New Years Tour

Thursday, December 16, 2010

We are lucky to be ringing in the new year with a tour to the American South with our friend and accomplice Warren Franklin. Warren has spent 4 months out of this year on the road, and really only started touring in May. We are proud of him and excited to spend more time on the road with the now-seasoned solo artist. Catch us if you can. TBA dates soon to be resolved.

  • 12/31 - Dundee, IL @ Santa's Village (Ian's Party)
  • 1/2 - Belleville, IL @ Zeke's House
  • 1/3 - Kansas City, KS @ Salt Water Taffy House
  • 1/4 - Tulsa, OK @ The Reverb
  • 1/5 - Wichita, KS @ Prime Meridian
  • 1/6 - Ft. Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill
  • 1/7 - San Antonio, TX @ Princeton Manor
  • 1/8 - Austin, TX @ Ikee's House
  • 1/9 - Houston, TX @ TBA
  • 1/10 - Lawrence, KS @ The Jazz Haus
  • 1/11 - Bloomington, IL @ The Brickhouse

Will post specific addresses as the dates draw near if necessary.

Final Shows of 2010

Friday, December 03, 2010

Now some final business. These are the last two shows we will play in 2010:

12/18Chicago Zine Fest Benefit Show
The Juicer
1238 N. Noble St.
Chicago, IL

The Diy Chi Collective Presents:
Geoff Hing (Defiance, Ohio)
The Please & Thank Yous

Pagan Youth

The Juicer is near the Division Blueline stop! No Drinking/Drugs/Jerks.

And, of course....
New Years Eve!

" The shows on the 31st, 1st and 2nd will be moved to the Alpine Arena (formerly known as the Polar Dome… that’s right, the ice skating rink) at Santa’s Village in East Dundee, IL. Don’t worry – there will be a bar. A final IP line-up and schedule will be announced shortly! "

Plz & Thanksgiving Weekend

As 2010 wraps up and we take our second to last step towards Judgment Day, we would like to thank everyone who has supported us and given us hope this year. We rounded out last year by getting our equipment stolen and sitting on our record. This year, we had the fortune of having Ice Age Records releasing the album on cassette, and the added fortune of being one of Death To False Hope Records' early releases. And upon its release, we didn't catch wind of a single negative review. The people behind the scenes of our band were instrumental in us being able to book our first major legs of touring, and even some incredible weekends on the road. So thank you to Kris, Scotty, Sloane, C French, all the new friends we have made, and all you people who let us invade your headpiece and living space. And thank you to all the people at the Hipster House, Dingus House, The Hexagon and The Showzin for putting on those awesome shows. Every single band we played with was incredible! Probably even the ones we had to miss because we were behind schedule

 Bumfilter @ The Dingus House, Minneapolis, MN

Is World @ The Showzin, Moline, IL

TPATY On The Radio

Friday, November 19, 2010

Tonight from 10pm-12am CT we will be on the air with Tim Bergslein and his show Stay Free Radio on Radio DePaul, one of the nations best college radio stations. Rekonize.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The show is this ... Bring your drinking caps.

Thursday, 11/18/2010
The Beat Kitchen
2100 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL 60618
8pm, $8, 21+
  • The Please & Thank Yous
  • The Transgressions
  • Vicelords
  • The Fuckers

2010: A Pictorial Odyssey

Sunday, November 07, 2010

The year's coming to a close, and it's one that gave us a taste of some success. At least the way we measure it. We released an album, witnessed the tearing down of a Frank Lloyd Wright house, got to see NYC, Denver, Pittsburgh, Columbus, drove straight through Nebraska, made a ton of friends, and pretty much broke even. Hopefully we don't get jinxed 2011

Feb 15, 2010

 Bros in A Tight Spot

On the way home from Minneapolis


San Lou 

Raper Country


Times Square Fairy

53rd & 3rd: Tryna Turn a Trick

Buncha Savages In This Town

Jersey Shore

Dude Jams

 Making a Funeral Pyre of Warren Franklin

Warren Franklin & The Franklettes 

 Friends in Ft. Ashby

Lake College: Snowing, Glocca Morra & TPATY @ The Beach

Being Liberal in Boulder, CO

Preshow Catnap 9/11

Never Forget Fest 9/11/10

Wear America Or Get Water Boarded

Witter Fest feat. Hunter Van Zandt

Freedom Juice...It's Awful

January Tour In The Works

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Because I've got homework to be doing, I thought I'd update our myspace (which takes hella longer than the old days now) with the skeleton of our January tour down to Tejas. We will be heading down there with our BFF Warren Franklin. We may perform as his backing band, Warren Franklin & The Franklettes. Recognize.

