Monday, March 18, 2013

the world

Ok. So it's been a month since this happened. But we still can't believe Marco Werman heard, let alone talked about our music on his show.

I listened to The World almost every day driving home from teaching first grade, and absolutely loved each time the "Global Hit" portion came on, that music has been and always is such a real part of being human, no matter where. We felt and feel so honored to be part of that.

So here it is. In case you missed it.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Our dear listeners will find it no surprise to hear us admit we are absolutely horrible, completely and totally awful, self promoters.  And therefore marketers of our music. We have no aspirations of making it big. We just like to create, and we love the energy and honesty of playing for friends and strangers.

So, we apologize for lack of excessive posts, for close to no tweets, and and overall social media absence. We are not the cool kids in the music scene. But do know we love you. We love to play for you. We love to hear your stories. We are so thankful for your support this year, and hope your holidays have been filled with whatever makes you happiest.

We were honored this month to be on City Weekly's list of top local albums of 2012, alongside some truly fantastic people.

And here's a little song we got together and wrote in association with the kickstarter project.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

change of status

Things have been happening. And updating this here blog has not been one of those things.  Most most importantly, Jordan decided to take the plunge and wed himself to the girl of his dreamy dreams, Miss (now mrs.) Carlie McCall Romer. 

They celebrated said decision in a barn filled with hay and friends and love and apples (and, of course, music).

With wedding plans and events, Eric working full time and doing graduate school full time,  Luke's desert music sculpting, and an increasingly mobile and vocal one year old, we've had to say no to invites for shows and have instead spent any scrap of time where we can all get together working on the remaining covers for our oh so wonderful kickstarter backers. 

January and February will see us on the road and at home, performing in Spring City, a Mandarin Pedagogy conference in , and a delightful music series at a church on 9th and 9th to name a few.

Hope things are well with you and yours. Thanks, as always, for listening!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Video one! The Sichuan Project album! Released!


We had a fantastic time at the CD/video release/Mid-Autumn Festival celebration Monday night. Thank you to all for coming and being such a wonderful audience.  Here is the first in the series of videos we're putting out. If you're in the mood for a little China in your day, this should do the trick.

Thank you thankyou thank You, as always, for all the support we feel. We are grateful.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

CD release!

I know the last post also ended with an exclamation mark, but we are just as excited about this announcement as the coming of Autumn.

CD release show:  September 24th, Rose Wagner Theater (downtown SLC) at 7pm 

We will be playing the songs from the new album  as well as showing the first of the short films. We are happy to share the stage that night with two other Chinese performers as part of the Confucius Institute's Chinese Culture Week.

Also. Here's a sneak peek at the album itself.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Delicious Autumn!

Hope you are all well.

Things here are in motion. And at conclusions. And beginnings.

School has started, cherry harvest ended, peach begun. Cooler nights received with open windows and long talks on the grass.  The e.p. is being printed, the videos are wrapping up (both set to release this month).  It has been a summer [post-China] full of concert series, recording vocals, painting Tshirts, chasing a now running baby, mixing and mastering, and loving the beautiful place we all get to live and make music.

We are all really happy with the way both the new recordings and the videos have turned out.  Man we're excited to share them with you! CD release show dates are being finalized, but tentatively the last week of September. We'll let you know.

Here's a great article out in SLUG this month on our trip to China.

We're also this month's featured artist on KCPW's Sounds From the Lounge. A new video will be posted each week of this month, all shot one afternoon in late August in the warm ( AC turned off, real sweaty and cozy) sunny member's lounge.

Thank you as always for your enthusiasm and ears:) We have loved meeting new and old friends each time we play.

'Sweet Sweeping Joy' by Matteo from Sounds From The Lounge on Vimeo.