Hello all you naughty little malcontents.
We’re all back at school now. Summer was fun, fun, fun, but it’s over. Now we reluctantly play the waiting game until December.
To briefly recap – we got real busy this summer. We went on tour for the first time, playing 12 shows over 2700 miles from Seattle to Los Angeles. We played a sold-out show at Great American Music Hall, and designed and screened new T-Shirts, and finally pressed our record. Maya got Tapatío in her eye outside Portland, and Max danced enticingly while selling his wares on Telegraph Ave.
Alex & Leo showed some skin, Bo kept the band pumped full of vitamins and manganese, Jojo dangled from a tree, From Timid to Timbuktu found its first home in a record store, Alex stuck his hand in his pants.
To everyone who helped us along the way (and there are a lot of you) we truly cannot thank you enough.
On another note, some have you may or may not have noticed a cutey pie by the name of Sam (@Fughazi) trying to start a twitter feud with us:
— EMU. (@Fughazi) October 21, 2013
Yeah, so that’s pretty interesting. Sam designed a couple show posters for us over the summer. We offered to pay him, but he declined.
Two months later, he’s unexpectedly taken to twitter claiming that we owe him money, saying that we ignored his requests to be paid and threatening us with “funk on site [sic].” We’re all quite curious as to what “funk on site” exactly entails. We assume it’s something like this, although there’s really no way of knowing for sure. Sam stopped responding after we got in touch with him, but if he desires some sort of retroactive compensation, we invite him to contact us directly at email@example.com. Good lord, the internet is a strange place.
Moving on… things have been expectedly quiet on the Local Hero front, but we’ve each been individually plugging away at various musical endeavors while everyone’s away at school. Max started a little project called Fauna Flora in Puget Sound, Maya filmed a bangin’ lo-fi video for “Lingering Blues,” Jojo’s working with his tremendous noise-rock group Moe Meguro, and Leo’s singing in a slinky Jazz Band in Connecticut.
With that said, we’ve got some exciting full band-related plans for when we return to the Bay in December. There are some new demos knocking around, we’ve been writing furiously and we can’t wait to share some new music with you all. Until next time.
“Sha la la, man…”
- RIP Lou Reed