As you may have heard, on our way to a home show in Seattle on our tour with of Montreal, we were in a serious accident that injured us and destroyed our beloved van “Old Faithful”, along with pretty much all of our gear and a bunch of other stuff. The short version is this: first I woke up from my backseat nap screaming as we lost control on some black ice on the freeway that sent us flying all over the road until we crashed into a concrete blocker. We managed to get the van to the side of the road and were scared but relieved that we had made it out of that ok. We called the cops and AAA and told them where we were and waited for help. Then we sat in terrified silence. About 20 or so minutes later I heard Marian (who was looking in the rear view mirror) say something like “Oh no, it’s coming” and the next moment it happened, in a horrifying instant a semi truck flew into the back of our van. We are beaten up but grateful and amazed to be alive today. We love all of you and are greatly appreciative and humbled by of all of the love and concern that you have shared with us. Your kindness will go a long way toward helping us deal with all of this.

Unfortunately we had to cancel our remaining tour dates with of Montreal. This is such a major bummer because we were all just becoming friends and we were really looking forward to dancing to their set all over the rest of the country. Go see them on this tour, they are amazing.

Here, I guess just as a reminder of how fragile life is, is a sad picture “Old Faithful” on the night of the accident:

Love, Shana

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    This happened right after I saw them open for of Montreal in Boise. :( Absolutely terrifying. Please donate to help them...
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