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 details.

we have a few tix to give away for the Belfast show. email here 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 winners.

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 here.

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
Sideout Records.

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 Saddle Creek.

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.

in 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 section.

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 the decemberists.

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 page.

santa cruz show added this thursday at the attic with multrain. london, reading, leeds, nottingham all coming up next week.

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 and Leeds.

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 are last.

'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.

check 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 store.

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 2005.

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
SF Bay Guardian.

a really nice preview/interview on this last tour from the Seattle Stranger...

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 this
SF 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 page...

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.

what’s 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. we’re traveling home slowly and unless you’re elsewhere we’ll 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 section. .

"the throes" 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 like SmartPunk.com & Amazon

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 in SF
(#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
click HERE.

fall tour to east coast and back is in the works.  Tour dates to be announced...