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THE DONKEYS Publish Awesome Tour Diary

THE DONKEYS worked recently with San Diego organization Sezio. They outfitted the band with disposable cameras and made them write stories about their most recent adventures on tour. Their pictures and insight are extremely great examples of why THE DONKEYS are such a great bunch of people. We love the giant dream catcher!

The Donkeys Manifest Destiny

The Donkeys share new mp3, announce cross-country tour, album pre-order

The release of the Donkeys sophomore album Living on the Other Side is just around the corner, and in celebration the band is bringing their California-fried pop sounds on a cross-country tour. Texas, New York, Washington, Alabama, Utah, and points between, watch out, because the Donkeys are taking the show on the road.

We’ve been excited to read much of the advance praise of Living on the Other Side and John Darnielle (of Mountain Goats fame) really nails the essence of the Donkeys on his Last Plane to Jakarta website. Do not miss the link below for Darnielle’s great write-up.

In addition to this tour, we are sharing with you lucky dogs a second MP3 from Living on the Other Side. Check out “Nice Train,” where the Donkeys substitute their countrified waltz with an infectious pop ditty. With an offhanded vocal style that recalls Stephen Malkmus, “Nice Train” is a hilarious tale of a wild night on the town.

Living on the Other Side is now available for pre-order from Dead Oceans.

READ ABOUT THE DONKEYS ON LAST PLANE TO JAKARTA
DOWNLOAD MP3 FOR “NICE TRAIN”
THE DONKEYS TOUR DATES
PRE-ORDER LIVING ON THE OTHER SIDE ON FROM DEAD OCEANS

The Donkeys and Dead Oceans, Together at Last

We are extremely excited to announce that Dead Oceans will be releasing the sophomore full length from the Donkeys on September 9th, 2008. Living on the Other Side is a fun-loving, rollicking collection of catchy California-fried pop songs. Be sure to listen to the mp3 for “Walk Through a Cloud” for a taste of the Donkeys’ new masterpiece.

We decided to ask the Donkeys a few questions for this announcement, so we could tap into their fertile minds, and share the Donkeys world view with everyone. Here is what they had to say:

Why are you excited about working with Dead Oceans?
Anthony Lukens: I’m excited about having a reason to travel to Texas
and drink Lone Star beer, and Dead Oceans has fax machines and
computers, and from what I understand they accept collect calls. (No
we don’t – ed.)

What can we expect from the Donkeys in 2008?
Tim DeNardo: You can expect the phenomenon of the “donkey show” to no
longer be confined to our corner of the world. Its majesty will captivate every man, woman, and child across this fair land of ours. And if the French play their cards right we might pay them a visit as well.

Why do the Donkeys love San Diego?
Anthony Lukens: I’ll answer this question with a question: where else
in the universe does the air smell like burritos and suntan lotion at
the same time?

Follow the links below for more info and sounds from Living on the Other Side.

DOWNLOAD “WALK THROUGH A CLOUD” MP3
THE DONKEYS PREVIEW SONGS FROM LIVING ON THE OTHER SIDE ON DAYTROTTER
READ THE ONE SHEET FOR LIVING ON THE OTHER SIDE

THE DONKEYS Publish Awesome Tour Diary

THE DONKEYS worked recently with San Diego organization Sezio. They outfitted the band with disposable cameras and made them write stories about their most recent adventures on tour. Their pictures and insight are extremely great examples of why THE DONKEYS are such a great bunch of people. We love the giant dream catcher!

The Donkeys Manifest Destiny

THE DONKEYS Plot Mega-Summer Tour, Share Dates With Magnolia Electric Co.

The music of THE DONKEYS should own your summer activities. It begs you to drink green-bottled beer by it, to break out the Slip-n-Slide, to cut those slacks into short-shorts. Now, the men of The Donkeys are taking their message across the country this summer, sharing a load of dates with fellow neu-classic-rockers Magnolia Electric Co. This should be nothing short of radtastic. Check out all the dates HERE.

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