Happy December 1st!!
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So I was walking in Chicago yesterday, right next to the John Hancock tower, and all of the sudden, this dude bumps into me as he runs past me. I look at him and realize that he looks EXACTLY like Four. Of course, the little fangirl inside me explodes and takes over my body, so I yell, “The Mogadorians are after you Four! Run faster!”
I didn’t expect him to acknowledge it.
He turned around, looked at me, mouthed, “Oh shit,” and ran towards Hancock tower even faster.
I about fainted.
With the 8123 tour right around the corner we dug up an old video for you! Our full set from The Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, FL on August 14th 2010. The show was a part of our first ever headlining tour “An Evening With The Maine…”
Inside of You
Fuel To The Fire
Girls do what they want
I Must Be Dreaming
If I Only Had The Heart
This Is The End
Into Your Arms
Whoever She Is
The Way We Talk/Should I Stay or Should I Go cover
Count em 1 2 3
Don’t Stop Now
Everything I Ask For
We’ll All Be
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Ben Liebsch has been through the ringer. His latest creation, A Great Big Hole EP, is a heartfelt testament to rebirth. Although the EP’s production is does not meet that of You, Me & Everyone We Know’s previous bigger-budget releases, these songs’ rough edges serve as the perfect accouterment to Liebsch’s elegantly cathartic spewing.
“Coming Up Short” is the high point of this slim three-song release. Typical of YM&EWK, simplified theatrical instrumentation keeps the tone lighthearted, whatever the lyrics may condescend. In this case, however, the message is brilliantly positive: “The road ahead brings a warm smile/As I look back at the last mile.” The goal is clear and the execution is poetic—a painfully rare combination these days. Distorted arena guitars slide into each note with smirking confidence as Leibsch’s spot-on vocal abilities are emphasized even further by the EP’s lack of production quality. Quirky extras like a buzzing alarm fading in and out of the bridge provide some additional dramatic kick.
The title track expands further on the theme of self-reinvention, this time emphasizing the not-so-sparkly events that induce a desire for revival. Liebsch’s vocals soar in the chorus, tracing a beautifully dramatic pop-perfect melody with the insightful words, “To get this low I had to dig a great big hole/Now the only way out cost me everything I know.” A purposeful chord progression provides all-encompassing optimism in the chorus, and vibrant strings push the song’s buoyancy even further in the post-chorus.
People have been asking about these so hear they are and if you haven’t picked up the EP yet, I urge you to do so at youmeandeveryoneweknow.bandcamp.com
A GREAT BIG HOLE
i awoke stinking like a dead man does with time
not just from the waste i’ve strewn
around the room
my will resigned…