Stop the presses! Hans Gruber and the Die Hards have a new music video! We have decided to fast forward to the part of our career where we decide to start making kid's albums. So far Disney has not given us any of that Scrooge McDuck coin, but we think our new film which critics have been calling a "delightful romp with fine production values" speaks for itself.
Also excited to announce some new tour dates- Where will you be when we come!? MAY 30 - Dallas, TX MAY 31 - Fayetteville, AR JUNE 1 - St Louis, MO JUNE 2 - Chicago, IL JUNE 3 - Madison, WI JUNE 5 - Milwaukee, WI JUNE 7 - Kansas City, MO JUNE 8 - Oklahoma City, OK JUNE 9 - Tulsa, OK
Well that's a wrap! Finished up all the recording for some new songs last night! We had a great time working with Drew Leclair (he's going to fix everything in post) and now we begin the mixing/mastering/distracting-ourselves-from-existential-angst process. We went all out with this one, adding some more horns and other exotic instruments like "cowbell" and "old-timey piano"
Hans Gruber and The Die Hards new music video is a testament to both their love of Bill Murray and taking senior citizens to the moon to go shopping. An homage to the long lost Tom Schiller film Nothing Lasts Forever, it proves that no matter how obscure the reference Hans Gruber and The Die Hards will write a song about it. So kick back. Relax. And enjoy a Lunartini because in the words of Bill Murray, "YOU'RE DARN TOOTING NOTHING LASTS FOREVER!"
Well hello there Gruberites, we hope you're 2018 is off to a great start! Our first show of the new year will be broadcast live throughout the interwebs next week Wednesday 1/17 at 8 PM, along with some other great Austin bands! Check it out: Streaming live online at Twitch.tv/safehouse
About Safehouse: Safehouse is a project centered around supporting musicians and sharing the joy of music with as many people as possible. We want to put the bands that we love in front of our friends and anyone else who wants to find some great new music. Most of these bands are independent, unsigned, and working hard to be able to keep writing and performing their music. Thank you for watching, and we hope you have a good time. Got feedback? Ideas? Want to be a part of next show? Contact us at: safehouseAustin@gmail.com
Greetings Gruberites! We are finishing up this year with some exciting shows, and if you aren't already sick of us, a wise man named Yoda once said, "You will be... you will be"
Friday NOV 3 - Sidewinder Excited to be playing with Scott Reynolds- All, The Pavers, what else needs to be said! Also Tim Hampshire all the way from Australia who just played Fest, and the Butts!
Saturday NOV 4 - TXRD @Austin Convention Center That's right, we'll be playing for the Texas Roller Derby! Come and watch the Putas Del Fuego and Cherry Bombs battle it out at the 2017 Calvello Cup Championship
Wednesday NOV 8 - Kickbutt Coffee Playing with pretty badass glam punk band from Brooklyn I'm excited to check out called J and the 9s as well as our homies The Awful Lot.
Tour w/ Boss' Daughter And last but not least, we'll be joining Boss' Daughter once again as they make their way through Texas and we couldn't be more excited! (we should really make this an annual tradition):
NOV 14 - Dallas, TX NOV 15 - Houston, TX NOV 16 - Austin, TX NOV 17 - Lubbock, TX NOV 18 - Albuquerque, NM
Check out this amazing comp from Dodgeball Records! We are happy to be a part of this cause and 100% of the proceeds will go towards helping those in Santa Rosa affected by the recent fires in California:
"So, our For Santa Rosa Compilation is now available… All money to benefit the community of Santa Rosa, CA.
Featuring familiar, new, live, acoustic and rare tracks for some great bands like…
88 Fingers Louie, The Dopamines, Smoking Popes, Direct Hit!, Avenues, Showoff, Off With Their Heads, Horace Pinker, Decent Criminal, Sciatic Nerve, ODD ROBOT, Turnspit, Dan Vapid And The Cheats, Western Settings, AM Taxi and SO MUCH MORE!!!"
So we've audited our records, crunched all the numbers, and are (mostly, kind of) pretty sure that show number 100 is coming up! What better way to celebrate than a couple back to back shows with our friends:
Friday Oct 6 - Deep Ellum, TX - Wits End Saturday Oct 7 - Austin, TX - Kick Butt Coffee
And speaking of friends, please take a moment and listen to this special announcement, brought to you by the Randy Savages: