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Tapes and Tees and Tours And Alliteration!

Available Now!!!
For the uninitiated, this album is an 8bit remake of our first album (Act I). MAVS made this record while we were all still living at our Thundercon compound in Nashville around 2007. If you’ve somehow never heard it, you can check it out on our Bandcamp page.

But seriously now, it’s about time we released this album on tape. If you don’t know the Tastyvein backstory, I’d love to tell you here, but it would just take too long and you’d still be confused at the end. However, I will tell you that there was an infamous red tape involved. And that red tape is something I want to talk to you about right now…

We’ve randomly inserted a single somewhat-carefully recreated replica of that red tape (I somewhat carefully recreated it myself with the factory test tape!) into the 1,000 tapes we had made for this run. 

What, might you say, goes to the lucky person who finds this elusive tape? They’ll receive a lifetime supply of chocolate! Wait… chocolate is expensive. Nevermind, they’ll just get a fancy hand-crafted Cold Steel Ticket (more like a cold steel ID card, but “ticket” sounds better) that gets them into all Protomen shows for free… forever… (excluding Festivals, Private Events, or any other situations where we have no control over entry)!!!!!!  See? That’s way better than chocolate. Ok, probably not better than chocolate. 

On top of all that, we’ve brought back the Grid Shirt to go along with this release. We have 3 types, regular Men’s/Unisex, Women’s, and Unisex Sleeveless. They’re all pretty cool. You should probably buy one of each and wear them all at the same time. 

We also have Combo packs with shirts and tapes, if you’re into buying things together and saving a little money.

And don’t forget we’ll be getting on the road at the very end of September heading out west for some serious music banding. We’ll be joined by our dearest of dear friends, Makeup And Vanity Set (whom some of you may remember from the start of this mailer), and Bit Brigade. Tours like this don’t come along very often, especially while we’re working on the single greatest album of recorded time, so do your best to make it to a show. And don’t wait too long to grab tickets, because they’re running low all over the place. 

30th – Chicago, IL – Reggies +17 ***SOLD OUT***

01st – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room +21
04th – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey •All Ages• ***SOLD OUT***
05th – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater +19
07th – Portland, OR – Hawthorn Theater •All Ages•
08th – San Jose, CA – The Ritz +21
09th – Los Angeles – Echoplex •All Ages•
13th – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill +16
14th – Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Cafe +18
27th – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works (Paranormal Rocktivity) •All Ages•

*some of these age restrictions can be circumvented by having a parent with you. However, YOU SHOULD CHECK WITH THE VENUE FIRST.

And if you happen to be around Nashville on Monday, you should come out to Exit/In for the TWRP show. We might be helping them out on a jam

That’s all for now. We’ll see some of you soon!


p.s. Does it bother anyone else that the Borg can’t decide on a pronunciation of “futile?”

The Hunt For Red October

We’re heading out for a short tour in October to get back in shape and to keep our brains from frying from all the Act III studioing. We’ll have our dearest friends, Makeup And Vanity Set and Bit Brigade, with us on the whole trip, so don’t do something silly like skip out on the greatest shows of all recorded time. Also, we think MAVS is gonna defect when he gets to the West coast (you see… I’m saying he’s Sean Connery in this very flimsy Hunt For Red October analogy. Ooooh! And the reason our first show is on Sept 30th is because we wanted to get a head start, since it takes a while to drive a submarine from Nashville to Chicago! Nah, still flimsy. Don’t worry. We’ll figure out the analogy before the tour or we’ll call the whole thing off and try for the “Sweet November” tour… where we just drive the bus to wherever Keanu Reeves is to tell him what a shit movie that was, and that Bill and Ted 3 better come out before Act III, or else).

Also, if you can get to Portland, we’re doing a special VIP Ticket Meet & Greet situation before the show. It’ll be fun, if you’re into that sort of thing.

30th – Chicago, IL – Reggies +17

01st – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room +21
04th – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey •All Ages•
05th – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre +19
07th – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre •All Ages• *Special VIP Meet&Greet Tickets Available*
08th – San Jose, CA – The Ritz +21
09th – Los Angeles – Echoplex •All Ages•
13th – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill +16
14th – Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Cafe +18

*some of these age restrictions can be circumvented by having a parent with you. However, YOU SHOULD CHECK WITH THE VENUE FIRST.

Speaking of MAVS, he’s released a whole lot of new stuff recently, so you should go to his site or bandcamp to check it out (and don’t forget we have a bandcamp now, toooooo!).

More good stuff soon,