Good news, Elephant 6 Collective fans: Singing saw expert/Music Tapes member Julian Koster -- who played with Jeff Mangum in this video here -- is bringing his holiday caroling tour to St. Louis on Monday, November 17. Here are the details, according to Merge Records:
Julian and the saws are planning a tour to several cities and are offering to come caroling at your house. All you have to do is invite them! At each house, Julian will play a few songs of the Music Tapes, and the saws will play a few of their holiday favorites for hosts and their assembled guests. And then, on they will go to the next house.
Households that would like to invite Julian and his friends to come carol may do so up until the night before the carolers arrive in your town by sending an invitation to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing a written invitation to:
Music Tapes Caroling c/o G. Stewart 175 Talmadge Street, Apt. 1 Athens, GA 30605
Written invitations will be given priority, should arrive a few days before the carolers arrive, and include an email address or telephone number for reply. Invitations where the inviters indicate that they would be willing to entertain outside guests on caroling night are preferred. Once the limit on houses on a given night has been reached, the address of each house that will welcome guests will be distributed via email to all who email email@example.com and ask to attend. The addresses of the houses will not be posted online.
These will be caroling events (not house concerts) and there will be no monetary recompense of any kind asked for. People who wish to make a donation to the Carolers Travel Fund via the orbitinghumancircus.com website where all Caroling updates and information will be found.