loftus on vinyl – pre-order it now! + (big star’s third at the vic6/28)+ more

Loftus is finally coming out on vinyl for the first time ever. we are very very happy and excited with the look, sound and touch of this beautiful thing.

Loftus was recorded in 1996. it felt like magic when we made this. it was Tim Hurley, Ben Massarella, Brian Deck and Tim Rutili from Red Red Meat/Califone with Curtis Harvey, Doug Scharin and Phil Spirito & Bundy K. Brown from Rex/oRSo/HIM/Tortoise. This is one of those projects that opened us up and changed our concepts of ourselves and what we could do both musically and collaboratively. big stuff. pre order it here! Thanks Jealous Butcher!



Thank you to our hosts and all the lovely people that came out to the living room shows. It was an amazing experience for us to be able to present the music to you in this intimate way and we really appreciate it. we have house shows in the SF bay area and Los Angeles area this week. hope to see you there.


Big Star‘s iconic Third turns 35 this year(!). In celebration of that, and in memory of the late Alex Chilton, Jody Stephens (Big Star), Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, Big Star),Tim Rutili (Califone), Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Chris Stamey (The dBs), Gary Louris (The Jayhawks), Ken Vandermark, and many more will gather at the Vic Theatre on June 28 to perform Third (and some older material) with a twenty-piece chamber orchestra. Tickets available here . this is definitely not one to miss.

Big Star’s Third is one of my favorite records. honored and excited to sing with them. hope to see you there! info.

vic theater in chicago June 28.


more news about stitches very very soon.