Gallants will be taking part in the first ever Outside
Lands Music and Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park. The dates
are August 22nd through 24th. Tickets
go on sale this Sunday, March 30th at 10am. Set time and more
info will be available soon.
check out this article about the festival on SF
everyone. We hope you are all doing well. After recording the
two albums and touring most of last year, the band is taking some
off. In the meantime, there are already a few shows that are
coming together for this year. The first two are for the
Noise Pop festival in San Francisco. Tyson will be playing with
band called peoplepeople for Noise Pop 2008. The
band lineup has friends Andrew Kerwin (Trainwreck Riders), Antonio
Roman-Alcala, and Jesse Sabin. We are hoping to have some more
on the band up soon. The show will be Wednesday Feb. 27th at
Rickshaw Stop in support of Quasi. You can buy tickets HERE.
Adam is going to be playing solo on a bill
supporting She & Him
(which features M Ward and Zoey Deschanel) on Sunday March 2nd
Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Tickets are on sale
More info at http://www.noisepop.com
will also be in Austin for South by Southwest from March
12th -15th. They are some free shows as well as the Saddle Creek
showcase Saturday night. All of the shows will be posted on
Lastly, the band was invited to play the
Bonnaroo Music and Arts
Festival. It is June 12-15 and our exact day and time will be
announced shortly. Check out http://www.bonnaroo.com/
lineup and to get tickets.
Take care everyone.
Gallants will be on Fearless Music TV in NYC this Saturday night,
February 9th, performing "Nothing To You". Fearless Music TV airs
Saturday nights at 12:30am on Fox 5 in NYC. If you don't live
in NYC you can go to
www.fearlessmusic.tv/channels.html to find out when and where
else the show airs.
new year everyone. the band is back home from europe and getting
some rest. for those of you in the states, 2gs will be the musical
guest on the jimmy
kimmel show on wednesday night, january 3. you can get tickets
for free here to be in the audience: http://www.1iota.com/show.aspx?sid=1
everyone for coming out on the tour. it was cool to see some new
people out there as well as the faithful. there is a lot of new
items out there in magazines, a new video for Despite
What You've Been Told, and also check out a few acoustic tracks
from the new daytrotter
coming up: 2 nights at the
Independent in San Francisco this weekend on oct 26, 27.
europe tour starts november 1!
the new album is officially out now in europe. we also want
to announce that blitzen trapper will be joining 2gs on the whole
check out a live session recorded in August on Radio 1 with
Colin Murray on BBC's Radio 1. they recorded a few live tracks
as well as an interview.
Two Gallants is #25 on CMJ (college radio) charts
this week. It has also charted on commercial specialty radio.
this may sound strange but do call your local college, public,
and commercial stations if you would like to hear more two gallants
on the airwaves. thanks.
the tour vehicle has been fixed, the only show missed was
2gs are featured on Fuel TV this week in the US. check
it out if you have that channel on your cable tv.
unfortunately two gallants had serious van troubles before
reaching the canadian border tonight. every attempt was made to
get there but they were stranded for awhile before a tow truck
could come. they will definitely come back as soon as possible.
we hope everyone understands and again are really sorry.
the new track "liza jane" is being offered as a free
download in the US for buying directly from Saddle Creek US online,
or going in to stores and buying the CD. if you go into certain
stores, you get a collectible card that has the album art and
a code on it to download. it also is a free bonus track on iTunes
in the US if you buy the full album.
in europe, "liza jane" is offered as the b-side to the
"despite what you've been told" digital only single.
there is a unique photo used as cover art for the digital single
in europe as well.
two nights in san francisco at the
independent have been added to the north american tour for
october 26th and 27th. see the shows
page for venue and ticket information.
the european release date of the new album has been moved to october
8th, pre-orders are available at saddle
creek records where you can also sample two tracks from the
venue change: please note that the tucson show on october
15th has been moved to Plush from Solar Culture. check out the
page for venue and ticket information.
show added: 2gs will play in glasgow at the classic grand
on nov 8th. tickets should be available online or by calling 0870
169 0100 .
show added: 2gs will play in toronto on monday october 1. they
will support john vanderslice, blitzen trapper opens. songs for
moms will not be on this show.
adam and tyson's playlist during their 2 hour show on brooklyn
vegan's blog radio/sirius show is on
"despite what you've been told" was on one of the
singles of the week on zane lowe's radio 1 show in london. email
him if you want to request it again here.
steve lamacq also played the song last week on radio 2 and requests
can be sent firstname.lastname@example.org
For those in the bay area, sent aaron
axelson a note if you want to hear the band on live 105.
