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  • Well, the spell of writer's block has passed. This is The Hangover Brigade's first new song in a year.

    After having a conversation about needing people whom you can depend on to get you out of situations--be it a conversation at a party, or a bad spot in your life--I wrote this love song called Exit Strategy. It's about wanting to be someone's everything. To be whatever they need, even if it is just an exit strategy.

    Yesterday marks the first bit of press that The Hangover Brigade has had! I was interviewed by Autostraddle in their music segment called "Almost Famous." The article talks about everything from bunnies, to dubstep, to my future autobiography, Two Hats, No Pants.

    Last night we played The Hotel Utah Saloon for the first time ever. We played to a great and rowdy crowd. It was our first time playing with our new bassist, Joe Hickey, and I have to say -- Joe is what the band has been missing. All the songs now have the weight and grit that they deserve. I love this band so much; it's such a riot getting to play for all of you. Thanks for everyone who come out, sing-along, scream, even amicably heckle us. We adore it.

    We played a new cover, too! Alex Clare's dub-step version of "Too Close". Joe Hickey got to kill it on beatbox. Who says an indie folk-rock band can't cross over into electronica? 

    We'll be back at The Hotel Utah on Friday, April 19th for what is going to be a truely fantastic night. We're going to be playing with Blisses B, Dad's LPs and Cassandra Farrar and the Left Brains -- the same group of bands we played with at my CD release party at Cafe du Nord last May. I can't wait to get everyone back together. Get drunk with us on the 19th, so you can cure your hangover with the proper 4-20 techniques.

    Come hang out with us at our next show on February 28th at 50 Mason Social House!

    Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

    xo,

    Tawnee

  • Join us. Download us. Love us.

    The good news is, you can now find The Hangover Brigade on Twitter and YouTube! The other good news is, we're going to start making more videos of our songs, covers you want to hear, and other Brigadeer shenanigans.

    There's only good news here.

    Have you heard our song, "Any Way I Can Get It" yet? It's not so subtly about carnal cravings. I performed this song at Homophonic this past Saturday and the audience went crazy for it. I have to admit, it truly is one of the best feelings to see people physically react to a song. Some were cheering, some were laughing, some looked uncomfortable, some were taking photos and video. It was an all-around fantastic day.

    The song isn't on our EP, In Between Spaces, but Jacob & I recorded a quick (and dirty?) version of it & it's available for FREE DOWNLOAD on Soundcloud! Be sure to get it!

    Keep it sexy, San Francisco. xo, Tawnee

  • We are The Hangover Brigade. And we're happy to know you.

    There's something different about 2013. Maybe it's a reignighted passion -- a determination.

    We've kicked off 2013 in proper fashion: by promoting more, booking more shows, and sprucing up this here website! We already have a few shows in the works at Hotel Utah and 50 Mason Social House (check out the Calendar tab for more information). Also, we're working with one of our favorite comic artists, Beth Dean, to get an awesome gig poster for a show we're planning in April. So exciting!

    We've also gained a new member to our band! Introducing the marvelously talented and wonderful Joe Hickey on Bass and the occasional beat box! We had our first practice of 2013 last night & it was positively perfect. We're learning new covers that are sure to delight you (thanks for giving us your suggestions on Facebook!), as well as writing more & constantly improving your favorites off of our EP, In Between Spaces.

    One of the most sought-after songs, Any Way I Can Get It, isn't on the EP -- but, stay tuned! We're polishing up a great recording of it for you & we'll be releasing it FREE! The best price!

    Last year we were "Tawnee Kendall and The Hangover Brigade". Now, we are The Hangover Brigade, and we're happy to know you.

    -Tawnee