Friday, July 31, 2009

New York, New Post.

Hey d00ds and d00d3tt3s.

It's N1ck L here, spitting some hot fire towards, but not directly at, your dome. Your pleasure dome.
We're in New York, to play at Arlene's Grocery at 8 Post Meridian on Sunday! Look out for us on Rewbeesworld on YouTube on Wednesday as well, we're going to be playing acoustic at their wierd and cool radio show lounge thing.

At any rate, let me talk to you about our new song. It's called I Want! I Want! It's named after an amazing William Blake etching that I found in a book from 1944 at my granpa's house.

less than three,

Nick L

Monday, July 27, 2009

Shish Kebabs

Making shish kebabs.

Writing lyrics.

Gettin frustrated.

Making new music.

Bookin shows.

This is a photo of essentially the last available copy of The Anthem EP EVER (Thanks Brit and Ashley!). It's down in the bottom right hand corner - and someone grabbed it up soon after this pic was taken. now we're out - totally. we saved a handful for ourselves, of course. Thanks to everyone who bought one and we hope there are lots of people enjoying the EP out there. Get ready for a new EP or album soon! We're in the studio again tomorrow!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Newporto Giggo

Hey guys -

Just got back from our newport on the levee gig which was moved inside due to rain, and then there was NOT A DROP! but we ended up playing completely unamplified inside the galleria for four hours and it was really fun. i think a bunch of people were taking pics and videos so we'll hopefully have those up tomorrow or the next day. if you have pics from the show (or any other show, for that matter), or just funny pics you like...send them to and we'll probably post them up here and give you a shout out.

recording more tomorrow with chris. woot.



Yesterday I woke up at 8:30 to eat the most delicious breakfast creation known to man and watch Katy Perry sing on the Today show. It was cool. But then I went and bought Vampire Weekend's debut album and my day was marvelous. Buying the physical album, reading the lyrics in the insert, (pardon my use of the Oxford Comma) and digging the cover art was amazing! I really like purchasing music. At any rate, the album is great and they should be releasing another one come September, so woohoo!

Big gig at Newport on the Levee today from 6-10!


Thursday, July 23, 2009

L.D.Rasmussen, Animation, and Comic Strips

Yo! I just wanted to give a mondo cool shoutout to our mondo cool friend and main artist for Walk the Moon. Lauren has done all the artwork since we were called Wicked in the Mix and does a lot of cool things.

In other news, Adrian has been loving bacon...for quite some time.
As have I.

Back to the crux of the matta. Above is a comic lauren drew for fun based on the song "Man on the Moon" by Walk the Moon, and the Anthem EP cover.

Here is a sweet moon man animation she made for us.

She has also taken a bunch of videos of us live that are up on youtube.

Lauren does character design, 2D animation (drawn or flash), storyboards, concept art, comics, caricatures/portraits, and graphic design and she's the bomb diggs at all of it. If you want to find out more about her stuff you can go here:

or email her at

Thanks Lauren for all your hard work!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Pictures from Recording monday

We recorded at Shepherd's Pie Studio which was in the middle of a cornfield, and was awesome. Check it.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hey Folks,

Nick Lerangis here just maxin' and relaxin. I wanted to share our upcoming planz with you all--we're going into the studio on Friday and later next week to track our new EP, called "I Want! I Want!" after this absolutely illin' William Blake print from back in the day. Then we're leaving to NYC again! This time we're playing Arlene's Grocery, just around the corner from the Annex! Hopefully we'll bring as many people as we brought to the Annex.

So, how are you? I'm great. Life is fun, I just charged my iPod shuffle for the first time in a year and i'm excited to use it. I'm trying to book us some shows for mid-late August, because we won a spot to do an in-store show at the Gap in Easton town center on August 20th!!! heeeeyyo. If anyone's got ideas for Columbus booking for late August, email



Monday, July 20, 2009

40th Anniversary of the Moon Landing!

