This was our 6th consecutive year touring to the South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas, and we realllllly thought this was going to be our year. Amidst the thousands of bands swarming the city and competing for the attention of anyone on 6th Street we were pretty damn sure we’d be the one big success story of 2014. Hell if we were leaving Texas without a major label record deal. No siree, not this time!
We left Texas without a major label record deal. But we did drink a lot of margs!
Whatever SXSW supposedly used to be (an idyllic festival for independent artists and innovative industry folks to gather and connect in an environment that celebrates and cultivates music culture, or something), it’s taken a nose-dive into a shit show of free alcohol and general debauchery. (*Check out our 2011 Review of SXSW HERE*)
But man alive is it a good time.
Check out our talented friend and photographer Jim Vondruska of DoomsDayRobot for more of The Noise FM at SXSW.
We toured through our hometown of Lawrence, Kansas, for a show at Replay Lounge with our friends The Kickback and La Guerre. As per usual, we previewed our homecoming with a special message for The Larryville Chronicles. Read it in its entirety HERE to find out why we’re currently homeless:
“…we found out our landlords are selling our house in Chicago and want us out in “30 days, preferably less.” We wanted to object, but then we remembered we never officially signed a lease, which should have been the first hint that something like this might happen. They did give us first dibs on buying the house though, a nice gesture, but after paying for half a tank of gas for the van we double-checked our bank accounts, and sure enough, we’re a bit short of the $400,000 asking price.
It’s been a long week. So come on out to Replay on Saturday to make us feel like we’re at home, because when we return to Chicago we may not have one.”