Sunday, September 30, 2012

Emotional Post About Change.

Hey everyone,

I am going to do something I have never done before tomorrow: Live on my own.

Yep, that’s right, I am moving. To Columbia, MO. My lease will end on July 31st and who knows what will happen then, but for now, I will be 2 hours away from STL (or hour and a half if you drive like that. Whatever, jerks.) Although I have spent many days in CoMo, having been born there, visiting extended family who live there 5-6 times every year my whole life and what not, but change is change, amirite? It will be so strange to have my own room for only the 3rd time in my life (out of 8 places I’ve lived, now 9) but I will be in great company there. Excited to become a member of another scene. 

Also, I’d like to take this occasion to say that I… am changing my project name. I will start performing as my own name now, Jake Leech. I have gone over and over about this (to the extreme dismay of everyone that knows me) but it was a need for change. Kid Counselor served me well and I loved all that I have done with it. But the name felt old and done. Anytime someone who ask me what my “band” was called, I would say “Kid Counselor” and I would cringe on the inside and they would go “Oh…” with a distant, weird face thinking, “WTF kind of band name is that?” I  also just don’t see myself performing with that name when I’m 30, and I want so bad to still be doing this when I am at least 30. The music I perform and record from now on isn’t going to be all that different, but there will be all new songs when the inspiration comes. I was going to announce this with some new album on deck or a single, but I just felt this this is just a minor thing, and why try to make it bigger than it is? But still, I would like to put some new stuff out. Hopefully soon. Don’t want to keep making promises to myself and online to say it’s happening. It will. Not now, but it will.

Until then, consider this the end of “Watching the Trees Go By”. I will keep it in existense for the memories and I will probably still “<3” things of yours for now, but alas, this be the end of posting here. 

Thanks for everything y’all,

Jake Leech

Saturday, September 22, 2012 Thursday, September 13, 2012 Monday, August 20, 2012

Imagine a World Without Reblog…

Forreal. Do it. 

Thursday, July 5, 2012 Saturday, June 30, 2012
Yo, we&#8217;re doing it wrong y&#8217;all.

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Yo, we’re doing it wrong y’all.

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Photos by Emily Holtzman.

girblins:

Kinda old pics from Kid Counselor/Porcelain Raft show.

Projections by Sean Brown, they’re a bit hard to see in most of the pics but they were very cool.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Yohuna/Truman Peyote Show (6/9/12)

This was one of those shows were the vibe in the air was awesome, but you didn’t realize how awesome until the next morning. Playing music can seriously refresh any type of serious or just hard situation and I feel really lucky to be able to do that, even in front of a very small amount of people. Everyone’s set was awesome, and I felt very positive about mine. We ate really great mexican food, and listened to funk between sets. And even though the Celtics lost last night, it still felt like there was hope in the air (Red Sox time.) 

I wish mad luck and joy to Johanne and Caleb on the road and hope that the tour continues to rule!

- Jake

PS: Zak Zimmerman did visuals last night and they were amazing. Here are some pictures from last night. (I hope you can see them.) 

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10100768661653348.2080838.66700510&type=1

Saturday, June 9, 2012
TONIGHT STL!

yohuna:

Flyer by Gabriel Berrios. Here’s that info:
FRI 6/8 - MADISON, WI @ The Project Lodge w/ Czech Mate
SAT 6/9 - ST. LOUIS, MO @ TBA w/ Kid Counselor [rsvp]
SUN 6/10 - LEXINGTON, KY @ Backlot w/ Idiot GleeMON 6/11 - ASHEVILLE, NC @ The Get Down w/ Alligator Indian [rsvp]TUES 6/12 - MEMPHIS, TN @ Mosaic House [rsvp]FRI 6/15 - ORLANDO, FL @ FMLY FEST FLORIDA [rsvp]SAT 6/16 - JACKSONVILLE, FL @ UnderbellySUN 6/18 - COLUMBIA, SC @ Conundrum w/ Coma CinemaTUES 6/19 - RICHMOND, VA @ TBA w/ Ming MingTHURS 6/21 - PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Level Room w/ Dan Svizeny of Cough CoolFRI 6/22 + SAT 6/23 - BROOKLYN, NY @ FMLY FEST [rsvp]TUES 6/26 - BOSTON, MA @ DreamhouseTHURS 6/28 - JAMESTOWN, NY @ Labyrinth Press CompanySAT 6/30 - ANN ARBOR, MI @ TBA w/ Zen TapesSUN 7/1 - MILWAUKEE, WI @ The Michael Jordan Slam Drunk Arena WED 7/4 - EAU CLAIRE, WI @ FMLY STYLE BBQ

TONIGHT STL!

yohuna:

Flyer by Gabriel Berrios. Here’s that info:

FRI 6/8 - MADISON, WI @ The Project Lodge w/ Czech Mate

SAT 6/9 - ST. LOUIS, MO @ TBA w/ Kid Counselor [rsvp]

SUN 6/10 - LEXINGTON, KY @ Backlot w/ Idiot Glee

MON 6/11 - ASHEVILLE, NC @ The Get Down w/ Alligator Indian [rsvp]

TUES 6/12 - MEMPHIS, TN @ Mosaic House [rsvp]

FRI 6/15 - ORLANDO, FL @ FMLY FEST FLORIDA [rsvp]

SAT 6/16 - JACKSONVILLE, FL @ Underbelly

SUN 6/18 - COLUMBIA, SC @ Conundrum w/ Coma Cinema

TUES 6/19 - RICHMOND, VA @ TBA w/ Ming Ming

THURS 6/21 - PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Level Room w/ Dan Svizeny of Cough Cool

FRI 6/22 + SAT 6/23 - BROOKLYN, NY @ FMLY FEST [rsvp]

TUES 6/26 - BOSTON, MA @ Dreamhouse

THURS 6/28 - JAMESTOWN, NY @ Labyrinth Press Company

SAT 6/30 - ANN ARBOR, MI @ TBA w/ Zen Tapes

SUN 7/1 - MILWAUKEE, WI @ The Michael Jordan Slam Drunk Arena

WED 7/4 - EAU CLAIRE, WI @ FMLY STYLE BBQ

Thursday, June 7, 2012 Monday, May 21, 2012

Try driving around very late at night with all of the windows down with the radio/stereo off. And be verrrrrrrrrrry quiet. 

Try it.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Voice Memos Volume 1

The following download link is a collection of 25 voice memo recordings taken mostly in 2011. The idea here is that anyone can do whatever they want with them. If you want to sample them, use them as field recordings or just peak briefly into the audio of my life, go for it.

Only condition, I will never explain what they are from. Mystery can be fun, amirite? 

http://www.mediafire.com/?rp7t8zsvmefp1f7

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Y’all. Looking forward to the summer. Gonna try to become a recording machine. Sick to death of having only songs from last year if not older as the only things to show people of my music. 

My creativity is being pulled in a million directions musically. As much as it is frustrating, it’s exciting. Those are the struggles and perks of a solo project. 

I hope this is somewhat intriguing. 

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Jake 

Friday, May 4, 2012 Sunday, April 29, 2012