We added Matthew Reid Schwartz (guitar/keyboards/flute) in 2000 and recorded “Be Gentle with the Warm Turtle”. The first tour with Matthew was with the band Hovercraft and took us to the East Coast. Hovercraft broke up mid tour and we had to drive straight back from NYC but we still had a great time.  Though Dave was mad when we tried to stop at the Corn Palace in South Dakota.

Early Lineup with Matthew
Early Lineup with Matthew

US tour in October with Hovercraft. Tour dates here.

Terrastock in Seattle! This was huge for the band, as we met tons of great musicians and made some of our closest band friends. Three days at The Showbox with over 30 bands including Bardo Pond, Major Stars, Windy & Carl, Subarachnoid Space, Tarentel, Monkeywrench, Green Pajamas, Bevis Frond, Damon & Naomi, and many more. And Moe Tucker & Doug Yule of the Velvets played! (They both released live albums from their performances)

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