Monday, March 23, 2009

Whoa!

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!!



Relientk.com 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.

Matty

48 comments:

Todd Morales said...

haha 'not businessy'

well we're all glad you're back!

no Dallas though :/ it's okay, waiting is cool :D (sometimes)

Bee said...

It's awesome to see you blogging again! And I also can't wait for everything Relient K to come in the future :D This is a bit off topic- but I just read your last blog from January (coughcough . . . just messin'!) when you were in Gatlinburg doing all sorts of crazy stuff. I am on vacation there as we speak . . this place is crazy! I've never seen so many mini golf places and pancake houses in such a small area! haha. Well, I hope to see you play soon!

<3 Brenna

michael said...

thats awesome news. i look forward to hearing a little something of the new material sometime soon. well good luck with the lp.

asdfnjkl said...

exciting! i've missed your updates, can't wait for the new stuff.

~Sarah said...

Yay new music :D

~Sarah said...

PS will the Relient K website return?

Brittany Mae said...

Happy to hear that new music is in the works and that you will be out in California, hopefully I'll be able to catch a show:)

liz_rawrock_acoustic said...

Love Owl City.
Love Adam.

Lame.
You should come to TN.

Not all of us are hicks addicted to country music XP

Jess :]] said...

excitement is me =)

Andrea said...

ahh YES! These are great news! I'm so happy and glad!

Cinthya Fung said...

AAH!! This so coooll, RK And Owl City, WOOOTTT!! No Florida???

But I'm pretty sure this won't be the last time you guys tour together, right? Oh man, so excited to hear the new stuff Matt!

God Bless You!! <3333

Nina said...

This makes me quite happy :]

I can't wait to hear some of the new tunes!

:]

I hope I can make it to a show! I probably won't be able to, but fingers crossed anyway.
:]

Rachel Joy said...

AHHHH!!!!! HOORAY!!!! YOU'RE COMING TO ORANGEVALE!!! I LOVE that venue!! My friend's band plays there a lot!! YAY!!! I'm stocked up for concerts for a LONG time!!!

Brittany said...

I'm gonna end up missing about a week of work for this. Shoooot.

Melanie said...

Touring with Owl City and Runner Runner. You are awesome. LOL :)
Murray Theater is so small, though. I better find out about tickets. They will def. sell out. :) Now I just have to figure out how to get the day off as I turned in my leave calendar already. You know me.. if you want or need anything while here, just let me know. If it's possible, I'll make it happen. LOL

meg said...

damn the west coast to hell.

just kidding. but seriously. totally stoked about everything relient k has coming up. see you soon, brotha.

Cierra Joy said...

YESSS! Seattle is on the list!

I've gotta come see that.

Can't wait for the new stuff, Matt. I'm sure it's gonna be awesome!

Thinking like Thiessen said...

I was in bed at 2:15 a.m. when I read that yall started recording again and I yelled and woke my roommate. Your writing is amazing and I've been trying to put my mind in a state like yours when you write. I know you probably don't reply to these, but if you could it would be awesome. How do you come up with your ideas and lyrics. I love your word play "the out is something i just can't sell"...and Im trying to write songs that I think you would sing. Could you just drop me a line or so with some idea of how you process things. Thanks man, you all are the best. nastycurve20@aol.com

Bri said...

mmmm.... nuggets.
I am so pumped for anything new Relient k. :) Lets face it there are only so many ways i can memorize all you other songs (forwards, backwards upside down, etc.) (hahaha)
I don't actually know what A&R is but it sounds pretty exciting! :)
Also there is a rumor i heard that you may be appearing at a certain Ignite Festival in the Chicagoland area sometime this summer...?
Anyhoo, glad you came back.

RogerMan said...

It's about time you guys came out to the west coast!!! Rk almost never come's out here in the middle of here!!! and in the northwest too!! FINALLY!!!

MichaelBashaw said...

Awesome! I can't wait!

jenna :) said...

How I wish I could go to a show. Stupid volleyball may be evil and not let me go to the Six Flags Show. I'm super excited about the new stuff though.

Amanda said...

YAY!! I am soo happy! and glad you guys are coming to the west side of he state! I hope you guys are doing well!! I am soo excited you are working on your new record! cant wait to hear more about it! God bless you!

Lindsey said...

That's cool.

-Lindsey

Melanie said...

Shoot... I need to read more closely... we don't get Runner Runner. :( But Classic Crime is good. :)

Kate said...

matt! you're back. (:

thanks for thinking about the west;
i can't wait to see you guys.

good luck with recording!


♥Paige♥ said...

AHHHHH classic crime and relient k?!?!??! NO FREAKIN WAYYYYY!!!!!!!!

Rich said...

Matthew:

Hoping to make it to your Seattle gig this time. Would be awesome to see you again!

The Jacobsons

Emily said...

Yay!! no shows near me though :( but I'm VERY excited for the new cd!!!!!

Christi said...

Thiessen! Good to know you're still alive. :)

Daggummit, I live on the East Coast. Nevertheless, I am extremely excited about everything else going on.

Daniƫlle said...

It's always nice to read your blogs! Just like your lyrics

Just too bad that RK shows are all in the US, I live in the Netherlands and I'm not that big of a die-hard-RK-fan that I'll fly over (don't have such money). Is there any chance you guys will come here some time soon?

Much love

Michelle said...

YAY Matty, you're back:]
thanks for letting us know
what's going on:]
and i can't WAIT for the album
as well as the show!
ill see you at the Pomona and
Bakersfield ones:]! YAY

Raven said...

UGH! You guys would go to the west...

hahah, y'all should venture to Texas!

(: We all sure do miss you guys down here.

I'm seriously extremely stoked for this new record, I know it'll be just as amazing as all the others.

<3Raven

luis said...

Matt! Relient K, PLEASE release a LIVE DVD featuring your best hits :( A grand rendition of let it all out to the explosive be my escape!

luis said...

BTW. I'm a BIG fan from the Philippines, and yep, can't fly there just to watch you guys. . . Thus the request :p

~erin said...

Eeeep! (did I really just say that??...) I heard about the whole record label thing!!! I was afraid of what would happen if you were just on Capitol, them major record labels are such creativity squishers... xD. Anyways, I was just praying something good would come out of it all, and that's better than awesome!!!!! :DD

Come to Kansas next tour.. We miss you all lots. D: hope to see you soon!! :D ttyl.

Juliana Sepulveda said...

Matt, i love ur songs! omg, i think the best r-be my escape, best thing, and who i am hates who iv'e been(u shud do ur hair like that again). where are you gonna be in Bakersfield? im really hoping to see u guys!
Jesus loves you

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Megan said...

Totally excited that you guys are coming out west! I haven't seen you guys since the Showbox in 2007. I'm bringing along my best friend and my sister this time - and this'll be my sister's first concert, so she's doubly excited. We'll be at the Neumos! Can't wait. :D

Nick Wills said...

Does this mean that since you are moving to mono vs. stereo, you will release your new records on vinyl?

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