March242014

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Tones for days.

…. and days.

Tones for days.

…. and days.

Tags: /fender /thinline /vudu studio

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March222014

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On a normal day I typically get up an hour or so before everyone else. It’s in these minutes spent alone, sitting in Studio A, where I really think about where I’m at and what we are doing. And I know I’ll never be able to get these feelings anywhere else.

Thank you, Rupert Neve, for what you have given to this record.

On a normal day I typically get up an hour or so before everyone else. It’s in these minutes spent alone, sitting in Studio A, where I really think about where I’m at and what we are doing. And I know I’ll never be able to get these feelings anywhere else.

Thank you, Rupert Neve, for what you have given to this record.

Tags: /gates /vudu studio /mike watts /neve

March202014

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gatesnj:

tracking guitars

Four songs down, plenty more to go. Tracking with Mike Watts has been an incredible experience. I never want this to end.

Ever.

gatesnj:

tracking guitars

Four songs down, plenty more to go. Tracking with Mike Watts has been an incredible experience. I never want this to end.

Ever.

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gatesnj:

playing through the new record from front to back

gatesnj:

playing through the new record from front to back

Reblogged from gates.

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gatesnj:

We’re very excited to be doing out very first full US tour this spring with Frameworks and Tiny Moving Parts. More info at gatesnj.com/dates.

Gates is heading out on our first national tour in a few weeks. It’s been over four years since I’ve embarked on a full US and I don’t think it’s possible to feel any better about it. 2014 is shaping up to be a everything I wanted and more. Let’s go!

gatesnj:

We’re very excited to be doing out very first full US tour this spring with Frameworks and Tiny Moving Parts. More info at gatesnj.com/dates.

Gates is heading out on our first national tour in a few weeks. It’s been over four years since I’ve embarked on a full US and I don’t think it’s possible to feel any better about it. 2014 is shaping up to be a everything I wanted and more. Let’s go!

Tags: /tour /gates /tiny moving parts /frameworks

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February42014

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I got to share Nine Inch Nails “The Fragile”, one of my favorite albums ever, with two of my best friends tonight. Stoked on that.

There are very, very few records that I’ve held onto for as long as this one. And even fewer that have influenced me as The Fragile has. I remember how excited my brother and I were on it’s release day in 1999. And my father renting a van for all of our friends to drive an hour on a school night to see The Fragility tour in Omaha, NE.

Tags: /nine inch nails /the fragile /MTV /1999

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gatesnj:

We have some new buttons in our web store. These were made by our buddy Jared at Baytown Buttons
Get all 3 free with any order over $5 until February 14gates.bigcartel.com

Throwing a lil more color on the merch table. Buttons, Buttons, Buttons.

gatesnj:

We have some new buttons in our web store. These were made by our buddy Jared at Baytown Buttons

Get all 3 free with any order over $5 until February 14
gates.bigcartel.com

Throwing a lil more color on the merch table. Buttons, Buttons, Buttons.

Reblogged from gates.

January242014

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thelifeeverlasting:

Last night we wrapped up printing our edition for Let Me Run’s final show. Couldn’t be happier with how they came out and I’m looking forward to screen printing a lot more projects this year. Posters will be available for $10 at the show this weekend3 color hand printed posters 11”x14”

This print marks the first run to be completed in our basement. We’re thrilled with the outcome and are super excited for what’s ahead in 2014. It will certainly be a busy year of printing!
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of when your hard work and craftsmanship pays off. 

thelifeeverlasting:

Last night we wrapped up printing our edition for Let Me Run’s final show. Couldn’t be happier with how they came out and I’m looking forward to screen printing a lot more projects this year. Posters will be available for $10 at the show this weekend

3 color hand printed posters 11”x14”

This print marks the first run to be completed in our basement. We’re thrilled with the outcome and are super excited for what’s ahead in 2014. It will certainly be a busy year of printing!

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of when your hard work and craftsmanship pays off. 

Tags: /screen printing /gates /let me run /jaguar shark /the scandals /court tavern

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We took Lux on her first hike this past Monday. Over six miles of a moderately steep hike in under four hours. Don’t let the photo fool you, she was off-leash nearly the whole time. It was amazing to see her launch over the faces of rock walls like a boss.

We took Lux on her first hike this past Monday. Over six miles of a moderately steep hike in under four hours. Don’t let the photo fool you, she was off-leash nearly the whole time. It was amazing to see her launch over the faces of rock walls like a boss.

Tags: /pit bull /hiking

January232014

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Check out an interview that Kevin and I did with The Aquarian.

I’m typically always excited to do a gates interview. The fact that people care at all about anything concerning my band blows my mind. So when these opportunities come around, we work really hard to provide the best responses possible. I honestly believe that if more bands did this and actually gave a shit about ANYTHING important, the world would be a much better place. And hopefully free up some of the useless garbage that’s far too accessible right now.

Tags: /the aquarian /gates