Where do we begin? So much is happening and has happened that it's
hard to fit it all in. I guess we'll start with the completion of the
US/Canadian TOOL/ISIS tour..... WOW what an amazing time. We'd like to
sincerely thank TOOL and their entire crew for having us along for the
trip. We were also lucky enough to play a few headlining shows of our own
with the mighty Versoma - old friends and a good new band, be sure to check
them out if you have the chance - noise and melody never sounded so sweet.
Go to http://www.myspace.com/versomaband to hear more.
Being surrounded by such inspirational and creative people for
two months was quite an experience. One that we'll never forget.
Also having such an amazing crew ourselves made things truly exceptional.
Mark, Chris, Andy and Greg: thanks for all your hard work and good
We'd also like to say a big thank you to all our old and new fans who
made the effort to come out and support us. Opening for a band of
TOOL's capacity is not an easy feat so we thank you for listening and
for the great shows.
Our first DVD "Clearing The EYE" on Ipecac records is now out in
stores. We spent a good many months viewing and collecting material
for this release and feel it's a good representation of us as people
and as a band over the last nine years. We hope you enjoy it.
On October 10, we also released our "In The Fishtank" collaboration
with Scottish band Aereogramme. This was a three-day collaboration
between the two bands in a small studio in Holland. For such a short
session we managed to turn out some music that we feel is really
exceptional. Again we hope you like it....
And finally our new full length "In The Absence Of Truth" will be out
October 31, also on Ipecac. It has already been released on cd by Daymare
records in Japan (thanks again Tadashi!), and there will be forthcoming vinyl
versions of the album in the US, Europe, and Japan, from Robotic Empire,
Conspiracy Records, and Daymare respectively. We spent more time writing
and in the studio on this one than on any other release and feel that it is by
far our best work. We've been previewing some of the songs on our last
few tours and are very excited for it's release.
We're also working on a few other things like booking tours and
developing a new website. As you'll soon see in the liner notes of "In
The Absence Of Truth" our new band website URL is
www.isistheband.com. We're working hard to make a better and more
intuitive site for the release of the new record. It is in the very
basic stages at the moment and will be ready to launch soon. We'll
keep you posted.
If you're in the UK you may have a chance to check out Red Sparowes on
their current tour in support of their new record "Every Red Heart
Shines Toward The Red Sun". They'll be there from Oct.15th - Oct
25th. If you go be sure to bring Andy some Reese's peanut butter cups.
It's almost Halloween and their his favorite!
Again thanks to all the friends, new and old, and family who came out to support
us these past few months. It was a very special experience for all of
us and we thank you!
Until next time,