The Floor Archive

Guest Post: Aidan O’Neill – Golden Ticket Winner 2017-2018

Today we feature a guest post by Aidan O’Neill, the Golden Ticket Winner 2017-2018. The Golden Ticket event is your chance to win two tickets to every Umphrey’s show for an entire year and it all goes down at Summer Camp Music Festival. Aidan and his girlfriend criss-crossed the country right behind us to every show from Summer Camp 2017 to Summer Camp 2018. Look out folks, they’re aiming for a victory lap.   When …

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Time Lets Go: A Deeper Dive into the Photos

With the it’s not us Deluxe Edition now out in the wild, we wanted to share details about some of the captured moments featured in the book, in the words of the photographers that snapped them. A huge thanks to everyone who participated and helped maked “Time Lets G0” the book that it is. Check back as we’ll be updating this post with new photos and commentary.  “This image was made at Summer Camp Music …

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“Remind Me” Guitar Lesson – Lick #1 & #2

In the third & fourth episodes of The Boondock Series, Jake Cinninger dissects the guitar licks that open and close “Remind Me” on the new album ‘it’s not us.’ Available everywhere: itsnotus.umphreys.com Written by Brendan Bayliss, Jake Cinninger, Joel Cummins, Ryan Stasik, Kris Myers, Andy Farag. Performed by Umphrey’s McGee Video directed by C.J. Strehlow Audio recorded by Jim Leep Produced by Kevin Browning

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Dark Brush Commentary Video

In the second version of The Boondock Series, Jake Cinninger sits down in the control room of his Boondock Studio to talk all things “Dark Brush” from the new album ‘it’s not us.’ Available everywhere now: itsnotus.umphreys.com   Written by Jake Cinninger Performed by Umphrey’s McGee Video directed by C.J. Strehlow Audio recorded by Jim Leep Produced by Kevin Browning

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“Whistle Kids” Lyric Video w/ Commentary

Lyric video for “Whistle Kids” featuring commentary about the track from the it’s not us album release party in Chicago on 1/14/18. Available everywhere now: itsnotus.umphreys.com Written by Brendan Bayliss Lyric video edited by Brian Walsh, live footage edited by C.J. Strehlow

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Schematic it’s not us

This past fall, as preparations for the release of it’s not us were underway, we came across the work of Michael Hamad (@MikeHamad). Michael is the creator of Setlist Schematics, a tumblr blog featuring his visual representations of live shows and studio albums. He has a PH.D in musicology and a masters in music theory, is a musician, journalist, and an avid music fan. (Translation: The guy knows his stuff.) Michael took on the task …

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Jake’s Boondock Studio in 360

Take a quick spin around Jake’s Boondock Studio.  facebook 360 “I hate facebook” 360

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umLive 50% OFF Today Only

Why yes, the entire UMLive catalog IS 50% OFF today only! GO!   http://www.umlive.net/  

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Record Store Day Black Friday

Caution: This record is SHARP! Umphrey’s McGee is pleased to unleash this 12″ custom die-cut record, designed exclusively for Record Store Day Black Friday, featuring two brand new tracks from the forthcoming release of ‘it’s not us’ in January 2018. The first single, “The Silent Type”, is classic UM: it’s infections riff rock, the musical equivalent of the record’s unique shape, sawing through your turntable. Side B features “Looks”, an uptempo driving composition that is sure …

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Throwback Thursday

It’s unfortunate that we used our best two album titles on our first two albums (definitively not our best music), the stunning debut ‘Greatest Hits Vol. III’ and our sophomoric follow up ‘Songs for Older Women.’ #tbt #throwbackthursday #mamu

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A closer look at the CD face

The typewriter served as the inspiration for many elements of the packaging for #itsnotus, and the hammers specifically were the motivation for the CD face design. There is a lot of eye candy in there for you that love the details. 👀 🍭 We wonder how much longer we’ll be making actual compact discs, but we think this just might be our favorite yet. Every Deluxe Version includes the CD or you can pre-order it …

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Stasik DJs on Sirius XM Jam On

Tune in to hear moe.’s Chuck Garvey & our own Ryan Stasik spin tracks and chat all things Summer Camp Music Festival. Check out Jam On on Sirius XM all week long. 

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