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Happy 2014!

By dave

Thanks so much for all the support we received on tour last year and with the Big Tunes fundraiser. 2013 was a hell of a year, we got to Europe, all over the USA, Canada, Japan, and an extender tour of Europe. Including a couple places for the 1st time like Hawaii! We are gonna have to work hard to top it!

Speaking of Big Tunes, we have been busy finishing those rewards. We are currently about halfway through. We have just received the Vinyl Bed Is A Boat Eps which should be followed in around a month by the Wasted Days Double LPs. The Lyrics Book and DVD are also in the final stages of production. We are hoping to get all this stuff done and out to you in early 2014 so we can move on to new things for 2014! If you want to find out the status of your individual order drop a line to support@bigtunes.zendesk.com

Something we were able to do because of the Big Tunes support is make a proper music video for the first time in a couple years. We did it for MY BED IS A BOAT and it was directed by Mr. Sam Gursky of 'Brooklyn Rocksteady' fame. Check it out here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_Ye2U64LQI&feature=youtu.be

So what else we doing...oh yeah....we got a very active tour schedule coming up. First up, we are hitting some places that we didn't visit last year like Florida, Texas, Arizona..Missouri...and some places that we have hit in a decade like New Mexico and El Paso, Tx...and some places we never played like Kansas City, Missouri. We are trying to spread the love around and get outside our usual tour circuit.

This doesn't mean that we are forgetting our old standbys. We got 2 day stands at Churchills in Miami and a 2 day stand at the Flamingo Cantina in Austin....well, you can read the tour ittinerary as well as I can, so check it out.

After we get done with our current batch of releases, we are gonna be releasing some more new music. We have been recording with Vic Axelrod aka Ticklah at his studio in Brooklyn, so at some point, maybe towards the end of 2014, we will have some more new music being released.

Thanks so much for your support last year, let's make 2014 even better. See ya out there!

My Bed Is A Boat

By dave

Hi guys,

This November the Slackers are out on tour in Europe. We are gonna be hitting Holland, the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, and Belgium. This is gonna be our only European tour for a while so don't miss this chance to see us out on the road. We are going to several places like Paris, Marseilles, and Rome that usually are not on our tour ittinerary.
Once again, our end of the tour party is gonna be in Sittard, Netherlands on November 24th with our traditional tour ending show at Ernestos.

We are gonna have a envelope CD version of the new EP of MY BED IS A BOAT at the Slackers' Merch table this tour. We are also gonna have limited amounts of the 45 and International War Criminal LP reissue/repackage. Plus a bunch of new tshirt designs and other items, so check out the table on this tour.

To hear some tunes from MY BED IS A BOAT go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdtEA03t-ug&feature=youtu.be

We also just shot footage for a proper video for "MY BED IS A BOAT" and this should be coming out in 2-3 weeks.

After europe, we are gonna be finishing out the year with a "holiday tour" of the east coast including stops in New Jersey, Brooklyn, Boston, Philly, and Baltimore.



Slackers Pan-Pacific Tour

By dave

So its fall and the Slackers are back on the road again.
We got a lot of gigs coming up between now and the end of the year.
In September, We will be hitting Hawaii for the 1st time, then playing California, Nevada, Colorado, and Utah before winging across the Pacific to Japan.

In October, we are playing the Montreal Ska Fest and playing some east coast gigs in New York and Delaware.

Oct 30 - November 24 will be our European tour for 2013. We are playing the UK, Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Spain, Italy, and Switzerland.

In December, we will finish out the year with our holiday show in Brooklyn at the Bell House, and we will also be playing several other east coast shows.

Thanks so much for all the support we received on for our "SUMMER OF BIG TUNES" fundraiser!!! It was really amazing how many of you helped us out. Thanks so much. You really helped the band with getting a whole bunch of new and old music out!

We are done with production for the 45 of My Bed Is a Boat and the limited edition CD-EP already. We are about to start production of the LP-EP and that should be ready in around a month. The Lyrics book will go to printing next week. We are working on the art for the Wasted Days Double LP and DVD and those should get done by mid-october.
We will send those out to supporters as we complete the orders. In the meantime, the download version of My Bed Is A Boat will become available through Big Tunes any day now.

We will have limited amounts of these items at the Slackers' Merch Table as they become available as well.

The Japanese version of the CD-EP is also becoming available next week I believe.

Once again, thanks to everyone for the support! Its been a long journey and we still have a ways to go!


By dave

Hi everybody, we have just begun our fundraiser/presale for a whole bunch of new releases. It is on www.bigtun.es, the same people who have been doing Whatevski Records.

We got new vinyl and new cd-ep for MY BED IS A BOAT! These are a bunch of recordings we did with TICKLAH aka Victor Axelrod at his studio in Brooklyn.

We got a repackaging of WASTED DAYS as a double lp. Originally the LP and CD versions of Wasted Days were completely different. Now you can have both on vinyl!

We also got an official Slackers lyrics book, a new live DVD from our recent secret show, custom dubplates, and "the Slackers will record your song." To get more info go to https://bigtun.es/projects/index/7

So gigging wise, we have coming up the Slackers annual NYC booze cruise, a week in New England with a festival in Quebec. We take August off and come back with a big west coast/Japan run in September!

Thanks for the support and see you at the shows.

Slackers are back in 2013

By dave

Hi everyone! Nice to be getting back on the road. We are going to be hitting a bunch of places in the US and Canada first. New england, the southeast, pacific notrhwest, new jersey, and the midwest.

Plus we just went into the studio and have been working towards a new series of releases that should start coming out around june.

Also, the slackers complete lyrics book is coming together and should be out in the next months.

Thanks for the love.

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