The Graduate, who ran a kickstarter project to fund their upcoming DVD, have released a few trailers for it. The DVD is sorta a last hura for the band as they announced their hiatus back in July. The DVD, From The Ground Up, is available for pre-order for $20 from the bands online store. The DVD will only be on sale through January 15th so be sure to order your copy soon.
The Graduate, who recently performed a series of farewell shows, have set up a Kickstarter to help fund the development of a Live DVD. The band has already received over %200 of their goal amount and will be adding even more content onto the live DVD as well as giving away other goods in their pledge packages.
Check out the Kickstarter page for information on all of the package deals as well as a video from the band detailing the DVD. A message from the band about the project can also be read below. [Read more…]
To all of our friends, family, and fans,
You may have noticed things have been very quiet lately around The Graduate camp. If you’ve followed our band closely you know that the past few years have been full of trials, twists, and turns. We did everything we could to keep things going this long, however after almost 6 years The Graduate has begun entering the realm of indefinite hiatus.
We all feel extremely lucky to have been able to play so many shows in so many different places, and want to personally thank everyone who came out to a gig, picked an album or shirt, bought us a drink, helped us book a concert, let us crash in your homes, and everything in-between. We were fortunate enough to work with so many great people (far too many to name). We’re very proud of all the work we’ve done together, and grateful for all the support.
Things may not have always ended up the way we wanted, but for the most part we were able to do things our own way. We hope that the songs we made will stay as close to you as it will with us. No matter what happens, no one can ever take away the music.
We will be playing four farewell shows around our hometown area. We’re very sorry that we can’t play one last show in every city we’ve come to love, but we hope that you’ll try to make it out to one if you can. If you want to reach out to us, we’ll try to reply to as many people as we can. Thank you again, we’ll miss this.
Tim, Corey, Matt, Max, & Jared
Aug 13 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
Aug 19 – Springfield, IL @ The Hilton
Aug 20 – Quincy, IL @ The State Room
Aug 27 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
More info soon, please keep checking back
The Graduate are streaming their new video for “Pull Me In” which you can check out below. The song is from the bands latest album, [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dont-die-digging/id387884944?uo=4″ title=”The Graduate – Only Every Time” text=”Only Every Time”], in stores now. The Graduate are also selling limited edition LP‘s of their latest album that include a exclusive bonus track “Sea Legs.” [Read more…]
The Graduate will release their new album, Only Every Time, via Razor & Tie on August 31st. The album will be the first since the band signed to Razor & Tie in May 2010. Only Every Time was recorded in Baltimore where they worked with Brian McTernan, who produced several of the tracks that resulted in The Graduate’s signing to Razor & Tie.
Vocalist Corey Warning expressed his view on the album when he said, “We do see this album as an evolution of sorts. I think about bands that make the same record over and over again, and it has to be boring for them – and even more for the listener. We made sure we didn’t do that on this record.” While Only Every Time has the atmospheric feel for which The Graduate is known, it is definitely a different album than anything they have previously recorded.
Produced by Brian McTernan, who has previously worked with artists such as Thrice, Circa Survive, and Cave In, Only Every Time was recorded at McTernan’s Baltimore based studio, Salad Days Studio. Throughout the recording process, the idea of loneliness and being lost was consistently coming up, which is how the intriguing album artwork came to fruition. Artists Josh Kenyon and Colby Nichols, known as Jolby, discussed the feelings of being lost with Corey and came up with an icon that they felt represented the overall identity and feel of the album.
The Graduate will hit the road once again this August for a month of dates with The Brighter Lights. They will then join Ludo, off of Razor & Tie Music Publishing’s roster, for a two month nationwide tour throughout September and October kicking off in Chicago on September 9th and ending in Milwaukee on October 15th.