Today is the 40th anniversary of the Moon Landing and to celebrate we went into the studio to record "Anna Sun" and "Blue Dress Song" (also called "Blue Dress") with engineer Chris Schmidt of Shepherd's Pie Studio in Cincinnati. This was the prize for the Mad Frog's battle of the bands a few weeks ago, so thanks again to everyone who came out and voted, cuz today just laying down scratch tracks of all the instruments and vocals was a blast, and Chris was hilarious. We'll keep you posted on when the recordings will be available, and in the meantime check out Google's tribute to the moon landing here.

big ups to google.

time to go eat pizza, chicken nuggets, and salad. yummmms


Friday, July 17, 2009

petricca from NYC day 4: meeting, eating, scoping, groping, katamari-ing...

Nick L., Adam, and I went into Times Square today to have lunch with a Kenyon College alum who also happens to be a former Chaser (the Chasers are the a capella group in which Adam, Adrian, and I all met).  He works at the famous Brill Building, which historically has been a center of music publishers and music publishing, especially in the 1940's and 50's.

After we scarfed down some bangin Greek food around the corner and talked about Walk the Moon, our plans for the near future, and the Bjorkestra, our friend Cal directed us to a hotspot in Greenwich where we hope to play some more NYC gigs in the future.

Nick L. split off to record some vocals for a song his mother Tina DeVaron wrote called "Prison Guard" and Adam and I went to scope out the Red Lion and the Bitter End.

Adam and I, admittedly, also noticed the increased presence of sun dresses in the sticky summer NYC heat, and there was much rejoicing.  but not too much.

So now it's very important that you know what it is Adam and I have been doing for the last hour and a half that we have been back at Lerangis' apartment.  It's called Katamari Damacy (KAT-uh-MARR-ee DAHM-uh-shee), it's very serious, and it's very important.  We're saving the universe, for Christssakes.  

Essentially, the King of the Universe got really wasted one night and erased all the stars from the sky, and it is now our duty, as the Prince of the Universe, to restore the night sky by rolling up everything on the planet into a bunch of big sticky balls and turning those balls into stars.  Right?

happy listening

p.s. our friend Cal's wife is jazz singer/songwriter Kat Calvosa - go to

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

the Annex.

wow. time of my life.

not much to say at the moment, but we packed the house and played our skin off. thanks so very much to everyone who came tonight - you made our night!

we're coming back in a couple weeks to Arlene's Grocery, an NYC favorite, on August 2nd.

it's nights like these that make me remember why i want to do this with my life. why i believe we can do this!

little heart 2 heart between me and you.

anyways, we have a busy week of meetings and an acoustic picnic in Central Park, Saturday at noon. 96th street entrance.

keep listening!

nick p

the Nicks posting from NYC

yes yes yes!

petricca here. to my right is an unbelievable view of the Hudson River and the New Jersey beyond it. to my left is a very trendy spinning machine. the boys and i just finished our Chinese take-out and are recovering on a comfy couch in the apartment of Adrian's aunt. his aunt and his mom are identical twins, so i keep losing track of which is which.

this morning we tossed a frobozz around Central Park while we scoped out a spot for Saturday's picnic... around noon we're going to bring some guitars and friends and play until the cops kick us out. but in a minute we're off to the Annex, where we'll play our very first show in NYC. i'm dripping with glee. really, tho. i need to take a shower now.

I'm up slugger. No, really. I'm Up Slugger, the famous man from Kayak, New Jersey.

But seriously, folks. This is Nick Lerangis, here blogging it up for y'all. Hey, there. We've got a big show in a few hours, and what's more, the American League beat the National league for the 13th straight time last night. I'm quite disappointed, because I love the National League.

Get ready for some giggage.


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bloggin' from tha road!

