Show this Saturday, Caucos, CA Pier, 3PM

October 18th, 2012

Hi There – we’re playing the Surfrider Free Fall Festival this Saturday @ 3PM – in Cayucos, CA!


Show this Sunday, Oct 2 – Morro Bay Harbor Festival, 2PM

September 29th, 2011

…so come out and see us on the Abalone stage. 2PM to 3:30 in beautiful Morro Bay, right on the Embarcadero.

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Two Shows in March – 15th and 24th

March 2nd, 2011

After a break, we’re back live this month!

Show 1: Tuesday, March 15, Santa Maria CA
O’Sullivans, 9PMwith Asteroid M from Portland (we play first, come early)

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Show 2: Thursday, March 24th, Paso Robles, CA
The Pour House, 8:30PM

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1331 Vendels Circle, Paso Robles, CA

Cool Glowstick-art TLFR Photos

January 12th, 2011

Click for a bigger view of the band name spelled out in lights / cool long-exposure + glow-stick technique!

work by Greg Rasmussen, thanks Greg!

Plus, we got Vectorized!

Yes, this is weird. Behold…

December 30th, 2010

BEHOLD the Awesomeness!

Too Late for Roses - written out in Pasta.

Too Late for Roses in Pasta

Yes – it’s Too Late for Roses, written out in Pasta on toast.  What else?

Too Late for Roses in Tokyo Japan

December 27th, 2010

…well, our Street Team at least.   Check out our flyer campaign in the Harajuku neighborhood of Tokyo, Japan!

Now well see how many free EP downloads we get from Japan…

Too Late for Roses Show on December 11, 7:30 PM

November 6th, 2010

…with Chad Schmid of the Wadsworth Bluff Rats.   All Ages!

<12/13/2010> Update! Well, that went super-ly. Thanks to everyone who came out we had (yet another) fabulous time at the Clubhouse. The ugly sweater party was a bonus, and the Bluff Rats reunion opening set was a treat. Photos below…

Kyle Batty joins us on Drums for a night of original music.

Rock, post-rock, mountain surf music, percussion, flute, synth, bass, drums, voice…
Full bar, it’s out in the woods, let the good times roll.  \”/

Address The Clubhouse at This Old House, 740 West Foothill, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401  Google Map

Getting our music on Pandora ( how we did it )

October 5th, 2010

Our new pals.

Well, at last – Too Late for Roses is up and live on Check us out over at our Pandora page.

The process changed from a couple of years ago – then you could just send music directly to Pandora (no pre-qualification required), and eventually they’d let you know if you got ‘in’. It’s worth pointing out that Pandora is fairly picky – they need to keep the quality of the less-known artists high enough so that when they mix them in with (say) Death Cab for Cutie, the listener isn’t repulsed by the crappy song that came on AFTER Marching Bands of Manhattan and bails out of the site altogether.

Now, you have to get your CD available for physical sale on, with a valid UPC (bar-code). is probably the best way to do this, plus get your stuff on iTunes and virtually all the other sales channels. Then and only then you can submit a couple of songs at , and wait to hear if you got the green light.

[ This is a convoluted way of saying “we feel pretty” that Pandora deemed us worthy. Whee! Let’s give our mastering guy, Joe Gastwirt some of the credit too. ]

Now the interesting stuff happens – it’ll be fascinating to see how Pandora compares to the new nerds on the block, i.e.,, etc. My sense from chatting with random folks around town (“hey dude – is your band on pandora yet?”) and from seeing the number of restaurants / clubs that use Pandora on a netbook for background music (BTW – does ASCAP/BMI just freak out about that or what?) is that Pandora has crossed the tipping point from being a niche site that nerds know about to a site that regular civilians know about and more importantly, use.

If true, we should see an up-tick in site visits, listens, downloads, and (who knows) sales. It’s cool that Pandora has the buy-now link on each song played.

So, getting on Pandora is a long, fairly demanding process. But…it’s a big audience.


All-Ages Show in SLO at the Clubhouse

July 9th, 2010

Update!  Great turnout, great opener by Ryan and Josh, full house.  Fun.

TLFR concert Saturday July 10 at The Clubhouse on Foothill in SLO!

This is what you're doing Saturday night. Just FYI.

7:30PM (early, so you can get your discoteque on later) with Ryan Sayer playing a cool Americana set to open.  The show is ALL AGES.

740 W. Foothill Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Stoked to play, stoked to see you there!

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Photos from the “Masks” Premiere in New York

June 26th, 2010

The rough cut of “Masks” premiered in New York on the 18th of June, and we had a great turnout for the night.  Pat Smith showed all of his short films, from “Drink” (his first, and the first one I did the music for as well), “Delivery” (another PS / KvK collaboration), then onto “Handshake” and the darkly hilarious “Puppet”.  Then the piece-de-resistance – “Masks”!

It was well received by the 92Y Tribeca crowd.  We did a quick Q&A session, mingled with the animation fans (a pretty different world than the usual rock-show crowd), and headed out into the downtown New York summer night.    Good times…   In a couple of weeks Pat and I will make a few edits and tweaks , make a 35mm film print, and hit the film festival circuit in the Fall.

Want a preview? Check out the soundtrack now:

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