We’ve been meaning to catch everyone up on where we’ve been, but we keep getting distracted from writing a blog post. You know what causes distractions? Bad posture. Duh.
That’s right. Alex & Austin have appeared in a commercial for an orthopedic posture product that kind of resembles a giant black dildo. And while The Noise FM doesn’t explicitly endorse any products or companies, we can definitely say that the Posture PT works wonders (if only because we received a complimentary one as payment for appearing in their ad). We’ll give a rave review to any product we receive for free — that The Noise FM Guarantee™. We’ve strapped the Posture PT onto the driver’s seat of our tour van Topanga and I’ll be damned if we haven’t been driving with more confidence, energy and focus than ever before.
We recently played our first international shows as part of Canadian Music Week in Toronto. Austin and I grew up in Fort Scott, Kansas, where for some inexplicable reason we didn’t have MTV. We had MuchMusic, broadcast from Toronto. We’re small-town Kansas boys raised with a decidedly Canadian worldview. We’ve never seen an episode of MTV’s TRL, but we can talk for days about Our Lady Peace, I Mother Earth (and Edwin), Matthew Good Band, Moist, The Tea Party, Ed The Sock, Sook-Yin Lee, Rick the Temp, and The Moffatts’ legendary Snow Job ’99 performance. To say we were excited about playing in Canada would be an understatement.
Thanks to everyone who made it out to our Toronto shows. We plan to be back very soon.
We’ve had the honor of playing Kansas City’s Middle of the Map Fest the past few years, and we never tire of singing its praises. It’s a remarkable festival that does an incredible job of celebrating both well-known artists (this year’s headliners included an eclectic roster of Cold War Kids, Aimee Mann, Manchester Orchestra, and Charles Bradley, to name just a few) and regional bands. We took the Crossroads Kansas City stage on May 6 just before The Struts and Cold War Kids.
From Mill Valley News, arguably the most trusted high school newspaper in all of Mill Valley:
“The Noise FM’s members showed off their humor as much as their musical talent, with bassist-vocalist Barry Kidd making jokes about nu-metal cover bands during soundcheck and Ward throwing deflated beach balls into the audience because the band ordered them, but only had time to blow up one…”
We’ll be back in Kansas City for Boulevardia on Saturday, June 18. The line up is pretty damn cool, and heavy on the ’90s.* Our dad is particularly excited for Gin Blossoms and Soul Asylum. We bet your dad is too.
*The most ’90s video ever?