So, as we continue to navigate the depths of social media, music, the interweb and God knows what else it takes to get people to listen to our music…we stumbled across this little gem on our SoundCloud account.
We did this whole band thing backwards. Start a band, write some songs and hope that people like you. Five years down the road, we’ve got some pretty hot and sexy music, but have just now scratched the surface as to what it’s really going to take to hit the masses, share our masterpieces and eventually conquer our goals of world domination.
We figured this was a step in the right direction.
We’ve played a few shows, had a few laughs over the past few years and we wanted to share them. We were saving this for a rainy day. While (at least where we’re at) it’s not raining so much. In fact, we’re looking at about 8 inches of snow on the ground on our way to 10 or 12.
Speaking of which…I have seen more pictures of grocery stores and empty bread aisles in the past 24 hours than I can ever remember. Please, explain this craze to me.
I digress again…
Here’s a video of our song “Shy Away.” We recorded this song in Nashville at the SAE studios with our good friend Kyle Ferguson along with the help of Brett Baird. We knocked this thing out in about two days and had an absolute blast doing it. The trip and recording sessions also served as inspiration for our song “Nashville” which was later to be recorded for Too Far to Feel.
Anyway…enough dilly dally. Here it is. Enjoy and as usual, please feel free to share, but only if you like it.
Well, for starters, hello. We’ve missed you. Hopefully the feeling is mutual. Embarrassingly it’s been a year since we last took to the interweb and wrote a blog. Seriously – what the hell were we doing?
Always a pleasure to visit our good friends at Indy In-Tune. We like that Darin fella…who by the way is like the equivalent of the Indy music Pope. Anyone he doesn’t know in this town? (We’ll get to working on the Pope graphics – standby for that).
Had the great pleasure of playing the wedding for a couple of long time fans and friends. Oh yeah, we discovered Vine that night too.
Radio Radio was on our list of stops – we like that place. We traded in our lamps for trophies.
What can we learn by digesting all of above info? You guessed it – you picked the dumbest band in the world like! We’re thrilled you did though. So what does that hold in store for us for 2014?
Well, if history tells us anything, it would say that we typically follow-up long periods of down time taking a look backwards, trying to figure out why our music doesn’t automatically make itself famous (seriously, isn’t there some kind of Google inspired famous-making machine for bands yet?). We’ve spent a lot of time talking about how hard being in a band is, how hard it is to make it happen and you know what? It is hard. But do you know what else? It’s a privilege…and we are so grateful for the things that we have done. And…
We’re excited for what’s yet to come. So what should you expect out of your favorite foursome in 2014? Expect us to be interested in today. Expect us to care about the present and not the things behind us. Expect us to be funnier. Expect us to be around more. Expect us to be listening to and interacting with you…after all, we have you to thank for all of this.
Have a great New Year. We look forward to seeing you.
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!
–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:
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.
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.
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!