Jun 25, 2013
Our very own John Booker turns 32-years-cool this Independence Day, and we’ll be celebrating at Deep South The Bar in Raleigh.
Downtown Raleigh will have a ton going on in City Plaza and Red Hat Amphitheater all day up until 10:30pm- when I Was Totally Destroying It will take the stage to play a show as your official “afterparty” band. Oh, and it’s totally FREE.
Join us early though- we’ll be hanging out on the Deep South patio, drinking and watching the fireworks displays (2 sets this year – 9:15pm above City Plaza and 10:15pm at Red Hat). The patio is arguably the best spot to view the display from, and add in the shimmer wall and the live music spilling over from the amphitheater….awesome.
So come hang! We’ll be there starting at 7pm, and at 10:30pm we’ll play a free set featuring some deep cuts and cover songs you won’t want to miss! This is our only public performance for the foreseeable future, so we'd love to see you.
We’ll have it all- food, drinks, fireworks, rock and roll, and birthday fun for the nation and Mr. Booktown. Let’s party.
Apr 17, 2013
We're very excited to play Cat's Cradle -and technically our home of Orange County- for the first time in almost exactly 2 years! That's nuts. No home-county shows in 2 whole years. Wake and Durham(and the rest of the US a couple of times!), you've been so good to us in the meantime- thanks!
We couldn't have asked for a better way to celebrate- please join us Friday April 26 at the legendary Cat's Cradle with our incredibly talented friends Lila and Unifier. Tickets are only $5 in advance ($7 at the door), the show is all ages, and Unifier kick things off at 9:30 on the dot (IWTDI will take the stage at 10:15)!
Head over to the Facebook Event and let us know you're coming!
PARTY PARTY PARTY
Feb 6, 2013
This Friday, February 8th, we'll be joining a bunch of great Triangle bands on Blount Street in downtown Raleigh to help out a great friend of the local music community, Mr. Robbie Bruce. Robbie's young son, Ian, has had some medical issues and we want to help them cover some of those hospital bills and be able to stay on their feet through these difficult times.
$10 gets you in to shows at both Tir Na Nog and The Pour House. IWTDI headlines at Tir Na Nog at 12:30am. Yes, 12:30am. It's late - we never play that late - but this is for the amazing Bruce family, so we're doing it and you should too. Come stay up late with us! This will be our last show until this summer, come support a great cause, and a great family.
Click here for more info!
Dec 23, 2012
Happy holidays from me - John! Here are my top 20 favorite albums of 2012.
You can also check out my Spotify playlist featuring some of the highlights from the list below and more!
01. G.O.O.D. Music - Cruel Summer
02. The Sea And Cake - Runner
03. Stars - The North
04. Emperors - Stay Frosty
05. Nada Surf - The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy
06. Garbage - Not Your Kind Of People
07. Weird Dreams - Choreography
08. Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania
09. Cloud Nothings - Attack On Memory
10. Les Discrets - Ariettes Oubliees...
11. Baroness - Yellow & Green
12. Now, Now - Threads
13. Motion City Soundtrack - Go
14. Cat Power - Sun
15. Forgetters - Forgetters
16. White Lung - Sorry
17. Van Halen - A Different Kind Of Truth
18. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
19. The Human Eyes - Guiding Eyes For The Blind
20. Zammuto - Zammuto
Dec 8, 2012
HAPPY HOLIDAYS, FRIENDS OF IWTDI!
This has been a very eventful year for us- we spent the last few months on tour, playing some amazing shows- some of our biggest ever- with the likes of Passion Pit and Motion City Soundtrack! It's been great fun, but it's about time to wrap up 2012...
Speaking of WRAP UP….We have some very cool gift ideas for the special people in your life, and everything in our online store is 20% off until 12/31/12. Our newest album, Vexations, makes a great stocking stuffer- as do our t-shirts and tote bags (plus free stuff with every shipment)! Order now and we should have no problem getting your shipment to you by December 24th. Don't procrastinate- visit the store now, and be sure to enter the checkout code THANKYOU20 to get your discount!
We're slowing down on the shows for a while- expect some big events in NC later in 2013, though- and we'll probably have some other surprises to tell you about between now and then, too. The only thing on our calendar at the moment is a special "VERY ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS" show at DEEP SOUTH THE BAR in Raleigh- SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22. We'll be playing a stripped-down set of originals, plus some surprising covers- and of course, an xmas song or two. It's a free show, there will be special guests(including our buddies in Future Ghosts), and of course decorations and festive treats- hope to see you there!!
We released the album we've always wanted to make back in August. If you haven't listened to Vexations yet, please check it out- you can find it on Spotify and just about anywhere else you can think of. If you like it, please consider picking it up on iTunes, Amazon, etc- or better yet- use that discount above and get it direct from us in our online store. Either way, we just want you to give it a spin. Your support keeps us going!
