Hey there, you there. It’s yer ol’ friends EGRESS,
Happy (almost) Spring! Krewe of EGRESS just checking in to let you know about a ton (one full metric ton!) of fun things that we’re going to be jumping into real soooooon!
First off: NEW EP! (woot). That’s right, next week we’ll be headed into the studio to record the next installment in our Songs from Tin Can Alley EPs. This is the second EP in TCA and will eventually come together with the rest of the series like Voltron to form a mighty album. (with cat-robots for arms*)
The EGRESS Horror Picture Show!
Just in time for Halloween, we’re pleased as pie (pumpkin pie, that is) to share with you our brand spanking new music video for Tarantella. Enjoy!!
This is our second music video, and the first off of our most recent album Great Balancing Act. And for those of you lucky enough to be in the Lehigh Valley on October 31st, we’ll even be re-enacting select scenes from the video on Halloween night at our favorite haunt The FunHouse!
We’ll be there dressed to the nines along with a bunch of goodies like our shiny new vinyl record, EGRESS baby-doll shirts, and of course the official EGRESS home exorcism kit—now with non-imitation holy water and real pea soup!! (while supplies last)
Great Balancing Act has been out five months now and the positive reception for the album continues to tickle us pink; it’s amazing to think that just over a year ago at this time we weren’t even sure this album would get made. We’ve also got some exciting new projects in the works including—dare I say, yet a followup video off of GBA already in the works as well as a quarterly residency variety show at another home-away-from-home of ours, Roxy and Duke’s in Dunellen, NJ. Keep up with us on the FaceTwit for more details on this and other stories as they develop!
It’s been a little bit since we EGRESS kids dropped you a line so we thought we’d check in to share some of the exciting news that went down in Egress-town this Summer.
First off, the release of our third album, Great Balancing Act has been a big fat success! Songs from the record have been featured in such dandy publications as The Alternate Root, CMJ, Magnet Magazine and The Vinyl District just to name a few. And that’s not all! The Deli Magazine named us one of Philly’s top emerging acts while closer to home we were voted The Lehigh Valley’s Most Happening Band.
Oh, and speaking of vinyl…Our very first vinyl has been released with great fury!! They can be purchased on our websiteHEREor you can always march up to us after a show and pick one up in person from one of us! Each vinyl version of GBA also comes with a download card and each record is a very fetching translucent blue! Swoooooooon!
Finally—as you may know—we’ve spent a great deal of the past few months on the road, bringing the party to your ears, eyes and feet. Now that we’re slowing down a bit we’re excited to get back into the studio and start cranking out some new content for ya! First up is our upcoming music video!! The first video off of GBA, it will feature stop-motion animation from our pal Stefan Zenuik. Here’s a little sneak peek! We don’t want to give away too much, but trust us..it’s going to get freaky.
Well friends, the past year has been a pretty wild ride for us. Overall, it’s been pretty fantastic and we just want to remind you that if not for our friends, fans and families we know we’d be singing a different tune at the moment (or worse, not singing at all). Thank you for for coming out to the shows. Thank you for checking out Great Balancing Act. Thank you for watching the silly videos we make. Thank you for spreading the word!! THANK YOU!
We did it! May 19th has come and Great Balancing Act is officially released. You can find it here on iTunes right now! Delivery through our SHOP page is coming soon! Vinyl’s too!!! (But we’ll save that news for another time.) If you pre-ordered GBA via our Kickstarter—well, first let us say THANK YOU (Don’t forget, this all happened because of you. That’s a big deal to us. XOXO)—we’ll be sending or hand delivering the album to you any day now. Of course….you can also just come to one of our many upcoming shows on the (wait for it…) Great Balancing Act Tour…(original, we know.)
In just a few days since the release, we’ve already received a lovely little writeup from Glide Magazine, and there are a few familiar faces on the front page of the Deli Magazine Philly! Now we embark in less than a week, and we can’t wait to hit the road! Check back here (and here…) (…and here) often for all yer EGRESS updates, booster shots, pictures, videos, dispathes from the road and news as it develops!
As the May 19th release date for our new album—Great Balancing Act— draws nigh, your friendly neighborhood EGRESS is still riding the wave from our first round of release shows in Brooklyn, NY at Kings County Saloon as well as a very special hometown show at the Funhouse in Bethlehem, PA. (Stay tuned for pictures!) Now we are gearing up for round two of our CD release parties: a weekend of joyous mirth and fancy dancing at the Steam Punk World’s Faire in Piscataway, NJ! Couldn’t make it out last weekend and not in lovely NJ this weekend? Well fret not! If you live on the East side of the Mississippi River (or live in Texas), chances are we’ll be seeing you in a few weeks! You lovely West coast folk will have to wait jussst a wee bit longer. You’ll also be able to hear us live (and online) on Knoxville radio WDVX‘s Blue Plate Special on on June 9th; stay tuned for more radio news! Check out our SHOW page for all the details of where and when you can see us! We’ll also be doing regular VLogs to share with you all a little taste of life on the road with EGRESS! You can get all your inside scoops on what we’re up to by subscribing to our youtubes here!
