Hello lovelies. It’s about a quarter to two a.m. after thanksgiving and I’m sat back in my apartment hungrier than ever after a day with the family swilling gin dregs around my mouth and biting my nails absentmindedly and thinking about how close everything feels, and yet how so far. Watch me now turn my back on the curtain. Watch me now bury my face in the crook of my arm. Watch my shoulders shake and wonder: is he laughing or crying?
We had a blast at The Smell last night playing with LA Font and our new Glasgow pals PAWS (who did a fucking amazing cover of “Needle in the Hay”). It was nice to see some pretty faces. We’re going to be laying low for a month or so while we head into the studio to record some new songs. We’ve got a few releases in the works that we’re very excited about as well as some exciting things/people we’re working with that we’re finalizing, so be on the lookout for details and all that fun stuff. I don’t want to jinx it because often fortune is just bad luck in disguise, but it looks like from where I’m standing everything is slowly but surely falling into place. We’ll have a tape of covers out soon, and a new 7” out in Spring I think. Then we’re touring with Joanna Gruesome (some of my favorite people in the world), Playlounge, and Trust Fund in Europe in April.
And on top of all that, one of my favorite bands in the world (who also happen to be darling friends) just sent me their new (as-yet-unmastered) LP and I can’t stop listening to it. I was blasting it on the 5 driving to my parents’ in the valley earlier and I almost cried. I swear.
I think I might have had a bad year, but it keeps getting better. Or at least I do, anyway.
As long as I have you.
xoxo michael francis
i updated my band’s blog, read it.