Wednesday, January 23, 2013

the big idea video

hello friends
we're very happy to show you our video for The Big Idea.
it was created by Joe Dixon and his crew of good people.
we were psyched to work with them and couldn't be happier with their creative efforts.
the song was also recently at the end of a episode of californication.
it had that lady who was sayid's gf for a bit from LOST.
we're waiting for the Like You Best 7"'s to arrive in the mail & once we get them we'll ship them to those who have pre-ordered. thank you for your patience!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

last post of 2012.
our existence didn't end.

we're playing some shows during austin's annual free week in january.
we're playing mohawk indoors january 3rd and 22nd.
we have a show on january 11th at The Blackheart with The Sour Notes and Frank Smith.

we're still waiting for our vinyl. our test pressings were a bit bunk so we're hoping mid january we can start shipping them out to you who have ordered them. thanks for your patience!

here are some blogs that have said good things about our 7" and our upcoming 10" ep Aquarena 

an interview with Music Radar

Earthsky used our song Shipwrecked on their show

Whollyroller's top releases of 2012! 

My Old Kentucky Blog - "Euphoric psych-pop with new fangs and focus"

The Pigeon Note - "You can feel the warmth of the Texan sun seep through"

Loud Horizon - “Blending heavy doses of psychedlelia with sun-soaked melodies"

Abacus - "There’s something addictive about lead singer Ross Gilfillan’s vocals”

Alfitude - "Dreamy, dark, seductive"

Supajam - "Widescreen music of the best kind"

KUT radio - "Warm and shimmering in what I can only describe as the colors of bliss”

Sociopaths are glam 

Ryan's Smashing Life

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Holy smokes!
We are so happy to announce our 7" is available for pre-order!
We have released the songs on bandcamp and are available to download too!
I think if you pre-order you get to download it too.
We hope to have these available to ship for the holidays.
Fingers crossed.
We're playing a show this Friday @ Mohawk with some of our favorite local bands.
Oh No Oh My / Good Field / Baker Family. oh man!
here's your facebook link.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

lots of exciting things are in motion.
our new ep Aquarena and lp Black Books are mastered and will be available in 2013.
(more on that soon.)
our Like You Best / Shipwrecked 7" is in full production and will be available at our shows and mail order starting in December.
(more on that very very soon.)
There's a pic below of the acetate test being analyzed on Kevin's home stereo.
We're playing a show with Bobby Jealousy, Gorgeous Hands, and Three Leaf on November 16th  at the Mohawk (inside) here in Austin.
Check out the flyer below.
Shit's gonna be rad.
We've packaged a new batch of An Introduction To copies (both CD and Vinyl) for shows as well.

Friday, October 5, 2012

We're playing Ditch The Fest Fest this year.
We go on at 10:30pm on 10/13/12.
See you there.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

fall 2012

hello friends
well, we've been working hard on new material & a lot of prep work for the EP & LP for early 2013. Instead of just waiting for next year, we figured we'd self release a very limited run of a song we wrote this summer, backed w/ a old tune that didn't make the cut for either of the future releases. This will be a release of 300 copies. We hope to have them for shows starting in December and on Bandcamp.

We recently did a song for BalconyTV Austin that'll be on our LP. Here it is below.

We're also playing a show w/ one of our fav Austin bands, LA SNACKS at Mohawk on OCT 11. More info HERE. $6!

Monday, July 30, 2012

show / new ep

We're playing a show w/ Good Field, Sleep Good and Boy + Kite this friday at Mohawk. 
Doors at 9, show at 10.
read about it HERE
I think we play last. 
Our LP is on hold til 2013, so we're putting together a self-released 4 song 10" to be available in January.
We're so indecisive! 
We're psyched about our new material and decided to show some for now and shelve some for later.
More on this EP to come soooon. 
Here's the cover below. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

daytrotter / writing

hey guess what...
our daytrotter is up!
check it out RIGHT HERE

we're inches away from solidifying details for our debut album for 2013.
we're also writing a ton of new tunes.
from trailer demos to early AM phone recordings, we're busy compiling and collaborating while taking a break from playing shows til our album release.
more on this later in the summer.

check out this dude's snowboarding video w/ The Big Idea added to it.

Monday, May 28, 2012


hi pals
our friends over at Gold Flake Paint put out a compilation with a new track from us.
you can listen to it below or go and support the release by downloading it or ordering the limited edition hand made CD by clicking HERE

we recently made some rad shirts.
edition of 30.
watch Clarke and Kevin printing them at Bay 11 Studios @ Big Medium in the wee hours of the work week below.
Major thanks to Drew!