Finally, we continue to be floored by the outpouring of love from YOU—our fans, friends and families. It’s been with your unwavering support that we continue to fight our fight and keep making inroads and gain notice in the broader musical atmosphere. Last week found our song Lucy, a song about your mother as an Alternate Root song of the week! This week we’ve been nominated for Deli Magazine’s best emerging Philly band! We are currently in the lead, but voting is open until 11:59 PM on May, 19th and every vote counts! YOUR vote is just one more barb in the side of mainstream music, so let them know we’re not going away! Your vote also means the world to us! You can have your say here!
It’s Spring finally and we at EGRESS industries are thrilled to put the ever-frosty (but insanely productive) Winter behind us! Now, as the days grow longer and the landscape more verdant, so doth the EGRESS cup runneth over with a bounty of exciting news!
We’re super pleased to share our next single off of Great Balancing Act! It’s titled Let’s Not Pretend and it’s about…well…let’s just say it’s about what happens when friendships breakdown, blow up or just fade away (we’ve all been there right?) and it’ll be available forFREE HERE.Meanwhile, the first single off of GBA (We Won’t Go) can still be found for FREE HERE! Stay tuned for links and announcements about how you can pre-order Great Balancing Act!!
As we rapidly approach GBA’s May 19th release date, we’re excited to announce album release shows in Brooklyn May 9th (Buy tickets for This Way to the EGRESS NYC Record Release w/ Amour Obscur & Friends), a very special hometown show at the Funhouse in Bethlehem (May 8), and our triumphant return to the Steampunk Worlds Fair (May 15-17). BUT! That’s not all! Following the release, EGRESS will be hitting the road in support of the new album with some very exciting tour dates. So if you are interested in Live Music, real life living distractions, hedonism, and drinking songs, see our SHOW page for all the details! There’s a good chance we’ll be playing a show in your neck of the woods soon! If you simply cannot wait that long and are local-ish, we are excited to be a part of the LAUNCH MUSIC CONFERENCE (Lancaster, PA) on Saturday, April 25th where we will take the new album for a spin.
Lastly, people continue to say lovely things about us lil’ EGRESS kids. Including an awesome writeup about the band in our hometown magazine Lehigh Valley Style, a feature of our “We Won’t Go” single on CMJ’s Download This, and a Reverbnation Artist Spotlight Feature! We were also featured guests on Wildfire Radio’s Scene Scene Show. You can stream the whole show HERE(there might even be an unreleased track or two from the album!!!!)
Two Months to Go! CMJ, New Singles and Music Video, and of course SHOWS SHOWS SHOWS
Hey Hey Friends!
We’re just two months away from the release of our third album Great Balancing Act and we’re just squirming with excitement and anticip…..
….ation. Anyway, you can still download our first single “We Won’t Go” off of CMJ’s DOWNLOAD THIS! feature and we’ve been just tickled pink by all of the kind words people have had for our song with write-ups and mentions in Nooga.com, Ninja Fish Music Blog,The Vinyl District’s“Press Play”and was featured on KDHX’sSong of the Day. Meanwhile, the next single off of GBA—”Let’s Not Pretend”—has been unleashed and is available HERE as a free Mp3 download . It’s a song about er….those little awkward moments…errrr….saying what you really mean…hrmmmm…..friendships coming and going…basically love, hate, creation and destruction…But that’s not all! All of this will be explained to you in gory detail by our shiny new video for Let’s Not Pretend due out shortly after the album’s release…you’ll see…
We’ve also just come off of a super busy little run of shows around town. We had an absolute blast at Philly RAW’s February installment at the Trocadero—check out some choice shots from our set below—as well as a really sweet homecoming at Wicked Faire in Princeton, NJ where—in addition to playing three really amazing sets over the weekend—we also spent two evenings serenading friends and fans from our hotel room balcony! We also had the pleasure of appearing on Wildfire Radio’s Scene Scene Show this past month. Not only did we perform two as-of-yet-unreleased songs in the studio, but they also played another super secret track off of GBA, andRIGHT HEREis the only place you can hear it (other than seeing us in concert of course)!
