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Just came across this video put together by Ingrained Productions. It’s from our show at the Slowdown last October when we played with Bear Country and Joan of Arc.¬†Thanks Andrew!

10/14/10: We drove away from the setting sun towards Iowa City. I-80 semi trucks led the way. We played to only a few people at Gabe’s, even though we had a nice show preview in The Daily Iowan. We spent the night in a hotel.

10/15/10: We drove several hours to get to Bloomington, Indiana, passing through Midwestern city after Midwestern city (Terre Haute, Indiana below).

The last few miles rolling into Bloomington along Highway 46 were especially pleasant.

After some dinner courtesy of Matt Hutton (aka My Pal Dragon), we all headed to Racheal’s Cafe for the show, including an improv set courtesy of Alex and Jeremy.

Next up: My Pal Dragon.

Obviously, we all enjoyed hearing Matt play, including this song:

10/16/10: We woke early-ish and had breakfast at this cafe-diner with a a bathtub-turned-fish tank in the bathroom.

We said goodbye to our friends and embarked on another long drive towards Madison, Wisconsin.

Our show at Mickey’s Tavern went well. We played with this band called Flight.

That night, we once again stayed with our good friend Nick (of Icarus Himself) and his wife Katie. They made us Mexican food and engaged us in debate.

Yeah, but whatever!

10/17/10: On to Chicago…

…including a decent show at the Subterranean.

10/18/10: The last day of tour equaled the best show of the tour. We opened for Joan of Arc at the Empty Bottle. Pretty fantastic experience. We love you, Chicago. (Thanks to Rick for taking some photos.)

Joan of Arc-y stuff:

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Well, we just got back from a recent tour of the Midwest. We stopped by two cities we’ve never been to before (Iowa City IA and Bloomington IN) and had great shows in some familiar haunts (Madison WI and Chicago). The highlight of the trip? Opening for Joan of Arc at the Empty Bottle no doubt! Best of all, we’ll be playing with them again next weekend here in Omaha at the Slowdown, along with our friends and label mates Bear Country.

Also, hanging out with TP founding member Matt Hutton (aka My Pal Dragon) in Bloomington was a treat, including a brief reunion for our song ‘Heartifact’:

We’ll be sure to post some more photos and *maybe* even a video from our recent tour in the coming days.

A few other quick notes:

-We were nominated for at 2010 Omaha Arts & Entertainment Award for Best Alternative/Indie group. Very cool–our first nomination!

-We were also just featured in the ‘Salsa Powered’ section on the Brooklyn Salsa Company website. Check it out!

-A second edit of our video for ‘Home Office’ video should be up in a few days.

And remember kids:

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