This Saturday, June 22nd, don’t miss Westword Music Showcase with national headliners Trampled by Turtles, Dada Life, and more! FIVE of Greater Than Collective’s bands will be there, four of our bands and one of our comedians, Andrew Orvedahl, who is emceeing the main stage. Schedule below!
Snake Rattle Rattle Snake 06:45 – 07:15 @ Bar Standard
A. Tom Collins 05:15 – 05:45 @ Curious Theater
The Epilogues 05:15 – 05:45 @ Stoney’s
Ian Cooke 06:00 – 06:30 @ Curious Theater
Cello prog pop artist and Greater Than artist, Ian Cooke, has partnered with Meep Records and artist Brittany Gould to create an extremely limited number of 7″ vinyl records, each paired with one-of-a-kind artwork.
Only 33 records will be cut. They will be released with a show on May 30th, 2013 at Deer Pile in Denver: 8pm doors.
9pm: The Seven Hats, Joshua Novak, Rachael Pollard, Esme Patterson, Chris Jusell, Elin Palmer, Darrel Gill, and Chimney Choir cover Cooke songs.
10pm: Ian Cooke solo set.
The record features two unreleased songs recorded during the Fortitude sessions: “Love Where You Live” and “Criminal” – neither are available for streaming or download anywhere.
As a bonus, the 7″ will include a bonus digital download of four cover songs.
The 7″s are individually cut by Meep Records using a vintage Presto K-8 lathe. They are clear vinyl, mono, and play at 33 1/3 rpm. They are individually cut rather than being made from a stamper so every record is unique. The artwork was hand-cut, assembled, and hand-numbered by Brittany Gould. Each cover is unique.
There will only be 33 records available. Of those, a very limited amount are available for pre-sale here: http://iancooke.bandcamp.com/album/limited-edition-record-release
In addition, Cooke will be selling his CDs, LP, and new shirts, available in nearly every color, shape, and style. Each is also one-of-a-kind.
Listen to: Limited Edition Record Release by Ian Cooke
On Wednesday, May 15, Denver-based indie-rock band, The Epilogues, will be releasing their latest music video for the song “Saboteur” from the album Cinematics. ”Saboteur” was filmed as the third installment in a series of collaborations with writer/director Dillon Novak. Novak is the mastermind that brought haunting visuals to The Epilogues’ previous singles, “Hunting Season” and “The Fallout.”
“Saboteur” is a chilling song about isolation and despair, and the video showcases those feelings by portraying a man in the ultimate state of isolation. Filmed in California’s Salton Sea and starring Jared Van Doorn, this latest collaboration holds true to the apocalyptic theme that The Epilogues and Novak have always striven to achieve. “I think we’re all a little fascinated by the dual nature of humanity, and what will become of us as the end of days approaches,” states Jeff Swoboda, bassist of The Epilogues.
The one major difference you will see between “Saboteur” and The Epilogues’ previous music videos is that the band is not actually featured this time around. Instead, the footage simply tells a story. The band says they were largely inspired by the music video “Sleep Forever” by Portugal, The Man. “As soon as we saw ‘Sleep Forever,’ we instantly wanted to create something like it,” said Swoboda. “I just think its visuals elicit so much more emotion than a performance video might.”
Both albums, Adam Cayton-Holland “I Don’t Know If I Happy” and Andrew Orvedahl “Hit the Dick Lights” are officially released TODAY! Do us a favor and pick up a copy wherever albums are sold. The CD is available at your neighborhood record store (if not, please ask them to order it). The album is available digitally through Itunes, Amazon, Spotify, and the other usual suspects. And we are still selling copies of the album on CD with digital download and a baseball card (while supplies last). Below are the links that you should use to pick up each album. For those of you who have ordered, thank you so much. We really hope you enjoy these incredible albums!
Huff Post Interviews Adam Cayton-Holland / Andrew Orvedahl / In-Store TONIGHT / AO Album Release Show Tomorrow
Huffington Post Denver just posted an interview with Adam Cayton-Holland and Andrew Orvedahl; both Adam and Andrew have new albums coming out on Illegal Pete’s/Greater Than Tomorrow, May 14th. And if you live in or new Denver, both Adam and Andrew are performing at an In-Store at Twist and Shout TODAY at 6pm. Our friends at Great Divide are donating a keg of Heyday so bring your I.D. and enjoy some free beers during the show. And tomorrow, Andrew Orvedahl, will be celebrating the release of his album at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret with a bunch of comedians telling his jokes (Adam Cayton-Holland, Ben Roy, Sam Tallent, Josh Blue, Mara Wiles, Chuck Roy, Ian Douglas Terry, Jim Hickox, Kristin Rand, plus a few more.) and bands, The Big Get Even and The Spells performing. We invite you to attend both events.
Please check out the interview as the guys discuss their new pilot, “Those Who Can’t”, their new albums, stand-up comedy, and Denver. Thanks Huffington Post/Matt!
If you preordered Andrew or Adam’s new albums, your orders were shipped yesterday. For a limited time, orders will be shipped with Andrew/Adam baseball cards! If you haven’t ordered, what are you waiting for?
Get your orders in at the Greater Than Store!
If you live in or around Denver, make sure you make it to one of the album release shows:
Adam Cayton-Holland’s Album Release show at the Hi-Dive with The Knew and In The Whale on Friday, May 3rd - $10 admission gets you a copy of the album!
Andrew Oredahl’s Album Release show at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret with The Spells (featuring Ben Roy), The Big Get Even, and a number of comedic guests telling Andrew’s jokes on Tuesday, May 14th. $10 admission gets you a copy of the album!
