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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. 😉    

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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.

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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.

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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

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N2F Music Launch Party Ballot

N2F Music Launch Party Ballot

Curious about the ballot for our Nothing Too Fancy Music Launch Party at Brooklyn Bowl on 5/4? Have a look. Safe to say you’re in for a wild night! This will be one for the books, come join! Tickets available.  

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Preview Digital Tape Machine New EP

Preview Digital Tape Machine New EP

As we prepare to release Digital Tape Machine’s sophomore effort, the forthcoming “Omens” EP, I thought I’d take a minute to introduce you to the title track that I started writing nearly 2 years ago.  Omens began as the three main riffs you hear throughout the song being played on a Roland Juno 60.  The riffs include two very funky, pocket-oriented riffs contrasted with the dark hemiola of the final coda.  After fleshing out some …

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UMBowl V Food Drive

UMBowl V Food Drive

Heading to UMBowl V at The Capitol Theatre on May 3? Mind helping us do some good? Bring donations for the food pantry at Carver Center in Port Chester, NY and you could win some great prizes! Bring three items on the list below and you will be entered to win a a ticket to Summer Camp Music Festival INCLUDING a Late Night Red Barn ticket to the UM show. We’re also giving away an autographed UMBowl poster so don’t snooze. …

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Similar Skin

Similar Skin

It’s coming.

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