Friday, September 30, 2005

Penalty Crusade a Hawaiian Hieroglyph Moment

Penalty Crusade made someone's incredible Hawaiian hieroglyph moments list. Wow! This is one of the most flattering things I think we've heard as a band! I mean, reviews are reviews, but making a "moments" list means a CD has tuly made an impact. Thanks, MK, for sharing the moment with us!

Thursday, September 29, 2005

New Review of The Dalloways' Penalty Crusade at Independent Clauses

When I hear about a new Dalloways review, I quickly send the link to Nico for perusal. She's my reviews buffer. (I've got a kind of soft heart when it comes to criticism. Don't we all?) So I'm always pleased to get an email back from her telling me "You're gonna want to read this one!"

So, without any more chatter, check out the latest review of Penalty Crusade at Independent Clauses

How can you resist a review that mentions Britney Spears, N’SYNC, The Beach Boys, The Smiths, and Belle and Sebastian all in the same paragraph!?

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Dalloways 2006 Dreampop Tour Dates

Some new Dalloways Tour Dates are up on the Dalloways Online Tour Page. Stops focus on California from January to March, but the band may break out of state after that.

Friday, September 23, 2005

How to Join a Touring Band

Speaking of touring bands, The Dalloways booking agent is putting together the following 2006 dates for California...

Fri Jan 13: LA area
Sat Jan 14: San Diego area
Sun Jan 15: LA area

Fri Feb 10: Sacramento
Sat Feb 11: San Francisco
Sun Feb 12: San Jose

Note: Berkeley and Chico are also

Fri Mar 3: LA area
Sat Mar 4: San Diego area
Sun Mar 5: Back in LA area

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Late September Recording

The Dalloways are hitting the studio for the new tunes in late September. The goal is to create a demo for label consumption. New mics, new equipment, new tunes. Exciting stuff!

We're blogging more and more, so check back here for updates on the progress!

Thursday, September 15, 2005

New Dalloways Tunes

Through the summer I wrote a ton of new tunes, so the band is moving forward with a new demo and album. I wrote all the songs with either acoustic guitar or keyboard/synth and recorded scratches to click tracks. I'm really very happy with the progress. The new songs all seem so different from each other but with some kind of common element of style I can't quite put my finger on. It's those post-punk influences, I think, with some Bacharach, bossa nova, and Gilbert O'Sullivan peeking in. Nico and I are feeling akin to the Montreal movement in particular right now. You can hear some rough scratch tracks of two of the tunes on the Buck City Podcast Episode 5--just Nico and I on acoustic and synth to a click. It's how the magic starts.

As far as touring, our schedule is wide open right now due to songwriting, recording, and other prep work for the new tunes. School has started as well! I'm working on some Oct/Nov dates for 2005, and then our fabulous booking agent will be taking over everything in 2006! We hope to see you all soon.

Dalloways Press

Looks like The Dalloways have been garnering some attention from the critics. The Dallwoays Online web editor has been collecting press clippings from music sources such as Neufutur, Outside Left, radio stations, and more at Dalloways Press.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Dalloways w/ Music Lovers in Fall

The band had such a fantastic time with The Music Lovers in both Fresno and San Francisco that we'll be working with them some more in the near future. Currently, we're looking at late October or November dates for a Fresno and/or Bakersfield show/s. We'll keep you posted!