Holy smokes that last show was grand. Thank you to all who attended. We really enjoyed playing. Andy is on the road with Project86 so be sure to catch them at Cornerstone fest or elsewhere! Rock.
To anyone who cares I am sorry that we have not been in touch! Also, Andy is violently ill and we had to pull ourselves off the bill for tonight's show at Club Steel. He will be fine it's just a nasty virus or something. Please keep him in your prayers. Thank you.
Holy smokes a lot has been going on in our lives. The album has been coming slow due to our responsibilities outside of the band but our schedules have cleared and it's back to work we go. No release date as of yet.
The good news is we have a special show coming up and I encourage you to be in attendance. Andy will be leaving for tour with Project86 so come rock with us before he goes. Details are on the live page. Hope to see you there. It's been too long and I want to rock.
Lastly, I have been doing a lot of recording engineering as of late. Any bands looking for an engineer/producer and or studio you can contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy new year to all! Thanks to everyone who came out to the recent waterstreet show. We had a great time. It's great to have Andy home and playing with us again. His playing is rock solid. We have the honor of playing with a great Chicago based band called, oh my god. We had a blast playing with them a couple years ago in Buffalo and we're really looking forward to playing with them again this month. The dates are posted. Tracking is going well. I've been working on guitars a lot this week. I go back to the illuminata to track in a day or two. Joel will be down this next week to work on bass.
Andy just got home from tour and we tracked drums for 13 songs in one day. Andy's playing was amazing. We will be releasing a full length album within 6 months. Michael Kovach flew in to engineer. It was great to work with him again. Joel and I will be tracking bass and guitar over the next few weeks. We'll post the progress on Pure Volume. We're thrilled to have Andy home. We'll be playing some shows soon and hope to see all of our friends there. We're excited to be recording and playing.
The shows have been great... We have another! November 14th. Check the Live page.
Also, check out our tunes on PureVolume.com.
Andy is on the road touring as Project86's drummer for 9 weeks. Be sure to go see them perform! This is a huge opportunity. Joel and I are excited for him and can't wait to see them rock out. Jesse Sprinkle (Demon Hunter, Poor Old Lu, Kutless) is filling in for Andy while he is away and doing a great job. Thank you every so kindly, Jesse, for learning those odd meters. We love you. We have two amazing shows coming up. The first is on the 9th at The Illuminata with This Day and Age (from Buffalo). The second is on the 24th of October at the The Bug Jar with Viva Voce and Silhouette. These bands are all amazing. Be sure to catch these shows. Perhaps you should take off work tomorrow.
We are also on PureVolume.com now. We have a couple newer recordings available to download if you like. Enjoy.
Holy smokes I haven't updated this in a while. Joel, Andy, and I have been busy working, taking trips to Europe, flying planes, and getting married. You have to guess who did what. Anyway, we will be getting back into playing and recording now that things have settled down a bit. There will be some September shows. Two are posted now. We're looking forward to playing.
Our friends Jesse Sprinkle and Ryan Beatty are starting a recording studio called Illuminata. They have purchased a wondrous building on main street in Dansville, NY. The building has three floors and used to be a clothing shop back in the 50's. It is gorgeous and still has much of the original wallpaper. They have just finished some renovations and are up and running. Anyone looking to record please email me at email@example.com.
Illuminada will also contain and art gallery and CD shop on the first floor. Music lessons will be taught from the studio as well. The grand opening benefit concert is Friday, May 14th. There will be several great bands performing and all money goes to benefit the studio. Please help us support this new project by attending the show.
I guarantee a fun evening.
Don't say we didn't warn you.
We have added new images under the Photos section. Thank you to everyone who sent us images. Please continue to do so. We'd love to add more live images from fans. Our live shows lately have been great fun. Come get your rockin and rollin fever cured this Sunday at the Bug Jar.
Please keep our friend Charlie Cote (Five Star Riot) in your prayers. He is facing cancer and will be undergoing surgery and treatment. He and his family would appreciate the support of his friends in the Rochester music scene.
Recording basic tracks did not go quite as well as we had planned. We're working on it. That said, we have a show this weekend and we will be performing a new tune. Seating is limited so if you are interested in bringing some friends to the rock show please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for ticket information. More details are on the live page. Hope this finds you all well.
The new year is here and we're going into the studio tomorrow. Our songs are prepared and we're ready to make the rock and roll. It's going to be a great time. We will update the news page after the basic tracks are done to give you the latest on the recording. A new website, merchandise, and songs are on the way. We will be booking again soon. Get out of that tube because your rock and roll withdrawl is over. Oh yes, if anyone needs a personal pilot Andy is your man. As for Joel, get your rice ready. That special day approaches.
