While on tour, A Great Big PIle Of Leaves stopped by a lot of college stations and played acoustic for the airwaves. This song is originally from an older e.p. they did called The Fiery Works II. You can download all their music for free at agreatbigpileofleaves.com. For all the fine folks in New York, you can catch them live at the Knitting Factory on Dec. 4th. Trust me, you will not be disappointed. I’ve seen them play about 20 times and loved every moment of all the shows.
Enjoy this song: Drought of Snow
A Great Big Pile Of Leaves opened up on The Best Tour Ever and it was also their first tour ever. They were a delight to tour with and an amazing live band to watch every night. I wish them all the success they deserve and damnit I’m gonna try and help them as much as I can. Spread the word, copy the cd and pass it around, download the free songs, buy merch, go to live shows and keep this damned music business alive so we can all rock out. We are all in this together… If there is no you, there is no us.
We are excited to present the first ever Popsickle Festival in our hometown, the Twin Cities, on December 18th. We’ll be taking over First Ave and the Entry and presenting an all ages rock-a-thon featuring none other than ourselves, and very awesome special guests: Minus the Bear, Foxy Shazam, Gold Motel, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Now Now Every Children, One for the Team, Gospel Gossip, Take Cover and The Chord and the Fawn. A few more to be announced soon!
Tickets go on sale Saturday, November 13th at noon at all Ticketmaster outlets and the First Avenue box office. The first 100 tickets purchased at the First Ave box office will be specially priced at just $12.50 (two ticket limit). Yes, you read that right. All other tickets are $22.50 in advance.
I’d like to briefly fill you in on the events of the last week as best I can. I have been struck down with some sort of virus that has rendered me voiceless. I tried early on to kill the virus with massive doses of prescribed medicines from a competent doctor, but it was to no avail. The virus has done significant damage. The past couple of shows I tried to sing through the sickness and lack of voice as best I could, but it is to the point now where I can barely even speak. I have been an emotional wreck because of this. I feel much guilt for not being able to perform to the fullest of my capabilities, even though I know it is not entirely my fault. I got sick. It sucks, but it happens. Rather than cancel the tour and go home, the boys of Motion City Soundtrack put their heads together to figure out a short-term solution to this problem. Here’s what we came up with: We asked members of the current tour we are on to fill in for me starting with the Boston date of this tour. Unanimously, the generous boys of Say Anything, Saves The Day, and A Great Big Pile Of Leaves all said they’d all help a brother out. I can’t tell you how relieved I am that this is happening. I feel that this is the best possible solution to the problem at hand and I wanted you to know about it in advance. I really do care what you think and want you to know how much I appreciate all the kind words you’ve said to me over the years and especially at the last few shows even though I couldn’t sing. You are the reason I get to do this for a living and I want to ensure that I am able to do so in the future. That being said, this Boston show is going to be ridiculous! This will be an adventure of rockitude and generosity, the likes of which no human has ever known! Thank you for understanding.
Let me clarify that I will be rocking the fuck out on guitar as hard as I can. I can at least do that much for you good people. Again, thank you from the bottomless pit that has come to be known as my heart.