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Fall into the EGRESS with NEW MUSIC, NEW SHOWS and a NEW VIDEOOOOOOO!

Friends! The day is here! Witness the release of the FIRST music video off of EGRESS’ new album Onward! Up a Frightening Creek for our song Going Home, Again. You can check it out HERE! 
Shot & Directed by Strat Johnson.

But wait, there’s more! Want to see us in the flesh?? Well you’re in luck because we’ve got a ton of fun shows coming up including our Album Release on September 22 with Bella’s Bartok at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia, PA and….oh, did we mention our sold out Halloween show with Dresden Dolls at the 9:30 Club in DC?? Halloween is sold out but you can get more details on the release and the rest of our remaining 2018 shows HERE 

Can’t make it to any shows? Well you can get a little taste of what your missing by checking out the very awesome (and hot and sweaty) ROOFTOP SESSIONS we did with the lovely Tape Swap Radio over the Summer. Preview the song Southbound off of the new album!

You can pre-order our new album on iTunes HERE or order it directly HERE though our page! You can even download the latest single Rollin’ for a limited time HERE!!

That’s all for now kiddies!! Happy (almost) Fall, stay spooooooooky!

~New Music~New Video~New Tour~

New Music Unleashed! ~ That’s right friends, we’ve unleashed See No Evil, the first single from Onward! Up A Frightening Creek, and people are already saying swell things. “There’s a certain ethereal alchemy to the work of This Way to the EGRESS, built around a series of mesmerizing movements that highlight the unrestrained passion and thought they bring to their music.” writes  Joshua Pickard from Nooga.com. But don’t take his word for it; you can hear for yourself by downloading it below—for FREE!—and it will be yours forever and ever and EVER!

Onward & Upward! ~ Some of you may remember a super secret mission we were on a couple of weeks back!?! No? That’s okay because it’s a secret no more! Our hometown friends at Tape Swap Radio are launching a new series called “Rooftop Sessions” and they asked EGRESS to be the first band! The session is set to premiere this Friday on WDIY 88.1 FM with video available online on Sunday, July 16th.

Tape Swap Radio is an original live music series spotlighting D.I.Y. and independent bands in the Lehigh Valley. Started by Lehigh Valley residents Matt Molchany and Shamus McGroggan in 2013, Tape Swap Radio aims to provide a unique live snapshot of both bands who call the Lehigh Valley home and bands passing through on tours so we were incredibly honored and excited to be a part of such an awesome thing happening in our hometown! Check it out!

We Row Across The Pond! ~ Our U.K. tour is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited! Although our stint there will be a tad shorter than we’d like, we can’t wait to bring our raucous punk spitfire sensibilities to British soil! As if this news isn’t exciting enough, our friend Mishkin over at the amazing Birdeatsbaby put together this lovely little tour promo video. Give it a watch and see if it doesn’t make you want to follow along.

U.K. dates announced
August 10th – Mr Wolf’s – Bristol
August 11th – Boomtown Fair – Winchester, Hampshire
August 12th – The Lighthouse – Deal, Kent
August 13th – The Magic Garden – London

Going Home Again! ~
Lastly, we are excited to announce the release of our first music video off of Onward! upon our return home. Fittingly, it is for the song Going Home Again.

On July 2nd, 2017 the members of EGRESS and 15 of our good friends came together and shot for fifteen and a half hours; it was exhausting but also exhilarating, and we couldn’t be more please with the final product! The video will be available here and more importantly on our YouTube channel. Hop on over there and subscribe to receive behind the scenes footage of the shoot and more. Annnnnd…..If you like the behind the scenes thang we have just the medicine for you! We’ve started a new Facebook group! “Those Darn EGRESS Kids” is the private group where we share all of our deepest darkest secrets, tricks of the trades, coleslaw recipes and other exclusive news with YOU—our most dedicated fans!

See you all on the flip side. Until next time, we go Onward!
EGRESS out.

Summer of the EGRESS

Hey there ladies and germs, greetings from EGRESS Lane! Things are getting hot and steamy over here because we’ve got a ton of news to share. Let’s get to it!

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IT’S HAPPENING!
September 22, 2017 we release our latest album—Onward! Up a Frightening Creek—upon the world! We’ll be kicking things off on the 22nd by teaming up with the amazing Bella’s Bartok at Kung Fu Neck Tie in Philadelphia, PA with additional release shows in NYC (9/23) and a hometown show at Allentown Artsfest on October 1st.