Sunday, March 25, 2012


sxsw is over now.
we were swamped.

we were the featured band on myspace recently.
check it out HERE

we were also featured on NPR's all songs considered blog for bands to check out during SXSW.  you can read about it HERE put our (still not released) new album (more on that later) in their top 5 albums to be listening to right now. you can read about what they had to say HERE

OVRLD.COM has a pic of us from one of our shows during SXSW right HERE

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Ross recently was featured on SXSW's The LP Questionnaire, you can read it right HERE

He also really wanted to do a "2am on a tuesday trailer demo" of Buffalo Tom's Late at Night.

We're playing a FREE show at Maggie Mae's this Thursday.  Info for the show is right HERE

Saturday, March 3, 2012


SXSW is on the horizon and we're super excited!
Above is our schedule, and below is everything else (click for details).


Saturday, February 25, 2012


our good friend jesse created this super schweet remix/version of our song Out The Door.
you can stream/download it at our bandcamp page or below.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


we're playing with good field and royal forest this saturday at cheer up charlie's.
holy smokes it's gonna be a good time.
we're also gonna have some tapes available with a bunch of unreleased/demos/live stuff.
edition of 30.

Saturday, February 18, 2012


We recently played a fun show at the Double Wide in Dallas Texas with our good pals Magnet School. It was our first show with Ross up front and a good friend of our's named Chris on drums. We played with My Education at Lambert's and had a hoot too. Thanks to all who came out.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Thanks to all who came out to support free week here in Austin. 
We had a blast playing at Stubb's and Beauty Bar! 
Our good friend Mr. Maly took a photo from our stubb's show & we found this sweet video of us playing at the beauty bar. The dude running lights was rad.  

We're hard at work putting the final final final final final finishing touches on the album & we cannot wait to share it with you and your pet(s). 
We are working with the acclaimed and rad Susi Brister for the album art and the equally acclaimed and rad Carl Saff for mastering. 

We're opening for Magnet School at The Double Wide in Dallas, TX January 21st. 
Tickets can be found HERE or pay $5 at the door. More info HERE

Musicwhale's The Come Up feature recently did a post about us, you can read about that right HERE

Lastly, Jansport is having a battle of the bands for SXSW and we're quite close to being able to play their showcase show. If your in the voting mood, check it out and vote for us or any other of the fine bands listed right HERE.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


happy new year!
there's a couple of nice people that have put us on they're best of '11 lists.

SYFFAL put us on their best album's list of 2011 right HERE

Music For Nomes  put us on their best EP's list of 2011 right HERE

OVRLD also put us on their Top 25 EP's list of 2011 right HERE

Austin Town Hall added us to their Top 100 songs of 2011 right HERE

And there's some kind words written about our recent releases from the minds of:
QRO Magazine
AYE Tunes
Wholly Roller
Austin Town Hall
NW Music PDX
Cover Me Songs
Sonic Itch Music

Monday, December 12, 2011


Happy Holidays!
We're playing this thursday 12/15/11 at FRANK'S  w/ The Pons and The Gentlemen Rogues.
All the info is right HERE.
Trainspotters Mobile Disco featured us on their blog recently.  
You can read about it right HERE.
Wholly Roller  recently put us on their Favorites of 2011 list.
You can see the page right HERE.
Here's the image for our cover we did for SYFFAL's Pop Culture Collides feature for 12/14/11.
  Black Books - Lovefool MASTER 11.11.07 by SYFFAL

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


We recently did a interview w/ Gold Flake Paint and debuted a new song from our new album.
You can read the interview HERE and listen to Out The Door below. 

Sunday, November 20, 2011


lots of nice things to share with you.
we were featured on Operation Every Band & This Music Doesn't Suck recently.
we recorded a new song with Gibson for a ND session.
that dude rules.
  Black Books - 'Take Take Take' by NDSessions

we played a show at DO512 a couple of weeks back.
they put up a new song from the set.
we had a great time and met some cool people.

Monday, November 14, 2011


We're playing a show November 19th w/ our buds Magnet School at Hole in the Wall with Carver and Yo Yo Kakura. 

Some more press about our EP has surfaced on a Scottish blog called Ayetunes
You can read that review HERE

OVRLD has posted a nice write up about our acceptance into SXSW 2012. 
You can read that HERE as well. 

Next month SYFFAL.COM will be posting a cover song by us on their Pop Culture Collides feature. We're quite proud of it and can't wait to share it w/ you. 

