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    Finally had a chance to listen a couple of days ago. Much, much better than the old stuff. The new drummer makes a world of difference, and you guys are writing better songs. Way to push things forward. Props.
    Thank you for listening Andrew. Glad you dig it! I am also glad your brought up the song writing, because I actually feel like not only are these recordings better, but the songs are better too. We are going to look into getting work Visa's for the States next year. If it happens, would you guys be interested in joining us for part of the tour?

    Also, some German website reviewed our EP. We don't know the people who reviewed it and we don't know how they heard of us. Either way, we think it is awesome.

    You can view the website with the German text here

    And here is the google translated version into English:

    Blues, swing and jazz with a touch of garage rock Rags To Radio play from the Canadian Abbotsford. With their first EP "With Gratitude" it could succeed to become known through out the Vancouver region.

    Swing is a delicate music, where everything depends on finesse and accuracy. Most of punk and rockabilly bands, rejoin the American swing revival of the past have failed to achieve Coming Bands. Which does not mean that their boards would have been bad. For grooving and dancing against a charming rock music with a retro-feeling one can really have no objection. But real Swing seldom arises.

    Rags to Radio play more in that corner. And they do very well when the five songs of their second EP takes as an example: garage rock with temporary jazz trumpet, I would rather say, as a jazz or blues or even Swing. Brings back memories of some numbers from the White Stripes - if they had played with as a "real" line-up. Or even at times of retro-rock swinger like Royal Crown Revue (Cup Of Tea - anyway, the highlight of the disc) and The New Morty Show. That's consistently fun and curiosity to a complete album.

    After Rags to Radio in 2010 occurred at the Olympic Winter Games in different sports facilities from Vancouvcer, they should be with "With Gratitude", the step from the "province " succeed out.
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    Let us know details and we will be there.
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    Like I said, this is just something we have discussed and not actually started looking into. It is something we want to do though. If it happens, I will contact you for sure. Have you guys toured yet? I remember you had a tour set up a while ago, but something fell through? We are in the middle of planning our first tour right now. Its a 10 day mini-tour across 3 provinces. Should be fun.
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    No, we haven't done anything like that yet. We are trying to make any dent at all in the Bay Area before embarking elsewhere. Although we will just bite the bullet and go for it at a certain point. But yeah, should be fun for you guys. Hopefully both your three-province tour and the West Coast tour pan out.
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    We are just starting to really crack the Vancouver scene. It is exciting. We just got an invite to play at The Biltmore, one of my fav Vancouver venues. I have recently seen Surfer Blood and Monotonix there. Hopefully we would be playing with a recognized touring band, but we dont know yet. Anyways, the reason we are touring is our friends in GSTS invited us along with them. They have toured across Canada 3 times and know the ropes to touring. We figured it was too good of an opportunity to pass up. We arent expecting to make money. Hell, we figure we will be lucky if we break even. We are going for the experience and to, hopefully, gain more fans.
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    That's smart. Let me know how it goes.
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    wow that german review is so random and fucking AWESOME. You guys should try to get a framed copy haha
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    So tonight is the last night of tour. After tonight, we will have played 6 shows in 6 cities (3 different Provinces) in a period of 7 days. It has been so much damn fun it is hard to put into words. If I could make a living doing this... it would really be a dream come true.
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    Congrats, I'm glad everything has been going so well on tour.
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    So Im going to give this thread a shameless bump, because on May 1st my band is going into the studio to record our first full length album. Its been almost 2 years since we recorded our last EP and since then our style has shifted and we have become a lot tighter and more comfortable with our new drummer. I am excited to record these new songs as I feel the band has become better at songwriting over the past year.

    We are also excited because we have a small independent record label backing our album. Neptoon Records is a record store that has been active in Vancouver for 30 years and has housed gig for bands from The Sonics to Andrew W.k. Neptoon Records also has an occasionaly active record label, and we are the newest band on that label. Anyways, to help with costs, they asked us to chip in $1,000, so we decided to try "kickstarter" out because we have heard good things. Well, long story short, within a week we met out goal of $1,000 and we are thrilled. I don't want to get into the legal contracts and stuff... but basically, the more of the album we fund, the better. And if we make enough to fund the whole thing, we are going to use that money to put toward a Van for touring.

    So, I ask you kind folks here, please pledge my band and you will recieve cool swag in return. Here is the link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/.../rags-to-radio

    If this is tl;dr... Here is short form. My band is recording an album and needs help. See link above.
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    I'm in. Good luck!
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    Thank you Joanne!!! You are amazing. Seriously. Too kind.

    Also... I just got off the phone and we are in the midst of booking a show in LA. We will be playing at Whiskey A Go Go sometime in December. Hell. Yes.
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    Sweet! I'm in, I get paid on the fifth, now to consider the options.

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    does the $1000 "private show" mean what I think it means?

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    If I book the private show will you fly over to play it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleepingrock View Post
    Sweet! I'm in, I get paid on the fifth, now to consider the options.
    Awesome! Thanks Reid.

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    does the $1000 "private show" mean what I think it means?
    It can mean whatever you want it to mean.

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    If I book the private show will you fly over to play it?
    While we would love to, that would be quite impractical, as it would cost us much more than $1,000 to get over there. What we could do insyead is play a show via webcam. I think that would be awkward for both parties involved though, so if his does happen, we will work extra hard to make sure it is as awkward as possible.
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    Josh if you can get a hold of the files I would be interested in mixing/remixing a track. Just for fun.
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    I am now also in. Good luck Josh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkingvsreeve View Post
    Josh if you can get a hold of the files I would be interested in mixing/remixing a track. Just for fun.

    Ooooooo. I like the sound of this. I will talk to the guy recording our album and see what we can do. A remix sounds fun.

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    I am now also in. Good luck Josh.
    Thanks Tom!
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    I'm in. Looking forward to hearing the current Rags to Radio.
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    Default Re: Rags To Radio - With Gratitude (My band's 2nd EP)

    Hey everyone. One last push... we have SEVEN hours left on our kickstarter. If anyone has anything they are able to pledge, it will be much appreciated. Once the kickstarter has completed, we are going to contact everyone who helped us out, and there are a few people here who are going to be getting personalized thank you videos.

    Again, thank you to everyone here who has contributed thus far. If any others of you feel like helping us out in these last few hours, that would be awesome. Thanks everyone!

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/.../rags-to-radio

    P.S. Have you met the band?

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    VH1 BEHIND THE SCENES WITH RAGS TO RADIO
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    Thanks for reminding me! Maybe I can finally catch you guys come September.

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