Sometimes I remind myself that I almost skipped the party, that I almost went to a different college, that the whim of a minute could have changed everything and everyone. Our lives, so settled, so specific, are built on happenstance.


We are deep in the process of assembling a live record compiled from songs we’ve played all over the world these past few years. If you’ve ever been a part of one of our live shows and have some great photos to share- we’d love to see them! We are looking to include some in the album art, potentially one as the cover! To submit, please post on Tumblr with the hashtag #ESMZlivealbum so we can find them. Make sure to have a hi-res version upon request.

Listening to these recordings has reminded us that YOU, our COMMUNITY, has been an integral part of each show. It only makes sense to include you further as a part of this album.


You know, as a university student, I’m constantly asked about my sexual history. It’s actually pretty funny because the only remotely sexual thing that happened to me with a guy was in a dream where me and Tom were gardening.  It was hot. It was a hot day, that is. We planted tomatoes and then went back into my house.