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We’re happy-ish as clam-like animals to be playing SXSW in Austin again this year. If you’re going to be there, we’ll be playing a bunch of shows, but we’re excited to tell you about one in particular on Thursday March 13 called All Tomorrow’s Tacos because it’s a cool name and there’s a bunch of cool bands playing. It’s an unofficial party which means anybody can come and hang out and get drunk and eat tacos. We go on around 12:30 PM so get there early. Address etc. on the poster above.

We’re also playing an “official” showcase that same night at Valhalla which is at 710 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701 and we go on around midnight. Which maybe sounds late but in our experience things tend to really start happening in Austin after midnight. And by “things” we have no idea what we mean.

Other parties/showcases/guerrilla perfomances will be announced either here or on our Facebook page or via Twitter or maybe all three if we’re feeling extra social media-esque. Hope to see you there!


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If you live in Los Angeles, and like rock music, we’re playing Part Time Punks at The Echo on Sunday night with two great bands, Hibou and Dream Boys. For further information click on the flyer above, or follow this link to the FB invite, and this one for dirt cheap advance tix.

As an added incentive, we’ll have copies of our new CD Hilarious Heaven which we just received from our label Xemu Records available for purchase for the first time ever, in advance of the December 10 street date. Score!

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We did a live radio/video thing for Serious Business on BreakThru Radio in NYC. You can watch a synopsis of the event here:




It’s called Everything Flows, and while we’re on tour, he’s doing some readings/signings in a select few locations. If you’re the kind of person who likes to hear other people read, or want to ask him questions, or just have your copy of his book personalized in an unforgettable and possibly semi-obscene way, then… actually we don’t want to know about it, but please do come by. The dates and places are as follows:

Monday, September 23: Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH 7PM

Friday, September 27: Pygmalion Lit Fest, Champaign, IL 6 PM

Sunday, September 29: Bucket O’ Blood Books and Records, Chicago, IL 7 PM

Tuesday, October 1: Clinton Street Social Club, Iowa City, IA 6:30 PM

Wednesday, October 2: Subterranean Books, St. Louis, MO 7 PM

Hi guys so here’s a video for a song from our upcoming double album. The song is called “I Was Where Were You” and the video is kind of a parody of a 70s French TV show that no one except Guylaine has ever heard of. At least in America. Which is where we are. Hope you dig! It was directed by (and also guest stars) our pal Mike Postalakis. You can find him on the internet and you probably should, he’s extremely talented and good-looking and single.

Hilarious Heaven will be put out by Xemu Records. Which is home to our friends Dead Meadow, whose Steve Kille recorded the new album. Which features artwork by Robert Pollard. The song goes like this:


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Hi. We’re trying not to make a big deal about this, but we’re slightly changing our name from Détective to DTCV. The purpose of this is to make us a little bit easier to find on the internet and social media and stuff. There are approximately a googolplex of bands that are either called Detective or have some iteration of Detective in their name. Plus when you search for us you inevitably come up with a million hits for actual detectives. In the interest of making us a little easier to find, and also because we think it will be a cool logo (something like what’s above), we’re going to go by DTCV. But you can still pronounce the band “Detective,” or if you’re extra fancy, “Détective.” All of the relevant social media links etc. should be updated very shortly, so we hope to make this small transition as seamless and simple as possible.

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We’re pretty much recovered from our month-plus spring tour, and we’ve been in and out of the studio since we got back to Los Angeles,  but we’ve got a lot of stuff in the offing, some of which we thought you might like to hear about, to wit:

A late August/early September release of our new album Hilarious Heaven in several popular formats. Not including 8-track because we can’t find anyone who still makes 8-tracks.

A West Coast tour in early August.

A full US tour in September/October.

Culminating in an appearance at the Pygmalion Music Festival.

A series of interlinked videos for songs from Hilarious Heaven (which may or may not still be a double album, depending on whether we decide that it’s worth putting out a double album, among other factors).

Other stuff TBA. Lots of other stuff. Exciting stuff. Or at least interesting stuff.

If you’d like to be kept abreast of all things DTCV-related, please do not hesitate to sign up for our mailing list using the simple-as-red-velvet-cake signup form to the right of this post. We promise never to sell your email address (unless we get offered a lot of money for it) or to spam you with irrelevant news (unless we get offered a lot of money to do so).

We thank you from the bottom of our black hearts for your support over the first year of our existence, and hope that you will stick with us through our Terrible Twos.


Guylaine, James and Chris