Sunday, June 7, 2009

All Our Best To The West

Thanks to everyone who joined us at a show or a hang on our west coast tour.

Owl City, Runner Runner, and Classic Crime were all wonderful people to have with us on the road.

We start vocals this week and I'm pretty one track minded about it. Its gonna be fun.

Twitter - @matthewthiessen/@relientk

Friday, May 15, 2009

Twitter Dum

So my @matthewthiessen is being flakey to say the least. To resolve this, I've commandeered the (@relientk) Relient K twitter. Hopefully the @matthewthiessen will be back in my possession before the release of the first Earthquakes record. Haha.

South Dakota this weekend followed by a NYC trip. We have to see a few suits and (hopefully) I see a pair of jeans along the way.
Matt MacDonald from Classic Crime paid us a visit from Seattle this week to sing on a song called If You Believe Me. He's awesome. We had our first Mono Vs. Stereo meeting last night. We're all excited about a lot of stuff. Good times. Can't wait to finish this album.

We have shows with Owl City, Classic Crime, and Runner Runner fast approaching. I don't know if there are tickets left or not, but I hear that its not wise to be hesitant about purchasing them. We'll play some new tunes, and I foresee a fair amount of band interaction.

Sleeps On A Plane


Monday, April 27, 2009

Not Too Legit To Twit

So I guess I'm doing it.

I'll still keep this blogform and update it more frequently when I'm not recording an album.

We had a great time in Oklahoma City on Saturday... I'm still battling the remnants of a virus, so I had Tim from House Of Heroes help us sing some tunes. We played a bunch of acoustic songs as well. We were stoked to see Sloop John B and Pedro The Lion's, Big Trucks show up in the set list.


Monday, March 30, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009


I haven't blogged in a good while, but for (what I've dubbed) a good reason. There are still lyrics to write for the next LP, and I haven't been able to justify typing anything that isn't a verse, chorus, or bridge.

However, we have lots of tasty nuggets of information that we've been anxious to pass along to our friends.

First off, we started recording the new record today! Right now we're working at Dark Horse Recording with our favorite producer, Mark Lee Townsend, and after we get some tracks recorded, we're going to travel back to CA to make some tunes with John Feldmann at the helm.

After we turned in The Bird And The Bee Sides, we fulfilled our first record deal (six albums) with Gotee Records. This made us free agents. Our plan? Matt Hoopes and I just signed up to begin positions as A&R for the soon to be resurrected Mono Vs. Stereo records. We'll sign a few bands a year, and also release Relient K's material through the label. We'll set up some email addresses soon with the specific purpose of receiving demos from unsigned artists. All this to say, we may eventually end up partnering up with the least evil of majors that expresses interest in giving us a helping hand. We'll just have to see. Fun stuff!! is a temp site right now. Our apologies. Even though we're a bit notorious for having a terrible internet presence, we're planning an attempt to quickly rectify that reputation. Until then we'll lean on our myspace.

It's been a while since we've ventured out west (apart from Warped Tour), so we're going to do a short run of left side shows at the end of May. I've quickly become great friends with Adam Young from Owl City, and I'm really excited to announce that they'll be supporting us on all the dates. I'm also just as pleased to have Runner Runner and Classic Crime with us on selected dates.

5/26/09 Glass House (Pomona, CA - Owl City/Runner Runner)

5/27/09 The Dome (Bakersfield, CA - Owl City/Runner Runner)

5/28/09 The Boardwalk (Orangevale, CA - Owl City/Runner Runner)

5/29/09 Indigo District (Eugene, OR - Owl City/Classic Crime)

5/30/09 Wonder Ballroom (Portland, OR - Owl City/Classic Crime)

5/31/09 Neumo's (Seattle, WA - Owl City/Classic Crime)

6/2/09 Knitting Factory (Spokane, WA - Owl City/Classic Crime)

6/3/09 Knitting Factory (Boise, ID - Owl City/Classic Crime)

6/4/09 Murray Theatre (Salt Lake City, UT - Owl City/Classic Crime)

I'll do a not so businessy blog in a few.


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Zweitausend Nein!

We're seventeen days into the new year, and I haven't even said hello. Sorry about that.

Anyway, after the WWS tour I took a few weeks off, relaxed a bit, and enjoyed the holidays.

A few days before 09, we played a few shows (4) in Galtinburg, TN. We did a bunch of dorky stuff like minigolf, go carts, and buying almost $200 worth of elk jerky.

Since then, I've found my way to here.
I'm on a lake in the middle of nowhere,
and I'm taking some time to write some new tunes for a new LP.
So far, I'm enjoying the process immensely.

Encyclopedias are crucial to any studio set up.

On Monday, my friend Adam from Owl City will be paying me a visit. We're going to work on a few of his songs for his upcoming record. I can't wait.

2009 is gonna be a great year. We've got a ton of really cool things going on, and we'll be doing some major renovations to all of our web stuff. After that, it'll be easier to inform everyone of what we've got cookin.... And it won't just be jerky.