Can’t wait to get a taste of the new album? Don’t fret, because the release of the first single—See No Evil—is right around the corner!!
It will go live on all of our sites and be available for download on June 27th! Check back for news on our song Going Home. We’ll be releasing it as a music video later this Summer! Scroll to the end of this post for a sneak peak!! Hang out here for a sneak peek of “See No Evil”

Oh, and did we mention SHOWS SHOWS and MORE SHOWS?!?!? Check out our show tab for all of our upcoming dates! We’re particularly excited to be playing a headlining spot at Easton, PA’s new One Centre Square on July 8th. Egress will be hosting a neo-vaudeville variety show like our home town has never seen. Come one, come all to the “Redlight Revival” for your chance to imbibe and bear witness to music, burlesque, sideshow and tawdry reminiscing of the times past. Here’s a little more on that event CLICK HERE. And coming in August, we’ll be hopping the pond to play our first ever UK shows. Check out the dates and this sweet little promo that Boomtown Fair made (you might recognize some of the music!).

U.K. dates announced
August 10th – Mr Wolf’s – Bristol
August 11th – Boomtown Fair – Winchester, Hampshire
August 12th – The Lighthouse – Deal, Kent
August 13th – The Magic Garden – London

And friends, as the mohel says at a bris, this is just the tip! Stay tuned for more big news this Summer!

Until then, stay cool! EGRESS out.

ONWARD! Up A frightening Creek

WE DID IT (WITH YOU!!!!!!!)

Dearest friends, fans, freaks and everyone else

In case you haven’t heard, our Kickstarter campaign to return EGRESS to the studio to record our fourth album was a wild success! We cannot even begin to express our deepest and most humble thanks and appreciation to everyone who joined the team to make this happen.

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We are truly excited about this album and in fact we’re already done tracking and it has been an absolute pleasure recording here at Vibromonk Studios with our engineer and co-producer extraordinaire Dan Shatzky! We can’t wait for YOU to hear it!

And because we exceeded our original goal by nearly 50 percent, we’re going to be able to run a proper press campaign to promote the album as well as do all sorts of other cool promotions. Did somebody say new music videos and additional shows and extended touring??? Maybe EGRESS will even go inter-continental! (more on that another time….). Keep an eye out for Summer and Fall tour dates to be announced soon; check our SHOWS page for regular updates!

And speaking of shows and touring, for those of you local to EGRESS-land, you can catch us at the Bethlehem Steel Stacks for our second year back to perform our live score to the 1930′s classic Reefer Madness. There are still a few tickets left!

Reefer Madness WebRSVP to the Facebook Event for details and pass it around like a joint!    Reefer Madness Show 

Well, it’s back to work for us to finish mixing the last three songs; the rest of this album won’t finish itself! Stay tuned for more updates and mayyyyyyybe even a sneak peak of the album at some point!

’til then!! XOXO
those darn EGRESS kids

 

We Want to Do It With You!

Hellooo Friends!

So much to tell you and so little time! Let’s get to it! Have you heard….?!? onward web cover

We’re making a fourth album (hooray) and this Summer, EGRESS is sailing Onward! Up a Frightening Creek! But first, this Spring we’re headed to Vibromonk Studios in Brooklyn, NY to lay down 12 brand-spanking new songs. Oh yeah, and we’re asking YOU to come along for the ride. Yup, by moseying over to our KICKSTARTER (link) YOU can directly play a part in getting this album made. The cost of producing, recording, mixing, mastering, pressing and promoting an album can really add up so we’re once again invited our fans to be a part of the #DIWY movement. By pre-ordering our album (or pledging support for a bunch of other great rewards), you can be our record label!
But that’s not all! Because starting February 17 you just might be able to see and hear EGRESS in the flesh as we embark upon our Mardi Grass Roots tour! If you ask not-so-nicely, you might even get a little taste of the new album! Head on over HERE to see the deets! You’ll definitely get to hear Going Home  off of our most recent EP. The song was actually the inspiration for the new album title and download is included at just about every reward level in the Kickstarter!! In fact, if we reach our goal, we’ll even be pressing a limited edition 7″ lathe-cut vinyl version too! If we hit our stretch goals, you can even expect new music videos, extended touring and tons of new content.

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And as always, THANK YOU. For your continued support since our last successful Kickstarter, for coming to our shows and dancing your asses off, for being part of our ever expanding extended musical family,….thank you for all of it! And thank you for spreading the word! Sharing is caring and it means the world to us!
 
We couldn’t do this with out all of you. We hope that you’ll join us once again! See you on the road, friends!
~those darn EGRESS kids

Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot

Well friends, we’ve made it! Happy 2017!!!