Our pre-production recording went very well. We tracked 15 songs as a reference for the full length record. We begin recording the basic tracks in January. We are looking forward to it.
My how time flies. The holiday season is here. This year instead of trimming the tree and hanging the lights we're going to record an album. Our pre-production recording begins on the 15th of December. We're excited to be working with Mike Kovach from Indianapolis. He is a very talented engineer. Happy Thanksgiving everyone and Merry Christmas.
Our song "Travel On" appears on a new compilation put out by Six World Records. Also appearing on this release are the bands The Gloria Record, Aaron Sprinkle, The Home Team, Viva Voce, Mike Knott, Wes Dando, Time to Fly, Superdrag, Robert Deeble, Morella's Forest, Pilot to Gunner, Home, Serene, Stately English, Pacifico, The Lassie Foundation, University, Embodyment, Michael Shepard, and Evoka. We're honored to be a part of this project. For more information or to purchase a copy go to
Six World Records.
New York City is lovely this time of year. We had an enjoyable time in the big apple. We performed with
some great bands including Annie Quick and the Detholz. The CMJ showcase is spread out all over the city.
We didn't get to see any other shows. I have a 300 dollar laminated pass that I never even used. Oh well.
We're in the process of setting up studio time. Our goal is to record our first full-length album.
We want to write a couple new tunes before we record. We'll also be doing pre-production these next few weeks. We'll
let you know when we solidify dates.
We have a show with Mercury Radio Theater on November 19th.
They are an incredible band. Don't miss this opportunity to see them live.
Check the Live page for details. Hope to see you all there.
The shows with My Hotel Year and Cool Hand Luke went great. We had a blast and the new song seemed to go over well.
We have another one on the way so be ready. Turns out we're heading to NYC for CMJ. We're playing the Knitting Factory and Orchard Bar on the 24th and 25th. We're excited.
It feels great to be playing and writing again. My voice is doing well and we're ready to make an album. It's about time.
Joel is home. I am speaking and singing again despite the challenges of Mono. Joel, Andy, and I have been writing and practicing more than ever.
We've almost completed two new songs. We're very excited to be working again and we're enjoying the writing process. The break from playing for a month was very refreshing and encouraged this recent burst of creativity and speed.
We will be performing one of the new tunes at the show with My Hotel Year on the 8th and the Syracuse show with Cool Hand Luke on the 9th.
These are going to be incredible shows that you do not want to miss. With the current lack of shows in this town you must be craving some good ol rock and roll, yes?
So grab your friends, tell them to stick it to Hollywood by skipping that trip to the movies, and come get your rock.
Oh, if you were planning on doing homework that night, um... stick it to home work too and come anyway.
We miss you all. Hope to see you at one of the shows. If you can help promote please email me. email@example.com Thank you in advance.
One final note... You would be wise to purchase the Fire Theft album. It will make the rest of your CDs sound like a garbage disposal with a fork in it.
Joel is in California, I am on complete vocal silence, and Andy is working hard at the steak out.
I'm dying to sing and sing I shall... soon. We just booked a show with Nobody Cares at the Club at Waterstreet.
I'm looking forward to playing and seeing all of your wonderful faces. We're still writing new songs and I have to admit, taking a break from playing shows has done wonders for me from a writing standpoint.
I've been more inspired in these last few weeks than I've been since high school. It feels great. Not being able to speak sucks but I'm half way through the break.
I decided to go on vocal rest since Joel is away and my voice has been worn out by my second bout of Mono. I hate mono. I was over it and then Cornerstone wore me out and brought it back.
However, I am in good spirits and looking forward to Joel's return. I want to get back to writing together because that's when we're at our best.
If you'd like, you can read my daily silence journal from a link off the bottom of our home page.
I hope you are all well. See you soon.
We just arrived home from Cornerstone Music Festival in Bushnelle,Illinois. We had an excellent trip despite a 500 dollar van repair. Seven head division performed in Galesburg at Pre-Cornerstone along with Mercury Radio Theater, Haste the Day, Celestial Static, Side Walk Slam, and many others.
We weren't planning on playing at Cornerstone Festival. However, our new friend Josh at Orange Productions got us on their stage twice during the week. Josh is in an excellent band called Mannafest. Check them out at dreamamericandreams.com. Seriously, they are awesome.
We were also picked to play an evening slot on the Cornerstone Impromptu stage (thank you anna and tiffany). It was an amazing time for us and we received excellent responses from everyone in attendance including the staff of the fest.
