New EP Released – Strike Anywhere

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December 2, 2013 by admin

We are happy to announce the release of our first EP:

Strike Anywhere

You can stream it fo free, or download it for whatever price you see fit. If you’re one of those people that still likes a physical CD, we’ve got 300 pretty Strike Anywhere matchbook EPs, and we’ll sell you one for $5.  You can either contact us, pick one up in person, or at get one at our next show. 

Also, many thanks to all the friends that came to our album release party last Friday. The party was supposed to be at the non-profit art collective and music venue, The Big Top, but they ended up getting shut down last minute and canceling our show. It was pretty weak. It quickly became apparent that we had no choice but to move the party to our house.

We were a tad concerned that our 80 year old neighbor Bob Patience (his name really is Bob Patience) would call the cops because he couldn’t sleep…he has threatened to do so for less. But we ended up kickin out the jams until about 1130, an hour and a half past noise ordinances, and the cops were never called. Extra thanks to Bob for keeping his patience. Not like NOPD really would do anything anyway…

All in all, it ended up being dope. The dudes from Autotomii even brought lazers and a smoke machine, which made it at least 10x more epic. Hopefully we will have a few pictures soon.

In the meantime, have a listen to the new EP. Share it if you like it. Buy it if you really like it.


New Single – Blown

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November 15, 2013 by admin

We are fired up to announce the release of

“Blown”

the latest single off our upcoming EP: Strike Anyhwere!

Check our Facebook profile to hear the new single.

 

The full EP is going to be officially released at our album release party, which will be at the Big Top on Friday Novemeber 22. Come to the show and get yourself a beautiful physical copy of Strike Anywhere!

Now, we realize its likely that a lot of y’all might not even own a device that plays CDs anymore…But no worries! You will of course also be able to stream the album online (via our website, soundcloud, bandcamp, reverbnation, and facebook) for free, or download a digital copy from bandcamp (at whatever price you see fit).

We want our first EP release party to be a blast, so bring your friends and come on out to the Big Top on FRIDAY NOV 22 if you like what you hear!

Also, check out what the new album looks like:

Strike Anywhere - Front

Strike Anywhere - Inside

Strike Anywhere - Back


EP Release at the Big Top! – Strike Anywhere

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October 27, 2013 by admin

Our new EP, Strike Anywhere, is finally here! We’ve put a lot of work into this project and have come away with 5 tracks we’re really proud of. We’d like to thank a couple people without whom this EP would not have been possible. Shout out to our mastering engineer Matt Grondin of The Parlor for making these recordings sound fantastic. We’d also like to thank Virginia Peters for her beautiful graphic design of the album packaging.

We’ll be officially releasing Strike Anywhere at The Big Top on November 15th with Autotomii and The Quintessential Octopus. We’d love for you to be there to help us celebrate and pick up a copy of the EP! Click on the poster to check out the event on facebook:

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Upcoming Show – Circle Bar – Friday Oct 4th

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September 27, 2013 by somethingburningband

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Happy to announce that we’re gonna be playing a show at Circle Bar with a Swedish ambient pop band called Siren Sea next Friday, Oct. 4th!

Its safe to say its been a while since our last show. With all the logistics of getting our upcoming EP finished (recording, mixing, mastering, producing, etc…) we haven’t been able to play live a long time. We’re happy to say that the EP is done now, although we still need to get the physical CDs shipped. Hopefully we’ll have them in a month or so. Anyway, the lack of playing live has been eating away at us, so we are happy to finally get back out and play for some real people.

We have been working up a lot of new material, and also now have a new drummer. Our old drummer, Pepe, unfortunately had to part ways with us to follow a more business oriented career path. We are sad to have lost Pepe, who was a great friend and musician. However, we were fortunately able to fill his shoes with another talented drummer named Cairon, who currently studies jazz performance at University of New Orleans.

We hope you will come out to Circle Bar on Friday and experience some of our new sounds.

-Set starts at 10pm, and there is a $5 cover-


Catch us LIVE @ Prytania Bar Sat. May 4th

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May 2, 2013 by somethingburningband

We are very happy to have the oppportunity to open up for the fantastic group, Gal Holiday and the Honkey Tonk Revue, this Saturday May 4th, at Prytania Bar.This is our last show before the whole band graduates, and we’re boosted that it is on the last Saturday of Jazz Fest.

The Show is going to be $7 at the door, 21+, and doors open at 9pm. SB will go on at 10pm, with Gal Holiday going on around 1130 or 12. Hope to see some friendly faces. Join in leaving college on a good note.

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Gal Holiday and the Honkey Tonk Revue are a Country Swing band from New Orleans that incorporates original material with the best of country, rockabilly and western swing classics.   Do check out their website if you haven’t already: http://galholiday.com


2 Shows this Weekend!

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April 18, 2013 by somethingburningband

Make sure to catch us this weekend at at least one of these two events!

