Before the first single from the 2014 EP is released (very soon). It’s worth celebrating the accumulated success of the Painted Thief EP - which is currently getting over 12k plays per month around the world in coffee shops, retail stores, living rooms etc. Thanks to music services like Songza, Pandora, and Spotify.
If you use any of these and you like our music, please try following the related station or artist profile - it’s a big help!
In the meantime, for your enjoyment:
Hey, it’s been awhile, so here’s the latest on what’s happening with the music… and yes, those are my songwriting journals, with real live lyrics ;p
For folks who’ve written me, it is so good to read your emails/tweets/messages. When you tell me how a song makes you feel, or how you were inspired - it makes the hard work worthwhile and helps to keep the self-doubt at bay…
It’s hard to explain what it’s like as a musician playing out. Other artists will have their own experience and perspective, but I’d like to share what’s happening with us because it’s pretty great.
Playing out and performing live music is always fun. Passion and creativity create this feeling of being *alive*, especially when shared with others. On top of that, lately our shows have this aspect of celebration, creating a warm place where people are meeting each other and having fun. A friend of mine, someone I’d met a week earlier, came to our Cinco de Mayo show, it was his first time seeing us play. He wrote to me after the show “Seems there was a lotta love in the room!”. I’ve felt like this is the case for awhile now and it’s nice to hear it from someone who isn’t familiar with what we’re doing.
Anyhow, it really means a lot when you come out to dance, sing and laugh with us. We’re having the time of our lives and it’s because you’re there by our side!
I am at SXSW. Anyone will tell you this festival is like drinking from the firehose (which is still better than drinking alone). There might be more musicians here than real people, which has a fun-yet-malodorous effect on the city streets. Last night there was an open bar at the Miike Snow concert and we’re constantly stumbling across amazing music in unexpected places. The talent of the world is hussling on Austin’s every street corner..
Anyhow, it’s fun and I’ll do my best to keep you posted!
After all this is wrapped up we’re having a welcome home party/show at the Delancey back in New York on Saturday, March 24th. It’s going to be fun catching up with all of you.