We are playing in Louisville next week at Derby City Espresso.  We will play Dig Up The Dead in its entirety for the first and possibly only time ever.  No advance tickets, buy em at the door.  It’s a super small place, so come early and bring your happy face.  Help spread the word!

We are playing in Louisville next week at Derby City Espresso. We will play Dig Up The Dead in its entirety for the first and possibly only time ever. No advance tickets, buy em at the door. It’s a super small place, so come early and bring your happy face. Help spread the word!

We are very excited to announce that we are pressing our new album Dig Up The Dead on vinyl with our friends at Clifton Motel Records!  Details below, click on the photo above to order or go HERE!  Tell your frans!

This will be released on 5/24, but pre-orders are up now, and you get to download the album immediately after checkout.  We’re offering the following limited colors-

50 – Pink (signed limited edition)

120 – White

150 – Red

170 – Red/White swirl

All 50 of the limited edition copies come with an 8 1/2″ x 11″ letterpress art print, designed by Christopher Browder.  The first 50 orders of all other colors come with the print as well.

Tracklist:
1. Dig Up The Dead
2. Blackest Sky
3. Not My Blood
4. City Don’t Care
5. Call Me When It’s Over
6. Wormhole
7. Close That Door
8. Seven Years
9. You Got Cool
10. Yer Voice
11. All Those Dreams (Bonus Track)

We are very excited to announce that we are pressing our new album Dig Up The Dead on vinyl with our friends at Clifton Motel Records! Details below, click on the photo above to order or go HERE! Tell your frans!

This will be released on 5/24, but pre-orders are up now, and you get to download the album immediately after checkout. We’re offering the following limited colors-

50 – Pink (signed limited edition)

120 – White

150 – Red

170 – Red/White swirl

All 50 of the limited edition copies come with an 8 1/2″ x 11″ letterpress art print, designed by Christopher Browder. The first 50 orders of all other colors come with the print as well.

Tracklist:
1. Dig Up The Dead
2. Blackest Sky
3. Not My Blood
4. City Don’t Care
5. Call Me When It’s Over
6. Wormhole
7. Close That Door
8. Seven Years
9. You Got Cool
10. Yer Voice
11. All Those Dreams (Bonus Track)

PropertyOfZack Track-By-Track : : Mansions

propertyofzack:

Mansions is a name that we truly believe in here at PropertyOfZack, so we couldn’t be more thrilled to be posting our track-by-track of Dig Up The Dead today. Chris was kind enough to detail each song on the record, and he did a great job. Dig Up The Dead is out today, so make sure you buy it or at least give it a spin. Check out the meaning behind each of the ten songs below!

Dig Up The Dead
This was the last song written for the album, and it is probably my favorite. I don’t want to get too specific, but generally it’s about writing and playing music. It took me a little bit to figure out how to arrange this one, I didn’t want it to be just acoustic, but it didn’t feel like a full-band rock song either. The version on the record is the first version I recorded, which felt good, and the roomy vocals sound like our old apartment in North Carolina.

Blackest Sky
This one’s about getting older. I got really into the idea of having bass and drums stay pretty constistent throughout a song with just guitar and keyboard making the changes, and I think it worked pretty well. The instrumental bridge is probably the first “riff” I’ve ever written, and it surprised me when I wrote it. It made me feel cool for a minute haha. Did some fun knob twiddling with a delay pedal on the piano and the vocals, and the vocals are also going through a RAT distortion pedal. For whatever reason I got really into distorted vocals on this record, maybe as a crutch, but mostly just cause I think it sounds cool. My buddy Bryan played bass on this and came up with those cool fills in the choruses.

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Thanks

Today our new album Dig Up The Dead was finally released, and I wanted to take a second to say thanks. Seriously, thank you. If you’re reading this, then you are probably part of that small core group of people that has somehow managed to keep this thing going. It has been almost four years since I put out the first Mansions “album,” and it has been a weird time with the strangest combination of good and bad things. Sometimes I felt like the sky was the limit, and sometimes I wanted to quit. Sometimes it seemed like there was nothing as fun or as noble as playing music for people, and sometimes it seemed like there was nothing more pathetic and sad. Sometimes it changed from day to day, show to show, tour to tour. But whenever I was on the brink of letting this end, you were there to pick me back up. Whether a nice word at a show, a merch order online, or a comment on whatever social media site, it genuinely has meant and does mean a lot to me. It is the only reason to keep doing this.

