Sorry It Has been So Long since our last update. We've had an awesome year thanks to all of you fans out there. We've seen some really great success with our record. We found out in October that we made it on The Grammy ballot to be nominated for best rock album, best rock song for Always The Same and Middle of Life, and best rock performance for Always The Same.
If you haven't had the opportunity to hear the whole record you can go to (expired link) to listen purchase or stream it.
We're currently try to obtain a manager/booking agent so we can get out and see all of you that have been so supportive.
Thanks a lot for the love,
Marc, John , Matt, Scot
- The Gone
We hope all of you have been playin tunes and goin to shows. We just wanted to check in with everyone to let you know whats happenin'.
First of all we brought on a 2nd guitar player/back up vocalist, Scot. He's really talented and makes things a lot easier for Marc in our live shows.
2nd we've entered into a development deal with Big Noise Music so we're going to be pretty busy this year. They're a great company, and they're gonna help us do some big things, so stay tuned.
we've got our album up on itunes,amazon,google play, band camp, and our site. below are the links
itunes --- (expired link)
Amazon -- (expired link)
Google -- (expired link)
Bandcamp -- (expired link)
as always you can follow us on twiiter
thanks so much for supporting us, we'll see you soon in your town.
- The Gone
We hope all of you are doin' awesome. We need your help. if you guys would help us, we need you guys to request your favorite song off of our new album, to your radio station.
the first 1 with a screen capture with us on their radio stations playlist will get a shirt, and a free download of the whole album.
The first 10 that can prove we got airplay on their radio station will get a code to download the whole record for free.
you can probably go online to the radio station and they usually will show their play list.
if you get a screen capture that shows our song in their playlist, the first 10 will get a free download of the whole album.
everyone of the following 100 will get a free download of the song you requested for free.
you will email your screen captures to thegoneband@(expired link)
Thanks so much and good luck.
Have you ever wondered what happened to all of those copies of Dinosaur Jr's - Where You Been, that were in used CD shops in the late '90s and early '00s? Listening to the self-titled debut of Lancaster, PA's The Gone, it seems that the power pop punk rock trio bought each silver disc, cooked them down into a viscous vat, and have been injecting them into their retinal veins ever since.
It's refreshing to hear some legitimacy being paid to Grunge. In the wake of Nirvana, the radio was riddled with posers affecting a disaffected Seattle pose and slack flannel fashion. These were sheeps in wolves clothing - essentially Arena Rock repackaged to make people feel like they were being edgy. But there was this strange, trippiness to early '90s rock, like the first albums from Blind Melon and Alice In Chains. Punk rock ferocity met metal's chops and a drug-addled sense of humor. The sound of Grunge was like the soundtrack for late night insomnia, watching infomercials because there's nothing else on, that would be a shame to be lost to History.
The Gone's vocals have a similar, glistening, tarry quality to those early, great Grunge bands. It's a victory for real underground rock, as we remember that, hey, those first couple Alice In Chains records were really damn good, but Marcy's Playground or Three Days Grace suck. It'd be nice to think the forgettable, consumerist pop would be the one that ends up in the dustbin of history, and not the obscure gems.
The Gone perfectly blend the powerful and the pop, even more so than the original Alt-rockers. There's a catchy, melodic spirit, in the shadow of emo/pop punk, showing that The Gone have similarly mined that rather maligned genre of its charms, and ditched the riff-raff.
It's rather impressive - The Gone play a handful of styles of what have a tendency to be some of the most annoying musics on the planet. This even includes modern day, middle-of-the-rock Stadium Rock like the Foo Fighters or Queens Of The Stone Age.
The Gone seem to be doing something infinitely more interesting with the forms than either of those bands, who simply returned music to its pre-Nirvana state, imo. The Gone show us that you can have an energetic, stripped-down rock 'n roll that is still interesting, with accomplished musicianship and fantastic songwriting instincts.
The Gone remind us that small bars on Friday and Saturday nights will always be holy places. There will always be real magic, real passion, real friendship and energy and release beneath the neon, while we catch a buzz and rock the hell out! It's important, goddamit. We're all working for the weekend for a reason.
For those that like their rock raw but smart, stripped-down but impressive, you need to hear The Gone's debut
- Write Up From The Even Grounds (expired link)
A lot has been happening over the last month or so.
First Of All, We Finished Our 10 Song Release, which is available Now at the following links
you can check us out on spotify and add us to your play list here:
Here is really great write up about our new 10 song release by The Even Grounds:
as always you can keep up to date at our website which will have our links to Facebook, Twitter etc. As well as news and shows.
Thanks again for your support, until next time
_ The Gone