Other highlights from the week...
1. Mercury Radio Theater (seeing them rock out live and hanging out with them)
2. Chillin' with Kat Jones (very talented artist) and company.
3. Seeing Demon Hunter live and knowing their drummer isn't as scary as he appears in that band.
4. Freezy pops.
5. Danielson in a tree.
6. Seeing Denison Witmer live with friends.
8. The Amerihost Hotel Room.
9. Jesse Sprinkle with a tough beard.
10. Dear Cabana... you disgust me.
If You're planning on attending Cornerstone Festival next year and camping I would advise you to bring earplugs. Little emo boys in other camp sites will attempt to sing Dashboard Confessional songs to emo girls until 5 a.m. Nothing sounds more disturbing.
Don't eat more than a handful of swedish Fish at a time.
The porta-potties at the front gates are bearable.
Also, if your van's water pump falls apart and leaks engine coolant all over be weary of haggling with the guy at Norm's. He kicked us out when I asked why he was charging so much for labor. Luckily, we found another place in town that could do the repair that day and charged us less. Thank you P&M Service Center. If it wasn't for them, we would still be stuck in Macomb, IL.
Just last night we were in Columbus, OH and the night before that Indianapolis for two shows with Annie Quick. Great shows. Check Annie's site for other dates on her tour. www.stickmanjones.com
We're writing new songs and making plans to record in the late fall or winter. I look forward to creating some new sounds.
To the Rochester folks... you can see us live with Gregory Paul this Thursday at the Bug Jar.
We have been busy. Joel, Andy, and myself have had the opportunity to travel a lot lately. Playing out more than ever is an exciting experience. However, we're tired. We've found that a busy performance schedule takes away all time to practice, write, or record. Somehow we did find time two weeks ago to track at mammoth studios for a few days. The recording sounds amazingly close to what we want but we ran into some problems with being too noisy for the neighbors. Without going into detail, we decided to cut the session short. This was a good thing because it gave us time to figure out our priorities. We feel an intense need to create again. Our goal is to begin work on a full-length record. We want to write new material. To do so, we need to pull back on the live shows and traveling for a bit. Please pray for us during this time. Pray for direction and strength as we work out our songs and plans for the future. Once again thank you all for your love and support. i promise we'll have a new live set very soon..
We have some great local shows coming up in June that i would suggest you catch including one at the Bug Jar and some all ages shows at The Threshing Floor and Rocket Coffee Co.
...in my stereo lately...
Coldplay - a rush of cold blood to the head
Coldplay - paracutes
the Postal Service - give up
Bjork - greatest hits
Shiner - the egg
the Appleseed Cast - low level owl: vol I and II
Elliott - song in the air
Idlewild - the remote part
the Police - every breath you take (the classics)
Faraquet - the view from this tower
Sigur Ros - ( )
Queens of the Stone Age - songs for the deaf
Living Sacrifice - conceived in fire
To everyone who came out tonight... thank you. What a great show. Over 100 people on a tuesday. amazing. Your support is greatly appreciated.
I just learned that the show on the 22nd (this Tuesday) is ALL AGES. Usually, the bug jar gigs are 18+ so this is a good opportunity for you youngins. Please spread the word. Come get your rock.
We're back in Rochester after an eighteen hour drive home yesterday from Georgia. The tour with Annie Quick and Morella's Forest went quite well despite a couple poor shows. Thank you to everyone who came out, booked a show, or let us sleep on your floor. We leave again for a week long trip on the 23rd. Icthus Fest should be a good time.
To Rochester, we're kicking off the trip with a show at the bug jar on the 22nd of april. Please spread the word.
No label news right now. Our manager has some potentials lined up but we need to do some more showcases. We're looking to record some new demos in May and June. For now, we're playing shows and writing songs.
My little battle with mono seems to be over. I'm feeling much better now. Thank you for your prayers.
R.I.P Two Thirty Eight.
1. At our recent "club steel" rock jam a fight breaks out between an out of town band and the security "men" of steel. In the process, Andy's snare drum is damaged, one of the band members gets a swift super-security man punch to the balls, and everyone gets an amazing lesson in immaturity. The evening is complimented by shiny mini skirts that make you feel as if you are about to vomit, 25 cent beers that seem to be the highlight of several people's day, and the drone of the sub-woofers through the wall from the dance club next door. We feel that our set goes quite well. Out of the 100 people in attendance most have never heard our music before. We receive several compliments as the evening goes on. Thank you to all of our new friends.
