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two updates & new ep up. [14 Aug 2005|01:35am]

I’ve been out of the loop for a while. I can’t get my head around the whole blogging thing. I really just don’t think that anyone cares about the minute details of my life or the band. This is my full time gig now though, I’m going to try and stay on it.
It’s been an odd couple of months. The New Ams got put on hold for a month while The GUK said their farewells. I had some of the best times that I’ve ever had this month. I’ll look back on that tour in the most positive of lights. We said goodbye the best way we knew how, with a party.
Now it’s time for The New Amsterdams to be a band. The press can start saying “formerly off…” as opposed to “side project”. I’m back to work with renewed enthusiasm and this is what’s on the table.
There are five new songs that we are calling an online EP available here for free. It’s called “Killed Or Cured” and it’s complete with downloadable artwork. These are songs that were going to be on a record of the same title that has since been shelved until an undetermined date. You can read the whole story while you download the EP.
We are holed up in the garage writing new songs for a yet untitled album that hopefully will be done this year with a spring 2006 release. We’ve got nine new songs as of this writing. I really feel that this is these are the best batch of songs that we’ve ever written. When I say “we’ sometimes I mean “I” but a lot of these tunes were written with the band. I’ve finally found all the pieces of the band puzzle. Maybe a touring keyboard player down the road…but that’s a ways off.
The Terrible Twos is going to be the moniker of the music for children that I am writing. It’s the same guys in the New Ams band. For the sake of parents who may not want to deal with some of the adult themes and language of the New Ams recordings we decided to operate under a pseudonym. The Twos record is coming along slowly but surely. Hopefully it will be more focused now.
We have some new shows booked. Two of them are under the New Ams name though they are children friendly. These will be the last two shows that New Ams do for children. In the future it will say The Terrible Twos on the flier. We are also playing at the Austin City Limits festival in Austin, TX in September. Check out the lineup of that thing. It’s ridiculous.
We are planning on doing some local and regional dates in the fall to try out the new tunes and to keep our chops up.
Finally, I hereby promise to update this site at least once a week. Weather permitting.

[posted 7/10/2005 U.S.A.]

As I said last week, these updates are going to be short since there isn't much to say and I'm super busy getting ready for the studio session next week. The big news this week is that we have tour dates confirmed and they should all be going on sale this weekend if they aren't already up already. We're starting things off slow but here they are:
09.24 Austin, TX @ Stubbs (late)
09.25 Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival in Zilker Park on the Heineken Stage at noon.
10.28.05 Brooklyn, NY @ The North Six
10.29.05 North Hampton, MA @ The Iron Horse
10.30.05 Philadelphia, PA @ The Northstar
11.18.05 San Francsico, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
11.19.05 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
11.20.05 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
We are also trying to make it to Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis before the end of the year so keep checking for those dates.
I should have some new photos from the studio and a whole lot more to talk about next week.

[posted 8/9/2005 U.S.A.]


New EP for FREE!

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[03 Mar 2005|03:03am]

So yeah... I think Matthew Pryor is the shit.
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AMORY (ex - senses fail) [17 Feb 2005|12:38am]

Amory recently recorded a 5 song EP, “Where are you going, Where have you been?” with friend and producer John Naclerio at Nada Recording Studios.(Midtown, Steel Train, Senses Fail, My Chemical Romance, Brand New...)

On March 1st, the boys will be playing with Something Corporate sideproject "Firescape" at Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ! Email amoryband@hotmail.com for tickets!

Listen to Amory on Purevolume!

Join the Amory LiveJournal Community by clicking here!

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[28 Sep 2004|01:07pm]

[ mood | dorky ]

Hey I just joined today. =) My name is Crystal, I'm 19 and from N.D. I love The New Amsterdams! I hope its okay that I joined...Well, later. ~Crystal

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[22 Jul 2004|12:25pm]


Hey, I'm new. My name's Juli. . .
I love the new amsterdams, the get up kids, annndd reggie and the full effect. I've seen the get up kids before and it was awesome. <3
be my friend?
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[14 Jul 2004|11:41pm]
I'm new.
Let's be friends <3
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[07 Jul 2004|11:19am]
Join & Post pics of your salavaged stuff!
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new [27 May 2004|07:03pm]

my name is sarah and i am new to this community. I love The New Amsterdams and The Get Up Kids. Add me as a friend
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[08 May 2004|06:25pm]
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[18 Apr 2004|05:58pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Hi! Thought I'd post to introduce myself to everyone. I'm from the UK, and have recently discovered the New Amsterdams. I agree with others here that Matt Pryor is a lyrical genious. Unfortunately nobody I know has even the faintest idea who the New Ams are, so I have work to do over here introducing everyone to them! ;o)

I've been a BIG fan of The Get Up Kids for YEARS, so am pleased to have found that the members of my favourite band have sidelines in other bands too. I have also just discovered Tijuana Crime Scene and love them too!

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[24 Mar 2004|10:37pm]

[ mood | calm ]

hi, I just found this community. My name is Chris, and I live about 50 miles west of Boston. I first listened to the New Amsterdams because of the connection to Matthew Pryor, because I've been a fan of TGUK since the beginning. However, after listening to Worse For The Wear, I really feel this surpasses anything he has done with TGUK. Nice to meet you all.

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[16 Mar 2004|08:45pm]

So I just found this community. And it's good cuz i'm obsessed with the new ams. I live in the Seattle area. So, just introducing myself to the community. Later!
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[03 Mar 2004|03:02pm]

Man, Hover Near Fame is seriously my favorite song by The New Amsterdams. I love it so much its insane. Just has got such a good melody.

I joined when this community started up, but I never introduced myself. I am Kevin and I live in san diego. so yeah.
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[15 Feb 2004|08:27pm]
hello. I've been in this community for a couple weeks, but never inroduced myself. Formerly, I was theemokiddo, and recently changed to this user name.

-Kayla :]
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new new [14 Feb 2004|12:40am]
howdy ! my name's shannon marie. i've been a new ams fan since never you mind came out. i've seen them three times, which is kind of a lot considering they NEVER make it out to norcal. anyway, you prolly see me around. i'm masspike on the BCD and new ams boards, and compupid on the get up kids board.
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[14 Feb 2004|12:02am]
Marriage is love.
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hey. [02 Feb 2004|05:40pm]

Hey. I just joined this community and I thought I'd post a picture from when I saw the new amsterdams with straylight run in September. The picture isn't that great but I figured you guys would appreciate it.


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[25 Jan 2004|05:45pm]

hi kids, this is action from the message boards, add me as your friends :D
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the new amsterdams on the oc [21 Jan 2004|09:58pm]

did anyone see the most recent episode of the oc....it had the new amsterdams' spoils of the spoiled playing in the background.
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