Have you seen the 2 music videos from the album?? We're quite proud of those too…
Thanks again, be in touch, and have a great holiday season!
-I Was Totally Destroying It
Nov 29, 2012
We play Battleship Park in Wilmington, NC tomorrow night (Friday Nov 30) as main support for the lovely Passion Pit!
IWTDI will take the stage at 8pm sharp. There were additional tickets released this week, but the show has once again sold out, so hope you got a ticket and hope to see you there!
Also, tune in at 2pm tomorrow to hear us live in-studio on Modern Rock 98.7
Get all the info you'll need to get to the show, etc here.
Kind words about us & Passion Pit from Star News here.
Nov 12, 2012
Watch the brand new music video for "Vexations"!
Nov 8, 2012
Oct 31, 2012
We hit the road this weekend with Motion City Soundtrack, Jukebox The Ghost, and Now Now! Be sure to come out early to catch our sets- we're on first! We also have a stop in Maryland during the MCS run, and of course our big show with Passion Pit in Wilmington at the end of the month. Tickets are going fast for all these shows, so jump on 'em! Hope to see you soon, and we hope all our friends up north are safe and your homes and possessions were spared by The Superstorm. See you soon.
Oh, and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Oct 9, 2012
We'll be playing our final Triangle-area show of the year on Wednesday October 24th at Deep South The Bar in Raleigh!
CHOOSE FROM THIS MASTER LIST (YES, WE HAVE A LOT OF SONGS):
To Nomenclature - Spend Some Time Alone - Sugar-Coated Lullaby - Hey Alright! - My Favorite Haunt - The Longest Night - San Francisco - Canonized - Truth Is Tricky - Today Don't - The Background - Summer State - Murder Mystery - Conrad - Wake Up - The Witch Riding Your Back - Fences - Negative Agents - Me + All My Friends - Done Waiting - Teeth - The Masquerade - Get In Line - Like Cavalry - I'm Broke And So Is Everything I Own - Radar Song - Benediction - Beneath You All The Way - Former Boy Wonder - Caterwaul - Cup Of Tea - A Reason To - Evergreen - Come Out, Come Out - Green Means Go - Turn My Grave - Forfeit The Win - The Ocean - In A Big Country - The Big Rock - Mona Lisa Overdrive - Halloween - Wrecking Ball - Control - All Get Lucky - Regulators - When Chaos Comes - Out Tonight - With You Now - Twenty-Thousand - Fight/Flight - The Key & The Rose - Actors - Vexations - Hello, Salty Ghost - Follow You - The Prisoner - Move So Slowly - My Internal Din - Save Your Life - Dust Up / New Perpetuum Mobile - Blood On Film - Give Them What They Want - Outside Blinds - Seasonal Low
Oct 8, 2012
Aug 26, 2012
Aug 24, 2012
We are very proud to share our new music video for "My Internal Din", which premiered today on Huffington Post! Follow the link and scroll to the bottom to find the clip! Please share it with your friends and spread the word!
This has been a very busy release week so far and we'll be capping it all off tomorrow (Saturday 8/25) with the big release party at Motorco here in Durham, NC. We really appreciate all the love that's been shown to the new album so far- the outpouring of support has been overwhelming...
Please pick up a copy of Vexations from our record label, iTunes, Amazon, your local indie record store (tell them to order it if they don't have it!)- it'll mean the world to us! You still have a couple of days to test drive the whole thing over at Spinner, too!
Aug 20, 2012
Aug 15, 2012
In our five years as a band, we've never assembled an email list. Kinda strange, right?
We're about to fix that!
We've mostly held off because we don't want to bug anybody or fill up your inboxes, and we're gonna stick to that mentality. We'd love it if you'd all take a moment to sign up for the new IWTDI mailing list, but rest assured we won't send out more than 4 emails a year, maximum. We'll cram them with updates, tour info, special offers, etc on a quarterly basis- and that's it.
Pretty cool, right? To make it even cooler, if you sign up between now and next Tuesday (8/21 the day our new album Vexations is released!), you'll receive a free download of an exclusive brand new song we just tracked a couple of weeks ago. No one else will have this- only the people who join the mailing list!
Think you've signed up with us at a show before or something? you probably have, but help us out and sign up here to make sure you're officially on there!
Aug 11, 2012
We're only 10 days away from the release of Vexations - have you pre-ordered your copy yet??
Curious as to the meaning behind the song? Here are a few words from John...
