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Welcome Abandon Kansas to the Gotee family! Welcome to the Gotee family...Abandon Kansas!
If you ask Jeremy Spring, frontman for the quartet Abandon Kansas, what it is that motivates he and his band, you may be shocked at the answer. And in the answer to this question lies the very thing that sets his band apart from the endless parade of fame-seekers in this industry:
“As far as long term goals, none of us have any desire to be rich and famous. If we can keep connecting with people through music then we'll be content. There are way too many bands out there already so we're trying to make what we do a little bigger than music.”
And deliver something larger than just music is exactly what they do on their debut release from Gotee Records, the We’re All Going Somewhere EP (available only at iTunes and shows on September 8). With fearless hearts, ingenious songwriting, and poignant wit, Spring and company shine like supernovas among fading stars. This is indie pop/rock that will surprise you with its candor and cause you to contemplate the deepest recesses of your heart.
The band linked up with producer Mark Townsend (Relient K, House of Heroes) for what promises to be a highlight in his already amazing resume’. We’re All Going Somewhere comes with a full chamber; this is six shots, not just a couple rounds.
In the end, Abandon Kansas succeeds where so many fail because of their hearts as a unit, their commitment to a unique vision, and most of all because of their one-of-a-kind voice.
We are all going somewhere. And Abandon Kansas is taking us there.
Or at least they are pointing us to the door...
“If people remember anything from our concerts I hope it's not the band name and the crazy dance moves. I hope that long after our tshirts have been given away to thrift stores and our cds have been lost, people will remember having been drawn to something and someone much more important than music.”
A FREE download of the song "I Wonder If It's Me" is available here on gotee.com for all registered users. You can listen to that song as well as the song "Make Believe" at MySpace.com/AbandonKansas.
And lastly, you can pre-order the 6 song EP CD/T-shirt combo for only $15 at gotee.com/store.