Kyle, Dave and Shannon are making a special trip to Chicago on Monday February 1st for an evening of music and conversation at DePaul University. The event is part of the DePaul Humanities Center’s In Conversation with Great Minds series. It’s free, all ages and open to the public. The event begins at 7PM and will be taking place in the DePaul Student Center (2250 N. Sheffield Ave, Room 120).
When I was a kid, the Crystal Ballroom–in Portland, Oregon–was about as high a pinnacle to which one could aspire. Our parents used to drive us up from Salem to see bands like Built to Spill and The Get Up Kids, events which, in the mind of a fourteen year-old boy, were enough to sanctify the venue as a sort of holy place.
Today, the fact that my band has actually played at the Crystal Ballroom does not reconcile easily with my early associations. That the stage there has been graced by so many of my musical idols seems to preclude the notion of my ever setting foot on it.
But then life is strange. I am over the moon to present you with Typhoon: Live at the Crystal Ballroom which you can download for free / pay-what-you-want on Noisetrade and Bandcamp. Please forgive the minor muck-ups of the performance–to say we were all a little overwhelmed by the evening would not be an overstatement.
P.S. You can also listen to the album on Spotify.
I’m pleased to present the first installment of Book of Matches, a film project by Matthew Thomas Ross and yours truly. These were filmed and recorded by Matt and I (respectively) between the new year and late spring of 2015. For the sake of suspense, I won’t say too much in the way of preface, though we do strongly suggest that you watch it beginning to end in one sitting (don’t worry, it isn’t very long). And, if possible, wear headphones.
k.m. / 11.03.15
Hey Sports Fans!
Sorry for the radio silence this past year. We’ve been occupying our downtime in various ways: some of us having babies, some of us becoming piano tuner apprentices, all of us enjoying a little break from the trials of the road.
But the conch has been blown. For the past couple months we’ve been back at it—crammed in the proverbial kitchen, cooking up the next big feast. It’s still early and anything can happen, but I can tell you this: it’s a very exciting time for us.
Enough of that though. The whole reason I’m writing is to invite you to help us celebrate our tenth anniversary! That’s right, you guys, come December it will have been exactly ten years since Typhoon’s very first show at the Clinton Street theater, and it just wouldn’t be right if we didn’t mark the occasion with something special.
We’ll be throwing the party at Revolution Hall in SE Portland featuring a bunch of our very favorite musician friends and a special Typhoon set covering the past ten years of material. It’s going to be epic. You should be there.
Tickets go on sale Friday October 9th at 12PM PST, but you can get them on Wednesday at 12PM PST with presale code: POPCORN (not case sensitive)
Kyle got together with Paul and our friend Matt Ross to record this new version of “Prosthetic Love.” It’ll be on our upcoming Record Store Day 7″ that’ll be out April 18th via Roll Call Records.
Big news! April 18, 2015 is Record Store Day and we’re releasing a limited edition 7″ featuring a solo piano version of “Prosthetic Love”, the full version of “Beat and Weathered” and and alternate take of “One Hundred Years”. Only 1000 copies!! We’ll hopefully have a store list closer to April 18th.
We’re super excited to announce the premier of our new music video for “Prosthetic Love” which appeared on White Lighter and the Veronica Mars movie soundtrack!
In addition to playing Outside Lands on August 8th, we just added another show on the 7th! We’re playing an Outside Lands Night Show at California Academy of Sciences. You can have a beer, watch our band, AND learn about science. Best show ever?
Get tickets here.
We’re going on tour with Grouplove and Portugal The Man this September, along with a special show in Redmond on August 10th. The shows all go on sale Friday June 13th, but you can get early presale tickets tomorrow (Thursday June 12) here. Just use promo code: CIVIC
08/10 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Amphitheatre – Tix | Info
09/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Music Park – Tix | Info
09/03 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore (moved from Uptown Amphitheatre) – Tix | Info
09/05 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Horseshoe – Tix | Info
09/09 – Toronto, ONT @ Sound Academy – Tix | Info
09/10 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion – Tix | Info
09/12 – Washington, DC @ Merriweather Post Pavilion – Tix | Info
09/14 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion – Tix | Info
09/16 – New York, NY @ Central Park [Rumsey Playfield] – Tix | Info
We’ll also be doing some of our own headline shows along the way. Tickets for these shows go on sale Friday June 13th.
Looking forward to seeing all of you very soon.