"Hello, Salty Ghost" is definitely one of the most personal songs on the record. I'm not sure exactly why I came up with the term "Salty Ghost", but the song is about my time living in San Francisco- I guess the mixing of the salty sea air and constant fog triggered that term to pop into my head one day and I liked it. I thought it was silly at first, but in the studio one of our producers, Ed Ackerson, asked me about it and told me it made perfect sense to him as a descriptor of SF, so we actually changed a couple of lines in the chorus to make it even more directly about the city. I have a love/hate relationship with San Francisco- it's an incredible place but I was very depressed during most of my time there, so the song dives into those feelings of being trapped somewhere that doesn't work for you and digging the hole deeper and deeper.
We were very lucky to have Justin Pierre add his amazing voice and talent to this song, as well. The song has this weird instrumental bridge that makes an abrupt key/feel change, but Rachel and I were unable to find a melody that clicked for us. Josh Cain sent the unfinished track to Justin, told him what the song was about, and asked him to come up with something. He sent us back a demo and a couple days later, was in the studio tracking his part. This is actually the second time Justin has provided us with lyrics and a melody for a bridge to an IWTDI song- the first being "Come Out, Come Out" off our second album, Horror Vacui.
Aug 2, 2012
We are thrilled to announce our first batch of tour dates in support of our upcoming album, Vexations!
More dates are coming soon, so stay tuned, mark your calendars and spread the word- we want to see you lovely people!!
08/25 - MOTORCO MUSIC HALL, DURHAM, NC (ALBUM RELEASE PARTY)
08/31 - SNUG HARBOR, CHARLOTTE, NC
09/06 - THE RADIO ROOM, GREENVILLE, SC
09/07 - DRUNKEN UNICORN, ATLANTA, GA
09/08 - IRISH BRED PUB, OPELIKA, AL
09/09 - ALABAMA MUSIC BOX, MOBILE, AL
09/10 - THE CIRCLE BAR, NEW ORLEANS, LA
09/11 - CHEER UP CHARLIE'S, AUSTIN, TX
09/13 - THE HUT, TUCSON, AZ
09/14 - THE HOOD, PALM DESERT, CA
09/15 - TBA, LOS ANGELES, CA
09/16 - GOOD HURT, LOS ANGELES, CA
09/17 - THE CASBAH, SAN DIEGO, CA
09/18 - THE DOLL HUT, ANAHEIM, CA
09/19 - THE SLIDEBAR, FULLERTON, CA
09/21 - THE UPTOWN, OAKLAND, CA
09/22 - BUNK BAR, PORTLAND, OR
09/23 - SUNSET TAVERN, SEATTLE, WA
09/24 - THE SHREDDER, BOISE, ID
09/25 - LION'S LAIR, DENVER, CO
09/26 - EIGHTH STREET TAVERN, LAWRENCE, KS
09/27 - O'LEAVERS, OMAHA, NE
09/28 - CAUSE, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
09/29 - CRUNCHY FROG, GREEN BAY, WI
09/30 - TONIC ROOM, CHICAGO, IL
10/01 - BERKLEY FRONT, BERKLEY, MI
10/02 - THE TREE BAR, COLUMBUS, OH
10/03 - HOWLER'S COYOTE CAFE, PITTSBURGH, PA
10/04 - PIANOS, NEW YORK, NY
10/05 - THE DOUBLE DEUCE HOUSE, PHILADELPHIA, PA
10/06 - SWEET TEA PUMPKIN PIE FEST, WASHINGTON, DC
11/03 - TREMONT MUSIC HALL, CHARLOTTE, NC*
11/04 - THEATER OF THE LIVING ARTS, PHILADELPHIA, PA*
11/06 - IRVING PLAZA, NEW YORK, NY*
11/07 - TBA
11/08 - CHURCH STREET PUB, FREDERICK, MD
11/09 - PARADISE ROCK CLUB, BOSTON, MA*
11/10 - STARLAND BALLROOM, SAYREVILLE, NJ*
11/11 - MR. SMALLS THEATRE, PITTSBURGH, PA*
*w/Motion City Soundtrack, Jukebox The Ghost, Now Now
Jul 11, 2012
The song is called "Move So Slowly" and ranks among our absolute favorites in our massive catalog.
Go here to check it out!
Lots more stuff on the way in the coming weeks- more music, announcing full US tour dates, music video premeires, and of course our big album release show in NC! So stay tuned!
Jun 27, 2012
We'll be playing Oak City 7 tomorrow- Thursday, June 28th!
OC7 is a free outdoor music summer series held in City Plaza right in the middle of downtown Raleigh, NC - featuring local bands, vendors, food trucks, and craft local beers for only $4 a pint.
We'll headline the show, hitting the stage at 8:15pm (following Dark Water Rising and The Dune Dogs).
The forecast is looking very agreeable, and we've got a full set of songs old, new and somewhere in-between- so join us! And tune in to WTVD ABC 11 Thursday at 4pm to catch Rachel on the news!
You can learn much more at oakcity7.com