Because there aren’t enough ways for you, our devoted fans, to listen to Détective music for free on the internet, we’d like to point you to a new-ish site called Earbits, which bills itself thusly: “Earbits is commercial-free online radio for top independent music.”
We believe ourselves to be top independent music, if only because the alternative would be bottom independent music, and we’re not sure what that means but it sounds a little passive. Anyway. Go here to listen to us and other top independent artists. Because we’re sure there are others.
(cross posted with North of Onhava)
First installment of James’ ramblings concerning Détective‘s recent tour with Guided By Voices is now up at The Believer Magazine‘s tumblr, which is called The Believer Logger. You can read it by clicking the link here.
More to come as soon as he finishes writing it.
Hi, so we’re going on tour tomorrow — James, Guylaine and Chris — first stop Tempe AZ before we join up with Guided By Voices in Athen GA on September 18. James has agreed to write a sort of tour diary for The Believer magazine’s tumblr, so if and when that happens, we’ll post the link here, and probably cross-post over at his lit-site North of Onhava.
In the meantime, we hope you’ll be come out to one or more of the shows, which are listed to the right somewhere, except for Houston TX and Columbia MO, which have been canceled due to we dont know why. We might try to find replacement shows for those two, but at this late date it’s unlikely.
Anyway. Watch this space, by which we mean literally stare at this blank space on teh internet for hours on end, forgetting to eat, drink, or sleep, and maybe something cool will happen.
So this guy asked us to go out on tour with his band, who are called Guided by Voices, and we said yes, because despite appearances we are not entirely bereft of sense. You can find the tour dates at which Détective will be playing listed in full to the right. We are, obviously, very excited, even if it means we have to learn how to play all of our songs and figure out how many fit into a 30 minute set (quite a lot, it turns out) and also it’s not until September, so.
On a somewhat more proximate note, we’re doing an in-store at Permanent Records in Los Angeles on June 23, recheduled from May 26 due to the fct that we’re not sure we’ll actually have the records yet from the record-making place, and since that’s the whole point of playing in a record store, we thought it might be better to push the event rather than show up empty-handed.
More news soon. Stay tuned. By which we mean, of course, stay in tune, using a tuner, but not fanatically, becuase a little bit out of tune can sound really good.
Sorry for the short notice, but if you’re a) alive and b) able to listen to things on the internet, we are appearing alive and on the internet tonight on a show called Radio Readymade at a place called Luxuria Music. You can click on either of those links and it will take you to the place where you can listen to the show. We will be in the studio starting at 9PM PST until whenever they make us leave. We’re not performing music but we will be playing music, and talking, and asking questions, the answers to which will win you prizes. So there’s that.
Okay, so we have a new EP, called Basket of Masks, set to release on limited edition (300) 12″ 45r.p.m. vinyl in late May. You can pre-order it now by going here. If you pre-order before it ships, we’ll include as a bonus the limited edition CD of our previous EP, Very Fallen World.
The digital version of Basket of Masks will be released on April 17. You can also pre-order it now, and all pre-orders will get a free download code for Very Fallen World, and a hidden bonus track (download only).
You can do all or none of these things by clicking on the link here.
We hope you enjoy the new record. We had fun making it.
During our recent appearance on the wildly popular podcast Hugs and Disses, we performed a Guided By Voices song from the album Alien Lanes called “As We Go Up We Go Down.” The song is now available for you to watch on the YouTube. James would like to point out that due to the vagaries of podcasting and/or radio sessions in general, the vocal level in his headphones was really high so he thought he was singing a lot louder than he really was, which if you ask me is a lame excuse, but there you have it.
This was the first song James recorded with his old band. He sang harmonies and played bass on the original version. He is doing neither here.
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