Wednesday, September 14, 2011

HFStival Saturday, Sept 17th

Hey kids,

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We're playing HFStival this Saturday, Sept. 17th, at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. Tickets are $35, which includes an entire day of music, plus there are all sorts of booths and whatnot to entertain you all day (and beer and hot dogs, of course). We'll be playing a bunch of songs from our upcoming album, so it's well worth your time to come out. Or so The Baltimore Sun would have you believe:
"Singer Stephen Kilroy's voice sounds a lot like Arcade Fire's Win Butler, which is a good thing, as there are worse frontmen to be compared to. The D.C. band works loud-to-soft dynamics with powerful results, and its intensity has been a calling card of its live shows."
Win Butler, eh? I suppose I'll consider that a . . . win. Don't worry, I hate myself for that pun more than you ever could.


Monday, July 25, 2011


So we've been playing around with GoogleVoice, and realized that we could own the number 443-MDR-CHAT, which would allow YOU, THE FAN, to call us up and leave a voicemail! It's easy: just call that number or use the handy widget in the sidebar to the right ==> by entering your name and phone number. GoogleVoice will call your number, and when you answer the phone, it'll connect you to us. It's a cinch!

You can tell us what you think of the band, tell us how crappy your day was, or confess your sins . . . and we may just forgive you.

Have your people call my people.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

El Borracho

"El Borracho" (copyright Martin Fernandez,

This photo of us playing in front of RFK Stadium would be hilarious if only the drunk guy were in front of us, but the expressions of the security guards elevate this photo to genius level. Thanks to Martin Fernandez for the photo!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

NEW SONG: "Hot Pursuit"

Last night we recorded a live version of a song that will be on our upcoming album. It's called "Hot Pursuit" (working title), and though the headline says it's a new song, Steve actually wrote it ten years ago. In 2001. When he was a freshman in college. Last decade. Anyway, it's not that we didn't like it or didn't want to work on it, we just didn't think it really fit with anything else. So take this as a heads-up that our next album is gonna be funkier than a mosquito's tweeter. Ya heard?


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Recording "What A Woman Wants"

Over the weekend, we had Raw Poetic jump on the mic for a new jam called "What A Woman Wants". In his words:

"Raw Poetic with Middle Distance Runner, it's just magic happens, it's like boom bop bing welcome to the studio with it."

Pump the waist, don't pump the brakes, enjoy:

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Recording "Firehouse"

In today's video, Erik and Steve hit the studio to work on a new song called "Firehouse". Highlights include:
  • Erik kickin' the funky bizniss
  • Steve singing one line from the song, cut to Axl-Rose-having-a-stroke outro vocal
  • Teamwork: Steve plays organ while Erik pushes random buttons (the MDR secret!)

Monday, January 31, 2011

Bass Lesson # 1

Tony was kind enough to take a break from recording to give us a little lesson on combining R&B bass and Metal bass.


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Stay funky, stay fresh, stay cool, do you.
Erik, Jay, Steve & Tony