thankful

Things I am Thankful for this morning (in no particular order):

– hot chocolate with whipped cream
– a beautiful kitten purring in my lap
– kickstarter supporters
– inspiring music
– cheesecake
– tyler
– cooler weather
– apple cider
– friendship
– family
– unconditional love

Neulore, Rod Kim, & Tomatoes

Good morning lovely blog readers. Yesterday as you may well know was the first day of Fall! Woohoo!!! Fall is most definitely my favorite season. I think I’ve blogged about this in the past, but I just love the cooler weather, changing leaves, fresh air, and of course all things pumpkin–especially food! Anyhow, it seems that Nashville (and perhaps the rest of the country?) hasn’t received the memo. High temperature yesterday: 94. High temperature today: 95. This is crazy!

Aside from the weather, I thought I’d mention a few things.

Our buddies Neulore released their first EP yesterday. Let me tell you, it’s phenomenal. We had the privilege of listening to earlier versions of the tracks last winter and have eagerly anticipated the ep’s release ever since. You can stream all of the tracks in their entirety and purchase the album at www.neulore.com.

Texas friends! Our buddy Rod Kim is playing a bunch of dates in the DFW area this weekend. Rod is a great songwriter and a hilarious story teller. You can check out his dates/music at www.rodkimrocks.com. He’ll be in Dallas, Tyler, and Allen, TX. We’re hitting the road for Texas tomorrow where we’ll be playing a little private show for some of our kickstarter supporters. We just might try to catch a show. Give me a holler (meaning leave a comment. I don’t think I’ve ever used the word “holler” before)  if you want to meet up!

I’m going to leave you with recipe. It’s tomato season. I’ve been seeing so many lovely looking heirloom tomatoes at the farmers market and grocery store, so the other day I bought one. Heirloom tomatoes are SO good. They have so much flavor. And honestly, buying organic tomatoes is really worth it in my opinion. They have a lot more flavor than the regular tomatoes you find in the grocery store.

Onto the recipe! This is so simple. Take a couple of tomatoes (like I said, I used an organic heirloom tomato the other day, but you can use any tomato) and slice them vertically. Lay the slices flat on a greased pan (cookie sheet or something like that). Sprinkle a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar on the tomatoes. Add salt, pepper, basil and a little bit of cheese. I use either parmesan or ricotta. Roast them in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 350. You want the slices to be thick. If they are too thin they’ll fall apart in the oven. Eat the finished tomatoes with some sort of bread or cracker or with nothing at all. They really are delicious on their own.

Okay, so I must get to real work. We’ve been beefing up our live show with extra instruments so I must practice!

-Jenny

wonderful week…

Hello friends. I write to you from the road. Right now we’re passing through the hills of Virginia on our way home to Nashville! We’re almost to TN and I can’t wait.

The past week has been incredibly busy, but it was really, really awesome at the same time. On Wednesday we drove to Charleston, SC and played a show at MUSC on Thursday night. It was really great being in Charleston. We’d never played there before and Tyler had never even been there. You may already know this, but Charleston is a gorgeous town. AND we had Cheerwine, which is perhaps the most delicious soft drink on the planet. Not that they have soft drinks out in the atmosphere.

Friday we woke up early and drove to D.C. to celebrate the marriage of some of our good friends. The ceremony was really sweet. We played a bunch of music at the reception but joined in the festivities ourselves and met lots of beautiful people. We spent yesterday with Tyler’s parents in DE and today we are wearily making our way home.

So there’s a recap. Nothing important. Just thought I’d share.

We have added a date to the tour! On Nov. 13th we will be at The King’s College in NYC. The college is super cool and meets in the basement of the empire state building! Anyway, the show is open to students and non-students alike ($3/$7) just shoot us an email if you’re not a student and would like to attend. (jennyandtyler@gmail.com)

AND–the new cd officially goes to printing today! Woo!

-Jenny

Roll out…(aka the BIG announcement!)

