Monday, September 29, 2008

Where the fuck are all the shows, dudes?


I know, I know. We've been playing very few shows since summer and I know a lot of you want us to play your area. I'm really sorry that we can't right now, but it's really important to us and to our families that we finish this last year of college. We've been pushing it back and taking it easy because of Wonder Years but after a full summer of touring and two releases in nine months, we felt like now was the time to finish up. Don't worry though! Not only do we have plans for a few shows coming up and a small tour this winter, but we're writing for some new releases. Hopefully a 7 inch this winter and a new full length this summer. Then, school is done and you'll see us on the road more than you can fucking handle because half of us won't have places to live except for the van anyway. Get ready for it, because we're gearing up this year to come at you fucking hard soon.

On personal notes:

- My new bike came! It's fucking awesome. It's an old Raleigh road frame painted burnt orange with "Head Above Water" in black on the top tube. It's got an Origin 8 crank set, sun rims laced to formula hubs and a rockworks track cog. I'm riding fixed at a 46/18 ratio. Thanks again to the great people at Heart of Gold for the hook up!

- My friend Colleen put a poem of mine in her blog. Check it out (you have to hit read more to see the whole thing: Typo&Graphy

- I'm really bummed that one of my favorite bands is breaking up but they are releasing an insane amount of material before they do, so definitely check out The Ergs all you can before they're gone!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Tour Video Blogs

I know that I said that I was going to have tour blogs from this summer up soon, but I have been swamped with school projects. I am going to work on it a little bit tonight. If anyone has a genuine interest to see them soon, let me know and I will actually make an effort to get them done.

-MattBrasch

Monday, September 15, 2008

I'm feeling nostalgic...


So, Matt and I used to be in this band called The Premier. We both still sang, but I played bass as well and Matt played drums instead of guitar. I wrote all the lyrics. Our good friend Nick wrote all the music and our boy Dave played guitar. Below are the two EPs we recorded. I was really proud of this music.

The Live Like You're Dying EP

The Winter Tour EP

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Writing new songs/ending up at random parties.

Today, Matt, Casey and I started working on some new songs. I've had a lot of ideas floating around in my head and it was good to get them down on something even if it's just temporary. The songs are really turning out to be something I'm proud of already but they won't be done until Mikey, Josh and Kennedy can get their hands on them-- not just because it needs keys, bass and drums but because when we rework songs as a full band, some of the coolest little changes to the songs happen. That to me is what makes a good song. A ton of dudes can write decent melodies. It's the tiny parts that make it something cool.

Afterward, my room mate and our friends Charlie and Julia invited us to a party. We went there and a Sublime cover band was playing in the basement. We subsequently left. However, while randomly riding our bikes around, we stumbled upon another party that I ended up knowing a lot of people. It was fine and I stole toilet paper for my house. All in all, a good day.

I'll leave you with a tentative new Wonder Years lyric:

"You won't find me in the North Jersey club scene with the Girls Gone Wild B-Team. I don't need to pump my fist to look sweet."

Monday, September 8, 2008

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+ Getting a New Bike thanks to Heart of Gold
+ Ordering pizza online
+ Watching Arrested Development on DVD
+ Being drawn as a Superhero as part of my job


- The Ergs broke up
- A lot of school work
- The cops didn't find my bike that was stolen at gun point
- A Terminator TV Series?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Fireworks & Swellers show = sweet

Thanks so much to everyone that came out to the Broad St. Ministry show on monday night. It was a great time playing acoustic and Fireworks rocked it as usual. That place is a really cool place to do shows, with a lot of space and a great location in center city. I really hope they do more shows there soon, cause it has a lot of potential as a great up-and-coming venue in the philly scene. In other news, we finished up a new song called :1902: Home Sweet Home" that we debuted on monday. Let us know what you think if you heard it... Later

Casey

Teaching, teaching, teaching

Between Field Experience, classes and work, I'm spending 12 hours in the class room some days. Sweet.