2. The following night we play in the basement of a coffee house that smells of cat urine. Fifteen of our biggest fans join us for the event and we play for over an hour. Much of the banter and events of this evening will remain hidden in the minds and hearts of the few who braved the smell and dampness of the venue to attend the rock show. Thank you to our close friends.
3. We find that we don't have the "rewind effect" and re-think how we write all of our music. Our new song is titled "you better love me, baby."
4. Andy has joined the navy and just got his first F-24 super fighter jet. The existance of this jet is classified but hey, we know you guys won't talk.
5. I have discovered that antibiotics don't work. They actually make you feel much worse and allow your throat to swell. Even better they set you back one hundred dollars. That's five dollars a pill, my friends. Down with Augmentin!
6. Life is like a box of sour-patch kids.
Thank you everyone who attended the show last night at the Bug Jar. We really enjoyed the show. Serene sounded wonderful. Serene, thank you for coming back to Rochester. We missed you.
Within a day or so "Mental Gallery" and the complete versions of "Marked Yet Spared" and "Travel On" will be available in MP3 format on our MP3.com site. Download and enjoy the rock.
To those of you who missed the My Hotel Year and Believe in Toledo show last thursday... you should spank yourselves. It was a wonderful evening filled with rockin and rollin. My Hotel Year blows us away every time they come here. Just wait, they're going to be the next big thing. They're too good to not be noticed. We love them. Better yet, we made new friends with the members of Believe in Toledo (excellent band by the way). We hope that this isn't the last time that we share the stage we these fellow rockers and rollers. They're on the road so keep them in your prayers.
New songs on the way and lots of shows to play. In fact, you have another chance to rock and roll this Thursday. Will you meet the challenge or will you work on that essay that's due for class on Friday? Life is full of choices. -briaN.
Due to scheduling conflicts the show this thursday at Baldwin Wallace College in Ohio has been rescheduled for a date in February. Sorry folks. We'll get out there soon...
It's about time for an update.
Joel, Andy, and I just returned home from a work filled week in the studio. We tracked the drums for eleven songs in five days. One of the songs was written in the studio and has never been in our live set. I still need to write the lyrics. We enjoyed our time in Mammoth Studios but the stresses of studio work can mess with one's mind. Lots of loud noise, poor sleep, and padded walls make Jack a dull boy. We engineered the project so we had double duties this time around. we're pleased with the results and I think we learned a lot in the process. We're not exactly sure what we're going to do with this new material but we'd like to have it finished within a month or so. We'll keep you informed. The recording may be used for demo's to labels, media, etc. Perhaps a limited release will be available or we may put a song on a compilation CD. We'll all just have to wait and see...
Next month we have a trip to Nashville to perform for the record label that we've been talking to.
We're excited to see what develops there. We have some more label showcases coming up very soon. One may be in Rochester while some others may be in NYC. We'll let you all know the dates as soon as they are finalized.
Our new website is almost done. I think you all will enjoy it. Ryan at Kill Stimulate Web Design put a lot of time and and thought into this project. I look forward to uploading it soon.
One more thing, I've added several shows/tour dates to the live section.
I hope that you are all well and enjoying life. It is time for me to get some sleep. Goodnight.
The show last night couldn't have been better. To the 200+ friends that attended the event... you all rock. We asked for your support and you really came through for us. Thank you to all of the people who drove from Syracuse and Buffalo. Thank you to all of the Rochester bands and fans who sent emails, told their friends, and came out themselves. To everyone there once again... thank you. I really enjoyed rockin out with you all. If any of you are curious as to the future of seven head division and the A&R rep that came to the show last night i can't give out much information right now, but that is a good thing. Let's put it this way, we did our job last night and we did it well. Both our manager and the rep were very pleased with the show. There are a few stages to signing with this label and we made it through this one with flying colors. We will keep you all informed as time goes on. We should know more within the next two months or so.
We couldn't have made it this far without your support.
As for now, we have several shows to post in the near future on the live page. This next weekend is our trip with Mercury Radio Theater. That should be a great time. I look forward to it. We plan on writing a lot of new material over the next 2 months. In January we plan on tracking some more tunes over at Mammoth studio all alone... just the three of us, some mics, and top ramen.
So here's to the future. God only knows what the heck we'll be up to in the next few months.
Let's all keep on rockin.
To everyone who has helped promote the december 7th show...
THANK YOU. I know that many people have gone out of their way to get the word out. We truly appreciate your support. We look forward to seeing you all at the show saturday. It's going to be a great time for all.