Happy Thursday to you. Today we are hanging out in beautiful Charleston, SC which is appropriate because we have BIG, BEAUTIFUL, BOUNTIFUL news! (I was just trying to come up with b-adjectives, not sure if any of those adequately describe what you are about to read.)

So here it is:

We will be releasing our new record, Faint Not, via our website on Nov. 16th!  That’s right, beginning Nov. 16th you will be able to order a physical copy of the disc (with immediate digital download) or a digital version exclusively through our website. The album will be available on itunes beginning Nov. 30th.

YAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For those of you who are thinking, wait a second, Nov. 16th seems like a while to wait for such an amazing album (okay, I added the amazing part), never fear. We will have two tracks available for free on Noisetrade for two weeks beginning Nov. 2nd. Be on the lookout! AND we just might (read that as will) start selling the CDs a little early during our upcoming tour.

Here’s where we’re going:

10/8: East Ridge, TN. The Warehouse. 5716 Ringgold Rd. 7pm. $7
10/18-10/19: Wilmore, KY. Asbury University. Details TBD.
10/20: Huntington, IN. Huntington University. Details TBD.
10/21: Columbia, KY. Cafe on the Square. 202 Public Square. 7pm. $5 sugg. donation.
10/25: Normal, IL. Jacob’s Well Church. 304 Jersey Ave. 7pm. Food Drive–bring canned goods for admission
11/5: Washington, DC. Ebenezer’s. 201 F St NE. 8pm. $10. w/ Shane Cooley & Kindlewood
11/6: Hockessin, DE. Wilmington Christian School. 825 Loveville Rd. 7pm. $5 gen adm./$12 adm + CD. Tix will be available through our website. Email us (jennyandtyler@gmail.com) for details.
11/12: Baltimore, MD. Details TBD.
11/13: NYC. Details TBD.
11/16: Walnut Ridge, AR. Williams Baptist College. 80 W. Fullbright Ave. 9pm.
11/19: Allen, TX. Suncreek United Methodist Church. 1517 W. McDermott Dr. Details TBD.
11/20: Abilene, TX. House Show. Email jennyandtyler@gmail.com if you’d like to attend.
11/21: Ft. Worth, TX. Vineyard of Grace Church. 9500 Ray White Rd. 4pm. $5 sugg. donation.
12/1: Cleveland, MS. Details TBD.
12/2: Oxford, MS. Details TBD.
12/3: Clemson, SC. Clemson Presbyterian Church. 346 Old Greenville Highway. Details TBD.
12/13: Estero, FL. House Show. Email jennyandtyler@gmail.com if you’d like to attend.
12/17: Kennett Square, PA. The Kennett Flash. 102 Sycamore Alley. 8pm. $12/$15. With Liz Goodgame. Get tix here.
12/18: Bangor, PA. Red Thread Cafe. 301 Market St. 7pm. $5 sugg. donation. w/ Karena Mia & Jeremiah Dowling.

We are hoping to add a few more dates within the next few days, specifically in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Georgia. If you’re interested in hosting a house show, or have questions about any of the shows listed feel free to email us at jennyandtyler@gmail.com.

We are so so so excited to come and see you guys and for you to hear the new music!

-jenny & tyler

We didn’t die.

Hi friends!

So it’s been a while. I spent the past week traipsing around Seattle and some of Washington’s loveliest small towns with my sister while Tyler was away surfing the powerful waves of Hurricane Earl in New Jersey. As they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder. While we both enjoyed ourselves we are very happy to be back under the same roof in Nashville.

After a week off it’s back to reality, so here we sit pouring over paperwork, listening to mixes until our ears hurt, sending emails and waiting anxiously for replies. Perhaps I’m being a bit dramatic? Yes, I am.

At any rate, we’re busy and enjoying it. We can’t wait to fill you guys in on all of the details about the new record—where and when you can get it—and about our upcoming tour. We’re just waiting on a few confirmations and we’ll get all of the details up for you. I would say to expect dates up by the middle of next week. We’ll let you know!

Just thought I’d check in. I haven’t been baking much, so no new recipes to report. Although I did make a fine pot roast the other night. For another day….

-Jenny