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Happy Holidays from The Dandelion War!

Here’s your holiday gift guide:

The best place to order CDs of Opposite Shores is here.

And the best place for a digital download is here:

We appreciate your support!

Opposite Shores is now shipping!

Order today your CD will be mailed first thing in the morning.


Want a digital download? Hang tight…we’ll post links on Tuesday.

Opposite Shores is out in two weeks

Check out this video of the recording process:



A Place to Call Home

We’re still working on the new stuff. While you wait, check out this video, which includes two songs from our last album.

writing. recording. we miss you.

We’ve spent the last couple of months mostly hibernating in a windowless room, writing new songs. We’re heading back into the studio early in 2014 and we’re super excited about the new material. Forever impatient, we’re going to play one last show this year so we can put a few of the new songs through a trial run. Come out and see us at the Milk Bar in San Francisco on December 12. We’ll be joined by Split Screens, Heavy Color, and Jared Padovani.


Come see us in Berkeley – free show


Two shows coming up

See you 8/2 in San Francisco and 8/9 in Santa Rosa



Deep Elm Family

One of the best things about being on Deep Elm Records is that we have a link to The Appleseed Cast. Here we are with Chris Crisci at last week’s show.

Berkeley: 5/11


Next Show is FREE



bothcoversIt’s Spring sale time! For just a few days, we’re offering both of our CD’s for only $10. That’s two for the price of one, more or less. Downloaded music is cool and all, but for those who prefer to own the real thing, here’s your chance.

Interested? Visit our web store!


We’re playing Noisepop 2013 on Sunday, March 3 with Caspian, Native and Boyfrndz.

Reminder: this is an early show. We go on at 6pm sharp. See you there!


New Video / New Shows

Check out a new video from our show at the Elbo Room last month. Thanks to Squire Films and Bourgeois Productions Presents for their great work!

And, we’ve got a couple of very cool shows coming up. Next up is a Noisepop show with Caspian. March 3, at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco.

See you soon!

Happy New Year / Best of 2012 lists

Thanks to everyone that helped make 2012 so great for us. Lost Causes has popped up on a couple of Best of 2012 lists:

The Alternative Tone and Popblerd.

Update January 12: and Team Reasonable.

It’s an honor – and a little unsettling – to be listed amongst so many great artists.

We have tons of shows and a bunch of new music to unleash on 2013. Can’t wait to share it with you!

We have shirts!

Finally – we have t-shirts for sale in our web store. Big thanks to Lucija Kordic for the awesome design.

Don’t take our word for it

We Were Always Loyal to Lost Causes is presently celebrating its one month birthday. One of the best parts of the last several weeks has been reading all the reviews that have been popping up in internet land. We’re truly humbled by all the positive feedback. And we’re still waiting for the first real stinker (go ahead, we can take it!). A few snippets are below. Click hear to see the gory details.

Absolute Punk:We Were Always Loyal To Lost Causes is as a close to a perfect post-rock album as you can get.”

The Big Takeover: “music this intricate and delicate is not made in a hurry  an impressive record of powerful beauty”

Dagger: “The Dandelion War is in no hurry to get where it’s going; taking time to put forth layers of beautiful guitar and distant synthesizers before Larry Fernandez’s swooping vocals take us on any of several journeys.”

7BitArcade: “To say that this album is moving is an understatement. Prepare to be soothed, to be crushed, to be inspired.”

And, as a reminder, you can buy the digital album from Deep Elm, and physical CDs straight from us.


Come out and see us!

We’ve got a handful of shows coming up in the next month or so, and we’ve got some others in the works that will be announced soon. Check here for a full listing.

First up, is Friday, September 28 at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco.

Album release day!

The release of We Were Always Loyal to Lost Causes is finally upon us! For digital sales, please visit Deep Elm Records. For as little as $5, you can download the album in your choice of high-quality formats.  For old-fashioned physical CDs (with fantastic art work!), please visit our web store.

We’re extremely proud of this release and we can’t wait for everyone to hear it. Thanks so much for your support!

Pre-orders are now available for the new album

It is now possible to pre-order We Were Always Loyal to Lost Causes via Deep Elm Records for just $8. You’ll get 2 tracks right now in Hi-Res and you’ll be the first to hear / receive full album on September 12.

Click here to place your order.