March 12, 2012
See that? That’s the first glimpse of the new music video coming from Christopher the Conquered & His Black Gold Brass Band. The angels are in the outfield and in the architecture, friends.
Starting today, we are going to be releasing a different still from the upcoming music video from Christopher the Conquered & His Black Gold Brass Band, via Facebook & Twitter, one every couple days. So follow us on one or both of those through the end of the month, which is when the video for “Free To Try (But Not Almost To Do)” will be debuted! The video was directed by Patrick and Ashley Tape Fleming and shot and edited by Josh Becker. We are so excited for you to hear this record.
A few tidbits about the record release:
- If you pre-order the record from this website before April 17th, you will get a bunch of pre-order exclusives, the most exciting being two tickets to a private, all requests show (the only way to get tickets is to pre-order the album). Go here to read all the details and order your copy as either collectible vinyl, cd, or download.
- That free show? It’s on Sunday, May 20th at The Space For Ames. Christopher is honored to have as very special guests, the band Schwervon!, who have toured the world and played shows with The Vaselines, Belle and Sebastian, Kimya Dawson, The Thermals, Jeffrey Lewis, The Essex Green, Comet Gain, and Herman Dune! You and a friend can see them for free! All you have to do is order the record!
- If you’d like to celebrate the release of this album with Christopher and his band, there are plenty of opportunities to do so, if you live in or near Iowa (or want to get yourself a ticket for an airplane), some free and some worth the bucks. Check out all the shows here!
- If you pre-order a ticket to the album release party at The Maintenance Shop in Ames on April 13, you get a free download of a track from the album! Check it out here.
- Sign up for the Maximum Ames Newsletter to get to stream the entire record for 48 hours before the record release!
1. Christopher The Conquered – “Joy To The World! Every Man Is Free!”
2. Frank Lloyd Tribe – “All It Took”
3. The Man Himself – “Curls”
4. Sean Huston – “Ways To Fall Away”
5. If Ever Was A Fire – “Weight Of Your Smarts”
6. Pocket Aristotle – “I Hate The Pharmacy”
7. The Seed Of Something – “Stomper”
8. Longshadowmen – “Necessities”
9. The Poison Control Center – “Looking Back”
10. S.E.R.F. – “Mama Knows”
11. The New Bodies – “Promises”
12. Mumfords – “SOLD!”
13. Derek Lambert & The Prairie Fires – “The Woods”
14. La Strange – “Spotted Creeper”
15. Nuclear Rodeo – “Why Does Everybody Think They’re Better Than Me?”
16. Dustin Smith – “Orphans”
17. The Redemption – “These Things Are Me”
18. Love Songs For Lonely Monsters – “Reputation”
19. DDEP – “Cougars”
20. Volcano Boys – “Little Girl”
21. likefire – “I Will Never”
22. SuperChief – “When The Bear Is Hungry He Will Eat”
23. Lesser Known Saint – “Diaspora”
24. The Chatty Cathys – “What I Was Promised”
25. $NACK$ – “Suburban Punk”
26. Why Make Clocks – “My Secret Service”
27. Utopia Park – “Ghosts”
28. Canby – “Proven Hearts”
29. Cleo’s Apartment – “handy wacks”30. Canyons – “Wisconsin”