house of fools

Saturday, December 6, 2008

why are we still here?

i don't know. but we are.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

new songs

my cat won't stop complaining.

we added 3 new songs to our myspace page today.

One of them is loud and long.

Another is loud and shorter.

And another is specifically for Halloween. It's called "Midnight Feast of Tricky Treats" or just "Tricky Treats" for short, and it is our homage to the monsters of halloween who never get any credit for being the horrifying abominations they are. The song is about their revenge on all the little kids who have gotten free candy for years and years. It's the monsters turn now!

some shows coming up...

10/9 at Cat's Cradle in Chapel Hill, NC
10/24 at Greene St. in Greensboro, NC
11/1 at Local 506 in Chapel Hill, NC

... where we will be playing mostly new material, some of which we will be posting on the myspace page in the next few weeks. so go to and listen and welcome the fall.

48 degrees tonight, sweet!


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

yellow jackets

Hey everybody. David here. First off I'd just like to say thank you to everyone who's still supporting House of Fools and wanting us to go on tour and come to their town. We will see you ASAP. We've been hanging around at home (as you know) and writing/recording new material and being with friends and family. It's been nice but I'm extremely road sick. I miss all my crazy friends in crazy places. Especially Justic. I hope he reads this. Anyways for the past week I've been trying to mow my yard. I say trying because every time i try there is a new damn yellow jacket (a small yellow hornet for you northerners haha) nest in my yard. So the first day I tried there were 4. I waited till Dusk and poured gasoline into the holes. The fumes kill them in their sleep. They keep coming back and always in a new place that's about 5 feet from the one I got the night before. Today there was only one, and with little activity, so i decided to brave it. In the process, I found and killed a Black Widow. I made it past the yellow jacket nest fine and was on my way. So I'm listening to Ryan Adam's (who's sober now which is weird) and mowing and totally forgot about it......And i get stung by a completely unrelated lone wasp. Talk about pissed off. Plus I haven't had a cigarette all day cause I'm trying to quit. Anyways just wanted to fill you in a little bit on my life. I'm pissed off, infested with bugs (my yard atleast), and i miss all of you dearly. I hope I see you soon.

Rock and Roll,

p.s. Farewell needs a new keyboardist

Monday, July 7, 2008

dig, turtle, dig!

So it has been a while since anyone has heard anything from us. That's usually the case. We played in Folly Beach, SC this past weekend at a Holiday Inn for a few drunks and some very scared looking newlyweds. We played like 20 songs and David sang "Wonderful Tonight" for them. Thanks to Pacifico beer for all the free beer and an excuse to get sloshed on the beach!

We're playing in Winston Salem at the Wherehouse this Friday, (details on so if you are reading this, come to the show, and say you read this, and I'll give you a high five. Far-less, Native Sound, and Mansions are also playing.

Still writing, still playing, not touring.... I think this is our first summer home in like 3 years! And it's hot. Nonetheless, we have some ideas for the rest of the year, and although we don't know what it's going to be yet, we are definitely going to release something by the end of this year, in one form or another.

ALSO we are going to be YES! Weekly's band of the week this week, and we did an interview and told lots of neat things to them, so if you live in the Triad, pick it up! I think you can get them outside of restaurants and places like that. It's free.

And last but not least, upon our return home yesterday, we spotted a turtle in our dirt driveway, digging a hole with her hind legs, ready to lay eggs. We are going to now be the caretakers of baby turtles, who may join the band later. I think her name is Tia. The turtle. I took a video and pictures if anybody wants to see them.

To Tia the House of Fools turtle!


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Songs and Videos and Shows and things

howdy! we've put up a few songs up on our myspace page from our album that have never been up here before: "Coke and Smoke", "What Are We Supposed To Do?", and "Me and Everyone I Know", as well as added back "Until It's Over"... all from the album Live and Learn.

ALSO we have put up a couple of videos taken on my digital camera from the last tour, one showing what it's like to drive 45 hours from San Jose to Greensboro without stopping, and another of us jamming out and singing an unreleased (but occasionally played) song in a hotel room.

OH and remember NEXT WEEKEND (14th and 15th) we have two headlining shows with Telescreen, Damona Waits, and Boxbomb in the good ol' NC, so come out and rock like killer tomatoes!

matt and House of Fools

Friday, April 18, 2008

pollen and pepsi

greetings all!

We have been home for about a week now. It feels great to back home in the beautiful weather of North Carolina... everything is so green and yellow. And the yellow is of course from the annual flood of pollen that likes to creep up nostrils and throats and eyeballs and whatever other openings are exposed to it's allergy inducing qualities. But I digress. 

Josh is currently on tour with Far-less playing bass, so we have written and new song and are trying out some new things, including recording everything live, which is a far more challenging, yet rewarding experience than simply having everyone come in and play their parts separately. If this seems like quite a bit of effort simply for demos, it is, and we love it.  It feels good to be back playing music for fun and for more than 30 minutes a day.  Did I mention the weather? It's great.

On a side note, I have just raided my parents fridge, and I don't know if anybody else's family does this, but my parents like to buy every new type of diet, fake sugar, fat free, or genetically engineered soft drink on the market.  I don't believe we've had a single can of regular Coke or Mountain Dew in the house in years.  That said, there was a new type in the fridge today: Diet Pepsi MAX. Apparently this is supposed to be like Diet Pepsi, only with ginseng AND caffeine (I guess this means MORE caffeine). Why we need to cross our Pepsis and Red Bulls, I don't know. It tastes more or less like Diet Pepsi, and I haven't experienced a surge of energy yet, but the whole concept of this particular style of soft drink seems absurd to me. Oh, and it's zero calories.

Okay, I'm sold.



Wednesday, April 9, 2008


My jeans smell like burnt hair.

It's the last day of tour for us, after 43 days away from home, we are finally starting our journey back tonight.  But not before rocking ass tonight in San Jose.  Last night we played and hung out with Daphne Loves Derby and Making April, and the security guards at the hotel. Arm wrestling competitions ensued whilst beer was being drunk. Beer that we are now feeling the morning effects of and is inhibiting my typing. We've have a lot of fun these past couple of months and we can't thank everyone enough who helped us get here in one peice (well, 6 peices) by either feeding us, letting us stay at their house for like a week, hanging out with us, or just making us feel welcome where we go. It's funny how you count down the days till the end of tour for so long, and once you're there you want it to go on just a little bit longer. I hear it's rainy back home, so maybe we can bring the sun with us. The drive home is something like 50 hours, so we're stopping in Boulder on the way and splitting it up into 2 still-long-as-hell 20-something hour-long drives. Everyone is starting to wake up now, and alas, I am too hungover to keep typing. Such is the nature of tour. Also, my leg just went to sleep.



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