Our annual mini tour with The Fling was once again a success. The weekend began with a show at the Hi-Dive in Denver on Friday night to celebrate the release of our 7-inch with fellow locals The Outfit. We were pumped to help expose The Fling to our fans and others here in Denver, and their set went over really well (except for when their pinpoint harmonies were drowned out by all four members of The Knew trying to sing along from the crowd). Honestly, I went to see The Fling and forgot that we even got to play that night. Thanks to our friends who even after seeing us play in this town 20 or 30 times still come to party, crowd surf, and smash pinatas.
Saturday we made the trip up to Steamboat Springs to play the Ghost Ranch Saloon. It was great to get some new and independent sounds up to the folks in the mountains, and the bar full of off-season locals grew warmer and more inviting as the night progressed. We stayed up far too late (not late enough?) enjoying the town’s hospitality, cold beers, sharpies, and the cozy aura of J. Ivey’s (drums, The Fling) LA Dodger’s snuggy.
We stopped for a quick dip in the Strawberry Park Hot Springs on the way home and wished the fellows a safe trip back to Long Beach. We encourage all of you to pick up a copy of their album When The Madhouses Appear here. Personal favorite: track 3, “Strangers.”