The dates are set, we will be recording our new record On February 9,10,16,17. We are heading back to some old grounds for us, Digitracks Studio in Fort Wayne, IN. This was the location that we recorded And Now We Dance and Proud. We are going to be working with a new sound engineer who will be with us throughout the entire recording process. Matt Riefler, who recorded our most recent single, “I Want Your Money” will be the sound engineer on this whole new album. We have written 6 brand new songs. I know that it is basically a rule for me to tell you how excited I am about these new songs. Why should you believe that they are any better than anything else that we have written? I guess you don’t have to and will just have to wait and hear to pass judgment. Seriously though, we are very excited to get these songs recorded. We do believe that these are the 6 best songs that we have written and with the help of Matt they should sound the best as well. I will be releasing more new record information once I have any to comment on.
I have also posted two new shows that we will be playing. For both shows we will be joined by The Frankl Project and Jake Simmons and The Little Ghosts. We have never played with TFP before, but they were kind enough to get ahold of us and ask if we wanted to do some weekend together so I couldn’t say no. For those of you who have had the chance to see Jake Simmons you already know why we are playing with him again, because his band is good. We will be playing in Fort Wayne and Grand Rapids so get your tickets…. okay, you don’t need tickets, but make plans to show up.
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
We have some business to discuss. Actually the real problem is that I have not posted since tour and for that I apologize. Lots of news on our end of things and now we have some shows to talk about as well. Since we have gotten back we have arranged a little recording session with one of our friends to record one of our brand new songs. This will hopefully lead into the recording of our brand new EP. Enough new album talk. We are playing this Saturday at The Brass Rail with our good friends in the band Buttonhoof. These guys are great and were kind enough to ask us to play a show with them in Fort Wayne while they are on tour. Joining us on that show will also be Elephants In Mud, a Fort Wayne favorite. I always am pleased to play with EIM. The show page should be updated so if you cant make it to the first then find another date that suits you better. The other day I was thinking about tour and thinking about how much better tour things have gotten since the first tour TDR went on. It has come a long way. Tour is delightful, but it is always nice to come back home to get everything straightened out and have the opportunity to play some local shows and remind the people of Indiana that we are still hear to play rock and roll music. In some other quick news our new EP has been getting some press, this is one of my favorites so far http://www.divisionstharmony.com/?p=453?cmpid=TW.LKB-TDR7.