8/29/14: A GRAND PAUSE
After the first weekend of December, we are taking an extended break from performing and touring. To squash some of the rumors going around, we are not breaking up and this is by no means the end. Think of it more as the end of the first movement of a symphony. However with that in mind, we have no immediate plans or a time table for a return to the stage. When we are ready to resume, we will start back up. The dates below will be the last shows to catch us for the remainder of the year and for the indefinite future.
10/31 - State Theatre - Kalamazoo, MI
12/5 - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
12/6 - The Vogue - Indianapolis, IN
7/15/14: K-ZOO STATE THEATRE HIPPOWEEN
We will be making our first ever appearance at the Kalamazoo State Theatre this fall on Halloween night. Joining us for the festivities will be Andy Frasco and the U.N. and The Crane Wives. Tickets are on sale now for only $15 HERE
5/25/14: WEBSITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Due to unforeseen complications with our website design program, our site will be going through changes over the next week to get it back in tip top shape. Sorry for the inconvienence and check back soon.
2/22/14: BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM
We would like to thank WYCE for awarding us the Jammie for Best Alternative Album for our latest release, Translate. There is no greater reward than to be recognized for the months of hard work, passion and creativity that we put into a project. WYCE has not only been one of our biggest supporters, but supporters of the entire West Michigan music scene and we are so lucky to have a station like them in our community
1/17/14: STOUT FOR THE REAPER
This could be one of the coolest things to happen to us in a while. Dunedin Brewery down in Florida has created a Hippo inspired beer called the Stout for the Reaper. It will be available for consumption when we are down there for their Stogies & Stout Festival on Feb. 21st and Feb. 22nd.
1/3/14: LOCAL SPIN OF THE YEAR
One of the most rewarding things that can happen as a musician is to be recognized and rewarded for the months and months of work that you put into a project. With that being said, we couldn't be happier to say that Translate has won the Local Spins 2013 Album of the Year! A huge thanks to John Sinkevics for his continued support. Check out the article HERE
11/6/13: PHASE II IN THE HIVE
We have started the second phase of live releases. Once again, we will be releasing a new archived concert every other week and all proceeds from these releases go to getting a digital board so that we can record and release mixed soundboard recordings of every show we play. The first show released in phase II is from Halloween of 2012 when we performed the music of Nightmare Before Christmas. Follow the link HERE to download this show now.
10/1/13: TRANSLATE IS AVAILABLE
You can now purchase Translate in both CD and Digital forms HERE. When you purchase the CD, it also come with a digital download code. Listen to the first single Tiny Eyes by clicking the picture below.
6/19/13: PITTSBURG ON ARCHIVE
Our Summer Tour opener from Pittsburg is available to stream and download on Archive. Click HERE to give it a listen and here is the setlist if you need a little enticing
S1: Medicine, Square Pegs Round Holes, InterGalactic Cyberslut, North Coast, Metaphorical Pipe, Chorale, Cheshire Cat>Head in the Trees, Cream Soda
S2: The Marine, Reality, Run Rabbit Run, Bob the Wondercat>Kpanlogo>La Marea, Tugboat, Tiny Eyes, Yin Yang, Closer
6/11/13: SUMMER CAMP ON ARCHIVE
Two of our sets from Summer Camp are up on Archive to stream or download for free! One is from our late night set on Thursday with Alex from Roster McCabe sitting in on a Stevie Wonder Tune. The other is from our Saturday set with Rob from Dopapod sitting in on Cheshire Cat. Click HERE to listen to them both
5/26/13: BELLS ON ARCHIVE
Our show at Bells Brewery from the end of April is now on Archive to stream or download for free! Click HERE to give it a listen.
3/23/13: BOSTON ON ARCHIVE
Our show last Tuesday in Boston is available on Archive.org to stream or download for free! Click HERE to give it a listen.
2/22/13: BROOMHILDA JAMMIE
We are very proud to announce that The Broomhilda Suite has won WYCE's Jammie for Best Funk/Jam album. A huge thanks to WYCE for their continuous support and recognition. And also a huge thanks to Roy Wallace, Bill Chrysler, Joe Sturgill and Redwall North Studios for helping us put together the album that we envisioned.
2/11/13 : PITTS ON ARCHIVE
Our show last Friday in Pittsburgh at The Rex Theater is on Archive to download or stream for free! Click HERE to give it a listen.
1/30/13: STEEL DRUM BGM
One of our fans and good friend Doug Sutton, a student at University of Cincinnati, arranged a steel drum ensemble composition of one of our songs, Background Music for UofC's Winter Concert. It is pretty fantastic, so give it a listen here