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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Japan & Armistice Release

Japan has anchored down its golden hooks of intrigue, love, and respect deep in my heart. It's one of the most fun and interesting times I've had on the road (and I was only there 5 days!). I can't wait to go back in November, and play our own proper show. There's plenty to write about this beautiful country and about the special release day of our second full-length album Armistice, but for now I'd just like to share some pictures.

Above pics: one, interesting marine life at the Osaka aquarium; two, me getting gitty with Sonic Youth (Thurston Moore is so cool. Hands down, SY was the best show I saw at Summer Sonic, and then next to them, Flaming Lips, Grizzly Bear, and Beyonce); and three, me and DK having fun with a new set at NOLA H.O.B. release show a couple of days ago.

Thanks to everyone who showed up to make it one of my MM most memorable experiences, and big ARIGATO to all those who've gone out and supported us by buying the new album. It means everything to me. Saludos!


Carlos said...

We love you guys!!!!... Went to buy the album but it was sold out on the first day in target (ft lauderdale).. My wife and me where close to separate and we both listened to "Lost Year"...and it openned our eyes!!!..we are back on track!!!!..thank you!!!!we love you!!!!

Andrew acrow@fullsail.edu said...

Hey Roy,

This is kind of weird because I couldn't find anywhere to get a hold of the band.

I have a question about the October 29th date here in Dallas, TX.

I know this is weird but its about my father who is in his late 40's, he is probably you guys biggest fan. He loves your music more then anyone I know and everytime he goes to see you guys he has gotten really sick so he hasn't seen your amazing live show once.

October 29 is 4 days after his birthday and I'm going to get tickets. The problem is, since he is older, and has had two heart attacks its hard for him to stand up for longer then an hour or so with out getting tired and worn down.

I know its out of your control but do you nave any idea on what we might be able to do about a chair or something. I don't know.

I want my dad to see you guys live he is going to freak at your live show. But the venue hasn't answered any of my emails or calls about it. And that may be because they can't do anything I don't know.

I'm just looking for help because I know he will be up for standing and watching, the music lover in him will want to, but his body just isn't up for the challange anymore.

any help would be great, if not, i completely understand.

thank you so much,



alanez said...

Hey Roy!
just have to say i love the way you play!!! and, what about a méxico show???
keep on rocking!

Melanie said...

That's awesome! :) I always hear such good things from bands who tour in Japan. Glad you were able to go and that it was such a good experience. I just saw an old friend who moved there a while back last Sunday... memories. :)

I will be seeing you in Vegas in Oct. I'm definitely looking forward to it. Armistice is good. :)

kingofbother said...

Glad you had a great time in Japan. #12 on the charts? Cool. I can't wait to see you guys play again. Jen and I are really enjoying the new album. I hope you and you're family are doing well. See you in Atlanta, Charlotte, and Nashville.

Matt and Jen

Bertman316 said...

Hey, Roy!
A bass-players’ website (No Treble – The Site for Bass Players) quoted my Soul-Audio review of Armistice – where I talk about your bass work, of course.!!
Here’s the link:
....And here's the actual quote:
"...“Roy Mitchell-Cardenas turns in bass work that’s nothing less than stellar throughout the whole album, handling the pop oriented songs with economy and taste and the rock/indie parts with intelligence and enthusiasm. His bass playing percolates and boils, writhing along the underbelly of the music, lending an air of danger here and funk there. Picking up his acoustic bass on “Pins and Needles,” Roy shows impressive jazz chops, but it’s on the album’s title track, “Armistice,” that Roy gets funky enough to get arrested. Impressive bass work, indeed.”
Hope to see you all soon!
- Bert

Sandra said...

Hi Roy. My name is Sandra Gonzalez, I'm a reporter from The Monitor in Mcallen, Texas. We'd like to talk to you for a story. Call me at (956) 683-4427. Thanks!

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