We are sorry to report that most of the May and June tour dates have been canceled. Friends and tourmates Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s had to shut it down to take care of some health issues. Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery and hopefully we’ll see you all down the road a little later. Moline and Minneapolis shows (just Jake) are still on and there may be a few more as we aim the ship back westward.
Ok, I am excited to share some news about what we’ve been doing! We have recorded a tape of b-sides and demos to accompany one new song that will be on the impending record release. I haven’t made a tape since 1994 so this is kind of a unique moment in time. We went through a bunch of old recordings and compiled a few interesting ones, with the intent of making something special that will only exist in this limited way. We recorded 100 of these tapes, but we immediately sold 50 by surprise at an Omaha show while I was back home celebrating the holidays! Jeeze, so we still have some and I am going to include a link here that you can click to get a copy. There is also the option to buy the A-side of the tape digitally. I am also playing a show in Los Angeles on thursday Jan. 17th at Hotel Cafe and will be selling tapes there. I want to start playing music on the road and this tape will hopefully jumpstart that process. Thank you for being so patient, I realize that I have dropped off the map for a bit and I am deeply grateful that there are still people who care. Cheers
I’m excited to say that I’ve been in the studio working on a new record! My friends, Ben Brodin, Ryan Fox, Todd Fink, and Heath Koontz, and their amazing musical minds have been so generous with their time and talents and have made this into my favorite batch of recordings that I’ve had the privilege to be a part. We are currently in the mixing phase of this record and expect to have it mostly finished by Spring at the latest!
In the meantime, I’ve recorded an acoustic version of Blackest Heart to share with you. It was originally released on The Hate Yourself Change. I hope you enjoy this version!
Blackest Heart (acoustic) 30 sec sample[audio:http://jakebellows.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/BH-30-sec-clip1.mp3|titles=BH 30 sec clip]
The 11 track album, Live at Slowdown, is now available in the store. Check out a track from the album below.
State of Town (from Live at Slowdown)
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(buy the album here)