Show tonight at Dirty Dog, Austin, TX

We are playing a show tonight in honor of our good friend Tyler’s birth. We go on promptly at 9pm, so come out and drink with us. There will be cake. Also, there will be new songs.

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mewithoutYou is coming to Austin!

I am very excited to say that mewithoutYou is coming to Austin next week, August 17th with Touche Amore! They are playing at Mohawk which happens to be my favorite venue. Super stoked. Click the link to buy tickets.

In honor of this, here is an awesome interview I found between Jonathan Bautts and Aaron Weiss (frontman of mewithoutYou) where they dive into the concept of their newest album Ten Stories. The album is (to sum it up far too briefly) about a circus train that is derailed in the mountains by an elephant, freeing all the other animals imprisoned in their cages. I highly recommend listening to and really reading into the lyrics on all of their records. Aaron Weiss is my favorite vocalist, and writes the most profoundly inspirational allegories and metaphors. Have you ever heard this band? What are your chances of going to this show?

Interview with Aaron Weiss

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Your Band Is Your Business

I guess most bands don’t really approach their creative process with business in mind, but really it’s killing two birds with one stone. Work smarter not harder. This is a really interesting article written by Greg Haberek about approaching the business aspects of making music with an open-mind, instead of viewing creativity and success as two mutually exclusive things.

Why do you think most fans are resistant to bands they like “selling out” when they have been following them since before they broke out, than they are to liking artists who are already successful when they discover them?

http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2012/07/your-band-is-your-business-5-things-unsigned-artists-need-to-do-right-now.html