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FIFTY Shows!

Wow.  As of last Wednesday on the Terrace, Pushmi-Pullyu has performed FIFTY times.  This includes all shows since our first back in October of 2008 in a basement on the corner of Mills and Milton.  In that time, we’ve undergone a lot of changes.  What once started as an ambient-influenced electronic pop project has become some weird blues-inspired experimental rock group.  After ten months off in Norway, we completely replaced the electronics in favor of full-on instrumentation.  Over the past (almost) four years, our lineup has included the following variations:

John Praw (solo)

John Praw
Corey Murphy

John Praw
Corey Murphy
Myles Coyne

John Praw
Myles Coyne

John Praw
Corey Murphy
Luke Annear

John Praw
Corey Murphy
Luke Annear
Tom Teslik

John Praw
Corey Murphy
Luke Annear
Tom Teslik
Sam Ludwig

Holy cow, is that a lot of permutations.  I think I can safely say that this is by far the best version of the band there has been.  We somehow turned solo electronic pop songs into heavy-hitting rock songs with sax solos.  I don’t really know how we did it, but making a conscious effort to remove the electronics bit-by-bit was the best decision we’ve made as a band.

As we move forward, we look forward to finishing our first full-on legitimate album (not counting South Africa, the collection of songs and sketches released before I moved to Norway), which will be titled “Never Love A Stranger.”  People are moving, our recording engineer is having a baby, and Tom’s going on a two and a half month tour with another band, but that won’t stop us from completing the album.  We will definitely be cutting back on the number of shows we play in the coming months, but we look forward to seeing you when we do play.  Expect some special versions of the band while Tom is away (this train ain’t stoppin’!).

Thanks again for all the love and support, and for listening to our songs.  Here’s to 50 more shows!

<3 John Praw Kruse

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