Lindby Christmas EP on the Way!

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Happy Christmas everyone! We are hard at work on a CHRISTMAS EP that will be available for a free download on Lindby’s Bandcamp Site. More details to come when the EP is done, but for now, go ahead and read this article by the FW Weekly!

A Lindby Christmas by Hearsay at The FW Weekly

Ho ho hooray! The EP is going to be done next week, so stay tuned for the release!

Love,
Lindby

New Lindby T-Shirts Available Now

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Thinking about seceding? Well don’t leave the Union without one of these bad boys!

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That’s right, folks! It’s been almost 3 years since we’ve had a new t-shirt design, so here is the latest off the press! Lindby-tested, chicken-approved. The shirts were designed by Katie Goodrich and printed by Ringoboy. They will be available this Thursday at The Show at Lola’s. We’ll be selling them for $10 along with tons of other merch! And if you’re not going to be at the show, just CONTACT US and we’ll make sure you get a shirt if you’d like one!

And again once more, stay tuned for an EPIC Lindby update regarding the most wonderful time of the year….

Enthused, He Is!

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We love going to shows. Granted, most of the time we’re playing in them, but when when all of us (Lindby) go to see other people perform, whether they’re local or big-name touring acts, there is a certain “Je ne sais quoi” about them. We spend hours and hours preparing material for our own shows and when we see other people get up in front of a crowd and show what they have spent hours and hours preparing, there is a certain appreciation that we feel watching them pour their soul out into music for others to enjoy the way that we do. That in turn inspires us to go back and revamp songs, rethink set lists, and rework a some musical elements that were maybe half-baked and waiting for the right moment to be reinvented in a better way.

But inspiration strikes everyone differently.

Enter Jordan Buford. He is the writer over at The Music Enthusiast concert review blog. Jordan writes superbly in-depth reviews of concerts in the DFW area and is a seasoned veteran, having been reviewing shows since 2006 (you can read his full bio HERE)! Where our friends over at Fort Live primarily cover Forth Worth shows and only dabble in Dallas happenings, Jordan is quite the opposite. He covers mostly Dallas shows (due his proximity to the city) and handles Fort Worth goings-on from time to time. Nevertheless, he is FANTASTIC at what he does! His style of reviews is in a “play-by-play” format, which gives the reader the most in-depth look at the concert he is covering. Not only that, but his posts are informative AND interesting-qualities that some blogs only half muster.

In addition to The Music Enthusiast blog, Jordan also does a podcast over at the Whiskeyboy Radio Network that you can (and should) subscribe to HERE. We have been featured on the podcast multiple times (including his LATEST EPISODE) and HIGHLY recommend it if you are looking to discover new music from the DFW area.

Lastly, but definitely not least-ly, Jordan was gracious enough to take time out of his crazy schedule to sit down, listen to Erikson, and do one of his play-by-play overviews of it (CHECK IT OUT HERE!!). And when I say “play-by-play,” I mean he literally give his take on each song on the album. Music Enthusiast? Most definitely! Jordan doesn’t write many album reviews because he is so insanely busy covering live shows and keeping track of who is playing where and all that business, so when we saw the coverage that he did of our album, we were astounded that he gave it such a close listen! Our collective hats are off to you, Mr. Buford. It is abundantly clear that you love what you do and your passion for music shines through in your work. Just like we are inspired to create music when we hear it, Jordan is inspired to write. And mighty fine writing it is!

If you want to connect with Jordan and follow what he’s doing online (which you DEFINITELY should!), here is where you can find him on the interwebs:

Official Site: The Music Enthusiast
Facebook (TME): TheMusicEnthusiast
Facebook (personal): Jordan Buford
Twitter: The Music Enthusiast
Reverbnation: The Music Enthusiast
Subscribe to Podcasts on iTunes HERE or listen to them on Whiskeyboy Radio HERE

Love Your Motherland!

