Josh Jenkins spoke with PegasusNews.com in a Q&A, asking the Green River Ordinance frontman about the group’s decision to leave Capitol Records and ask their fans to help fund their next album instead via Kickstarter.com, a move that seemed to be successful after the Fort Worth band raised $41,000. “Oh sure, with any decision that big, there are doubts,” Jenkins confessed. “Capitol had been our home and we left some dear friends there. Through the whole process, we never lost faith in our fans and our relationship with them. The decision to leave had plenty of risks, but so did staying.” The transcript at pegasusnews.com has since been removed.
Green River Ordinance checked in with fans after starting a fundraising campaign for their new album at Kickstarter.com, a move that followed their departure from Capitol Records. The Fort Worth, Texas rock band write:
We’ve just started writing and recording for our next album and we need your help to make it happen! We’re at a pivotal point in our career right now. We’re trying to do things a little bit differently, but the main goal is that we want to bridge the gap between fan and artist to make us one (we are coining this phrase, Fartist). We want to include you guys in every aspect of the creative recording process. We want to let you step into what we’re doing and be a part of our next record.
In order for us to do that we’ve decided to split ways with Capitol Records. We have many dear friends at that label and we had an amazing experience there. The last few years have been incredible with the support that they have shown us in our career. But for us to make the best music possible, to get music to you guys directly, and to have you guys be a part of what we’re doing, it made sense to leave the major label system for now.
Read more and check out what the band is offering based on the amount pledged here.
Green River Ordinance frontman Josh Jenkins spoke with Alternative Addiction about the band’s opportunity to tour with Goo Goo Dolls and Switchfoot this month and next in support of their debut album ‘Out of My Hands’. “It’s amazing. That whole thing for us, Switchfoot and Goo Goo Dolls we love and grew up listening to,” Jenkins confessed. “We’re kind of fired up about it, we’re ready to get out there. Some of the venues we’re playing like Red Rocks (Colorado), we’re going to have to pinch ourselves a little bit to make sure it’s a reality.” Read more.
Green River Ordinance are out with the video to their new single ‘On Your Own’, off the Fort Worth, Texas rock band’s major label debut album ‘Out of My Hands’, out now on Virgin Records. Watch it via YouTube below the cut. (more…)
Green River Ordinance will be joining VH1’s Best Cruise Ever to bring viewers the ultimate music lover’s getaway. To prepare for the event, the quintet have created a short video in search of a Yetti. Check out the video below the cut and pick up the band’s new album, ‘Out of My Hands’, in-stores and on-line now.
The event is set to take off on April 15-19, 2010, from Tampa to Grand Cayman onboard the Carnival Inspiration. The boat will be filled with some of the most popular bands in music including 3 Doors Down, Lifehouse, Shinedown and more than a dozen other artists.
Green River Ordinance stopped by Gibson to perform an acoustic version of their song ‘Come On’ during SXSW in Austin, Texas.
Video at YouTube has since been removed.