Posts Tagged ‘it’s not us’

it’s you : The New, New Album

“Waiting in line for a melody, maybe this time I’ll be right where I’m supposed to be.” We have been saying it in various ways over the past twenty years, but let our actions speak for us today as we present another new album to affirm that it’s truly not us, but rather you, our fans. After completing the latest recording sessions and digesting the volume of material we had tracked, it grew increasingly clear …

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Hidden EP: ‘it’s not us’ Deluxe Unboxing (Part II)

So about that it’s not us Deluxe unboxing video we posted a while back… turns out we forgot to unbox everything.  Hidden inside a false wall of the slipcase, you’ll find a 7″ EP featuring two unreleased tracks from the session, including a studio version of “Upward” and the never before heard “Triangle Tear.”  Snag yours. FacebookTwitterTumblr

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Premiere: “Forks” Video

“Forks,” the latest visual candy from the it’s not us album, has arrived. With our own Jefferson Waful directing, check out the video’s premiere via PopMatters. “Sometimes time flies by without recognizing the people that surround you are the fabric of our lives. Sometimes we forget to make sure everyone is ok. Friendship can be the easiest and the most difficult thing as we motion through times of change. In the dark, search for the …

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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 FacebookTwitterTumblr

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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 FacebookTwitterTumblr

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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 FacebookTwitterTumblr

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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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The New Album is Here

It’s here. Our eleventh studio album, it’s not us, is now available everywhere for your listening pleasure. We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed creating it. LISTEN NOW Never ones to rest on our laurels, it was important to us to go into our 20th year with a fresh batch of songs, and the promise that you have yet to ever witness our best. Enjoy, and join the conversation using #itsnotus to …

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“Looks” Commentary Video via Relix

In the first of The Boondock Sessions, Jake Cinninger sits down in the control room of his studio to talk all things “Looks” from the new album it’s not us. Thanks to our pals at Relix for the premiere. The album will be available everywhere January 12th; for more details and to order, please visit here. It’s like, really smart. Written by Jake Cinninger Performed by Umphrey’s McGee Video directed by C.J. Strehlow Audio recorded …

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#itsnotus Track-by-Track Premiere

It’s release week people. Buckle up.  Tune in all week for your first full look at it’s not us, and listen to Joel discuss the new album tracks on SiriusXM Jam On Ch. 29. Full broadcast schedule below, spread the word.    FacebookTwitterTumblr

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“Looks” Premiere

“It is not a typical Umphrey’s track . . . but then again, what is? Our formula is constant change, designed to keep us happy and forever moving forward as a band. It’s foreshadowing and reminiscing all in one.” – Jake Cinninger, on “Looks” Check out the premiere of “Looks” from #itsnotus now, via Paste Magazine. \mm/ Album will be available everywhere January 12th. For more details, package options, and to order, head to this …

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