Before It Ends test pressings

We got the test pressings in for our new 7″ and they sound even better than our Peter Schilling records.

To celebrate, we will be giving away a test pressing to whoever can tell us at least 3 of the 300 nicknames that Tim (bassist, mountie) has.  Email us at band@theknew.com with your answers.  Don’t forget to download the tracks for free right here.

Finally, The Knew’s good friend, turntabalist, and professional ass-kicker, Tyler “Thunder” Toner, tied the knot with his sweetheart, Amy, this weekend.   Congrats, T-Boz.  Fried chicken for all!

Independence Day

Happy Fourth of July weekend.  All is quiet on The Knew front for the next week or so, as Tim is on a road trip up to Jackson Hole, Montana, and Canada, and Jake is in Clear Lake, Iowa (where the music died).  Ty and I are here in Denver viewing art and lighting off fireworks, compliments of First Friday (artwork by Mike Coriano):

Hopefully you have all gotten a taste of our three new tracks from the Before It Ends 7″.  The vinyl should be available by August for those who enjoy the format as much as we do.  Photography for the new 7″ was done by our friend Jake Poehls.

Also, we owe our buds at Shompton big time for helping us update this website past 1998 web design, and for hooking up the mini fridge in our practice space.  Gracias amigos.

We’re currently working on four new songs, one written by each band member.  It’s a pretty exciting concept and fun to hear the dramatic differences between each person’s songwriting and listening preferences.  I’d anticipate this would be done by the Fall, making it our third release of 2010.

Our next show is at the Denver Post Underground Music Showcase, and they just released their schedule this week.  It’s an awesome event and a great way to see all of the fantastic bands in Denver- highly recommended.  Tickets are $30 for all four days, and go up to $40 the day of, so get them now and spend that $10 savings on cold bevs at the Hi-Dive; we play there Friday night at 10pm.