There's a representative from a label flying in to see our show on Saturday, December 7th at the penny arcade. You all have and continue to show us great support. We feel strange to ask more of you, but we could really use your help to get the word out about this show. We need to get the best possible crowd that we can get. If you can make time to come to this show it would mean a lot to us. If anyone is willing to help promote the show please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call and Email your friends. Talk about the show on instant messanger or post it on message boards etc. Anything that you can do please do...
All of the information for this show is posted on our "live pg"
That is all... thank you.
It's November already. Man, how time flies.
We have a lot going on right now. Check out the live pg for the updated show listing. There will be some fun gigs coming up this month. I hope that all will come rock out soon.
I mastered a live recording that we did back in April. I uploaded four of these songs to our MP3.com site for you all to enjoy. The songs that I uploaded are Fracas, Mental Gallery, Screen Drentched Eyes, and Unity Letters.
We really enjoyed the show last night at Waterstreet. Linda, Thank you for booking the show and inviting us to play. To anyone who wants to find some really good music in Rochester go check out the Gregory Paul Group. They write excellent music and we were honored to share the stage with them.
Turns out we won third place in the Guitar Center battle of the bands that took place a couple months ago. We were informed of our winning and awarded our cash prise last night. Go figure.
I love Seattle...
We flew into Buffalo this morning. The trip was a complete success. We had a wonderful time with our friends and the show rocked. Thank you again to Poor Old Lu for inviting us to play. Thanks to the Paradox and the folks who came out to hear the sounds.
Good news. The show on October 20th at The Bug Jar is ALL AGES. We will have a brand new song to play for you all that night. You guys should check out the other bands that we're playing with including Nobody Cares. I enjoy the demo that Vinnie (drummer) gave me. This is going to be a great show. I'll see you there.
Details are on the "live" page.
Once again we have ventured out into the unknown and returned home safely. We were on the road with Annie Quick. The NYC show rocked. We had a blast. Indianapolis was wonderful as always. It's hard to sum up all of the rad experiences we've had recently. The shows have been wonderful. It is a great honor to be rockin out with bands like My Hotel Year, The Exit, Annie Quick, Breaking Pangea, etc. The list goes on. Thank You to all of our local friends who continue to show their support every day. I am so thankful for each one of you. It is a great encouragement to have friends who attend shows and offer kind words so often.
So I bet a lot of you are wondering what the heck we've been up to. Who would have thought signing a contract would take so long. Our manager and the three of us are working on the contract etc. I look forward to finalizing some things soon. The big Poor Old Lu show is coming up. We're really looking forward to that one. It's going to be great to get back out to the west coast.
As far as touring goes we're planning on booking a tour for early next year nationally with My Hotel Year and/or Farewell to Fashion. Nothing is set up yet but we're hoping that it works out. If you're not familiar with these two bands you should check them out. Not only are they rockin musicians, they're really cool people.
Get ready for a brand new website with in the next month or so. Our friend Ryan at kill stimulate design is masterminding the project. It's going to rock.
I would like to thank our friends for coming out to the penny arcade show last week. You guys rock. You keep us going when venue owners are being pushy and Rochester Rhinos fans are being rude. Thank you for the love.
So, what's new with seven head division? We leave tomorrow morning for a short trip southeast. I'm excited about the show tomorrow in Baltimore. We have some friends there who I look forward to seeing. Locals can catch us in Buffalo at Broadway Joe's on the 26th of August. There are some really cool shows coming up including one at the Bug Jar with Breaking Pangea, The Rocking Horse Winner, and The Exit, one in NYC with Annie Quick, and one at the Paradox in Seattle, WA for the Poor Old Lu CD release show. More information is available on our live page.
I'm starting the seven head division street team this fall and I need some devoted local fans to help. Please email me at email@example.com if you are at all interested.
We've almost completed three new songs for the Marked Yet Spared national release. Details are still being worked out with the label and our manager. We expect to sign with XS Records very soon and release the new Marked Yet Spared EP this upcoming year. A full length record will follow. New songs and a brand new website are in the works. That is all for now. Peaceout.
Check out a review of "Marked Yet Spared" here at Struck Mute.
We're back in Rochester. The Pre-Cornerstone show went well. Thank you to Michael and the folks there in Galesburg for putting on the event. The Cornerstone Music Fest was wonderful. We had the opportunity to play the Impromtu stage. We played last Wednesday at 11:00 p.m. to a great crowd. Thanks to all of our friends who stopped by the stage for our set, especially Mike and Bruce from XS. We are now finishing the mixes of our two newest songs. These will be added to the indie release of "Marked Yet Spared" for it's national release. We have some free time on our hands right now so we plan on writing a lot of new material and hopefully planning a fall tour. Please email me if you'd like us to play in your area. Any tips for places to play would be greatly appreciated. I hope this finds you all well. Peace out.
