Sunburn Video! 

a living breathing hotdog man journeys to a cosmic soda can and dances with a hologram of himself, only to find that the soda can was far more important than he’d ever imagined. THANK YOU Behn Fannin!

pinback / time machine 

hi. we’re going on tour with pinback soon. it’s going to be fun. also forgot to mention on this here website that we went toured japan recently and had a blast. so if you have a time machine you can cruise back to june 13th and hang out with us while we thrash through japan. if you don’t have a time machine here’s the last two minutes of our last show in tokyo.

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08/27 Dublin, IE @ Button Factory (Sargent House Show) 
08/29 Bristol, UK @ ArcTangent Festival 
09/03  Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
09/05  Dallas, TX @ Trees *
09/06  Austin, TX @ The Mohawk *
09/08  Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree *
09/09  Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West *
09/10  Charlotte, NC @ The Chop Shop NoDa *
09/11  Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
09/12  Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
09/13  New York, NY @ Irving Plaza *
09/15  Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
09/16  Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Iron Works *
09/17  Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner *
09/18  Akron, OH @ Musica *
09/19  Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge *
09/20  Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center *
09/21  Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews 
09/22  Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room *
09/23  Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre *
09/24  Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot *
09/25  Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory *
09/26  Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
09/27  Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial *
09/28  Seattle, WA @ Showbox *
09/29  Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge *
10/02  San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club *
10/03  Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre *
10/04  San Diego, CA @ House of Blues *
10/28   Tucson, AZ @ The Flycatcher 
10/29   Albuquerque, NM @ Sister 
10/31   Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
11/01   Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
11/02   Nashville, TN @ Exit In

* w/ Pinback

Dillinger Tour!!!!!!!!!! 

this is so fuckin crazy

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN // TERA MELOS 

04/27  Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live *
04/28  Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad *
04/29  Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater *
05/01  Dallas, TX @ Trees *
05/02  Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s *
05/03  Austin, TX @ The Mohawk *
05/05  Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s Cafe 
05/06  New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks *
05/07  Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *
05/10  Hartford, CT @ The Webster Theatre/Webster Underground *

* w/ The Dillinger Escape Plan & Vattnet Viskar

satan's power II 

merry christmas/chrimbus/happy holidays/whatever to you all!

i made a new christmas ep to filthy your ears. please enjoy irresponsibly.

-nick r

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Scary Sounds 

hey all you tumblrs out there. did you get a chance to check this weirdness out?? if not have a looksee!

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i’ve wanted to do a halloween themed, guitar-based ambient record for a long time now. there have been a couple times that i’ve started working on the idea but either got distracted with other musical things or just overwhelmed with the thought of actually finishing the project and being happy with it. on the surface it sounds silly to feel stressed out over recording some weird sounds and then stringing them together, but for me it wasn’t an easy process. halloween is really special for me. i worked the seasonal shift at party city for years- into my late twenties- surrounded by clueless 16 year old first-jobbers, just to be inundated with the spirit of the holiday. i’d heard lots of “halloween sounds” recordings over the years. it was important to make this recording a conscious and focused effort. in other words, it’s not just me hitting record and then farting around on my pedals. there was a lot of thought put into every sound created. 

every single sound on the recording came from a guitar- albeit a very processed guitar, but 100% guitar. my dream would be for people to play this on their porch to scare the shit out of trick or treaters, or at haunted houses or parties. anything halloween related. not everyone is into noisy, ambient records, but ALMOST everyone is into halloween!

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i know halloween has since passed, but if you’re lookin’ to keep the spirit alive all year long have a listen! please share with all your buds. gonna start working on part II pretty soon here. possibly another Satan’s Power as well!

-nick

Busdriver Remix /// Tour w/Zorch and Fang Island 

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our dude Busdriver remixed Snake Lake. actually, he just straight up recreated it. it’s really really cool. thanks so much to him and Milo for being a part of our remix ep. The X'ed Remixes will be pressed on 10" rainbow swirl vinyl and will be limited to 500. when we originally printed the Drugs to the Dear Youth 12" ourselves we thought it’d be cool to only press 500- even though had we pressed 1,000 we would have gotten a significant price break and then we could have recouped our expenses much faster. sometimes it’s just neat to keep things special and limited. so there will only be 500 of these in the universe. you can pre order one here, and we’ll have them on tour. also featuring remixes by fang island, zorch and nick reinhart.

our last tour around the US was loads of fun. we’re trying to make this one even more special. hope to see you soon. buy your tickets HERE!

