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July 5, 2016

We Were Pirates Interviewed on Morning Edition!

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Hi friends,

As I mentioned in last week’s post, Kate and I got to go to NPR headquarters in DC do an interview for Morning Edition. They posted it online and you can stream it here.

It was such a great experience. Really. We’re both big NPR fans/nerds/help please. Really, though. I listen every day and it helps make my transition from sweet, sweet sleep into the realities of the day a little bit smoother. So, I am grateful for the show itself, and then for them to have featured We Were Pirates was a just a really big honor. Many thanks.

Lisa got to hang out too, and she was kind enough to bring her camera and take a few photos.

Also! Our local NPR affiliate WAMU is the greatest and played another one of our songs, ‘Better Off Without You‘ from Change as the interstitial music coming out of the segment.

You can listen to the WWP remix of the theme song on Soundcloud here:

Oh, and DC area friends, don’t forget! We’re playing with Australian duo Oh Pep! at Jammin Java in Vienna, VA this Thursday, July 7. 8pm. Get your tickets here and come hang out.

Cheers,

-Mike

July 1, 2016

Local NPR Station WAMU Played ‘The Cheapening’

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Thanks so much to our local DC area NPR affiliate, WAMU for playing ‘The Cheapening’ on Wednesday. I was actually listening at the time and got to catch it live. So cool. They’re featuring all local interstitial music for the summer. It’s been great hearing Oddisee, Deleted Scenes, The Sea Life…. Lots of really good stuff.

It’s been a really nice week of NPR love. Kate and I got to stop by Morning Edition’s studios at NPR headquarters in DC to talk about We Were Pirates’ version of their theme music on Tuesday. It should air next week sometime. Possibly Monday? Meanwhile, you can listen to the theme at #morningeditiontheme on Soundcloud here.

You can download ‘The Cheapening’ here on Bandcamp.

June 28, 2016

We’re Playing with Oh Pep! @ Jammin Java on July 7

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OH PEP!
WE WERE PIRATES
MICAH SUBAR

Thursday, July 7

$12  // All Ages
Tickets: ticketf.ly/1UOysJy
227 Maple Ave E Vienna, VA 22180
Facebook Event: bit.ly/1Q2V76h
www.jamminjava.com

June 21, 2016

Morning Edition Theme…

NPR’s Morning Edition recently put out a call for musicians to re-imagine their theme music, and I finally had a chance to throw something together. Kate Rears Burgman came through with the cello and I played/recorded the rest of the instruments in my home studio.

I’m a fan of the show myself, so it was fun to get to take a crack at a song I hear in the background most days. Hope you dig it. Thanks for listening….

– Mike

June 14, 2016

We’re Coming Back to Charlottesville!

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Charlottesville! We are very happy to be coming back to play a FREE acoustic show with our buddy, Michael Coleman. We were fortunate to get to share the stage with him a couple years ago. Looking forward to another great night at The Garage.

Thursday, June 25, 2016.

WE WERE PIRATES
MICHAEL COLEMAN

FREE / 8pm

The Garage
100 W. Jefferson St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
www.thegaragecville.com

March 3, 2016

New WWP Album, Matter, Out Now!

Today is the big day! The new album, Matter, is out. You can get it now at:

iTunes  //  Bandcamp  //  Spotify  //  CD Baby (physical cd)  //  Amazon mp3

And if you’re in the DC area, come help us celebrate TONIGHT at Black Cat Backstage. We’re playing an album release show with Color Palette & Me and Karen.

The show has gotten shout-outs from Washington City Paper, DCist, Brightest Young Things, Hometown Sounds, American U’s WVAU, Fuzzy Logic, DC Rocks, and more.

Here are the details:
TONIGHT, Thursday, March 3
$10 // All Ages // CASH BAR (They have ATMs)
Tickets: ticketf.ly/1QsT7Cu
1811 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
Facebook Event: http://on.fb.me/1RqqSkg
www.blackcatdc.com

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Thank you!

Mike

February 25, 2016

New Music Video for ‘Matter’

The video for ‘Matter’ is up now!

You can download the single on iTunes here. And if you’re in the DC area, you can come out and hear us play ‘Matter’ and a bunch of other new and old songs at the album release show next Thursday, March 3rd at Black Cat with Color Palette and Me and Karen!

Many thanks to Joey Ciccoline and Daniel Shepherd for making the video happen. It was a lot of fun to make.

February 16, 2016

13 Hour Instrumental Spotify Mix

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Hi friends,

Last year while I was working on the new record, ‘Matter,’ I was spending a ton of time playing instruments and hunched over my computer recording/programming/mixing/tcob/etc…. Eventually my body got all bent out of shape about it (get it?) and my wrists and arms starting bothering me.

I ended up going to the doctor and was prescribed lots and lots of stretching. Which can be a really calming and meditative thing to spend a bunch of hours doing. But then, other times it can be an INCREDIBLY boring thing to spend a bunch of hours doing. Like, really boring. So I made a small Spotify mix with some of my favorite instrumental songs, which then little by little grew into a much bigger mix. And by the end it was almost 13 hours long.

Most of the songs are old favorites of mine. Some are relatively new to me. But, it has served me well as a stretching/yoga/working/chilling/reading mix, and if you use Spotify, hopefully you can get some mileage out of it.

Here’s a link. Enjoy!

Mike

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!

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