Nautical Nation / Blog

Chapter 2: A New World

A band in our position has to find ways to get on the road to play in front of people every night. To gain new fans, get our name out there, and connect with the people who enjoy music as much as we do. We write music and perform, not only for ourselves but we do it for YOU. You, the fans, are why we do this, and are the reason we are able to do what we do day in and day out. So first and foremost we thank you for that. Unfortunately, the ways to do what we need to do are very expensive. Studio costs for the record are generally a few thousand dollars. Costs of a major tour is another several thousand dollars. We need to order new merchandise to sustain us on the road as well as help with all of our personal bills to keep our home lives intact for when we come home. Routine vehicle maintenance and high gas prices are also big factors in a large tour. If you're still reading this, THANK YOU! And know that if you help us and contribute to our goal, YOU will be a part of something much larger than just a group of guys touring the country in a van. No no no… You will be a part of changing the lives of many people. You will help change our lives, the lives of the people who listen to this record, and the lives of the people we reach with our music on a personal level while we are on the road. This is also our chance to get recognized on a higher level in the music industry. And hopefully lead to a record label?

Nautical Nation; Chapter 1: Get Nauti!

Kicking things off right Jan. 4, at Maggie Mae's Bar on Austin's famous 6th St, over 1,200 people sailed through to celebrate not only the new year, but the new name with us! We brought the heat with new songs and release of the new EP, "Get Nauti" to keep the wading fans hooked and hopefully sink some new ones! After a few months to rally up necessary reinforcements, we look forward to bringing you more and more music that lives on from ye olde Cougarbait locker, at our upcoming live shows. We're stoked sailors about the new tracks and can't wait to deliver more as we head into all new competitions and venues to flood the nation, starting at the heart of Texas! Come jam with us, we love interacting with fans, fellow musicians, and critics alike! As we are unsigned and promote ourselves, we are widely open to invites from all artists, festivals, events, managers, agents, venues, parties, etc. Contact us via Facebook or preferably nauticalnationtheband@gmail.com

Cougarbait Update

As we finish up a series of practices, shows, and finishing first in the first round of the Austin Battle of the Bands, Cougarbait is tired but excited for what's to come. We have upcoming shows on the 1, 13, 14, and 15 of September in Ingram, Kerrville, and Austin, merchandise being made, and a full album is in the works. So please, stay tuned and stay awesome! We love you guys.


Today is the first day of the Cougarbait ReverbNation page. We'll see how this goes.