The “Undefeated” album will be available on Bandcamp, iTunes and streaming sites on Friday, July 27. The album includes rerecorded versions of ten songs written during the first year of the “Undefeated” project. The album will be free. We’ll be posting a link to order CDs soon, with all proceeds going to a few non-profits.
You can hear one of the songs, “Serve Not Leader”, below.
We used this album as a way to push ourselves past our comfort zones. We recorded some things in new ways. We tried singing better or different sometimes. We put a trombone throughout an entire song. We recorded, mixed and mastered it ourselves. We put Ryan’s ass on the cover. The goal wasn’t necessarily perfection in the “make a professional record” type of way. It was to better ourselves and find a way to sustain making records for a really long time. We’re going to keep trying. We hope the songs on this record will give you some motivation to keep trying too. The world needs kind, compassionate people as much as ever.
Happy Independence Day. If you have a couple minutes, please jam “Serve Not Leader” at high volume.
Matt, Andy, Ryan and Colin
Three years ago my friend Max came to Chicago to hang out and we recorded a couple songs. The one song we recorded ended up being rerecorded for the solo mini album he put out last year. The other one is here as part of our Undefeated series.
Marcus Nuccio came over and recorded the drums in one take. In typical Max fashion, he came up with a bunch of really great parts really fast. I don’t even think I was hungover the next day.
Please enjoy and share it if you’d like to. And please help those who need it. Even if that just means shoveling your neighbors sidewalk or high-fiving a stranger. Any little bit of kindness helps.
Download “7 or 8 Maybe”
Our old friend Kevin Ware came over a few nights ago and recorded his song “I Need Reprieve” for the Undefeated series. You can download it at undefeated.thegunshy.com.
As always, this song and all of the Undefeated songs are free to download, stream and share. All we ask is that you donate your time or money to those in need.
Also, we’re working on rerecording the Undefeated songs from year one. We’ve tightened them up a bit and will be releasing the new versions as an album when it’s complete. It will still be free and any streaming revenue will be donated.