Hi Folks. We wanted to share this great video from the good people of Live & Breathing of us performing “Adeline of the Appalachian Mountains.” It’s currently the featured video at their website alongside other acts like Dr. Dog, Damien Jurado, and Califone. This video was filmed in Happy Valley, Oregon at the Pickathon Music Festival. The setting is an old pump house up in the woods at the festival site. Our campsite was just a stone’s throw away from here.
Also, we wanted to remind you once again of the slew of Fall tour dates we currently have up at our SHOWS page.
Here are a couple of posters from the first two shows:
Hi Folks! We wanted to let you know we’ve got a bunch of new dates posted on our SHOWS page. You can find all the pertinent details there, but here’s where we’ll be:
09-20 – Athens, OH – Casa Cantina
09-21 – Morgantown, WV – Gene’s
09-22 – Toledo, OH – Ottawa Tavern
09-23 – Youngstown, OH – Cedar’s Lounge
10-05 – Dayton, OH – Omega Music (Dayton Music Festival)
10-06 – Dayton, OH – Canal Street Tavern (Dayton Music Festival)
11-01 – Columbus, OH – The Tree Bar
11-02 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
11-03 – Washington, DC – The Dunes
11-04 – Phoenixville, PA – Steel City Coffeehouse
11-06 – Albany, NY – Red Square
11-07 – New Haven, CT – BAR
11-08 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
11-09 – Peace Dale, RI – Roots Hoot House Concerts
11-10 – New York, NY – The Slipper Room(early show)
In addition, we wanted to share with you the incredible photos that were taken by Connie Ward from our show in Spring Green, Wisconsin at The Shitty Barn. This was one of our favorite shows of all time. The people of Spring Green have a good thing going on. You can see the photo album here at their Facebook page (no login required to view).
Lastly, here’s our KEXP video from the Pickathon Music Festival for you all to see in case you missed it:
Neko Case never did end up playing bongos with the band, nonetheless, Southeast Engine had a true hoot at Pickathon 2012. Along with Neko, favorite performances included Cass McCombs, Phosphorescent, Robert Ellis, Thee Oh Sees, Doug Paisley, Blitzen Trapper, and more.
Out on the road, on August 10th, we got to celebrate the birthday of SEE keyboardist Billy Matheny. We tried to buy him some Finnish pastries in Minneapolis, but he would hear none of it. He’s a true gentleman. In addition, bassist Jesse Remnant won a whale steak and sulphured pineapple for getting Alaska and Hawaii in the “Collect All 50″ license plate game.
Great praise continues to roll in for Southeast Engine, including a phenomenal piece by Andrew Gilstrap of PopMatters called “Fear and Hope in the Great Depression,” as well as a beautiful acoustic video of “Ruthie” (off SEE’s Canary). The video was filmed live at Pickathon by the kindhearted badasses of KEXP in Seattle. The PopMatters article addresses the themes of both Canary (2011) and its companion EP Canaanville(2012). Pretty good for a digital-only EP. Fun!
To boot, the band had some wonderful new photos taken by the wildly talented Alison Vagnini while they were touring through Denver, CO en route to Pickathon. The first is up there for all to see.
Below is a smattering of press on the “Canaanville” EP. You can purchase it here via Misra Records. As always, thanks so much for your support!
Our new EP entitled Canaanville is out today via Misra Records. You can purchase the EP at the Misra Store. They’re offering special deals where you can get a digital download of the EP with the purchase of our new t-shirt or a purchase of our most recent full-length Canary. You can also find the EP today in digital format from Misra or at all your on-line stores like I-Tunes, Amazon, etc. Thanks for your support!
Beyond the release of the EP, the band is out on tour right now. We are currently out on the West coast with dates up the coast including the Pickathon Music Festival (Neko Case, Blitzen Trapper, Phosphorescent, etc.) before doing dates on the way back to the Midwest. View full tour dates and details at the band’s website.
Also, we are pleased to announce that Daytrotter has recently posted the encore session of Southeast Engine. The band does a rare performance of The Carter Family’s “Worried Man Blues” along with a couple tunes from Canary and the early classic “Stranded in the Heartland.” The painting rendition of the band alone is worth checking out. Check out the session here.
Thanks again for all your support friends! We couldn’t do this without you.
We are pleased to announce the posting of our encore Daytrotter session. Thanks to all the folks at Daytrotter for their support of the band. In fact, here’s a tweet they posted today: “These @SoutheastEngine guys are incredible. Hope you love their encore session as much as we do!!”
We are looking forward to another future session.
Also, this LA website BestNewBand.com posted an interview with Southeast Engine’s Adam Remnant today as well. They discuss touring, Pickathon, Southeast Ohio, potential future musical directions, and asking Dairy Queen to make a custom Blizzard.
Also, just a reminder: SEE’s new Canaanville EP – a 4-song appendix to 2011′s Canary - arrives next Tuesday, July 31. You can purchase it as a t-shirt album here (new SEE shirt + download of EP).
Plus, A SEE Pickathon tour commences this Friday, 7/27. The band plays in the midwest, west, then midwest once more en route to and from the festival. In addition to SEE, this year’s Pickathon lineup includes Neko Case, Blitzen Trapper, Phosphorescent, and more. SEE you out there!