While you sit around a glowing screen reading blog posts and clock-watching (I'm in the same boat, just replace "reading" with "poorly writing"), the Panther duo is out touring. And not just your typical domestic shows at some rented VW hall, either. The Kill Rock Stars' act is traveling the globe. First a European tour that took the band all the way to Mother Russia, then a jaunt to the People's Republic of China (I sense a communist theme here. What's next, Moldova?), the band is finally back in Portland. At least for now.

While in Austria, they recorded a (not embeddable, sorry) video session for They Shoot Music Don't They, including a great take on "Like Birds," performed while lying down. Slackers.