This Friday – 4/19

House Party @ Bottom Shelf Lounge
4115 Loyola Ave. (right off of Napoleon)
- NO Cover, 1$ Drinks -
Something Burning plays an acoustic set @ 11pm, come start gettin’ drunk at 10!

This Saturday – 4/20 – Starting @ 8pm

Uptown Sounds Festival - Taking over Freret St. -
Music, Art, and Drinks at 3 venues: Gasa Gasa, Dat Dog, The Other Bar
Something Burning is playing an Acoustic Set at Dat Dog @ 9PM
We really start at 9, because Dat Dog closes around 10.

Come out to this awesome establishment this Saturday and have an the most amazing customized hot dog, sausage, or bratwurst you could ever ask for, grab a beer, and just relax and listen to the softer side of Something Burning. If you have never been to Dat Dog, that’s really tragic and you should really come experience it this Saturday. If you have been to Dat Dog, then you know that it is the shit. Where would you honestly rather be on 4/20? There isn’t a better time and place for you to come listen to SB’s acoustic vibes, so come on out (if you haven’t passed out already at that point).


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SB in the Studio

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April 3, 2013 by somethingburningband

Check out this video of us making musical fusion in the studio!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkMxudgugss

Just a taste of our upcoming EP: Strike Anywhere. The clip features one of the songs off the EP, “Get That Shit Got.”

See us live at the Old US Mint — THIS FRIDAY at 9PM, fo’ free. Check out more info on that in our previous post. Gracias.


A Night with Something Burning @ The Old US Mint

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March 19, 2013 by somethingburningband

Join us for a night of eclectic rock music in a beautiful venue at the Old US Mint performance hall. Its right on Esplanade across the street from Dragon’s Den.

The Mint is largely a museum, but it also has a nice intimate concert space on the 3rd floor that has great video/sound recording capabilities.

We are looking forward to getting some good live footage, so come on out and get yourself in our next video!

By the way, This is a FREE EVENT, open to all ages.

Bring your friends and family.

Doors are at 8. We will be starting at 9pm, so get there early. Its not a late night show, so either you can go home fairly early, or go out to Frenchman Street afterwards and see some more Live music! (We recommend the second option)

Check out the website for the Music At The Mint:
http://musicatthemint.org/?p=2926

!!! FLYER BY PJ !!!

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Hard at work

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February 25, 2013 by somethingburningband

This past Saturday was a very long day in the studio.

I am happy to say that we’re making good progress on the upcoming EP.

Gotta give a lot of credit to PJ. He has been acting as our engineer while also playing on all of the songs. This time around, he got to the studio extra early to set up mics and get the session ready all by himself. I then had to gather the troops (“the Stang” and Pepe) while he set up the studio (which, by the way, is no task to be overlooked).

We have come to recognize at this point that studio sessions always take longer than expected to get started. So in a way, it was expected that the session wouldn’t actually start rolling until close to 4pm, almost four hours after PJ got there to set up. It was a good thing we had the studio booked until midnight. We managed to get a rough tracks of 6 songs in the next 7 or so hours, and ended up getting out of the studio around 10:30 or 11.

It was a lot of work, but it was worth it. This is going to be the first official EP that we’ve released. Believe me, we want to share our hard work with you, but we will have to wait until the time is right. Not until the music is perfect (or as close as we can get it). There is no doubt that the EP will be ready for y’all by the end of this semester, but we are hoping for mid to late April.

Something Burning is also planning on playing a show or two before our release party. We will give more updates when the details on this stuff are official. Keep a look out for an upcoming show in March!

-Daniel


Upcoming Show – Superbowl Block Party – Sat. Feb 2nd

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January 27, 2013 by somethingburningband

Hey Yall,

Carnival season has come back around, and people are starting to get into the mood down here in New Orleans. There have already been a bunch of parades, and Something Burning had a great time playing an acoustic set at a Pre Krewe Du Vieux Party at the Bottom Shelf Lounge last Friday. To add to the good old Mardi Gras madness that is starting up yet again, 

Its about time for Superbowl weekend! And, as you are likely aware, the Superbowl is going to be here, in New Orleans. 

We are happy to announce that we will be performing at the Super Block Party in Mid-City the Saturday of the Superbowl weekend. The party is going to be a big NOLA neighborhood crawfish boil, complete with lots of beer, crawfish, music, and good company. Come join us next Saturday and lets kick off Mardi Gras with this Super Block Party!

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Check out details on the event at the NOLA-based social networking site: Unawkward.com

PS -  We are had at work in the studio, working on a soon to be released EP (we’re shooting for late March). Keep your eyes and ears open.