You may or may not have heard by now that our Fall US tour came to an abrupt halt last week when our van hit a deer, or a deer hit our van, whatever, and the van got totaled and Chris and Guylaine suffered minor injuries that made it impossible for us to continue. We’re back home now in Los Angeles and very grateful to everyone who expressed concern or just generally wished us well.
As a result of the cancellation of the last leg of the tour, however, we did suffer considerably in the $$ department, and that’s where you guys (we hope) come in. We’ve put a bunch of merch up at our store, most of which we probably would have sold if we hadn’t had to cancel, but we did have to cancel, so we didn’t sell it, plus we lost the income from paying the shows themselves. So we’re hoping to entice you to buy some of this stuff, for the following reasons:
1) it’s good karma!
2) it’s really limited edition stuff. Most of the merch we had left is Détective-branded, and we’re no longer called Détective. We’re called DTCV. So when this stuff goes — the hand-made vinyl LPs, the t-shirts, the Burger cassettes, the GBV tour posters – it will never again exist. We’re not saying it’ll be worth thousands of dollars in ten years, but we’re not saying it won’t be worth thousands of dollars in ten years.
3) our new album Hilarious Heaven won’t be available in its physical form until late January 2014. And we won’t be touring until then. At which time we will have all new merch for you. New t-shirts, new posters, new CDs, new cassettes. None of the old stuff, the stuff we’re selling here, will be available. Not even if you beg. Especially not if you beg.
4) you’d be helping us out at a really difficult time, financially. You’re probably having a really diffcult time financially yourselves, but at least you didn’t get hit by a deer. Or maybe you did, in which case you know how it feels. It sucks.
5) to reiterate: karma!
A lot of you may already have purchased some or all of these items from us. If so, thank you so much. If you can’t afford to buy anything, your good wishes will mean a lot to us, so please don’t hesitate to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org just to say hi. We always love hearing from you guys.
To visit our merch store, simply click here. You will have our undying gratitude, if that’s a thing that interests you.
You can now find Hilarious Heaven in its virtual form on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Rdio, Trap Soul Door, Excess Limescale, Praying Mantis Table Manners, and every other internet music emporium, simply by using the Google. We hope you enjoy it. The physical release is set for Januray 21, 2014 on CD from Xemu Records and cassette from Burger Records. But you don’t have to wait until then to listen. You can do that right now: