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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.  FacebookTwitterGoogle+Tumblr

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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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Late 2017 Midwest Couch Tour

Umphrey’s McGee heads to the Midwest to close out Fall Tour with one night at the House of Blues Cleveland, followed by a two-night stand in Madison at the Orpheum Theater. If you are not able to join us in the flesh, you can still tune in wherever you may find yourself with our live HD webcasts with superb soundboard audio. Each show is available for $14.99, or $39.99 for the three-show weekend bundle. On-demand …

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The Silent Type Premiere

Listen to “The Silent Type” from it’s not us, now premiering on Billboard.com. FacebookTwitterGoogle+Tumblr

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Dearly Beloved…

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Six Princes (Halloween, 10.28.2017)

Thanks to everyone who joined us in St. Paul or tuned in at home via Couch Tour, for our annual Umphrey’s McGee Halloween party. This year, the band set the mash-ups aside in favor of an all out celebration of the Purple One in costume and in song. If you missed it, or are ready to relive it, the on-demand viewing feature from TourGigs will be streaming the show through November 12th. Free taste is …

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“The Silent Type” Black Friday Die Cut Vinyl

The conversation started something like this… UM is pleased to announce the first two tracks from the forthcoming album it’s not us will be available on limited edition vinyl on November 24th.  “The Silent Type” and “Looks” are featured on a 12″ die cut 45RPM — two tracks with the musical equivalent of the record’s shape.  This custom die cut record will be available exclusively for purchase at independent record stores on 11/24, Record Store Day’s Black …

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Halloween 2017 Livestream

Halloween is almost upon us which means our special installment of Halloween Couch Tour can’t be far behind. This year’s shows will take place at a new venue for us, the newly renovated Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota on Friday, October 27th and Saturday, October 28th. We are bypassing the mashup theme in 2017 but rest assured, there will plenty to sink your Dracula-esque fangs into this weekend. This weekend will also feature a …

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