Amy will be teaching bass to 12 - 18-year-old girls as part of the Como Girls Rock! Camp in Columbia, Missouri. The camp is designed to use music as a vehicle for positivity. Being part of Como Girls Rock! will put young women in a situation where making decisions, taking leadership roles, learning new skills, and trusting their instincts are all encouraged, and our hope is that the students will use these skills in other parts of their lives, and leave camp with stronger self-esteem and more conviction in their endeavors.
There are still openings! If you or someone you know are interested, be sure to read more at the Como Girls Rock! web site!
More info coming soon; in the meantime, check out the GearFest web site and make your plans to come hang out and try out all the latest music equipment!
On August 1, Clatter released their third full-length album, "Garden of Whatever." Recorded and produced by Joe Hayes and Amy Humphrey of Clatter, the album was mixed and additionally produced by Sylvia Massy and Rich Veltrop of RadioStar Studios. Sylvia is known for her work with Tool, System of a Down, Johnny Cash, Prince, and Red Hot Chili Peppers, among others.
Click here or in the player to the right to hear the songs and download individual tracks or the whole album, with options including digital download only (pay what you can) or a physical CD with real wood packaging!
We originally had planned a digital-only release of "Garden of Whatever," but because we had so many requests for physical CDs, we decided to offer a limited run. The CDs are packaged in one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly cases made by Night Owl Paper Goods out of thinly sliced birch wood. They are completely recyclable and biodegradable, and they look absolutely gorgeous! Purchase of a CD comes with an immediate digital download.
"Garden of Whatever" reviews and interviews:
Review / interview by Kevin Triebsch for examiner.com:
Interview with Hector Gonzalez for Eclectic Listener:
Review by Simon Smith for Higher Plain Music:
We commissioned Valient Himself, lead singer for Valient Thorr, to create original artwork along the theme of "Tree of Secrets" from the new album "Garden of Whatever." His design is featured on our new organic cotton, short-sleeved t-shirts. The shirts come in a buttery yellow, light blue, or cherry red, in sizes S-XL. Only a limited quantity were produced, so order soon to secure the color and size you want! FREE SHIPPING to the US and Canada.
In case you don't already have it, a free digital download of the album "Garden of Whatever" comes with every shirt purchase!
You can order shirts and other merchandise through our Bandcamp page.
Now anyone can plant their own Garden of Whatever! We now have 2.25" x 7.75" Clatter bookmarks with a removable paper flower that is handmade from 100% post-industrial recycled paper and infused with a hardy mix of wildflower seeds. Simply plant, water and enjoy your flowers!
Price of $2 includes shipping in the US; outside the US, shipping is $1.
These make great gifts, especially with gardening season around the corner. Order your bookmarks here!
For those of you who have been following along with us over the past year, you know we have put together a variety of events and preorders to help finance the making of this CD. As an independent band, Clatter could not continue making albums without the incredible support from our friends and fans, so we just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for all you've helped us accomplish!
* An art auction in July 2011, where people from all over the world donated all kinds of artwork that was displayed in a local gallery and online for several weeks before being auctioned off.
* The Clatter 'n' Splatter Art and Music Festival in Boonville, Missouri - July 10, 2011
* CD preorders, which included options to buy one-of-a-kind, custom-made satchels by Joe and Amy; or the purchase of a perennial, shrub, or tree to be planted in a real Garden of Whatever on Amy and Joe's farm in central Missouri, in a plot outside their Chicken House music studio.
All of our albums are available for download from Bandcamp as "Pay What You Can." This way, everyone has access to our music, regardless of income. Those who can pay a little more help us finance tours, including school shows. Feel free to share a link to our music with a friend!
Ultimately, though, it's not about the money; your e-mails, tweets, Facebook posts, YouTube comments - and real-life interaction! - are what keep us going. We hope to see you all out on the road in the coming months so we can thank you in person!