We've worked a long time for this, and it feels great to finally be here. Our new album Suicide Fences is out, released into the realms both virtual and physical.
First the basics: if you want to grab a copy of the new record without leaving your current position, the easiest way is to go to our Bandcamp page. There you can order a digital copy in the file format of your choice. You can also order a copy on delicious 180-gram vinyl, and we'll ship it to you. We love stopping at the post office, and we're on a first name basis with those folks now so please keep sending us back.
If you live locally in Seattle, you can stop by Sonic Boom Records in Ballard or Easy Street Records in West Seattle and pick up an album while you browse the stacks. We strongly encourage you to support local records stores, and these shops are both excellent.
If you prefer the streaming services, iTunes, etc., we'll get there eventually, It takes a little while for the python of e-commerce to digest SF, so thanks for your patience.
Finally, if you want to pick up a copy of the album in the best way possible, come to our release party on Saturday 8/27 at the Columbia City Theater. We'll be playing a lot of these songs, plus older favorites, and we'll be doing it right. Longtime friend and collaborator Bryce Francis will join us on keyboards, as well as a small string section arranged and conducted by Stephen T. Cavit. We've never done a show quite like this, and it will probably be a while before we go this far again, so it's really not to be missed. Our good friend Lincoln Barr will open the night with a set of his own wonderful songs. It all starts at 8:00 PM, and Explone should hit the stage by 9:30 or so. You can purchase advance tickets here, and there's an option to order both a ticket and a signed copy of the album.
Basically, if you enjoy the music we make this is the night.
Our local radio bastion KEXP has been extremely kind to us, and they've been playing SF steadily since we dropped it off last week. You can listen on the airwaves or online, and if you want to request one of our songs you can email the DJ here. We are supremely grateful for their support, and for the light they shine on our entire music community here in the Northwest.
We've also dropped a new video, for our cover of "Dead Set On Destruction" by the imperial overlords of midwest punk rock, Hüsker Dü. Done out of love & respect.
Thanks for keeping tabs on us. Must get back to rehearsing now, but we'll drop more news in the next two weeks.