17
Sep
friends,
this is kind of a hard and weird email to write, so my apologies for jumping right into it. 

many of you know that taylor & i were the first to the scene of hit & run last year, which killed cyclists Ivin Levander Scurlock & Alexandria Nicole Simou. if you don’t know about it, you can read more here: http://desark.org/post/62063448397/late-thursday-night-september-19th-my-friend

the anniversary of that night is coming up this friday, september 19, & we wanted to do something to remember them. so we’re having a memorial bike ride. i know it’s pretty late notice, but this has been a somewhat difficult email to get out.  

jason from back alley bikes has been really wonderful to us; last year he painted up two ghost bikes a few days after the accident, & a small group of us rode out to the site to put them up. i drive by those bikes almost every day, and every day i am reminded to think of ivan and alex, reminded to be a safer driver, a more attentive cyclist, and a better friend. most of all, the bikes remind me to give love and appreciate for the totally hectic and insane lives we all share on this earth, & to spend that time as best i know how.  

the memorial bikes we put up last year were recently taken down. none of us know why—one can only assume someone felt these bikes were getting in the way of cutting grass on the median outside of southern village. whatever the reason, we all think it’s vitally important for folks to have a memory of what happened that night, so on friday night we are going to ride out there and put the bikes back up. 

the bikes will need some decorating, & i encourage you to bring big bright faux flowers, mardi gras beads, whatever you can think of that will last thru the weather & bring bright color and life to these memorials.

the anniversary also falls on des ark’s show at the local 506 with Joyce Manor—our first rock band tour in over a year, with mostly new folks. it feels important somehow, that taylor & i will be playing together for this show, and that we will be in a room full of people we love that night.

so please join us for the ride if you can, tell your friends, help us get the word out. it will be a really easy ride through some various bike paths/greenways (i have a map if you’re interested) to the site of the accident. we will have one big street crossing at Fordham Blvd, but the rest of the ride is paved & off of the road. we will ride to the site with the bikes, put them up, decorate them, and then ride back. we should be back to Back Alley Bikes a bit before 7:30pm. if you don’t have a bike, we can find you something. we just want to make sure you can be there if you want to be. 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19
meet 6pm @ Back Alley Bikes [100 boyd st, carrboro nc] 
leave 6:15/6:30 from bike shop
ride to Southern Village & back

thank you all for reading. much love to everybody. may you ride safe until the end of time,
aimée

friends,

this is kind of a hard and weird email to write, so my apologies for jumping right into it. 
many of you know that taylor & i were the first to the scene of hit & run last year, which killed cyclists Ivin Levander Scurlock & Alexandria Nicole Simou. if you don’t know about it, you can read more here: http://desark.org/post/62063448397/late-thursday-night-september-19th-my-friend
the anniversary of that night is coming up this friday, september 19, & we wanted to do something to remember them. so we’re having a memorial bike ride. i know it’s pretty late notice, but this has been a somewhat difficult email to get out.  
jason from back alley bikes has been really wonderful to us; last year he painted up two ghost bikes a few days after the accident, & a small group of us rode out to the site to put them up. i drive by those bikes almost every day, and every day i am reminded to think of ivan and alex, reminded to be a safer driver, a more attentive cyclist, and a better friend. most of all, the bikes remind me to give love and appreciate for the totally hectic and insane lives we all share on this earth, & to spend that time as best i know how.  
the memorial bikes we put up last year were recently taken down. none of us know why—one can only assume someone felt these bikes were getting in the way of cutting grass on the median outside of southern village. whatever the reason, we all think it’s vitally important for folks to have a memory of what happened that night, so on friday night we are going to ride out there and put the bikes back up. 
the bikes will need some decorating, & i encourage you to bring big bright faux flowers, mardi gras beads, whatever you can think of that will last thru the weather & bring bright color and life to these memorials.
the anniversary also falls on des ark’s show at the local 506 with Joyce Manor—our first rock band tour in over a year, with mostly new folks. it feels important somehow, that taylor & i will be playing together for this show, and that we will be in a room full of people we love that night.
so please join us for the ride if you can, tell your friends, help us get the word out. it will be a really easy ride through some various bike paths/greenways (i have a map if you’re interested) to the site of the accident. we will have one big street crossing at Fordham Blvd, but the rest of the ride is paved & off of the road. we will ride to the site with the bikes, put them up, decorate them, and then ride back. we should be back to Back Alley Bikes a bit before 7:30pm. if you don’t have a bike, we can find you something. we just want to make sure you can be there if you want to be. 
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19
meet 6pm @ Back Alley Bikes [100 boyd st, carrboro nc] 
leave 6:15/6:30 from bike shop
ride to Southern Village & back
thank you all for reading. much love to everybody. may you ride safe until the end of time,
aimée
30
Aug

WE NEED HELP FINDING A PRACTICE SPACE!

