Our new album is FINALLY available. It was great to have such a fun and amazing night to release the new music at The Brass Rail. It was an emotional night, but I think it was good for everyone to get out and listen to some rock and roll music. I know we were trying to play as hard as we could and I think everyone made a point to sing as loud as they could when the time came. So if you didn’t have a chance to get the album at our show then you have a serious problem… you still don’t have all of our new songs. The entire album will be available for download on Bandcamp today and will be available on ITunes and Spotify within a week or so. I hope that everyone is enjoying what they are hearing out of us because I know we are enjoying what we are playing and at the next show we would love if people were singing our new songs. We are going to keep working and keep working and work some more to get our music to as many people as possible, but for the meantime we are so happy and fortunate to have such an amazing home base to play shows. I know this show meant a lot to us and I know that it meant a lot to many different people in different ways. We are here to stay and as long as we are still a band we are going to continue to play hard and have fun doing it.
– see you soon
We have not played a show for quite some time, but that is all in good reason. We have been working very hard to get some new material written. We will be in the studio February 9,10,16,17 to record our brand new EP. I don’t have much to say about it other than it should be 6 of the best songs that we have written to date. It was nice to have a solid core of four guys who really all had a say in the writing process. We were all at the top of our creative game and I hope that can be heard in the songs.
We have two shows coming up that I am very excited to play. It has been far too long since we have played a live show. The first will be in Grand Rapids at The Pancake House. We have never played at this particular house, but if it is anything like the other house shows we have played in the Michigan area it will be great. I don’t know what it is about people from Michigan, but they still do house shows right. We will be traveling back from Grand Rapids to play on the 22nd at the good old Brass Rail. We will be sharing the stage with The Frankl Project and Jake Simmons and The Little Ghosts. I have not had the opportunity to see The Frankl Project live, but they have played at The Brass Rail before and whenever I tell anyone who was at that show that they are coming to play with us in February I have gotten the same response, “Those guys are fucking awesome.” That must be a good sign and I personally know that JS&TLG are a great live band to see, so what I am saying is make plans to come to The Brass Rail that night. If none of that makes you want to brave this insane winter weather and come to the Brass Rail then maybe this will. We will be playing many of our new songs as they will be fresh in our minds and instruments from recording. It is always fun to hear some new shit.
We want to thank Ian Skeens from Pink Balloon Band and Drew Allegre from Fahrenheit128 Photography for snapping these shots of us playing at The Brass Rail last Saturday.
This Saturday we are once again returning to The Brass Rail in support of our friends in Looking For Astronauts. They are having an album release show and have asked us to play. I have gotten the chance to listen to the album and it is very, very good. It is exciting that some local friends are putting out an album that sounds like this one does. The show will start around 10:00-10:30 (Brass Rail Time) and will also include Thunderhawk. This may be the last local show we play for a couple months as we are going to be focusing on writing and recording. Although it is hard to say, with so many good local shows taking place it is difficult not to play. We have six brand new songs that are almost done and studio ready. As always we feel like these are the best songs we have written to date and we are sure that everyone will feel the same. One song, that we have already recorded a demo of, we will be playing Saturday night. http://thedeadrecords.bandcamp.com/track/i-want-your-money That link will take you right to the newest song we have recorded.
We hope to see everyone out on Saturday, I know that it gets hard to support all the bands in town, but it is appreciated.
see you soon
WRONG! we have some shows coming up and I want to tell you about them right here, right now.
October 11th – Indianapolis, IN I hounded this fella for a long time to help me with a show and he did and this is it. The show starts at 7:00 so leave work early and come watch us play with Winslow.
October 12th – New Haven, IN Great things in New Haven…… The Dead Records on Saturday. Ok maybe you don’t think it is that great, but we are playing with Pink Balloon Band, The Rutabega, Wickerwolves and Give & Take, so that is great. Apparently this is Wickerwolves practice spot, or was and now is a venue. Either way the show should be smashing, so come to this one too.
Here are the posters.
I have some shows to talk about this weekend.
Thursday: We will be traveling to Chicago for the I don’t know how many time, but we are still very excited to be going out in the big city and playing a rock and roll show. Needless to say if you are in Chicago then come to The Beat Kitchen and watch us play some songs.
Friday: Funfest in North Manchester. For those of you not from North Manchester this means nothing. For some of you from North Manchester this means nothing. For us it means we get to go back to our home town and have some fun. We are playing at The Brewhouse and when we first got started we would have some pretty crazy times at that little bar.
Saturday: Our good friends in Big Money and The Spare Change are having a CD release show and they invited us to play. Of course we said yes or I wouldn’t be typing this. Big Money is a good band so if you haven’t seem them yet, come to this show and watch them play. After the show be sure to get their CD because that is why everyone is playing the show, so they can release their CD.
see you this weekend,
Tonight, July 6th, two days after the 4th of July, we are playing a show at The Brass Rail with TIMBER!!! and Contender Pretender. Apparently this is TIMBER!!! last show at The Brass Rail so I suppose everyone ought to be there to wish them well, I mean we are going to be there doing that so why shouldn’t you. By now everyone should know how shows at The Brass Rail go down so come out and have a great time.
We currently recorded one song with our friend Matt Riefler. He has informed me that this song should be all wrapped up by next week so we are excited to hear what he was able to do with our music. We have been writing diligently over the past month and have some great songs to show. I don’t want to set any exact time when we are going to head back into the studio, but it is looking like the fall sometime. What I do knows is that we are going to be recording another 6 song EP and we think these will be 6 of the best songs we have written to date.
I am currently working on booking some weekend shows in July. July 12th we are playing with our good friend Jake Simmons and his band of ghosts in Kalamazoo in some house. House shows are always great so I am expecting nothing less from this one. The 13th we will be joining a whole gang of Indiana musicians for what is being coined Ratz Fest. Details on that will be coming soon. We don’t have another local shows booked after this Brass Rail deal tonight. That doesn’t mean we are never going to play in Fort Wayne again, but if that makes it seem like you should be at the bar tonight then that works for me.
Maybe none of us live there currently, but North Manchester is still where we all grow up and where some of us still call “home.” Regardless of how we feel about the town, one thing is for certain, we love the firehouse. Lucky for us we know some people who pulled some strings and we were able to have a recording session inside of the firehouse. It took us all day, but we were able to complete one brand new song that should be available for your listening pleasure shortly. In other quick news we have a weekday show coming up on the 11th of June. We don’t normally play weekday shows, but we had a really nice band from Minnesota ask us to play so we decided to make an exception and bring Fort Wayne some rock and roll during the work week. I also just heard from our good friend Jake Simmons and he is putting us on a long anticipated show to Kalamazoo, so we will be making a trip there in July. We have been hard at work writing new songs…. it is weird how songwriting can go, we don’t really have any pressure on us, no one is telling us how to write and very little people care about how the songs turn out, but we are so committed to making the songs as good as we can possibly play. Cant wait to start hearing the songs come to life.
-see you soon