a few things I’ve learned over three days

1. Your parents have a huge influence on who you become. Either way, you have control. I am beyond lucky to have the parents I do.

2. “Love isn’t scenery, love is people” - My grandmother. I left a lot of love in NJ, but I’m here for a reason. 

3. Some people will bring out the best in you, others will bring out the worst in you. Either way, you have control. I am beyond lucky to see this before it became too late.

4. Out of everything in this entire existence, you are the most important. Forget “do unto others.” Do unto yourself. Love yourself, and the universe will follow suit. 

5. Even though I don’t have many friends, there are a few people scattered about in this world so beautiful and wonderful and full of love. Among the top of the list is Laura (have-perspective). I love her, and am grateful to be able to call her my friend. 

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check out a little behind-the-scenes video we made about the screen printed dust jackets to accompany the most limited vinyl pressing of Bloom & Breathe

We’ve also announced a bunch of new tour dates, check them out below:

Oct 22 - Amityville, NY - Amityville Music Hall (w/Boysetsfire, Tim Barry)
Oct 23 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes (w/Boysetsfire, Tim Barry)
Oct 28 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East Upstairs (w/Pianos Become The Teeth, Frameworks)
Oct 29 - New York, NY - The Studio at Webster Hall (w/Pianos Become The Teeth, Frameworks)
Oct 30 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes (w/Pianos Become The Teeth, Frameworks, Vasudeva)
Oct 31 - Buffalo, NY - Tralf Music Hall (w/Pianos Become The Teeth, Frameworks)
Nov 1 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen (w/Pianos Become The Teeth, Frameworks)
Nov 13 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Smiling Moose
Nov 14 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick Lounge
Nov 15 - Lincoln, NE - Vega
Nov 17 - Denver, CO - Moon Room
Nov 18 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Shred Shed
Nov 20 - Boise, ID - The Shredder (w/Foxing)
Nov 21 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon (w/Foxing)
Nov 22 - Vancouver, BC - 333 (w/Foxing)
Nov 23 - Portland, OR - Slabtown (w/Foxing)
Nov 24 - San Francisco, CA - Sub-Mission Art Space (w/Foxing)
Nov 25 - Los Angeles, CA - Jewel’s Catch One (w/Foxing)
Nov 26 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction (w/Foxing)
Nov 28 - Phoenix, AZ - 51 West (w/Foxing)
Nov 29 - Albuquerque, NM - Gasworks (w/Foxing, Lemuria, Into It. Over It.)
Dec 1 - Springfield, MO - Outland Ballroom (w/Foxing, Listener)

GO SEE GATES ON TOUR AND CHECK OUT THE NEW ALBUM