To all our friends and fans
Sorry we’ve been out of touch lately. It’s been a little over a year since our last live show, and way too long since our last Facebook post (we really do hope you had a great Thanksgiving though). Sure, we haven’t been around publicly lately, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy. In the last year, we lost a bass player (we wish him all the best because he’s awesome), and have been getting the new guy, Samuel, up to speed on all things old and new.
Which brings us to new. A few months ago, things were tenuous. We’re all getting older. We have houses. We have spouses. We have “real” jobs. Hell, we even have other bands and projects. Despite all of that, we made the decision that we want to stay committed to The Usual Things. We love this band. We love making music with each other, and we love playing it.
In the last few months we’ve recorded 12 of the best songs we’ve written since our last record. We’ve visited a few studios throughout town with Andy Thompson. We’re absolutely thrilled with the songs we’ve got so far. We’ll have more news about our plans for those songs soon.
In the meantime, we’re going to take these songs and start playing them as often and as loudly as we can.
We’ve been booked to play Cities 97’s stage at the Stone Arch Bridge Festival in our home, NE Minneapolis. We can’t wait to see you all!
We know we’ve been absent this past year, and whether you’ve noticed or cared, you can expect to start seeing more of us in months to come. We’ve got a lot of music to play, and lots of ears to make ring.