So here we are… almost a year since we first premiered February, 1878 on Paste Magazine’s website. Usually music videos come out when a band is pushing a new album. And admittedly we are WAY later on getting this out than we had planned (Hey, give us a break we’ve never had to do this stuff on our own before). But maybe its timing is perfect. Because as we reach the anniversary of this song’s premiere, we can look back and reflect all on that’s happened. We self-released our fifth record, “Ten Stories,” with greater success than we could’ve imagined (Thank you!). We’ve driven all over the country and flown across the world. We got to play with bands we never thought we’d get the chance to play with. We’ve added a new member to the group, Brandon Beaver, who’s added a whole other dimension to our sound. And not to get too sappy here but we’ve grown closer, we’ve learned a lot of lessons, some of us have brought new life into the world, some of us have found love. Needles to say it was a banner year for our band and the best part about is that we were able to do it together. We like to think that this little 4 minutes of candid footage is a reflection of that time. So with that please enjoy our new music video for February, 1878.
Naturally you can stream and share this video from our YouTube page. But if you would like to download this video in HD quality we are offering a DRM-free version of the video HERE. All we ask is for a donation of your choice ($1 minimum). Producing our own music videos has proven to be more costly and more time-consuming than maybe we had anticipated. So we are hoping with your donations that we will be able to budget more wisely in the future which will of course allow us to bring you more cool stuff. No pressure though.
Last week the band got together a couple days after finishing out the first leg of our Summer Tour over to start assembling the first 2,000 copies of the Ten Stories Deluxe Box Sets. We had a day of set up and prep and then another two solid days of assembly and then another solid day of transportting and shipping the goods to Red Eye Distribution down in Haw River. All-in-all it was a full week of work just getting those first initial 2,000 sets out the door and there’s another 2,000 left to assemble and ship out. Which will be happening as soon as the next shipment of the actual boxes for the box sets arrive.
We’d like to thank all our friends who graciously volunteered their time in helping put these together and also to some that helped facilitate the shipping and receiving :
DJ Robinson, Jill Robinson, KJ Wagner, Mike Bachich, Brian Dwyer, Joe Hunter, Adam Malliet, Leann Gorman, Jess Hong, Scotty Krueger, Matt Chapin, Stephen Landis, Aziza Weiss, Daniel Pilger, Nate Wissler, Timmy Grant, Craig Almquist, Meg Lemiur, Nic Justice
There’s even more on the way, but we only have a couple hundred left unsold. Scoop’em up while you can over on our online store: http://mewithoutyou.11spot.com/index.php?fuseaction=item_cat.ecom_superitem_detail&item_cat_id=7166
Did pre-order Ten Stories from our web store and are now waiting in anticipation for the instant download on May 15th? Have you been on the fence about the band since the direction of the last album? Did you not know the album leaked last week? Are you in America? Do you have Spotify? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions you are in luck. Starting today you can stream our entire new album “Ten Stories” only on Spotify!
Don’t have Spotify? Go Here to download the app on and then just sign in with your Facebook account. Its really easy and its also a cool way to discover new music. Also… we were not paid to say that. So that’s saying something. But you know what does pay us (and subsequently keeps the band afloat)? Buying the album! And good news too because now with the invention of the internet you don’t even have to leave your room to buy records anymore. Just head over to http://mewithoutyou.11spot.com to order a copy of the CD, the LP, or our snazzy Deluxe Box Set.
Originally when we announced the WXPN Key Session we had planned to premiere the performances of three hot new songs from our new album. We also announced that it would be hitting the internet on December 14th. Well here we are a week late and sadly we are not premiering any full performances of new material. When the band got the audio and video back, they we’re not as hot the performances as we had hoped they would be; they were actually kind of cold. Simply put, they didn’t sound great and weren’t prepared to put out anything less than that. But we we’re able to salvage some of the performances and you can hear some snippets of the stuff mixed in with the interview the band shot. We’re sorry its not more, but we think it should whet your appetites just enough.
Here’s a link to the full Key Session:
Also we’d like to offer a shout-out to John Vettese for putting a lot of hard work and energy into putting this thing together. Word’em up, Vettese.
Earlier this Spring when the band was opening up for Further Seems Forever in Boston, we met up with a gentleman named Robert Ribera and shot some video of us playing a couple acoustic versions of songs: Two from “It’s All Crazy!” and one from “Brother, Sister.” If you have time check’em out.
Stop by the Sleepover Shows website and check out the other stuff they’ve done. Here’s the link: http://sleepovershows.com/