Monday, August 31, 2009

Who Wants a Taste?

In an effort to promote our second full-length album, Horror Vacui, IWTDI will be releasing a song a week until the release date, October 13th! Starting Friday, you will be able to stream one new song each week via the player on the right sidebar of this page or on our ReverbNation page. Then, a week after each song is introduced, it will be made available for streaming via our myspace page.

Check back, subscribe to this page, tell your friends! We're proud of this record, and we can't wait to share it with you! The first track will be put up this Friday.

And keep your eyes peeled for news of our CD release party, October 10 at the Cat's Cradle! It's going to be a blast!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

IWTDI Update: Do You Like Parties?

We like parties. We like parties a lot. We like parties so much, we're throwing one on October 10th. We aren't quite ready to release all the details yet, still putting some finishing touches on the event, but this is a party you will want to attend! Keep checking back, or feel free to subscribe to our blog using your favorite reader!

Also, we're booking our fall tour! Take a look at our show listings widget on the right and tell your friends in those towns! We'll be offering free stuff and guest list spots to folks who help promote our shows!

There's been a slight lull over the past few days, just the calm before the storm, friends. We're going to have a lot to talk about very soon!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Kind words from Bootleg Magazine


The Beached Margin/Done Waiting EP

If their debut was about celebrating youth and having fun while exploring sonic power-pop ideas then I Was Totally Destroying It's follow up EP's (and October full length release Horror Vacui) are about coming to terms with adulthood and relationships, that life stops being a party.

Compiling unreleased material and a previously digital-only free release, The Beached Margin EP and Done Waiting EP as a vinyl release by Greyday Records is a success, and a hard won one at that. After leaving a local N.C. label for greener pastures, IWTDI finally gets these energetic and emotional tunes out.

Growing can be a struggle and it finds light here yet with IWTDI continuing to distill high energy power pop on both EP's. Done Waiting is seven songs that feel less like leftover tracks from their debut than varied takes on familiar ideas. Done Waiting is mostly wild-eyed, a blast of energy on the title track and ‘Teeth’ is just as explosive, more immediate and troubled. John Booker and Rachel Hirsh continue to be outstanding vocalists, whether together or apart. Everything here illustrates a growth spurt, taking on new shapes, architecture and flavors. Half way in the band begins to experiment, infusing late sixties melodies or electronic beats on ‘I’m Broke and So is Everything I Own’ – a bouncing and murky song that’s theatrical, spooky and, briefly at times, a party. ‘The Masquerade’ opens with a The Who-like acoustic melody recalling ‘Behind Blue Eyes’ but it’s an ethereal track, brief at two minutes, but gutsy for its spare qualities and restraint. ‘Radar Song’ may weight Done Waiting, sounding indifferent to the whole and like another band entirely, hinting . But as the longest track, it’s the most at risk yet has much to offer.

The Beached Margin collects four songs, either larger in scope or decidedly spare, notably 'Me and My friends' which has an acoustic Neil Young quality. 'Fences' navigates between careful pacing and explosive, punchy rhythms, clearly showing how the band can craft memorable songs with delicious melodies. As a vinyl release (on muted purple wax no less) the tracks have a thicker, more alive feel than their free download counterparts. The sound is heavier, almost as if the band is playing in the room - the vocals more crystallized and crisp.

IWTDI is a righteous combination, blending rock, harmony and pop sounds with a bounty of ideas. The band scorches down the middle of the American highway, negating clich├ęs. IWTDI has a lot of territory in which to cover, hopefully they’ll keep exploring.

- Brian Tucker

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

From Garage to Couch

On July 30, we played a ridiculously fun show at The Garage in Winston Salem with Rat Jackson and Lovely Houses. Check out the show review in Yes Weekly, and if an old Hepster might opine, I'd say Rat Jackson stole that show and engraved their name in our hearts that night!

Meanwhile, make sure you catch the next screening of Beer Y'all, August 27 at the Local 506!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Deckfight: Friday Five

IWTDI are proud to have been included in Deckfight's follow-up to Earfarm's "Ten NC Bands You Should See" We happily share the list with The Never, Nathan Oliver, Dylan Gilbert, and Red Collar. Follow the link below to find the write-ups and links to songs by all of these great bands. And many congratulations to Lonnie Walker for heading a great list of bands over at Earfarm.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Limited Edition Vinyl is Out!

On August 7, we held our 12" release party at The Pinhook in Durham, NC with Goner and Free Electric State. A good time was had by all! We introduced our very own cocktail, known as the "I Was Totally Destroyed" which contains gin, blue curacao, grapefruit juice, and sour mix. Pinhook went through SIX bottles of gin that night! We also introduced The Beached Margin/Done Waiting, our 11-track dual-EP on colored vinyl, which you can purchase online using the link to the right, at shows, at CD Alley in Chapel Hill, Schoolkids Records in Raleigh, and in Durham at Chaz's Bull City Records as well as Offbeat Records. If you're not into vinyl, you can purchase the whole thing or just your favorite songs at your favorite online outlet such as Amazon or iTunes. The vinyl comes with a free digital download which includes a bonus track which you can also find at said online outlets. Exciting!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Hello and welcome to the new IWTDI blog style web presence thingy! We hope you will come back and check out our updates frequently, as we have many fun things going on. Woo Hoo!