Five Points EP
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Come To The River
Rhett Walker Band
Five Points EP
Buy: Amazon MP3
Come To The River
Rhett Walker Band
This week, Tim from House Of Heroes dropped a huge update for fans on the band’s Myspace concerning future plans, touring, and the departure of longtime bassist A.J. Babcock. All are addressed below:
Hey guys. Tim here. I’ve been meaning to start writing these little note things a bit more often. Just keep you guys in the loop a bit better, but I’ve been slacking. Hopefully myself and Jared can start giving things a bit more of a personal touch as far as keeping you updated.
First things first. I’m extremely bummed to announce that our drummer, Mr. Colin Rigsby will not be joining us on this upcoming tour. He’s reached a point where he just can’t make the sacrifice of being away from his family anymore. With a 3 year old son and a pregnant wife in her 3rd trimester, Colin had to make the very difficult decision to sit this tour out and be the husband and father he knows he needs to be. The rest of us fully support this decision as family ALWAYS comes before rock n’ roll. We’re not entirely sure what the future holds as far as Colin’s involvement with House of Heroes, but as of right now he will no longer be playing shows with us.
Our friend and fellow Columbus native, Mr. Josh Dun will be filling in for Colin on the Awake Tonight Tour starting on Thursday. Josh is a highly skilled and passionate drummer who came recommended by Colin himself. So far, rehearsals have gone amazing and we’re very confident that we’ll still be able to deliver the same quality live show that you’ve (hopefully) come to expect from us.
I know we never really updated the AJ situation, but a lot of you noticed in the fall that long time bassist AJ Babcock was no longer touring with us. Our good buddy Eric Newcomer stepped up and did and AMAZING job in his stead. Again, family must come first, and AJ felt like he needed to be with his wife more which is something we fully support. So, for those of you keeping score at home, the band that you will be seeing on this tour coming up will be as follows:
Tim Skipper: Vox, Guitar
Jared Rigsby: Guitar, Vox
Eric Newcomer: Bass, Vox
Josh Dun: Drums
I’m not gonna lie guys, these past few months have been pretty crazy and unstable. It’s been a tough time for House of Heroes. We’ve all been trying to slow down, get some perspective, and figure out our place in this band while at the same time writing and recording a new album and getting ready for this tour. I really believe we’re making/have made a freakin KILLER album and I can’t wait to finish it up and let you guys hear it! It’s going to probably be 11 or 12 songs (which means we’ll have some b-sides as well !!!) and I think we have a title for it, but we’re not 100% just yet. So HOLD YOUR HORSES! Our good friend Isaac Deitz filmed a lot of it and we did a lot of really candid interviews with him about how difficult this time of transition and uncertainty has been for us as a band. Hopefully that will come out in some form sooner than later so you guys can understand a bit better where we’re coming from.
OK, time to go rehearse again for the tour! I know myself and the other guys are REALLY excited to get out on the road again playin some sweet jams and hangin with you guys! If you have any questions or concerns about what I’ve just updated you on please don’t hesitate to speak up. I know we’re not the biggest band in the world, but the fans that we do have are TRUE and AWESOME, and we definitely value your thoughts and opinions. I’ll try to keep you updated with a bit more of a personal touch in the future and I’ll encourage the other guys to do the same. Thanks and blessings to all of you! Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers in the coming weeks as we rock this tour and finish up the new record!