the continental european leg of the autumn tour has been announced.
check out the shows
page to get the full schedule.
two gallants will guest dj for two hours on Brooklyn
Vegan's blog radio show on Sirius Satellite Radio's Left of
Center (channel 26) on wed aug 22nd at noon eastern and again
at midnight that night.
also, another last minute in-store will take place in stockholm
at the record hunter (0739 54600), st. eriksgatan 70, on thurs
august 23rd at 18:00.
a last minute in-store will take place at 52.5 records in
charelston, sc tomorrow (thursday) at 6:30pm.
two gallants are indeed about to start a tour with Against
Me!, play a few more european festivals and ready for the release
of the third full length album entitled two gallants
on Sept 24 in Europe and Sept 25 in America via Saddle Creek.
the shows page also has the dates up for the headlining tour in
the autumn for both the US, UK. Europe tour to be announced soon.
1) the deader 2) miss meri 3) the hand that held me down 4) trembling
of the rose 5) reflections of the marionette 6) ribbons round
my tongue 7) despite what you've been told 8) fly low carrion
9) my baby's gone
two gallants also will play the Tresure
Island Festival to start off the tour september 16. with modest
mouse, built to spill, spoon, clap your hands and say yeah, m.ward
on the bill, tickets are going fast.
the Scenery of Farewell is out in stores across the US today.
there is some limited edition 180 gram vinyl released of it as
well. if it's not in your store send us a note. anton patzner,
jackie peretz gratz, and chico tunney guest on the album. artwork
design and layout was by the talented matt maust from the cold
war kids. the legendary jacob peanuts snavely shot the photo on
the back and Maust's cohort Wignall shot the photo on the front.
the Scenery of Farewell cd/lp is out in Europe and comes out
in the US/Canada in six days. the ep/mini album has five new tracks
by adam fontaine and hyde edneud, plus features jackie perez gratz
on cello, anton patzner on the violin and chico tunney on the
upright bass. artwork was laid out by mr. maust of the cold war
kids. front photo by wignall and back photo by mr. jakie peanuts
the original version of The Throes is going out print, the CD
may be hard to find for a while. but the remixed version (by alex
newport) comes out on August 7th on digipack. it will have anna's
sweater as a bonus track and a bonus live video. the vinyl version
of The Throes is back in stock (with anna's sweater as bonus track)
and available at certain record stores soon and mailorder at www.bompstore.com.
two gallants will return to houston for a free performance
at Walters On Washington on monday june 18 to finish
the october 13th, 2006 performance, which was cut short only a
few songs into the set.
to the concert is being offered first to advanced ticket buyers
from their october show. If you purchased will-call tickets from
Red River Tickets, please e-mail superunison (at) superunison.com
with TWO GALLANTS WILL CALL in the subject line, and
the name as it should have appeared on your order. Once your name
is varified as being on October's will-call list, you will recieve
confirmation for the equal number of tickets you originally purchased.
paid a cover charge at the door on the night of october 13th must
submit their name for entry to the show to superunison (at) superunison.com
with TWO GALLANTS WALK UP in the subject line. we're
using the honor system here, so please, no false or double requests.
Each e-mail shall yield one admission.
possible further admission to the show
will be addressed closer to the performance date. more
you can now download "seems like home to me" on
page. we hope you like it! the song is also linked with a news
story on stereogum
a show has been added in chicago at the Vic on 6/9/07
with Les Claypool.
a show has been added in Nashville on june 7 that will
be with two gallants only. tix on sale now. there will be a couple
more shows tba in june as well. check the shows
pitchfork did an interview with tyson about houston, the new recordings,
and the upcoming tours. read
it here. the 'fork's interviewing skills have always been
superior to their record reviewing skills.
the misdemeanor charge of interference with a public
servant has been dropped completely by the city of houston against
tyson. the charges against greg who shot the
videos have been dropped as well. it dragged on with five non-trial
court appearances and then someone decided to actually look at
the video. oh yes, that video which showed a very large, maniacal
officer tackling the band on stage in front of everyone for an
alleged noise complaint. obviously there are worse injustices
in the world, but this was really unfortunate. thank you everyone
who spoke up and showed your support. many were people worried
it was going to hurt the houston music scene and make other bands
not want to go there. we can only tell you this...you can count
on the gallants coming back to houston very soon.
