Just a quick post to confirm we're no longer playing together. We never announced anything because there was no fixed moment of split; we took a break from it this time last year and subsequently all moved in different directions. Coming on here now I see people have been asking what's going on. As ever, I think we're continuously surprised when people show interest in us. Our apologies for the neglect, it was not meant as a snub. A sincere and genuine thank you to everyone who was interested and supported us over the years, it was genuinely appreciated.
Jonathan Richman... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_exvKnrK6g
We headed down to our basement this evening and put down a few live versions of songs from Got It If You Want It. Here's Heart And Soul... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY-Sn1YrZWA
Unfortunately the time has come for me to part ways with 22-20s. It's not a decision that has been taken lightly, however due to the circumstances, both financially and logistically, I feel that this is the best decision for all involved. I have been lucky enough to spend the last four years of my life making and playing music all over the world, meeting some amazing people. The thing that makes me most proud is the fact that in 22-20s I have been fortunate enough to 'work' with 3 people whom I consider to be not only my best friends, but incredible musicians too. Everybody else involved with the band during my tenure was always helpful, friendly and fun to be around and I will take a lot of experience and happy memories away with me. I'm very happy to say that this situation has been handled in an amicable fashion by all involved and that I wish the band all the best in the future with their efforts. I will be putting together some form of band together in the near future so if you are interested and want to kept up to date with developments then follow me on Twitter at the link below... A massive thanks to Glen, Martin and James and everyone who was there along the way! Dan http://www.twitter.com/dan2220s
Sadly we have to announce that Dan has left the band. Dan's life and home are in England and with the other three of us now living in Minneapolis the situation had unfortunately become untenable for both him and the rest of us here. The decision, made a few weeks ago, is both amicable and mutual. We will not look to replace him (he's irreplaceable anyway) and will continue as we originally started, and as we have been doing throughout this year, as a three piece. Dan is a great guitar player and, above all else, a great friend. We'd like to thank him for all he has contributed these past four years, both as a musician and a person, and wish him all the very best for all he goes on to do. It's been an absolute pleasure having him in the band and, being as he is one of our very favourite people on the planet, he'll be sorely missed.
Although if you were to listen to one song today with Heartbreak in the title... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU0c9EpVxuE
From the 22-20s' vault (a worn old hard drive in our basement - dropped a few too many times but still running) here's an old live studio version of Latest Heartbreak - I think recorded around the same time as the album sessions for Shake/Shiver/Moan and never released... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHKK1yb8uoI
We've a couple of Japan dates to announce in the coming days. Before we do, here's the last four songs from our set at Fuji Rock back in the summer of 2010... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdSncQM32cE