BEAUTIFUL BABY!!! moving in for the perfect shot after brekky a few years ago. found this one floating around and thought it was funny.

i’m making a hardy trail mix for our upcoming tour post Thanksgiving. these could be the LAST SHOWS we do this year! including a New Years Eve event with our old homies and restauranteurs Murder By Death. with NYE and with all these shows, please get your tix in advance. don’t be left out in the cold with hot sweats happening on stage.

as always you can get your very own digital copy of our records HERE!

and the hard cover versions here


W 11/29 Kanasas City MO  /  recordBar w Giant’s Chair and Ex-Acrobat TIX HERE!

11/30 St Louis MO  /  The Monocle w SeaShine  TIX HERE!

F 12/1 Nashville TN /  The High Watt W Tape Deck Mountain  TIX HERE!

S 12/2  Knoxville TN / The Pilot Light no advance tix. just be there!

S 12/3 Durham NC / The Pinhook w The Bronzed Chorus TIX HERE!

T 12/5 Washington DC / DC9 w / J Robbins Band TIX HERE!

W 12/6 Brooklyn NY / St Vitus w / Sweet Cobra  TIX HERE!

T 12/7 Lancaster PA / Lizard Lounge w/ Sweet Cobra TIX HERE!

F 12/8 Columbus OH / SpaceBar w/ Sweet Cobra TIX HERE!

S 12/31 Chicago IL / Bottom Lounge  NYE BLOWOUT W/ M U R D E R   B Y  D E A T H TIX HERE!



this just in : VINYL RELEASE DATE HAS BEEN PUSHED TO JUNE 9TH 2017. things are fucky sometimes and that’s just the way it is and sometimes ya just gotta go with it and let lying dogs die or whatever and ever amen. get your digital version of our new s/t record on iTunes, Google Play, and many many many more.

our tour with THE BESNARD LAKES was more than amazing. it was extra-amazing. special kisses in special places to all those fine folks. hopefully they’ll take us across the drink!


18 minneapolis mn / triple rock social club

21 spokane wa / the observatory

22 seattle wa / super spesh hush hush announcing june 6

24 portland or / doug fir lounge

25 sacramento ca / goldfield trading post

26 san francisco ca / cafe du nord

27 los angeles ca / resident

28 phoenix az / valley bar

29 albuquerque nm /

30 denver co / underground music fest

31 omaha ne / reverb lounge



2pnlsleeve_longrun_cravedogTHE MAP TO MY HEART

our 5th, new eponymous release is available April 28th 2017 on iTunes, Amazon, Google and all the normal places. CD is available on tour only. Wax release date is June 2nd 2017.

cannot say enough how stoked we are with the new jammers. makes us all squishy and moist in all the right places. hope it translates for you too. make time to come see us on this tour. we’ll make it worth your while. follow the map above.

T    O    U    R  –   M    A     Y    2   0  1  7   – all shows with The Besnard Lakes. tix links on the Tour page on this site.

2nd buffalo ny / mohawk place

3rd cambridge ma /  the middle east 

4th brooklyn ny / the bell house

5th philadelphia pa / johnny brenda’s

6th baltimore md / metro gallery

8th carrboro nc / cat’s cradle

9th atlanta ga / the masquerade

10th new orleans la / gasa gasa

11th houston tx / walter’s downtown

12th austin tx / barracuda

13th dallas tx / three links

14th kansas city mo / recordBar

15th chicago il / the empty bottle


20120125-114325.jpgDOPPELGANGERS EP – 7 or so songs from seemingly unlikely artists being given the Test of ‘Times treatment. the TOT treatment. we’ve been burning in the stude working on these jammers and are very stoked for you guys to dig in. these are just a few of the bands we’re not covering : Dangerous Toys, Megadeth, Bang Tango, Crash Test Dummies, the Biebs, Crucifux, Gin Blossoms, Anal Cunt, Burt Bacharach, and many others.

