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#itsnotus Track-by-Track Premiere

It’s release week people. Buckle up.  Tune in all week for your first full look at it’s not us, and listen to Joel discuss the new album tracks on SiriusXM Jam On Ch. 29. Full broadcast schedule below, spread the word.   

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“Looks” Premiere

“It is not a typical Umphrey’s track . . . but then again, what is? Our formula is constant change, designed to keep us happy and forever moving forward as a band. It’s foreshadowing and reminiscing all in one.” – Jake Cinninger, on “Looks” Check out the premiere of “Looks” from #itsnotus now, via Paste Magazine. \mm/ Album will be available everywhere January 12th. For more details, package options, and to order, head to this …

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NYE 2017 Couch Tour

Umphrey’s McGee is returning to Denver for three nights at the famed Fillmore Auditorium to ring in 2018. We will be live streaming each performance live in HD with crisp soundboard audio, featuring on demand replays for two weeks following the shows. This assures ample viewing time to rewatch all those wild surprises, whether you attend the shows live or enjoy from the comfort of home. Three sets, Mad Dog’s Filthy Little Secret Horns, and …

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Backstory: An evening of conversation and music (Jan. 18th)

Join us on January 18, 2018 at The Cutting Room for a unique opportunity to be part of the studio audience at this intimate conversation and preview performance. The band will talk about the latest milestone album, it’s not us, and much more. Featuring a long-form interview, short performance, and an opportunity for audience questions. Umphrey’s McGee will be interviewed by New York Times best-selling author and journalist Alan Paul. The event is part of …

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“Half Delayed” Premiere

“Take a minute for a moment, are you always so preoccupied?” Check out the Guitar World premiere of “Half Delayed” from #itsnotus and stream/download the track wherever you get your music. Happy listening! More details and pre-order can be found here.    |      |      |      |      |   

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Upward

Take a look back at our last Colorado NYE run with a fresh video release of “Upward.” UM returns to The Fillmore Auditorium​ in Denver for three nights to ring in the New Year, 12/29-12/31. We’ll be joined by Aqueous​ on 12/29, Eminence Ensemble​ on 12/30, and three sets of Umphrey’s on NYE! Come rock: ticketing.umphreys.com

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Video: The Silent Type

So . . . we made a new video. Seen through a first person mixed reality lens, the video finds our protagonist swept up in a wild night out where the lines of what’s real and what’s artificial begin to blur. The frenetic-paced video matches the dark energy of the tune as it takes you through a surreal night out in Chicago, ladled with temptation, amplified by soon-not-to-be futuristic technology. Created with our friends at …

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Little Gift(s)

Today is Cyber Monday and the official launch of our annual holiday merch sale. UM has you covered so you can treat yo’self and the UM fan on your list. As is tradition, we’re giving away free gifts when you shop, including a limited amount of Record Store Day Saw Blade LPs. The custom die cut vinyl includes “The Silent Type” and “Looks” from our upcoming album, it’s not us, and is available exclusively at indie record stores …

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Evolution of The Silent Type

Fans of Umphrey’s know that attending a show comes with the distinct possibility that you may hear the birth of a song. Maybe you’ll recognize a familiar riff that you’ve heard before but isn’t yet a song of its own. Or perhaps you’ll hear that familiar melody repeated in a different genre with vocals improvised on top. These instances are rarely planned, and though the best ones can be elusive, they are some of the …

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What the hell is Spotify Pre-Save?

Great, we thought you would never ask. Think of pre-save as the streaming equivalent of a pre-order. When you pre-save, all new album tracks will automatically be added to your Spotify library the moment they are released (wink, wink). You’ll also automatically start following UM on spotify (if you don’t already) to ensure that you’ll get updates anytime new Umphrey’s music is released. Pretty simple, pretty awesome.  We have created this handy widget for you …

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UPDATE: it’s not us Release Party

We heard from a number of you wanting to attend the it’s not us release party as a couple/roommates/dynamic duo etc. without duplicate deluxe versions of the album. So we are making that possible. You can now purchase two tickets and one deluxe version via UM Ticketing. Thanks for your continued support, as always. We look forward to celebrating with you in a manner worthy of it’s not us. 

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it’s not us Album Details

Umphrey’s McGee entered I.V. Labs Studio in Chicago in November of 2016 to record what would become the band’s eleventh full-length studio album. The result was it’s not us, the most vibrant, mature expression of the band’s growing studio prowess to date. “We decided to go in for a week, live, eat, and breathe Umphrey’s McGee,” recalls Joel, “we’re known as a strong live band, but we take so much pride in our writing. [In …

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