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First of all, we've got

First of all, we’ve got to thank the guys in Smite for having us out to their fine whiz-bang show last week – anybody who doesn’t hate themselves needs to check their band out. Those who do hate themselves should stick with us. Speaking of which, thanks to all the new folks who’ve signed up onto this mailing list, guaranteeing themselves a lifetime of sweet rock music and even sweeter rock-like abs (check out Michael, everyone). Finally, thanks to Charles McIntosh for going above and beyond the call of duty, although some might say we’ve already thanked him enough (his booty to date: a 30-minute W.A.S. set and one (1) iced coffee beverage. We take care of our fans).
Enough chit chat. Down to business:
We will be unleashing the terror that is We Are Scientists this very Wednesday at the Lion’s Den in NYC. For those of you whose reading comprehension skills are sorely lacking, here’s the info in easy-to-read list form:
We Are Scientists
Wednesday, August 8th
at The Lion’s Den
214 Sullivan Street(Between Bleecker and West 3rd Street)
New York City
10:00pm (doors open at 8:00)
Cost: $7
We’re playing with a few other bands, who you will of course want to check out so that you can compare them unfavorably to us.
One note: in an advertisement in this week’s Village Voice, the Lion’s Den spelled our name “WeRScientists,” which spelling, although it was clearly not meant as an insult but was instead a rather pathetic space-(and, thus, money-)saving tactic, we find incredibly insulting. The Lion’s Den must be punished, preferably by having their establishment filled to capacity by fans and friends of W.A.S., which fans and friends will cheer very loudly and disturb the peace of the employees of the club. That will teach them.
Another note: this show will feature the unveiling of a brand new W.A.S. tune, which tune features the already classic lyric, “Wooo – ooo – ooohh!”. So, you see, you simply cannot afford to miss this!
That is all for now. We hope that we’ll see you on Wednesday, so that we might lavish you with affection.

First, let us thank everyone

First, let us thank everyone who signed onto our new “Rock New York Till It Crumbles Pathetically Into The Atlantic” email list. Keith actually wept at the sheer number as well as the witty witticisms of the people who responded. Thank you for letting us see Keith cry. It truly was a sight to behold.
Second, we have some shows in New York that you will all want to attend. The rock delivered at these shows will be of a unique nature. New York hasn’t seen this type of demolition before. The crowds will shed tears of relief, joy, heartbreak, and any number of other emotions. You will want to witness thousands of people weeping at once, but obviously more than that, you’ll want to witness We Are Scientists rock the ass off New York. Check out the shows page to find out how you can be a part of what is new and hip and everything like that.

Okay, people. Your brief moment

Okay, people. Your brief moment of respite from the relentless rock attack of we are scientists is now at an end. We’ve successfully transplanted ourselves from Los Angeles to New York City, where we have promptly begun taking the initial steps in our plan for a city-wide takeover (mainly, for now, that means sauntering over to the local pizza parlour, ordering up their finest slice, and, in a very threatening manner, eating it). Yes, so, we are now beginning the process of attempting to book the band in NYC’s clubs, which may take awhile, since it will mean sorting through literally thousands of letters verbalizing the desperate pleas of club owners all throughout the Tri-State area. Be patient, young ones. Our time will come. Big thanks to Charles McIntosh for his brilliant insights into the club scene out here.
Which reminds us, if you want to sign onto our mailing list, send us an email. This includes everyone who’s already on our list. In celebrating our little renaissance, we’re starting from scratch, which means dumping our entire mailing list. So, if you want to keep getting our illuminating and entertaining and (dare we say it?) life-saving emails, please drop us a line at
And if you know anybody in the New York area who you think would dig us, tell them to sign up, too. They will owe you their very souls.

For those who didn't know

For those who didn’t know (and for those who did), We Are Scientists is moving to New York. Brooklyn, to be more specific. That is, except Michael Tapper, who will be staying in Los Angeles indefinitely. Or at least until September. That’s not entirely true. It’s actually not true at all! In fact, it is Chris Cain who is not relocating immediately. Please send him email encouraging him to move ASAFP. You can send it to, but be sure to berate Chris specifically.

Hi, people – A couple

Hi, people –
A couple of corrections regarding our last email, and a few updates, too. Ready yourselves for the impact of some high-calibre WAS news. Boom.
1) Tonight, on Monday Night Live (KSPC, 88.7 fm), we will be on the air from 10:30pm until midnight. The kids at KSPC decided that in order to adequately demonstrate the crushing power of we are scientists, they’d have to increase the length of the show by 50%. They were right. We will play about 1/2 hour’s worth of music, and we’ll also answer questions on the air. Please call. We miss you. Hint: we specialize in offering advice in the arena of love. You need our help. We will save your relationship.
2) In our last email, we indicated that our show with Matt Nathanson would be our last show in Claremont. We lied. Boy, did we lie! We now have not one but two (2) shows coming up in Claremont. The first is at Pitzer College’s annual Kahoutek Music Festival (it doesn’t matter if we spelled it correctly – when we are done, it will be called We Are Scientists’ Slap-Happy Sing-Along). We’re not sure who else is playing, but Kahoutek is always good. Here’s that info:
Saturday, April 21
Pitzer College
Claremont, CA
we go on at or around 2:30pm
cost: free
The second show is also at Pitzer College (that makes three shows at Pitzer in as many weeks – can they get enough? The answer, of course, is “no.”) We’re part of another all-day music festival called Groove at the Grove, which will also feature folks like Jonah (of Far and Onelinedrawing fame) and Geggy Tah, among many others. These are good people. But that doesn’t mean that we’ll refrain from unleashing our particular brand of fury upon them. And you. Be there.
Friday, April 27
Pitzer College
Claremont, CA
time: 2:00pm SHARP!
cost: free, again. we are too good to you.
3) Contrary to many reports, Michael was NOT named as People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” for the first quarter of 2001. He came in second.
That is all.
We love you.