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Next Weekend in Boston!
Song is currently untitled but it’s going to be on one of our upcoming splits. Different compared to our demo songs because I (Raph) don’t play guitar on this one, I only do vocals. Anyway:
“Hands held above our heads, held out as far as they can stretch. I’m trying to hold on to clouds that are always outside my reach. I guess you didn’t notice- I fade with the setting sun. I’m no more alive than the empty home where I grew up.
I find my life is constantly swirling, cliche as it sounds, like leaves in the wind- twirling in unpredictable patterns until the wind slows down and stops again. But leaves crumble under foot and are commonly left to die in the sun- I find myself begging for drops of rain to grace me but I realize that there are none.
And when we planted that tree in your front yard, I remember thinking, “I wish I was still young.” I guess you didn’t notice- I fade with the setting sun.”
Let me/us know what you think. More stuff soon.
So Old Gray is now a part of Red Rash Collective. It’s not a label but rather just a group of bands that help one another get shows, promotion, compilations, etc. Other rad bands like Dads and Braeburn are on it, so definitely check them / it out .
EDIT: ALSO, my new best friend Mick Tanglao is going to be working on some sweet album art for a future Old Gray release. Check out his tumblr here and get into it.
We (Cameron, Zane and I) played our first acoustic set on May 13th at the Acoustic Cafe in Derry, NH. Charlie watched. We had a very nice reaction from the crowd and everyone was very supportive. So thank you very much! The above photos are courtesy of Rhiannon Trajlinek, who runs the Acoustic Cafe with Peter McHugh. Check it out here:
Because of how successful this foray was, we may be recording and releasing some of our old songs redone as acoustic tracks in the near future.
Also, thank you very much to everyone who downloaded the demo or bought any merchandise. We have seen a ridiculous amount of support so far and are very pleased with how much progress we’ve made in such a short amount of time. One last thank you to Zak Ickes for recording us and being a great pal.
In case you’re wondering, here are our future plans:
:: Acoustic re-release of Demo (plus more tracks?)
—Everything has a TBA release right now, although we’re planning on recording songs for the two splits between now and the middle of June.
:: Another 50-shirt run of our first shirt design but this time on gray t-shirts instead of white
—I should be sending the check out for the shirts within the next couple of days so as soon as they’re in, you’ll be able to purchase them online or from one of us.
—This show is happening but we’re not sure if we’re on it or not yet. We’ll post another update once we hear for sure.
—99% sure this is happening.
—If your band is interested or if you know a place to play, hit me up about this.
So, that’s it. Tell your friends and support the bands I mentioned and whatnot.
Here it is, folks. Our first release! Spread the word and let us know what you think. Thank you!
1) Wayward Kids
2) Vulcan Death Grip
3) Ryan Mitchell Made Me Do It
4) Headaches (feat. Joe McAndrew from Bicycle Sunday)
We just added a “Merch” tab for anyone who would like to order shirts/buttons/CDs.
CDs should be ready by the end of this week and we’ll have it up for free/pay-your-own-price download by then, too. In the mean time, we’d love help with shows!
allididwasdie asked: Patrick - I'm about to start a job as a third-shift custodian. I think my work will consist mostly of vacuuming, dusting, and washing the windows of a few cubicle floors. I will work almost entirely by myself. Is custodial work really as hard as you said? I'm actually pretty excited about this job.
It’s not actually all that challenging on the face of it, but people who do it for any length of time have techniques to make it easier and more...
Anonymous asked: Patrick- what's the worst job you've ever had?
Janitor at a mental institution.
Not because it was a mental institution, but because janitorial work is way harder than people think.
Anonymous asked: Patrick- do you get approached by a lot of younger women? i.e. like early 20's?
Lately, the women who are interested in me are of the profoundly damaged variety. And because we live in a post-everything period, the girls...
Anonymous asked: Search for "Monster Energy Kicking it at Groezrock 2013" on youtube. European hardcore "scene" is upset about the supposed sexism of Monster in this short advertisement. Do you see sexism in this videoclip? I see women who choose to earn money with showing their bodies and dancing. Sounds okay to me.
STOP WRITING US ABOUT BORING SHIT THAT ONLY UNHEALTHY WEIRDOS GIVE A SHIT ABOUT.
YOU KNOW I JUST SEARCHED ‘MONSTER ENERGY KICKING IT AT GOZERROAK...
Anonymous asked: I've written a few songs lately that I recognize our not my best work. I like them but I feel they are beneath some of previous material/some other things I'm currently working on. Should I still record/release them or just let them fade away into the ether. (I am a solo artist who releases almost all my material for free online.)
It’s 2013, homie. Generate content at all cost. Don’t flatter yourself with the idea of posterity. People are the dolphin creatures from the book ...
oldgray asked: Thoughts on Old Gray?
LEAVE ME ALONE RAPH