I’ll be in Europe for part of August and September with Banner Pilot– very excited; check out the dates and buy tickets here. Western Europe, UK, Russia, and the Ukraine. Should be a lot of fun. If you live over there, hope to see you. I’ll try to do a tour diary of some sort, either while we’re there or when we get back, so check out the Banner Pilot site for that.
Also, wrapped up a new Gateway District album a few weeks ago— I think it turned out pretty great; a little different than our first couple records but not a radical, ill-advised departure or anything. Album title, release date, etc to be determined.
Working on new Banner Pilot stuff, too. Have 6 new songs that are still only partially formed, but seem promising. Sometimes you know in the back of your head that the songs kind of blow, but you think, “Well, this will get better along the way” even though you only half believe that. But these 6 songs actually seem solid right out of the gate. So that’s a good sign.