HEY CHAPEL HILL/PITTSBORO/DURHAM PEOPLE! Des Ark is going on a full-band tour soon, & we live all over the country & are looking to rent a practice space in September!

we need a couple days mid-month (17/18/possibly 19th), & a couple more days at the end of september (29/30). do you or your friends have some extra room/want help paying your sept rent? desark [at] gmail [dot] com

we will break down our gear after each practice, & can practice any time during the day/night

thank you in advance! we are trying to make rock and roll music for 4u so you can stop complaining about my solo tours!

03
Aug
AUSTIN TONIGHT!!! Last show of tour. It’s been all around magic, & as far as I can tell we haven’t wrecked the rental car yet. With the incredible @aishaburnsmusic & @feralfuture; music STARTS at 7 & must be over by 9 (hi old people, I’m excited abt that too). Honored to be a part of this bill tonight!!!

AUSTIN TONIGHT!!! Last show of tour. It’s been all around magic, & as far as I can tell we haven’t wrecked the rental car yet. With the incredible @aishaburnsmusic & @feralfuture; music STARTS at 7 & must be over by 9 (hi old people, I’m excited abt that too). Honored to be a part of this bill tonight!!!

02
Aug
AMARILLO TX TONIGHT @ THE 806. The local paper “gets me” http://ht.ly/zOis8

AMARILLO TX TONIGHT @ THE 806. The local paper “gets me” http://ht.ly/zOis8

01
Aug
We play Albuquerque tonight! At The Tannex (1417 4th St SW), 8:30pm. So happy to be back in beautiful New Mexico!! http://facebook.com/thetannex

We play Albuquerque tonight! At The Tannex (1417 4th St SW), 8:30pm. So happy to be back in beautiful New Mexico!! http://facebook.com/thetannex

30
Jul

LOS ANGELES TONIGHT!!! At a bowling alley, bc bowling alleys are the new punk basement show. With the INCREDIBLE Lonesome Leash (NC REPRESENT). Side note: this place got voted “best glow in the dark bowling”…so…basically this is a Des Ark rave. Music starts at 9sharp. We’re so pumped to have this last-minute show work out!! #JNCO

29
Jul
SAN DIEGO TONIGHT!

SAN DIEGO TONIGHT!

28
Jul
SANTA BARBARA TONIGHT!!! We love Biko! Santa Rosa last night was amazing, you guys are making this tour the best ever, thank you. San Diego tomorrow!

SANTA BARBARA TONIGHT!!! We love Biko! Santa Rosa last night was amazing, you guys are making this tour the best ever, thank you. San Diego tomorrow!

23
Jul

TOUR STARTS NOW!!!

Here’s a real nice Q&A I did with the folks from Phoenix Times about bein punk, making this record, & looking forward to all my friends shitting in diapers.

All dates are up http://desark.org/tour — new LA show added 7/30 at All Star Lanes Bowling Alley with the endlessly incredible Lonesome Leash (Walt from Dark Dark Dark). We are pumped as fuck!!! Can’t wait to kick it with all you freaky ass humans http://

23
Jul
Good morning from Albuquerque

Good morning from Albuquerque

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7/23 PHOENIX AZ @ YUCCA TAPROOM
7/24 LOS ANGELES CA @ ORIGAMI VINYL *6PM*
7/27 SANTA ROSA CA @ THE FRONTIER ROOM
7/28 SANTA BARBARA CA @ BIKO INFOSHOP
7/29 SAN DIEGO CA @ SODA BAR
7/30 LOS ANGELES CA @ ALL STAR LANES BOWLING ALLEY
7/31 TUCSON AZ @ HOTEL CONGRESS *7 PM*
8/01 ALBUQUERQUE NM @ THE TANNEX
8/02 AMARILLO TX @ THE 806
8/03 AUSTIN TX @ UNICORNICOPIA
9/19 CHAPEL HILL NC @ LOCAL 506
9/20 ATLANTA GA @ MAMMAL GALLERY
9/21 JACKSONVILLE FL @ 1904 MUSIC HALL
9/22 TALLAHASSEE FL @ CLUB DOWNUNDER
9/23 ORLANDO FL @ BACKBOOTH
9/24 TAMPA FL @ EPIC PROBLEM 9/25 SAVANNAH GA @ GRAVEFACE RECORDS
9/26 COLUMBIA SC @ TBA
9/27 ASHEVILLE NC @ ODDITORIUM

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