Seven Head Division leaves Rochester this Sunday for Bushnell, IL and the Cornerstone Music Festival. We will be performing with Poor Old Lu and many others at the Pre-Cornerstone Festival in Galesburg, IL on the first of July. More information is available on the live pg. Joel and I will be backing up Mike Knott with Jesse Sprinkle for the second year in a row at Cornerstone. We're excited to be rockin out with Mike again. Check it out on the Encore 2 Stage at midnight on Wednesday. Look for us around the fest at the merch tables etc. My guess is that we'll try to get on the impromptu stage or something.
We're putting the finishing touches on our most recent recording. We recorded "Empty Theater" and "Screen Drentched Eyes" to be added to the "Marked Yet Spared" EP for it's national release. More info on that coming soon. I think you'll like our latest creation.
We'll see you at the festivals...
Sleep deprivation is quite an amazing experience.
Last night Joel drove the three of us home from Manchester, NH. We played the final show of the Annie Quick Epil tour across America. It was a fun tour. Thank you Annie for letting us tag along. Anyway, we left the show at 1 a.m. and arrived home at 7 a.m. Annie got a ride home with another band heading to her hometown, NYC. We each paid eight dollars for bad food reminiscent of plastic at Roy Rogers but at four in the morning a hungry person just doesn't care. By the time we got home I wanted to throw up, Joel began hallucinating, and Andy was wiping the sleep from his eyes... I don't know how he does it. The man can sleep through anything.
These are the trips we will never forget. Word up. Rock N Roll McDonalds.
Michael Lewis (Puller, For Love Not Lisa) has offered seven head division a contract with 6X6 Records (a division of XS Records). We are very excited about this deal and look forward to working with Michael and the label.
Another tour is in the works for June. The final details are being worked out. I will post the dates as I get more information. We will be touring with Annie Quick of Stickman Jones. Rock on.
Poor Old Lu will be performing at the Pre-Cornerstone show this year in Galesburg. Seven Head Division has the honored opening slot. There will be a total of nine bands performing all day long. Please check the live pg for more information. We'll see you there.
For the first time in the history of our little group we actually won a battle of the bands. Much thanks to Houghton College and the judges for putting on the day of fun in the sun. We received a generous prize that will cover rooms for cornerstone this year. We will actually get showers. Nice. Oh yes, new songs are on the way.
Have you ever seen a large drunk man fall out of a barn window, sail gracefully through the air like a disoriented flying squirrel, and then proceed to slam his body onto the dark pavement below?
Last night we played one of my favorite shows in the history of the band. It took place in the bottom of an old barn near Alfred U/ Alfred State NY. I guess the Alfred folks don't get the opportunity to witness the rock often, because a lot of people showed up and were thrilled to listen all night. The place was packed out and the rock show rocked on until the early hours of the morning. Part of the reason that the night was special was due to the artists that we played with. I enjoyed all of the music that took place in that all wood death trap. (I swear I thought the place was going to collapse.)
Maceo Ruez. I don't know what to say. I don't think you'd ever get them to admit it but they are the best band that this area of NY has to offer. If you don't know about them than you're missing out on some talented, genuine, all out rock and roll. They make us look like children. Educate yourself.
Thank you again to all of the people that came out last night.
Thank you to the bands and thank you to the folks who hosted the event.
You may be wondering what seven head division is up to. Well, quite a bit. We're spending a lot of time writing new songs for the full-length CD due out next year. We're taking our time and trying to wait as long as we can because our songs keep improving with every new attempt to create one. It makes us tired with the oldies. Other than that, the band is trying to decide where to record the project and who to work with. It seems we have several excellent options. We will be doing a little bit of the festival stuff this summer. Seven head is performing at the pre-cornerstone gig in Galesburg in early July. We may be backing some artists up at cornerstone once again this year and you may hear some seven head division around cornerstone at some point. We're about ready to set up in some field next to the festival. I think we'll call it corner-rock. The tickets will be free and you may have all of the free hay that you want.
Locally we have some wonderful shows coming up. Tuesday is the Milestones show and Friday is the big ROCK fest with Maceo Ruez, Deltaforce23 and Serene. Please email everyone that you know this week and tell them about this show. We're really trying to pull in a nice crowd. Thank you all. The details are on the "live" page. We'll see you there.
Now, allow me to explain that first line.
