Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Old demo song, "I Let Everyone Let Me Down"

Throwing this out for your enjoyment (maybe due to the holidays?) Enjoy and share with your friends.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Wrapping up the 50 songs 50 states project

Here it is folks! The last of the 50 Songs 50 States Project!!!! Help out if you can or at least come out to the shows. Plus I will be living in Austin, Texas for 3 weeks or so in January and would love to sleep on your couch or grab a drink or taco with you. Please hit me up either way

Green states are the states I have hit this year.

Here is the rest of the tour:

1st Hot Springs, AR
2nd Fayetville, AR
3rd Noman or Tusla OK
4th Amarillo, TX
5th Albaqurque, NM
6th Salt Lake City
7th Nampa, Idaho
8th Seattle
9th Portland
10th Eugene
11th Reno
12th Sacramento
13th San Fran
14th Berkley
15th Fresno
16th Los Angeles
17th Los Angeles
18th San Diego
19th Phoenix
20th New Mexico again(?)
21st back to Austin


1st Los Angeles
2nd Los Angeles
3rd-14th Honolulu, Hawaii

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cop Killer

I got asked by a new friend Alex to put together a cover for his mixtape read more here:

The Glorification of Gangster Mixtape is a compilation of remixes, mash-ups, and cover songs that exemplify the media's celebration of organized crime throughout history. This mixtape is thematically linked to Def Jam and freelance artist Alex Haldi's upcoming art show in 2011. The tape is creatively overseen by Alex and hooked up by Washington DC producer John Beckham. For more information, please visit, or email for submissions.

We did Cop Killer by Ice T (Body Count)

Recorded in 3 days in Chicago. Thanks to Scott Westrick for recording drums and co-mixing/mastering.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

This is Why I Hate New York City (read before you blow up in anger)

Alright Alright... Calm down! Don't go up in arms about this post. I got in a little trouble for twittering about NYC yesterday and I want to go into a bit of detail about it. As a small band, playing this city can be a very humbling/lame experience. It has been getting better though and I am told as you get bigger as a band the shows get better. (DUH) I know NYC has the resources, but I wish it wasn't the case. I have friends and family from this city too, so to answer your question...NO! I will keep playing in NYC to see them and play for the industry resources.

Here are reasons why I hate New York City:

1. There are so many shows every night, what makes your show special. It's almost as if no matter what you do here, people will seem indifferent with it. Time is precious. Don't waste a New Yorker's time. So many let downs. This statistic was taken from a Martin Atkins book that was given to me:

Number of Bands City performing each week
LA 1764 to 2940
NYC 741 to 1235
Boise 39 to 65

***Data taken from, LA Weekly, and (See Appendix for expanded charts). I haven't been to LA enough to complain about it.

2. There are almost 19 million people in NYC.

New York City is a small place for so many people crammed into it. If you've ever been on tour with me, you've witnessed my growing anger for this place. It's like rush hour 24 hours a day. It really just proves that YOU don't matter. Get off the road and get out of my city JERK!

3. The parking in Manhattan is atrocious.

I had to sit in the van double parked from the hours of 10:45-12:30 for street cleaning because everyone double parks on one side of the street until the cleaning is over. KILL ME NOW. Suffocate me with one of those delicious jumbo slices from Brooklyn.

4. $4 for a PBR can at a bar in Manhattan.
This bartender said it best at the venue last night when he saw how I shocked I was at the price. "This isn't the Rainbo Club in Chicago." GOD DAMN! I can't even afford getting buzzed in your city. Especially when I have to beg you to get a mere $20 and 3 drink tickets for playing your venue! (Note: this happened a while ago.)

5. If you don't have a good time in NYC... you are LOSER.

I guess I am a loser. I feel like I am forced to have fun and I lose my mind every time. I am tired of site seeing in this city. I came here so much as a kid, that it has lost it's appeal. I bring different people with me on tour and there is always someone who hasn't been to Times Square. YUCK.

I'm sorry New Yorkers don't hate me... I promise to keep coming back to perform for you even if you are too busy to come to the show. Hi Beth.

Sunday, December 5, 2010