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Post by sour29 »

For those of you NOT on the new Google Mailing List...

Hello, our dear friends,

The Long Winters have been very quiet for the past year, hardly
appearing at all in the celebrity gossip columns of your local
newspapers, and I wanted to drop you a line and explain our absence.
We were working on a record for many months which was going to be the
brilliant follow-up to 2003's critically-acclaimed and genre-smashing
"When I Pretend to Fall", but the pressure of being called geniuses
over and over, day after day, by cultural critics both high and low,
and the constant chop-chop-chop of media and police helicopters
circling our mountaintop redoubt caused us to go a little bananas. Our
experiments in "pop music" spiraled out of control, threatening to heat
up and overload the sophisticated cooling system we had installed.
Worst of all, I felt that I had "forgotten where I had come from",
neglecting the "little people" and hoovering thousands of dollars in
prescription medication to numb the pain of feeling like a lost little
girl.

When the USC marching band refused to come back and do overdubs a third
time I realized that I had gone too far. The turn-around came when I
decided to adopt a half-dozen third world infants, and I realized
there was more to life than fame. The Long Winters are back on track
now, and we have a few wonderful events to announce that hopefully will
make up for the fact that we briefly lost our way.

First, we're touring in September with the English band KEANE, who
always spell their name in all-caps. Here are the dates:

9/20/2005 The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA , United States
9/21/2005 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN , United States
9/25/2005 The Pageant, St. Louis, MO , United States
9/29/2005 House of Blues, San Diego, CA , United States
9/30/2005 Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA , United States

In addition to these shows we'll be stopping off to play in-stores at
local record shops along the way. More details are forthcoming on our
website and in email blasts like this.

Then, in October, we'll be releasing a six-song EP, called "Ultimatum",
featuring the best work from our recording sessions over the last year.
We'll be recording a full-length record at the same time that should
be ready for release in the spring of '06.

Look for all of this, plus an update of our website, in the next few
weeks. Meanwhile, stop by our message board:
http://www.thelongwinters.com/board/index.php

or visit the Long Winters Library:
http://thelongwinters.megalies.com/

Thanks again and we hope to hear from you soon.

John
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sour29 wrote:For those of you NOT on the new Google Mailing List...

...In addition to these shows we'll be stopping off to play in-stores at
local record shops along the way. More details are forthcoming on our
website and in email blasts like this...


First off, thank you!!

Have all the record-shop dates and locales been decided? Is it too late to squish one in?

The USC marching band?? Are they really going to be on a record with the Long Winters?
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The USC Marching band? AAAHHHH!!! It took me 2 years to get that fight song out of my head after the stomping they gave us at the '03 Orange Bowl. We could even hear it in the freaking lockerroom during postgame.

FLASHBACK!!!
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Heheh, I went to USC, however briefly and unfruitfully, and my mom came for Parents' Weekend. It just happened to be the same weekend as OU-Texass (football). She was so pissed, and the whole time all the USC people were doing that peace-sign-thing with their hands, she was doing the upside-down-Longhorn and trying to get scores on her radio. I wasn't nearly as mortified as I was the next day, when I had to wear a short white dress with sunburned face/neck/shoulders/thighs/knees and white calves. I looked like a human candy-cane.

Oh shit, off-topic...I can't wait to see the Long Winters this fall!!
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Not having a clue what the USC marching band is, I'm glad to be filled in with some details here, but I'm still pretty clueless.

Meanwhile I'm slowly coming to terms with the realisation that this will most likely mean that it's gonna be quite a while before we can realistically expect a European tour. However, the prospect of an October release is good. Just for the record, I would put my vote in for the 1st, rather than the 31th. Give it to us!
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Liesbeth wrote:Not having a clue what the USC marching band is, I'm glad to be filled in with some details here, but I'm still pretty clueless.


The University of Southern California's marching band was made famous to hirsute rockers everywhere thanks to their appearance on the Fleetwood Mac song, "Tusk" from the album of the same name.

<i>Where Rumours achieved greatness through turmoil, its double-album follow-up, Tusk, is the sound of a band imploding.</i>
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Squid wrote: The University of Southern California's marching band was made famous to hirsute rockers everywhere thanks to their appearance on the Fleetwood Mac song, "Tusk"...

Yeah, and they still had to play it at every damn game, 20 years later! That, and the Empire theme from Star Wars.
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As for my reaction... I work in the University of Iowa athletic department, and our football team got STOMPED by USC in the Orange Bowl a couple years ago. Tradition says every time your team scores, the band plays your fight song. Needless to say, we heard it WAAAY too much on the sidelines that night.
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So, does anyone know what tracks will be on the new E.P.? Ultimatum, Delicate Hands (confirmed), perhaps Fire Island?
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Yarn wrote:perhaps Fire Island?

that's on the list of songs to be rerecorded for the album
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OK, so the deal is that the past year's worth of studio time has ended us up with this EP, but the band is going back into the studio to re-record tracks for the LP? I'm just a little lost.
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Also, whatever happened to "Good Girls"? Destined for the new LP next spring?
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sour29 wrote:OK, so the deal is that the past year's worth of studio time has ended us up with this EP, but the band is going back into the studio to re-record tracks for the LP? I'm just a little lost.

read again, what John wrote was that the EP will feature the best , not all of what they recorded
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Liesbeth wrote:that's on the list of songs to be rerecorded for the album
It was this sentence I was referring to.
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Post by Liesbeth »

ah, sorry, yeah, I heard the band are rerecording a couple of songs and one is Fire Island. I didn't see Good Girls mentioned anywhere though...
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