Hello, dear friends.
I know, another eon between updates. Oops!
In the Rat news...
Moksha has been getting some very kind accolades lately:
2013 Album of the Year at Grind and Punishment! http://grindandpunishment.blogspot.com/2013/12/grind-in-rewind-2013.html
Grim Kim's Top 15 of 2013 at Metalsucks.net
Top 50 of 2013 at Steel For Brains http://www.steelforbrains.com/post/68063595979/necessarily-loud-2013
And then there is this... http://www.npr.org/blogs/bestmusic2013/2013/11/15/245434504/vote-for-the-best-albums-of-2013
You can vote for us on NPR for Album of the Year. Against the likes of David Bowie, Arcade Fire, Lorde, Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, Ghostface Killah, Nick Cave, Neko Case, My Bloody Valentine, Elvis Costello, etc etc etc. FAT CHANCE AMIRITE????
Kinda cool, pretty weird.
Thank you so, so, so much to everyone who has been supportive of this band. I can't express how appreciative, humbled and honored we are.
So, onto the next thing:
THOU // CLOUD RAT SPRING 2014 US WEST COAST TOUR is confirmed
April 11th - 28th. Dates will be up shortly... The tour is almost booked solid, just have a bit more to go.
To our East Coast friends: Very sorry that we aren't coming back yet. But I assure you all that we will be back before the end of 2014, promise!!
Hopefully we will be better at getting our shit together in the coming months. Merch and replying to emails and interviews and blah blah blah. It's pretty challenging to juggle being a parent, being in a love relationship, work, bands, social life, and everything else. All three of us are busy folks, and unfortunately that means that Cloud Rat has been getting neglected during the second half of 2013. Please forgive us if we ever were short with you, didn't respond to an email, or blew off an interview. We sincerely apologize for all of those things.
We've been writing a little bit, but haven't really been able to practice much this year. That should start picking up again as well. So look forward to new material probably late next year, as well as the LONG delayed ORGULLO PRIMITIVO / CLOUD RAT SPLIT 7" to be released before the Thou tour!
Cheers, loves. Miss you all heaps.