What a great night we had for the “So Long To Cool” album release party! As a special treat for our adoring fans, we covered “Add It Up” by the Violent Femmes. It was so fun to sing and dance along with everybody! And we have to say, we have some of the hottest fans out there, just look, look, look at those hot mamas… just look, look, look at those hot mamas… thanks to all who rocked at Mum’s!
The album is out! The album is out! Woo hoo!
Okay, we know we say this a lot, but we have to thank Studio Unknown, and SongBuilder Studios, as well as Wrightway Studios for being part of making this a reality. Oh, and of course, thank YOU, our loyal fans for all the support over the years. We’re going to celebrate appropriately (by blowing the roof off the place!) at the album release party, so make sure you’re there to see us kick off the next chapter of this rock and roll adventure…
We are celebrating the upcoming release of our latest album, So Long To Cool, with a world premiere video of us recording FVA live in studio. Tag us @grubspoon and share #solongtocool (on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, whatever) and we’ll send you an exclusive, free download of FVA!!
The first single on the album, Debutante, was released with a live-in-studio recording of the fan favorite FVA. You can purchase Debutante and FVA, as well as pre-order the full album on iTunes. Check out more on our music page. Remember, tag us @grubspoon and share #solongtocool and get free music. Enjoy and F#@K VIRGINIA!
It’s official, we are releasing our first album in more than 10 years next month. Come out and celebrate with us at Mum’s in Baltimore on January 28th for an exclusive and intimate show, just for our hometown fans! Check out all the details on our Shows page and don’t forget to check out the first single off the new album, Debutante, as well as a new version of an old fan favorite, FVA. You can preview the new songs on CD Baby, download on iTunes, listen on Spotify, and a bunch of other places.
The album is titled “So Long To Cool” and boy has it taken so long to get it done! We want to thank the talented crew at Studio Unknown, and SongBuilder Studios, as well as Wrightway Studios for helping us make this happen. We’d also like to thank all our fans, friends and especially our families for the love and support. We couldn’t have finished this thing without your encouragement, patience and backing.
Thank you for all the support!
Today is Debutante Release Day! Please check it out at CD Baby and other fine online music retailers.
The release of Debutante comes with a plus one; a new version of an old favorite FVA, available exclusively as a B-side download paired with the new single.
These are only a preview of the super awesome power pop punk rock that’s coming in the form of our new full length album, So Long To Cool. We’d like to say a big thank you to the talented crew at Studio Unknown, SongBuilder Studios, and Wrightway Studios, who were instrumental in making this great new record, and to Creative Entertainment Group for helping make the release show happen and to Arlene’s Grocery for having us play and to Smooth Antics and The New Brood for sharing the stage (how’s that for a run on sentence? Proper grammar is not our priority… YOU are!).
And finally, to all our fans, friends and families, thanks again for all your love and support. We truly could not do this without it and we can’t wait to see you, and rock you, again… soon!
we’ll rock you…
tomorrow, you’re only a friggin’ day away!
While you’re waiting for tomorrow to get here, why not serve up a treat for your ears? Here’s a sneak peak at tomorrow’s set list when we play Arlene’s Grocery. The links below will get your blood pumping and your head bobbing.
We’re planning to open with caffeine, the first track from our previous release Concordia Discors (available on iTunes). And then, we’ll pop off And Now, an old song about old flames and flame outs. After that, there’s a brand new rock song that basically defines what we’ve been doing for the better part of a decade. Then Hooked, one of our old favorites about one of our absolute favorites, followed by the new single Debutante (everybody gets a free download tomorrow at the show!). Then Gone, which might just be the next single, who knows, and then, well, you’ll just have to wait and see… but for now, just listen.
Download links of a few of the songs we’ll be crushing tomorrow are available on our music page. Get some rest, you’re going to need it…
Did you get your tickets yet for the NYC show on Saturday, Oct 1? ROAD TRIP ! ! ! !
- Comfort Inn Lower East Side
This is the closest hotel to Arlene’s, literally a block and a half. It’s similar to the Comfort Inn F.D. below, clean and seems like a good spot if you want to stay right in the heart of it all. But just to be clear, this part of the neighborhood is loud, so be ready to party.
- Hotel on Rivington
This is the second closest to Arlene’s. This was the first high-end hotel to come into the neighborhood so, lots of history as one of the first gentrification projects. It has an eclectic vibe. It also has a nice restaurant on the ground floor with a good brunch and is right next door to several brunch spots for those who might want to venture out on Sunday morning (we’ll still be up from the night before and probably need a refreshing Bloody Mary, so order a couple extra and we’ll get there).
- Sixty Lower East Side
This used to be called the Thompson Hotel. It was an awesome spot when we friends of ours stayed there. It’s the only hotel in the LES with a pool. So, y’all can get a little pool party time. There is also an open air bar and restaurant on the second floor called Blue Ribbon Beer Garden and one of the best sushi spots in the city, Blue Ribbon Sushi.
- Blue Moon Hotel
This is very boutique-like and small, but nice, and in an excellent location. The only thing about this hotel that we find amusing is that we never see anyone in the lobby during the day, which might mean it totally rocks at night. Party!
- Comfort Inn Financial District
About a 10-15 minute walk to Arlene’s (it’s not in the Financial District, even though that’s what they claim). Clean and reasonably priced.
- Howard Johnson
Hilarious that this is called the Howard Johnson Soho. It’s not in Soho, but tourists don’t know that. It’s smack dab in the middle of the LES next to Chinatown. It’s clean and is a good spot for the show, just a couple of blocks north of the first Comfort Inn listed above.
- Holiday Inn Lower East Side
This is in between Seward Park and Arlene’s. It’s north on Delancey Street, which starts to get into the noisy part of the neighborhood, so again, be ready to party.
We’ll be releasing our new single, Debutante, at the show! Share the news on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and tag #grubspoon (after you get your tickets of course).
Saturday, Oct 01, 2016
Grubspoon @ Arlene’s Grocery
We’re pumped to play Arlene’s Grocery for our friends from the Lower East Side and all our fans who will inevitably road trip with us to the Big Apple! We’d like to say a big thank you to Creative Entertainment Group for helping make this happen. Stay tuned to our Shows page for more details, but before you do that, get your tickets!
And then, after you get your tickets, share your plans on Facebook, Twitter, and every other social site that you happen to frequent. Like us, tweet us, follow us and get ready to #rockwithus.
As we continue our journey making the next great rock-n-roll record, there are plenty of ways to get your fill of the current grubspoon catalog.
1. Click on the music link above and download .mp3’s for free. Who loves ya baby?!
2. Listen on Spotify (just search for grubspoon)
3. Listen at ReverbNation (again, just search grubspoon)
4. This one time, at Band Camp, I listened to grubspoon…
5. Subscribe to the grubspoon YouTube Channel
6. And of course, you can get snippets, links, and other news by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Drop us a line and let us know what you think. Please share us with your friends and fellow musical compadres. The new record is coming soon, we swear, until then…
We’re on Instagram! Yeah, I know, welcome to the 21st century pal. We’re headed back to SongBuilders to continue work on the next great rock album, and we’ll post some pics. From what we can gather, there’s not a lot to it. Basically, you see something (in many cases that something is youself), you take a picture of it (i.e. you) and you post and tag.
Kind of like Kurtist3, who took a picture of his fruit bowl. #work #fruit #healthy #grub #spoon #nightshift
Look at how close he came to describing our night and he doesn’t even know us… yet!
Hey Kurtist3, come check us out. Oh wait, we’re supposed to say follow us.