Thursday dad

Hey all. Jeff here. Look, I know having a new guy in the band is sometimes rough on the fans. That’s why I wanted to have a heart-to-heart with y’all and let you know the following: – You don’t have to call me “guitar dad” if you don’t want to, buddy. It’s totally fine. You can call me Jeff, J.D., Jeffro-puffs, Dr. Sassingill, hell.. you can call me the hamburgler if you want, champ. I’m not here to replace your pops. – You didn’t do anything wrong that caused The Hague to get another guitarist and we still love you more than kittens on Christmas. Whew, that felt good to get off my chest. If you want to have another rap sesh, we’d love to see you at one of the handful of shows that we have coming up in September and October. We can toss the ball around, work on your pinewood derby car, talk about your favorite alternate guitar tuning, you name it, kiddo. *tussles hair* now run along, squirt! And don’t forget about these dandy show dates! Sept 27th @ Valentines Oct 6th @ Twilight Cafe with Ghost Pines Oct 14th @ Analog Cafe with Westward Oct 24th @ High Water Mark with WROWS and SHE Love and hotdogs, – The...

Welcome Jeff!

Ok, we’re gonna really try and be better about updating this site.  Here is my usual long-winded update: We have a Jeff!   When I broke my wrist back in January we really needed someone to fill in on the shows so I didn’t have to do them all one-handed.  Matt knew Jeff through work (Jeff is also an audio engineer) and he showed up to practice on a few days notice having learned most of our set.  It was an odd situation, having someone else play drum parts live that I had written, especially since I was going to all the shows, but it quickly felt just fine.  I’ve always believed that the hardest part about being a band is the personal relationship part, not the playing music part.  Jeff is exceptional at both, and as my wrist started to rehab we wanted to keep him around full time.  So, without futher ado, please welcome Jeff to Hague! In other news, the recording and mixing of the album is done, and we are sending it off for mastering soon.  We’ve been playing most of the songs off it for over a year now, but have been keeping the lid on the recordings.  We’re all really proud of how it turned out, and over the next few months we’ll be looking for some label support to help put it out.  On that note, we all have a strong desire to tour more, but want to do it more sustainably.  Hopefully with some support for the record we can make that possible.  The goal right now is to put the...

If you can dream it, someone’s done it

The record is pretty much finished.  My wrist has been broken for 14 weeks.  Jeff has been killing it filling in.  We played Canada last month. Aside from the $200 we spent on Kokanee it was pretty rad. Thankfully we are slightly better at playing shows and touring then we are at blogging....

Ronnie

We haven’t updated in a while, not that anyone probably reads this anyway, but, here goes: We had planned on recording way back in March, as things go we had some personal and medical issues that got in the way of that actually happening and recording has been pushed back until September.  I really hate the saying “everything happens for a reason,” and prefer to see things more in the light of “just roll with it.”   That has kind of always been what we’ve done anyway, and I think it has worked out thus far.  We’ve been able to spend more time working on new songs, and it’s hard to express how much better off I think the songs are for it. We haven’t spent a long time just writing songs in a really long time, like since before the great exodus of 3/5 of the band leaving after our first US tour.  I think the mindset these last couple years has almost been one of “we’re gonna keep going, keep writing, keep playing, just to prove that we can.”  It was never about doing it to prove that to other people, but to prove it to ourselves.  I think that as we’ve gotten over the insecurity of knowing that The Hague will continue to be thing, there isn’t as much of a rush just to put something out there. Matt has been with us for 2 years now, and we still have zero recordings with him outside of a few live videos.   I think that all of that time is going to show through in this...

Ricky

Hello Friends!   First off, Matt got married and then went to Europe!   He left Shawn and I alone with keys to his house, so we wrote some new songs and drank lot of beer in his basement, but mostly just drank beer.  We also have a show on Sunday at Slabtown with LVL UP.  Probably our last show ever at that place as its closing down at the end of month most likely. As mentioned earlier, we have been writing new songs as a three piece.  Hot tracks!   If the last album was about trying every idea, this is about tones and song structure.  We’ll post more about recording and things as it comes closer. We have shows coming up! Oct 19-Slabtown with LVL UP Nov 7-Olympia at the 4th Ave Tavern Nov 8-Eugene at the Wandering Goat Nov 14-Richland at Rays Golden Lion Nov 21-Seattle at Cafe Racer Nov 22-The Highwater Mark with Bone Cave Ballet and Bangbakc We’ll also have a few dates in the NW and into Nor Cal with Sun Valley Gun Club in January.  Finalizing those dates now.   Finally, we will be doing another big tour in the fall of 2015.   Where should we go?  ...