The Big 2: WESTERN US Tour IN NOVEMBER w/ Mo Troper!

THE BIG 2

THE BIG 2

TOUR! The people demanded it, and boy is it happening! The only two rock bands left have finally decided to put aside differences and come together to create the kind of tour that only comes once in a lifetime. I wish that there were other bands, but unfortunately (hopefully not to get too offensive here) due to the current political climate (trump), this truly is the state of things. I suggested that to acknowledge this, we name the tour "The Only Two", but Mo suggested we put a more positive spin on it, more of a "big 2" kind of thing. And honestly I kind of like it. So the tour is "The Big 2" and it is the first tour that SEACATS has done since 2013, so needless to say please make it out if you can. Expect lotsa tour updates, new merch, new songs, new vids and all that good stuff coming from us soon. MORE INFO

-josh

Dizzy Spells, Vol. 2

The kind folks at Dizzy Spells Productions featured us on their new comp, check it out below and discover some other bands you might like. Specifically we love Heatwarmer!!! follow dizzy spells at https://www.facebook.com/dizzyspellsproductions/

VANFEST 2017

Vanfest is always one of the best days of the year, and this year we threw a carnival in celebration. Big big thank you to Daniel Johnson @ Photo.206 for taking these beautiful photos and documenting the day. And also to Van Wolfe, as usual, for putting on a great fest. 

PS we got the website back up, and will be posting some updates about upcoming activities soon!

Top 3 Games of 2016/Top 3 Games of NOT 2016

For me, like most years before it, 2016 was the year of the backlog. Every year I intend to play every new unique indie release that hits steam and to keep an eye on which triple A titles are worth sinking my time and money into. Instead I just keep playing games from my ever growing log of titles that I need to get to. This year, I made sure to waste less of my free time doing nothing and spent more of it on my favorite hobby. In an effort to bring to some attention to the games of old that I played this year. while having a list that is relevant at all, here is a list (in no particular order) of my top three favorite games released in 2016 as well as the three best games that I played that did NOT release in 2016.

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SEACATS XMAS STREAM - NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE

We played a show on FB live a week or so ago and now it's on youtube to be enjoyed forever! Thank you for paying attention to the things we do for another year it does not go unappreciated. Doing this stuff is the light of my life and I get joy and purpose from it. I hope that you and yours have a very special very fun holiday w/ hot chocolate, we'll be spending the first week of 2017 in the studio w/ Justin so y'all will probably get some content that week. talk to ya then

-Josh

NEW song from Talktin and Easy

"No One in Control" is the second single from Talktin and Easy's upcoming record, "All In Our Family Of Trees". The beautiful single art was done by Sebastien Deramat.

Talktin is playing an acoustic show at Victory Lounge in Seattle on 1/3/16.

Here are some words to go with the music:

It seems only in a dream world can I grasp the reality that we may not be as individual as we would like to think. My existential egotistical self might just be trying to trick me into believing that my importance is material, and of great value. Thus I try to shape myself into the puzzle piece that fits into the greater human narrative. 
But that's just the problem; predetermination overshadowing spontaneous creation. 
Perhaps the same should be said about shaping yourself. 
After all, we are just wild animals. 
But I think we're much more wild when we're young. 
That's when we're not shaping our selves at all. When all we are, are spontaneous actions. 
What if we're not supposed to "grow up" from that at all?. Maybe we could be living the most exciting lives imaginable, simply by letting go of our desire for control. 

Anyway, I'm gonna go check my Facebook now. 


 

Talktin and Easy!

Oh wow, it's finally happening. This has been a long time coming... Here's the first single from the new Talktin and Easy record "All in Our Family of Trees"!!! 

I'm so proud of this project... We're going to be releasing a new song from the record #everythreeweeks until March or so when we put the record out! Gwen at Seattle Mag was nice enough to premiere the song over on their website

http://www.seattlemag.com/band-week-talktin-and-easy

And then while you're at it you should go check out the Talktin and Easy website...

http://talktinandeasy.com

We put a bunch of work into it and there's cool stuff there there's even a weird text-based video game I made in there somewhere

-Josh

trump

what just happened? so saddened and disappointed. I live in somewhat of a liberal bubble socially and I never thought in a million years trump could realistically win. So sad, and while it is a bit of kneejerk reaction, I feel that it's important at this time to state that SEACATS are pro-feminism, pro-black lives matter, pro-LGBTQ rights, etc.

basically anti- most of the things trump believes. I still have love for conservatives, but I don't plan to be as quiet about these things as I have been in the past. I have cared about these issues for a long time, but have not really spoken publicly partially for fear of "rocking the boat" socially, and partially because as a white straight male I do not encounter bigotry on a regular basis, and therefore can naively assume that things aren't as bad as they actually are.

One thing we can thank trump and this election cycle for is #makingartrelevantagain and we must all use our voices (artistically and otherwise) at this time to state our beliefs louder than ever. I am open to engage in meaningful dialogues with those who disagree with me. My thoughts are with everyone from the marginalized groups who are now dealing with the brunt of the emotional pain caused by this election.

-josh

SEACATS FOREVER EP

Welcome one, welcome all to SEACATS Universe. We've had this thing in the works for some time as a way to present our disparate content all together in one place. Think of it as part blog, part collective, part record label. So to start this thing off right, we are releasing a new SEACATS EP! 

I'm very proud of this one and think y'all will enjoy it as well. Check out the new site, oh and also we're going to be releasing more new stuff soon! Next up will be the first single from the Talktin and Easy album :D

-Josh