President’s Day at Chop Suey

We have a show at Chop Suey Monday, February 17th, President’s Day, with our friends Vacant Seas and Dark Hip Falls. This will be our only Seattle area show for a while, as we finish up our new album. Come on out and hear what we got up our sleeves.

After that we have a great show lined up March 1st at Bob’s Java Jive in Tacoma with Death by Stars, Elbow Coulee and TBASA.

French Letters @ Sunset Tavern 12/11/13

Sunset Flyer 4

French Letters are back at it… Another year, another album. And one more chance to catch us playing live in our element. If you hadn’t noticed, the shows have slowed while our output has grown. Seattle music is grinding a rough transmission these days, and while we never struggle to express ourselves as a band, the venues and opportunities to do so have become limited around this rock roll town.

While the scene we love seems to have dissolved around us this past year, we have been hard at work on a new record. A record that finds us as a unit in top fighting form.
We are pleased to invite you to the release for the first single off of this album. It’s a little ditty people are wont to say, “It sounds like early Stones and Tom Waits, without trying to sound like either.” In our world, and in this uncertain time of local musical futures, that sounds like a compliment. 

Please join us at the Sunset with our rock roll brethren Death By Steamship and Whiskey Radio as we debut the single “All Over and Under the Rhine” for you.

Back at Egg Studios

We spent a productive day at Egg Studios recording a single and B-side for our upcoming full length, and even got a few friends in on the action. The A-side, “All Over And Under The Rhine”, features Eric Patten’s gold tone growl on sax and Kelly Young belting out some “doo wops” and “Yeah yeah yeahs!” The B-side is an oldie of ours, a heavy spoken word piece titled “Klinik”.

We can’t wait to get back to Egg Studios February 2014 to record the rest of the new album:
1. I Already Know How This Ends
2. Piss Throne
3. Texarcane
4. Cocktail Talk
5. All Over & Under The Rhine
6. Demonology of Desire
7. Female of the Species



Summer Shows!

Saturday, April 27th @ Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater (Belltown)
with Sad Face & On The Make

Saturday, May 4th @ The Mix (Georgetown)
for Whiskey Radio’s CD Release Show!

Tuesday, May 14th @ Sunset Tavern (Ballard)
with Western Red Penguins

Wednesday, June 19th @ Comet Tavern (Capitol Hill) 
with Post Adolescence and Rhodes Fortune

Wednesday, July 17th @ Chop Suey (Capitol Hill)
with Vacant Seas, Solvents and Tangerine

(flyer by Ali Cushing)

“Here There Be Serpents”

In five tracks and one poem our new EP, Here There Be Serpents“, presents the evolution of French Letters’ rock ‘n roll sound in a smart, swaggering Molotov cocktail of poetry, blues & Americana with take-no-prisoners guitar rock that is fun, dangerous and apologizes for nothing.

Featuring incredible cover art by J. T. Dockery, physical copies and digital downloads of the album are available at

Have a listen: