new ep! "elephant in the room!" available for download!!

hey! we have a new ep and its available for download here or from bandcamp.  it's also streaming at!! check it out!!

  "The Elephant in the Room" TAPE/7" [2011] -  Fuck You is a Seven Letter Word Records

  1. Adventures in Petsitting [lyrics] [mp3]
  2. Last of the Assholes [lyrics] [mp3]
  3. Hate Your Body in 12 Easy Steps [lyrics] [mp3]
  4. Fake Smiles in Photographs [lyrics] [mp3]








we be bloggin'

Unfortunately for you we’ve decided to revive the TMLE tour blog.  Fortunately for us we’ve delegated it as a task for our roadies.  Check it out:

new interview

hey, we recently did an interview with conor mancuso! click "read more" to um... read more...

Ted Leo show tomorrow!!

Positive Force DC presents a benefit concert for immigrant rights, union organizing, and community-building. All profits to National Day Laborer Organizing Network and We Are Family DC.

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2011
Doors: 6pm
Music: 7pm

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists (Matador Records)
Medications (Dischord)
The Max Levine Ensemble (No introduction required)

Over by: 11pm
Where: Sacred Heart Church @ 3211 Pine St NW DC (near 16th and Park)

Advanced Tickets can be found here:

Tickets purchased online can be picked up the day of the show at Sacred Heart; Positive Force will keep a list of names at the door. Advance tickets are also available at SMASH Records or Crooked Beat: $10 with a can of food, $12 without.

For more info contact Mark at 202-487-8698 or

Please bring donations of canned goods for distribution to isolated, low-income seniors in the nearby community.

new music video. new song. big problems usa.


hey we're doing a big old winter tour.  yes we are.  yes yes.  if you’ve got any questions or suggestions, e-mail

all shows are all ages:


1 - ST. MARY'S COLLEGE, MD @ the Daily Grind
2 - BROOKLYN, NY @ Tommy's Tavern (1041 Manhattan Ave.)
3 - BOSTON, MA @ The Democracy Center (45 Mt. Auburn St.)
4 - PHILADELPHIA, PA @ The Banana Stand (e-mail for address)
9 - WASHINGTON, DC @ St Steven's Church (1525 Newton Street NW) w/ Harry and the Potters
10 - COLUMBUS, OH @ Skylab (57 E Gay St) w/ Traveling
11 - KENT, OH @ The Stone Tavern (110 E Main St. w/ Traveling
12 - CINCINATTI, OH @ Planet Kickflip (2844 Spring Grove Ave) w/ Traveling
13 - LOUISVILLE, KY @ Chestnut House (714 E. Chestnut St) w/ Traveling
14 - BLOOMINGTON, IN @ Russian Recordings (1021 South Walnut St) w/ Traveling, High Dive
15 - MILWAUKEE, WI @ CCC (732 E Clarke St) w/ High Dive
16 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ The Minnehaha Free Space (3458 Minnehaha Ave) w/ High Dive
17 - CHICAGO, IL @ The Juicer (1238 N. Noble) w/ High Dive
18 - GRAND RAPIDS, MI @ The DAAC (115 S. Division) w/ High Dive
19 - DETROIT, MI @ Trumbullplex (4210 Trumbull) w/ High Dive
20 - PITTSBURGH, PA @ The Shop (4314 Main St.)
26 - RICHMOND, VA @ Strange Matter (929 West Grace Street)  w/ Delay
27 - GREENVILLE, SC @ The Villa (5 3rd ave.) w/ Delay
28 - ATHENS, GA @  Go Bar (195 Prince Avenue) w/ Delay
29 - BIRMINGHAM, AL @ the Firehouse (412 41st street south) w/ Delay
30 - CHATTANOOGA, TN @ Sluggo's (501 Cherokee Boulevard) w/ Delay
31 - ATLANTA, GA @ Wonderroot (982 Memorial Drive)


1 - GAINESVILLE, FL @ 1982 (919 W University Ave.)
2 - DELAND, FL @ the Junkyard Saloon (5115 U.S. 17)
3 - NAPLES, FL @ Squarehead (1895 Seward Ave #1)
4 - TAMPA, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery (4215 East Columbus Drive)
5 - TALLAHASSEE, FL @ Shark Tank (1651 Sharkey St.)
6 - NEW ORLEANS, LA @ The Big Top (1638 Clio St.)
7 - SAN ANTONIO, TX @ 315 Baltimore house
8 - FT. WORTH, TX @ 1919 Hemphill
@ 924 Gilman St. w/ Street Eaters
14 - OAKLAND, CA - 3:30pm @ Mosswood Park
15 - SAN DIEGO, CA @ Che Cafe (9500 Gilman Drive)
16 - POMONA, CA @ VLHS w/ Joyce Manor
17 - RIVERSIDE, CA @ Blood Orange Infoshop (3485 University Ave)
18 - GOLETA, CA @ Biko Garage (6612 Sueno Rd.)
19 - SAN JOSE, CA @ Hijinx Women's Co-op
20 - PORTLAND, OR @ Backspace (115 NW 5th) w/ Rvivr
21 - OLYMPIA, WA @ Capitol Theater Backstage w/ Rvivr
22 - SEATTLE, WA @ Fusion Cafe (909 Fourth Avenue) w/ Rvivr


@ The Mitten w/ Traveling
8 - BALTIMORE, MD @ The Bellfoundry (1539 N. Calvert St) w/ Traveling
9 - WASHINGTON, DC @ The Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW) w/ Traveling



Monday, December 5th

w/ musical guest The Bepstein Show!!

8pm @ The Black Cat
1811 14th St. NW DC

"Maximum Summer is the real life Peter Pan story of a man who refused to give up the passions of his youth. Benjamin Epstein (Bepstein) is everything we forgot to be when we grew up. All the things we tried to hold on to, but let slip away as life berated us with new responsibilities and priorities. There is an element of purity in his philosophy; he's just having fun, how many of us can put our anxieties on pause long enough to genuinely enjoy something?"

Now accepting donations...

so we've finally entered the future and set up a paypal account, so if you wanna donate to the band you are welcome to do it through our bandcamp page!  we have it set up at "name your own price" but you're still welcomed and encouraged to download any of our music for free.  it's all available at our discography page.  enjoy!


HEY.  just finally got around to uploading our last two releases "MR. GIKOKOVICH 2000-2005: A RETROSPECTIVE" and "THEM STEADILY DEPRESSING LOW DOWN MIND MESSING POST MODERN RECESSION BLUES."  now you can download them for FREE on our discography page or over at our bandcamp site.  enjoy!