summertime and the slackers are just starting to stir from our post
europe/nyc-bowery ballroom vacation. We have been working on
finishing cover tracks for upcoming releases in Japan and for the
download label, Whatevski.org. For Japan on the Ska In the World
Label, we are releasing a cd and 45, called 'Ganbare.' For Whatevski,
we will be releasing a digital download tenatively titled, 'slackers
radio.' Both versions are going to have some overlap in terms of songs
but each will still have a couple things different. They both should
be coming out around the end of the summer.
As mid-July rolls around we are going to start gigging again. First up
will be Newport, RI and then Long Branch, NJ.
Then we are doing a lightning quick southern california weekend. Highlights will be a free show on the Santa Monica Pier, a house of blues appearance in anaheim, and the casbah in San Diego.
We come back to our annual booze cruises. I think we've been doing NYC for around 8-9 years now. This will be our 3rd time in Boston.
And then we are off again as the summer winds down and we get into fall. In one of our craziest routings, we will be doing back-to-back, Japan, the Pacific Northwest, and then Alberta, Canada. Later on in the fall, we will be doing a sustained run of the midwest and eastern canada.
See you out there! Much love to everyone. Its been a great 20th year so far.