School’s Out For Summer!

Granted, we’re not in school, but whatever. Either way, this means I’m taking off my hiatus and letting you know that though we may have been quiet here on our renowned Tooth & Nail Blog, we have also been busy. This summer kicked off with new albums from Write This Down, The Overseer, Children 18:3, States and Wolves At The Gate. And it’s only the beginning of July!

It was America’s birthday this week, which also marked the first true day of sun and warmth (if you can consider the low 70s warmth, which we do) in Seattle. In belated celebration, we spent our Friday lunch break firing up the grill and enjoying summer.

Looking ahead, we are working on some really cool new albums from Capital Lights, Anchor & Braille and Abandoned Pools. I am personally excited about all those releases, but I suppose I’m a little bit biased.

There may or may not be some other neat-o tricks up our sleeves. Cough, cough. So stay tuned for some fun and other awesome things. And remind me to tell you about that one time I made a piñata out of peeps for one of our A&R guys.

Tooth & Nail TV: Episode 6 (Teaser Version)

I know you’ve been wondering to yourself, “hey self, when do you think the next episode of Tooth & Nail TV is going up?” Well you can stop wondering! Filming has begun on the latest episode of Tooth & Nail TV, which will feature the latest music videos from Underoath, I Am Empire, Emery, Write This Down, Hyland and more!

Our hosts Micah Dean and Adam walked back into the office not too long ago wet, barefoot and carrying inflatable life rings, so I think it’s safe to say this could be something worth watching.

Oh, and we might also finally be giving you the answer to that nice little teaser of a band we posted about last week. Until then, I’ll leave you with a couple of photos from the “set” of Tooth & Nail TV, also known as our office.

Fuel To The Fire

Speaking of summer festivals and Warped Tour…

For the past few years we’ve been spending our springs putting together a Tooth & Nail / Solid State magazine called FUEL. Each mag features a bunch of interviews with and articles written by our bands.

This year’s FUEL cover band is August Burns Red and the issue includes an interview with guitarist JB Brubaker.

“It’s always difficult for me to pick specific things that I view as inspiration.  I am not one to look at something beautiful or sad or whatever it may be, and feel inspired to write.  That’s never been where I have been coming from.  I write what I think sounds good.  I try to write interesting songs.  If I find the music to be interesting, then it’s my hope that others will as well.  You could say I’m simply motivated by the desire to continually get better at my craft…”

For the rest of this interview and more, be sure to stop by our booth this summer at one of the many festivals we will be at and/or Warped Tour!

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When The Rain’s Away, The Co-Workers Will Play

Well maybe not play, exactly. But barbecue. Sunshine can occasionally be hard to come by in these here parts, so when it does…a lunchtime grill session seems necessary. Today’s grillmaster Scott and I took the opportunity to run to the local Trader Joe’s for some taco supplies.

We’re fortunate enough to have a grill behind our office, along with some outdoor patio furniture. So a bunch of us sat down for a good ol’ family lunch in the sunshine – probably getting a sufficient sunburn while we were at it since it’s not very often we get a chance to tan.

Not a bad way to spend your lunch hour on a Friday if you ask me!