In the past couple years I’ve thought a lot about why I play music, or why I should play music. For a long time I couldn’t come up with a good answer. Music is something that comes naturally to me, and I enjoy doing it. I enjoy the process of making something that I would like to hear that wasn’t there before. I think that’s reason enough, but the question I couldn’t answer was why bother letting anyone else hear it? Am I that desperate for attention and approval that I need others to notice what I do? Couldn’t I just make the music and keep it to myself? The answer is yeah, I could. It would still mean a lot to me, and it would fulfill part of its purpose. But it wouldn’t be complete.

I can’t put a number on how many hours I have spent listening to music or how much enjoyment I have gotten from my favorite bands. Those records are my friends. They have danced with me at parties, and they have driven me home alone. They have been there for me when no one else was. I have gotten so much out of music, and now I have a debt to pay. Some people book shows, some people have blogs, but I write songs. And if I have the potential to write even one song that hits one person the way that others have hit me, then I have to do it. It’s not out of a need for attention, it’s a need to feel that same connection that I felt when I heard “Pinkerton” for the first time. It’s a need to make someone feel the way “Heartbreaker” made me feel.

So thank you for being here and for making a connection with me and my music. Thank you for buying our new record, and for buying our old one, and for coming to shows, and for caring. We’ve never really been pushed by a big label machine or whatever, so anything good we have gotten is totally thanks to you listening and telling your friends. So please, keep it up.

Start a band, start a blog, put on shows in your basement, buy records. Forget everything else.

Love,
Christopher

nosleeprecords:

A great friend and honorary member of the No Sleep Records family, Mansions, has released his new record today! Dig Up The Dead is a spectacular record and we give it our highest recommendation!
Stream the entire album via AOL Music HEREExclusive Nervous Energies session via FILTER HEREPurchase physically via Burning House Records HEREPurchase digitally via iTunes HERE
Mansions tour dates w/ Into It Over It, I Can Make A Mess and more HERE
xoxo,Chase No Sleep 



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nosleeprecords:

A great friend and honorary member of the No Sleep Records family, Mansions, has released his new record today! Dig Up The Dead is a spectacular record and we give it our highest recommendation!

Stream the entire album via AOL Music HERE
Exclusive Nervous Energies session via FILTER HERE
Purchase physically via Burning House Records HERE
Purchase digitally via iTunes HERE

Mansions tour dates w/ Into It Over It, I Can Make A Mess and more HERE

xoxo,
Chase No Sleep 

aww yeahhhhhhhhhhh!
PRE-ORDER OUR NEW ALBUM BY CLICKING THE ALBUM COVER ABOVE!

Our new album, Dig Up The Dead, comes out on April 5th, and we have some pretty cool pre-order packages available for it.  Please please check it out if you’re interested, and spread the word to your friends.  Your support means a ton.  Here is the tracklisting:

1. Dig Up The Dead
2. Blackest Sky
3. Not My Blood
4. City Don’t Care
5. Call Me When It’s Over
6. Wormhole
7. Close That Door
8. Seven Years
9. You Got Cool
10. Yer Voice

PRE-ORDER OUR NEW ALBUM BY CLICKING THE ALBUM COVER ABOVE!

Our new album, Dig Up The Dead, comes out on April 5th, and we have some pretty cool pre-order packages available for it. Please please check it out if you’re interested, and spread the word to your friends. Your support means a ton. Here is the tracklisting:

1. Dig Up The Dead
2. Blackest Sky
3. Not My Blood
4. City Don’t Care
5. Call Me When It’s Over
6. Wormhole
7. Close That Door
8. Seven Years
9. You Got Cool
10. Yer Voice

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