We are SO excited to play at the Crocodile. What’s more we are humbled and honored to HEADLINE! We can’t wait to share our music on such an awesome stage. We get to play with PiGEON from LA, and locals Lonely Mountain Lovers. Saturday, July 6th, 8pm. All ages, Bar with ID. $8adv.Read More
Stream our new album, The Hidden RoseRead More
Here’s a quote from the Capitol Hill Times interview by Stephen Miller-
“The Hidden Rose” is a solid effort in composition, performance and recording. The album pulls, pretty effortlessly, both from Graham’s days in hardcore punk and more recent interests in melodic pop and Fleet Foxes-esque indie folk. The arpeggiated electric guitars, lilting vocal swoons and thin-cymbaled drum kit give “Rose” a tinge of Buckley’s “Grace.” And Graham’s tenor is as comfortable hovering above acoustic guitar strumming in a light falsetto as it is projecting over a weave of overdriven telecasters.
For the full interview, click hereRead More
In promotion of our CD release show on Sunday January 20th, we’re releasing a free download from The Hidden Rose.
The song is Captured Moment, and can be downloaded for free!
The very talented Charissa Bangs designed special cover art for the release. I love how the colors capture the fun, light, and joyous feelings found in the song. You can view her branding and design work here
Hope you make it out to the show if you’re anywhere near Seattle, WA! Details for the show and tickets can be viewed hereRead More
It’s been a good year. Thank you to everyone who’s made it out to a show.
This Memory above was captured by Aya Tiffany Sato.
More good memories to come ->
Below, is the first issue of a web zine brought to you by ma home boyz in Le Grand Cru. They put out a Compilation CD to benefit the Japan relief effort. I had the great honor of being one of the featured artists. I submitted an unreleased song, and it’s the only place you can purchase it.
Some of the other featured artist include: Hot Bodies In Motion, Pickwick, Campfire OK, Noah Gundersen, Lemolo, Young Lions, Pablo Trucker, Garage Voice, plus even more! We’ve already raised over $400 with nothing but word of mouth promotion! Take a look, and a listen. Help people who are helping people, and be a part of the relief effort. All the cool kidz are doing it.
Two months ago I got a chance to catch up with my good friend Jon French (former lead vocals/guitar of Breathe: Repeat). After showing him some of my songs he asked, “Who’s playing with you man?” I sheepishly replied, “I got nuffin’.” Jon called a few friends. I had a bassist and lead guitarist lined up within a day.
I still needed a drummer and keyboard-finger-gymnast. Tommy “NO THEFT” Panigot, another amazing friend, contacted a drummer. I called up an old college buddy with skillz on the ivories. Both agreed to join the team.
Now, ladies and gents, may I introduce you to the band: Andy Bangs (former Breathe: Repeat) on lead guitar, Mark Smith on bass, Mike Uhlenkott (former Paper Astronomer) on drums, Nick Lee on keys and harmonies, and me playing guitar and singing.
I’m so happy to be playing music with such talented and kind gentlemen. When the guys came to learn the new material, it was the first time I’d ever heard my own songs performed live. I’ve looked forward to band practice every single week. Feeling the bass and kick, getting to sing with someone else, and hearing all the parts performed together fills me with joy. I can’t wait to share this experience with people. The world debut for the new line up will be 8pm, April 19th 2011, at
the High Dive in Fremont, Seattle.
For the past 4 years I have been writing and performing music under the moniker Den U Ma. After releasing my most recent EP, “A Beggars Bread,” I realized a change had taken place. The sound, style, and spirit of music had shifted. I feel like
the music has gotten more honest and self-exposing.
I’ve noticed that the only way I can be real with myself is through song writing. For some reason I can sing about things I’m scared to talk about. “The Hidden Rose” starts with the line, “I am afraid of growing old, and what I’ve been told about dying in each day.” The first time these lyrics came out of my mouth I was completely shocked. Suddenly I realized how much I didn’t want to become old and isolated. My childhood was over. I just hadn’t realized it.
The music has really helped me process my fears and look for joy and hope in the dark places. In the title track from, “A Beggars Bread” I sing the line, “My journal needs new ink, my mind a way to think. My canvas needs painting. The heart much saving.” I believe art has a lot of power in it. When I let myself be creative, I can get my fears out in front of me, and have more perspective and power over my own circumstances.
So, after coming up with a lot of really bad band names, I decided to listen to my mother and “just be myself.” I am now playing under my own name, Timothy Robert Graham.Read More
I am currently working on recording a ten track LP. The theme of the record is starting to emerge. So far ideas about hurt, loss, regret, and fear are juxtaposed by ideas about love, compassion, and hope. My friend Daniel Blue (Motopony)
noticed that redemption seems to be a common thread.
I started the recording at the Dolce beachfront cabin on Camano Island, located an hour north of Seattle. I’ve continued recording in my house studio on Beacon Hill (where I recorded Tony Kevin Jr.’s EP, Poverty). I have three more songs to
record, and I’m eyeing a friend’s early 1900’s house.
Le Grand Cru will release the first single on a compilation fundraiser album. Proceeds will benefit a Japan relief fund. The scheduled release is set for late April, early May. I’m hoping to complete the full length LP by late June, early July. The working title is, “Let Me Sing.”Read More