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
As Summer winds down, we here at EGRESS & Co. have some exciting news to share with you! Last weekend, we locked ourselves inside the Egress Inn with nothing but our instruments, a bathtub full of gin, Traffic the dog, and with one goal in mind: NEW MUSIC. Saturday morning we locked the doors and by sunday night we had written and recorded three new songs. The result is our fourth EP!!! Songs from Tin Can Alley. We channeled some of our biggest influences from a golden age of American music and wrote two songs on the spot while adapting a 1923 blues standard as well. All three songs were recorded live in a single take with minimal setup and feature bawdy verses from the entire crew, washboard percussion, and homemade sound effects. For a limited time we’ll be giving this EP to all of you for FREE starting with the first track, Drink it Down, available HERE!
We’re so excited to announce the title of our upcoming album—”This Way to the Egress’ Great Balancing Act”—we’ll be giving you these songs as a token of our appreciation!
We’ll be releasing two more songs over the next two weeks with more news and shows as well! Thanks for your support, we couldn’t do any of this without friends like you!
~Those darn Egress kids~
Happy Summer, kiddies—from EGRESS! We’ve had a busy few months of shows including three great sets at the Steampunk World’s Faire in May followed by an amazing June mini-tour to Dallas for AKON; the ever-lovely AllWays Lounge in New Orleans and the Flying Monkey in Huntsville, AL with our friends Freksheaux to Geaux; and Nashville’s East Room with our new pals, Fable Cry. Ooh, and then there was last week’s band field trip to Rockaway Beach in NYC to play with our old friends, Yula and the eXtended Family. Fun times all around. Next week we’ll be kicking off the busy month of August with a special-edition Musikfest show at the Funhouse in Bethlehem with some shows at the Alternative Gallery in Allentown in support of two of our favorite bands: Jaggery (Boston) on 8/19 and The Butcher Knives (NYC) on 9/21. We’re also pleased as punch to announce upcoming dates in September at The Philadelphia Museum of Art and Irving Plaza in NYC.
In other news, we are Oh-Fish-Alley underway with the pre-production stage of our impending THIRD ALBUM! Sit tight for a slew of upcoming announcements regarding release dates, sneak-peaks, and even what we’re gonna name the little bugger (and a few other surprises!!!). In the meantime, EGRESS is also tickled to tell you we will be recording a three song EP “Songs from Tin Can Alley” this month for a late August release date. And guess what! Because we’re so excited about our next album (and also because we have a crush on all of you, our fans), we’re giving this EP to you all for FREE! We’ve made a lot of new friends over these past few months and have also seen a lot of old familiar faces; your support means the world to us. We can’t wait to tickle yer ear drums with a whole bunch of new material! ‘Til then!
- Those darn EGRESS kids
Dear Friends, Fans, and Followers of EGRESS,
We would like to come out and confirm that the rumors are true: we have officially started writing and composing new songs for our third record! We are halfway through the writing process, and we are tickled to announce that this will be our first in-studio album! We are now performing to rally the funds to pay for it and will begin production in September 2014.
We would also like to welcome “Krispy” Zach Martin to the Egress family. He will be taking over for “Easy” Chet Sullivan on drums who has eagerly switched positions to take over as EGRESS’ own trumpet player and backup vocalist. With this change in the line up, we thought it would be good to do an Artist Spotlight on Facebook and other social media outlets so you can get to know the zany Egressians who tickle your eardrums on a daily basis. You can catch the first Artist Spotlight on Sunday, April 13th, on FACEBOOK or TWITTER.
In the meantime, we will be keeping you engaged and entertained by winding our way around the US and growing our tri-state community of fans and friends. We have some shows on the horizon that we are very excited about, both locally AND nationally, so please see our SHOWS tab for dates and events near you!
In short, you can expect the following from EGRESS this spring and summer: NEW music, LOTS of shows—both on a national scale and close to home – MORE social media contests to win new EGRESS swag, a BRAND NEW music video, artist spotlights and who knows what else? Thank you all for your love and for making what we do possible.
-Those Darn EGRESS Kids
Dear Friends, Fans, and Followers of EGRESS,
Here’s a little preview of what we have coming atchya for the new year ahead!
We are super excited to announce that we have been accepted to Alternacirque’s “The Festival of Doom” in Columbia, SC where we will be teaming up with our favorite New Orleans cohorts Freaksheaux to Geaux for some musical sideshow collaborations. Following the festival on January 16th, we will be touring our way back home up the coast; so if you’re planning a stay along the Eastern seaboard this January, stay tuned for shows and details. Upon our return, we are excited to take part in helping to build a stronger community and scene here in the Lehigh Valley by teaming up the Allentown’s new haven for artists, musicians, and creative cats of all varieties—The Alternative Gallery. EGRESS will be joining AG for their bi-monthly PERVERT show on January 25th. Please visit our SHOWS page for more details.
In short, you can expect the following from EGRESS in 2014: New music (and free music!), lots of shows—both on a national scale and close to home, more social media contests to win new EGRESS Swag, a new music video, the official announcement of our third album, and who knows what else. Thank you all again for your love and for making what we do possible.
-Those Darn EGRESS Kids