Charles Dicken’s already put it better than we ever could:
“At this festive season of the year, Mr. Scrooge,’ said the gentleman, taking up a pen, `it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the Poor and Destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts, sir.”
Right now, in America 1 in 5 people struggle with hunger. In America, which you may have heard about on “LifeStyles of the Rich and Famous: Nation Edition.” Okay, that’s not a thing, but you get the point; there is no reason for people in our own communities to be without food. And while we aren’t wealthy men, we do think we have a unique opportunity to play a role in fighting hunger. There was a brief discussion about recording a super group version of “Feed the World”, but then we decided to take a more direct route.
So here goes: Between now, and Dec 31st when you buy a digital copy of our new album “Wild Before Our Eyes”, we will donate the proceeds to Second Harvest Food Bank. We think that’s a pretty good deal.
If you have previously purchased the new EP you can still help us by sharing this post with your friends, a little viral nudge goes a long way.
This is Beach House! We had the pleasure of seeing them in concert last Wednesday night. Its no secret that we are big fans, if you caught our first installment of “Stay Home America”. If you’re not familiar with them go buy their new album “Bloom”. I took this picture on my phone, and posted it after the show with Instagram.
Recently NPR’s “All Song’s Considered” blog posted an article about whether or not camera’s are a nuisance at shows. You can read it for yourself here: http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2012/07/09/153513566/put-down-the-camera-and-watch-the-show-really . The sentiment of the article seems to be that while some amount of good phone etiquette should observed, ultimately using your phone to snap some pictures or tweet to your friends that (presumably) you’re having a great time, and that they should get’s their asses to where you are quick, is part of the show going experience.
Here’s another band I tend to be rather a big fan of:
Yeah, its us. Thanks for snapping this picture @AshleyRoxanneWells!
Here’s where we come down on the issue. Making a record costs money, lots of it. Touring around the country, even with the most modest of accomodations, costs a whole bunch more. So if you like what you’re hearing and seeing so much that you want to take a picture, take a picture! Of course that’s what we want. It’s disingenuous for any artist to pretend this is somehow an annoyance, or that you must be missing the point. For bands like ours, snapping a little photo and posting it for your friends and followers who didn’t make it to the show, is tantamount to buying us a tank of gas for the van… or at least a round of beers.
So here’s the deal. Keep coming to our shows, hangout with us, if you want to take pictures do it! We appreciate you being there, and we’re going to be giving away items each the week after each of our shows to creators of our favourite pictures! Just make sure you to label them #MilktoothMusic.
See you soon, in America!
-Zac // Milktooth
Thanks to Zac’s cousin for shooting this video during one of the shows from our latest California tour!
Texas… where even the grocery store parking lots have to boast something bigger than the rest of the world.
Welcome to Milktooth Texas Tour: Part III. The last two nights in Denton and Laredo have been excellent and we’re primed and ready for tonight’s show in San Antonio with great locals Education and Wild Party! And don’t let those smiles fool you… the show will be loud.
Also, we don’t want to brag, but today we learned that Texas pretty much owes its precious freedom to a band of Davy-Crockett-led Tennessee volunteers. Just sayin.
In this episode, the guys travel down the coast for some California love in Orange County. As you might have guessed, that means the video revolves around Mexican food, especially after David strikes tortilla gold at La Choza in Huntington Beach.
We’re taking a bit of time off from the road over the next month or so for two pretty good reasons: A) David’s getting married and B) we are working on a batch of new songs which we can’t wait to show you guys when we get back out on tour. Also, we are planning on turning those new songs into our next EP later this year. Stay tuned and see you soon.