Twist and Shout In-Store featuring Adam Cayton-Holland and Andrew Orvedahl on Monday, May 13th FREE, STARTS AT 6PM
Greater Than Social Club Next Week, May 1st - Ian Cooke (Full Band), Mara Wiles, and Andrew Orvedahl
Our monthly cabaret-style night of entertainment and spectacle in a decadent, historic venue featuring comedy, music, and more from mostly-local bands and comedians. First Wednesday of each month. Our next Greater Than Social Club is next Wednesday, May 1st.
Ian Cooke (Full Band)
w/ host Andrew Orvedahl
and comedic guest, Mara Wiles
Wednesday, May 1st at 8 pm (doors at 7)
1601 Arapahoe Street, Denver 80202
Tix $10.00, purchase at doors or online here
IT’S HERE! ‘Those Who Can’t’, the sitcom pilot created by Denver’s own comedy supergroup The Grawlix debuts today on Amazon Instant Video! You can watch the pilot here and please VOTE! Your views and feedback will have an impact on whether or not the show is picked up for a season!
Do us a huge favor and please share the link with your social network; we want to do all that we can to ensure the guys get to do an entire season of “Those Who Can’t”.
Pre-order Adam Cayton-Holland and Andrew Orvedahl debut albums, Get Automatic Download and Baseball Card
Adam Cayton-Holland “I Don’t Know If I Happy” CD w/ Automatic Download (and a Baseball Card) Pre-Order
Andrew Orvedahl “Hit The Dick Lights” CD w/ Automatic Download (and a Baseball Card) Pre-Order
Back in December, Adam and Andrew, recorded 2 nights of shows at the Bug Theater, and took their favorite material from the performances to make up these 2 albums. “I Don’t Know If I Happy” and “Hit the Dick Lights” are brand new albums by Adam Cayton-Holland and Andrew Orvedahl. The albums are now available for Pre-order. Pre-ordering the albums gets you an automatic digital download of each respective album and for a short time, we will be sending out pre-orders of the CD with Adam and Andrew’s baseball cards.
Pre-orders will be sent out in early May.
Also note that Adam and Andrew will be celebrating the release of their albums at the following events:
Adam Cayton-Holland’s Album Release Party - Free Album with Ticket Purchase!
w/ The Knew, In the Whale - Fri, May 3, 2013 at Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway, Denver, CO, 80209
Andrew Orvedahl’s Album Release Party - Free Album with Ticket Purchase!
Featuring Spells and The Big Get Even - Tues, May 14th, 2013 at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe Street, Denver, CO 80202
Adam Cayton-Holland and Andrew Orvedahl Instore Performances at Twist and Shout
Mon, May 13th, 2013 at Twist and Shout, 2508 E Colfax Ave Denver, CO 80206
Performing as the musical guest at the fourth Greater Than Social Club is Greater Than Collective’s very own avant-pop cellist, Ian Cooke, who recently released Stages, a documentary about recording with 303 [children’s] Choir in Denver. Providing the comedic entertainment of the evening is the founder of the former all-female sketch group, Ladyface, and the comic voted Best Comic at 2011 Laugh Tracks Comedy Festival in Denver, Mara Wiles!
Denver’s Ian Cooke released his second album, Fortitude, in January 2012, with the help of The Greater Than Collective.
Cooke’s talent coupled with his diligent work ethic has earned him several accolades, including features in SPIN, a Daytrotter session, a #1 ranking in the 2009 Denver PostMusic Poll and “Best Singer Songwriter,” “Best album,” and “Best Avant-Garde” nods by Westword. Cooke was featured alongside Billy Bragg, M. Ward, Owen Pallet, and more on a Joanna Newsom tribute.
He has toured in the US and Australia playing with The Dresden Dolls, Crooked Fingers, Built to Spill, The Decemberists, The Flaming Lips (Monolith Festival), Blonde Redhead, Devotchka, Rasputina, Wovenhand, Pedro the Lion and many more.
A classic middle child, Mara Wiles parlayed her need for attention into a comedy career and so far so good. She has proven a vital addition to Denver’s comedy scene with her quick-witted routines and devastatingly funny asides. Mara got her start with Denver improv group, Impulse Theater and from there became involved with Denver’s thriving stand-up scene. She is also a founding member/writer/performer of Ladyface, her former all-female sketch group. Mara was voted Best Comic at 2011 Laugh Tracks Comedy Festival in Denver. Mara can be found performing all over at Denver’s best shows like the Grawlix, The Fine Gentleman’s Club and Arguments and Grievances: Debate Show. She has opened for the like of Chris Fairbanks, Dan St. Germaine and Adam Cayton-Holland. When Mara isn’t on stage she can be found trying to get into yogo, reading Real Simple magazine or writing on her blog arealnailbiter.tumblr.com about motown music, Lady Gaga and her recent kidney transplant.
Andrew Orvedahl has a casual, intelligent sense of humor that has entertained audiences in comedy clubs, colleges and theaters from coast to coast. Andrew has appeared on Last Comic Standing, and Nickelodeon, as well as being heard on SiriusXM radio. Recently Andrew sold a sitcom pilot to Amazon, and will be releasing his debut comedy album in early 2013.
Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret
Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret is located underground in the historic D&F Clocktower in the heart of the Denver theatre, hotel and shopping district. Sensual decor, cocktails, appetizers, dessert, and the most eclectic entertainment around, make Lannie’s the coolest room in town.