Hi all, we’re pleased to announce that Blind Pilot will play Austin City Limits Festival on Sunday, October 10. The festival takes place at Zilker Park in Austin, TX on 10/8-10/10. Also playing are bands like Spoon, Vampire Weekend, MIA, Flaming Lips, Band of Horses, Monsters of Folk, and many others. More info and ticketing information here: http://bit.ly/cdGI1t
We’re pleased to announce that Blind Pilot’s iTunes Session EP has been released. The EP, available exclusively on iTunes, includes newly recorded versions of “One Red Thread,” “3 Rounds and a Sound,” and “The Story I Heard,” plus a cover of Gillian Welch’s “Look At Miss Ohio” and an unreleased Blind Pilot original, “Get It Out.” The EP was recorded and mixed by Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, R.E.M., Death Cab for Cutie) this past September in Portland and features all six touring members of the band.
We’re also pleased to announce that Blind Pilot’s iTunes Live EP will be released on December 29th. The EP will be available exclusively on iTunes and includes “One Red Thread,” “3 Rounds and a Sound,” and “The Story I Heard,” plus a cover of Gillian Welch’s “Look At Miss Ohio” and an unreleased Blind Pilot original, “Get It Out.” The EP, which features all six touring members of the band, was recorded over a two-day period this September in Portland and was recorded and mixed by Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, R.E.M., Death Cab for Cutie).
3 Rounds and a Sound on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl is available now in the online store. All purchases come with a digital full album download. Visit the store here: http://bit.ly/5I6Yeh
Listen to Blind Pilot perform live on KEXP in Seattle at 3PST/6EST here: http://kexp.org/
We are coming into the home stretch of what has been a pretty crazy year for Blind Pilot. A lot has changed since our days of riding bikes down the west coast and playing on street corners. We have put on many miles in the van and consequently probably put on a few pounds as well. Successfully getting rid of any muscle that was gained while riding our bikes. Thank goodness as it is giving us a good head start on this year’s holiday season.
Just a couple things we wanted to let you know before we wrap up this tour and 2009. Tickets are still available for the shows listed on the tour page. If you were planning on going to the show in Vancouver, BC, please note that the show has been moved from Media Club to a larger venue, the Biltmore Cabaret. Tickets are still available and all tickets purchased for the Media Club show will be honored.
If we are coming through your town, it will be great to see you again. Information on buying tickets can be found on the tour page.
We’re proud to announce that our December 4th and 5th Portland shows will support two important non-profit organizations: p:ear and the Oregon Food Bank. Proceeds from a limited-edition silk-screen show poster, which you can see below will benefit p:ear, a Portland organization which serves homeless and transitional youth. We are also asking fans to bring non-perishable food items to the shows to benefit Oregon Food Bank, and those that do will be entered into a raffle to win the show poster (we’ll autograph it if you want, but understand if you don’t).
For those of you who have been begging us for more shirts, our online store is growing all the time — please take a moment now and then to check for new items. We recently added a new shirt and hoodie design, which you can see here. For those of you who have been pulling your hair out waiting for 3 Rounds and a Sound on vinyl, you’ll have to pull some more. But… it really is so close. I’ll spare you the dramatic story of why we don’t have it yet, but I am 99% sure it is getting pressed as you read this.
Last, but not least, thank you so much to everyone who has come out and shown support. You have made this an amazing year.
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Proceeds from a limited-edition silk-screen show poster, drawn by drummer Ryan Dobrowski, will benefit p:ear, a Portland organization which serves homeless and transitional youth. Pear martinis will also be sold at both shows with proceeds from the drink sales benefiting p:ear. These benefit shows will be a part of 12 Days of p:ear, a creative arts series which offers support to p:ear during their busiest season.
Blind Pilot will also be supporting the Oregon Food Bank at these shows. Please bring non-perishable food items if you are attending these shows to be entered in a raffle to win a limited-edition, silk-screen show poster.
Tickets for these two Wonder Ballroom shows are still available here.