Local Sadboi group announce new records/tour

Well, not quite yet we don’t, soon though.   We’re about halfway booked on a 45 day North American tour that will be our longest tour to date.  We’ll be in BC, most of the US, Ontario, and Mexico.  Tour kicks off January 17th in Abotsford, BC and ends February 23 in Sacramento, with stops in Chicago, NYC, Austin, Tijuana, Montreal, and LA among other dates. We’re releasing two split 7″ records, one with Beach Party, and another with Sun Valley Gun Club.  We’ll also be releasing a 4 song tape EP (first time doing tapes!), for a total of 7 songs and just under an hour of music.  It’s not the traditional way of releasing music, but hey, its been 5 years since we did a big tour and there has been a lot of changes since then. Anyway, I’m writing this post in lieu of booking dates and writing press releases, but I needed a small break.  The real questions are, How many corndogs will we eat on tour?  Will Jeff grow a beard?  Will we all ever have our glasses on at the same time, and if so, will anyone take a picture?  Should Matt grow a mullet, and will Shawn wear shorts in Mexico?  So many heavy questions.  ...

Winter is coming

Starting to send out feelers for our next big tour.  Coast to coast.  Something like Vancouver, BC to Chicago to Montreal to Tijunana and back again.  Subject to change. We’ll have a few new releases to start the year, some new music videos, and a lot of high fives and hugs for lots of people that we wish we could see more. I’m being broad about details because they are still being worked out, but we’re all really, really, really ready to not be at work and be playing these songs for a few weeks and remembering that real life exists outside of our immediate surroundings. See y’all sooner than later.  ...

Tour Journal Fall 2017

October 7, -Bremerton I’m a week late writing this . Being on time is hard, especially for imaginary deadlines and updates no one was waiting for. The record is finally coming out, we’re about a month away from its release, and this was our first show of 10 weeks straight of shows. Not 10 weeks of touring, we’re weekend warriors for now We didn’t name the tour, but something like “fall tour for old guys” seems to fit. Doing a traditional style tour just isn’t in the cards right now. I hear people tell me “this is actually a really smart way of doing it.” Maybe they are right, but it feels wrong. Playing shows is better than not playing though, that’s for sure. First show of tour was Bremerton, WA. I love Bremerton. I’ve never been anywhere except the Manette Saloon and a gas station, and I’ve never seen it during the day. Sometimes the thing that make a place special is the illusion that only places you know are the only places that are there. We’ve all been working a stupid amount lately. For example, Jeff –“They let me leave (1 hour) early today because I’m already at 60 hours this week.” These shows are all going to be a rush to and back from, and may even be harder than a real tour because there aren’t any days off for 3 months. Just work, drive, show, drive, work. The upside of being in my own bed almost every night is cool, even if its 5am before I get to it. The ride up was quiet, I...

Low res rock and roll.

  The music to the video games that I played as a kid has always held a special place in my heart.  They were these tiny ear worms that rattled around in my head during that brief time before a person starts buying their own music.  Sure, there was always the music on the radio, or my parent’s CD collection to rummage through, but the music on those games felt like it was just for me.  We’re talking 8-bit and 16-bit era here.  Metroid, Castlevania, Final Fantasy, any of the Mario Bros, Zelda, Mega Man, and too many more to list. Lately I’ve been trying to teach myself to use this chiptune creator called MilkyTracker (here’s a link if you’re interested. It’s 100% free).  I wondered how hard it would be to create an 8-bit version of one of the newer Hague songs called “Dino”.  I spent a handful of hours figuring out how to stumble my way through the program and plugged away at it on weekends and in the wee hours before work.   Here’s what I ended up with. -Jeff The Hague – Dino (chiptune version):...

Sunday Morning Coffee

I’m listening to Foxing, drinking black coffee, and writing this post while cars blaze down the rainy street outside.  I’m supposed to be working, but lately all I can focus on is Hague.  I’m looking over my social media feeds that are clogged with pictures and news of friends in bands on tour, releasing new records, playing overseas, and having an awesome time sharing their art.  I miss tour something fierce.  It’s been a full two years since we left for anything longer than 5 days on the road, and we want to get out there so bad.  It’s taken awhile, but we are about to make another big push, and I can’t wait.  We’re ready. This record has taken double the amount of time it was supposed to take.  I just want to release it already and let the world have it and get on the road again.  It deserves more than that though.  We took several years to write 40 minutes of music, and its taken over a year to make sure that the recording of it turned out exactly how we wanted it to.  It’s currently in mastering, and will hopefully see a release in early 2017, almost 2 years after we started recording it.  We’re proud of it, and are going to do everything we can to get it exposed to as many people as we possibly can.  We don’t expect everyone to like it, we didn’t write it for everyone, we wrote it because we had to. Since our last release, both Matt and I got married, we went through several guitar players, I...

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...