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.
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
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
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.
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 Fearless
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
really nice preview/interview on this last tour from the Seattle
Greg Shaw founder of
brother label to Alive Records, passed away in October.. Our condolences
to the Bomp/Alive staff and families. Check out this
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
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:
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
the road...with new t-shirts.
of you all with a ROLLING STONE subscription...check out 2gs review
in the "also released" section of the new issue this
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).
first track off of "the throes, " you losin out, will
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.
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.
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
is bubbling under at Amoeba Records SF
(#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!)
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.
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.
checking back to the web site as more photos, news, shows, mp3's,
and video to be posted soon...
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
tour to east coast and back is in the works. Tour dates
to be announced...