Your friends at EGRESS Inc have been busy beavers this holiday season and we’re delighted to share a whole bunch of news about this year ahead! As you may have seen, we’ve got a fancy new addition to our EGRESS family: that’s right, it’s Frances the Bus! 14379757_1349043608441435_5152968709473777660_o While we’ve already taken Frances Fanny out on the road a few times, our maiden tour voyage is just around the corner! What’s that?? Tour, you say??! Yup! Just mosey on over to our SHOWS tab to see dates and details for our upcoming
Mardi Grass Roots tour. That’s correct! EGRESS is on the road & going to Mardi Gras!! Place your bets here for who’s getting left behind in New Orleans. And it’s not just that—you can catch us on our home turf January 5th at the Sellersville Theater and we have multiple dates all over NY, PA and New England to kick off the year!
Oh, did we mention that in addition to all the opportunities you’ll have to see and hear EGRESS live, you might just get to hear a few new songs too. Wha???? Yup, you read that right. In addition to new wheels and new feels, EGRESS is pleased to announce a NEW ALBUM for 2017! Keep your interweb dials tuned to EGRESS Central for more news and details as they emerge!
Finally, the EGRESS family has been hit personally with some very tragic losses this year and we just wanted to extend our sincerest thanks to all of you who gave us your love and support in our tough times. This was a tough year for a lot of people it seems. Nobody knows what lies ahead in 2017; but we know that like you, we’re going to keep marching on. Happiest of happy new years to you and yours from the EGRESS KREWE!

mardi-grass-roots-webMARDI GRASS ROOTS TOUR
2.17 Staunton, VA
2.18. Asheville, N.C
2.19 Hendersonville, N.C
2.20 Winston Salem, N.C
2.21 Columbia, S.C
2.22 TBA
2.23 TBA
2.24 TBA
2.25 TBA
2.26 New Orleans, TBA
2.27 Saddle Sarah’s B-DAY
2.28 Off for Fat Tuesday
3.1 Tupelo, MS
3.2 TBA
3.3 Lexington, KY
3.4 Sheperdstown, W.V
3.5 TBA

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Happy Fall, friends!

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“Welcome Nick imPeccable!”

It’s been a while since our last dispatch from Egress Lane and we’re pleased as pumpkin punch to share a ton of new and exciting news with you! As a lot of our friends and fans know, we’ve been without a permanent drummer for the past 10 months. It’s been a wild (almost) year and some really talented folks stepped in along the way to help us out on the skins, but now (drum roll…) meet Nick(!!) the newest member of the crew! We’re super excited to have him on board and looking forward to continuing this journey!

Speaking of journeys, we have someone else to introduce you to!14379757_1349043608441435_5152968709473777660_o  Say hello to the other new member of the team: Frances the Bus!  

That’s rights. We got a bus! And yeah, we’re pretty in love. Feel free to explore our love story with Francis Fanny over at our Facebook and Instagram and stay tuned for further updates.

 And that’s not all. We’re also happy to announce a partnership with Leesta Vall Artists and will be touring regularly in 2017!

You can follow all of those developments as well as keep up on our remaining 2016 shows right HERE!

 We’ll also be headed back into Egress Studios for another installment of Tin Can Alley (Vol. 3) this November! Look out for a release date this Winter! Want more??? You got it. You can also subscribe to our fancy Youtube Channel. We’ve got lyrics videos and we’ve got official music videos! We’ve got live videos! We’ve got silly skits and cover songs! Heck, I even heard of an as of yet unseen Egress reality show that one of them has been threatening to post (Words were said and pies were thrown, you’ve been warned). What a deal?!

Phew. Anyone else out of breath? See you all real soon! EGRESS, out. 

Hey there friend, thanks for stopping by,

It’s been a busy Spring here on EGRESS Lane. We’ve been up to our eyeballs in shows, travel, recording an EP CLICK HERE!, casual alchemy, we even played an impromptu wedding ceremony! And our dogs are barkin’. So for the next two months we’re going to get busy with a new little monster: writing our next album!

We’re also going to keep busy with new content all Summer long so be on the look out for new videos, recordings, peroscopings and all sorts of what-have-yous and whatnots.

And we never do stray far from the road! See the shows page for details on all our dates. Otherwise stay tuned for news about the album over the next few months! Stay groovy.

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Spring has sprung, grass has ris’ ~ wonder where your EGRESS is?!

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 EP will be available on BANDCAMP HERE!

You can also peep in on us big brother-style with Periscope or subscribe to our YouTube to be tuned in for our upcoming music video release and lyric’s videos for all of our albums!

And if you want to see us incarnate, you can catch us touring all over the Northeast and beyond in the coming months! Keep up with our touring schedule HERE

’til then,
Stay Weird!

-those darn EGRESS kids

*cat-robot arms may or may not be included with the future Tin Can Alley album. It will however definitely shoot lasers

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Accordions, tubas, violins, and drums, something spooky this way comes! New Music Video “Tarantella” Out NOW!

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!

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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!
’til the next time, stay spooooooooky!