Florist is playing at Silent Barn tonight with Told Slant, Hello Shark, and Wet. Come out!
come to a show, hang out with us, try touching my butt.. you never know
howdy! Florist is leaving for tour TODAY and our Boston show which was supposed to be TOMORROW fell through a couple days ago (sad sad sad face).
If ANY of you wonderful tumblr folks live in or around the Boston area and would let us play in your living room/basement/back yard tomorrow night, words can’t even describe how grateful we will be. we will cook you dinner and give you free merch and love and everything. doesn’t have to be any kind of a proper show, just a place to hang out and play while we’re in btown.
i’m going on tour for about a month… if anyone lives in or around any of these places you should come! and if there’s no location yet, message me for details! we’re booking on the road so it’s a little hard to keep up with all the social media on your cell phone! <3 <3 <3 <3
9/20 Albany, NY ~ Tour Kickoff Show ~ @ Valentine’s (6 PM)
9/21 Boston, MA
9/22 Bennington, VT
9/23 Kingston, NY - BSP Lounge w/ Bellows
9/24 Bard College, NY - The Root Cellar
9/25 Brooklyn, NY - 285 Kent w/ Frankie Cosmos, Butter the Children
9/27 Philadelphia, PA - Moonbase Nix
9/28 Baltimore, MD
9/29 Washington, D.C.
9/30 Richmond, VA - BoyzHouse w/ Bellows, Kamika
10/1 Greensboro, NC
10/3 Columbia, SC - Shredquarters
10/4 Charleston, SC
10/5 Savannah, GA
10/6 Atlanta, GA
10/7 Asheville, NC
10/8 Knoxville, TN
10/9 Murfreesboro, TN
10/10 Lexington, KY
10/11 Louisville, KY
10/12 Chicago, IL
10/14 Kalamazoo, MI
10/15 Ann Arbor, MI
10/16 Columbus, OH
10/17 Kenyon College, OH
10/18 Pittsburgh, PA
10/19 Rochester, PA
10/20 Ithaca, NY
children in Soviet Russia exposing their bodies to a uv lamp to make up for the lack of sun they were getting
it’s been almost two years since i started recording the songs on “explorations”.. most of it was done with a usb microphone, a two channel interface and one sm57. this winter i’m going to be living far north making a record in the most “proper” way that i have yet with lots of nice microphones and preamps, and much more knowledge about recording “properly”.
i catch myself obsessing over gear and effects and fancy things that are supposed to make you sound better, and i realize that my greatest fear in music is losing that innocent, almost vulnerable, and in my opinion, valuable quality that you get when you’re not worrying about things. because i’ve felt the best about music in the times when i only had my hands, mouth, and mind to create something.
so i’m going to make a new record, and it’s going to sound “good”, but i’m going to keep reminding myself what kind of music making makes me feel the best.