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Watch Our New Music Video!

Firooz said it best:

For two days we ran around the River Market area in Kansas City and shot this video. We had to dodge the cops around the train tracks and we had to beat the groupies off with sticks…

This video kicks ass, and I think y’all will agree. There is nothing more badass than a 30-year-old, old-school gangster chasing a punk while riding a 10-inch bike with training wheels. BAAAAADAAAASSSSSSS.

This is the official music video for “Run. Run! RUN! RUN!!! RUNNNNN!”, Performed by Cryns #3. It stars Firooz Basri, Toby Cryns (me), and Storm Robert. Mandy Basri assisted throughout.

Buy the new record today!


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Video Premiere was AWESOME!!!

Thanks to everyone who came out, emailed, called, texted, and otherwise supported our music video-release effort over the weekend! The party on Saturday night was a HUGE success. Highlights included a robot dance-off, an hour-and-a-half of Cryns #3 sing-a-longs, potato chips as far as the eye could see, and a little bit of debauchery (you know who you are…).

As of today, we are still working on getting YouTube to play nice with our music video. We have it up online at a secret location and hope to have it available for the public good by this evening.

If you have photos from the evening, please send me a link to them!

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One of Those Days…

Sometimes I wonder why I am doing this.  I wonder why I spend, perhaps, thousands of hours a year writing, practicing, recording, and performing music that there is a distinct chance will not make a noticeable impression on anybody.  And then I talk to Bavery, and it all becomes clear.  I do it, because I love to do it.  In fact, I love it so much that I spend my free time and much of my disposable income doing it.  Recording gives me a bigger sense of satisfaction than anything else on the planet.

But I still have those days.  And on those days, it is nice to get an mp3 from Bavery in my email in-box.  And on those days, it is nice to get one of my mixes back from Noah.  Noah is awesome.

This week, I was feeling down, and then I got an mp3 from Baves and also two mixes from Noah – yahoooooOOoo!!!  I won’t post the Bavery mp3 (even though it is completely awesome) on account of it being none of my business posting someone else’s mp3 without his permission.  BUT I will post the new mixes from Noah!  Check out Run. Run! Run!!! RUNNN!!!! RUNNNNN!!!!! and Let’s get funky!

Let me know if you have any ideas for improvement!

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Going Nuts with My Marshall Stack

Toby in front of the Marshall JCM 900 Stack

In an effort to beef up the new album (and have some fun), I decided to dust off my old Marshall JCM 900 half-stack and rip out some guitar licks for the new album.  Here are my initial results:

“Run. Run! Run!!! RUN!!! RUNNNN!!!!” – Scratch Mix April 8, 2009

“Let’s Get Funky!” – Scratch Mix April 8, 2009

“Duluth” – Scratch Mix April 8, 2009

Oh! And if you listened, you noticed I went off the handle on the vocal parts to “Let’s Get Funky!”

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Can You Say Lead Guitar?

Toby with Guitar

Yesterday Noah called to tell me that he thinks the album needs something extra to fill it out. I agree. It is currently lacking that “something” that makes an album sound great. We talked it over and decided that more guitars might be just what the album needs to give it a kick in the ass. So, yesterday and today I recorded a whole shitload of electric guitars for Duluth and Run. Run! Run!! RUN!!! RUNNNN!!!

Duluth has been a particularly troublesome song in that it is one of my favorites, but it isn’t totally written yet. We have been reworking the breakdown towards the end quite a bit recently. Well, I am happy to say that these electric guitars might have put us over the top. I played a shredding solo over the end, coming out of the breakdown, and it is sounding pretty rad! As soon as I nail the final solo, I will post a rough mp3.

Noah recorded some stuff on “Run…” yesterday as well, but I haven’t heard that yet. I’ll share more as I have it!

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