Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The 2¢ Show

Late spring 2012 brings the highly anticipated release of “The 2¢ Show,” Steam Powered Giraffe's second studio album.
The 2¢ Show gives listeners a one-way ticket with the robots on-the-road through an antique America that is filled with both magic and mystery. Join Rabbit, The Spine, and The Jon as they travel to romanticized echoes of various eras. Eras such as the wild and weird west, where Jackalopes yodeled alongside singing cowboys and Giant Rattlesnakes were king. Aboard an enchanted steamboat, they head deep into a mystical south, finding Bog Spirits who boogie to twisted Zydeco tunes. From a decaying past, dieselpunk fables and crooning records melt with electric folk pop and psychedelic radiation to create the unique, yet timeless sound Steam Powered Giraffe makes.

We're kicking things off with a music video of our popular song “Honeybee,” which appears on the new album.

We've also posted three other official performance videos of our songs, "Me and My Baby (Saturday Night)", "Captain Albert Alexander", and "Ju Ju Magic", so be sure to check out our YouTube Channel here for all the robot fun!

This new album comes out during the start of SPG's touring endeavors, which will literally take the band on the road across America! Our new songs and bits leave San Diego to head for The World Steam Expo in Dearborn, Michigan for Memorial Day Weekend in May. We hope to make a few stops on our way to and from the convention, and to continue touring up the California coast in the fall.
(For booking availability, please call (619) 971-3294 or e-mail steampoweredgiraffe@gmail.com)

Here's where we need your help so we can bring our show across America! We have to take our recently acquired tour bus on the road, and already repairs have started to set us back. With the cost of maintenance and fuel, we're in need of donations to make sure we can continue performing outside of Southern California.
To anyone who donates more than $100, their names will appear inside the new album and we will be sending them a signed copy of  The 2¢ Show before its release date. There are also some rewards for other dollar amounts!
Spread the word, donate, be immortalized on our CD, and help be a part of the future of Steam Powered Giraffe!

We've got a bunch of shows and events that are starting to pop up, and we're posting about three of them this month.

March 16th will see the robots back in San Diego California for a live concert! With extended sets, you're sure to hear your favorite song, so head on down St. Patty Day's Eve for some toe tapping fun! Costumes are always encouraged, and there will be a raffle for SPG goodies. For our 21 and up guests, join the band after the show for drinks in the VIP Lounge for only $5 more. (The Spine will be drinking water though, as he does not drink.)

You can reserve your tickets for this show online right now by clicking here!

Then, right in time for Spring Break, the Cavalcadium (The Official Steam Powered Giraffe Fan Club) will be throwing another carnival on March 31st! The turn out was successful enough last time, that they thought they'd throw another one, this time fundraising for our touring endeavors. We'll have more details as they emerge, but be prepared for an afternoon of fun and games with special appearances by the people behind the robots, and possibly an acoustic performance by the robots themselves! Click here to visit the Facebook Event.

For all you non-Californians, the robots will be headed east for The World Steam Expo in Dearborn, Michigan! This trek is a long one for us, and we're looking for help to raise enough money to assist! Click here to donate!

While the details of this convention are still in planning, expect to see the robots in concert along with plenty of panels for a look behind-the-scenes at the artists who make SPG work!
For more information visit: http://www.worldsteamexpo.com.