Starting now, we'll be offering tiny snippets into the past of your favorite bands and artists. Never heard, incredibly rare or just really freakin' old, here is the first installment of the Before They Were Stars feature: "Half of It" by Manchester Orchestra. Stream the song in the replies and then tell us what you think.
Manchester Orchestra has a video update from their time with Kevin Devine in the U.K. Included is a cover of MGMT's "Time To Pretend" and the pilot episode of Andy Hull and Kevin Devine's new show Baby Time. Check out the video in the replies and see more cool stuff at Sounds of Buzz.
Manchester Orchestra's performance of "I've Got Friends" from their appearance on Letterman last night can be seen in the replies. Try to decide what is better: their performance, or Dave Letterman talking to them afterward.
ShockHound.com has a new video interview with Manchester Orchestra. Andy Hull and Chris Freeman talk about their "awful" early shows, their Weezer-influenced new album, and getting one of their songs played on Gossip Girl. Check it out here.
As part of AbsolutePunk's celebration of all things Manchester Orchestra today, Michigan concert promoter Fusion Shows would like to give all Michigan-resident AP members a chance to win two tickets to see the band on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at the Eagle Theater at the Crofoot in downtown Pontiac, Michigan.
To enter for a chance to win, RSVP "yes" for the event on their Facebook group, and then simply leave a comment about what Manchester Orchestra means to you on the event's wall.
The best wall post will win two tickets to the show, and will be contacted via Facebook.
Mean Everything to Nothing, the next album by Manchester Orchestra, was officially finished this week. The release date, however, will likely not be March 31st as otherwise posted but a later date in Spring 2009.
All Get Out wants to give you two tickets to their winter tour with Manchester Orchestra. To win, check out the band's new EP and leave a comment on their AP.net profile! Tell us your favorite song and the date of the show you'd like to attend.