Signs of A New Album to Come – She’s Gonna Take A Picture Too

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She’s Gonna Take A Picture Too

As of last week, it’s been over two years since we’ve released a new album and although we’ve been sharing bits and pieces of new music to come, we haven’t actually released anything. Naturally, that’s been driving us crazy and we’ve decided to change that. On Tuesday October 22nd at 10AM CST  there will be a free stream and pay-what-you-want download of a new single called “She’s Gonna Take A Picture Too.”  We’re really excited to share it with everyone and are pretty sure you’re going to dig it. Fingers crossed.

Although we plan to make this available digitally on Tuesday, we do have it online right now and will be giving out download cards at our show tonight. Just stop by the merch booth and grab ya a card and you’re good.  The show is at One Eyed Jacks and starts at 9PM so if you’re in the area, come through! We’re playing with Moon HoneyNatural Blonde, and Julie Odell. If  that’s not good/soon enough for you, we will be playing it live on WTUL between 4PM and 5PM CST as well. To tune in, turn your radio dial to 91.5 FM or visit wtulneworleans.com.

TAPES Release + SXSWeird

Dear Friends,

We made it.

We’re really proud to release our alternate universe tape version of Coast called “TAPES”. It’s available through Chinquapin Records as a limited edition of 30 cassettes and only 150 downloads, so grab it fast. Check out the release page right here.

We’re also a little bit scared to be taking our first trip down to SXSW! We have a really intense week ahead of us, here’s what it looks like.

FRIDAY 3/11 – New Orleans, LA – FOBURG FEST! @ The Maison [RSVP]
SATURDAY 3/12 – Denton, TX – 35 Conferette Pre-party @ Regular House [RSVP]
SUNDAY 3/13 – Denton, TX – 35 Conferette @ Dan’s Silverleaf w/ The Civil Wars [tixx]
xoxoxo
TUESDAY 3/15 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s w/ Yip Deceiver [RSVP]
WEDNESDAY 3/16 – Austin, TX – SXSW
-1 PM @ Shakespeare’s
-4 PM @ Skanky Possum House w/ Caddywhompus
THURSDAY 3/17 – Austin, TX – SXSW
-5 PM @ Skanky Possum House w/ Candy Claws, Netherfriends, Caddywhompus
FRIDAY 3/18 – Austin, TX – SXSW
-1 PM @ Hotel Vegas w/ Caddywhompus, MyNameIsJohnMichael [RSVP]
-4 PM @ Fado’s Irish Pub w/ Zorch, The Eastern Sea, The Yes Way [RSVP]
-7 PM @ 1809 Woodland Ave #A w/ Futurebirds, Turbo Fruits
SATURDAY 3/19 – Austin, TX – SXSW
-11AM@ Double Down Lounge w/ Cory Brim, Caddywhompus
-5 PM @ 21st Street Co-op w/ Caddywhompus, A Place to Bury Strangers
SUNDAY 3/20 – Austin, TX – cry

Whew.

xoxo
John

1,000 Facebook Fans! Demo of “Alchemy”

Click to download Alchemy

Click to download

Thank you so much for the support!

This is the raw first draft of our song “Alchemy” that Tyler recorded in his room. It’s quite different from the finished product that we now perform.

We plan to release demo versions of songs like this at every 100 Facebook fans we reach! Once we get to 1,100, we will put up another.

Tell your friends and invite them, we want to reward you for helping us!

Some of the next ones could include – “Honey”, “Swamp Thing”, “Rediscovery”, “Seasonality”, “Book God”, even some reallll oldies like “Bearial Ground” or even some songs that we never finished!

Feel free to let us know which ones you’d want to hear the most!

Thanks again so much, all of you.

Love,

Devin and Sun Hotel

Gobble-di-gook


Dear World,

It’s Thanksgiving eve. It’s also 80 degrees outside and I had to put my sweaters away this morning.

We’re going to be celebrating this confusing start to the holiday season tonight by getting down at One Eyed Jacks (615 Toulouse St)! We’ll be playing with MyNameIsJohnMichael for their last show of the year, and we’ve got a lot of party tricks we’ve been practicing all week. The show starts at 10, and it’s $10 at the door. Hope to see you there!

More importantly,

In case you didn’t already know, our favorite Renaissance man Ross Farbe has been making music in his bedroom for a while under the name Native America. His first album “Dancing About Architecture” was just re-released via Park the Van Records with three new unreleased bonus tracks. You can pick it up and read a letter from Ross right here. Give it a listen if you love puppies and double rainbows and everything good in the world.

