We play Carbondale, IL tonight

Kris and I are playing at a DIY space called The Swamp in Carbondale, IL tonight (PILE is playing too).

I sent out an email to my mailing list yesterday for the first time, which was a little nerve-wracking and took me a long time to compose. I hope to use the list to keep friends and supporters in the loop with what I’m doing, and I promise to keep the writing titillating and expertly crafted (unlike this blog, which is just a dump for coarse ideas). Here’s your opportunity to experience correspondence with me:

I have been getting lots of love from my communities back home for all the exposure we’ve been getting on this trip, so I will be happy to get back home and soak all that love up. Thanks if you’ve been part of that orgy, I am truly very grateful for the support and I would love to love you back however you want.

“Tell Me Baby” Premieres on Spin.com today

I am very happy to share a new tune off of my upcoming record — it was premiered today by Spin.com!

“Tell Me Baby” is the first track on Howlin’, a four song EP to be released on Shoulder Tap Records on Apr 21. Spin.com and Stereogum both covered our premiere. Thanks to Tony at Pavement PR for helping to get the word out!

At Spin.com: http://www.spin.com/2015/04/yazan-tell-me-baby/

And Stereogum too: http://www.stereogum.com/1791721/yazan-tell-me-baby/mp3s/

Our record release party will be on 4/28 at Baby’s All Right, with Pile, Vulture Shit, and Captain Wizard!

Tour has been great

I wake up every day excited to face the day. I’m traveling with Pile, meeting model specimens every day. This band has a gravitational effect on people with integrity, self-consistency, and overall quality. I am stepping into a privileged position — these guys have worked incredibly hard to cultivate a community of inspiring and respectful individuals, and I get to step in for the first time on their 17th tour, playing shows where we receive a warm welcome in every single city we arrive in.

We are on our way to the Grand Canyon right now, and tomorrow night we play in Tempe, AZ with Twin Ponies and Dent, and Kris and I are playing some of my tunes too.Punk Rick