the bands and artists we are covering are wide ranging and occupy deep places within the hearts of each of us. or at least one of us. that was a pre-req to make the list. (see: prerequisite). all will be revealed in the coming weeks as we get artrworked finished up before the tour. some songs are pretty far-stretched reimaginings and others are kinda straight up.

very happy to be to be coming out east to you guys in the states that go like this: OH PA NY DC and MI. you know who you are. go to the tour dates page for ticket links. i’d get em early. hopefully i won’t be crying hateful tears during the show after this dumpter-fire of an election. bring acid and sandwiches. AE

N O V E M B E R R E I G N I N B L O O D –

11.16 cleveland oh @ the Grog Shop w Brave Girls and Lawton Bros

11.17 philadelphia pa @ Ortleib’s w TBA (sick band name)

11.18 new york ne @ Mercury Lounge with Spotlights

11.19 washington dc @ DC9 with Warm Sun

11.20 grand rapids mi @ Pyramid Scheme with Cosmonaut and Glassified


IMG_2408DRUGS R US : being hopped up on hydrocodone following oral surgery has it’s upside; being hopped up on hyrdrocodone. beyond that oral surgery can forever go fuck itself. seriously brutal, gnarly and gruesome stuff. i wish it on no one.

paul malinowski is my old band mate from my old band Shiner and he’s going to help us start laying drum tracks at our studio called Electronical here in Chicago (see: Des Plaines) on Monday August 8th through August 12th. we rocked through the songs last night and we were all pleasantly surprised to find that we quite liked most of them. you know how it goes, you kick out a song at practice, have a few beers, love the fucking song, then a week or two later you’re back at practice and start to play the new awesome tune only to find that it’s now just a pile of hammered dog shit.

but this time we still liked them all. we’ve got about 6 or 7 songs pretty solid and a few more we’re gonna kinda wing.sometimes those are the best. last record Lost Bees, of course, we pieced it together over a year. edited beats, created songs digitally and faxed our parts in. this time it’s more of an organic thing, i think. i hope.

so then after we track all week we will leave for a few dates with a band i’ve long heard of but had never had much contact with. MileMarker. i’m hoping we have our game on because these guys certainly do! then the week after we go out with a band that i know quite a lot about, Molly McGuire. Jason Gerken from Shiner is the drummer and Jason Blackmore is the singer guitarist and also quite a filmmaker.  they rule and have a new record. in fact i’m on one of the songs called Broken Phones. played guitar and sang in fact. ok the dates are:


15 St Louis MO @ Off Broadway with MileMarker

16 Milwaukee WI @ Cactus Club with MileMarker

17 Minneapolis MN @ Triple Rock Social Club with MileMarker

25 Kansas City MO @ Record Bar with Molly McGuire

26 Chicago IL @ Empty Bottle with Molly McGuire

27 Champaign IL @ The Accord with Molly McGuire


really hope you guys can make it out. we will be playing old stuff and won’t make you guys sit through a bunch of songs you don’t know. ok maybe one or two. maybe a cover. who knows. i’m feeling hydrocodony right now so i guess it’s time to gooooooooooo. bye. AE

Fog and Smog


Chicago IL – these three gay caballeros are making music, pressing record, and then preparing to play these recorded items very soon. we are thrilled to be playing our back yard, aka the Epley Bottle, aka the Empty Bottle on February 27th, 2016.

joining the show will be Pelican‘s own Trevor de Brauw and his ragingly beautiful side project called RLYR and Chicago’s own Sequoia, whom some of you may recall recently made a record with me and Eric at our studio, called Electronical. we’ve just relocated to a, uh, new location. more on all that soon and how you can help us to help you in making the best record your band has ever made, on a budget. or not.

ANYWHO, so yes Chris and Eric and I are writing and creating and crafting a worthy follow up to Lost Bees and we’re feeling grandiose. could be the most ambitious record we will have made.

alright, more soon. hugs and drugs. ae