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 find HERE.
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.
’til then, happiest of yule to you all! Ta ta!
-those darn EGRESS kids
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!!
-those darn EGRESS kids
Friends! WE DID IT!!!
Because of you and your support, we achieved our bottom line goal! THANK YOU!!!
We are not completely through the fog yet though! There are still Kickstarter fees and production costs we will need to get this album made!
Please enjoy this video of THANKS! And remember! Keep spreading the word! We still have 8 days to go! Anything extra helps!
WE DID IT EVERYONE!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! We’ve still got 10 days to go! We just added our first stretch goal reward of EGRESS VINYL! Just add $35 to your existing pledge(and tell us you want the vinyl record)or buy it on its own!!! Only 100 of this pressing will be made! ALSO! We added the test vinyl as a reward for all you collectors out there!!! Only one of these available!!!
There are still kickstarter/Amazon fees to be processed so anything extra REALLY helps! Please continue spreading the word to your social media outlets!!!
Click this LINK to PRE-ORDER your very own VINYL RECORD of This way to the egress’ Great Balancing Act!!!
The countdown to Halloween begins with us darn EGRESS kids sitting tight at 90% of our bottom-line goal with just over two weeks to go in our quest to $14,000. In the coming days we’ll be rolling out a few super-sweet rewards that we’ve been saving ’til the end for our stretch goal. This week also brought news that our Kickstarter is being featured as a Staff Pick. Once again, we can’t even begin to tell you how much all of your support means to us. Again, THANK YOU!
~NAME THIS SONG REWARD~ Check out another sneak peak of things to come on the album. This time it’s an as-of-yet-untitled work we’re giving one fan or friend the chance to title. Your name will also be placed in the liners notes as a contributor! We had another song too, but that reward has already been claimed; this one’s still up for grabs. Any takers?
We’ve also JUST added a show on October 15 at the Bethlehem Steel Stacks opening for Here Come the Mummies! (If you don’t know them, check them out http://www.herecomethemummies.com). This will be an amazing show and we are thrilled to have been asked to be a part of it. If you’re local, heres the link to the show! http://www.artsquest.org/pages/details.php?106999
Lastly, we’ve had a great friend of ours at Spookadilly Circus(https://www.facebook.com/spookadillycircus) donate some of her hand-crafted lavender Zombie Head Sleep Pillows just in time for the season.
They come as part of a bundle and include an autographed copy of the new album along with a bunch of other goodies. We’ve also added them as perks by themselves! But that’s not the only reward worth mentioning. We’ve also taken the liberty of sharing another little sneak peak of things to come on the album. This time it’s an as-of-yet-untitled work we’re giving one fan the chance to name. We had another song too, but that reward has been claimed; this one’s still up for grabs. Any ideas? Til the next episode!
xoxo those darn EGRESS kids
Well folks, week two of our KICKSTARTER has come to a close and YOU have already helped us break the 80% mark with over three weeks to go still. AMAZING! We cannot begin to put into words (more on that soon) how grateful we are to have the support of our fans, friends, and families in this adventure; we continue to be floored daily by the love you’ve all shown us. We’ve already added a plethora of new rewards, but guess what!!!!…the closer we get to our bottom-line goal, the sooner we’ll be adding new and even more exciting rewards (ahem…like VINYL just to name one) as we begin to pursue our STRETCH GOALS! And since you’re helping shape the future of the independent music biz by getting in on the ground floor of the #diwy movement, don’t be shy about shouting it out from the rooftops! We heartily encourage all of you who’ve pledged so far to share your deed on the inter-webs via Facebook, Twitter, maybe even ‘Ello (if that’s a thing yet!). Be proud of your support! Remember, this is not charity! This is the FUTURE OF INDEPENDENT MUSIC!
-those darn EGRESS kids
To all our friends:
A week ago today we launched our KICKSTARTER in support of our next album, This Way to the Egress’ Great Balancing Act, and the outpouring of support we’ve received from all of you has been amazing. The first day this campaign created such a buzz we were featured on the “What’s Popular” section of Kickstarter. In just seven days you’ve helped us raise 69% of our minimum goal while contributors have snatched up live Egress concerts, instruments, poems, tours of NYC, and lots of other goodies. Once we hit 90% we’ll be able to start discussing our stretch goals! Did someone say vinyl pressing of the album?!! To get us there we’ve been adding rewards left and right and we’ll have more on the way! Something we’re missing? If you have a particular reward you’d like to see us offering (or, if you’d like to see more of a particular reward that’s already sold out), don’t be shy! Let us know HERE AT THE CONTACT ME TAB!
We’ve also started leaking demos and practice tapes/videos of tracks off the new album. Check out the updates on our KICKSTARTER PAGE or our FACEBOOK EVENT for all sorts of new videos each day. There you can also hear from each band member as to what this effort means to them personally and about their experience through out the years. Here is a video featuring a song leak of a practice demo for “You Never Know”
Once again, we cannot even begin to gush about how overwhelming the response to this has all been so far. We’re truly humbled and grateful to have fans and friends like you all. You’ve helped start a movement. We are #diwy! [And if you want to share your involvement CLICK HERE] So excuse our bawdiness, but we’re doing it with YOU!
And keep those pictures of you “doing it with us” coming!!
-those darn EGRESS kids
We are here today to officially launch our KICKSTARTER in support of our next album—This Way to the EGRESS’ Great Balancing Act! (All contributors can follow this LINK to our Kickstarter to see what rewards we have to offer!) While we are so grateful for the outpouring of love and support we received from our fans in response to our 2013 DIY release, Mighty Seed, we now have before us the chance to create something even better and more ambitious.
We have the opportunity to work with visionary independent producer Roger Greenawalt, who has postponed the launch of HIS exciting new undertaking to join us and be a part of OURS. We are certain that with his ear and experience—and the new songs we have worked feverishly on—that we can bring to you a groundbreaking new album. Not only will we be bringing this to YOU, but we are hoping that YOU will join us!
By investing in—or pre-ordering—this record you will be contributing to a future built on your terms. We have been a “Do It Yourself” band for the last 7 years. Now, we are striving to make a new movement—a “Do It With You” movement. We believe strongly in the communities we build; the stronger ours becomes, the more opportunities we will have to share with those that join us for the ride. We hope you’ll come along! #diwy #thiswaytotheegress
-those darn EGRESS kids
This Way to the EGRESS KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN for the making of the 3rd album, This Way to the EGRESS’ Great Balancing Act.
Howdy Egress Followers! Last week we were so thrilled to announce the title of our upcoming album—This Way to the Egress’ Great Balancing Act—that we gave away the first track off our recently recorded EP. That song—Drink it Down—can still be downloaded HERE!! But that was then, this is now!
With this week, comes a new free song and yet another hint of more big news to come! We are thrilled to announce that Egress will be undertaking some truly ambitious recording plans this Fall and we’ll be inviting all of you to take part in the journey. Why is that you ask? Because in this post-Napster music industry, we’re all in this together! And it’s with that sentiment in mind we give you KAPUTT(NSFW)!—the next track off of Songs from Tin Can Alley! A song about making the best of a bad situation; fighting the good fight; and above all, camaraderie! You can download it HERE for FREE for a limited time!!!
We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed writing and recording it! Stick around next week for the third and final track from the EP and the biggest of big news that we are just itching to share with you! Until then!
Those Darn Egress Kids