Congratulations to Eric on his marriage! He and his wife were married on Friday, December 7th. The best to you both! Also, thanks to everyone who came out to the show on the 1st. It was a lot of fun! Not much to report today. We have 2 more shows this month, both of them in Milwaukee. This will be our first time playing there, and we are excited! Unfortunatly, the show on the 21st is a goodbye show to our friend Tyler. He is moving with a friend to the mountains of Colorado, just outside of Denver. Good luck, and you will be missed! In other news, for those of you who dont know, our brand new patches are now available for $1 each. We are also making both of our Demo CDs available through our website for only $1 each, to cover postage (the CD is free!). We have created a cleverly sloganed deal called "The Real Deal", in which for $2 you get our recently recorded Demo CD 2, a patch and a pin. Well, thats about it for today. We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving (if you celebrate it), and wish you a happy holiday season! Peace.
Wow! A lot has happened since we last reported news. First up, some older news, The Brokedowns made the Winona State University Newspaper- The Winonan:
To view the full size picture, go here. There was no article about the show, just the picture. That picture is of Eric after one of the MANY times that his strap fell off during that show. Thanks to Hank for bringing us a few copies! Our apologies to anyone who went to WARP on Saturday expecting us to play. Jon got the dates mixed up. The date of that show is this coming Saturday, but we wont be playing because Kris will be out of town. Our apologies, again. Well, we have changed our rehersal space. For many years now, as some of you may know, we have practiced in Jon's basement. We have moved our practices to Kris' house. It gives us a little more freedom and allows us to practice a hell of a lot more! Weve been practicing there for a couple weeks now, and all is going well. It is very cramped, but it allows us to get a lot more done. So, practice in The Firey Depths is no more. Patches and new pins are on the way. We sent out the payment for them last week some time, so we should have them sometime in November! We are currently working on a design for stickers and future patches. So, hopefully we will have stickers soon. We havent played a show in a while, which has given us time to focus on new music. We have quite a few new songs in the works, and a couple may be ready when we play our next show, which is at The Warehouse on November 9th. We are all excited, and are bringing our good friends Biscayne with us! It should be a killer show. The show for that Saturday fell through, but we are looking for another one. Nothing new as far as the BARcode comp. It will hopefully be out soon. Well, thats about it for today. Peace.
There were news postings on our website going back to our very very first website back in 2002. These are the only ones we can still find--the rest are lost in internet wonderland.
Happy New Year! 2008 is going to be the best year ever! We have some new pics up from a show at the Note in Chicago. Since our last news we have done a lot of shit but you'd be better off spending your time reading a good book than a novel about us. Ian's Party was rad, New Years Eve was rad, and The Arrivals songs on the split that just came out are even radder than all of that. Now you're up to date. Playing outside is way cooler than the internet. Bon Voyage.
We're going to do a better job of updating our website, we swear. Here is some news. We have a new CD out called New Brains For Everyone. Check the merch page for info. We have a split 7" with The Arrivals coming out in November. We're going on tour in a week for The Fest 6 in Gainesville, Florida. You should go too. Eric's wife had their baby and the rest of us still look more pregnant than she ever did. Their baby's name is Jack. Party on.
This is our website. We're a punk rock band. We have a new CD coming out soon. As you can tell by the lapse between the last news post (which was done by our friend Hank) we don't post news very often. We'll work on that. Come say hi to us at a show. We like personal interaction better than digital interaction.
Welcome to the new website. We have one show coming up at the Ewl house in Wonder Lake, IL. The site shouldnt be to slow in the making and will have lots of video and other random shit for you to waste your time while at work.
Scene Point Blank interviewed with Kris just before we played Fest 7. The interview covers a number of topics including the affect of too much Old Style before we play/while we play.
To read the interview, go here:
The Anaheim Punk Examiner was kind enough to review our new record Species Bender. They said some pretty nice things. Perhaps they wrote it before actually listening to us? Who knows, read for yourself: