Imaginary Friends release party!!
Friday, December 3 - at the Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston St., NYC. It's the late show that night, so doors aren't until 10:30. We'll be playing with Plushgun, so it's gonna be an awesome night of dance-tastic fun! 21+, $10 in advance/$12 at the door. I HIGHLY recommend you get advance tickets, it was sold out the last time we played there, and this is gonna be even bigger/better!
Our 2-day Boston Record Release New Year's Extravaganza!!
This event is too big to fit into one day! New album! Special guests! Tricks up our sleeves! Advance tickets strongly suggested.
Friday, December 31, we have the honor of playing The Pill's New Year's Eve Party! As if that weren't exciting enough already, Videodrome Discotheque will also be providing audiovisual wonders. $15, 21+, advance tickets here.
Saturday, January 1, is a full bill of awesomeness! We're playing with The New Collisions, Plushgun, and Andre Obin. This one is 18+, $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Advance ticket info coming soon.
i've been a little lax about updating our news section. sorry about that!
two exciting things:
1) we've been nominated for a boston music award! in the Pop/R&B category?! Hrm. public vote is 1/3 of the total, so please go help us out! (Our category is about 2/3 of the way down the page, BTW) Vote here: http://www.bostonmusicawards2010.com/vote
2) a great article in kotaku about our use of the Rock Band 3 keytar on tour!
so it's been a while since i've updated, although it's certainly not for lack
of stuff going on. in fact, we are ultra-crazy-busy! we went on a super-fun
tour with our old pals ming & ping and our new pals aerodrone! we are getting
ready to release our album! (the date has been pushed back to dec. 7, but try
not to fret!) we are playing a last-minute show next week! we are building
a new website! oh, and we have new
in case you haven't noticed, we have announced our album release! Imaginary
Friends is coming out on November 9! We'll have a pre-sale happening
here soon. In
the meantime, check out one of the tracks, "Magnetic," which you
can download for free here!
Also, in order to make room for new t-shirt goodness,
we are having IG markdowns on t-shirts, go see if there's anything that
strikes your fancy...
oh, we have been busy! we are currently mixing our album, we are so-so-so-close! no official release date set yet, but it won't be too much longer. AND, more good news, we are going back on the road! finally hitting the west coast again, it's been too long since we've made it out there.
news item 1: we have been making major progress with our album! been doing lots
of final vocals, sorting stuff out, even writing a couple of last-minute-style
news item 2: i posted the tour
diary from last month's
fun tour with plushgun!
news item 3: we have a couple of new items in our
store — two limited
edition posters from our tour. ALSO, we are clearing out some room in
our t-shirt area, getting rid of some odds and ends, so i've put some
t-shirts on sale! ALSO ALSO, if you needed any more motivation to buy
some stuff, we are once again doing the annual sponsor-my-mom-thing,
she's walking in the susan g. komen 3-day walk against breast cancer.
now through june 30, 10% of all sales will go towards sponsoring her
(but you can also donate
directly if you'd like!)
i've been catching up on a backlog of web updates! there are a crappload of new
pix on our photos page (including
a new entry in the freezepup gallery!). i have also updated our "bios" section
with new pages for bananas and christmas
disco-marie! get to know them a little better, won't you? i'm still working
on stuff, tour diary will be online soon...
a belated note about our tour: oh my god, it was so much fun! thanks to all of
you who came out and gave our new lineup a wonderful welcome. we were all feeling
the love. it was a wonderful time touring with plushgun, and i hope we can
make it happen again in the future!
a huge thank you to everyone at our show this weekend, and sorry to everyone
who couldn't get tickets! we had an awesome time. getting ready for our tour
and, we have a cool piece of news from The Duke:
RBN update! 7 years ago i wrote a pretty sweet drum and bass track for
the HMX game Amplitude called "Synthesized" featuring Miss
Liz Enthusiasm on vocals. I've updated that song and you can now play
it in RockBand2 via RBN. Anyone who emails a picture of their high score
to email@example.com gets a link to an mp3 of the brand new version of the song. Good luck
on the drums, they're wicked killah.
