Hello, here are some things that I’ve been up to. Banner Pilot just released our third full length album Heart Beats Pacific, on Fat Wreck Chords. Go learn more, or check out a couple sample songs. We also just completed a tour out east and down south with our buddies Dead to Me, and will be heading out to the west coast in January. Dates and info are over at Bannerpilot.net.

Gateway District demoed some songs last month and we’re hoping to write a new full length over this winter. That seems like an attainable goal. It’s sounding pretty good so far. Don’t forget that we released an album earlier this year that you can still check out. Here’s an iTunes link, or get the CD/vinyl from Interpunk, among other places.

I’m about halfway done with a new book but I’m not really sure if I want to do it fanzine-style (ie, just a bunch of stories collected together) or if I should try to meld it into a single story/narrative/whatever. I’ve also been working on new Banner Pilot songs… it’s been really back burner since we wrapped up in the studio, but I’m hoping to devote more time to it soon. Hell, it snowed today for the first time of the season: soon enough there won’t be anything to do but sit around and write music while the outdoors is cold and dark and sorta crushingly terrible. So, I guess I have that to look forward to.

OK, I think that’s all for now! -Nate