Here's what it's looking like so far

  • 12/31 chicago, il - ian's party
  • 1/2 belleville, il - illegal tone
  • 1/3 kansas city - salt water taffy house
  • 1/4 tulsa, ok - the boydell
  • 1/5 wichita, ks - idk
  • 1/6 ft. worth, tx w/ innards 
  • 1/7 san antonio, tx w/ the sticky bandits
  • 1/8 austin, tx - TBA
  • 1/9 dallas, tx - TBA
  • 1/10 lawrence, ks - idk
  • 1/11 st. louis, mo - TBA

Some of these are booked and I don't know what's going on. Don't shit your pants over it.

Fuck Houston!


Sunday, October 31, 2010

First off, thanks to Waterworks and everyone who came out to their first show. Chicago is very lucky to have a DIY venue in the loop. Everyone there was stoked on not only that but the show itself.

Awesome line up, BFFs

From Here To Infirmary

This month we have a few things planned already. On Friday, November 19th, we will be going to DePaul to perform a few acoustic songs, and also to hang out and answer some questions. Then, the following weekend, after we all eat massive amounts of shit, celebrate the harvest and thank everyone a million times, we will be heading out on a mini-tour once again, this time to Rockford, Minneapolis and the Quad Cities, which are all home to some of our best friends on this planet. America.

More things might pop up, but we also go to school, and some of us even have shit-paying jobs or no job, so fuck you.

by the numbers

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Finally, an accurate review.
"Your songs were most popular with fans of HinderAC/DC, and Akon."

Our City Alderman Reviewed Us LOL

Thursday, October 07, 2010

This makes me want to show up to that festival in Logan Square on Sunday with a generator.

Dude gave us a B...We get better grades in school. Guess we should stick to our day jobs.

Why You'd Want To Live Here

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Newcity Music has written an article about the underground emo revival in the United States, and specifically Chicago. Lots of our friends make up the main bulk of the article, and we're happy to have our name dropped in there too. We really need a press photo.

Joie De Vivre

Grown Ups



Friday, October 01, 2010

Our fanmail today comes from Lane's mom. Thanks!

Sweet, Thanks

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

This weekend we were faced with a dilemma: Which movie is better, Total Recall or Robocop? I think the answer's obvious. Thanks to our bros Sweet Talk for being with us all weekend, and helping us buy a new tire for Thrash Vandicoot, get him towed twice, and played to a grand total of 50 people, over 90% of which were at the Sunday show. More pics to come when Kris gets his shit together. These were our last shows until Thanksgiving weekend when we will be heading out to Rockford, Minneapolis and the Quad Cities for a few more laughs. Keep it in your pants until then, friend.

Summer's Over

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Here's some footage from our May and August tours as well as part of Warren's July tour that I was on for a bit. This summer we finally got to see the pains of our labors years pay off as we went around the country, from Long Island, NY to Denver, CO, making new friends, meeting new people, and getting our minds blown. This time next year, we will have moved to Boulder, CO and turned into a Dave Matthews cover band.

A huge thanks to everyone who helped make our summer the best ever! Also thanks to the "cast" of this "video" for being there with us!