Happy Turkey!
<3
John

COAST track, “Suburb” up for STREAM & DOWNLOAD!

Check out “Suburb” from our upcoming LP “Coast”! and download it for free!

Suburb
Sun Hotel

The release show is September 24th at One Eyed Jack’s with Caddywhompus and Eastern Sea.

For a download of the track, TWEET! or CONNECT on FACEBOOK

We are all super excited for this show, really too much for it to be describable in words.

Honestly, we don’t know what to expect. All we know is, it’s going to be off the chain. We have worked so incredibly hard to get this album recorded, pressed, and promoted so this September 24th, we are going to let it all hang out.

The show is be presented by our good friends over at Antigravity Magazine who were nice enough to do a write up about the show just the other week. Click here to download the latest issue.

That’s just about it though! Would love to write more but we have orders to keep up with and posters to print! See you the 24th!

(summer) Awesome. / (shows) We’re back! / ($$$) Tour and Album!

1. Summer X has been so good.

2. We’re all finally back in town!

Our first show back together on home turf is this Friday at the Circle Bar w/ Filligar and Alexis Marceaux.

Check out the Facebook event here.

3. We have some seriously exciting stuff going on soon. We just shipped away our full length album to be pressed on vinyl and CDs. It will be coming back to us in September, right in time for our Album Release show on Sept. 24th.

Also, we’re hitting the road again for a short tour $$$$. This tour will undoubtedly be the best week ever. Check out the dates/stops/parties.

Aug 18th – Hammond, LA @ Cate St. Pub. (facebook event)

Aug 19th – Lafayette, LA @ Grant St. Dance Hall (facebook event)

Aug 20th – Baton Rouge, LA @ Red Star  AND  Folsom, LA @ $afari Partyyy

Aug 21st – Jackson, MS @ Ole Tavern

Aug 22nd – Tallahassee, FL @ DARR FEST X (Spencer Darr’s b-day bonanza)

Aug 23rd – Tuscaloosa, AL @ Egan’s Bar (extreme dart tournament)

Aug 24th – New Orleans, LA @ Oz on Bourbon St. <3<3 (facebook event)

Also, I will be posting videos/blogs again for each of the tour dates, get jacked.

This is gonna be awesome.

dev

Our debut LP, “Coast”!

Well here it is, folks. Our first real baby boy album, “Coast”, is on its way and almost here.

We will be releasing the album digitally (mp3 downloads), on CD in some eco-packs, and hopefully on vinyl, as you probably are aware of from our landing page with the kickstarter project.

This album is very special to us. Written, loved, played, recorded, engineered, designed (artwork), all by the Sun Hotel team, we watched this from when it took its first step to now as its all grown up and ready to start shaving and breaking hearts.

We’re planning to release it sometime in September!

Oh, by the way, if you missed it, you can stream a song “Suburb” off the album on our landing page.

luv

Devin

Full Length, Summer Tour, More Videos, DVD

Through the fog and haze of the last 2 days of finals, I envision us feeling like this right about now.

Just wanted to lay down the juicy deets for the big deals that we’re up to these next few months:

  • We’re recording our first full length album next week! I’m not sure how much I’m at liberty to spill about it but know that it’s gonna get super real.
  • We’re just about done booking our summer tour, and will post the dates soon. We’re goin’ up the east coast to B.O.M.B. Fest and back.
  • Along with that tour, you can look forward to my craft of the daily videos and blogs for each day of tour so you can stay tuned in the real time action in our ventures. See the last tour here.
  • Along with the full length recording, I’ll be doing a lot of filming in there as well. However, this will be a more long-term production, a full cohesive documentary of the recording, and will be released as a DVD most likely with the release of the album, later.

If that’s not enough to get you super-jacked I dunno what is.

As far as short-term news about shows:
This Friday, May 7th, in Baton Rouge at the Red Star with We Landed On the Moon
and
our tour kick off show in New Orleans will be…
Saturday, May 22nd, at the Maison with Giant Cloud and The Hot Plates

oh yes

Devin

NEW MUSIC!

TeamSpiritAyo!

Just like the goodole’ heading said, we got it!

Had an EP release show last night at The Maison on Frenchman with High In One Eye and New Grass Country Club and things went great!

If you were at the show you already grabbed a CD free but for all of those who missed out but still would like to hear the stuff we dun put it online!!!! So yeah, let’s do this. Click here for your free download of “Team Spirit.”