we're actually in friggin gorgeous North Carolina today. played in Athens, GA last night at Go Bar. great show. LOVE athens. wish we could go there wayyyy more often than we do.... sweet show in Atlanta the night before at The Drunken Unicorn and on Monday we played with fellow Northwesterners Past Lives (former Blood Brothers and much cooler than i expected!!) in Charlotte, NC at a cool pirate bar we played a couple times back in 2008 called Snug Harbor. it's a rad place. been a fun week of shows so far for sure. playing in Asheville, NC tonight and all the trees have exploded in bright greens since we were here two weeks ago. so pretty.
it got really hot here in the Southeast on Monday — mid to high 80s — and all the plant life that had been lying mostly dormant still sprung to life and has been exploding pollen all over. layers on everything. been crazy. highest pollen count in forever is the word. pretty wild.
other highlights of this week: we thoroughly cleaned the van inside and out (photos below) on Tuesday which feels grrrrrreat — nice and clean and smells much much better. Day 43 / 80 today. and yes, playing a benefit for the Sunlight Foundation in Washington DC a week from today. tax day. Thursday, April 15th. they're a non-profit working for more transparency in government — a cause we're 100% behind. we're excited to be teaming up with them for this event. and love the video that Noah Kunin put together using the graphic and poster created by Santiago Uceda. hilarious.
hope all is well back home. we're in Asheville for three days and then we'll begin moseying northward.