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win a black lab box set     #hasmyheart

June 11th, 2014

dear you,

in making our new album, a raven has my heart, we had to dig deep into who we were and what we wanted to do with our lives. we knew that only by tapping into the heart of what we were most passionate about could we get to something new and artistically exciting for us, the thing that would not just inspire us but keep us going through the tremendous struggle of getting an album made.

through supporting the kickstarter campaign and purchasing the new album, you have redeemed this excavation of ours into something new. a raven has my heart represents a reinvention for us, a reconnection with the deepest emotional processes of making music. we’re incredibly grateful for the opportunity to explore this new country and bring back what we found for you.

it’s also made us interested in what it is that moves all of you. i mean, who are you people? you listen to our music and send us money for it and tell your friends about us. some of you are very vocal, some of you are invisible, just supporting us in your quiet, consistent way over the years. we’re interested in who you are and what you’re passionate about. what is it that drives you in your life? what is most important to you? what is it that has your heart?

we figured we’d have to drag it out of you, so to do so we thought of a little contest. write us a description of what has your heart and post it to our facebook page and twitter with the hashtag #hasmyheart and the those of you with the posts we find most moving will win an awesome signed black lab box set along with other prizes we have leftover from our kickstarter (if you already bought a box set we will cook up something equally awesome).

let’s start a fire with this — we really want to hear from you. i know it’s a challenge to boil it down into a facebook or twitter post (or a freaking song lyric) but we have faith in you. it can be your child, your work, your marriage, your art, your dreams — whatever it is we want to know about it and we want you to share it with us. let’s create a big searchable motherlode of passion.

are you in? we want to know who you are.



photo by sara haase

photo by sara haase.

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a raven has my heart — album out now!

May 20th, 2014

hey everyone, the new album is out. we’re super excited. hear it and buy it right here.

(new t-shirts too).


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pre-order the new album now!

May 9th, 2014


[xyz_lbx_default_code]we are proud and happy to announce that the new black lab album, a raven has my heart, can be pre-ordered right here.

pre-order the CD today and receive a instant free download of the album and start listening right now!

and if you haven’t already, check out the first song from the album — ‘unfamiliar sky’ as this month’s free mp3 of the month. you can also listen to 90 second previews of the album by clicking here. we’ve gotten quite a lot of nice comments from people who received the advance copies via our kickstarter campaign.

the album will get it’s official release on itunes and at amazon soon, but this is your chance to get your hands (or at least your ears) on it right now.

thanks so much for your support!

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kickstarter downloads going out now!

April 16th, 2014

thank you to everyone who supported our kickstarter campaign. we’ve been having a little trouble keeping the download links up and running but you can find the current, working links in the “Updates” section at the kickstarter page.

grab the mp3′s and start listening — and please let us know what you think.

thanks again!!

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thank you for everything!

March 14th, 2014


ok, you people — 2010 backers and over $75,000. you have officially blown our minds and hearts to shreds and we’re still kind of stunned. we’re hoping it wears off soon so we can get to work on the massive pile of tasks before us.

but thank you. really. incredibly. we’re so grateful…

for everyone who missed the kickstarter you still have a 48 hour window in which to select a reward (yes, even one of the hand-written lyric rewards, tho i’m gonna regret it later) and send the money directly through paypal.

just check the FAQ’s at the bottom of the kickstarter page to read how to do this.

the rest of you: please fill out the surveys you get this weekend as soon as humanly possible. we need to get all this information sorted to finish the artwork on the CDs and get the t-shirts ordered. we don’t want to be late with our manufacturing so we really need this info from you asap. no procrastination!

meanwhile, check out ‘this night’ featured tonight on BANSHEE, cinemax at 10/9 central. should be cool…

thanks again!

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