We were worried the records of “You Never Say Goodbye When You Leave” would not arrive for a few more months, but miracles happened and we now have them. All pre-orders are being packaged up as I type, and all regular orders will be sent off ASAP from now on. If you haven't ordered the vinyl yet, why not?
For non-booking stuff
For booking inquires
It's out! It's finally out!
Our new album You Never Say Goodbye When You Leave is now out everywhere! Listen on whatever streaming service you prefer!
Get a copy of the vinyl on Bandcamp, or come see us on tour soon. We firmly believe you will love this album.
NEW SONG: "Be Here Now", streaming everywhere!
"Be Here Now", our new single, is now streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube, and literally every streaming service!
Meditation has always been something I yearn to do well, yet hardly ever can focus myself enough to do it. When I am able to do it, I feel great, but my brain constantly convinces me it's too hard to attempt.
I want to stay present in this world, and be content in the moment, but far too often it feels like it's work. I have to believe that eventually, with practice, it will get easier. Doesn't make the practice easy though.
Alex, who played on this track and produced the album, says this is one of his top 3 favorite PV tracks of all time. And if you have them, it's a good headphones song, btw.
Lastly, pre-order the new album on Bandcamp, our later this month on Feb. 28!
NEW SONG: "Rubber On My Teeth"
Our second single "Rubber On My Teeth" is streaming everywhere worldwide! Check it out on Spotify, Bandcamp, Amazon Music, or in literally every other streaming service. Whichever one you prefer, I promise you it's there and easily found.
Elizabeth describes this song as "jaunty", which feels fairly correct. It's a new flavor to what we do, and was a ton of fun to create in the studio. We had no idea the song would end up where it did when I first wrote it. It's both silly and profound, and though a bit vague, still does skew towards the "angry prayer" motif the album aims for.
Flailing anger and theological unrest
Our new song “Strange Images” is streaming everywhere now. It's one of my favorite songs we've released yet.
And we have a new album “You Never Say Goodbye When You Leave” coming at the end of February. As you may have noticed, we tend to revolve our records around a subject. When we started recording, the songs were only half-finished, and I purposefully tried not to have a theme...but one persisted.
Theological exploration and uncertainty has been a constant refrain across all our albums. We've never had a “theme” that focused on it, mostly due to the fact that it's just too much a part of how I think and who I am, for better or for worse.
As the songs came together, we soon realized they were angry. I was angry. But it was a flailing kind of anger. The kind of anger in the second stage of grief, which lashes out and tries to harm all in its path. Not necessarily unjustified, but certainly aimless.
And in these songs, the anger was clearly directed at God (or some version of It). Most (maybe all) of them are speaking directly to God, or the idea of God, and screaming all kinds of angry accusations and slander, mostly in the form of “Why?”.
The absence of any concrete answers is angering, as is the fact that I'm not even sure God's there. I believed and followed Him my whole life, and now he has the audacity to not exist?
It's a messy, eclectic, furious album of profound disappointment which finds comfort in doubt itself.
You can pre-order the vinyl on Bandcamp. Tour dates coming soon. Watch the "Strange Images" music video now.
New album/song out now!
We are incredibly excited and pleased to announce our new album "You Never Say Goodbye When You Leave" will be out on Feb. 28 2023!
And right now, you can listen to the first single "Strange Images", streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp, and every other streaming service!
That's Elizabeth's glorious album artwork right there. We'll be releasing the album on vinyl too, so you can hold that beautiful artwork in your hands in a few months time.
Thank you all so much for the support. Please add "Strange Images" to all your playlists and enjoy.
1000th show tickets
Hey everyone, for the 1000th show, tickets are $10 adv./$12 door, so it's smart to get them ahead of time.
Until the show, Elizabeth and I will be posting about all the special things we're planning on doing at the 1000th show. We have so many surprises and special things happening. To start, everyone who comes will get an origami ball filled with SECRETS. It will be great.
We both know you want one of them. Get tickets and see you there.
New song "Thunder Blanket" out now!
We have a new single called "Thunder Blanket" which is out now everywhere! Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp....all the places you love. Oh you use a small, cool, indie streaming service? It's there too. Easy to find. You've searched stuff before. You know how to do it.
This is just a stand along single, not an album announcement or anything. Just a wonderful tune that we didn't really have a place for. It's catchy as hell and will get stuck in your head most likely. You can even dance to it! Maybe the first PV song that's ever done that! Fun!
We crunched the numbers, counted the paintings, and now we are close to a milestone few bands can dream of....
All the details on the tour page.
The 1000th show is gonna be huge. If you go to one Pocket Vinyl show in your life, you'll want to make it that one.
Touring Test art gallery!
TONIGHT: 8 PM at the 1UP Gallery in New London, CT. Elizabeth has her first art gallery entirely of Touring Test comics!
The opening is tonight, and as a part of it, we'll be performing a half hour Pocket Vinyl set. The gallery will be open for a month, with the closing party on Saturday Aug. 20. We'll also perform a show then!
Tonight is a free, all ages show, and refreshments will be served (also free!). Come hang, read some funny, sweet, profound, and silly comics, and if you'd like, go home with an original for your wall.
Also you can grill Elizabeth on all your pressing TT questions in person. See you there.