We are happy to announce that we will be doing a WEST COAST US tour in late June. The dates and information are listed under shows to the right. Some of the shows have already been getting close to sold out, so if you are interested in attending, you might want to look into tickets if they are available for the show near to you. Many shows are just door ticket sales. We are also excited to let you know that last year’s EP, THE CALLING, has been mastered and is being pressed on a vinyl 12″ 45 by No Idea Records. We will have those at these upcoming shows and they will be available through No Idea as well after the tour!
Theo and Ryan will be joining Toby Foster on a three week acoustic tour in mainland EUROPE in July. Those dates are also posted under upcoming shows and will be updated as they get closer. They will be playing piano, acoustic guitar and bass and playing versions of songs by DEFIANCE, OHIO, NANA GRIZOL + HIGH DIVE.
Besides these upcoming tours, Theo has been busy taking classes at Seattle Central Community College. He’s currently wrapping up an Anatomy class in which he learned about the nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and digestive systems. He’s excited to learn a language for talking about what’s going on in there. As for other linguistic pursuits, he’s been taking a fun class about novels. He’s down to discuss Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway or Louise Erdrich’s Tracks in particular. Otherwise, Theo has been hanging out with some cool kids at an after school program, going to fun shows sometimes, and enjoying Seattle’s divine May weather. He plans to move east in the fall to continue academic pursuits, with a focus on sustainable development.
Ryan has been quite consumed for the past couple years serving food at a Bloomington vegetarian restaurant, that he runs with Toby Foster, The Owlery. (https://www.facebook.com/theowleryrestaurant) After being open for about two and a half years, he is very excited to get a break for these tours. Ryan’s other band, HIGH DIVE, released a new online EP, These Are Days, on June 7th. You can listen to that here..
You can follow all the tours this summer on Ryan’s instagram, @mrryanwoods
Will has been living at an all analogue recording studio for the past few years on the south side of Bloomington, in the historic McDougal Garden’s neighborhood, called Magnetic South, which also functions as a record label, specializing in esoteric rock n’ roll records and tapes. For a more comprehensive insight into the output of Magnetic South, please refer to www.magneticsouthrecordings.org He has also been known to play bass or psychedelic viola with Thee Open Sex, an enigmatic ensemble of tranced-out rhythm & blues enthusiasts. To become familiar with their output, please visit www.theeopensex.bandcamp.com and watch out for upcoming shows and recorded efforts. Purple 7 is an outlet for his songwriting ambitions and a petri dish for the artistic ambitions of the trio of songwriters involved. At times quiet and winsome, also familiar with the primal beats of the Misfits or, say, the Ramones, and with an enduring commitment to the traditions and harmonies of classic rock. www.basementpop.bandcamp.com
Geoff has been living in Chicago and playing music in a band called Hinged. They’re finishing up their first self-recorded project. He’s also been working as the lead developer for, Floodlight, a web-based community storytelling project based in Denver and has helped organized the Webmaking track at this summer’s Allied Media Conference. This past weekend, Geoff participated in Chicago MigraHack where he was part of a team that built Illinois in the ICE Age, a data visualization exploring the detention of migrants brought into ICE custody in Illinois and the connections between the criminalization of migration and the prison industrial complex.
BZ has been living, working and making homebrew beers in Bloomington. She has recently returned from travel in Central America where she was seeing sights and working on her Spanish.
Hope to see you at the shows! xo. DEFIANCE, OHIO