Starting Out in 2015

As you may know, we take a break every winter from December until at least February. Last year, we took a quick step out in the very beginning of March, and then really roared out of the gate in April with a week-and-a-half-long trip to Chicago, Winnipeg, and Minneapolis. We have a lot of very fond memories from our tour last year, and we’re looking forward to making more this year…but we’ll be getting a bit of a late start.

We were all set to begin our 2015 tour with a show at Indiana Comic Con in March. But the more we thought about it, the more we realized what a terrible idea that was. Not because of anything to do with the event—but because of some personal issues we’re both dealing with.

If you have her friended on Facebook, you might have seen Katt share that she’s been battling anxiety and depression since around May of last year. It turns out that several people on both sides of her family, going back at least two generations, have done their own toe-to-toe with these demons. Katt is getting help and trying to sort out how to manage these issues, but she needs a bit more time than would be allowed by our emerging from our yearly hibernation in March.

And actually, we both need a bit more time. We pushed ourselves hard last year, and we’re both still pretty burned out from it. We need to let the batteries re-charge and then yes—we’re going to try not to over-do it again this year.

And on top of that, we still have an album to finish.

Lastly, we’re trying to delay the start of our tour so we can spend as much time as possible with one of our cats. Our ten year-old brown tabby Bell was recently diagnosed with an inoperable abdominal tumor. There’s no way of knowing how much longer she has left, but we’d like to be here with her for as long as we can. Anyone who knows her can attest that she is one of the sweetest things on four feet. So we want to make her as comfortable as possible during whatever remaining time we have with her.

As things stand right now, it looks as if our first show of the year will be at IPCOD in May. It’s a free festival, and they usually have multiple acts and activities throughout the course of the day. We hope you’ll come join us!

You guys are the best fans in the world. We miss you. But we need to make sure we’re taking care of ourselves (because we’re honestly really bad at it). We’ll be getting a later start than normal this year, but even so, we’ll see you soon!

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