D-P-M!!!! That’s right, our Japanese brothers The Depaysement are making their triumphant return to America to play alongside us at the closing event of Maximum Ames Music Festival this year on Sunday, Sept 28 at Deano’s! Seriously, think about this: a rock’n'roll band is flying to America from Japan to play at Deano’s: FUCK YES! Plus our fellow R’n'R patriots The Wheelers, Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band and Electric Jury are shredding this show as well! It’ll be our first show featuring the insane Dylan Boyle on guitar and the destructive Jose on drums! Believe me: WE ARE BRINGING MAXIMUM HEAT TO MAXIMUM AMES!
Also toooooooonnnnnnsssss of our friends and label-mates and heroes are playing the fest, check out the outrageous full lineup HERE!
Oh and ALSO: you can now stream or download our overwhelming ballads album “Immediate Family” on Bandcamp! This album is our greatest achievement, if you haven’t heard it yet prepare to cry/be scared/not know what to feel!!! Just know that we love you.
That reminds me that ALL of our albums are not only streaming on Bandcamp but also on YouTube! That’s “Eyes” + “Triple Trinities” + “Immediate Family” – damn, we can’t wait to get to work recording our brand NEW album “Song Against the Law” because it will be pure evil!!!
Also, we want to send so much love to J. Parry, he was the drummer on our national tour with The Depaysement and we shared so many unbreakable memories together! He’s moving to Alaska and we’re gonna miss him a lot but we also know he’ll be spreading pure knowledge of AMES everywhere he goes! We love you J!
Human Iowa is not a person, a place or a thing. It’s a fucking VERB: We’re gonna human the shit outta this state!
We have two beautiful shows coming up in the next few days! On Friday Feb 21 we’ll be at The Mill in Iowa City for our IC album release show! We’ll be playing a bunch of songs from our new record as well as an assortment of other ragers!!! Our good friends The Olympics and Brooks Strause are playing too! We love those dudes!
And then on Monday Feb 24 we are playing an early ALL AGES show at Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines to celebrate the 21st birthday of our all-time hero, brother and tour-partner Lesbian Poetry! He has played trumpet in Mumford’s on a bunch of our national tours and he is truly a champion of our hearts. We are gonna balls to the walls on the sweaty dance party to celebrate this legend!
IT RETURNS. On JAn 24 we are celebrating the third year of Ames Winter Classic at The M Shop! The past two years have been NUTS and this year is gonna be pure glory! The show is FREE and ALL AGES! And we’ll be ripping it alongside three of our favorite Iowa bands: Annalibera (pure beauty), Twins (Cedar Valley genetic pop) and Trigger-Fish (Ames High School indie champs)!
Playing at The M Shop is always excessively sweaty! It’s such a great place, the most iconic venue in Ames! Thank you to George and the whole M Shop staff for making Ames Winter Classic a tradition that will never die!
We’ve got a brand new song to debut at this show! Plus tons of new songs, old favorites and special guests. In other words: TEXTBOOK AMES ROCK’N'ROLL! So put down your textbook and come rock and roll!
Doors open at 7:30, the show starts at 8!
It has finally arrived! Our brand new album “Immediate Family” is now available from Maximum Ames Records! You can get it from the www.maximumames.com or from Vinyl Cafe in Ames or ZZZ Records in Des Moines!
We are so proud of this record, we absolutely poured our hearts into it and we can’t wait for you to hear it!
We will be performing an intimate and overwhelming album release show in Ames on Sunday, Dec 8 at The Space for Ames! The Space is where Mumford’s first started in 2008! Our good friends Gloom Balloon and Holly & the Night Owls will open the show! They rule! It’s from 6-9 pm and it’s ALL AGES and it’s free if you buy the new album (CD and vinyl will be available) or $5 if not!
Oh and also: we will be continuing our unstoppable tradition of ringing in the new year and bringing down the house at DG’s Tap House on New Year’s Eve!!! This year we are joined by an incredible lineup of truly mind-altering artists: Trouble Lights, Mark Mallman, Doctor Murdock and Jordan Mayland & the Thermal Detonators! FUCK YES!!!
And one more thing too: we are so excited and honoured to be recording our first ever Daytrotter session on Nov 26! It’s been a longtime dream to record there and we are gonna bring the heat! More glory to be announced soon!
We are so excited that our new double LP “Immediate Family” is now available for presale from Maximum Ames Records! You can pre-order it right HERE!
It’s a whole album of epic narrative ballads that tell excruciating, bizarre and funny stories about characters caught up in obsession and disgust and self-delusion and hate, but also sometimes in understanding and forgiveness and self-expression and love! It’s a very strange and beautiful record and it’s unlike anything we’ve ever made and we love it so much and can’t wait for you to hear it!
ALSO: everyone who pre-orders the record will get a FREE copy of our outrageous live album “Sing-Alongs For the Dead and Dying” which was recorded at Alexander Recording Kompany and features a bunch of our all-time classic sing-alongs and totally captures the out-of-control party vibes of a Mumford’s live show in our beloved hometown of Ames!