two gallants next release will be entitled the scenery of
farewell (cd/12") and come out through saddle creek
on june 4 in europe and june 19 in the usa and canada. the 5 tracker
is the result of the first of two 2007 recording sessions and
reflects a more stripped down side the band. look for the third
full length from two gallants in september and stay tuned for
1. seems like home to me
3. up the country
4. all your faithless loyalties
5. linger on
the band will be over in europe for some special acoustic shows
in may, then up at the gorge in seattle for the
sasquatch festival, and then some just announced US dates
Claypool, and then some other european festival dates to be
announced soon. .
check out the shows page for all dates.
well it has been quiet on our side here at 2gs hq. the band has
been recording and the exact details of release and new tour dates
are still not quite yet able to be discussed. but there will be
something out early summer if all goes well. there is a new show
announced up in northern california. here is the info. there is
will not be any other shows around this time.
a tip of the hat to tim cahill for his film "the
oates valor" being accepted into sundance film festival
this year. tim directed the "prodigal son" video.
gallants were also invited by ascap to play a show at the sundance
film festival at a place called the star bar on the evening of
january 23. richard swift, silversun pickups, and david vandervelde
are also on the show.
some tickets are available to the public.
adam and tyson will be guest dj's on KUSF 90.3 on friday from
3-4pm pst before the show at bimbo's.
you can stream it on www.kusf.org
many of you you know this, but just in case....the Throes
has been released on vinyl through Alive Records. it was re-mixed
by Alex Newport and originally never came out on vinyl. as some
have discovered, the bonus track says "Anna Sweater"
but is really a version of Mothers Blues. There is only 500 of
those. The 2nd lot of 500 will really have Anna's Sweater. this
was not intentional and was a mistake. but hopefully you enjoy
it anyway. the re-mix will also come out on cd sometime next year.
the two gallants show at the paradiso in amsterdam a couple
weeks back is archived and streaming at www.fabchannel.com
just announced and on sale are the final two gallants show
of the year. they will take place in san francisco at bimbos
365 club in north beach. the first night on friday december
29 will be an electric standing room show and then the second
night on saturday december 30 will be a special seated acuostic
show. there will be less tix avail for the second night and those
tix go on sale sunday at 10am. both nights will have the wonderful
sharing the bill. openers tba. tickets onsale directly at their
box office or online at ticketweb
two gallants are playing an in-store thursday at bugbear
discs in london at 2pm before the Scala show. come by.
final show of the US tour in SF tonight. a few tix left at
the door. and yes, the european tour is still on schedule.
Tyson (plus Andrew and Sean of Trainwreck Riders) have had
get an attorney in light of the events in Houston last Friday
Walter’s on Washington. If you were there and are available
to tell what
you saw happen in person, please contact asap: Tad Nelson-281.280.0100
adam and tyson want to apologize for the show in Houston
at Walter’s on Washington being cut short on Friday Oct
13. some of the mainstream sources have been inaccurate so we
want to thank all of you who have emailed offering your support
and eyewitness accounts of what really happened. you can read
some of these and see some images (and/or send in what you saw)
the forum, or
this myspace page, and
this one too. the band will speak more about this in the next
few days as they have been advised not to comment much at this
two gallants have a brand vew video for "the prodigal
here or goto the
despite the delay getting out of houston, the show in austin
will go on. thank you everyone who has emailed us your offers
the show in Frankfurt has moved from Cookys to Mousonturm.
tickets will still be honoured. tickets for Mousonturm are
available in advance here.
here are some
photos from Summer Sonic taken by the talented Hidetomo in
the 2006 fall/autumn tour is underway. tickets are onsale
for most of the shows in advance. trainwreck
riders from san francisco are opening all the US dates and
slim supports. for europe, richard
swift will support the first five UK shows through manchester
war kids will support the following 17 dates from newcastle
to paris. after which, eric bachman and his band will join from
spain through germany.
one of the first new interviews for tour is up at the
Portland Mercury. check it out.
first show is next week on weds sept 20 at the Doug Fir in Portland.
a few more updates to the tour or announced including the
Bowery Ballroom in NYC on October 9.
get tickets here.
page now has almost all the dates announced. just a few left to
go in the US and only one or two left in Europe.