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We had to share this one from the Lindby Facebook Page:

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JD, the lovable feline model from the “Erikson” album cover, took some time off from his primary job of writing Lindby songs to go and do his duty. And for once it didn’t stink up the place! Love your motherland, everybody!

In other news, we are hard at work with Blackbox on planning some pretty epic stuff in the VERY near future (I can hear sleigh bells…). Stay tuned for updates as they will be forth-coming soon!

Love,
Lindby

Finding Fort Live

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Recently, we had the distinct privilege to sit down with Lyle Brooks, editor and writer over at FORT LIVE, and talk about Lindby, Erikson, Lindby’s band history, etc. We had a fantastic chat which ranged from Gregorian Chant, to Monty Python, Lord of the Rings, choir tours, the party antics of kids in Scandinavia (Lyle joked that the little hand-held recorder that recorded our conversation was actually broadcasting a radio show to kids in another country. It being Leif Erikson day, we suggested that naturally, the children of Northern Europe would be hearing tonight’s broadcast as they had been up partying all night celebrating the holiday), and topics beyond even those. Lyle was faithfully persistent and constantly roped us back in to talking about Lindby whenever we would digress too far off topic (which was, for better or worse, often), but more often than not, we just got to enjoy hanging out and shooting the breeze with Lyle on yet another fantastic Leif Erikson Day. To read his article on Lindby (an article inside an article? INCEPTION!!), head over to the 817 DAILY section of the Fort Live site. It really is amazing that he put together such a great article on us (which again, Thank you Lyle! You rock!), as we probably didn’t give him as much to work with as other bands probably do. But hey, we had fun!

CHECK IT OUT!

As the title of this post is “Finding Fort Live,” we wanted to give an official shout-out to Fort Live and explain to everyone who maybe hasn’t heard of this magnificent resource exactly what they do. And here it is, in their own words:

“Launched on January 1, 2012, Fortlive.com has been serving up a tasty dish of Fort Worth Live Music News, Local Artist Interviews & Concert Dates of every venue/bar/concert hall in town. We have become the de-facto place to find the latest news & gossip relating to live music in Funkytown. Spread the word and thanks for visiting. For more info, contact us at calendar@fortlive.com”

These guys are the bee’s knees as far as live music coverage in Fort Worth is concerned. Lyle Brooks and Casey Mack work insanely hard at promoting local music and practically live in the music venues so that they can bring coverage to everyone in the metroplex about what’s going down in Funkytown. They have THE most extensive calendar of local live music dates in Fort Worth, and are constantly posting updates on their Facebook Page regarding lineup updates and where crazy-awesome shows are going to be next. Their heart is truly in what they do. I mean, have you ever tried to keep track of where all of your favorite bands are playing? All the places they’re going to be in the next week? Try multiplying that by about 100 and you’ve got what Fort Live keeps track of in about a day. Incredible.

So anyways, go give them some love on their website and their Facebook Page. They really do deserve it, and if you are taking the time to go out and see local musicians rock the house down, you do too.

“Name Your Price” download for “Erikson”

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We had an overwhelming response from everyone regarding the album on Leif Erikson day, so we’ve decided to keep it up on Lindby’s Bandcamp Page for a “name your price” instant download! We cannot thank everyone enough for the love you’ve shown us and truly appreciate all the encouragement and support! We couldn’t do it without you!

Check it out HERE

Happy Leif Erikson Day!

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Three! Two! One! HAPPY LEIF ERIKSON DAY! In celebration of that lovable viking’s spirit of adventure and exploration, we are inviting everyone to explore our latest album, and download it for FREE!! Head on over to Lindby’s Bandcamp Page for the free download of “Erikson,” but hurry, once the magic of Leif Erikson day has worn off, the album will go back to $10. So show Leif the meaning of haste and honor his memory with a complementary download! We hope you enjoy! Also, for more insight on the album, check out our post, “ERIKSON EXPLAINED” for a better understanding of how “Erikson” came to be. Thanks again and enjoy the album!

Erikson, oh my Erikson!