Monday, June 14, 2010

Surprise visit!

So earlier today I'm upstairs in my room and Dave yells, "Come down, I have a surpise for you!" Low and behold, Pierce is outside our house! We haven't seen Pierce since Ieper Fest last August (a very long time to go without seeing someone after spending almost a year in a van together!) since he lives 10 hours away, however, he had to drive to NJ for work (to deliver rubber bands...) and decided to drop by. We all joked about last year's tour for a few hours, downed some vegan cheesesteaks at Govinda's and cupcakes/brownies from Whole Foods, and then we had to say goodbye again. Best surprise. BEST DUDE!

(Pierce, me, and Dave on South St.)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


So the other day I'm chatting with a friend on facebook (btw, add us!) and he says, "So I heard Kingdom broke up, that's a bummer..."

Now this is surprising to me as we're in the midst of writing a new record that we''ll be recording this summer, working non-stop to save money to record and print shirts and pay rent for the months we're gone on tour (which will be US later this year, and other continents next year- which means we're saving for plane tickets, too.)

"How did you get this gross misinformation?", I ask him. He tells me that a friend of his mentioned it in casual conversation. As in, "Yeah, work sucks, I've been hitting up the gym, and did you hear that Kingdom broke up?"

Then a few days later I'm catching up with a friend on the phone, telling him about our new record and he asks if we're going to tour. I'm like, "duh dude" and he jokes, "Only in Europe though, right?"

So Dave and I get talking about all this and we decide that the average hc kid, my friends included, think of bands in terms of what they've done in the last 6 months. The kid that thought we broke up probably hadn't seen us play for the last 6 months (since our last US tour was last spring), so he just assumed that our band was over. (Seriously, if a band is not playing the pacific northwest every 3 months that's the only logical conclusion you could draw, right?) And then my friend, who's a little more up to date on what we do, knows that 6 months ago we were on tour in Europe, but now in his mind this is the only place we go. Ever. (Makes total sense.)

So to clear things up:

We are not broken up.
We are writing a new record right now. (5 songs are currently written- we'll be putting 4 on a 7")
Our next tour will be this fall in America.
Then (hopefully) South America over the winter.
And sometime in 2011, we'll tour Europe.

ps. The 9 Lives 7"  is streamable here if you want to listen to it.