Slim will be supporting all shows in the US and Trainwreck
Riders will be opening all shows in the US as well.
the london show in november is at Scala not the Electric Ballroom.
it was a mistake made on the promoter's website but is
fixed now. sorry for the confusion.
some of the fall tour dates are up on the shows
page. there are more to be announced but we wanted to get the
confirmed ones up. europe fall tour in november to be announced
shortly as well. stay in touch. the live 105 session should be
streaming now at www.live105.com tonight.
friday THURSDAY, two gallants will do a live session
on live 105
(105.3FM) in san francisco at 8pm PST.
also that day, KEXP in Seattle will have the live version of 'steady
rollin' from this past tour as their song of the day. you can
subscribe to the Song of the Day podcast with iTunes.
or you can subscribe to the song of the day podcast through
has put up some tracks that were recorded in their studios on
tour last may. pictures from that day are up on
flickr here too.
summer european festivals have come and gone. up next is the show
Summer Sonic in Tokyo
and then McCarren
Pool in Brooklyn.
just announced - two gallants will open for wolfmother and
govt mule in brooklyn at the mccarren pool project on september
9. info on the shows page.
Wireless Festival in Hyde Park
(16:30 set) tonight kicks off with a BBC 6 Music appearance today
at 11:40 GMT with live 2 track acoustic session and interview
with Gideon Coe.
after close to four months of touring the us and europe, it
is time for a rest. thanks to everyone who has come and checked
out the shows and have supported "what the toll tells"
so far. a tour of europe begins on june 22 in london consisting
of mainly festivals with a few club shows. see shows
page for details and stage times.
Two Gallants are doing a live performance & interview
today (June 1st) 12:00pm PST. You can listen live at 90.3 FM in
Seattle & worldwide at www.kexp.org.
The performance will also be available in the streaming archive
at KEXP.ORG for two weeks after the live broadcast.
2nd half of the US tour in midwest and pacific nw is under
way. all european summer festival dates are announced and on the
shows pages. we will update with set times as soon as we get them.
sorry to the people in germany who were unaware what time 2gs
went on for the Haldern festival.
thanks to everyone who came out to the ULU show in London despite
the Champions League Finals that evening.
a new show in berkeley, CA has just been announced this summer.
two gallants will support bloc party and broken social scene at
the greek theatre on
aug 4. the band "mew" will open. tickets are going on
sale may 26. click
here for instructions on how to get them online or at the
berkeley box office for no service charge.
there is a new show announced in chicago on may 19 at the
Beat Kitchen. the show is 18+.
start a week of shows in europe today - the Haldern Tent tour
in Germany, Milan, Vienna, Rotterdam, and end with another show
in London on May 17 at the ULU. see shows page for more info...
there is brand new
video up on the site for steady rollin'. all footage shot
in the video was by the one and only Alex Safdie.
and so the US tour begins today...
it starts with an in-store in Pomona at Glasshouse Records and
then over to GTFU for a 10pm (pacific) on air. you can hear and
possibly see it at www.killradio.org
we just returned from the sxsw exodus Inside Out, Banged Out
the pink mountaintops, our cold sore warrior dutifully guiding
us back to the city
we call home. we returned to find out doorstep littered with scorn.
the headlines read that we haven't the right to write about our
country's embarrassing past. instead we must stick to the trials
of two pale skinned urbanites who have never known a day of struggle
in their lives. if anyone needs us we'll be combing the aisles
of the local library, seeking out the song writing rule book for
white kids. it must be in there somewhere today.
the steady rollin' 7" single will be released on march
27 in UK/Europe. you can pre-order from the
saddle creek europe online store. the artwork was designed
by charlie villyard. the cd single version includes the bonus
track like the iTunes version.
back home only to shove off again...austin/sxsw shows tomorrow
followed by a short tour through the midwest with the pink mountaintops.
the austin show this friday afternoon at the hole in the wall
is wristband free by the way. check out www.icecreamman.com
or the shows page for details.
return to san francisco, the band will play on march 31 for noise
pop at bimbo's.
tickets are on sale and you may want to get them ahead of
time. the rest of the the full US tour + a few Canadian dates
are up on the site
now. these should complete the "what the toll tells"
world tour. actually that will happen after summer
sonic in japan in august.
an itunes only EP is out in the U.S. with steady rollin', another
original called "dappens," and a cover version of nehemiah
james song, "don't want no woman who stays out all night
there were some radio sessions on the europe tour. here is
a link to an acoustic session with just adam in paris. it is attached
les inrocktuptibles review. look on the right hand side.
here is one from brussels: http://vox.skynetblogs.be/
you aint no picasso blog dude was kind enough to put the steve
radio 1session in london on the 2nd day of tour up in a zip
here is a live review from amsterdam from the NME.
thanks to all the college, public,
local and national radio stations supporting
"what the toll tells." if you want to hear some gallants
on your radio, wherever you are in the world, give your station
a bell and there is a good chance they have it lying around.
