April 7MP3

We've got a really cool version of "Peel" for our April 7MP3. This was recorded live back in 2003 at a small venue off Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando--we played semi-plugged or stripped down or whatever acoustic/electric description you want to use. What makes this version special is how different it is from the one you all know (and hopefully love) off Orange Avenue. This version of "Peel" starts slow and builds and builds, finding the same intensity but in a completely different way while allowing the lyrics room to shine. It's also marked by a mistake in the middle of the song--Tommy either becomes unplugged or his amp drops out for about twenty seconds in the middle of the song. Normally I wouldn't point out a mistake but it's incredible how he comes back into the song with an awesome lead and the way the crowd responds. Live acoustastrippeddown shows are not perfect...

Please enjoy the free download and share it with your friends via Facebook, email, Twitter, myspace, or with a homemade cassingle. We've got some cool tools that make it easy to share once you've started the process of download. Can't help on the cassingle...

May is gearing up to be a busy month with shows in Louisville, KY (Derby Eve), outside Dallas, Tampa, Orlando and St. Louis. And, if you like to gamble and have heard of Sin City we have something for you too. Details on these shows here. The band had two great shows in Alaska in March...

Enjoy your spring (or fall if your name is Wayne). And, thanks for your support of Seven Mary Three. 


March 7MP3

Our 7MP3 for March is "Was A Ghost", recorded at a Ross/Juliano show at City Arts Factory in March of 2007. Recordings of this show have made the rounds amongst our fans for years--Jason and Tommy did mostly covers and tracks from the soon to be released day&nightdriving. "Was a Ghost" was a live favorite from the first time the band performed it and this stripped down version allows the lyrics and Jason's voice to really shine.

A quick aside about day&nightdriving...This was the first record we recorded over time in multiple places instead of the standard method of blocking out a bunch of studio time and rolling tape. Jason and Thomas recorded much of the record in home studios (theirs and co-producer Brian Paulson's) before bringing Casey and Giti in to track drums and bass at Mitch Easter's Fidelitorium. This way we got the big sounds in a big room and the more imtimate ones in more intimate settings. We finished the record in early 2007, right around the time this version of "Was A Ghost" was performed. If you don't own day&nightdriving, I suggest you immediately correct that problem.

Enjoy the free download and please feel free to share it with your friends via Facebook, myspace, Twitter, email, and by carrier pigeon.

We just announced three shows in May and are gearing up for summer shows. We hope to see you soon. 



Happy New Year

Allow us to be the hundredth (or thousandth) person to wish you a Happy New Year. Here's hoping 2011 is a great one for all!

We want to get you off to a good start with the January 7MP3, our cover of Freedy Johnston's "Bad Reputation". This was recorded live at our private day&allnighter show in Orlando. Since the majority of these recordings became the Backbooth release, most of you know this show well since you were either there and/or own the music! Ross introduced "Bad Reputation" that night by saying "This is a song that reminds me of delivering pizza". It was in heavy rotation for most of us way back in the mid 90s.

If you like the song and have never heard of Freedy Johnston, you're in for a treat. Freedy has a catalog of great records, but in particular you should check out 1992's Can You Fly and 1994's This Perfect World. So many incredible songs--"Mortician's Daughter", "Responsible", "In The New Sunshine", "Across the Avenue", "This Perfect World" and of course "Bad Reputation".

Same drill as always. Download the song in this here fancy player. Please tell your friends about it--they too are welcome to download it for free! And, by all means, please post it to your Facebook, MySpace, Twitter or any other social networks you are part of. We make it easy for you--click the appropriate logo after you have entered your email and follow the prompts.

The band is gearing up for their first ever shows in Alaska in March and, like the rest of the world, trying to stay warm (even in Florida).

Enjoy 2011 and thanks for your support.