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New York Concert Review; New Galleries

April 27th, 2015: The Phantom Tollbooth has put up a short review of the recent New York show at Webster Hall on April 21st.

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Meanwhile, we have new photos in the gallery section: one of the afore-mentioned New York show, and another of the Philadelphia show on April 24th. The Philadelphia photos are courtesy of Matt Staniz, while the New York photos come from Bert Saraco of Express Image Photography, whose concert photography page you should definitely check out.

We also have a few images of last year's San Antonio show at Sam's Burger Joint on May 18th, 2014, courtesy of Elizabeth Anne Hamilton, and an existing gallery of Danny Greene's photos from the Charlotte, NC show in April 2014 has been edited and cleaned up.

New Interview Online, New Items In Press Section

April 15th, 2015: Gabriel Jones writes to tell us about a brief interview with Steve over on his blog. In addition, a number of recent items have been archived for all posterity in the Press section.

Foil Easterfest On YouTube And Available For Download

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April 5th, 2015: Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil performed a mainstage set at Easterfest in Toowoomba, Australia on Sunday April 4th, and the forward-thinking people who run the festival put the entire weekend on YouTube. A Q&A with Steve, plus the mainstage set, can be seen in the Sunday video at 5:38:48 and 9:16:42, respectively.

In addition, you can download the Q&A and mainstage set, snipped from the Sunday video linked above, from our very own BitTorrent tracker in the highest quality available, 720p HD. Thanks go to Easterfest for being so open with their footage!

New Items In The Gallery And Press Sections

April 3rd, 2015: A few new bits of eye candy are available today.

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Courtesy of Chris Elliott comes a second set of photos from the Hollywood Whiskey A Go Go show in October 2014. Going further back in time, there is also a set of photos from the 1984 Flevo Festival in Holland courtesy of then-official photographer Greg Wigler. The interesting thing is that these are both concert and behind-the-scenes photos.

The new press item is "News From The World," a four-page promotional mock-tabloid that advertised the then-forthcoming I Predict 1990 album. It's along the same lines as the Clone Club newsletters of yore.

If you have photos from any of the recent shows, the Hotel Cafe in LA, Alhambra Theatre in Portland, El Corazon in Seattle... well, any show, really, please contact me! I really want to put them up here.

Foil Rumor Mill; E-Z To Remember Facebook Group; Give Fleming & John All Your Money

March 30th, 2015: First thing's first. Fleming & John, a.k.a. Fleming McWilliams and her husband John Mark Painter of The Perfect Foil, are in the midst of their own Kickstarter campaign to raise fundage for their own new album. Actually, it would be more correct to say they've already raised the fundage, but there's still plenty of backer rewards to be picked up, and with 25 days still left to go, it is possible stretch goals could come.

On to the Foils. A fairly active Facebook fan group, "Steve Taylor & The Perfect Clones", has been around for some time, but now it has a much easier address to remember. We've just broke 200 members, and we hope you'll join and invite all your friends. Say it once, say it twice, third time's the charm: (Yes, really, say it out loud. We want it to stick in your memory.)

Finally, the best part: the rumors.

  1. Not so much a rumor, but a reminder: The Goliath "Deluxe Edition" tracks drop tomorrow, and as a Kickstarter backer, well, I'm wondering... (Update: Confirmed! You can preview "Am I In Sync? (Missing Link Version)" right now!)
  2. Foil fans will, quote, "lose their minds" when they hear "Foils On 45". You have, quote, "been warned". (Update: Hear "Foils On 45" now!)
  3. Another music video is coming, which will make 5 for the 11 tracks on Goliath. In addition, a recognizable music personality has expressed interest in creating another.
  4. A summer live EP is being kicked around, but nothing has been recorded and this is only in the idea stage. The reason being is...
  5. The band is already working on a new album, and "if you heard the songs you'd want them to keep working on it" rather than divide their attention.
  6. Another Goliath surprise is coming in April (note: not the live EP and not the new album).

Goliath "Deluxe Edition" Announced; Scoop: New Music Video This Week

March 24th, 2015: The band has announced via their official Facebook page that next Tuesday, March 31st, the Goliath "Deluxe Edition" will be released on iTunes! This version will include three bonus tracks, plus a fourth not-so-secret track. Quoth their post:

  • Am I In Sync? (Missing Link Version)
  • Foils On 45
  • Goliath: A Conversation with Donald Miller & Steve Taylor
  • (Plus secret hidden track)

In addition, a bigger scoop has been received by this site: Later this week a new music video from Goliath will be released on a "MAJOR entertainment site", and the anonymous source completely unaffiliated with the band was excited to share that "it's our favorite video so far".

New Music This Month; Still Web Sites Run Deep

March 10th, 2015: We've been in a holding pattern for the past two months simply because there hasn't been much to report that couldn't have been gleaned from the Perfect Foil's official Facebook and Twitter, both of which you should be following for the most up-to-date information. Concert dates have been announced in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, New York, and Minneapolis--cast your eyes rightward to the sidebar for dates and links.

However, something we can report that isn't being seen elsewhere right now is that not only are there "lots" more tour dates on the way, there will also be new music from the band coming this month! The source on this one is solid.

In other site news, long time Sock Heaven collaborater Elias Coblentz has procured a mountain of materials that he has generously shared and which will be scanned and added to the Press Archive and Gallery. Highlights include the complete Clone, Meltdown, and Chagall Guevara press kits, and many sets of photos and negatives from early concerts going as far back as 1983!

Jimmy Abegg Says Another Foil Album "Likely"

December 27th, 2014: The latest in a series of "ask the artist" videos features Jimmy Abegg (embedded below), who, on the subject of The Perfect Foil doing another album together, says:

I think that is likely. We have plans for not just one record, but multiple records. We're not fooling around.

In other news, there are now concert pictures from NewSound '86 in the gallery, courtesy of an anonymous contributor. There are also two new entries in the discography. The first, Legacy: Out Of The Box, is an anthology of Taylor tracks compiled and released in 2010 that was brought to our attention by Norman Weatherly. The second is "Hero (For JR, With Thanks)", the recently-released new version of Hero re-recorded for a Kickstarter backer with deep pockets. Thanks for letting everyone benefit from your largess, JR!

Tour Information

Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil have released their new album Goliath, and a "Deluxe Edition" with extra tracks is coming soon. Buy the album now on iTunes, Amazon (download or CD), or from the band's shop. The band recently toured with Danielson in support of the album. The most active sources of new information are the band's official social media outlets linked below, and the Kickstarter project's update page.

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Steve Facebook Twitter Kickstarter Jimmy Facebook Twitter Instagram
Peter Facebook Twitter Instagram John Facebook Twitter Instagram

[Re-]Tweets From The Band

Free Streaming Show

Michael Tolosa filmed the Columbia, MD show, and has shared it with the world! Use Vimeo's "couch mode" to play the whole show. You can also download it in MP3 format (108MB archive) thanks to Kevin Lofgren.

Tour Schedule

Official Tour Schedule

No shows currently scheduled.

Older Sock Heaven news and updates can be found in the news archive.