Wet, Hot American Summer!

we’re very excited to announce that we’ll be joining Streetlight Manifesto on their full U.S. tour this summer! dates are listed below. check out ticket links and more over at http://www.streetlightmanifesto.com. more from us soon.
see you out there in America, friends.

Jun. 18 New Haven, CT Toads Place
Jun. 19 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
Jun. 20 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
Jun. 21 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
Jun. 22 Grand Rapids, Mi The Intersection
Jun. 23 Bloomington, IL The Castle Theatre
Jun. 24 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
Jun. 25 Lawrence, KS The Granada Theatre
Jun. 26 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
Jun. 28 Reno, NV Knitting Factory Concert House
Jun. 29 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
Jun. 30 Ventura, CA Ventura Theare
Jul. 1 Las Vegas, NV Fremont Country Club
Jul. 3 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
Jul. 6 Little Rock, AR The Rev Room
Jul. 7 Nashville, Tennessee The Exit / In
Jul. 9 Raleigh, North Carolina Lincoln Theater
Jul. 10 West Springfield, VA Empire
Jul. 11 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
Jul. 12 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater
Jul. 13 Providence, Rhode Island Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

Too Much News.

hi friends. we’ve clearly not been keeping up with the blog side of things, and now there’s too much. too much to say that we’ve already said in many other places, so i’ll just do my best to sum up, as well as maybe post some links and pretty pictures.

we have a new album. it’s out in the world, thanks to the good people at Pentimento Music Co. we love it, we hope you will too.

you can buy it here, along with some very nice extra trinkets:

http://www.riscstore.com/collections/empty-orchestra

people like No Depression are already saying nice things about it. check it out:

http://www.nodepression.com/profiles/blogs/album-review-empty-orchestra-s-one-more-time-all-together-now?xg_source=activity

we also have a new video. we made it with the help of a lot of our friends, including the amazing creative team of Mike Berlucchi, Adam Pillon, and company. it’s for our song “The Audience,” and there’s blood.

we played a release show recently at our home-away-from-home, the Flint Local 432 with some truly incredible bands. the night was magical.

this is a video of one song from that night. we hope to do it again soon.
thank you all for your support.
xo,
EO

Updated East Coast tour dates

There are a couple venue changes on the East Coast, so here’s all the current info. See you soon!

07.27 chapel hill, NC, the cave w/shit that’s ironical*
07.28 richmond, VA, strange matter w/red states*
07.29 arlington, VA, cd cellar w/big hush*
07.30 philadelphia, PA, silk city w/alta mira*
07.31 providence, RI, dusk w/bloodpheasant*
08.01 boston, MA, o’briens w/grass is green*
08.02 brooklyn, NY, big snow w/grass is green, butter the children*
08.03 pittsburgh, PA, howlers coyote cafe*
08.04 flint, MI, flint local*
08.05 grand rapids, MI, mulligans w/kite party, glocca morra*
*with Shores

Web Store orders

we’re having a blast on tour so far, thank you Chicago folks for such a great time!
a quick note on web store orders:
since we’re living in a van right now, we won’t be able to ship anything until we get back home on August 6. if you can’t wait that long, come out to a show and pick it up from us personally (which will help us buy gas and cold beverages).
thanks!

SUMMER TOUR!

We’re pleased announce that we’re going to be heading out on tour next week for a full month, including a full East Coast trip with our good friends Shores!

All the pertinent info is listed below, so if you live anywhere in the Middle West or Eastern United States, please come out, party with us, buy us food and luxury consumer goods, let us sleep on your floor or in your yard, and so on.

(And you know the deal — if the date is “TBA” and you can help set something up, we’ll thank you so much that it will become embarrassing. That’s a promise.)

Yay tour.

xo, EO

Th 7/5/2012: Grandbar, 1600 W. Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60622. 8pm. With Jared Grabb.

Fr 7/6/2012: The Stank, Wasau, WI – house venue. for location send facebook message at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Stank/115906471824704

Sa 7/7/2012: Mousetrap Tavern, 311 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire, WI 54701. With Arms Aloft.

Su 7/8/2012: 400 Bar, 400 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454. Doors at 7. With Conveyor (Brooklyn) / Katy Morley (of GAYNGS) / Me and My Arrow. $5. 18+.

Mo 7/9/2012: The Gaslamp, 1501 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309. 8pm. $5.

We 7/11/2012: The Space for Ames, 18 Hayward Ave, Suite 3, Ames, IA 50010. All Ages. 6pm. With Doctor Murdock & Holly and The Night Owls.

Th 7/12/2012: The Sandbox, 2406 Leavenworth St, Omaha, NE 68105. All Ages.

Fr 7/13/2012: Knickerbockers, 901 O St, Lincoln, NE 68508. $5. 18+. 9pm. With Matic Impulse.

Sa 7/14/2012: Maxines, 700 Central Ave, Hot Springs National Park, AR 71909. 8pm. 21+. $5. With Damn Arkansans.

Su 7/15/2012: Soundpony, 409 North Main Street  Tulsa, OK 74103. 10pm.

Tu 7/17/2012: Mosaic House, 1097 Vance Ave, Memphis, TN 38104.

We 7/18/2012: The Red Barn, 621 W Glen, Peoria, IL 61614. With Tina Sparkle.

Th 7/19/2012: Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118. 8pm. $5. All Ages. With Big Fiction and Spacebeach.

Fr 7/20/2012: House show, 624 S Washington St, Bloomington, IN. With Shores & Morrow.

Sa 7/21/2012: Tree Bar, 887 Chambers Rd., Columbus, OH 43212. With Shores.

Su 7/22/2012: TBA, Indianapolis, IN. With Shores.

Mo 7/23/2012: TBA, Louisville, KY. With Shores.

Tu 7/24/2012: The Longbranch, 1848 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. With Shores.

We 7/25/2012: TBA, Atlanta, GA.

Th 7/26/2012: TBA, Asheville / Charlotte, NC. With Shores.

Fr 7/27/2012: The Cave, 452 1/2 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. With Shores and Shit, That’s Ironical!

Sa 7/28/2012: Strange Matter, 929 W. Grace St, Richmond, VA. With Shores and Red States

Su 7/29/2012: TBA, Washington DC. With Shores, PygmyLush.

Mo 7/30/2012: The Level Room, 2102 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19103‎. With Shores.

Tu 7/31/2012: Squid Amps, Providence, RI. With Shores.

We 8/1/2012: O’Briens, 3 Harvard Avenue, Boston, MA 02134. Doors 8pm. 21+. $6. With Shores, Grass is Green, and Perhaps.

Th 8/2/2012: Big Snow Buffalo Lodge, 89 Varet St, Brooklyn, NY 11206. With Shores.

Fr 8/3/2012: Howlers, 4509 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. With Shores.

Sa 8/4/2012: Flint Local 432, Flint, MI 48503. With Shores.

Su 8/5/2012: Mulligans, Grand Rapids, MI. With Shores, Kite Party, and Glocca Morra.