Thank Yous:
Erik C.
Josh B.
Joey S.
Lane L.
Mike F.
Sarah P.
Kyle W.
Dave R.
Vince G.
Jaymie M. <3
Dude Jams!
Dude Jams!
Dude Jams!
Our Parents
Scotty Death
Miss & Jamie
Nnamdi & Al
Joie De Vivre
Rad Company
Tim-4 Eleanor
Kara & Jordan
Warren Franklin
Hands Like Feet
Carl & The ELB
Who Goes There?
Austin & Maureen
The Morgendorffers
You're Not Kablamo!
Erik from Belleville x2
Mickey & The 15th House
All of our Rockford friends
The Reptilian (Grand Rapids, MI)
Sleep For The Nightlife (Toronto, ON)
Ryan Ford & The Fortress Of Solidudes
Victor! Fix The Sun (Grand Rapids, MI)
Steven, Ian, Walter(s), and the QC PUNX
Marcus, Marshall and the dudes of Solar Bear
Cris, Dogjaw, I Forget, and the Ft. Ashby Punx! x2
Sarah, Jeffrey, Sleep Bellum and the Gramps House Crew!

Day 1 - Puking

Friday, August 13, 2010

Geoff puking and Marcus taking over vocal duties on our first show of the western tour last night in Chicago with Snowing, Glocca Morra and Joie De Vivre.

flier for the Boulder show

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

have you gotten stoked today?


Monday, August 02, 2010

I can't remember if I posted this or not, but I don't think I did. So this prolific-as-hell blog Circling The Drain reviewed our album.

 These guys play a relaxed, and somewhat familiar sound that brings back good emo music like The Promise Ring and good indie music like Dinosaur Jr. 
Here's a link to the full review

"Tour" dates

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

This looks hilarious. Almost all of these shows are in our goddam state. We'll never get out.

Aug 12 - Chicago, IL @ Strangelight w/ Snowing, Joie De Vivre

Aug 13 - Mundelein, IL @ The Sober Haus w/ Sarah Palin

Aug 14 - Milwaukee, WI @ Yurr House w/Like Bats, Young D

Aug 15 - Sterling, IL @ A Tight Spot w/ Vacation, Two Hand Fools, Warren Franklin

Aug 16 - Moline, IL @ Steve's Haus w/ Street Cheetah

Aug 17 - Boulder, CO @ Community Cycles w/ The Morgendorffers

Aug 18 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

Aug 19 - Ft. Collins, CO @ Hammer Time Tool Co-op

Aug 20 - Belleville, IL @ Illegal Tone Recording

Aug 21 - Lansing, IL @ The Pancake House

Aug 22 - Normal, IL @ Firehouse

Aug 23 - DeKalb, IL @ 7th Street Art Space w/The Casting Out (ex-Boy Sets Fire), Crankupmadonna (ex-God's Reflex), Joie De Vivre (ex-Your City/State)

New Review of Mind Yr P's & Q's

A new review of our album has been posted at Bankrupt On Selling, a new blog by an old friend. Check out the full review here!

 The Please & Thank Yous play with such energy and such emotion that it's hard not to like them. Their sound is much more distinguished.

This Just In

Monday, July 19, 2010

bill o'reilly, how do you sleep at night? honestly, how are you still breathing? how are you still alive? anything you say has no validity. your biases come through crystal clear in HD. I couldn't even get through the introduction of your book--please stop pointing that thing at me. hey, words are cheap so let's go have a drink just you and me. we'll smoke some weed and you'll molest little kids and we'll call it even.

I write like
James Joyce
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Another July Show

Monday, June 28, 2010

Here's one for the suburbanites.

July 14th @ The Gasthaus, Elgin, IL

Marvin Berry and the New Sound
+ 1 TBA

We keep ourselves busy

Here is a list of upcoming shows we are playing. Please don't come to any of them.

  • 7/2 - Mundelein, IL @ Hot Wheels Roller Rink
  • 7/3 - Chicago, IL @ Treasure Town... Gnarfest 2k10!
  • 7/5 - Mundelein, IL @ My House w/ Liarbirds (MN)
  • 7/10 - Antioch, IL @ Garik's House w/ The Revision Plan, The Allies, Warren Franklin
  • 7/11 - Lansing, IL @ Joey segEr's House w/ The Buster League (OH), Warren Franklin
  • 7/14 - Elgin, IL @ The Gasthaus w/ Sandworms, Marvin Berry and the New Sound
  • 8/6  - Grayslake, IL @ The Oasis w/ a ton of bands!
  • 8/12 - Chicago, IL @ Strangelight w/ Snowing (PA)