hey everyone! so i just uploaded the entire velvet crayon catalog to velvetcrayon.bandcamp.com! come by, check it out, have a listen, download some stuff. hoping to have an online store up by the end of next week.

check out the new velvet crayon music video!

hey kids! so i’ve been saying for a while (at least a couple years) that i was going to redesign velvetcrayonDOTcom.. well.. it’s up! and you’re looking at it! still fleshing it out a bit (will have the entire velvet crayon catalog up on bandcamp / linked through here by the end of the month hopefully). let me know if you have any suggestions on things. yeah!

*big news coming soon, we’ve hinted at it already but i guess i can say it here: VELVET CRAYON TOUR! MAY 2013: THE LIMITED EDITION TOUR. yes! here are the dates / locations we are looking at. if you could help us with a show, suggestion for a show or are in a band and want to play with me while we’re (maryn & i.. and angela for part of the tour) on the road, let me know / email us (velvetcrayon@gmail.com)! here’s the dates / locations:

Saturday, May 11th: Washington DC SHOW
Monday, May 13th: Asheville, NC SHOW
Tuesday, May 14th: Nashville, TN SHOW
Wednesday, May 15th: Louisville, KY SHOW
Thursday, May 16th: Champaign, IL SHOW (*)
Friday, May 17th: Champaign, IL SHOW (*we’re game to play either day in Champaign or potentially even both?)
Saturday, May 18th: Chicago, IL SHOW
Sunday, May 19th: Detroit, MI SHOW
Monday, May 20th: Cleveland, OH SHOW
Tuesday, May 21st: Pittsburgh, PA SHOW
Thursday, May 23rd: Brooklyn, NY SHOW
Friday, May 24th: PHILLY HOME!!! JR’S Bar SHOW
*UPDATE (4/10/13): so the tour has been delayed till 2014, more info about why can be found on this blog post, tour update & other upcoming happenings*

thanks! see you soon!

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an upcoming summer velvet crayon release, “room 1227b, silverstein” ep.

thanks everyone for coming to the jr’s show last night! thanks to everyone who played and listened and danced and laughed and drank. it was a fun night. working on lots of velvet crayon projects, more info soon.. 2012 = productive shade of crayon. roar.

hey! i’m playing a show on saturday, march 24th @ jr’s bar (facebook event) with the penniless loafers, thee our fathers & slutever. show starts at 9pm. it’s $5. i’m going to have some merch for sale! some cd-r’s, the brown koala stickers & some new stickers.

hello there! it’s been a long long while and i’m sorry about that. it’s a new year! i’m working on a lot of velvet crayon related things. i’ve strayed for a while working on side projects (which will be posted online this spring) but now it is time to get back to velvet crayon!

sneak peak of some of the things in the works. i am going to be playing shows again! yes, you heard me right and the first one will be on march 17th march 24th @ jr’s bar in south philly (more details coming soon – the line up is still being confirmed).

i’m also getting back to recording. there’s a few definite velvet crayon recording projects that are going to be released before the summer. one is a full length titled “ampersand imperfecta”. another is an ep that was recorded last year while i was stuck in bed and it’s called “room 1227b, silverstein”. mr adam x. storm helped release that on cassette tape which will feature a free download of the ep. another release is going to be an ep of velvet crayon playing heatsleeve songs (heatsleeve rocks!). there may be some other projects as well (maybe the childrens album-as an ep? maybe a live album?), we’ll see.

also, there is going to be a major overhaul of velvetcrayonDOTcom so that you will be able to download every velvet crayon release! promise!

that’s all for now.. oh, i guess i should explain the reason for the image above, well, i am going on a grand adventure to the lovely state of illinois for a little over a week to visit some friends and such. i’ll take lots of pictures and probably post a bunch on here. going to try to bring an ukulele so i can write while i’m out there.

i’ll try to update more and even post a song before i leave on my trip. cheers!


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thanks to everyone who came to the show, played at the show & helped with the show saturday night! it was my first one in almost a year and i had a freaking blast. can’t wait to play again soon. thanks again!

photo credit: garrett matthew.