we got some cute new pins! little bitty 8-bit us! go have a look!
announcing lots of shows, including an afternoon-delight show while PAX East is happening. a lil' backstory: the PAX folks juggle their lineup and rotate out bands every few years, and it's our turn to sit this one out. but then we started hearing from folks who were sad since they're going to be in town, but won't get to see us. and then we figured, hey, we live in boston, let's do something about that. we had an opportunity to play at cafe 939, which is actually a venue we've been interested in for a while, and bonus, it's right across the street from PAX! we're doing an afternoon show, so as not to conflict with the official PAX concert, and it's happening right after the music panel on saturday. this'll be a fun time, i'm *pretty sure*!
also big exciting news, sean and i are featured in this month's issue of Boston Magazine, thanks to our wonderful pup, simon. he's even featured on the cover of the pets section! pick up a copy if you're in the Massachusetts area, or you can check out a PDF right here!
aw, boooooo: the blue hand chair featured on the back cover of freezepop
forever was stolen from our porch! i left it out in the open, figuring
if anyone bothered to steal it, they kind of earned it. i mean, it's a pretty
a humongous blue hand-shaped chair from somebody's front porch. anyway, i guess
temptation anymore. hope they treat it with love...
also: new tour dates!!
the chinese theatre remix of "duct tape my heart" is included
on electronic saviors: industrial music to cure cancer, a massive 4-disc compilation! released today on metropolis records, this 83-track collection is to benefit the foundation for cancer research and wellness. (of course you can always just download our track on itunes if you're not up for 83 new songs, but hey, it's for a good cause!)
we're definitely wayyy on the softer/poppier side than most of the other bands featured, but we were psyched to be included. here's an interview with promoter Jim Semonik, who put it all together. and here's more info about the compilation.
So we've had songs in video games before... but now i'm actually
IN a video game! or my zombie alter-ego is, anyway. Go check out this nifty
lil' iPhone game, Pocket Zombie! they just released their Zombie Girlfriend
Charity Pack featuring me, IGN's Jessica Chobot, Destructoid's Chad Concelmo,
and Game Informer's Meagan VanBurkleo. We all chose charities to donate
to (mine is the Humane Society) because zombies sometimes get a bad rap,
what with all that terrorizing and brain-eating.
Happy new year to you all, and what better way to kick things off
than by posting a somewhat outdated tour diary, and some less-outdated
photos? Have at it!
Oh man, our show on Friday night was SO MUCH FUN!! The whole lineup
was pretty incredible, Plushgun somehow managed to rokk out despite having
flown in from South Africa that very afternoon! And we debuted our new
lineup, with Bananas and Christmas. Of course we ran into a few technical
issues, seeing as we were also debuting a ton of new gear, but even that
was not nearly as bad as it could have been. The encore was amazing, we
had a surprise guest appearance by the Duke (video here)!
(it was a surprise even to me!) and we ended things with a lovely rendition
of "Do they know it's
Christmas," (video here) featuring not only the Duke and Michael Diamonds, but Plushgun,
Televandals, and the Appreciation Post! Talk about holiday cheer. Anyway,
thanks to everyone who came out and gave our new members such a warm welcome.
And great news, we've just confirmed another show! So, see you soon!
In time for your holiday shopping, we have restocked the lovely "Fp10" t-shirts
and hoodies! Now featuring new colors as well! Also: we now offer gift
certificates, how cool is that? Go hang out in our shop!
It's time for an exciting announcement: our new lineup! Well, as
you may know, our live lineup has been rather "fluid" over the past several
years. One thing we learned through all of this was that we preferred playing
as a four-piece as opposed to just a three-piece. It makes for better energy
onstage. And that's a good thing. Anyway, I am very pleased to introduce:
• Robert John "Bananas" Foster: OK, he's already a familiar
face, he's played with us since 2004 and was already going to become an official
of the band even before the Duke retired. He'll be handling drum and
• Christmas Disco Marie Sagan: I am psyched not to be the only girl in
the band anymore! Christmas will be synthing and vocoding, maybe even doing
some backing vocals.