As we were about to leave the show this guy found his way up into the top area of the barn and decided that he wanted to hang out of the window and then drop lightly to the ground rather than walk all the way back down the stairs. It was quite obvious to the people below that this guy's motor skills at the moment were quite impaired. We all began asking him to reconsider and turn around. In the middle of our pleading he simply rolled out of the window and struck the pavement with such force that the ground literally jolted. I think this guy landed on an angel. In his limp carefree state he got up and smiled. This scenario was completely terrifying up until the point when we knew he was ok and then realized that it was one of the funniest things we had ever seen. A lesson to us all... don't drink and attempt to hang out of windows. It's stupid and you'll wake up in pain the next day. Have a V8 or something and you can hang out windows all day long. Wait, if you're drinking V8 you probably wouldn't want to anyway.
I posted some new pictures on the photos page from the March tour. Check them out. We're playing out quite a bit. All of the information is listed on the live page. Come get your fill of the rock and roll.
We are home once again to Rochester, NY. We had a wonderful trip. Thank you to every single person who came out to hear the rock. Your support at the shows encouraged us more than you will ever know.
Check out the live page for the latest local gigs and please visit our MP3.com site and download some stuff. thank you.
All of the new product, including the EP's, is now available. It's about time. We're ready for the tour and really looking forward to rockin across the nation even if it's only to crowds of 20. We will bring the rock to those 20 and bring it well! New tunes will be heard on this trip. We truly enjoy these fresh sonic pleasures. We hope you all will as well. We'll see you on the road.
More information regarding the march tour has been posted on the live page. Please note, some dates have been changed.
The March Tour dates with The World Inside, Serene, and Annie Quick are now posted on the live page. We look forward to spending some time with our friends out of state.
The new merch is in and available on the product page. We have new t-shirts, 8 by 10 prints, stickers, and buttons.
I sent the master copy of "marked yet spared" to be duplicated last week. We should have copies within two weeks or so. You may order now or pick them up at the CD release show on March 1st or on the tour. I uploaded some clips of the new ep on our MP3.com site. Enjoy.
The three of us are pleased with the new CD. It's a nice lead in to what we have planned for the full length. We begin work on that in June 2002. Aaron Sprinkle is engineering the project which, we will be tracking and mixing at The Compound (tooth and nail studios) in Seattle, WA. Six new songs are in the works right now. We will begin playing them soon... perhaps one or two of them on the tour. I'm excited about the new material. The writing process has been very refreshing and I really enjoy the new sonic pleasures.
If you would like to help us promote the band please check out the street team page and email me. This doesn't require and sort of big commitment but it will help us a great deal. We need some willing and able friends to help hang up a few flyers for shows and tell their friends about us. It's quite easy. Members of the team receive free stuff and a newsletter each month with up to date detailed info about seven head division. At the moment, I'm collecting names of those who are interested. Let me know where you attend college or high school etc. Once I know where to target our efforts I will organize the team. I've already had a few people contact me. We're excited and thankful to see such a fast response. Thank you all for the continued support.
Keep checking the site for more news on the tour and new release... "marked yet spared". Peace. Truth. Love. briaN.
Check out a review of the emo diaries here...
The new EP is titled "Marked yet Spared". We will be releasing it on March 1st. We plan on hosting the CD release show that evening at Parkminster Pres. We're setting that up now. The vocals are done and we are in the process of mixing and mastering the finished product. We are very pleased with the new recording. New stickers, buttons, and t-shirts will be available at the same time.
The March tour with Serene and The World Inside is coming together quite nicely. We will post the dates as soon as they are confirmed. We also have several local dates set up. Check out the "live" page for details.
Don't forget to order a copy of the "emo diaries chapter vii" with an unreleased vii head tune... "one for the money" off the "product" page.
Also check out the mp3.com web site.
Happy New Year everyone. The show tomorrow has been postponed. Sorry about that. We're going to plan another show at FunQuest in the near future. You local people should check that place out. They have a full skate park for you fans of boards with wheels on them. Very nice half pipes etc.
The Emo Diaries have arrived and they look and sound wonderful. "One For the Money" appears on the compilation released by Deep Elm Records. You can purchase your very own copy before it hits the shelves on our product pg. Speaking of the product pg... I gave it a major overhaul. It should be easier to find what you're looking for now. Enjoy.
Thanks to the support of our Rochester fans we made enough money at the concert friday to duplicate the CD's. Thank you all for coming to the show. Luke Dow and company played wonderfully and we appreciate each one of them donating their time to the cause.
