Last night was the first night of the Wire & Light tour, where I’ll be heading all the way up the east coast with my friend and electronic wizard Ivan Christo.
I’m so incredibly excited. Here are our dates:
7.26 Harrisonburg, VA
7.27 Winston-Salem, NC
7.28 Charlottesville, VA
7.29 Philadelphia, PA
7.30 Baltimore, MD
7.31 Brooklyn, NY
8.1 Manhattan NY
8.3 Harlem, NY
8.5 Newport, RI
8.6 Lancaster, PA
8.7 Richmond, VA
8.8 Arlington, VA
We played The Golden Pony last night. I love playing the Pony, because you get to eat a lot of pizza. I brought my friend Cory from Charlottesville, and immediately sought out all the pizza. It was a cool evening because there were four solo electronic acts playing so we were able to all set up on stage at the same time. 🙂 Mrcsms played first, which was droney ambient entropy and awesome. Ivan played next, and I got to sing Build Me Up Buttercup (and a few songs off his latest, Skin & Bones) for the first time.
I played next and my set went mostly smoothly. I got to use the fog machine, which was great. It turns out that when you’re wrapped in fog, the audience looks a lot less scary.
Lastly was Laser Legs. Or BODY DRAMA. Our friend Seth has this great dancey electro project that Ivan and are super into.
It was such a good night. I love that even on a Tuesday in the middle of summer in a college town, there was an enthusiastic crowd.
I decided to drive back to Cville for the evening to spend some last moments with my kittens before hitting the road the next day, and I think Ivan needed some sleep after getting back from tour with Shagwüf literally the day before.
Got back to Charlottesville around 2am and crashed. really. hard.
As the new year rolls in, I’ve been thinking a lot about how grateful I am to everyone who has supported Ships In The Night over the past year. In the last few weeks, I’ve mailed CDs out to New Mexico, Indiana, Brighton (UK) and Nuremberg (Germany). It is a warm thought that at any given point in a day or night, maybe people are listening in other states, and other countries on other continents.
There’s been a lot of light and a lot of darkness, but music continues to be the thing that inspires me to keep growing. I am so looking forward to what lies ahead for SITN this year.To the promoters and venues that booked us, all of the bands we played with, all the people who came out to shows, took photos and videos, bought a shirt or a cd, came up after a show to say hello…it means the world.
Sending a lot of love to all of you in this new year. Thank you so much.