We just got home from a great weekend out to Baltimore, MD for the Celebrated Summer Records 6 year Anniversary show (congrats to Tony Pence! CS rules), a show in Richmond, VA (which never lets us down, maybe our favorite place to play in the country?), and our Reading, PA debut with Jello Biafra & the GSM. Thank you to everyone who came out to the shows and showed us a good time. Earlier this month we played a few record release shows for the 12″ pressing of our “Fresh Kills Vol. 1” collection on Grave Mistake in Brooklyn and Philly. The Philly show was a send off for our friends in SICKOIDS who are moving all over the country. We love those guys and wish them the best. They are collectively our favorite new band and if you don’t have the album they did on Residue yet, seriously do yourself a favor and pick it up. We also played the House of Vans earlier this month and that was a great time too.

We have a handful of local shows coming up and we are also making the trek down to play THE FEST in Gainesville, FL in late Oct. That will be our last show for a little while… We really want some time to finish writing our new album and between our personal lives and playing out so much, it’s becoming difficult to find the time. We’ve played over 50 shows so far in 2012, and that’s a lot for us with having full time jobs, wives, girlfriends, and other junk… BUT, the upside is we are in the early stages of booking a really rad tour for early next year and are hoping to maybe even have the new album (or at least a single) ready to hit the road with us. Lots of details to work out, but it’ll be worth the wait. More details on the new record coming sooner rather than later, too.So to reiterate the highlights here… We played a lot of shows; Now we’re going to stop playing shows and write a record; Then we’re going to play shows again and eventually have a new record out. I think that about wraps it up. All is well, we love each other, this isn’t one of those break-up hiatuses. This is a me-being-fat-and-lazy-and-wanting-to-watch-a-lot-of-football-and-eat-sandwiches-in-the-winter-season-and-not-drive-around-in-the-snow-to-a-bunch-of-crummy-towns-that-are-not-my-own kind of hiatus. That atmosphere is way more fitting for writing a new album in front of a warm fire while we are all wearing Snuggies.

Much thanks as always for checking us out, buying our records, coming to our shows, etc.

9/14 – New Bruns, NJ @ Blackbox w/ Risk Relay
9/28 – NYC @ Cake Shop w/ Sonic Avenues, Marvin Berry
10/6 – LongBranch, NJ @ Brighton w/ Angry Samoans, Chronic Sick
10/17 – New Bruns, NJ @ House w/ Toys That KillThe Shrine, NSC
10/18 – Bklyn @ Acheron w/ Toys That Kill, Shrine, Nude Beach
10/28 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST 11 w/ Ceremony, Propagandhi

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