Finally, our calendar is starting to fill up quite nicely. The next chance to catch EGRESS will be with our friends The Late Saints and Zap Goes Pop at Connie’s Ric Racin Philadelphia on April 10th or at the Launch Music Conferencein Lancaster, PA on April 25th. We have some record release parties planned around the Tri-State area includingMay 8th at The Funhouse Bethlehem, PA and May 9th in NYC for a wild night of Burlesque and Music at King’s County Saloon in Brooklyn! For our full calendar just head on over to our SHOW PAGE . Hmmmmm, speaking of shows, notice that little gap in the calendar after May 18th? Well it just so happens that these little EGRESS birds are stretching their wings again for another…wait for it…NATIONAL TOUR!! That’s right! EGRESS is hitting the road once again for some coast-to-coast, North/South action. Want EGRESS to come to your town? Let us know!
It’s 2015, do you know where your EGRESS is? Philly Raw at the Trocadero for starters! And featured on CMJ’s Download This!
Hey Hey Friends!
It’s a new year for EGRESS and things are off to a roaring start for us. With Great Balancing Act slated for a May 19, 2015 release date, Saddle Sarah is putting her finishing touches on the album artwork. Want a sneak peak? Sure you do!
And that’s not all! We’ll be dropping singles in the run up to the release of GBA. The first of which—We Won’t Go—is a rowdy drinking song celebrating the boozy cycle of merriment, mirth, malaise and of course moroseness. It had its debut on February 23rd (just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!) and has been receiving great coverage from music sources such asNooga.com, Ninja Fish MusicBlog, The Vinyl District’s “Press Play” and was featured on KDHX’s Song of the Dayand is now featured on CMJ’S DOWNLOAD THIS! follow that link and download it now and for FREE!
In other exciting news, while us darn EGRESS kids seriously enjoyed our much needed R&R over the holiday season, we’re all chomping at the bit to re-hit the road and bring our new songs (not to mention also, our newly revamped stage show) to all of you!! So we’re pleased as punch to inform you that your next chance to see EGRESS will be as the featured artists at Philly Raw’s installment ofPRESENTat the Trocadero. Other exciting upcoming shows include our Brooklyn/NYC album release show on May 22 and you’ll be able to catch an in-studio performance on Wildfire Radio’s The Scene Scene Show on March 9th. You can find more details on these and many many more showsHERE.
We hope your 2015 has been off to as eventful a start as ours has! We’re already feeling a healthy buzz about GBA with an upcoming interview and feature in the April edition ofLehigh Valley Style and our nomination for Best Band in the Lehigh Valley on the What’s Happening List. We’re currently in first place! If you haven’t voted for us yet, the poll is open through 2/28 and you don’t have to be local to cast a vote!
Please be sure to take advantage of this free download and spread it like gossip in a small town!
‘Til we tickle your earholes and see your lovely faces again, toodles!
Well folks, as the Festivus season approaches, EGRESS has settled in for some much needed (and brief!) R&R. Last month we successfully wrapped up production on our third full length album—GREAT BALANCING ACT—with Brooklyn-based producer Roger Greenawalt and we are now working on the artwork and packaging for the CDs and VINYLs. The entire recording process was quite magical; you can check out a behind-the-scenes peak of the action below! And even with the album’s release still a few months off, there’s already a-buzz a-brewing. You can check out this lovely little feature on Saddle Sarah and the band in the latest issue of Geekadelphia’s“Geek of the Week’ segment.
And while 2014 closes quietly enough for us, for those of you in need of your EGRESS fix, we’ll be back with a fury in early 2015 with a jam packed show schedule that you can findHERE. We’ll also be recording and releasing a second volume in our Songs from Tin Can Alley EP series sometime early in the new year so keep your ears peeled for details on that.
Well friends, it’s happening! We are officially in the studio recording our third album with Roger Greenawalt at 366 Visions Studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We have four songs “in the can” already and as of Friday afternoon we are chugging away at our fifth. We have seven more to go after this! Working with Roger has been an amazing experience and it’s already pretty clear that his touch will definitely be felt on our final product. Check out our Facebook page for daily photos, videos, and updates on our recording process.
Meanwhile, Egress is living it up in various parts of Brooklyn in their time out of the studio with the Tyrant, Saddle, and Kap’n Krispy having bagel benders on 5th Ave in Park Slope, while Kidd-N-Bone are camping out on the floor of Toobie’s place in Bushwick having nightly discussions about the nuances between PBR and Genesee Cream Ale.
Lastly, we’re off the road for a much needed rest this holiday season and to finish the album and our Kickstarter rewards. Don’t put yer dancing shoes in the closet just yet though; 2015 will see Egress re-hit the road again with full force!
Thank YOU again for helping us make this album a reality! See you all soon!!