Reflections on the 2018 Tour W/ Floating Room

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We’ve been home from the Drowse/Floating Room tour for a few days and I’ve been trying to think of what to say. The shows were consistently amazing–tons of people, awesome bands–and very vulnerable. Playing a two piece Drowse set every night was disarming. No drums or bass to hide behind, our voices right there with the guitars. Projected images separated us from the audience, creating an atmosphere that made the interaction slightly less direct. Setting up the projector before each set became an anxiety reducing ritual–it’s light helped guide me into the now of the performance. By the middle of the tour I started to feel good about our playing, I didn’t need to drink my way through it, and I felt proud of the mood we could create in any space. I could take this minimalist Drowse anywhere–the world felt open.

Beyond this realization it was incredible to see people from different cities traveling far to watch both bands. For the first time we had people following us to multiple shows, invested in our art: a dream almost as deep as getting to tour with people I love.

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