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Listen to: Everything’s Gone Wrong by The Only Ghost in Town

I sang backing vocals on this song.
The Only Ghost in Town is a great band.
Buy the new album from Broken World Media.

Stream it for free
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— 2 weeks ago with 15 notes
#By Surprise  #The Only Ghost In Town  #Broken World Media  #Emo  #Shoegaze  #Archers of Loaf  #Failure  #Amusement Parks on Fire 

My band played last weekend in Philly. Watch our set and live vicariously through our flubs.

— 3 months ago with 7 notes
#By Surprise  #Kat Kat Phest  #Topshelf Records 
August 6, 2011: By Surprise opened for Archers of Loaf at the Trocadero in Philadelphia. Never have I been so nervous in all my life. And yet, it ended up being one of our best performances ever. I framed this print just in time for #TBT or #FBF depending on your time zone.
The print is of Muhammad Ali and the ticket stub says “Archers of Loaf, The Greatest of All-Time,” as homage to their Greatest of All Time EP.

August 6, 2011: By Surprise opened for Archers of Loaf at the Trocadero in Philadelphia. Never have I been so nervous in all my life. And yet, it ended up being one of our best performances ever. I framed this print just in time for #TBT or #FBF depending on your time zone.

The print is of Muhammad Ali and the ticket stub says “Archers of Loaf, The Greatest of All-Time,” as homage to their Greatest of All Time EP.

— 3 months ago with 11 notes
#Archers of Loaf  #Trocadero  #By Surprise 

Band practice was awesome today. Come see me play this coming Friday at The Fire in Philly!!

— 10 months ago with 2 notes
#By Surprise  #Topshelf Records 
This has to be one of the best pieces ever written about my band. If you’re a fan, or just curious, it’s a nice and simple write-up along with four acoustic tracks - all recorded over a telephone. Pat and Dan (the handsome fellas pictured here) did a great job with these.The Switchboard Sessions: By SurpriseIt’s kind of crazy to think we’ve been doing this for 7 years now. I can’t wait to start writing the next By Surprise album with my friends.

This has to be one of the best pieces ever written about my band. If you’re a fan, or just curious, it’s a nice and simple write-up along with four acoustic tracks - all recorded over a telephone. Pat and Dan (the handsome fellas pictured here) did a great job with these.

The Switchboard Sessions: By Surprise

It’s kind of crazy to think we’ve been doing this for 7 years now. I can’t wait to start writing the next By Surprise album with my friends.

— 10 months ago with 22 notes
#By Surprise  #Topshelf Records  #Switchboard Sessions  #Criteria 

By Surprise
Mostly Harmless and Last Chance To See
December 28, 2012 @ Maxwell’s in Hoboken, NJ

In tribute to Maxwell’s after their announced closing, I thought I’d share a clip of By Surprise performing there back in 2012. We were opening for My Favorite Citizen’s reunion show. I work down the street from there and I can assure you that Hoboken will never be the same. I am both honored and fortunate to have been given the chance to play there.

36 years of amazing concerts without a single fucking dime ever going to Ticketmaster or Live Nation. Here’s to hoping I’ll get to see Yo La Tengo there one last time before they shut their doors for good.

— 10 months ago with 18 notes
#By Surprise  #Maxwell's  #Hoboken  #Topshelf Records 
Calling all Creeps and Freakazoids, By Surprise is playing a Record Store Day post-party at Creep Records in the Piazza tonight. 

Three bands, fire sale on our vinyl, and free to get in. Come hang!! Starts at 7:30

Calling all Creeps and Freakazoids, By Surprise is playing a Record Store Day post-party at Creep Records in the Piazza tonight.

Three bands, fire sale on our vinyl, and free to get in. Come hang!! Starts at 7:30

— 1 year ago with 5 notes
#by surprise  #topshelf records  #record store day 
New York Dorks: This is happening in a couple of weeks!! Come out and watch me spin shit by The Promise Ring, Jawbox, Braid, Rainer Maria, Cap’n Jazz, Piebald, Engine Down, Lync, Vitreous Humor, Christie Front Drive, Jets To Brazil, Knapsack, Mock Orange, and maybe an Algernon song.

New York Dorks: This is happening in a couple of weeks!! Come out and watch me spin shit by The Promise Ring, Jawbox, Braid, Rainer Maria, Cap’n Jazz, Piebald, Engine Down, Lync, Vitreous Humor, Christie Front Drive, Jets To Brazil, Knapsack, Mock Orange, and maybe an Algernon song.

— 1 year ago with 3 notes
#emo  #do you know who you are?  #emo night nyc  #indie rock  #drunk  #topshelf records  #by surprise  #the promie ring  #jets to brazil  #the get up kids