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With one week left to reach our goal of raising $15,000 to go towards recording, producing, mastering and packaging a new record, we ask our fans to help us over the finish line. We have close to $10,000 pledged already. If we realize the last $5,000 before November 24th at 10 pm, we will begin recording new music on December 1st. Go to our kickstarter page and check out our cool rewards! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/603495646/the-speedbumps-new-full-length-album
In early March, The Speedbumps released their new single: a bluegrass cover of "Creep," originally written and recorded by the popular alternative rock band, Radiohead. The idea to cover this tune started as a whim when drummer Pat Hawkins was playing around with a two-step beat. It was during that same time the band was becoming known for their paradoxical music style — one that had cheery upbeat rhythms but featured self-reflective and somber lyrics. The Speedbumps’ version of Creep amplifies that signature trait for which the band is currently known. Fans can view the official video on The Speedbumps YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liA5JqUjdzE
Although the story behind the song is somber, CMT Edge calls "Back To The Start" ultimately uplifting. http://www.cmtedge.com/2013/11/20/the-speedbumps-slow-it-down-for-back-to-the-start/
Thanks to American Songwriter Magazine for featuring our new song "Chasing You Down" on their web site this month! http://www.americansongwriter.com/2013/11/song-premiere-speedbumps-chasing/
We're releasing our third album through a special home town show at The Kent Stage on November 29th. Tickets are on sale now! http://ticketf.ly/189TNCe
Hey y'all, this is an ideal month for catching the band at any number of festivals. Check out our tour schedule and be sure to stop by our merch table during any show. You can enter your name for a chance to win a FREE, signed copy of our upcoming CD that's releasing this fall!
Several songs from The Speedbumps album "The Moon Is Down" were rendered as the musical score for independent film, Molly's Girl, which was recently released in the UK, France and Germany. See the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUREPtgDDkA
We've been busy recording our third album and we're looking forward to sharing a preview of these new songs with fans at two upcoming shows -- The Purple Fiddle in Thomas, WV on June 7th and Rumba Cafe in Columbus, OH on June 8th. Hope to see you there!