The Floor Archive

Hall of Fame 2013 Close Up

Some close up shots of the Hall of Fame: Class of 2013 LPs and umGOLD for your perusal. The 180-gram 2 LP set begins shipping this week. 180-gram heavy splatter black & clear vinyl, only 1000 sets pressed.  No two records are the same, each set also includes an MP3 download  The best chance you’ve got to hang a UM gold record on your wall umGOLD hologram Insert your name here 79Au More Info & Order …

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Barrel Ride Niagara Falls

October 23, 2014 The Rapids Theatre, Niagara Falls, NY Breaking: The 2014 fall run kicks off with a umVIP package for two extreme fans of Umphrey’s McGee (best suited for fans with generally poor judgement). Immediately after the Niagara Falls show at the Rapids Theatre, the adventurous souls will be whisked away on the Umphrey’s tour bus to an undisclosed location to prepare for the ride of their lives! Repurposing discarded wine barrels from Casa de Browning, the …

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Seven Inches

Slightly more than average. Record Store Day Black Friday 2014

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#UMpkin Contest

Share your um-centric pumpkin creation & win big. Think outside the gourd- snap a photo of your original carving, or Photoshop your way to the top. The pie is the limit. All entires should be posted to facebook, twitter or instagram using the hashtag #UMpkin. The judges* from UMHQ will feature the top five on our blog. All five winners will receive an autographed Halloween poster and an MP3 download code for our Halloween show. Deadline for entry is 10/30. …

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HOF 2013 Dissected

Now that the annual Hall of Fame album has been uncaged, I wanted to share a few insights about how the Class of 2013 came together. First off, give yourselves a round of applause for the selections this year…well played. Many of you inquire about how much behind the scenes manipulating goes on after the votes are tallied, but rest easy knowing that with the exception of ignoring a few covers (they always poll well), …

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Lockn’ Festival Ticket Giveaway

We’ve got a pair of 4-day Lockn’ Music Festival passes to give away to one lucky Umphrey’s fan. Care to play? All you’ve got to do to enter is share your favorite in-studio video from Similar Skin across the social media platform of your choice….Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (15 sec version counts), Google+, Tumblr, or Myspace (use if you really don’t want to win). You must tag your post with both #SimilarSkin and #Lockn2014 hashtags to be eligible …

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Brendan Turns 38

As some of you may have seen, Joel pulled a fast one on me for my birthday, insinuating that I was actually older than the old man himself. Well, there’s a little more to the story that Joel has conveniently left out. We were kicked out of the Cubs game after being falsely accused of throwing peanuts at another cubs fan (Joel is allergic to peanuts, and I don’t believe in wasting food). At that …

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Brendan Turns 40

For years, many of you have seen me laugh along at Brendan’s “old” jokes at my expense.  Whether it’s between songs, changing lyrics of songs or just a knowing look during the Who’s Baba O’Riley (“Let’s get together, before we get much older”), Brendan has always seemed to have the perfect old joke in his back pocket. Finally, last night I was able to turn the tables on him with the help of our good …

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Album Art Design: A Behind-The-Scenes Peek With Dashing Rogue Kyle Baker

Hello again. Kyle Baker here, on assignment for Kevin Browning, Directing Caresser of Management Business Creativity Development at Umphrey’s MaGoo Inc, who asked me a rather long time ago to write up an article on the album art for Similar Skin, which I designed earlier this year under his art direction and with the help of my pal Chris, aka Monaghan Photography. My first three years out of college I worked as a graphic and web designer in-house for a small company. It is noteworthy that …

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Higgins Jam Saves The Day

Posted by UM fan Max Young this morning on Facebook….classic police encounter. Cop: “Do you have any idea how fast you were going son?”Me: “Sorry officer…I have no clue.”Cop: “Quite a bit faster than the speed limit. Any reason why you’re going so fast this early in the morning?”Me: “Well, do you want the truth?”Cop: “Ideally.”Me: “I was listening to a song that got really intense and I didn’t realize my foot was getting as …

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Similar Skin: Relix Track by Track

A digital version can be found here: http://www.relix.com/articles/detail/track_by_track_umphreys_mcgee_similar_skin Brendan sat down with Relix Editor-in-Chief Dean Budnick to talk through Similar Skin, track by track. For a discounted subscription for UM fans, click here. For the record, it’s We’d Fuck Us. 😉    

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New Similar Skin Preview

New album preview video featuring snippets “Cut the Cable,” “No Diablo,” “Puppet String,” and “Little Gift” alongside band interviews. Pre-order now for access to outtakes, b-roll footage, demos & more.

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