Aug 16 – Jermyn, PA – Eleanor Rigby’s *
Aug 17 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s *
Aug 18 – Indianapolis, IN – The Dojo *
Aug 19 – Grand Rapids, MI – Mixtape Cafe *
Aug 20 – Buffalo, NY – Xtreme Wheelz *
Aug 22 – Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary *
Aug 23 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar *
Aug 24 – Vienna, VA – Jammin’ Java *
Aug 26 – Tinley Park, IL – Fiesta *
Aug 27 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Stage Door *
Aug 29 – Ames, IA – Zeke’s *
Sept 9 – Chicago, IL – Metro **
Sept 10 – Cleveland, OH – The Basement **
Sept 11 – Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop **
Sept 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel **
Sept 14 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom **
Sept 15 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club **
Sept 16 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club **
Sept 17 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero **
Sept 19 – W. Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern **
Sept 20 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade **
Sept 21 – Orlando, FL – The Social **
Sept 22 – St. Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre **
Sept 24 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Studio **
Sept 25 – Austin, TX – Emo’s **
Sept 26 – Dallas, TX – The Loft **
Sept 28 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock **
Sept 29 – San Diego, CA – Soma **
Sept 30 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction **
Oct 1 – Los Angeles, CA – Key Club **
Oct 2 – Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk **
Oct 5 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre **
Oct 6 – Seattle WA – El Corozan **
Oct 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – Avalon Theater **
Oct 9 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre **
Oct 11 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground **
Oct 12 – Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont Club **
Oct 13 – Des Moines, IA – The House of Bricks **
Oct 14 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock **
Oct 15 – Milwaukee, WI – The Eagles Club (The Rave) **
*with The Brighter Lights / **with Ludo
Check out an e-card for the Explosions In Your Pants Tour featuring Mayday Parade, My American Heart, and The Graduate.
Explosions in Your Pants Tour will be heading up the East Cost this spring with Mayday Parade, My American Heart and The Graduate.
The Explosions in Your Pants Tour presented by Glamour Kills will be hitting the East Coast this April with headliners Mayday Parade (Fearless Records) and supporting artists My American Heart (Warcon Records) and The Graduate (IconMes).Ã‚ This tour will begin in Florida, Mayday Parade’s home state, and continue up the coast ending at The Bamboozle Festival in New Jersey.
Pre Sale tickets are now available through Ground (CTRL) and can be purchased here. http://tickets.groundctrl.com/collections/mayday.
Explosions In Your Pants Tour Dates
4.10.08 – Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds
4.11.08 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Beta Bar
4.12.08 – Augusta, GA @ Club Hollywood
4.15.08 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues Parish
4.16.08 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
4.17.08 – Lewisville, TX @ Fat Daddy’s Sound Shack
4.18.08 – Lubbock, TX @ Texas Tech University/Student Union Plaza
4.19.08 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Bricktown Ballroom
4.20.08 – Tulsa, OK @ Crush Lounge
4.22.08 – Des Moines, IA @ The House Of Bricks
4.24. 08 – La Crosse, WI @ Warehouse Nightclub
4.25.08 – Rockford, IL @ Forest Hills Lodge
4.27.08 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
4.28.08 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
4.29.08 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
4.30.08 – Lancaster, PA @ The Chameleon
5.1.08 – Troy, NY @ Revolution Hall
5.2.08 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Complex (Pre-Bamboozle Bash) – Mainstage
5.3.08 – Utica, NY @ Moosestock at Utica College (Quad)
5.4.08 – East Rutherford, NJ @ Bamboozle — Meadowlands Sports Complex
The Graduate will be releasing a new EP titled The Evergreen EP on iTunes and a free version at all FYE stores soon. The Evergreen EP is a collection of songs that the band recently recorded just for their fans. It has a new songs, a holiday cover and some alternate version of songs off of Anhedonia. Check out “Blue Christmas” and “Anhedonia (Alternate Version)” on their MySpace page. You can see the track listing and album art below.
1. Blue Christmas (Elvis Cover)
2. Anhedonia (Alternate Version)
3. The City That Reads (Acoustic Version)
4. Gunslinger (New)