For anyone who didn't brave the cold last weekend, here are a couple videos from our Century Bar show. 'Sweetness To Tongue' is fresh out of the oven for you, and both of these doggies will very likely appear on the new album we're trying to get out to you guys early this year. We've got so much music we want to share with you, it'll be a fun challenge to choose the tracks. In the meantime, enjoy these live ones...
We've got some freshies for ya! A new website, new photos (courtesy of Greg Howe), and we're working on a slew of new recordings to share with you. In the meantime, peruse the site, enjoy this video of us performing one of our new ones - Just Let Me Bleed - and buy your ticket to The Barbary show this Saturday night! We hope to see you there.
Today marks one year without Eric. In his honor, we thought it'd be nice to finally share with you something that we've been working on for months. The last complete song Eric wrote was something really special in our eyes, with lyrics written as a hopeful message to his daughter Ella and with music composed as an ambitious orchestral movement at times. It was a song Eric was rightfully extremely proud of, and in the weeks before his passing, we'd finally worked out a full band arrangement that would allow us to perform it live at our next show. In fact, it was the last song we played together mere hours before he passed. With the help of his old friend and fellow musician and producer Stephen Piemonte, we were able to retrieve the master tracks of Eric's demo recording of the song and record and mix our full band arrangement around Eric's vocals and guitar. Ben even got a chance to record drums before he moved.
Long story short, here's Eric's final musical gift to the world (and, more importantly, his daughter) in the form in which we'd hoped to one day share it with you live. We hope you'll find it as comforting as we do.
It pains us to have to say this, but Ben is leaving the band to move to Vancouver for bigger, better, more organic and bohemian things. He's been with us since the beginning, over four years ago, and he continues to humble us with his songwriting, as if his talent for drumming and plain ol' friendship weren't enough. We've still got a couple weeks left with him, and we're working on something special that we hope to be able to share with you soon. Thank you to everyone who helped to send him off at his final show with us at Bourbon & Branch last week. His move to the 'couv is bittersweet...We're going to miss him badly, but we're beyond grateful for the music we made together and, more importantly, for the friendship born out of it. Here are some videos of his farewell performance. Send him some love!
This is our only recording of the full band performing Eric's last complete song. It's a very early, rough rendition, but we wanted to get it out there. He wrote it about his daughter Ella, and it turned into something special, we think. Eric's solo demo version, with clear lyrics and beautiful instrumentation, can be listened to here.
Hey friends, we've uploaded audio of our MilkBoy set from last month's show. The audio's not great, but Eric's performance was. Which shouldn't come as a surprise because he truly played every show like it was his last. If you've got 30 minutes, please give it a listen.
We had a lot of fun at Kung Fu Necktie a couple of weeks ago, and we got the chance to debut a handful of new songs. Take a looksie.
We've had a lot of fun this past month. Thanks to everyone who came out to the shows. Check out photos from XO Lounge here (one pictured above) and videos from Kung Fu Necktie here (one featured below). In addition to playing our handful of new songs, we've been making an effort to vary our sets from show to show to keep your whiskers tingling. We'll be continuing this trend at our newly added show this Thursday, November 20th, at The Fire, playing the rest of our catalogue that hasn't seen the light the day in months. Check the Shows page for more details about that and our dates at Desmond's Tavern in NYC (12/20) and at Dobbs (1/10).
The VERY OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO for our new track "Sunset in Harlem" is here, and we don't think it's an understatement to say that it should completely fill the void that Blurred Lines left in your hearts and in your loins after last summer. (Emily Ratajkowski wouldn't return our calls.)
Enjoy it below before all the plebs see it on their MTVs and their V81s.
We've been busy this month, and we have pictures to prove it! But seriously, check out our Photos page for some good shots of our show at Voltage Lounge on May 10th and our first night of studio time last week at Retro City Studios. Ben and Eric expertly turned in drums and bass for the track, so Brian and I will be returning on June 2nd to try to wrap the song up with guitar and vocals. In other words, we have less than two weeks to learn how to play guitar and sing. Wish us luck!
In the meantime, check out the videos below from some of our Voltage Lounge set, if you're so inclined. Not included: The more-than-underwhelming twerking contest that took place on that very same stage mere minutes later.