3/10/06 or 10/3/06 depending how you write
well somehow the secret show
in london isn't so secret. it wasn't really meant to be secret
just last minute. tonight at the boogaloo in highgate. it's free
and is an all acoustic set at 9pm.
is the release of what the toll tells in the united states
and canada. it is also the first day of the new 2gs site. charlie
villyard is responsible for the creation of this site and the
last one. please check out charlie's other sites statebird,
folkstar and dustandearth.
more photos, video, live mp3s to come...if anyone has any
photos/video to contribrute, email
2gs up on SPIN's home page today...
we are told the 100 club show in London tomorrow is sold out.
there are some new US dates up in the shows page. the rest
of the midwest and pacific northwest dates will be announced soon.
what the toll tells is out in stores around europe/uk
today. if you can' t find it, let us know or grab it online.
for those in the u.s.a. and canada, it will be in stores feb 21.
japan on feb 15. thanks to all that pre-ordered. word is that
there are many of who DID AND DO want the vinyl. so thanks again.
the european tour has begun. there is a venue change for the
Munich show, it is actually at Ampere. see the shows page for
we have a few tix to give away for the Belfast show. email
and just ask. thankyou, this is closednow.
two gallants will be on Radio 1 for
"Lamacq Live" on Monday February 6 at 21:00.
thank you for the responses to the germany question. we have two
the uk and continental europe dates are up but there are
still a few more to announce. to start the tour off, two gallants
will play on feb 5 for steve lamacq's bbc 6 music event,"lamacq
in the city," with clap
your hands and say yeah at liquid
room in edinburgh. they are giving away ten pairs of tickets
after europe, the band will head to sxsw this year and play the
saddle creek showcase. after sxsw, they will tour with the pink
mountaintops back to san francisco for some midwest dates.
besides "what the toll tells" being released in the
US, UK, and most of Europe, the record will also be released February
15 in Japan on
you can pre-order the cd or limited 2LP right now online here.
you may have noticed "las cruces jail" floating
along in cyber land these days. you can find it streaming in several
places now. the new 7" version has officially been released
in US and Europe. it is available in stores and online through
the gallants are done with the european tour and will be back
in the US for their headlining show at bottom
of the hill in san francisco on new years eve eve. that would
december 30, 2005. tix recommended in advance.
the advantage (who are serious dudes that rock with good nintentions)
support and wires
on fire from LA open.
two gallants will return to europe again starting in early february
to support their new record. the uk dates are up on the
site and the rest to be announced soon. after europe, they
will return home for some shows at sxsw 2006 and then head out
on a lengthy us tour.
for those of you who have been wondering when the so called
second record is coming out, we now have answers. first is a 7"
single, las cruces jail", due in the UK on November 28 and
here in the US on december 6. an acoustic version of "long
summer day is the "b" side.
the full length will be entitled, "what the toll tells,"
and will be released on cd and vinyl february 13 in the UK and
february 21 in the US.
and the tracklist:
01 las cruces jail
02 steady rollin'
03 some slender rest
04 long summer day
05 the prodigal son
06 threnody in minor b
07 16th st. dozens
08 age of assassins
09 waves of grain
2gs wil be included in a couple new compliations out now.
the song "annas sweater" will be included on the NY2LON
(New York to London) Compilation. the comp is a mix of us and
uk bands like the morning after girls, the cribs, two gallants,
the ordinary boys, every move a picture, amusement parks on fire,
magneta lane, the subways, giant drag, the organ, eugene, the
heights, uncut, the hong kong, group sounds,
harlem shakes, duels and delegate. you can purchase the compilation
online by visiting the
Filter Store and it's also available at virgin stores, all
good independent retailers nation wide, and it will be available
in the iTunes music store in november.
"nothing to you" is also part of a new compilation
just released on Loose
Records called start
your own country: new sounds of the old west vol. 4
you can click on the links above to check it out.
there are 2 shows in san francisco this weekend. the first
one is 18+ show at bottom of the hill and will be in it's current
electric form. on sunday night, a format similar to the acoustic
show last year at the swedish hall will take place at the independent.
the floor will have tables and chairs but there will be some standing
room as well. advance tix are still avail...goto the venue web
sites more info.
the meantime, there is n 18+ show in los angeles at el cid on
friday night. tell your friends.
there are some new articles/interviews in the press
and also there are new uk/europe
tour dates england, holland, germany, france, belgium, spain
and maybe some other new places. a bunch of these dates are with
if you feel like reaching out, try out the message
board. even the penis enlargement people
are welcome. you can find it in the contact page
of the site. it also has a new
picture up from reading festival this summer. new pictures for
the gallery should go up eventually too.
