Politics Are Parlor Tricks Tour
"It was November 2016 when I wrote and released these songs [Politics Are Parlor Tricks] in just a few weeks. At the time I was listening to a lot of psychedelic advocate Terence McKenna's lectures and feeling quite plagued about the turnout of our election. The songs came out quick and visceral and for a time I thought they would lose poignancy. In their fermentation I am realizing these social and political themes mean more now than ever. The original release campaign for this EP was grassroots and mostly local. A little more than a year later I am printing the first none DIY batch of the CD and hitting the road to campaign it along the west coast before release a new LP in April. I'm so enthused to share the stage with one of my favorite songwriters, Jeremy Ferrara throughout this tour." -V.R.