Hey y'all! Adam here, riding shotgun in my own 2000 mazda 626 with adge behind the wheel and a car full o' nicks up ahead. We are a few hours outside of new York city and I'm doing my best to blog from adge's iPhone. Earlier we passed four blades of the World's Most Giant Propellor, each being carried on their own wide load semi. Also I saw an old German car from like the 1920's. Sweet. Been listening to a lot of the Garden State soundtrack with tears streaming down our cheeks. Also listened to Cake's Fashion Nugget with significantly fewer tears. More NYC blogging to come!


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Videos from Madison Theater Show. Sweet.

Jenny's Got a... (The NEW version!!!)

Anna Sun

The Dam is About to Break

Thanks to Lauren Rasmussen for taking awesome videos.

the boyz

No Words Necessary.

Saturday Morning, where are the cartoons?

Adam here. It's saturday morning at 9:40 am and there is a surprising lack of cartoons on TV right now. All I found was Spongebob Squarepants and some bible-related show that didn't look particularly cool. I don't know the last time I was awake this early on a Saturday, and this time it's for good reason gone bad. I was supposed to be at work today at 8 am, but I slept through my alarm and didn't wake up until almost 9, and by then, working a 4 hour day had turned into the possibility of hauling ass and getting a little over 2 hours in, so I decided against it. Fortunately for me (take that, alarm!!) I have the most flexible job in the world and my boss couldn't care less that I'm not working right now.

Now back to Spongebob Squarepants. Apparently there is a greatest hits album from SBSP and on it Cee-Lo Green has recorded a cover of the theme song to the show. I have decided that its now my mission to hear that as soon as humanly possible.

Currently on TV is the video for Jordin Sparks' "Battlefield". Why does love always feel like a battlefield? Better go and getchyur armor. WHAT? First off, she should learn how to spell her own first name. Second of all, she owes any success of that song to Pat Benetar. And 3rd, I think the word "armor" is virtually impossible to use in a cool way in a pop song. If you can find an example of it used well, I'll give you a prize.

Time to mow the lawn.

I'm excited for our NYC show at the Annex on Wednesday, recording our new demo "I Want, I Want" the week after, and getting new t-shirts in the coming weeks. Wowee.


Friday, July 10, 2009

A little recommended listening

Hey Blog O'Sphere,

It's Nick L here, just writing to holler some good music at you. Lately I've been listening to a lot of stuff I didn't have before:

Tom Waits' Swordfishtrombones
Sun Kil Moon's Ghosts of the Great Highway
Micachu's Jewellery,

I'm just starting My Morning Jacket's Evil Urges, I don't know what I think, but it's good so far and worth a listen because they are a great band.

We just finished a really exciting version of Iscariot complete with pops and clicks, synth spaciness, tom-tom and chair percussion a la Adge, and lots of cool transporting moments courtesy of Nick P.


Nicholas L

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009

I was boogie-ing in the front of the Danceteria crowd in an orange t-shirt, you were wearing a patterned dress and you were jumping around behind me.

The last two days have been wonderful. Wonderful. On Thursday we played at the Madison Theater and it was incredible--I've never played somewhere like that but it was amazing and fun and big and loud. We played in a lineup that featured some tight bands who were all really nice to us. The guys from The London were really friendly:, and Watson Park were as well. They gave us a free CD! At any rate, the show was incredibly fun, and Brooke, Jess, Hilary, Emily, Chunk, Greg Hart aka Dagmar, Joe, Patti, Alex Howe, Snoop-a-loop, Chunk's family, and more people who I'm forgetting to mention came out and saw us. Awesome!

Last night, we played in the finals of the Dirty Dozen Band Challenge at the Mad Frog, and we played at 1 AM, the lamest spot ever, and we had a bit of a disheartening turnout (thanks to CeCe, John, Brooke, Hilary, Jess, Kayleigh, and whoever else I'm forgetting), but we PLACED SECOND and won two songs at a local studio! Watch out for a single release coming out sometime next month!!!

Today, Nick P. and I woke up early to go to it's the 4th of july.. must go play.