Time out for fun!

Howdy folks!

Time for a semi-regular/dependably irregular SLATES update? Methinks so!

First off, I’ve gotta say I’m upset with the Winnipeg Jets decision to incorporate militarism into their new logo. Not stoked. There are enough people paying lip service to Canadian Forces these days, you’d think such a blatant appropriation of a major league sports team would be a little over the top? Not so. I can’t even see an AC/DC concert without having to endure patriotic screams that accompany the preshow flyby. Kim Thayil is dubious…

Anyways, there are more important matters to get to. Specifically, we put out two tasty new jams with our friends Stalwart Sons last month.

Nice eh? I thought so anyways. Contact the fine folks at Revolution Winter if you’d like a copy!

Second up, we’re two weeks away from heading out on our first European tour. This should be a gooder! Unfortunately, guitar slasher Mighty Romeo (aka Erico Suave) won’t be able to join us this time around. But fortunately (and previously mentioned?), we’ve enlisted Falklands’ rasta Lee pon de bass and Stef’ll rock the gitter this time around. Songs are sounding great and we’re even going to try rehearsing a Joy Division tune for this one. Dates below! Please get in touch if you can help us out on the ones we’ve still got available.

T8/23 – Bonn, DE @ BLA Bornheimerstr w/ Not on Tour
W8/24 – Hameln, DE @ AZ Walke w/ Not on Tour
Th8/25- Darmstadt, DE @ JuKuZ Oetinger Villa w/ Not on Tour
F8/26 – Amsterdam, NL? (Available)
S8/27 – Berlin, DE? (Available)
Sn8/28- Sight seein’.
M8/29 – Find vegan donairs, James knows where.
T8/30 – Drivin’.
W8/31- Freiburg, DE @ Slow Club
Th9/1 – Schaffhausen, CH @ Bandraum Neustadt w/ Plain Zest
F9/2 – Luzern, CH @ Club Sedel w/ Beggars and Gentry & Plain Zest
S9/3 – Forli, IT @ Open Air 2011, Officina 52
Sn9/4 – Ljubljana, SI @ Menza
M9/5 – Tuzla, BA @ (cancelled, bummer!)
T9/6 – Sarajevo, BA @ Fis Kultura
W9/7 – Zadar, HR @ Studentski Klub
Th9/8 – Zagreb, HR @ Attack! (AKC Medika)
F9/9 – Zagreb, HR @ Rock Club Time
S9/10 – Vienna, AT @ EKH
Sn9/11- Budapest, HU @ Szabad AZ A
M9/12 – Have you heard Ted Leo covering Tears for Fears? It rules.
T9/13 – Gyor, HU @ titkos helyszĂ­n w/Watch My Bag & Fuck Like Bunnies
W9/14 – Wroclaw, PO @ Falanster
Th9/15- Prague, CZ @ 007 w/Like Rats on a Sinking Ship & Astpai
F9/16 – Munich? Berlin? Hamburg? (Available!)
S9/17 – Passau, DE @ Zeughaus w/Der Steinkopf

Wouldn’t you know it, PunkRadioCast put one of our sets up in it’s entirety!

Lastly, Eruo-tour kickoff, prairie style!

Aug. 19th – Edmonton @ Wunderbar w/PeAKs and the Cliffs

Aug. 20th – Calgary @ the Area w/Suicidal Cop & Book of Caverns