The Floor Archive

RIP Storm Thorgerson

We lost a legend today. Storm Thorgerson created some of the most iconic album artwork of all time, including Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon which will forever resonate throughout popular culture. We had the privilege of working with Storm on two covers that remain amongst our favorites. I will always remember my conversations with him as he unknowingly taught me the finer points of British, dead pan humor.  I would repeatedly ask myself, “Is he …

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Free Live Audience Stream Tonight!

We are pleased to offer you a free live audience stream (audio only) of tonight’s sold out show at the Georgia Theatre courtesy of taper David Randle and Team Dirty South. Monday just got better. Tune in around 8:45pm ET. UPDATE: Network issues at the venue are resulting in an inconsistent stream. Team Dirty South is working on a remedy. [iframe src=”http://www.ustream.tv/embed/2532523?v=3&wmode=direct”]   In addition, Couch Tour rolls on from historic Stubb’s in Austin, TX!  The …

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Vote Now! Hall of Fame 2012

It’s time to do it again. Cast your votes for this year’s Hall of Fame album, featuring your favorite versions of your favorite songs of 2012. Vote for up to 10 selections and help us help you. We’ll then create a seamless remastered live album featuring the top vote getters and you can relive the fun. Sound like a plan? VOTE NOW!  Check out last year’s selections on Spotify or UMLive or iTunes or ?.  

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Songwriting 101

Songwriting was one of many topics covered last year at our inaugural sUMmer school event. Digging back into the archives this Friday, we wanted to share a portion of the Songwriting 101 session. This clip contains a 40 minute deep dive into the world of UM songwriting featuring a breakdown of the origins of “Plunger”, conversations surrounding technique, approach and more. This slideshow features audio from the workshop at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY …

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Headphones & Snowcones on the April Tour

We are pleased to announce that we’ll be offering the ability to experience live UM like never before on the entire April run. Headphones & Snowcones makes its debut east of the Ole Miss! What the hell is Headphones & Snowcones you ask? H&S is a pristine soundboard mix piped wirelessly to your ears through audiophile quality headphones. The nuance of every note, the clarity of every lyric, the breath of every space is now …

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Round 2! Headphones & Snowcones: LA Edition

After an incredibly successful initial roll out of our live headphone experience, we’re back for another round this weekend in Los Angeles at the @HOBSunset. Hop on board and experience UM like never before. Ever find yourself at a show scouting out the soundboard wondering what the engineer is hearing, wondering what those headphones sound like? Want to find out? An idea long stewing in the UM incubator is finally coming to fruition. We are …

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Headphones & Snowcones

  Ever find yourself at a show scouting out the soundboard wondering what the engineer is hearing, wondering what those headphones sound like? Want to find out? An idea long stewing in the UM incubator is finally coming to fruition. We are pleased to unveil an unparalleled live show experience – a pristine soundboard mix piped wirelessly to your ears through audiophile quality headphones. Forget the silent disco and throw your expectations out the window, …

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Free Umphrey’s Ringtone Week, Part 5

For day 5 of Free Umphrey’s Ringtone Week, we’re bringing it, partyin’ peeps. These ringtones are in m4r format for the iPhone: Download “The Floor (Verse)” ringtone for iPhone Download “The Floor (Bridge)” ringtone for iPhone Download “Blue Echo” ringtone for iPhone Download “Cemetery Walk II (Club Remix)” ringtone for iPhone Download “Bob” ringtone for iPhone Download “Wappy Sprayberry” text tone for iPhone Android users, eat your heart out: Download “The Floor (Verse)” ringtone for Android …

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Free Umphrey’s Ringtone Week, Part 4

You’re back for more Umphrey’s ringtones, huh?  We’re sharing free ringtones for Free Umphrey’s Ringtone Week here on The Floor! 4 days down, 1 to go. These ringtones are in m4r format for the iPhone: Download Mulche’s Odyssey (Intro)” ringtone for iPhone Download Mulche’s Odyssey (Reprise)” ringtone for iPhone Download “The Fussy Dutchman” ringtone for iPhone Here are the same ringtones in MP3 format for non-iPhones: Download Mulche’s Odyssey (Intro)” ringtone for Android devices Download Mulche’s Odyssey (Reprise)” ringtone …

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Free Umphrey’s Ringtone Week, Part 3

Ready for more? It’s Free Umphrey’s Ringtone Week here on The Floor! Each day this week, check back for additional UM goodies for your mobile device! These ringtones are in m4r format for the iPhone: Download “Bridgeless” ringtone for iPhone Download “Red Tape” ringtone for iPhone Here are the same ringtones in MP3 format for non-iPhones: Download “Bridgeless” ringtone for Android devices Download “Red Tape” ringtone for Android devices iPhone users: simply download the files, unzip them, then drag the …

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Free Umphrey’s Ringtone Week, Part 2

Ready for some more Umphrey’s ringtones? It’s Free Umphrey’s Ringtone Week here on The Floor! Each day this week, check back for additional UM goodies for your mobile device! These ringtones are in m4r format for the iPhone: Download “Plunger” ringtone for iPhone Download “Puppet String” ringtone for iPhone Here are the same ringtones in MP3 format for non-iPhones: Download “Plunger” ringtone for Android devices Download “Puppet String” ringtone for Android devices iPhone users: simply download the files, unzip …

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Free Umphrey’s Ringtone Week

The other day, I heard someone’s iPhone ring.  The news isn’t just that it rang, it’s that the unfortunate soul carrying it was still using Marimba, the default iPhone ringtone! Since I knew he was an Umphrey’s fan, I asked why he’d never changed to a different ringtone with more personality.  He confessed that he didn’t know how. That is the prologue that leads to Free Umphrey’s Ringtone Week here on The Floor! Each day, for the …

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