Last Year Meets Next Year…

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?

Let’s recap this past year.

  • We played the Vogue Nightclub in January – huge crowd.  Robert brought lamps.
  • We played a few shows here and there, kicked some holes in walls, you know.  The usual band stuff.
  • 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.
  • We lost and found Robert.
  • Introduced BoTo to the world of Bloomington, IN by playing one lovely night at the Bluebird.  Nice town ya got there Hoosiers.
  • Bloomington was good to us – we played a couple numbers for The Weekly Special
  • Chris got engaged.  Meow.
  • Shawn gets the award for wearing our favorite gig shirt of the year.
  • We played the First Friday Food Truck Festival at the Old National Centre, had a blast and more or less tried to figure out what the hell we wanted to do with this band. Oh yeah…we made more Vines too.

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.

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

Indy X-Files

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.

Some notes:

–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.

 

Enjoy!

F-BONY

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F-BONY: First Blog of New Year.

Well…72 hours ago, we were wondering what the hell we were going to do. Our New Year’s Eve gig got cancelled and for lack of a better word, we felt as if we were F-U-C-T. However, this band is like a fly that won’t go away. We knew we had to get the show on the road and send some of that Robert Newport, I might want to show you my hairy bare chest, vibe out for the big night!

Let’s bring you up to speed…for those of you following along at home. New Year’s Even gig got cancelled. We tracked down some amazingly fine people that were so kind and added us to the lineup for the Nuvo, Z99.5 & Stella Artois Masquerade Ball. We want to thank, sincerely and from the bottom of our hearts, Danielle Beck, Ricky Lee Potts and My Yellow Rickshaw for respectively adding us to the lineup, getting us in touch with the right folks and bending over backwards to let us spread a little NYE cheer BoTo style. Seriously – it was so incredibly refreshing to wind down the year playing a show and doing it with so many people that couldn’t have been any nicer to us. Thank you all…we hope our paths cross again sooner rather than later.

Ok, so the gig…you want to know what that was like? Ok…We played about 90 minutes of some hot and nasty rock and roll. Some originals that went over great like “One Foot Out the Door” which is on the new disc. We also had a blast playing some of our old favorites a gyrating mob of party-goers: “Billie Jean”, “Jenny/867-5309”, “Firework”, “Summer of 69” just to name a few. Indy, you couldn’t have been any kinder to us. Special thanks also go out to Paul Poteet from Z99.5 for some fabulous props. If you haven’t had a chance to see My Yellow Rickshaw, we recommend them. They’re seriously a blast.

All right – a couple of reminders. Only 12 days left until the Vogue Show! Remember this little gem? Watch it, love it, and get your tickets quick! Shoot us an email and we can get them to you to save you on service charges or if you’re into the whole convenience thing (and who isn’t now-a-days with the interweb and all) you can get them at Ticketmaster.

P.S. Get on board – this train is rolling bee-yatch!