Don't forget You, Me, and Everyone We Know will be joining us tomorrow, February 19th, at 6pm EST/3pm PST for a chat. To get you pumped, we're giving away a pair of tickets to the date of your choice of the band's upcoming tour with Have Mercy, Weatherbox and Head North. Dates are in the replies - the first person to claim a show gets the tickets.
Update: The tickets have been claimed, but be sure to join in the chat tomorrow for more chances to win.
Inside Music host James Shotwell talks to Ben Liebsch of You, Me, And Everyone We Know. Instead of discussing music, the two talk about Ben's struggles with alcoholism and addiction, as well as his recent marriage, and his ongoing struggle to come to terms with trauma from his childhood. They also discuss the band's new EP, Dogged, which arrives on March 17.
"I eventually after freaking out.. starting to get suicidal about things.. I started to see a therapist and started seeing about medication and stuff and just being like I need to figure this out Ė whateverís going on with meÖ I canít keep sufferingÖ I need to sort out the things that are missing me outÖ I eventually found out I suffer from PTSD from childhood things that happenedÖ but Iíve realized that itís okay that youíre damaged and Itís been a lesson in learning and thatís sort of what this whole EP is aboutÖĒ
In case you haven't heard - You, Me, And Everyone We Know are back and have signed to new Nashville independent label South By Sea Music. They will release an EP called Dogged on March 17th. We are premiering a new song off of it - "I'd Rather Be Sleeping." It's one of the best pop-punk songs released so far this year, which shouldn't come as much of a surprise. Check it out in the replies to see what I mean. The band will also be supporting Have Mercy on tour with Weatherbox and Head North - dates for that are below, as well.
At You Me and Everyone We Know's show the other night, Ben Liebsch stated that he had been sober for three years now and recently was in LA recording new music. He also said that the band would be touring this upcoming spring in support of the new album.
It's been a long road for Ben Liebsch, but the You, Me, and Everyone We Know vocalist sure seems to have come out on top. The quality tunes have continued since he took over the YMAEWK moniker, with the honestly-titled I Wish More People Gave A Shit EP on the way. Today we're premiering Ben's latest, a new song called "Better Men" - check it out in the replies. Grab I Wish More People Gave A Shit on May 7th and catch YMAEWK on tour starting next week.
Thunderbeard Records will be releasing You, Me, And Everyone We Know's A Great Big Hole on vinyl this spring. We're teaming up with the label to give away a pretty cool prize package that includes records, apparel and a signed test pressing of A Great Big Hole. How do you win? First, like Thunderbeard's Facebook page. Then answer this question: If you dug a great big hole, what would you put in it? The best answer wins the prize package, which I'll choose on Friday. Good luck.
Today is 06/06/12, which means we're bringing you a song stream from Squid The Whale for their new song, "The German Affair". The song features Ben Liebsch from You, Me, And Everyone We Know, and produced by Kory Gable (Strike Anywhere, The Dangerous Summer). You can find the song, the single artwork, and the lyrics below.
You, Me, and Everyone We Know have gone on indefinite hiatus. Read statements from the band members in the replies. A new song, "Sad Bastard Music," from the band's final release, Things Are Really Weird Right Now, is streaming here.