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Awhile back we were asked to do a session at the Art Institute of Austin's audio engineering program. It was a blast and hung out w/ some cool dudes. Many thanks to Josh Castaneda for the opportunity & hard work!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

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our song The Big Idea  was recently featured in a film reel for MPC

you can read more about it at the Austin Chronicles' Wednesday Rewind here.
the blog OLD & NEW recently featured The Big Idea and you can read the review right here.

good things are on the way.
we promise.

blk bks

Saturday, October 1, 2011

...... . . .. .. .... . .. .. . .

Wake The Deaf recently made a mix called Indian Summer and included us on it!
To download it, go right HERE.

Wholly Roller recently reviewed our EP and you can read all about that right HERE.

We're starting to piece together the new EP and are planning on having it out into the ether by January 2012. We'll be putting out MP3's off it before hand and we're in the pre production of a video to accompany one of the tracks. It might have a lot of balloons and a disco ball in it. We're also going to be doing a split 7" with ROYAL FOREST in the foreseeable future. We love those guys. Below is a pic taken from our good friend Brandon from Magnet School / Shifting Sounds at the Quiet Company album release show.

Friday, September 23, 2011


Hellllllllloooooo o o

_Ross did a radio interview w/ Steven from Dream Wave / Indie Dark Room Radio 87.7FM  in NYC  last week.
It is on a soundcloud page right HERE.

_We're playing Saturday September 24th at Skinny's Ballroom 
with River Whyless and Dark Water Hymnal. Show starts @ 10.
Hope to see you there.......... . . .. . . .... . ..  .

_We recently did a ND session and a session at Art Institute of Austin.
more on those later, but here' s a pic from the AIA session and a quick vid from ND.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

We have some shows in the coming weeks........

Below you will find some video documentation of our recording this summer at Test Tube Audio, here in Austin. 

Friday, August 26, 2011


check out a interview we did w/ SYFFAL.COM right HERE if you're into cute puppy photos and tongue in cheek questions & answers.

stay tuned for a treat soooooooooooon...

blk bks

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

review / show

the blog beat the indie drum recently reviewed our EP. 
you can read the review right HERE

we're playing a show this thursday at The Scoot Inn w/ The Pons and Dark Water Hymnal
show starts at 9pm inside. $5. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

another review/update

check out this crazy review of our ep right HERE
courtesy of SYFFAL

our LP in now officially in the mixing phase.
album artwork is underway.

exciting times.

blk bks

Thursday, August 4, 2011

more press and studio update

some nice reviews and sayings from QRO MAG, EAR MILK, PassionOneDrop, are HERE, HERE, & HERE.

our soon to be titled LP is beginning it's final stages and we can't wait to show you, you & you.
we're working on a little video to show the process and maybe, just maybe put up a track by the end of the month.

we also have some shows lined up in august and september here in drought ridden austin.

more to come,

blk bks

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

the latest issue of STORYCHORD features Author Moshe Schulman, Visual Artist Claudia Smalley, and us! Check it out right HERE

Friday, July 8, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

album is underway in full fledge. maybe a full mp3 sometime in the near future?

Saturday, June 18, 2011

the deli austin made us they're band of the month.
check it out here

Thursday, May 19, 2011

yvynyl included us in its Lucky Lucky Mixtape.

"here’s to hoping these songs will bring you some! Lord knows they’ve been the soundtrack of the luckiest stretch of my life." - Mark Schoneveld

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011


the nice folks over at the ruckus had some nice things to say about us.
check it out right HERE.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

more press

a nice interview w/ us was posted at this awesome new blog called the birdie blog
you can check it out right HERE.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

sxsw interview / footage

During SXSW came to our showcase show and had a nice little interview w/ us the following day.  check it out right here

Saturday, March 26, 2011

d a y t r o t t e r

We played some songs for daytrotter today @ Big Orange.
We all had a blast & even hung around to listen to the session after ours. 

Monday, March 21, 2011


here's our 1990's grunge-serious band photo
here's some more press HERE & HERE.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

What a great week!

Man, what a great week sxsw has been.  We are grateful that we were able to showcase this year, and we also met some really great people from every which place.   But...the party is all over now.  Who is gonna clean all this up...downtown is trashed.  

Next, we have to get on the full length.  It will be out at the end of this year. period.

- Rossco

ps- here's some press about our show @ sxsw this year and our first interview.
houston calling
paste magazine's 100 bands @ sxsw (we're #13)
the deli magazine (nyc)
ascap showcase photos
exploding in sounds interview

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

our awesome friend jason posted a video of us playing at the mohawk last saturday. CLICK HERE

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

our EP is finally available.
If you live in Austin, TX it is available at:
Waterloo Records
Backspin Records
End of an Ear