two gallants have contributed an unreleased track for a compilation
(entitled Lagniappe) coming out on Saddle Creek to benefit the
terrible situation in the South. all of Saddle Creek and its artists’
profits from the sale of Lagniappe are being donated to the Red
Cross for their relief efforts. the CD version of this album can
be pre-ordered in the Saddle
Creek online store right now, or you can download it from
iTunes. the song contributed is an acoustic track called
"all your faithless loyalties" and was recorded in January
2005 with Tony Berg and Matt Radosevich.
thankyou england and everyone who came out and supported the
band on their first trip over. we would like to think it went
well. and thanks to simon bentley, jerry at the boogaloo, carl
at the social, will and his brother at rough trade in covent garden,
neil at reading/leeds festivals, and several others who helped
book and promote the shows. and all of you who turned up and have
purchased records strictly through word of mouth. the band will
be back sooner than later. some pictures will be put up
on the site soon too. anyone have any they want to send?
tour starts tuesday. there is an all ages show at the grange
hall on bainbridge island tuesday night? email holy ghost revival
dot com to find out more. if anyone wants to do any extra flyering
in their towns, email one of us at the contact
santa cruz show added this thursday at the attic with multrain.
london, reading, leeds, nottingham all coming up next
two gallants will head into Tiny Telephone in
San Francisco this month to record their next record. we're happy
to announce it will be released on Saddle
Creek Records in both the US and Europe. the next tour will
be a trip to England
at the end of august for shows in London, Nottingham, Reading
after England, 2gs head back to New York for Saddle-Creek night
during CMJ friday sept 16 at the Bowery Ballroom. right after
that on sept 21 they will do a tour of the western US with friends
holy ghost revival. the tour will run from sept 21 through oct
7 returning to SF for an electric set at bottom
of the hill oct 8 and an acoustic set at the
independent on oct 9. check back on the shows page for those
dates to be announced soon...
two gallants play a show at the edinburgh castle this friday
june 17 on 950 Geary in san francisco. it starts at 9pm and 3
other bands will play: la plebe, walken, the fens. it is free.
you may want to get there early, the place fills up fast. 2gs
'there is a song two gallants recorded recently called "annas
sweater. " the song has been getting played on live 105 in
the Bay Area during soundcheck from 8pm to 10pm on sundays. thanks
to anyone that has requested it and if you haven't heard it (it's
only available on the Believer magazine compilation released this
month) request it on live 105.
ok an update. two gallants came back from tour with damien
jurado, headlined the great american music hall in may. that was
nice. the band was told not to use more than one video tape and
they used two. needless to say one was confiscated. we need to
sneak back in and get it if anyone has ideas. the band is taking
a little break from the road. it's been since the end of october
last year since there has been a break longer than 2 weeks. this
summer will have scattered bay area shows, a possible small sf
show coming up, the bands first appearance at high sierra music
festival, a benefit for greenpeace in berkeley, a 1 year old fans
birthday party, a show at the catalyst in santa cruz with devil
makes three, and then the band's first shows in England. two gallants
also play Reading
and Leeds festivals this summer and several London club shows
will be booked around this time. oh it will be lovely.
the latest issue of Believer
Magazine includes a compilation of various bands coverings
songs for various reasons. two gallants were asked to contribute
and so they chose a song called
"Annas Sweater." it's a cover by a defunct sf band called
Blear that a few of you may remember. adam is caught playing the
wurlitzer, you must go find this song.
out a review in French from Les
in Rocks web zine. it looks positive, but hard to tell?
there was also a live review from the last LA show at the
Knitting Factory in the NME
from a couple weeks ago.
"the Throes" is available (or almost) in the UK
now through Rough Trade record shop. you can get it through
the site and soon in the
two gallants are back from austin. the three shows
were all in different places, with different people and at different
times. hello england. so check out the tour page as it's been
updated with two gallants next US tour. they will support Damien
Jurado on all dates except San Francisco show they will close..
if anyone wants to distribute flyers in your town, send
an email please.
lots of people out for the noisepop gig. thanks for being
there and helping to sell out the Independent officially.
in other good news, two gallants will open for MODEST MOUSE this
sunday in reno.
then it's off for some shows (LA, Santa Barbara, AZ)on the way
to austin for SXSW.
there will be a couple other shows posted in Austin soon besides
the friday show at maggie mays.
after that, check back for the next tour announcement. gallants
back to the Pac NW plus full mid west & east coast tour.
