New Record Release: “Ends of the Earth”

BoTo_EndsOfTheEarth_Artwork1000x1000We’re extremely excited to announce the release of our newest record. We call it Ends of the Earth, and it’s available right now from the digital music marketplace of your choice (iTunes, Spotify, borrowtomorrowband.com).

These 7 songs date back to mid-2014, and again the band teamed up with Producer/Genius/Male Model Kyle Ferguson. This marks the third recording project in which we’ve had the pleasure of working alongside Kyle, starting with the 2010’s Retrospective. He and the gang hunkered down in the winter of 2014 into the early months of 2015 shaping these tunes and bringing them to life.

The decision as to what to do with them is largely to blame for the delay. Do we release individually as a series of singles? Do we shoot for another full-length and keep working until we’ve got a cohesive set? In the end, what matters most is sharing them with our friends, fans, and supporters regardless of the packaging, and the EP was born.

The awesome cover artwork is courtesy of my good friend and Chicago-based illustrator Adam Richardson.

Please enjoy, and tell us what you think on Facebook and Twitter.

-cj

 

Winter 2014 Update – Studio & Shows

The season has turned, the holidays are upon us, and as this time of year warrants some reflection, there is a lot for us to be thankful for. If you’re reading this post, then hats off to you–you’re at the top of the list, because you’re likely one of the countless friends, family members, or fans that has supported us over the years.

We should also pause to think about how lucky we are that we’re still at this racket after all this time. Real life has a way of forcing you to re-prioritize often, and those old dreams from one’s youth so often end up on the cutting room floor. We’re thankful to still have the pleasure of making music together and for those people around us that allow it to happen.

But enough with the sappy stuff, let’s get on to what we’ve been up to.

Back in the Studio

Recording 11.2014Over the past few months, Andrew, Robert, Shawn, and I have been slowly but steadily working on a new batch of original songs. We’re excited to again enlist the services of our good friend Kyle Ferguson to help us set up shop and being recording. Kyle produced our last record, and evidently he just couldn’t get enough the first time around, so he’s back for more (I mean, who could turn down our bribes of leftover Halloween candy and late-night couch spooning? He’d be crazy to say no.)

No decisions have been made yet in terms of a release date or schedule, but keep an eye out for sneak-peaks and other announcements in the coming weeks as the tunes begin to take shape.

Upcoming Shows with Sister Hazel

Indianapolis and Chicago fans can catch us live this week at the Vogue in Indianapolis and House of Blues in Chicago in support of Sister Hazel. We’ll be playing a stripped-down acoustic set to open the evening. It will be a fun departure from the typical Boto show, so if you’ve seen us before, I think you’ll enjoy the chance to hear us put a different spin on tunes you know and love. Hell, maybe you’ll even like it better and we kick Andrew out of the band for good. Win-win! (We kid because we love, and because we know Andrew wouldn’t go quietly.)

Here are the upcoming show details:

Sister Hazel with Shayna Leigh & Borrow Tomorrow

Wednesday, December 10
The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
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Friday, December 12
House of Blues – Chicago, IL
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Saturday, December 13
House of Blues – Chicago, IL
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Social Media

If you’ve not done so already, give yourself an early Christmas gift and like and/or follow Borrow Tomorrow on your social media outlet of choice:

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Have a safe and happy holiday everyone, and we hope to see you soon.

cj

Marc’s Great American Rib Cook-Off and Music Festival

RibCookOff_2014We’re happy to announce that Borrow Tomorrow will be performing Memorial Day weekend as part of the Great American Rib Cook-Off and Music Festival in Cleveland, OH. Boto joins a bill with headliners The Spazmatics, Disco Inferno, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Taking Back Sunday, Blackberry Smoke and Dylan Scott. Borrow Tomorrow is slated to take the stage Saturday, May 24 at 4:00 pm. For complete lineup information, check out the official website.

The music is free with a general admission ticket, which for adults is $8 and is available for purchase at the Rib Cook-Off Box office during event hours. Admission for kids 12 and under is free every day, so we recommend you bring out the youngin’s and get ’em hooked early. BUT WAIT–THERE’S MORE. Admission on Saturday (the day we play) is free for everyone (yes, that means you) until 3pm. So come early, enjoy some ribs and rock, and save yourself 8 bucks. Don’t say we never did anything for you.

Bring your appetite, and we’ll see you Memorial Day weekend in Cleveland!

SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT: 1/18/13 at the Vogue

The boys of Boto want to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving. Once you’ve recovered from your turkey-induced slumber, be thankful there’s another chance to see Borrow Tomorrow at the Vogue in Broad Ripple just over the horizon!

Friday, January 18, Borrow Tomorrow will anchor another awesome night of great music at Broad Ripple’s venerable Vogue Theater. We’re thrilled to share the stage with our very good friends the Jeremy Vogt Band and Jenn Cristy. Tickets are $10 at the door, but don’t wait ’til then. You can buy them from any band member at a discounted price of $7, or online by visiting this website.

It’s always a great night when we are lucky enough to take the stage in Indianapolis in front of our incredible friends and supportive fans. Let’s do it again on 1/18!

Borrow Tomorrow - The Vogue - Indianapolis - 1.18.13

Anatomy of an Album: A Look Inside ‘Too Far to Feel’ [VIDEO]

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Kyle and Chris tell each other hilarious jokes while listening to playback during recording sessions for “Too Far to Feel.”

 

“For me, that was always the goal.”

–Robert Newport, on recording the full-length album

Bands become bands for one reason–to create and share music. Well, maybe “Girls” are another reason. “Dreams of world-wide stardom” is probably up there, too. Ok, fine. There are plenty of reasons, but our goals have always been modest, if not always quantifiable. Our love for writing and performing our music is second only to the gratification that comes from sharing it with our friends, families, and fans.

