First things first: a brand new gig just hit the calendar, which will likely be our last show of 2009:
Next: as we recently announced on Twitter, our show in Chicago next week (October 10 @ Park West) will now also be a Flood show. What is a “Flood” show, you ask? You can read Jonathan’s announcement for full details, but the quick version is this: geek icon band They Might Be Giants is performing in Chicago the same night we are, and they are performing their album Flood in its entirety. And now, we’re going to do the same thing. Why? Because it’s there. So now, we’ll be performing somewhat truncated sets of our own music, we’ll take a break, and then do all 19 tracks from Flood. Heck, we’ve got a whole week to learn them all, and we already know one; no sweat, right?
Finally, here’s a few other cool things we’ve been meaning to mention for a while:
- “Opening Band” is now available for Rock Band as an officially-released downloadable, playable song for XBox 360 and PS3. (Sorry, Wii-ers!) Now you can be us, right down to the 34-second last note!
- Our friend Spiff‘s video for “Cruel Cruel Moon” took second place in Blizzcon’s Machinima contest. Good on you, Spiff!
- Here’s a video for “Live” made in Little Big Planet (via fan Nikolas)
We’re sure there’s other stuff we’re forgetting, but that’ll do for now.