the sf noisepop
show this friday 2/25 is getting some good love. thanks to the
guardian,mesh magazine,and even the chronicle for the recent articles
and plugs for the show. tickets are moving and your best bet is
to get one in advance at the box office at the
independent. if you go up until 5pm friday there is NO service
charge , you save a couple bucks, and ya are guaranteed in. or
you can go ticketweb
and you won't have to even get up. conspiracy of beards (a leonard
cohen tribute in male choir form), trainwreck riders (sf), and
devil makes three (santa cruz) are all worth it too.
two gallants returned from the winter tour and leave again
for more shows tomorrow. the return to SF show at bottom of the
hill show on 12/30 sold out which was amazing. thank you everyone.
look at the shows
page for some more pac nw dates with Holy Ghost Revival, a couple
East Bay dates including 924 Gilman, and then off again for 20
or so dates in the midwest / east coast with SF's Rogue
Wave. 2gs will get them back to denver, omaha, chicago, new
york, boston, philly, plus a bunch of other great towns. please
spread the word...
after the Rogue Wave tour,the next home show will be at the Independent
feb 25th for Noisepop
check out West Hayarticle/interview with two gallants in december
issue of AMP
Magazine. you have to click on 'interviews' at the top of
the page and find two gallants...
if you are in NYC, two gallants in studio performance for
Music TV will be included on each Monday in January at 8:30pm
on TW Cable channel 35.
thank you Leah Freeman for picking two gallants record, 'the
throes,' as your #2 pick in 2004 in the
a really nice preview/interview on this last tour from the
Greg Shaw founder of Bomp!
Records, brother label to Alive Records, passed away in October..
Our condolences to the Bomp/Alive staff and families. Check out
Chronicle article on Greg.
after omaha, colorado springs, denver, salt lake city, seattle,
portland, and eugene - two gallants get back from tour on xmas
eve and headline bottom of the hill on 12/30. also check out the
shows page for info on a just announced NYE show in los angeles!
2005 will start out with some more dates in the pac northwest,
then something to be announced soon in berkeley. then two gallants
should be appearing in the east coast tba...
also look for the interview with our very own West Hays in the
December AMP magazine.
dates for a winter tour have been posted on the shows page.
it begins at the ECHO in los angeles the day after thanksgiving
and ends on 12/30 at the BOTH in SF.
you can now get the new two gallants t-shirts online HERE.
two gallants will be doing a short tour down to SoCal and
AZ at the end of the month. the last five shows are with john
vanderslice and robbers on high street and finishes with a show
at the newly opened Swedish Hall on top of cafe du nord. two gallants
will play a full acoustic set to support Britt Daniel of spoon.
john vanderslice will play later downstairs. you can get some
advance tix and more info at Cafe
du Nord or see the tour
two gallants are nominated for the 2004 SF WEEKLY MUSIC
AWARDS. if you feel so inclined: CLICK
HERE TO VOTE...
two gallants cd 'the throes' was #24 last week at
EASY STREET RECORDS in Seattle.
whats new is that we just crossed the country in six
days, six shows. we met some amazing people in the process. thanks
to tim for having us and forgiving us for being retardy in reno
once again. thanks to bryan at the high life house in the springs.
everyone we met there was kind to us and Fagteam was excellent.
thanks to matthew in south bend for being so hospitable--making
us pasta and salad and sitting us down for a good ole hearty
heartland meal. thanks to anna in oberlin for taking us in off
the road and setting up a show that was fresher than fresh though
the fates were so against it. Walken happened to be in town cause
a house in Milwaukee where we were headed to return to got itself
burnt down by a bunch of riotous kids when PCPenis from asheville
played there a few weeks earlier. so we ended up playing in an
empty apartment on what acted like mainstreet oberlin with Walken
and PCPenis that night. it was a show not to be forgotten. Walken
brought the pain, a pain long overdue. they were, as usual, amazing.
after the show we went to a reservoir and went swimming and threw
our underwear in the woods then decided to drive to new york at
5 in the morning. that was a great idea. thanks to nat for setting
up the show in new york and to all the ex-patriot san franciscans
for coming out. sorry if we left our minds in the night prior.
thanks to Built to Spill for having us open up for them and all
the folks for coming out and making us feel like we actually deserved
to be there. were traveling home slowly and unless youre
elsewhere well see you when we get back on the 10th. until
then be sure to keep collecting worthless necessities and remain
constantly afraid of tomorrow. we love you all. 2gs
on the road...with new t-shirts.
any of you all with a ROLLING STONE subscription...check out
2gs review in the "also released" section of the new
issue this month.
if you live in NYC...two gallants performance on Fearless
Music will air tonight (Monday 7/26) at 8:30pm on channel
35 Time Warner Cable (broadcast to Manhattan only).
the first track off of "the throes, " you losin
out, will be on the House of Blues radio hour this sunday 7/18.
the show is syndicated on 180 stations across the US at various
times on sundays.
check out 2gs on this month's noisepop
mix tape for kqed.org. check that out HERE.
check out some Amoeba Records pics HERE.
thanks everyone for coming down.
there are a couple new shows posted today. don't miss Amoeba
Records in SF this tomorrow. it now looks like 2gs will be crossing
the US again in August, doing two weeks in the east coast, then
coming back through to finish in the Pacific Northwest early September.
when confirmed, shows will be posted...