Too Far to Feel didn’t happen overnight, not by a long stretch. The project humbly began with a handful of new songs, and soon the vision took shape. Over a year later, we held in our hands what we could only imagine since Borrow Tomorrow first jammed in late 2006–our first real album.

For the first time, we’d like to invite the public to check out this exclusive, behind-the-scenes video that catalogs our recording process, from the early song-writing sessions, to the final take, and everything in between.

We like to refer to this as our story, and we invite you to find your place in it:

 

 

 

Get your copy of Too Far to Feel right here.

cj

Borrow Tomorrow & the Vogue. Need I say more?

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Borrow Tomorrow return to the Vogue Theatre May 11, 2012.

OK, well maybe a little. How about some details?

We had such a ball at the Vogue back in January that we’ve decided to rekindle the magic on Friday, May 11. Joining us this time around are Brent James & The Contraband and Whoa!Tiger. Brent James and his band hail all the way from Nashville, TN by way of Seymour, IN. Learn more about them here. Indianapolis’ own Whoa!Tiger, another Indy-In-Tune favorite, keeps our IIT streak alive, and you can check them out here.

Boto at the Vogue. 5.11.12

  • Friday, May 11 at The Vogue (6259 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN)
  • Doors: 7:30 pm
  • Show: 8:00 pm
  • Tickets: On sale now. $7 Advance, $10 Day of Show. You can buy them from any band member right now for $7. Shoot one of us an email (here’s mine: chris [at] borrowtomorrowband [dot] com), and we’ll get you squared away. At the door, it’ll cost you $10 bones to get inside. You can also purchase them online via Ticketmaster, but you’ll have to pay those pesky fees. If you’re into ornithological carnage, I recommend you kill two birds and buy them from us ahead of time.
  • Facebook Event – Hey BookFacers–tell us you’re coming.

Whoa!Tiger will kick things off with a Siegfried & Roy-esque trained tiger routine. Actually, I think they’ll just play good music. Either way, you don’t want to miss it. Brent James & The Contraband will follow, and hopefully they don’t rock your entire face off, or else they’ll be nothing left for us to do to close the night.

If you couldn’t be bothered to read the above, here’s Robert and me giving you the details in person:

 

Mark your calendars, round up the guys and gals, pick up your tickets early, and we’ll see you at the Vogue on the 11th!

cj

Our 2nd Indy-In-Tune Appearance

Indy-In-TuneWhen we were putting the finishing touches on the new record late last fall, I began thinking about the people with whom I wanted to share it first. Of course, family and my closest friends were a given. They’ve been the largest supporters since the very beginning. But after 5 years, we’ve been lucky enough to develop relationships with people in and around the local music scene. People who’ve had their finger on the pulse of Indy’s music long before Borrow Tomorrow tried to find its place in it, and whose opinions I respect very much.

Darrin of Indy-In-Tune falls squarely into this category, and as someone who has inexplicably shown us a tremendous amount of respect and offered a great deal of support, he was one of the first discs I mailed; a burned, Sharpie-scribbled copy no less.

Needless to say it was a no-brainer when Darrin invited us to appear again on his podcast program (or did we invite ourselves?). Darrin, Andrew, Robert, and I talk about the new songs, the inspiration behind them, the recording process, Shawn, Randall, and where we go from here, with plenty of smart-ass comments in between.

Here you’ll find the podcast, along with Darrin’s write-up on his official site.

Click here if you just want to get down to business and go straight to the podcast.

Indy-In-Tune has recorded over 100 episodes each featuring local bands and artists like us. If you dig it, check out some of the others.

cj

Giants? Pats? Nope. Help Boto Go to the Super Bowl

Rolling Stone Super Bowl

If you thought Tom Brady and Gisel heading to Indy meant the Super Bowl couldn’t get any sexier this year, boy were you wrong. The glow of electric sex that is Borrow Tomorrow has a chance to perform at the Rolling Stone-hosted Rock and Roll Fan Tailgate at the Super Bowl. Jane’s Addiction and the Roots headline the event, and up for grabs is an opening slot! Help us get there! Here’s how:

OK, let’s be real for just a second. This an awesome opportunity, but we’re one of a ton of great local bands vying for our time to shine. That’s where you come in–we need your votes, your friends’ votes, your Mom’s votes. We need your yoga instructor, your grocery cashier, cat, dog, and favorite pair of shoes to vote for us in order to pull this off. When the dust settles and all votes are tallied, the top 3 bands advance, and the winner of the 3 finalists is selected by Rolling Stone.

Quick and dirty rules: you can vote once per day from now until 8PM EST SUNDAY, JANUARY 29. It requires an email address to make it happen, but it’s easy, we promise, and only takes a couple minutes.

Vote Now!

You’re awesome, and we love you.

-cj

Making Headlines Like Corduroy Pillows

With the show at the Vogue right around the corner, the interwebs runneth over with Borrow Tomorrow goings-on. To help bring you up to speed, and keep you from missing each and every chance to savor the Boto flavor (um…gross?), check out these wave-making links:

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Borrow Tomorrow: Stealing another day by Wade Coggeshall as featured in Nuvo.

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#3 Featured Event in this week’s edition of DoItIndy‘s Top 5 Indy Urban Events.

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Borrow Tomorrow by Wayne Bertsch

Barfly: Borrow Tomorrow as depicted by Wayne Bertsch. Featured in Nuvo.

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Borrow Tomorrow at the Vogue Friday, January 13 event announcements:

Courtesy of Nuvo.net.

Courtesy of X103.com.

Courtesy of IndyMojo.com.

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Speaking of the Vogue, if you don’t yet have your tickets, you’d better hurry. Visit Ticketmaster to purchase yours.

See you Friday!

-cj