Our long-time-coming sophomore album has been mixed, and awaits the mastering process. In order to countdown the record’s release, we’ve begun an anthology series we like to call FAMOUS GARY FRIDAYS! First up, Mr. Gary Busey! Be on the lookout each Friday for the next installment. Feel free to send us your favorite famous Gary to possibly be featured, or post your own in solidarity. The road to LP2 is shorter than it’s ever been!
We’ve been super silent for the last several months, and haven’t played a show since December. Part of that was due to us finishing up tracking our next record, and part of it was that life can be ridiculous. Let’s not get into that, and just focus on the good news - WE’RE PLAYING A GAT DANG SHOW!
Two weeks from today on March 30th, we’ll be jumping up on Cafe Nola’s stage (we’ve been assured that they will be open by the 30th), and knocking out the cobwebs. It’s going to be one of their first shows after reopening post remodel. We’re pumped, and we hope you all are too. We’ll also be bringing our good friends in Lucas Laws & the Scofflaws. They’ll be closing the night down, so be sure to get there early. We’ll be warming the dance floor up after a nice hibernation. See you all there.
For those of you that have been with the MTNS for years, you know that our first record, Velvet Raccoon, came out quite a long time ago. And with following us for that long period of time, you know we’ve been talking about a sophomore follow up since 2013. When the band came back from our hiatus, we released our first track since 2012 with Trenches as part of a local music sampler procured by Flying Dog in 2015. Ever since then, a lot of you have asked about when we will release more stuff like Trenches. We are happy to say, that reality is closer than it has ever been.
In the fall of 2017, we started tracking our second album, for real. Those sessions had sat dormant for over a year, but that hibernation is over. Two weeks ago, we spent the entire week holed up in Pat’s house with our good friend, Derek Salazar. He took those year old sessions, and we got to work. Between guitars, banjos, omnichords, eating PB&Js, Derek cooking eggs, lead vocals, hitting random objects in Pat’s garage as percussion, discovering NICE coconut cookies, and gang vocals, the record is sounding like a record. We are so close, and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. That light looks like a second album.
It’s hard to ask those who have stuck by us for so long, to wait just a bit longer, but please wait just a bit longer. We promise this will be worth it. As was said before, we are so close, and it feels great.
We’re four days away from our return to Songbyrd Music House in DC opening for Taking Back Sunday and Straylight Run’s own, John Nolan. He’s on a solo tour promoting his third solo record, and we couldn’t be happier joining him for the show. This is 19 year old Pat’s dream, and it’s making 32 year old Pat just as excited. Make sure you check our shows, to find a link for tickets. Get those tickets, it’s going to be a blast!
Greetings MTNS fans. We've got a fun show coming up, and we want you all to be there.
Back in the Spring of 2013, we were on a Midwestern tour, and the second stop of that tour was at a venue Double Happiness in Columbus, OH. That was a special show for us, as we had to cancel a show there a year prior because our bus broke down. It felt like a triumph of some sort.
The venue itself was a cool spot. The Darjeeling Limited was playing on the TV behind the bar. They gave us a case of Ohio shit beer, Hudy Delight, which was awesome, and had amazing yakitori. We got to relax before the show, and I believe I wrote a blog post about how their bathroom didn't have a door. All in all, we were excited to be there, and there were some rad Columbus bands on the bill. One of those bands, Coal Fired Bicycle.
Coal Fired Bicycle was an excellent band, and even better people. They took us to a hotdog place after the show, and then gave us a place to stay in the comfort and hospitality of their own home. Some of us shared a bed, and some Ambien. Some of us got a couch. All of us slept well, and got to hang with a dog that we named Gary (not her name). They were the sweetest hosts.
Fast forward to today. Coal Fired Bicycle is going on tour, and making Frederick a destination of that tour. We will be hosting them at Cafe Nola, and we're super excited that they're coming. Make sure you mark your calendars, and check them out, as well as see us play for the first time since July. Our old piano player, and founding member, Thom Huenger, will be joining us. It's not going to be a show to miss. Until then friends.