Some nice new reviews in the press
"the throes" is bubbling under at Amoeba Records
(#27 last week)
"the throes" is out in stores
in various places around the country. If you can't find it in
your favourite record store, please request it and perhaps they
will order it. You can also get it at shows and online in places
we would like to thank all of you who came out to the independent.
we were honoured that so many of you managed to pull yourselves
away from the other temptations of a saturday night for a little
bit of tear stained blood. ah, the tender heart. if only its wings
could go unclipped. we were honestly honoured by your presence.
every one's. even the drunk members of our childhood who made
sure to be their loudest during our quietest songs. if anyone
did not get a poster and is interested you can email us back and
we'll get one to you somehow.
2gs interviewed and on cover of
west coast performer...check it.
"the throes" is bubbling under at Amoeba
(#29 this week at the store, thank you people!)
dear people. happy to see you. this is the first official two
gallants news posting written by two gallants. hopefully it will
not be the last. introductions first: my name is adam, i play
the box. and my name is tyson, i play the pans. we are two gallants
born and sheltered in san francisco. we just finished recording
our first album. it should be out in april on ALIVE
RECORDS . we are calling it "the throes". it is
a long tale of gluttony and disgust with the human condition,
all written in primaries. we dedicate the throes to all the loved
ones who fill the spaces in our lives without the capacity to
care for the problems of others when the gift of their attention
offers no rewards in return. forgive us for getting e-crazy on
you. our computer is broken.
we are currently planning a tour in march with one of our favorite
bands, the north country sophists known as HOLY
GHOST REVIVAL. they are from bainbridge island, WA. we all
met about a year ago during our first trip north. they hold their
instruments like impatient rifles in some antebellum daguerreotype.
their songs are filled with really thick words like those that
make us wish we had paid attention back when paying attention
was our only responsibility. they are each extremely talented
musicians and one of the few remaining bands that actually knows
how to put on a performance. we are honoured to share the country
with them. this tour will take us down, across, a quick stop in
juarez to pick up some pharmies, through that ole ravaged south,
up the coast, back across, and home. look out for shows near you.
if any of our cds from the last tour skip please come find us
at a show and pick up another one of our skipping cds. this time
we will give it to you for free. just keep showing up at shows
and eventually you might just get one that works (this is how
we keep them coming back). but if you come claiming that you bought
a scratched one and did not, your hands will be cut off and duct
taped to your forehead so that you may watch your reflection in
the article of your sleigtery.
please disregard all of the above. this what happens when you
give a retard the control of information. (playing president is
swell, huh jr.?) finally the cliff notes (i'm sure legacy remembers
these): prepare yourself to be informed of upcoming shows and
such and be wary of record stores that may carry the throes. be
well people. we love you all.
-2 belated gallantesses.
we're on the road again for about 6 weeks. spread the word
if you know some peeps across the country and keeping checking
back for show
updates. thank you for all of your support so far and coming
out to the elbo room before we left SF. also thanks to mystery
machine for hosting that show and doing a killer job with the
press. we will be making a full length record when we return and
have signed to Alive
Records whose recordings are distributed through Mordam.
it will be produced by a guy named Jeff Saltzman. come of his
credentials include managing Green Day and Offspring, engineering,
mixing, mastering records with Stephen Malkmus & Death Cab
for Cutie, as well as producing recent Bay Area bands Heavenly
States and Low Flying Owls. the record will hopefully get released
around Spring 2004.
keep checking back to the web site as more photos, news, shows,
mp3's, and video to be posted soon...
2gs recorded and contributed a new song for a compilation
just released on Alive Records called "Sounds of San
Francisco." It also features The Aktion, Boyskout,the Coachwhips,
Low Flying Owls, Black Cat Music, Big Midnight, The Flakes, Hotwire
Titans, Mon Frere, and the Holy Kiss. Check your local record
stores to get a copy or order it online
fall tour to east coast and back is in the works. Tour dates
to be announced...