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.”

Before It Ends 7-inch Release Party

Our friends The Fling from Long Beach, CA, will be in town this weekend to help us celebrate the release of our 7-inch record titled Before It Ends.  They are an incredible band and we highly recommend checking out their set.  In addition, fellow Denver band The Outfit will open up the show with some of the tastiest rock numbers in town.  Details can be seen on the poster above, and tickets can be purchased from the Hi-Dive’s website.  Albums are only $5 while they last, and can be purchased here if you can’t make the show.


The Mile High Music Festival was a smash.  Thanks to the friends who got there early and made that enormous stage feel a bit more comfortable.

We came equipped with some pinatas full of merch that we unloaded on the crowd towards the end of our set.  Apparently the remnants made their way around the festival and on stage with Weezer later in the day.

After the show, we mopped up as much of the good life and freebies as humanly possible (while secretly stalking Jim James).  We could get used to this…

Mile High Music Festival Week

We had a great time hanging out with Fake Problems at the Denver Warped Tour stop yesterday; some rad dudes.  Please, check them out.

Congratulations to Chris Fahlin for this winning entry in our MHMF ticket contest:

Chris, see you on Sunday in the Bison Tent at 1:30pm.  For those of you not making it out to the Festival, we’re playing the official Kick Off Party at the Bluebird Theater on Friday at 8:30pm.

The 7″ vinyl records for our album Before It Ends have arrived and are ready to ship.  Gets yours today.

TK’s MHMF Contest

Do you ever wish you could see My Morning Jacket, Drive by Truckers, Jimmy Cliff and The Knew all in one day? At the same place? On a beautiful Colorado summer day? Well now you can! We are all playing Day 2 of the Mile High Music Festival with all of those great bands and many more.

What’s that you say? You don’t have an extra Ben Franklin to spare for a ticket? Do not despair! The Knew will be giving a ticket away to our most dedicated fan that sends us a photo of him/her sporting a Knew tee shirt. But here’s the catch – it just can’t be any photo: only the most entertaining (read: hilarious, gross, provocative, extreme, delightful, goth, ect) photo will get the ticket. Email your picture to band@theknew.com or post it on our Facebook wall (preferred). Contest ends on August 4th. Winner will be announced on August 5th. The party is on August 15th. Vogue!