So, here's the plan. We want to have the new CD's, T-shirts, stickers, etc. ready by February. There will be a Rochester CD release concert at that time. We are also planning a March tour with Serene and The World Inside. We will travel as far west as Michigan and as far south as Texas. If you know of a place for us to play in March (venue, college, church, whatever) please contact us.
The eight by ten prints are now available. You may order them for 2 bucks a piece at any time.
We will be starting a street team for the NY state area (mainly Rochester) soon. If you are interested in joining the team let us know.
And finally, the bar band of the evening won the "Made in Rochester" contest at The Penny Arcade by performing Black Sabbath and other tunes to shave goats by. We are trying to accept our defeat and move on...
Let's here it for short notice!!!
We've just been informed that we're in the finals of the "Made in Rochester" contest at The Penny Arcade. We play for the "title" this Thursday. The band that draws the bigest crowd wins. PLEASE come show your support. More details on the "live pg".
Recording the new EP went very well. We're almost done tracking. I'll be in the studio again to finish up vocals next week. We'll work on mixes after that. The release will probably be in February or March.
We'd like to thank Jane Lanphear for giving of her time to come record viola tracks for us. She did a wonderful job!
We're having a concert here in Rochester on the 21st at Andy's church to raise some cash for duplicating the new EP. Any and all support would be greatly appreciated. It will be a great show. Details are on the "live" pg.
The mp3 site is up and running. I'll add some more mp3's soon.
We're full of suprises. vii Head is going into the studio next week to record three to four songs for an EP due to be release early next year. We will be working with Jesse Sprinkle at Mammoth Studios on this one and we're very excited. This is going to be an interesting little EP. The first 2 tracks will include "Refinement" and "Travel On". The last one or two tracks will be a little suprise that's worth waiting for. This is a pre-release to our first full length which we plan on recording this summer. Hopefully this will tide you over till then...
There is an oppertunity for you supporters of the rock and roll to help us get a slot this summer at Cornerstone music festival. Go to this link... http://www.cornerstonefestival.com/vote.cfm and do a "write in" vote to see seven head division play. This will take about one minute to do but will help us immensely.
We will have new 8x10 prints available at shows or off this site within the week. I'm also working on an mp3.com site which should be up soon. Perhaps we'll through some rare mp3's on there...
I hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving and ate lots of food. Peace out. briaN
Issue number thirty seven of 7 ball magazine has finally been released. There's an article on The World Inside/ Seven Head. More information is available at www.7ball.com
New picture under the promo shots pg and i finally posted the lyrics to "Unity Letters".
Deep Elm records now has a web page set up for the newest chapter of the "Emo Diaries" compilation. "One For the Money" appears on this seventh chapter of the indie rock series. You can view the artwork for the CD and get info on the release here. Enjoy.
I went to visit my ENT specialist yesterday. She checked out my vocal folds and said that there are no nodes or permanent damage although my throat did appear to be very irritated. Turns out stomach acid is the cause of my recent problems. I guess the stuff has been burning the inside of my throat. What a relief. I am now taking medicine and resting for a bit but it looks like we won't have to cancel any more shows. This means our next show will probably be the flipside festival of music in November. I am very thankful to all of you for your prayers and I look forward to rockin out again very soon. God is faithful.
The show at Monty's Krown was amazing. Thank you Not By a Long Shot for allowing us to be on the bill. We had a wonderful time and we feel refreshed and encouraged. However, I have some unfortunate news... we're canceling some shows as a result of vocal damage. I hurt my throat several weeks ago and I haven't had the freedom from our busy schedule to let it rest and heal. It's time to get it taken care of.
I apologize to the venues and the people who planned on attending the various events. I will keep you all updated on my condition and let you know when we plan on playing again. Please keep an eye on the "live" page in case of further cancellations. Any prayers would be greatly appreciated and if anyone has a mother or father who happens to be an Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist I could use their opinion. Looks like we'll have plenty of time for writing...
I would like to thank all of the bands who played and fans who attended the little concert tonight to raise money for the Red Cross disaster relief in New York City and Washington D.C. It was a complete sucess. Erik, the show was a great idea and I'm glad that we could help. To the people, I am pleased to announce that because of you we raised OVER THIRTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS... You all rock. I'm sure the Red Cross will be very thankful to receive this gift.
The creative process has begun. We're writing songs for the next CD. We just finished a new tune and added to the set. I haven't named it yet and I'm still not satisfied with the lyrics but it's almost there.
New merch is in the works. T-shirts, stickers, pins, and 8x10 photos will be available in the next couple months along with the seventh chapter of the "emo diaries" from deep elm records. "one for the money" is on the compilation of previously unreleased indie material.