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HOF 2013 Dissected

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 😉     FacebookTwitterTumblr

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New Similar Skin Preview

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. FacebookTwitterTumblr

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Similar Skincast with Brendan Bayliss

Similar Skincast with Brendan Bayliss

Brendan Bayliss sat down before UMBowl to rap about the new album for the Similar Skincast. That should really be all the reason you need to listen. In case you needed a few more: Find out what Similar Skin means Did you know you’ve never heard the finished “No Diablo”? Hear which album “Bridgeless” didn’t make Listen to “Cut the Cable” from the album without having to look at the band members What lyric does …

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Choose Your Own Adventure Results

Choose Your Own Adventure Results

For those of you scoring at home, we wanted to share the final tally for UMBowl Q4 voting. For those of you living under a rock, fans at UMBowl dictated the course of the fourth set by voting for one of three choices tallied in real time. There were a few close calls including Triple Wide edging out Last Man Swerving early on and Mulche’s barely topping Bridgeless for the closer. Rumor has it Browning …

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UMBowl V: The First Word

UMBowl V: The First Word

Tony Reali & the Around the Horn team kick off UMBowl V with banter about all things Umphrey’s. FacebookTwitterTumblr

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“Official House Band of Around The Horn”

“Official House Band of Around The Horn”

“You should be a lot nervous” Tim Cowlishaw from Around the Horn discusses introducing UM before the House of Blues Dallas show last week. Intro > Bathing Digits > 2nd Self FacebookTwitterTumblr

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