our digital music, t-shirts, totes, dice, and kid’s-size shirts all on our bandcamp store.

Our special deal today is on our CDs, which are all $10 with one cent shipping, thanks to CDBaby! Click the CD for the direct link.

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Dimetrodon (2014)

Lasers & Feelings

Our 2013 CD

Chainmail & Cello

Our 2012 CD

Let’s move on to other people, now that our obligatory plug is done.

2. JOSEPH SCRIMSHAW: Funny human and nerd Joseph Scrimshaw has recorded a holiday album! You can pre-order it! In fact, we recommend that you do so!

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We covered TMBG | Professor Shyguy’s new album

Chiptune master Professor Shyguy released a new album of covers today and we are on it!

We are featured on two tracks: Ana Ng (by They Might Be Giants) and My Eyes (from Dr. Horrible).

The album also features Ashly Burch, Molly Lewis, Unwoman and more!

Brandt is a super talented musician with a beautiful voice and mad arranging chops, it was awesome to work with him on this. I think it turned out great!

We’re a Worldbuilders Stretch Goal!

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Links: Read more about our stretch goal | donate to Worldbuilders!

Worldbuilders is a fantastic charity event spearheaded by fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss. Worldbuilders raises funds for Heifer International while giving away thousands of books, games and awesome THINGS to fans like you (and us). Part of the fundraiser is also these crazy stretch goals… last year when the project raised $125,000 we covered “moonlight sonata” on our cat keyboard.

This year, if $350,000 is raised, we will play our song “Love You Like A Burrito” on a live google hangout with a SPECIAL GUEST who needs to REDEEM HIMSELF from CAT KEYBOARD-RELATED SHAME. It’ll be worth watching when it happens.

Links: Read more about our stretch goal | donate to Worldbuilders!

It’s Molly Lewis’ birthday: check out her musical!

The cast and crew of "Thanksgiving versus Christmas". photo by Alan Sizzler Kistler.
The cast and crew of “Thanksgiving versus Christmas”. photo by Alan Sizzler Kistler.

Our friend Molly Lewis plays the ukulele and writes songs. And it’s her birthday today! Here are some things you should know about Molly, and her new musical, and how great she is.

We became friends with Molly because Paul & Storm decided we should be friends. It worked out. We met in real life for the first time at the first GeekGirlCon, right before playing a concert together. (I had seen Molly play with Jonathan Coulton while wearing a pirate hat several years prior, but that doesn’t really count.) The GeekGirlCon show was fun, and we were all good and awkward, and I barely freaked out at all when she told me she’d been listening to our music earlier and liked it. The next day, her romantic counterpart took us out to brunch and I ate the best risotto I’ve ever had. I’ve been chasing that high (risotto-wise) ever since.

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How to carry a guitar on a plane | The best airlines & latest rules

We fly with our instruments. We do it a lot. We’ve even written a song about it! And it’s a stressfest every single time. Inconsistent regulations, airline staff who don’t know the rules, overcrowded overhead bins, and grumpy people make it even harder. The world is conspiring against us getting our guitar to our destination in one piece. Fortunately, we have a system down pretty well now. Here’s our strategy, and we hope it helps!

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This cart contains everything we bring on a typical airplane trip. The big thing is a cello in a BAM flight case. That’s a whole other monster, and a post for another day.

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BoingBoing, Hypebot, and CDBaby | Oh my!

Our extremely wordy but theoretically helpful posts about Tour Planning and Kickstarter have been picked up by some music business industry blogs recently! This is really cool! Thank you all for reading and sharing, it means a lot to us.

BoingBoing also called us "Beloved nerd troubadours" :)
BoingBoing also called us “Beloved nerd troubadours” :)
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Hypebot covers “the new music business”
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CDBaby? We love those guys!