Monday, March 29, 2010

60 seconds: Evolution of a Cannon

Hmm... looks like we made quick work out of bouncing back from our little mini-depression the other night. Here's what we're working with now:

Sunday, March 28, 2010

60 secs: humilty

We really should be more diligent about posting all of these instead of just an assorted selection; however, this latest episode is all about being real.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Tonight's Set: Cancelled

Due to personal matters beyond our collective control, we are unable to play our set at Cafe Prytania tonight. We are disappointed, as we expect that all of you who were planning to see us and support us tonight are. Please know that we take our performances very seriously and love every moment on stage together as a band and every chance that we get to connect with you, our audience. We would never cancel a performance without exhausting all options; however, we ultimately have no choice but to cancel given the nature of today's circumstances.

We ask that you respect the personal privacy of the members of our band. We will not be answering any questions or responding to any comments regarding the causes of this cancellation on any of the internet platforms or social mediums that we actively participate in at this moment.

This is merely was a hiccup in the SWAK universe, but we want you to know that THE SHOW IS STILL ON tonight. We encourage anyone who was planning to attend to follow through with your plans. Your presence at tonight's show is still very much welcomed and needed. The members of SWAK who will be able to attend tonight's event will still be in the ranks of the audience. Our friends in Female Demand are coming a long way from Houston to play tonight, and the Acropolions are putting forth their best effort to support the local instrumental/experimental indie rock scene just as SWAK does every single day.

Tonight's show is at Café Prytania (3445 Prytania St.) at 10pm.

To any disappointed folks who wanted to see our set tonight, again we apologize. We will make it up to you April 10th @ The Dragons Den, and we promise an incredible performance.

We hope to see you tonight.

Friday, March 19, 2010

SXSW day 1

Our first of 3 days here at SXSW was pretty awesome.

We played at PLUSH right before Good Old War and Native (both on Sargent House).
After pulling in a decent crowd, we played the latter half of our set with the kids from Native peeping over our shoulders.
Cathy from Sargent House was very complimentary. Warm, fuzzy feelings.

We got a very strange business card after our set from a guy who only had this to say:
"Send an email to this lady on the card that says that I said you're awesome."
What's that supposed to mean?

We also had random Austin kids (strangers) that recognized us while we were walking down the street. Sorry, we just had to share/brag about that. Sounds silly, but it's a good kind of weird feeling to be recognized in an endless sea of strangers by someone who likes the band and the videos.

Anyway - approachable as always, we'll be playing a house show tomorrow night for our second day at SXSW. It's at the Abstract House at 1608 New York ave
We play at 10p.
Come talk to us.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Caspian is here...

Head on down to the Dragon's Den tonight. We're doing this thing:

Friday, March 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Justin

We've created a beast.

Our stage right guitarist Justin Vicknair turned 25 yesterday, and so we dedicated episode #80 to him. Here is is:

Also, remember: We're playing Foburg Fest on Saturday.
Upstairs at Maison for the Static Showcase.
You can come give Justin some birthday wishes and a hi-five while you're there.

Speaking of all of that craziness, Wesley over at Static TV gave us some mad props on his blog today:

That man called us the hardest working band in New Orleans (that he knows of).

Thursday, March 4, 2010


We've got a lot of craziness coming up, but we want to focus on these blog posts as much as we can whenever we can.

Let's talk about something really important...

We've got a HUGE show with a group of post-rock instrumental gladiators that go by the name Caspian. If you like Explosions in the Sky, these guys will make you reconsider that thought. Caspian makes Explosions in the Sky look lifeless and sub-par on the "epic" scale, as clearly seen in this video below. This trailer WILL make the hair stand up on the back of your neck:

The Caspian show will be March 16th at the Dragon's Den.

Uh... do't. Do't big. Do't to't.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Re-cap // Static-Foburg

Ladies and Gentlemen. Boys and Girls.
We've had a wild ride the past few days. Who came out to see us?

Jeez! Those We the Granada kids KILLLED it. With 3 L's. We don't need to fix that typo.

Let's take you along the journey for a second:

First, we played in Austin with those guys and got a taste of what they were all about:

That video had a bit of a, uh, "production error" in it.
Taking the fall for a "production error" is only fun when you're in Smiley with a Knife - ha! Here's our remedy to gear up for the Lafayette/NOLA weekend:

So, of course, we have one last rallying cry:

And then the weekend was upon us for some epic montage-worthy performances:

Not included in that montage is the whole lot of us - Wildfires, We the Granada, and Smiley with a Knife - plus a myriad of our Lafayette and New Orleans friends getting supremely wasted at the SWAK house until 7am when all of our work was complete. I went to bed early because I'm an old-man-nancy; however, I simply cannot wait for SXSW to roll around so that we can all put even bigger dents in the universe.

So hey, look. This weekend has been great with a capital 8.
Savor those moments until we get to hang out again.
Until we do get to hang out again, we're going to go into the studio to wrap up some songs for you guys and rehearse for Foburg Fest. We're on the Static TV showcase at Maison on Foburg's Saturday night. That's not this upcoming weekend but the next. Get ready, Freddy, 'cause we're comin' to getcha.

As always, tune into our youtube channel for more every-other-daily video blogging.

Stay fresh.
- Jared / drums