Saturday, October 2, 2010

Like Family

Today was a good day.

We played a festival called Sonfest in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. It was cold and rainy, and basically worst-case scenario for an outdoor show.... but it was a GREAT day nonetheless. You see, the lineup was full of bands that we love playing with.... and have great friendships with. Specifically Disciple and TFK... These guys really are a lot like family.

Our friends in Disciple just released a new record called "Horseshoes and Hand Grenades"... and it's ALL I've listened to since I bought a pickup truck last week! Haha. Seriously though, this record is awesome. If you haven't heard it, check it out. It's awesome.

They opened their show with "The Ballad of St. Augustine". I love this song on the record, and I think I like it even more live. The guitars are TIGHT with the drums, and the breakdown in the bridge is killer. They also played new songs "Dear X (You Don't Own Me)", "Watch It Burn", and "Worth The Pain".... Seriously.... have I mentioned how great this record is?

Thousand Foot Krutch headlined the show today... and it's always a pleasure to play shows with them. We've known these guys since WAY back in the days of local bands in Ontario. They're veterans in this business, and they've taught us so much over the years. Their latest record is called "Welcome to the Masquerade..." and it's pretty awesome too. Check it out!

In HN news, there are a lot of exciting things going on right now. Our first single is called "Crazy Love" and it's hitting radio now... so PLEASE call your local radio station and request it! You can listen to it on Hawk Nelson's facebook page, and it hits iTunes for sale October 26th!

Also, we're doing a Halloween promotion with a new song... "Skeleton". This is a straight-up old-school Hawk Nelson punk song..... a throw back to the Letters to the President days. It will be available for FREE DOWNLOAD around halloween - but only for a few days. After that, it will also be available for sale at iTunes. So for you folks who love Hawk Nelson, but "miss the old Hawk Nelson" - check out this awesome punk song!

That's all for now! Email me at if you've got any questions about any of this, and I'll do my best to email back!



Hope said...

Hey Jon, I love the new single! It's so awesome; upbeat, catchy, and very meaningful. I'm really looking forward to the new album. :)

Anonymous said...

Haha, 'Welcome To The Masqeurade' and 'Horseshoes And Handgrenades" are the two best albums (that aren't by Hawk Nelson). Seriously, there is not one bad song on either of those. I still can't believe I saw Disciple, Hawk Nelson, AND Thousand Foot Krutch all on the same stage at Heavenfest!!! I was amazing!!!

Christine said...

i can't listen to the new song, because i don't have facebook. i think that sucks quite a bit. :|
anyways, very excited that you guys are going back to the "punk" rock sound. can't wait to here "skeletons" :D<3
put PLEASE... when you release it... just release it. normally. not through some facebook-liking thingymabobz.

Anonymous said...

YES!!!! I can't wait!!!!!

Anonymous said...

When is skeleton going to be released?