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Mar 7, 2011

Lawrence & Leigh Newsletter- March 2011

 L & L Newsletter March 2011

Well hello there and Happy March!

We hope the winter has been good to all of you, and that spring will come soon to whatever neck of the woods you’re in. We’ve had a productive winter and would like to fill you in on what we’ve been up to, what’s current, and what you can look forward to.

But First!!

VOTE FOR US AS ARTIST OF THE MONTH!!!!!!

The Deli Magazine has nominated us as Artist of the Month! now we need YOUR help! Please go to http://nyc.thedelimagazine.com and on the right side of the page you will find “the artist of the month poll”. Click “vote” and click “Lawrence & Leigh”. AND THAT’S IT!! tell everyone you know!!!!!!!!!! NOW!

What we’ve been up to

  • We went to China! Yes, it was nutty. Yes, it was cold. And yes, it was awesome! We were there for just a week, splitting the time between Shanghi and Beijing. We toured a little out side of the main cities- visiting Suizhou and Zhou Zhuang, “small” towns of only 5 million people each- yikes! We climbed the Great Wall, walked around in the Forbidden City, ate Peking Duck, and rode the Maglev train. We also learned how to bargain shop with the best of them, survived numerous taxi rides, and discovered the “hot pot” dining experience. It was a great trip and we hope to return.
  • We Moved: We said good-bye to our lovely apt. in Bed-stuy and moved across the tracks to Bushwick. We moved all of our furniture by ourselves- and I think it’s safe to say that it was that hardest and most physically exhausting thing we’ve ever done. We’re still settling in, but loving our new place and roomies. The name of our new place: The Bear Lair!!
  • World Premiere Musical: Most recently, Kristin was offered the leading women’s role in a new World Premiere Indie Musical called, “Fly By Night”. She workshopped the role last summer and will be returning this summer to Theatreworks in Palo Alto, CA for the fully developed production. www.theatreworks.org

What’s Current

 

  • March 7th EP Release: March 7th is the official release of our EP              “ Odyessey Vol: III Hills and Masts”. This means that you can find the album on iTunes or buy it directly from us on our website www.lawrenceandleigh.com. We will be offering up digital and hard copies for a donation of your choice, as well as L & L Tees’ for $25 (website only).
  • SXSW:  We’ve been getting ready for our big tour down (and back) to SXSW. We have a whole new live show that we’ve been preparing, and we can’t wait to show you. Our festival slot is Thursday, March 17th at Revolution Bar. Look below for our touring dates to see if we’re coming to your town. (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=195660587119106)

April EP Release Party/welcome home show!  April 13th is our first show back in Brooklyn after our Three weeks of touring. We’ll be taking over Spike Hill ( www.spikehill.com)  from 8-11pm, Wednesday April 13th. With appearances by Will Stratton (www.willsratton.com) and Free Advice (www.myspace.com/freeadviceband) . So come on over and join us, it’s going to be an awesome night!

L & L internet buzz: We’ve are happy to say that we’ve been getting some buzz on some cool sites; Hype Machine, Indie Torrance, Magnet Magazine, and numerous blogs! Staticmultimedia.com said:

“Their bio lists their genre as Folk/Experimental/Indie Rock and explains they are “..like some kind of wondrous blend of Dirty Projectors and the haunting richness of Fleet Foxes.” Truth be told, a number of fantastic comparisons are warranted. What is difficult to classify, and articulate for that matter, is their ability to create such a powerful presence for a two-piece.”  sweet.

What’s To Come:

  • New Website: We’re getting a whole new, fully fleshed out website! It’s going to look mega chill because it’s being designed by the awesome Nate Maggio. It will be the best way to get all the L & L info you need like, performance Calendar, music, updates, the latest video’s, and more!
  • New Music Video: Speaking of the latest video’s, we’ve been working on editing our Stop motion animation video for the song, “Glow”. We worked on it all summer and are so excited to finally put it together to share. Stay tuned for a video exclusive!

Lawrence & Leigh SXSW tour dates:

March 8th: Charlottesville, VA @The Garage

March 9th: Chapel Hill, NC @ The Cave

March 10th: Charlotte, NC @ Whiskey River

March 11th: Asheville, NC @ Firestorm Cafe

March 12th: Nashville, TN@ Richard’s Louisiana Cafe

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March 17th: Austin, TX- SXSW@ Revolution Bar

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March 23rd: St. Louis, MO @ Crack Fox

March 24th: Milwaukee, WI @Bad Genie Lounge

March 25th: Chicago, IL @ Cal’s Bar

March 27th: Pittsburgh, PA @ Shadow Lounge

Well, that’s the end of our March updates. Thank you for supporting us and listening to our music. you mean the world!

Xo

Andrew and Kristin

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