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July 15, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

Summer Updates…

Hi All-

Been a while, but things have been busy behind the scenes. We’ve been hard at work on the new album; “Adamantium Whiskers“, which will drop this fall. I can’t tell you how excited I am for you all to hear it. We’re also working on some cool things to coincide with the release, and I’ll announce more about them as we get closer to the date. Speaking of a date, there isn’t one…yet. I’ve still got a good bit to get done before I can nail one down…but soon. Anyway, watch this space, (or Twitter) for updates.

Stay Hungry,

-J

 

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March 26, 2013 @ 11:34 am

PAX Recap

PAXEast 13 Expo FloorEach year after the whirlwind that is the PAX weekend, I try to write one of these recaps. Sometimes they get written, sometimes not…though I’m not sure if one has ever been published.

PAX this year was awesome, but in a different way than usual. Aside from ESO I wasn’t interested in seeing any of the “big games” (read: waiting in line for an hour), so I was able to roam freely. Thankfully I did, because I found a whole world of indie games that I can’t wait to play again. From Fractured Soul (coming to Steam), to Castle Story, to Shovel Knight, I must have killed 4 hours between them. Each felt engaging in a fresh way that was exciting, not to mention supporting the little guy is huge for me. Read rest of story…

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March 20, 2013 @ 3:03 pm

Annual PAX East Single: Get to the Choppa!

It’s that time of year again and the good stuff is here! This years PAX East single is an upbeat singalong chock full of wisdom. If there’s one thing the 80′s taught us, besides “knowing is half the battle” and that cocaine turns your brains into tasty fried eggs…it’s that any obstacle can be overcome with the help of a gnarly helicopter. Look at the evidence: Airwolf, Rambo 2 & 3, Predator, Red Dawn, Magnum P.I., The A-Team, Blue Thunder, Die Hard and pretty much any other movie/show where people needed to save the day or be saved. The answer is always: “Get to the Choppa!!” 

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March 20, 2013 @ 11:31 am

PAX East 2013!

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Somehow it’s here again. Like a slumbering giant, it lurks, waiting for the moment when it may stride proudly out of it’s lair and demand tribute from the masses. Kind of. Maybe that’s going a little too far, but you get my drift. Of course I’m talking about PAX East 2013. The one time each year that Boston area geeks get to cut loose under one roof and indulge in our basest instincts: Playing, collecting, and tweeting.

As has become tradition, MisCast will be in attendance and releasing new music, but this year we’re doing things a little differently. First, we’ll be releasing a free single to the internet on Thursday. A cut off our upcoming album (album to be named later), free for all. Second, we’ll be giving away 300 copies of a special EP to PAX East attendees. The catch is, you’ll have to find us. Or we’ll find you. Last year Sull and I had a great time meeting (and drinking) with a bunch of cool people and we’re hoping to do more of that this year. We’ll be tweeting throughout PAX (starting Thursday night when we arrive) giving hints to our location or issuing challenges from the classic arcade room. Oh, and there will be easter eggs.

Perhaps most exciting of all, we’re going to be playing live at PAX this year! No, not at either of the concerts, but from the halls of the convention center. We’re plotting a couple of “ninja shows” Friday and Saturday and will be tweeting out the time/location as they draw near.

As always, we’re looking forward to meeting up with you all and for all the mayhem that is PAX. More to come…

Stay Hungry,

-J

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November 9, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

New Music! “A Very MisCast Christmas”


While I figured a couple Christmas tunes might be on the docket for this EP series, I didn’t expect it to land before Thanksgiving. But it’s here and it was a hell of a lot of fun recording it. Hope you enjoy ‘em and that they bring a little rock to a drab holiday party. Get ‘em here or on the side!

Stay hungry – J.

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September 28, 2012 @ 10:15 am

New music! “Name is” & “Drive”

The first in a series of singles to be released over the next few weeks is here! “Name is” is a live version of a track off an upcoming album. “Drive” is a cover of The Cars classic. Buy “Name” and get “Drive” free! Get ‘em while they’re hot! Thanks to our friend Z over at HipsterPlease.com for his support as always!

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August 11, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

While I was out…

So I spent last week in a nearly internet free place for the first time in a very long time. The first few days were a struggle. Even though I knew it had no signal, I still picked up my phone and checked it. After a few days, I forgot about it and enjoyed the solitude that only north western Maine can provide.

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June 21, 2012 @ 10:16 am

WHAT IF?! Tom Waits auditioned for Journey!?

Yes…like the great Uatu, we too sometimes wonder, “What if?!”….in 2007 when Journey was in need of a new lead singer after the departure of Steve Augeri, Neal Schon never found footage on youtube of Arnel Pineda crushing Journey tunes with The Zoo…but instead held an open audition, where a dark figure in a tattered hat shambled in, clutching a road weary Martin acoustic and sat down at the mic…

Tom Waits Journey Audition – MisCast

 

 

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April 9, 2012 @ 12:41 pm

A brief PAX East ’12 Recap

Wow…what a weekend. Let me start off by saying after 3 years of PAX East, I finally get it. While I only spent two days there, I got to meet so many cool people and share so many memories and good vibes that I’m still trying to process it all. From new friends I met at the bar over a few “ones that are cold” to the proud and sincere indie developers on the show floor, to the tabletop gamers who were more than willing to teach a noob how to roll. Hell, just the intelligent and thoughtful conversations about Mass Effect alone could have made it worth while for me.

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April 6, 2012 @ 12:01 am

Announcing “Clutter in the Machine”

FINALLY!!! After what feels like (and really has been) ages, we’ve finally finished our first album! So in celebration of the release and PAX East, we’re giving it away. Yep…this album that’s been years in the making, we’re just going to let you have it. For the duration of PAX East 2012, at least. We’ll be posting more details and information about the album as we go, but for now…get your copy here!

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