OK, it took a few days longer than expected to post anything about SPWF, but it was quite the long drive for us and I think we all needed a little time to recover. So. Steampunk World’s Fair was absolutely amazing! Once again we got to perform somewhere we previously hadn’t been able to attend, and meet new fans as well as run across friendly familiar ones again.
We really enjoyed meeting Valentine Wolf, who play some amazing and beautiful music and melodies, and finally got to witness the awesomeness of The Nathaniel Johnstone Band. Finally me Eli August, who is very cool. Had a few chances to chat with David Michael Bennet (The Spine) over the course of the weekend and catch up on what’s happened since WWWC in Tucson. And Steve Negrete did an awesome job on sound for us and the other bands playing the main stage.
One of the highlights of the weekend was getting to reunite with our tour buddies from last summer Frenchy and the Punk and This Way To The Egress. Friday night we were joined by Scott (FnP) and Saturday we had Taylor (Egress) perform along with us at the end of our sets. And I really enjoyed rocking with Egress and Cello Mike at their amazing Saturday set.
All in all it was a great weekend and we hope to come back next year. For now, time to get ready for the next show!
Got home late Sunday night from quite possibly the most amazing steampunk convention ever! Wild Wild West Con 3 was a truly amazing experience. It may be their third year, but it was the first for as and we had an absolute blast! We met so many wonderful people and are so thankful to the fans that came out to see us!
This was also our first time meeting/performing with Steam Powered Giraffe and Professor Elemental and they were all awesome.
On a personal note, I’ve been a huge fan of SPG since I found them on MySpace nearly 6 years ago and have watched them grow from a little troupe of buskers in the park to the steampunk superstars they are today so it was very exciting finally getting to meet them in person. They were the first steampunk band we really related to musically. We really love a lot of the bands making steampunk music, but SPG have always just seemed to have similar musical sensibilities and tastes to our own and have always felt like kindred spirits so there’s always been a very special place in my heart for them.
This was also SPG’s first time really getting to hear our music as well. And even though there were a few delays prior to the show and we had to cut our set time in half, we still had an AMAZING time performing to an incredible crowd of people! Our only regret is not getting to play Burn it Down. Next time, though!
One of the major highlights of the night: as we cleared our gear off the stage at the end of our set Rabbit came up to me in the wings with a big smile and said, “You guys sound so much like us!” I think I can die now… but I won’t. Got more music to make. ^_^
Can’t wait til next year, we really hope we get to come back!
- Captain Sprocket
CALLING ALL ARTISTIC FANS!
Are you an artist? Are you a fan of The Cog is Dead or steampunk? We’re looking for cool art and designs to use on t-shirts, buttons, hats, phone cases and more to put on official merch for The Cog is Dead!
Between now and the end of November we’re asking for submissions for cool designs! They can be based on our songs, our name, logo designs, quotes from lyrics, cartoons/anime/chibi/etc drawings of the band… whatever you imagine!
The top designs will be chosen and will appear on our official merchandise. If your design gets selected you will be given credit with your name on the online store and will receive a free t-shirt with your design on it in your size!
Please note that if you submit a design we reserve the right to make alterations to the color or other modifications if we choose to, and although you will get credit for your work you will not receive monetary compensation.
So if you’ve got a design or drawing that YOU think would look great on a Cog is Dead T-Shirt, then send a high res image to:
But HURRY! Contest ends November 30!
FULL STEAM AHEAD! Our long awaited new album is finally available! It features the hit singles “Burn it Down” and “Savior of the Skies” as well as “The Iron Horseman,” “Doctor Franklyn,” “My Metal Boy,” “Danger on the Dance Floor” and many more!
Check it out on Spotify and get it through iTunes or Amazon.com
Let’s have some fun as giant robots attack a city! It’s Doctor Franklyn, our new single!
If you’ve ever wanted a song written about you by a band of steampunk time travelers NOW is your chance to have that dream come true! We’re offering 6 slots for fans to donate to the kickstarter for our summer tour to have a song written about a steampunk character bearing their name or a name of their choice!
Along with that the package included tons of great prizes like an autographed copy of our upcoming album FULL STEAM AHEAD! before the release date, a LIVE one-on-one acoustic performance from Captain John Sprocket via Skype, a one-of-a-kind sketch by Captain Sprocket with handwritten lyrics from one of our songs, and buttons & stickers that will only be available to donors to this kickstarter!
So if you can help to get us on the road with Frenchy and The Punk & This Way to the Egress and become an official part of our musical legacy!
Check out the kickstarter here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/swinggoth/cross-country-steampunk-caravan-to-steamstock?ref=live
When a cruel old task master pushes his workers too hard they decide to rebel and torch the old man’s factory. That’s the story in our new single, “BURN IT DOWN”
That’s right, we’ve got a new album coming out in 2013! And we’ll be announcing the name of the album very soon!