Fall Tour dates!

w/zorch + fang island (on select dates)

Oct 15 - Boise, ID @ The Crux
Oct 17 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Oct 19 - Columbia, MO @ MOJO
Oct 20 - St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
Oct 22 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement
Oct 23 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Oct 24 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
Oct 25 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Oct 26 - Buffalo, NY @ Tralf *
Oct 27 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt *
Oct 28  - Hamden, CT @ The Space * 
Oct 29 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street *
Oct 30 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
Oct 31 - Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
Nov 01 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
Nov 02 - Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *
Nov 03 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Nov 04 - Greenville, NC @ Tipsy Teapot 
Nov 05 - Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
Nov 06 - Asheville, NC @ Isis Music Hall
Nov 07 - Athens, GA @ New Earth Music Hall
Nov 08 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
Nov 09 - Broussard, LA @ The Station 
Nov 12 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Nov 13 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Nov 14 - La Jolla, CA @ Che Cafe Collective
Nov 15 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour 
Nov 16 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop  
Nov 17 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place
Nov 20 - Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
Nov 21 - Spokane, WA @ The Center
Nov 22 - Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
Nov 23 - Reno, NV @ Holland Project Space
 
* w/ Fang Island

FALL TOUR! 

and now for another MEGA headlining tour! we’ll be blasting sonic waves through your brains in a couple weeks with our friends zorch. fang island duders will rock with us on the east coast. NY, MA and PA are gonna be bonkers- the halloween extravaganza triple threat. dude, this whole tour is gonna be insane. come hang out with us!
Oct 15 - Boise, ID @ The Crux
Oct 17 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Oct 19 - Columbia, MO @ MOJO
Oct 20 - St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
Oct 22 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement
Oct 23 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Oct 24 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
Oct 25 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Oct 26 - Buffalo, NY @ Tralf *
Oct 27 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt *
Oct 28  - Hamden, CT @ The Space * 
Oct 29 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street *
Oct 30 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
Oct 31 - Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
Nov 01 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
Nov 02 - Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *
Nov 03 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter 
Nov 05 - Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
Nov 06 - Asheville, NC @ Isis Music Hall
Nov 07 - Athens, GA @ New Earth Music Hall
Nov 08 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
Nov 09 - Broussard, LA @ The Station 
Nov 12 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Nov 13 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Nov 14 - La Jolla, CA @ Che Cafe Collective
Nov 15 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour 
Nov 16 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop  
Nov 17 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place
Nov 20 - Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
Nov 21 - Spokane, WA @ The Center
Nov 22 - Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
Nov 23 - Reno, NV @ Holland Project Space

 * w/ Fang Island

TTTOOOUUURRR AAAGGGAAAIIINNN 

hotdog man has been peacefully resting, but pretty soon we’re gonna wake his cute lil ass up and rage across the country. this time with 100% more minus the bear, zorch and fang island!
Sept 07 - Sacramento, CA @ Launch Festival

MINUS THE BEAR // TERA MELOS // THE NEW TRUST:  

Sept 09 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's 
Sept 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre 
Sept 11 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern 
Sept 13 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Sept 14 - Santa Fe, NM @ Railway 
Sept 16 - Austin, TX @ Emo’s East 
Sept 17 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues 
Sept 18 - New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina's 
Sept 19 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre 
Sept 20 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre 
Sept 22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot 
Sept 24 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House

TERA MELOS w/Zorch and some Fang Island:

Oct 15 - Boise, ID @ The Crux
Oct 17 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Oct 19 - Columbia, MO @ MOJO
Oct 20 - St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
Oct 22 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement
Oct 23 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Oct 24 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
Oct 25 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Oct 26 - Buffalo, NY @ Tralf *
Oct 27 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt *
Oct 29 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street *
Oct 30 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
Oct 31 - Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
Nov 01 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
Nov 02 - Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *
Nov 03 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Nov 05 - Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
Nov 06 - Asheville, NC @ Isis Music Hall
Nov 07 - Athens, GA @ New Earth Music Hall
Nov 08 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
Nov 13 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Nov 17 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place
Nov 20 - Spokane, WA @ The Center
Nov 21 - Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
Nov 22 - Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall

* w/ Fang Island

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