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Do Not Drink This Holiday Cheer, Vol. I

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

It’s that time of year again, when the men of Lime Colony make merry, avoid each other for around three straight weeks of vacation, and try and fail to put extra cinnamon sticks into every beverage imaginable.  And now this year’s time-of-year is double special, because we are sharing with you our first EVER release of a single.  It’s a holiday single.  It was stolen by thieves but partially revived.  It has an A-side and a B-side (I’m not sure which song is which).  It’s for you.

As noted above, you should not drink this particular holiday cheer, but we’ll certainly advise you to download it:


Many thanks to Jennifer, who made it known very early on that she thought a holiday album would be a fantastic idea, and who graciously accepted the compromise of a less epic but just as heartfelt holiday single with an A-side and a B-side.  Unless you are a sour-breathed burglar, we sincerely hope you enjoy listening to this free treat, and we sincerely encourage you to share it with friends and family.

Do Not Drink This Holiday Cheer, Vol. I

Warm Wishes,

Lime Colony

Holiday Pleasantries

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

As noted at our various social media locations (Twitter, Facebook, maybe even Myspace), Earl’s house was recently burglarized. The best news to this point is that nobody was harmed, but the damage includes a broken window, two missing laptops, and Earl’s son’s camera.* One of the laptops contained at least 20 hours of mixing work for the holiday single we were hoping to release in the coming days.

In an effort to turn this stocking full of holiday lemons into something a little more ‘ade-ish, and as a big peppermint-flavored middle finger in the faces of pencil-dick burglars across this great country, we are releasing unfinished drafts of both the A and B sides of our single this week, in mp3 downloadable format. (Plan #1 – mailing the thieves a corked wine bottle full of one week’s worth of our farts – ended up being too complicated.)

The single, our first EVER, is titled “Do Not Drink This Holiday Cheer, Vol. I,” and is overflowing with two proudly unpolished recordings. The first, “Lo,” is a Lime Colonized version of a 400-year-old winter hymnal; the second, “Thank You,” is a less-than-400-year-old Lime Colony original. All told, it’s a nice low-key juxtaposition we hope everyone will enjoy as 2010 becomes 2011.

Fuck you, small-time house-burglars.

*Who steals a 4-year-old’s camera?

Lime Colony – Review’d

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Beloved Friends,

The nonpareil women and men over at Pirate Cat Ratio have reviewed our recently-released album, Lime Colony.  You can read it >>>>here<<<<.  We encourage you to check it out, if for no other reason than because you care so much.


The album presents a nice exploration of sounds within the folk rock stamp, including an interesting array of instrumentation, with touches of ethereal moog, swelling brass, and, per their myspace page: “walpotar, sansula, accordion, and circus bees.” Well-produced and highly-listenable, Lime Colony is a very solid effort from an ambitious young band, well worth a few rotations for any set of curious ears.

Really, you’re the best friends a band could have.


Lime Colony

An Opportunity for YOU!

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Good heavens, everyone!

It is with utmost gratitude for your continued fannage that we announce something! It’s not really a contest or competition, neither is it really a sweepstakes or lottery. Well, let’s just get on with it.

For the remainder of Lime Colony’s performances at Retox Lounge in SF (8/17, 9/7, 9/21):

Anyone who posts a picture of the band to our facebook or myspace pages will get a FREE copy of our latest and greatest album, Lime Colony.  Furthermore, anyone who posts both a picture AND a video will get one of the aforementioned LP’s plus our debut EP, The Advantage Of Getting There First.  FREE.

Wow!  A few clarifications: 1) The person posting the photo or video must have personally taken it.  2) We will contact photo-posters with album-delivery details, but 3) you are free to message us directly pointing out your handiwork.

Show notes:

For the 8/17 show at Retox (see our earlier post for full details) Tim and Earl will be playing an entirely acoustic set (SPECIAL!), on a bill with Koozito and Terese Taylor.  If you want to see the full band, well of course you can also do that at Retox on 9/7 and 9/21.

Thanks, and keep on truckin’.


Lime Colony

A series!

Monday, July 26th, 2010


We apologize for our seeming absence.  Really we’ve been here, been here for you, but lurking in the shadows, watching your every move.  Even when you did that one thing.  Yep.

Anyway, we’re pleased to announce a series of shows at The Retox Lounge in San Francisco.  We’ll be playing on the following dates:

  • August 3rd
  • (possibly August 17th – that one’s still being finalized)
  • September 7th
  • September 21st

It promises to be 3 (4?) nights of magic.  We will be making your problems disappear, Houdini-style.  As details firm up, we’ll keep you posted.

Thank you for your continued love.  We love you, too.  Completely.  Unconditionally.  A little inappropriately.


Lime Colony

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Tonight’s the night

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

That’s right. Bottom of the Hill. 1233 17th St. CD Release. Pancake breakfast (at least for me).

2 days left…

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Friends and Loved Ones,

We’re writing to remind you that Lime Colony’s brand new release, Lime Colony, will be let loose this Wednesday night (5/12) at Bottom of the Hill in your very own San Francisco.  The doors will be opened at 8.  You’ll then be aurally enraptured by the likes of Blood & Sunshine and Passenger & Pilot.  Following that, Lime Colony will cap the night off with something special.  Something very special.  You know.  That one thing.  Yep.

So come along, bring your friends and don’t forget to hold on to your butts.



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May 12, 2010

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

CD Release Show on 5/12!

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Beloved, Loyal and Tenacious Fan,

We here at Lime Colony HQ are pleased downright giddy to announce the release of our shiny new album, Lime Colony.  The full-length work makes us tear up when we listen to it for so many reasons (you cannot count them – the number is in Spanish an exotic foreign language).

Anyway, said CD will be released at BOTTOM OF THE HILL ON MAY 12TH!  Passenger & Pilot (our friends and excellent musicians) and Blood & Sunshine (music-makers extraordinaire) will be getting the night going for us and we urge you to come early to hear experience them.

Doors open at 8.  21+.  $8 (CD’s will be on sale for $10).


Blog post on The Deli SF

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Gallant and Beloved Fans,

Your favorite music-makers are featured in an entry in The Deli SF Open Blog.  It’s a nice little featurette* featuring the cover of Lime Colony (the album) and a selected track from said album.  Go check it out (we’re a few entries down, so don’t lose hope so quickly, jeez.


*authored by us