The Modern Handshake is here! Grab a copy!


It’s here! Our label Livid Records officially released our first EP, The Modern Handshake, yesterday. We’re supremely excited to have this exist, and we can’t wait for you guys to hear it. You can get it pretty much anywhere digitally — iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, CDBaby, BandCamp, stream on Spotify – and if you’re a fan of holding records in your hands, like us, you can also get hard copies via Livid Records! So, pick up a copy, rate it, review it, pass it along, let us know what you think. This is a very special moment for us and we’re so glad to see it become a reality. Big thanks to our producer Jamie Muffett for being patient and helpful during the recording process. Thanks to Katie Muffett for the band photos, Jade Phillips for the fox-y cover photo and to all our friends, family and fans for the support. We couldn’t have done it without any of you!

Some more quick things:

• We had an awesome show on Saturday at Bar Matchless in Brooklyn, and had the pleasure of being on a bill with some great bands, including The Party Faithful, Dharma Body and Rocket Miner. Special thanks to our Chicago friends Rocket Miner for setting the gig up, and for our buddy band Heliotropes for getting us on the bill. Check ’em both out. They’re excellent.


• We’re gonna have hard copies of The Modern Handshake at our next show at Trash Bar! We’re playing Thursday, 6/7. We go on at 9 pm, but the music starts at 8. $7 at the door, 21+. Swing by to snag a copy and a button or two! We’d love to see you. We may even have a new song to show off.

• Music blog Radio Free Titan had some nice words about the EP, too! They said the EP “features some fun indie garage rock that I guess can be described as new wave, but sounds more like how new wave bands sounded right during when they broke away from the punk scene.” We agree!

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We’re playing a show at Bar Matchless in Brooklyn on 5/19


Click on the poster for details! We MAY have copies of The Modern Handshake at the show. We will DEFINITELY have buttons.

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Faulkner Detectives signs to Livid Records

You read that right! We just announced that we’ll be releasing our EP, The Modern Handshake, via Livid Records!

Our CD (yes, an actual CD you can hold!) hits next month, and the EP will be available digitally via iTunes, Amazon and our BandCamp page.

We’re super-excited to be on Livid and want to give head honcho Chuck Livid a big thank-you. Looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship. Visit the Livid Records site to find some more great bands and music.

We’ll also be playing two more shows — Bar Matchless on 5/19 (we go on around midnight) and Trash Bar in June. More details to come!

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We have a new EP: The Modern Handshake


On Thursday, we released The Modern Handshake, a seven-song EP!

This is our first official release and it’s been over a year in the making. We recorded the tracks at NYC’s Threshold Studios with super-producer Jamie Muffett. That fox-y cover you see above was taken by the very-talented Jade Phillips.

You can listen to it for free by going to our music page. If you like what you hear, you can buy the entire thing. How much, you ask? Well, that’s your call. If you want to pay a buck, cool. Three bucks? Even better. We leave it up to you. We just want to share the music.

We’re in the early stages of booking gigs for the spring, and should have news on shows for April and May shortly. 

In the meantime, listen to the EP, pass it on to some friends and let us know what you think via this blog, Twitter or Facebook!

— A, M, E and V

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We’re playing a show at Parkside Lounge on Wednesday, 2/8

As part of Funkadelic Studios’ regular showcase. We’re playing with a lot of fellow Funk bands (it’s where we practice each week!) and to be back in Manhattan. It’s also our first show of 2012. So, come out and say hi! Flyer and details below.

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We’re playing another show!: Goodbye Blue Monday on Thursday, Nov. 3

Starts at 8 p.m.! Head to the wilds of Brooklyn to see us play Goodbye Blue Monday with Jeremy Mason Music and Sunny Listen. We promise a fun time and a new song!

— Elizabeth, Vanessa, Meg and Alex

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We’re playing a show!

Photo via jl_auch's Flickr page.

That’s right! We’re finally playing our first-ever live gig — at TRASH BAR in Brooklyn on Tuesday night, 9/20! For directions, go here.

We go on at 11pm, but there are a handful of great bands playing before us (music starts at 8pm!), including The Cocktail Slippers, Jumpcuts and Afro DJ Mac. Hope to see you there!

For more details, don’t forget to visit our Facebook page.

We’ll be playing another show around Thanksgiving — more details on that as we get closer.

— Alex, Elizabeth, Meg and Vanessa


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