Electric Artifacts

It's true! Our jarana-strumming, jawbone-whacking collective is about to turn 10 years old! To celebrate this decade of making music together and our 1000th show, we're doing what we love best, hitting the road for our ELECTRIC ARTIFACTS TOUR! Mark your calendars because in September we'll be traveling with a seven-piece band (including a HORN SECTION!) plus a NEW ALBUM of unreleased tracks from the past decade. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday, July 21 at 10 AM.

Come celebrate the old and the new, the Mexican and the Americana, the jawbone and the jarana, the yin and the yang. We'll play songs you love and songs you haven't heard in a long time. Help us remember the past 1000 shows and look ahead to the next 1000. We couldn't be more grateful to you all for traveling with us and sharing this incredible experience of a life in music.

In a throwback to our roots, we're kicking off the tour with five days of house concerts in Washington, D.C. These will be acoustic duo shows, and they go on sale today! There are very limited tickets for these, so find the night that's right for you and your friends, and get on it!


Like an archeological dig back through the evolution of our sound, our new album Electric Artifacts is a collection of songs that, for one reason or another, never made it onto an album. With a release date in September to coincide with the big 10-year anniversary tour, Electric Artifacts is truly a retrospective record that includes unreleased tracks from all four of our studio albums: Carpenter Bird, Everything Is Saved, Knock Knock Get Up, and Guesthouse. As we've narrowed down a track list for each previous record, we've always had to cut some songs we loved because they didn't exactly fit well with the others. For this record we've remixed those older tracks to bring them up to speed. We also took two incomplete songs from the Guesthouse sessions that we were never quite satisfied with and went back into the studio to reimagine them. These are some of our favorite songs, and we can't wait to share this record with you.

Here's the track list for Electric Artifacts:

1. At Least I Tried
2. Betray Everyone
3. Hospital Bed
4. The Dream
5. Turn This Love Around
6. Your Mother, the Ghost
7. Wheelbarrow Baby
8. Give Your Love
9. Why Don't You Come on Back to Bed?
10. The Way I Miss You

David Wax