UI Sound

Yesterday we headed up to Boulder to record a track at United Interests Sound Studios.  We had a real positive experience, as Evan and Pat (not our drummer) in the studio knew more about microphones than I think I know about myself.   “Kalamazoo” came out real well, and we look forward to mixing it in the coming weeks.  Not sure if we’ll release it as a single, as we may instead incorporate it into another small EP later this year along with three other songs written by each member of the band about their respective hometowns…stay tuned.

Here is a cinematography reel from friend and filmmaker Drummond West, set to the tune of “HLS” from our Pulperia album:

Fling Ultra Mini Tour

Our annual mini tour with The Fling was once again a success.  The weekend began with a show at the Hi-Dive in Denver on Friday night to celebrate the release of our 7-inch with fellow locals The Outfit.  We were pumped to help expose The Fling to our fans and others here in Denver, and their set went over really well (except for when their pinpoint harmonies were drowned out by all four members of The Knew trying to sing along from the crowd).  Honestly, I went to see The Fling and forgot that we even got to play that night.  Thanks to our friends who even after seeing us play in this town 20 or 30 times still come to party, crowd surf, and smash pinatas.

Saturday we made the trip up to Steamboat Springs to play the Ghost Ranch Saloon.  It was great to get some new and independent sounds up to the folks in the mountains, and the bar full of off-season locals grew warmer and more inviting as the night progressed.  We stayed up far too late (not late enough?) enjoying the town’s hospitality, cold beers, sharpies, and the cozy aura of J. Ivey’s (drums, The Fling) LA Dodger’s snuggy.

We stopped for a quick dip in the Strawberry Park Hot Springs on the way home and wished the fellows a safe trip back to Long Beach.  We encourage all of you to pick up a copy of their album When The Madhouses Appear here.  Personal favorite: track 3, “Strangers.”