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This is not a Measure reunion.

An old lineup of us is going to play three old songs with/for Marco.

That said, this show is going to be amazing, and you should all come out and watch some great music that our awesome friend Marco helped put out into the world. 

If you’d like to see us play in actual bands, Fid, Joel and Mikey are in Pity Party, Tim is in Sun Puddles, Lauren is in Worriers and Mikey also plays in Now People, and sometimes the Dopamines, and sometimes every other band you probably like. Mike Regrets and BigA are in The Grains. High fives to anyone who can name the current bands of all 8,000 of our previous members.

That is all for now!

The Measure [sa]

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The Fest 10 and the second collection record!

After a few months on hiatus, we will be playing our very last show at this year’s The Fest 10 in Gainesville, Florida.  We play this coming Sunday, October 30 at 7:50pm at 8 Seconds.

We’re also excited to announce that No Idea will soon be releasing our second collection record “My Heart and the Real World: Another Collection of Standard Waits and Measurements”.  It is now available for pre-order through No Idea and if you order now, you’ll get a special bonus 7″ along with a screenprinted poster.  Those extra things are limited quantities, so if you’d like one, now’s your chance! Many thanks to No Idea for indulging us in making these records so complicated/fun. Click here for more info.

We’re very excited to be heading down to Florida soon.  Hope to see you there!

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We’ve got an announcement to make…

After a number of lineup changes, the Measure increasingly became Fid and I finding ways to continue making music together. For a while, that was working, but this Fall I made the decision that I can’t continue with the band. There were a lot of personal reasons behind that and I realized that my heart just wasn’t in the project anymore. It’s not fair to anyone to try to keep going after that, especially when you’re expected to tour and write music and play shows and look like you’re having a good time. As far as parting ways goes, it’s a fairly amicable event and I’m glad that we’re ending the band on good terms and as friends.

We started the band when I was 20, and if you had told me then that I would get to travel around the country, put out over 18 records and play with some of my favorite bands because of it, I’d think you were out of your mind. It’s been a great privilege and I hope those experiences don’t end here. Fid and I will certainly be putting out music in other bands soon, so stay tuned.

We’re planning on releasing the next collection record of the more recent 7”s later in 2011 and intend on playing Fest 10 (Oct 28,29,30-2011) for one final show. There’s a possibility of another couple 7”s as well. Locally, we’ll be playing our last shows during the second weekend in April in Brooklyn and New Brunswick. Details to be announced soon.

We want to thank everyone who has been so helpful and supportive over the years. Especially those who have set up shows, given us places to stay and put out records for us (Don Giovanni, Kiss of Death, Salinas, Chunksaah, Ernest Jenning, Art of the Underground, Los Diaper, Team Science, Snuffy Smiles and No Idea) . We’re incredibly grateful to the awesome folks at No Idea who have both distro’d our records and put out a split 7” and LP for us, getting our music out there to a larger audience than we were able to do on our own. They’ve been one of our favorite labels for a long time and it was an honor to get to work with them so closely both as a label and as friends.

To Mike Regrets, Big A, J Nixon, Mikey Yannich, Joel Control, Tim Burke!, Chris Pierce, Gore, Joey Birds, DanO, CJ, and Marco Reosti: thanks for getting through this band with us.

Lauren + Fid


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Next show at Don Giovanni Showcase!

Our next show is at the Don Giovanni Showcase, Day 1, at Death by Audio on February 11.  Check out the flyer above for more info!  You’ll be able to get tickets through sometime soon.  Stay tuned for an update on that.

Day 2 is at The Music Hall of Williamsburg with other awesome Don Giovanni related bands.  Check out both nights if you can!

Saturday, February 12, 2011
Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Screaming Females
Laura Stevenson & The Cans
Byrds of Paradise
7:00 $10/$12



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“Notes” LP/CD pre-order online now!

You can now pre-order the “Notes” LP/CD online which comes with a bonus 7″ and a screenprint of record related artwork.

You can get the extra items ONLY with the pre-order or from us at a few shows coming up.  We may or may not have the bonus 7″ at the record release show, so you may want to order it online if you definitely want that and the screenprint. We’ve been told the pre-orders are going fast.

Thanks again to the folks at No Idea.

Order here!

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“Notes” streaming online

You can now listen to our new LP “Notes” online at  Thanks to the folks over there for hosting the record and giving people a chance to hear it before it comes out.  The LP/CD will be released in early October and we will be having a record release show on October 15 in Brooklyn at Death by Audio with some amazing friends.

It starts at Track 19 of our streaming songs on that profile.  Click here to listen to the new record.

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East Coast tour

Announcing our fall East Coast tour! We’ll have our new LP with us as well.  Can’t wait!

* with Worn in Red
# with Sexy Crimes

October 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Dad’s House

October 24 – Washington, DC @ TBA #

October 25 – Asheville, NC @ Edge Frat

October 26 – Chattanooga, TN @ TBA #

October 27 – Gainesville, FL @ TBA

October 28 – Tampa, FL @ Transitions

October 30 – THE FEST 9

November 1 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Farside * #

November 2 – Valdosta, GA @ Bleu Pub * #

November 3 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 Bar *

November 4 – Charlotte, NC @ Lunchbox Records * #

November 5 – Richmond, VA @ Exit 76 * #

November 6 – Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space * #

November 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire * #

November 8 – New Brunswick, NJ @ House show * # (also w/ the Outsiders)

November 9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Coco66 * # (also w/ the Outsiders)

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New song from the LP – now with release date!

We’ve posted the first song “Be Yours” from our new LP “Notes” up on our myspace page.  Check it out and get ready for the CD/LP release on No Idea Records coming up on October 5.

See you at Best Friends Day this weekend in Richmond.  We’ll be playing at Hadad’s water park on Saturday with the likes of the Arrivals, Algernon Cadwallader, Off With Their Heads and Negative Approach.  Yeah. That’s happening.  Can’t wait!

We’ll be playing The Fest 9 in Gainesville this upcoming Halloween weekend and will be playing shows around the east coast around that time.  Stay tuned for tourdates!

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Split with New Bruises out now!

Our split 7″ with New Bruises on Kiss of Death Records is now available to order, or download for free!  It features four new songs from us which are previously unreleased.  We have had some test copies with us on the past couple tours, but this is the first time it has been available online.

Check it out here.

More word on the new LP coming soon, we promise.

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the year of the new

It’s a new year, a new website, and soon a new LP “Notes” on No Idea Records.  We’ll keep this updated with news, shows, and updates about records and tours and things.  We’re about to leave for tour to/from Harvest of Hope in St. Augustine Florida.  Hope to see you there!

We recently played at the Don Giovanni Showcase at Bowery Ballroom and Joe managed to take a nice video of one of our new songs “Fear of Commitment”.  It will be on the new LP!

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