We are incredibly pumped for the rest of summer – get to kick it with all of our northwest homies, this time opting to fully avoid the Canadian border crossing due to last tours fiasco – Our video is in production, and work on the single “Hands, Heart” is nearing completion – fingers crossed to be completed by the time we leave for tour.
And if you’re in the Denver area this coming weekend, get yo ass down to the UMS – Blonde Redhead, Gardens and Villa, The Men along with scores of our favorite Denver artists – Rossonian, Native Daughters, Chimney Choir, Ian Cooke, A. Tom Collins, Faceman and Rubedo are taking to the streets to blast the shit out of this town’s eardrums.
Without further adieu, our summer tour dates are as follows.
JULY 26 Denver @ The Underground Music Showcase – Irish Rover Stage @ midnight
AUGUST 12 Denver @ Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret for Greater Than Social Club
AUGUST 29 Denver @ Syntax Physic Opera
AUGUST 30 Laramie, WY @ Gusty Gully
SEPTEMBER 1 Billings, MT @ TBA
SEPTEMBER 2 Missoula, MT @ the Palace w/ Fuuls
SEPTEMBER 3 Couer d’Alene, ID @ TBA
SEPTEMBER 4 Spokane, WA @ Baby Bar
SEPTEMBER 5 Dayton, WA @ Middle of Nowhere Sessions w/ Modern Kin & SISTERS
SEPTEMBER 6 Seattle, WA @ 2 Bit Saloon w/ Fey Moth
SEPTEMBER 7 Tacoma, WA @ TBA
SEPTEMBER 8 Olympia, WA @ the Northern (all ages)
SEPTEMBER 9 Portland, OR @ Alberta St. w/ The Breaking Yard
SEPTEMBER 10 Eugene, OR @ TBA
SEPTEMBER 11 La Grande, OR @ 10 Depot St
SEPTEMBER 12 Boise, ID @ Crazy Horse
SEPTEMBER 13 Ogden, UT @ Brewski’s w/ Juana Ghani
We’re have some very cool projects in the works and are currently booking a Northwest Tour that will bring us back to some of our favorite cities on planet earth. That will be happening in late august through the mid-September. In the meantime, we’ll be working on a brand new full length album and collaborating with our pals over at Legwork Studios to do an animated video for our newest single, “Hands, Heart.” Stick with us, this next record is going to be different. Oh soo different.
Until then, if you’re in Denver, you can catch us at:
6/11 – Hi-Dive – supporting Robert Francis and Carly Ritter
6/21 – Westword Music Showcase – 4:30pm @ the Curious Theater
7/24-27 – the UMS (slot tba)
8/12 – Greater Than Social Club @ Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret
Wow. This whole thing started as a dream collaboration between local artists Tim Tindle and Emi Brady – it’s a great honor to have worked with such amazing and talented people to conceptualize this project and put it all together. And thank you to Denver Westword for putting together the list of Best Album Artwork – because let’s face it – liner notes, packaging, design, layout etc are all part of experiencing an album. Couldn’t be prouder of Tim, Emi and everyone that worked on the project.
“The Raven and the Writing Desk tapped artists Emi Brady and Tim Tindle to design the cover art for its luminous 2013 EP Scavenger. True to the band’s imaginative aesthetic and songwriting, Brady and Tindle created a fold-out raven, colorful on the outside and black and white on the inside, where you’ll find the bird’s skeleton along with hand-lettered lyrics and credits. It’s the perfect accompaniment for the group’s literate, baroque pop songs. Many bands want to create a secret musical world, but The Raven and the Writing Desk went beyond the songs, providing a real work of art in which to wrap the music.”
Link to the full article here.
Thanks to Brennyn Hoose over at the UCD Advocate for stopping by the practice space to listen to some new songs, hang out and write some very kind words about us.You can link to the article here.by tratwd
Honored to be a part of this year’s TreeFort music fest in Boise. Soo many bands that we love and adore in this lineup – Built to Spill, Mr Gnome, Budos Band, RJD2, Polica not to mention about 300 other of the sickest bands out there.
schedule to be released soon, see you in a few weeks Boise!by tratwd
Packing up the van to see our friends in the Northwest…more shows to come.
APRIL 24 SLC @ Bar Deluxe
APRIL 25 Boise @ WavePop House
APRIL 26 Portland @ Slim’s Cocktail Lounge
APRIL 27 Portland @ House Show
APRIL 29 Vancouver @ The Railway Club
APRIL 30 Seattle @ High Dive
MAY 2 Moscow ID @ TBA
MAY 3 Boise @ TBA
footage from Eric Paton and Jeremiah Reddickby tratwd
We love what CPR’s OpenAir does for our local music scene and were honored to be named as a top 11 in-studio session by the man himself, CPR audio engineer Dave Fender. Other acts on the list include Steve Earle, He’s My Brother/She’s My Sister, Paper Bird, The Other Black, Ark Life and Lucero.
Here’s what Dave had to say:
After 100′s of shows and countless hours of playing and riding in cars together, 2013 marked the end of an era: Mr Matt Murphy, formerly of the raven backbeat, moved eastward to North Carolina with his longtime girlfriend as she pursues veterinary school. Matt’s creativity and musical ambition will be sorely missed. Here is a picture of Matt for us all to remember him by, circa 1986, which i believe to be the year his confidence was broken – because he never brought this much style to a Raven show.
Though this transitional period has meant fewer shows for you all, it’s been an important time for us to rethink, rewrite, rework and create new sonic possibilities. We’ve added a new member, Scott Roush (of Rossonian, Crazy Gorilla Drummer), who has a long history of sultry beatmaking with our bassist Kramer Kelling. The addition of Scott has led us to a new dimension in our sound and our take on modern music.
We have a new full length lbum in the works and tours that will bring us to the West and MidWest again in mid-2014.
so STAY TUNED. We’re coming to get ya.by tratwd
Scott and Juls performing St. Ides in tribute of Elliott Smith on the tenth anniversary of his death at the Oriental Theater, Denver, CO.by tratwd