One winter I crashed my motorcycle , with a friend on the back. I shouldn’t have been riding that day, but I was young and fearless of the black roads, fast and easy in my ways. As the bike slipped from under us my head filled with words. The slow motion moments of calm just after surprise and just before regret are bliss. I remember in that moment I wanted to say everything to him. How could I say everything in a split second? How could I bury my words in his heart?
I got a new bike and went to LA to record what is now called Confess, which 4AD will release on July 9th & 10th. I took the bike out at 6AM one morning after not having done much riding in the couple years between Forget and Confess. I noticed my head clearing as I came slowly down a hill where the road around a reservoir began. I pulled back slowly on the throttle with my right hand, and felt the bike start to come to life. My head was still crystal clear…nothing. As I kicked the bike into 3rd, I pulled almost all the way back and jumped forward leaning in towards the gas tank, fighting the wind. I got up to 75 and saw that no one was out but the runners and their four legged friends, the sidewalks became a blur of barking dogs and heads all turning. My mind was empty. I put the bike in 4th and hit 90. The engine jack hammered under my legs. My mind was clear. I inched toward 100 on the speedometer and punch the last five. TON UP! My mind is filled with words. My heart is full of love. This is where i want to be. I want to stay here, and I want to tell you everything.
Check out our 4AD session here: bit.ly/gGCtfw
Dear friends we’ve decided to put together a special show on May 11th in London at the Scala.
Tickets will go on-sale January 14th at 9AM.
If you’re not familiar with the Scala, it’s a converted cinema with a rich history.
The venue has an amazing sound system, great sight lines and a friendly staff.
We’re working hard to make this a special night and want to start off by offering you an opportunity to purchase tickets before they go on sale.
Starting TODAY at 12PM GMT we’ve made available a limited quantity of tickets that you can only buy directly from me as a part of a bundled package.
We’ll be bundling the ticket with a limited edition (unisex) T-Shirt that I’ve illustrated and designed.
The design is to commemorate the London Scala show on May 11th, 2011.
Each T-Shirt is printed on 100% cotton cut and sew shirts.
The cut is a relaxed silhouette with a looser fit and scoop neck.
The feel of the fabric is exceptional.
This will be the only time you can purchase this T-Shirt, it will not be available for sale night of the show.
The cost of the Ticket and T-Shirt bundle is £20
(with NO additional ticketing or venue fees)
T-Shirts will be available for pickup at the merch table the night of the event and tickets at Will Call.
London you can buy tickets for our Lexington show on Jan 25th here: http://bit.ly/hM26hc