GTG Sessions: Episode 1 – The Fiction Junkies

The debut episode of the new web series GTG Sessions featuring a live four song set from The Fiction Junkies.

Plurals Tour Dates Announced! / GTG Sessions TOMORROW

The Plurals just announced a run through the southeast for these winter blues!

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Stay tuned to facebook and stuff for more information!

AAAAAAND, tomorrow! We will be posting the first in an ongoing web series that will feature a video of different bands performing a “live-in-the-studio” set at GTG House. This is the brainchild of Timmy Rodriguez and we’re all really excited to get it going. Tomorrow’s debut episode will feature a four song set by The Fiction Junkies!

Happy New Honah Lee Year!!

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Honah Lee’s new album 33 on 45 is available today from iTunes, Amazon, and for streaming on their website! The album will get its vinyl release in late February and you can stay tuned to us for more info on that!

33 On 45 (a reference to the band’s tendency to perform songs live at breakneck speed) was recorded with Joe Boldizar at Retro City Studios in Philadelphia, PA throughout 2013 and 2014 between Honah Lee’s many tours and it features both their heaviest and catchiest music to date. Influenced by the sugary distorted frenzy of the early work of Foo Fighters and Weezer, Honah Lee marry their punk rock energy to strong songwriting on 33 On 45 to create what feels like a warp-speed Greatest Hits album that packs in more hooks than its just-under-a-half-hour running time would suggest.

The year has just begun… can’t wait to see what’s next!

GTG 2014 Retrospective!!

As you gear up for your 2014 year finale (one option being to go to The Avenue Cafe in Lansing… hint hint hint) check out this playlist from our youtube channel that gives a sampling of stuff we put out this year. Features songs and music videos from The Plurals, Honah Lee, Frank and Earnest, the Hunky Newcomers, Black Sparrow Press, Cave Needles, the Fiction Junkies, and the Break-Ups. And let me tell you, it feels great to sincerely say that next year will be even better.

GTG076: Bermuda Snohawk 2014!!

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Free download! The annual soundtrack (the 9th annual!!) to the holidays from your friends at GTG and Bermuda Mohawk! Features exclusive new jams from Honah Lee, The Plurals, Cavalcade, Lovey Dovey, Geistlos, Barren Marys, Hunky Newcomers, Sleeping Timmy, and Bluffing the Ghosts, as well as one-off future holiday standards from studio projects Neon Tuesday, Blackhole Fun, Dem Owl House Boys, Iron Christmas and more!! Free download at the BMP bandcamp!! You’re welcome!!

GTG075: The Plurals – “Chazzwazzers” / OUT TODAY

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The Plurals just got home from an east coast tour with Honah Lee (that went amazing, thank you so much to everyone involved!) and after a year of tours of damn near every corner of the country (minus the northwest, we’re coming back soon, we promise!), a new 7-inch, music video releases, and the completion of a new full-length (out spring 2015!) you’d think that they’d be done for the year and would rest up for the winter before hitting everything hard next year… but your short-sighted ass would be wrong!! Sorry, that was a little judgemental and short-sighted itself… I… I really need to work on some of these anger management issues. But we’re just excited that The Plurals are following in the steps of our greatest inspirations like Bonnet and the boys in You-Hoo and that B. Yancey lady (though, on a serious editorial note, Smashing Pumpkins did the surprise internet release thing back in 2000 so let’s not give anyone too much credit here) and are releasing a brand new EP today that no one even knew they were recording! Chazzwazzers features 6 brand new recordings and was recorded (for the most part) really quickly over the course of a handful of sessions in October and November of this year. You can download it for free or donation over at bandcamp. Limited physical copies will be available at Plurals and related bands’ Lansing shows this month.

The songs on Chazzwazzers are mostly acoustic-guitar driven but aren’t totally stripped down either. When it became apparent that the new Plurals full-length wouldn’t be out until springtime of 2015 we didn’t want to let the gap between releases be too long and since the album had been recorded over an extended period of time we wanted to just bust something out really quick to put a shot of energy into the Plurals discography. The idea of having acoustic guitar drive the songs was thrown out to try something different so ultimately we recorded three brand new songs (“Coke Daddy,” “Something About Overthinking,” and “Colorado Sun”) that were essentially finished during the recording process as well as two acoustic-based versions of songs (“Facebook” and “Prolly Knot”) that will be on the new album. To round things out (and to completely derail the idea of an “acoustic EP”) we finished off a song called “Ori” (a tribute to a beloved GTG dog of the same name) that we recorded instrumental tracks for in 2012 but never finished after we decided it wouldn’t go on our next album. So, in many ways it’s a companion piece to our next released album as well as a look at some new material done in a way that we don’t normally work. We like it and hope you do too… download away, share with your friends, etc. xoxo

Honah Lee / Plurals 2014 Tour Dates!

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It’s time for the latest edition of the happening-every-now-and-then-since-2010 Honah Lee and The Plurals tour! Honah Lee (fresh off their latest, and final, music video release of 2014 with a pummeling new version of their anthem “Sobered, So Bored”) will be heading west starting November 13th in Pittsburgh (at Gooski’s), hitting up Dayton (Hole in the Wall on the 14th), Indianapolis (Melody Inn on the 15th), and Chicago (Cobra Lounge on the 16th) before joining up with The Plurals in Lansing on November 17th, when we’ll all be playing at The Mystery Garage with The Hat Madder. From there, we’re doing this:

11/19 @ Shakespeare’s Pub (Kalamazoo, MI)
11/20 @ Fickle (Cincinnati, OH)
11/21 @ The Green Lantern (Lexington, KY)
11/22 @ 123 Pleasant St (Morgantown, WV)
11/23 @ The Pinch (Washington, DC)
11/24 @ Kung Fu Necktie (Philadelphia, PA)
11/26 @ Milll Hill Basement (Trenton, NJ)
11/28 @ The Gutter (Brooklyn, NY)
11/29 @ Blind Bob’s (Dayton, OH) PLURALS ONLY

The Plurals are also hoping to do a one-off in north Jersey on 11/25… hit us up at mcflybooking at gmail dot com if you have a lead. Maybe we’ll just hang out in Joe The Bee’s basement. Anyway, of course we always want people to come to all shows but these shows are, more than most, guaranteed to be a real rowdy rock and roll ruckus of a, uh, time. The Plurals and Honah Lee are friends just as much or more than we are musical colleagues so when we end up doing a cluster of dates together we constantly push each other to do outrageous things which is often to the benefit of the audience, or it just becomes a nonsensical in-joke. Regardless of the outcome, there will be a very positive and fun atmosphere around these shows – and that Thanksgiving Eve show in Trenton on the 26th will also double as Honah Lee’s release party for the DVD of all of the music videos they’ve been releasing this year. So yeah… good times, guaranteed. Is that what GTG stands for? Okay. See you on the road!