Hello Ladies and Gents,
We apologize for having been a bit absent for the past few months! We’ve had some exciting changes in our lineup and have been active performing, recording, and honing our craft. We would first like to thank everyone for helping us finish out the Road To Roo Contest as 7th in the nation. Unfortunately, we were not ultimately selected to perform Bonnaroo ‘13, but we are deeply heartened and proud to have finished the contest as we did. We couldn’t ask for anything better from our fans, and we truly appreciate your support!
In mid May, we made two major changes in the line-up: We replaced our original drummer, Mark Cullen, with a more dedicated, passionate, and driven musician by the name of Jonathan McMillan. He’s been by the side and behind the scenes of Steal The Prize since basically the beginning, so the fit was perfect, and the transition was smooth. We also added an additional musician to the group, his name’s Bryce McClellan. He fills the multi-instrumental, three-part harmony void that has been the missing link in our live performance. He’s also a songwriter, and he brings tremendous value to the group. The changes we’ve made have brought about a new level of synergy and focus that had been quite lacking previously, and we’re all extremely excited about the new energy and connection. We have already started writing new material that we believe is a cut above our back catalog of tunes.
We are still perfecting the recording for the new album which we have decided is going to be titled Don’t Forget You’re Sad. We booked a weekend with John at Mystic Fortress in the middle of August to try and finish up the remainder of tracking and mixing. We are planning the release for sometime in the Fall 2013, so be on the look out for updates related to that in the near future.
We’re doing a CD re-press of I Think I Am and I Want To Talk To God, so if you didn’t get a copy before we sold out of the last pressings, you’ll have another opportunity to grab one up. We should have the physical copies available in the next few weeks right here on the site, as well as at our shows. We’re getting a slew of other new merchandise as well, including t-shirts, coozies, screen-printed posters, and more. All of which will be available on our web store, and on our merch table at live performances. More updates to come on this!
Following the release of the new record, we’re planning some tour routes to get out of the state and place our live performance in front of as many crowds as possible. Tour is an essential piece of the puzzle, and we’re taking all the necessary steps to get there.
Anyways, that’s all for now. We’ll be updating you all again in the very near future. Dig it.