Go ahead and say it…I lied. I did. I said the new album would arrive in the month of May, and here it is June with no such arrival. “What kinda scam is this guy running?” That’s what I’d be asking myself if I were you. Sadly, there’s nothing scandalous to report. We just ran up on a few hurdles that couldn’t be circumnavigated….it was over or through, non-negotiable. So, we had to sort those out, and NOW we have a firm release date of Friday, June 22nd. The manufacturer is cranking copies out for the label as we speak. If you’ve pre-ordered yours directly from Kivel Records by June 15th at this LINK, we’ll be autographing that first batch, and maybe seeing that a little something else extra gets stuffed in a few copies as well(while supplies last, that is)….one lucky customer might even find a nude self-portrait of Kenny stuck between the pages somewhere. He doodles those all the time for close friends.
If you haven’t seen it already, here’s the LINK to the video for “What You Get Is Gone”. Keep an eye out for the followup clip “Back To Boston”, which should be making its appearance in the next few weeks. We’ll post it here(and everywhere) as soon as it pops up on Youtube.
Since wrapping the last handful of dates in IL, OH, NC, SC, IN, and TN, we’ve been working on the live show, adding a few more tunes from ‘Ten & 2’, and even resurrecting some stuff from the fORMER/TGA back catalog that this lineup has never played before. We’ll be rolling these out as we get back on the road a bit in June and July.
We’ve booked what will serve as our Nashville “release party” on Friday, July 6th at Little Harpeth Brewing, with Them Vibes, Scattered Hamlet, and Born Crooked. I’m not sure when we’ll do another proper local show, so please try to make this one if you’re around, because we’ve missed you. Doors at 7, first band at 8, followed by us, another, and then one more. How’s that for specifics?
The new “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” shirts have been a smash, by the way, and if you too would like to celebrate what was quite possibly the most famous extramarital entanglement of the modern age, hit this LINK to procure one to fit your frame. We still have all sizes (S-3XL) available, but they’re going fast. If you’ve already got one, snap a pic, and we’ll post ‘em on our FACEBOOK. (Please wear pants as well. Sounds obvious, I know, but some of you guys…)
OK then, I think that’s it for now. Check our CALENDAR page, BANDS IN TOWN, or REVERBNATION for additional updates, and watch this site for more new content to appear as the record rolls out. I’ll fill in some blanks on the making of the album next month, once it’s found its way into your earholes. In the meantime, be good to each other, and get your mitts on ‘Ten & 2’ before any spoilers come out about who REALLY played the guitar solo on “What You Get Is Gone”.
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