On a morning like this when us poor, gullible folk are forced into hiding until midday, living in fear of constant pranks and obvious lies, I bring you these three simple reasons to stare at your screen and waste away a few more valuable minutes until it's safe to once against roam the internet and open your desk drawers.
1. Tall Ships - Plate Tectonics. Released on Monday as a digital single (with the first 50 purchasers via the bands Big Cartel receiving a free, hand-numbered screen print) and backed with 2 exclusive remixes, this video was put together by the band and friend, Todd Atticus.
2. Bear vs Shark - Part of a live set from Anaheim in 2004, we've gone Bear vs Shark crazy (even more so than usual) this week with the announcement of the re-released 'Right Now You're In The Best Of Hands', available on coloured 12" vinyl via our webstore. Limited to just 250 hand-numbered copies, over half the stock went in the first couple of days and it's great to see so many new people discovering this incredible band!
3. Windyman beatdown - I'm going to the US on Tuesday for a week of meetings, meetings, friendly catchups, more meetings, good food, a couple more meetings and Kevin Devine at Webster Hall. With quick trips to Philly and Boston also on the agenda (meetings, of course) it promises to be a pretty intense week. Here's a stupid video I made during my last trip when things weren't quite so "meety".