Introducing Game Tapes

As many of you may have noticed over the last few years, we typically run a video camera at front of house to record the wide shot of each performance. Jefferson sets it up next to the lighting/sound position and team UM frequently reviews the game tapes as a coach would watch films. We look at what worked, what didn’t and ask ourselves how we can improve (sometimes we just watch for fun while drinking Guinness). A few of those videos have made their way on to YouTube over the years but predominately we keep them to ourselves.

Many of you have shown interest in seeing that perspective more frequently, both streaming live and after the fact, and who are we to deny? So we are pleased to unleash the first batch of Game Tapes ever made available for download. Curated by our esteemed LD Jefferson Waful, we’re offering 12 individual track downloads for you viewing pleasure (plus a handful of additional bonus tracks).

Best of all, we’ve partnered up with Groupees and Feed Them With Music to use these videos to deliver meals to those who are most in need this holiday season. Every dollar buys a meal for the hungry. Head on over, poke around the site and build your own bundle from 12 video offerings, plus Anchor Drops, Death By Stereo, and UMLive show downloads all on the cheap. 25% of your total if you want all 12 videos. We’ll be giving away more unreleased videos as meal thresholds are met (including an entire Stew Art medley) so please help us spread the word and let’s feed some people!

UM Groupee

Full track listing:

Deeper 09/22/12 – Video filmed live at Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville, KY
Divisions 10/17/12 – Video filmed live at Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
Domino Theory 11/25/11 – Video filmed live at Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
Glory 11/5/11 – Video filmed live at The Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
In the Kitchen 11/1/12 – Video filmed live at Calvin Theatre, Northampton, MA
Mantis 11/5/11 – Video filmed live at The Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
Miss Tinkle’s Overture 03/17/12 – Video filmed live at The Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
Puppet String 11/25/11 – Video filmed live at Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
Ringo 01/20/12 – Video filmed live in New York, NY
Wappy Sprayberry 09/21/12 – Video filmed live in Nashville, TN
Wizard Burial Ground 06/08/12 – Video filmed live at Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN
Words 10/17/12 – Video filmed live at Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY

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