Thursday, January 10, 2008

New EP Feb 2! Special shows in New Orleans 1/11 & DC 2/2

You´re Not Alone

OK Go spent the 2nd anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans recording with the trombone soul monsters Bonerama, and soon the world will hear the insanely swaggering result: A benefit EP called You´re Not Alone that comes out Fat Tuesday of Mardi Gras with this tracklist:

Rock 'N' Roll Suicide (the Bowie tune)
A Million Ways
Oh Lately It's So Quiet
It's a Disaster
I Shall Be Released (the Dylan Tune, with "Carnival Time" Johnson on vocals)

The EP will be available only on iTunes, and 100%--every last penny-- of the proceeds will go toward rebuilding the New Orleans music community, which was devastated by Katrina. Awesomely, iTunes agreed to donate their share as did IODA, who helped us digitize and promote it. Money goes to Sweet Home New Orleans,  an incredible organization, and also to build a new home for New Orleans R&B legend and amazing person Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, who lost everything in the storm and post-storm floods.

The band believes so strongly in this cause that they donated weeks of time and effort and resources that would otherwise have gone to making a new album or teaching Tim to talk to girls. Why bring this up? To convince you to buy the thing. It´s worth your money, all of which will go to helping out talented people in very real need. Do us, them and yourselves a favor and buy a copy.

SHOWS IN NOLA AND DC

OK Go & Bonerama are playing two benefit shows to celebrate the release. Buy a ticket to either and you´ll get a free download of You're Not Alone as a gift from OK Go. The first show is this Friday. Get on it! Buy plane tickets! Help build a house while you´re there!

Jan 11 -- New Orleans, LA – Tipitina's
Feb 2   -- Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

Again, every cent raised goes straight to the cause. If you can't make a show, you can still prove your awesomeness by donating to Sweet Home New Orleans right now.

Finally: Huge thanks to Music Travel Management, Horizon Entertainment Cargo, Sennheiser USA, and Gibson, who all made generous donations so these shows could happen.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I watched the live broadcast and it rocked!!! Hope you'll come back to the SF bay area so I can see you live.

karen

11:48 AM  
Blogger Neris said...

Never seen you before last night & I am glad I went! Your show was great & I can't wait for the EP to come out.
Neris

11:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A plea:

Checked the OK Go website as per usual and was shocked to read that OK Go would be having a concert-ish type thingy at The Bowery in support of Barack. First response: awesome, I am totally going. This reaction soon changed to anger however, as I realized that this show was on a Monday. Since I don't live in NYC it would be super duper hard for me to trek all the way down for a show... so, how about you guys play a proper show (all ages) at Irving Plaza or something the weekend before/after. PLEASE. I AM BEGGING YOU. I can assure you that people will come. We love you. I LOVE YOU. PLEASE. DAMIAN, TIM, RUSTY, DAN and JORGE... MAKE THIS HAPPEN. The guys that danced on treadmills can do anything, I AM SURE OF IT. I will be ever so sad if you don't... please don't make me sad.

Love,
Super-Fan

7:24 PM  

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