We've been busy rehearsing and we'll be making our debut at the Boston
show in December, so try to be there if you can! We'll get their official
here soon, but until then, here are a couple
We have the import version of Future Future Future Perfect back
Band DLC news yet again: RB has just been released for
iPhone/iTouch and "science
genius girl" and "super-sprode" are available, totally
free! Check out the iTunes
store for that...
Hey, remember that guy who used to be in our band, the Duke of Pannekoeken?
(That's a JOKE, people, come on!) Anyway, he is releasing a new Symbion
Project album! I'm looking forward to this. Here is some info, straight
from the horse's mouth:
"5 years in the making, Symbion Project has at long
last completed a 4th studio album release, entitled misery in soliloquy. Self-released
on kasson’s own Speed of Dark Music, this album returns to the
downtempo flavors, esoteric beats, and lush synthesizers found on 2003’s
Immortal Game but is enhanced with featured vocals by Kasson
and Melissa Kaplan (UHP/Splashdown) and elaborate string arrangements.
in Soliloquy comes with both a stereo audio cd and a video dvd
that contains the high-def stereo music and quad surround audio which
delivers an incredible immersive listening experience. The packaging
design was done by Stoltze Design, who also did Immortal Game’s
packaging and all of the Splashdown releases. If you pre-order the album
by Oct 6th you receive a copy of the cd/dvd album + the wound
up by god or the devil cd + an 11x17” poster of the album
art all for $15usd (+shipping). It’s a pretty amazing deal for
a ton of music. Click on this link to place your order: http://www.symbionproject.com/misery_preorder.html
hope you enjoy it as much I did making it! Also, come and join me on
So there's this "thing" called "twitter" and
all those crazy kids seem be using it nowadays. I know, I know, it's
kind of ridiculous it took
long to get on there in the first place, but better late than never.
Here we are: twitter.com/freezepopband
I posted the PAX tour diary, and it didn't even take me 6 months!
We have a very small amount of our PAX 2009 limited edition t-shirts
left! Featuring a cute lil' QY-70 design, now's your last chance to get
them while they're still around! Lookie here.
We are back from PAX, and once again, it was an unbelievable time! Our set on Saturday was huge, there were a few technical difficulties at the beginning, but once all that got sorted out, i stopped being nervous and started to have fun. Our Sunday show at El Corazon was soooo much fun, really great energy, and a perfect way to send off the Duke. Many, many thanks to everyone who came out to share that with us.
And now, some big news (which I guess is a week old at this point, but hey, I've been out of town): NEW ROCK BAND DLC TRACKS!! We're super-excited to finally announce a 3-pack of classic Freezepop songs! We took our favorite songs from past Harmonix videogames and have updated them so you can now play all 4 parts. Visit the Rock Band music store and you can now find "science genius girl," "get ready 2 rokk," and "less talk more rokk." Yayy!
Sean's other band*, Lifestyle, have posted their "lost" 2005 album, Adventure, on their website as a free download! It is amazing stuff, you should go have a listen at lifestyleland.com!
*also featuring the amazing talents of our very own Bananas Foster a.k.a. Seth Damascus-Kennedy, as well as Boothnavy and Ad Frank
I finally got photos from our anniversary shows up. We also have
a small number of limited-edition posters from the show available! They're
autographed/numbered prints, go check them
And long overdue, an update to our Freezepup
If you have any pictures of your fuzzy friend wearing a Freezepup shirt,
please send them to me! I live for stuff like that.
Other Freezepop news: writing! recording! planning!
new "drums"! It may seem kinda quiet here, but we are hard at work on
new stuff for you...