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February 9, 2016

New Single, ‘Matter,’ Available Now on iTunes/Amazon/Soundcloud….

Just wanted to let you know, you can snag a copy of the new single, ‘Matter,’ on iTunes and Amazon now! You can also stream it for free on Soundcloud. Thanks!

February 4, 2016

Album Release Show at Black Cat in DC on 3.3.16!

Hi friends,

We’re celebrating the release of the new record, ‘Matter,’ with a show at one of our favorite venues, Black Cat, in DC on Thursday, March 3rd with our friends Color Palette & Me and Karen. We love Black Cat and are really looking forward to hanging out and playing some new and old songs. You can get your tickets here.

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Here’s the info:

Thursday, March 3, 2016.

WE WERE PIRATES
Record Release Concert with Special Guests:
ME & KAREN
COLOR PALETTE

$10 / Doors at 7:30
1811 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
www.blackcatdc.com
Facebook Event

See you there!

February 3, 2016

New Single, ‘Matter,’ Out Now.

Today’s the big day where you get to hear one of the songs from the new record! The song is called ‘Matter,’ and it’s from the new record that is also called ‘Matter.’ That is a true story.

The album comes out in March, but the single is out today! You can buy it at Bandcamp here. And you can stream it for free on Soundcloud.

Hope you dig it! Thanks for listening…

January 15, 2016

New year. New album. New Video.

We Were Pirates New Album March 2016

Hey friends,

There’s a new WWP album coming out….in March! It took a minute or two to write and record and mix. But that’s all done now and soon it will be an actual thing that you can have and listen to and accessorize.

I’m really proud of the new tracks and hope/think you’ll like ‘em too. And we’ve gotten the crew back together to learn the songs and hang out and drink beers and enjoy each others’ company. Look for a DC release show announcement soon.

Also, a bit ago I got out of town and went down to Nashville to make a video with my good, good friend, Daniel Shepherd and his esteemed colleague, Joey Ciccoline. Well, I guess technically they made the video. I mostly just played some instruments and sang a song while they captured all of the good times and memories in some small digital boxes with lenses attached.

Keep an ear to the ground for updates and I’ll make sure to keep you posted on all of the newness and freshness to come. Meanwhile, I hope that everything is cool with you. Let’s catch up soon, yeah?!?!

Mike

Oh, and here are some photos from the video shoot….

We Were Pirates Matter

We Were Pirates Matter Video

We Were Pirates Matter Video Shoot

We Were Pirates Matter Shoot

We Were Pirates Matter Video Shoot

We Were Pirates Matter Video Shoot

We Were Pirates Matter Video Shoot

We Were Pirates Matter Video Shoot

January 1, 2015

2014 ’til infinity…

We Were Pirates Spotify Mix

Hi friends,

Some people have asked me what I’ve been listening to lately, so I made a Spotify mix with a few songs from 2014 that I dug/dig/dog.

I really hope it was a solid year for you. It had its moments for me, but all things considered, I won’t be sad to see it go. I have higher hopes for 2015. For both of us. You and me. For one, I’ve been recording….a lot. Some songs I’m really excited about. I’ll keep you posted…

Beyond that, there are just things to look forward to. People are paying attention to what’s happening in the world and demanding more justice and more freedom. Whatever your politics, that’s exciting. This past year, some friends of mine were able to get married to each other. And they wouldn’t have been able to, just a couple years ago. Fewer people will be locked up for seeking pain relief from a plant that nobody has ever overdosed on. And it seems we pretty much all agree that justice system reforms are needed….so we might actually get them soon. That is amazing. Oh, and it’s possible that because people got involved in democracy, we might get to keep having an open internet.

See? Cool shit will continue to happen this year. Mark my words….But also, lame shit. There will be both cool shit and lame shit. For all of us. So, I vote that we all try to stay positive and be kind to each other, if at all possible. Cool? Cool.

Cheers,
m

ps – Oh, and congrats to Pat and his wife, Ali! They had a son a few days ago. See? Even more cool shit.

pps – I’m on instagram more than anything else these days. So come find me if you’re into that kind of thing. Which you are, but you also aren’t.

February 28, 2014

Photos From Baltimore ‘Dear Mr. Watterson’ Screening

A big thank you to everyone who helped make the ‘Dear Mr. Watterson’ screening in Baltimore at MICA such a fun night. We played a few songs from the film score before the screening and then I stuck around afterward to answer some questions from the audience. It was great.

Lisa was kind enough to take some photos. We’ll get the full set up on our Facebook page, but here are a few in the meantime….

Again, many thanks to everyone who came out, to Jared Earley for booking the screening and MCing, to Jon Lipitz from MICA, and to Jackie Watanabe from Fox 45 in Baltimore for setting up an interview on the morning news (Oh, and they posted the interview to Youtube if you’re into that kind of thing).

And don’t forget, we have another screening in the DC area coming up on March 8th at Artisphere in Arlington, VA at 7:30pm. Get your tickets here. Hope to see you there!

Dear Mr. Watterson DC Screening We Were Pirates

February 6, 2014

‘Dear Mr. Watterson’ Coming to DC & Baltimore…

Good news for all you Calvin and Hobbes fans in Baltimore and the DC area. There will be a couple of screenings of ‘Dear Mr. Watterson’ in the area and we’ll be playing some songs from the film score, live, before both screenings. And if people have questions, I’ll be sticking around to do a Q & A after each screening. Also, Nevin Martell (author of ‘Looking for Calvin and Hobbes’ and prominently featured in the film) will be there for the Q & A at the DC screening.

Baltimore:
When: Sunday, February 16, 2014 // Doors @ 4pm // Show @ 5pm
Where: MICA @ Falvey Hall (Brown Center)
// $8 // Buy Tickets // Directions // Street View //

DC Area:
Dear Mr. Watterson DC Screening We Were Pirates

When: Saturday, March 8, 2014 @ 7:30pm
Where: Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA)
// $8 // Buy Tickets // Directions // Street View //

 

January 5, 2014

Video from W Hotel Show in DC…

Hey friends, thanks to everyone who came out to our show at The W Hotel in DC at POV Lounge! They were kind enough to post a video of Civilized Man. Check it out…

W Hotel POV Live: We Were Pirates from WornCreative on Vimeo.

December 5, 2013

FREE Show at The W Hotel Rooftop in DC…

We’re playing a FREE show on the the roof of W Washington D.C. Hotel at POV Rooftop Lounge & Terrace at W on Thursday, December 19. See you there….

We Were Pirates DC W Hotel

November 25, 2013

We Were Pirates Song on This American Life….

This weekend, This American Life played one of the songs from the Dear Mr. Watterson Soundtrack called, ‘A Strange Experience,’ on Episode 512: House Rules. You can stream the episode on the This American Life website or on Soundcloud (It plays at the 4:21 mark of the Prologue). I’m a huge fan of the show and am honored that they used one of my songs…especially on such an important episode that deals with the history of the Fair Housing laws (learn more at ProPublica). I would highly recommend checking out the episode.

And if you like the song, you can find it on iTunes or Bandcamp.

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