Here are the dates for the Awake Tonight Tour with tobyMac and Skillet:
AWAKE TONIGHT TOUR (ALL DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
3/4 Aurora, IL ACS Gymnasium
3/5 West Lafayette, IN Elliot Hall of Music University of Perdue
3/6 Valparaiso, IN ARC at Valparaiso University
3/7 Murray, KY RSEC at Murray State University
3/11 Champaign, IL at Assembly Hall
3/12 Evansville, IN Roberts Stadium
3/13 Bristol, TN Viking Hall
3/18 Lancaster, PA Giant Center
3/19 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
3/20 Johnstown, PA War Memorial Auditorium
3/21 Toledo, OH Lucas County Arena
3/25 Tallahassee, FL Civic Center
3/26 Ft. Meyers, FL Germain Arena
3/27 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater
3/28 HOUSE OF HEROES WILL NOT BE ON THIS SHOW – Auburn, AL
4/1 New Orleans, LA UNO Lakefront Arena
4/2 Tyler, TX Oil Place
4/3 Jackson, MS Mississippi Col
4/8 Norfolk, VA at Norfolk Scope Arena
4/9 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena
4/10 Lynchburg, VA Liberty University
4/11 Asheville, NC Civic Center
Purple Door Festival, which takes place in Lewisberry, Pennsylvania at the beginning of August, has announced the first round of bands that will be making up their line-up. For the most part, these names will change a bit, and there are plenty more to come, but for now here is what the festival has lined up for you guys:
Just about every artist we cover on here seems to be coming out with some sort of Christmas song or album. There are too many to list, go out and check you favorite artist to see what they have to offer….
Owl City‘s latest release, Ocean Eyes, has hit Gold status with over 500,000 units sold. Good job man..
Gospelmusicchannel.com post an interview with Flyleaf this week concerning the recording and writing process of their latest record. Read Flyleaf interview. In other Fyleaf media news, Shockhound recently posted a four song live set from the band on their website including the songs “Again” and “Beautiful Bride” along with vocalist Lacey getting JACKED in the face by a swinging bass guitar….Watch Flyleaf performance.
Manchester Orchestra‘s van got robbed last week….what is up with people these days
Below is the new video from LA Symphony member CookBook with his song “Solid Gold”
A little Christmas cheer with The Almost and their version of “Little Drummer Boy”
Next up is the latest single from The Rocket Summer called “You Gotta Believe”
Lastly we have “Faith Is Fact” by LMNO
Wide Open Spaces
(only available on FFH.net)
So not a lot coming out this week, but Hundred Year Storm and For Today are definite must haves. If you are unfamiliar with Hundred Year Storm, we will doing an interview with them some time during the week, so you will know the soon enough. Now get out there and support your scene.
The Future Belongs To The Brave
Hundred Year Storm
Doll House Recordings
House Of Heroes Meets The Beatles (digital release)
House Of Heroes
This our second attempt at being a real MP3 blog. You see, we love for you guys to hear and receive all this great music we are always talking about on the site. We come across a lot of free promo MP3s all over the net from a bunch of different artists. So what we are doing for YOU, the dear reader, is collecting them then presenting them to you in one place. So download away, and you are welcome…
*I want to assure all of our readers that the tracks below have been posted for free on a variety of places as a means of promotion for the artists. If you download something off of our site, and enjoy it, please go and buy the rest of the music. If you are an artist and you don’t think we should have your song on these MP3 posts, please hit us up on the “Contact Us” tab up there, and we will be more than happy to delete the file. No questions asked.*
HERE ARE YOUR DOWNLOADS (all the tracks below will take you to a Mediafire page, simple click on the track on that page and your download will begin):
Anberlin- A Day Late
Ayiesha Woods- Love Like This
B.Reith- Go On
Eleventyseven- Love In Your Arms
Flynn Adam- Feel It Now
House Of Heroes- In The Valley Of The Dying Sun
House Of Heroes- Friday Night
House Of Heroes- Serial Sleepers
I Am Terrified- Falling On Everlasting
John Reuben- Word Of Mouth
Relient K- The Scene And Herd
Son Lux- Silence (a remix of a Takka Takka song)
Stephanie Smith- Not Afraid
The Fold- Faster Still
The Fray- Never Say Never
The Southern Sea- These Things Always End Badley
So we usually don’t do these on Tuesdays, but as of right now, Amazon is giving away a 3-song EP from House Of Heroes to partner their full length album release today, and I don’t know how long it will be available. Its essentially a sampler of the full length, so if you wanted a chance to preview the album, here is your chance. To get the tracks you have to download the Amazon Mp3 Manager. Its free, so no worries, and then the tracks will sent to that program, but you can then play them through whatever jukebox program (Itunes, Windows Media Player…Zune..ick) you have. I (Ian) would suggest that you have this Manager program on your computer, because Amazon does free stuff a lot, so it will helpful to have it.
The link below will take you to the Amazon page with the free EP. Hope you dig it..
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