This year we released our first album to a room filled with friends and family and people who have been patiently supporting us while we transitioned from who we were to who we are. We saw thousands of miles of the Midwest, played shows for people who had never heard of us, made new friends in places we’d never been, drank beer with strangers outside of hotels and venues after hours, ate too many turkey sandwiches from the cooler in our van on long drives we didn’t plan well enough for, tried to out-weird each other with the music we played through a single working speaker, asked ourselves what the fuck we were doing sometimes and asked ourselves why the fuck we hadn’t been doing this all along other times.
We wrote, recorded, and filmed a video for a new EP that we’re more excited about than anything we’ve ever been a part of, in this or any other project we’ve ever been involved in. We stopped listening to what everyone else was telling us to do and starting making decisions based on what felt the best. What sounded like the most fun. What felt like the right thing to do.
We fell more deeply in love with a sound that we’ve been working to define since we started writing for Death Will Tremble, met some like minded individuals who really understand what we’re trying to do, and started making plans for how to make next year even better than the last.
We know that this year has been filled with tragedy, and that most people are ready to see it be done with already- but we wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who was a part of making this one of the most important, fulfilling, and transformative years that we’ve experienced in our musical careers. To everyone who made it out to a show, downloaded the album, bought a shirt or a candle or a round of beers, listened to our single, shared our music, wrote about us, reviewed the record, took a photograph, had a conversation with us, or stood in the front row and sang along with us- to the people who felt this with us, experienced this with us- it’s meant more to us than we can possibly tell you. Transitioning from former projects into something as open-ended and emotionally exposed as the music we’re writing and performing now has been terrifying and cathartic- and we do not take for granted how lucky we’ve been to have had so much support as we’ve done so.
Thank you for an incredible year. We absolutely cannot wait to show you what’s next.