Borrow Tomorrow had the pleasure of appearing on this week’s episode of Indy X-Files, a weekly radio show on Indianapolis’ X103 that showcases some of our area’s local talent, and we couldn’t have been more pleased to be asked and to oblige. In case you missed the original broadcast (or even if you didn’t), we’ve gone the extra mile and put this little video together to help you put faces to those sexy voices.
–Robert loves impromptu wardrobe accessories.
–Yes, that’s Jennifer Aniston watching from on high. No, we don’t know why she’s there.
–“Andy” is hilarious.
–As we all learned during the interview, Shawn has a hidden talent. Who knew!
–A special thank you to Kimmy at the station for making it all happen. She rocks.
It’s been a trying couple of weeks. With music as our common bond, the source of joy that propels us to our highest of highs, so too does it provide solace in moments of despair. It is with heavy hearts that we’ve prepared for our next show this weekend, but rehearsals have not been short on fond memories and plenty of laughter. They say the show must go on, and I’m sure Randall would have wanted it no other way.
This Saturday, October 15, Borrow Tomorrow will be appearing at Local’s Only as part of the Broad Ripple Music Festival. Venues all over town are playing host to tons of local bands, and we’re thrilled to be sharing the stage with our friends in Mardelay for this cool festival. Also appearing later that night are Jascha and The Bonesetters. Tickets are $10. Doors open at Local’s Only at 9pm, and Boto will kick things off at 10pm. Full schedule and details here. And for the BookFacers, here is the event link.
Join us this weekend for an awesome night of music. If music isn’t your thing, they’ve got booze. If music and booze are not your things, then I’m not sure we can be friends. C’mon, let’s be friends.
There are many lessons in life. Some are harder to learn than others, but there is one in particular that, despite its relentless persistence and stunning pain, I never seem to grasp: life isn’t fair.
Our family, the tight-knit group of men and women whom have invested so much time, energy, and love into the hopes and dreams of our band, has lost a founding member. Randall has passed away. Whether you knew him as Randall, Randy, the Amazing Rando, or by countless other affectionate nicknames in whatever walk of life you happened to share with him, you were lucky. He was caring and compassionate, loving and warm, generous and thoughtful. He was, with uncompromising loyalty, a dedicated husband to his wife Amanda. In the nearly 5 years since he joined Andrew, Robert, and me to form Borrow Tomorrow, I have enough fond memories to last a lifetime, but that’s not to say I hadn’t room for many more. He was the glue, the sounding board, the handyman, the seasoned vet. He was a man you wanted on your team. For nearly 5 years, he was on ours, and call us selfish, it was far too brief.
Rando, you’ll forever grace the stage as a permanent fixture in our memories and in our hearts.
“We all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun…”
While Labor Day Weekend may represent the (un)official end to another lovely midwestern summer to many, for Borrow Tomorrow, it’s become synonymous with good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll and world-class barbecue. I’m referring, of course, to the annual Indianapolis Rib America Festival to be held downtown at Military Park September 2-5.
This marks our band’s third appearance at this very cool event. Lots of great bands will hit the big stage throughout the weekend, like REO Speedwagon, the Doobies, Everclear, and Johnny Lang. You can catch Borrow Tomorrow at noon on Monday, September 5. So bring your dancing shoes and your appetites and come help us close the book on the summer of 2011.
We interrupt your regularly scheduled summer goings-on for a little Boto update. It’s hard to believe we’ve reached August already, but with the turn of the calendar page comes another opportunity to rock out with us in one of our favorite Indy venues, the Vogue in Broad Ripple. Join us this Friday, August 5 for a night of rock that also includes Ladymoon, Cory Williams Band, Slothpop, and Chad Mills.
Doors open at 8, and tickets are $7. Borrow Tomorrow is scheduled to take the stage at 11:45 and close the evening, but don’t let that stop you from hitting the village early and getting things started right. We love playing at the Vogue and hope all of you can join us for another awesome night of great music, better company, and drunken B-Rip debauchery!
There’s been a lot of clamoring for some concert footage of the band performing on stage at Conseco Fieldhouse. If not for the video to serve as proof of actuality, that evening feels like nothing more than a dream. We’ve had a chance to go through some of the footage and have this to share with you.
Here are Robert, Andrew, Shawn, and Chris performing “Sometime Back in the ’70’s,” one of 13 new songs to be released later this summer on the band’s first full-length album entitled, “Too Far to Feel.”
We cannot thank everyone enough for the outpouring of love and support we’ve gotten over the past couple weeks. Thank you to our longtime supporters, and allow me to officially welcome the many newcomers who heard us for the first time last Saturday. If you liked what you heard (and I’m going to take the liberty of assuming you did since you’ve made it this far), do us the huge favor of telling a friend or 10 about us. Remember, both of our EP’s are available for download absolutely free from our website. Pick them up if you haven’t already.
We’re very excited to share with you some really big news from the Boto camp. We have been given the fantastic opportunity to open for the one and only Bob Seger as he and his Silver Bullet Band make a tour stop in Indianapolis next Saturday night, May7 at Conseco Fieldhouse.
It’s a thrill and an honor to share the stage with a rock and roll legend, and we’re proud to represent our great city and state in support of what we hope is a legendary night that’s just as memorable for all of you as it certainly will be for us.
We’re incredibly proud to say that tracking sessions for the new album are officially done. In layman’s terms, this means that the long hours we’ve spent strumming guitars, banging drums, and singing into microphones have come to an end. From here, the recorded tracks are mixed and mastered, though that process falls squarely in the lap of our talented producer despite our best efforts to commandeer the task every step of the way. “What’s that, Chris? You’d like more of your guitar part here? Sorry, Andrew already decided the drums should be louder there.” You can imagine how well that works.
It’s been an inspiring experience that in many ways I’m sorry to see come to an end. Alas, editing, mixing, and mastering aside, plenty of work remains. A seemingly overwhelming mountain of decisions regarding the completion and release of the album still lingers, and since we’ve come this far, the attitude is to leave no stone unturned. This means a lot to us, and we hope to have you share in our moments of reflection and celebration. As soon as more info becomes available, we will let you know! Meanwhile, thanks for coming this far, and please enjoy a few photos from the process:
Currently I’m seated next to producer extraordinaire Kyle Ferguson in the friendly confines of Dressing Room 4. Tonight, we’re working on electric guitar parts. Robert is streaming a healthy dose of electric sex from his fingertips to the speakers before us, and tonight he’s brought the goods. Five songs remain to be tracked, and it’s finally starting to feel like it’s really going to happen. I realize this may sound strange, but Andrew and I shared a moment earlier in which we both caught ourselves reflecting on how long we’ve been at this project. Of course, that’s not restricted only to the last 3 months in which we’ve been diligently writing, arranging, and tracking this group of tunes. A full-length album has been a goal of this band’s for far longer, and to witness the pieces finally come together is nothing short of “incredible,” or “utterly superb” to quote Andrew.
We originally hoped to include 12 songs on the record, and with the addition of these final 5 to our first batch of 8, things are shaping up such that we’ll do one better–a lucky 13, if you will. Now, if only we could finally come up with a name for this thing, we’d be all set.
There’s been no shortage of late nights thus far, and I suspect several remain. In fact, we’re rolling past the 2:00 hour this morning as I type, but it’s a small price to pay. With each session a new piece is added to the puzzle, and the songs begin to come to life, and our spirits reignite. Rinse and repeat.
It won’t be long now! Keep on the look out for more updates and hell, maybe even a release date.