Yo! Been a minute since I posted something. We’ve been in the midst of a major transition the last few weeks, as we have been working hard to bring in our new drummer, Derek Swink. Derek is originally from Michigan and has lived in LA for the last couple of years, teaching and playing drums. We’re EXTREMELY excited to have him on, and know that it will be a great fit.
Over the last month or so, I’ve been making a bunch of weekend trips to various cities, most recently to DC and Boston. In DC, I had the incredible opportunity to open up for Andy Suzuki and the Method. Friends came out and it was a blast. We’ve got a bunch of stuff lined up, including an acoustic EP, more shows, and a solo tour announcement. PEACE!
12/5 Postcrypt Coffee House (Columbia), New York, NY (solo)
12/7 Meatlocker, Montclair, NJ (solo)
12/12 The Nest (house), Philadelphia, PA (FULL BAND)
12/13 Electric Maid, Washington, DC (solo)
12/14 Mojo 13, Wilmington, DE (solo)
We are proud to present you with our third official music video! ”Willis Ave” was directed by the very talented Jon Leyton. Thanks much to my parents for letting us take over their house for an entire Sunday. Enjoy! -Connor
Yo! Hello from Oberlin, OH. It’s been a total of three shows since I left for the Northeast/Midwest leg of this tour, and it’s been nothing but good times and questionable choices. Dave and Eric joined me for the first two nights in Boston and Albany before heading back to NYC. The local Beantown crowd seriously came out and supported some talented acts including our friends in Box of Birds and Pulitzer Prize Fighter. It was so much fun teaming up with those dudes and girls for a night of very loud music. Albany rocked hard and we had the pleasure of being served a home cooked dinner from Eric’s mom. Ohio came through once again, as I ran into friends old and new at the show in Canton. I’m off to Chicago today (8/13) to meet up with the talented Conor Walsh of Fin-Folsom. Thanks to everyone for the support, and be sure to check out our recently released single, “I’m Drunk, She’s Sober”. Peace!
Friends, it’s been an incredible summer. After working at a Mandarin Chinese language camp for a month, I had the great pleasure of working with Michael Chiu again on another music video. We were able to take over a fast food joint for an entire afternoon and shot into the early hours of the AM. After that, I flew to the Bay Area for a run of five shows. As always, California treated me extremely well, as these shows keep getting better and better. Thanks to all for a great week.
It’s with great pride to announce that our second LP, “Girls”, will be released on August 26th, 2014. We are extremely stoked to share these tunes. Thanks for the incredible support.
Still a lot of shows left this summer! Hope to see you on the road. Take care.
I feel extremely lucky that I have been given so many amazing creative opportunities. Co-producing this video was one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had. Thank you all so much for the support.
2014 continues to be our most prolific year yet. We have made so many unbelievable strides as a band and it’s all thanks to our incredible support system. Thank you so much.
Like many bands, we too have had our fair share of lineup changes, as members have come and gone. I’ve spent the entirety of April bringing our new bassist and guitarist up to speed, and they have exceeded expectations. There is a new and wonderful energy that has come with these gentleman, and I’m so excited to see how it plays out on stage and in the studio.
On May 11th we’re in Brooklyn to finish up our second full-length record. It’s still blows my mind every time I put that together. It’s been a wild two years and we’re so proud of these new tunes.
In late May we will be releasing the music video for “Girls”. This video was shot back in March when I was on my solo West Coast tour. We grabbed some beautiful footage, and I cannot wait to show you all.
This June we will be releasing two new songs that will also be on our full-length record while also gearing up for another music video shoot. I’ll also be sending out a stupid amount of emails to booking agents, bloggers, and labels as we continue to spread that good Dizzy Bats word. Thanks, all.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost three years since I started this project. Over those three years, there have been lineup changes and additions, relocations, and drastic life decisions. Needless to say, it has come with its fair share of challenges and frustrations. When you are passionate about something, it tends to consume your life, which can be a blessing and a curse. There are times when it all seems so intense, and I just want to get away from it for a second. That has proven to not be possible as I continue to live and breathe this project.
Touring is ultimately a way for me to meet new and amazing people while doing what I love. This was the first tour where new friends and fans that I had met at shows on previous tours, came out again to support. Growing up, I had always dreamed about having these loyal and dedicated fans, so to see that become a reality is surreal. None of this would be possible without this unbelievable support system that continues to grow from coast to coast.
I would like to personally thank anyone who helped out on this tour. Those who fed, drank, and clothed us, those who came out to any one of the seven shows, my charming and beautiful tour mates, Rob Coonrod and Lucy Arnell, and everyone at home and around the country who passed on their good vibes. This has been a crazy three years of extreme highs and lows, but I feel so blessed that I have the opportunity to continue on this journey with you. So many thanks.