Monday, December 28, 2009

Whigs Tour/Year End Wrap Up & New Year's Eve Party!!

Hello Friends!

SO sorry for the long delay on updates for this blog. This year has been pretty incredible, and we'd really like to thank everybody who has supported us and our new album since its recording earlier this year, and its release in October. Nothing we do would be possible without all of you guys, and we can't thank you all enough for consistently coming out to our shows, and showing your support in a million other ways. There are too many of you to name, but hopefully you all know who you are.

Since we last updated this blog we won "New Act Of The Year" @ the Boston Music Awards which we are all very excited about! Thanks to everyone who voted for us. We put everything we had into making our new album earlier this year and it's nice to see people appreciate our hard work.

We were out on tour this month for two weeks with two great bands, The Whigs from Athens, GA, and The Features from Nashville, TN. Both bands are incredible people and musicians and we really learned a lot from them. The tour took us down south and up the east coast, and we got to play in some really great venues we've always wanted to get the chance to play at. Thanks so much to our buddies in The Whigs for bringing us along for the ride! Check out some photos we took HERE!

All that being said, we are more than excited about 2010! A new decade and a fresh start for us all! We have a lot of touring plans for the new year, the first of which will be in February with our friends Destry who are a great new band featuring members of Straylight Run, and The Format. Check them out here! - We also have been working hard at writing new songs and are looking forward to making a new album later on into 2010. We are really proud of what we made this year in "The Sky (Or The Underground)", but we are very excited to expand upon it!

Before all of that goes down though, come celebrate 2009 with us! New Year's Eve bash @ Great Scott!! We will be playing, along with 3 great bands, You Can Be A Wesley, Magic Magic, & Earthquake Party! It is sure to be a rager!!

See you at the show!!

Love, Mean Creek

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Everyday Creekers

Hey y'all,

Mean Creek and The Everyday Visuals are co-headlining some dates in Boston, NYC, and Portland, ME (See below). If you're around, come out and see some siq bands, guy!

Also, tune into WZLX 100.7 Boston Emissions on Sunday, October 4th @ 10 P.M. to hear us play some "stripped down" songs and a chance to win some free tickets to our Paradise show on the 10th. Yay to free shit.

Love, Aurore / Mean Creek

Tuesday, October 6, 2009
@ The Space - Portland, ME
The Everyday Visuals, Mean Creek, Gully

Friday, October 9, 2009
@ Piano's - NYC
The Everyday Visuals, Mean Creek, Gunfight!

Saturday, October 10, 2009
@ The Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA
The Everyday Visuals, Mean Creek, The Great Bandini, Magic Magic

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

TODAY: The Sky (Or The Underground) out digitally!!!

First and foremost, thank you x 10000000000 to everyone who came out to our CD release party last weekend. We had the time of our lives and it was all thanks to your love and support. We really want to thank our friends, family, and everyone in between, from the bottom of our hearts. We love you.

As for our new record, The Sky (Or The Underground), it's out digitally today!!! You can purchase it at, iTunes, or for SUPER cheap HERE at Aime Street!

We're so proud of this record and even more proud of your support. So, thanks again and enjoy the tunes : )

Aurore / Mean Creek

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Boston CD Release Show August 8

Hello Friends,

We are very excited to celebrate the completion and release of our new album "The Sky (Or The Underground)" on Saturday August 8 @ Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge. The new album is available now @, but will not be available in stores and online everywhere until Tuesday October 13. We will be doing this special early celebration here in Boston, and we would love you all to be there with us!

Erik, Mikey, Aurore, and I all put 100% of ourselves into this new album, and we are all very proud of it. It would mean everything to us to celebrate the release of this record with all of you. We will have CD and vinyl copies of the album, as well as a couple new t shirts that are looking pretty great! All album & t shirt artwork was done by the extremely talented Matt Gauk. Check his stuff out if you get a chance! -

August 8 will also be a special night because our good friends Drug Rug will be celebrating the release of their new album "Paint The Fence Invisible". Check out some tracks here and get excited! -

See you at the show!

Love, Chris / Mean Creek

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Cotton Jones / Mean Creek

Hey all,

Just realized why I'm late to everything. I decide to do things like, write blog entries when I'm really supposed to be packing/getting ready to leave for tour in an hour!! I'll make this short...

Starting tonight, we play 3 shows with one of the best bands around, COTTON JONES! We start in Portland, ME tonight! Check out the rest of the info on the poster below or go to our Myspace page for details.

It's a beautiful day! I'm looking forward to hanging with my 3 best friends the rest of the week : )

Love, Mean Creek

Monday, June 29, 2009


Hey everyone!

We want to thank all of our amazing friends and families for coming out to The Paradise on Friday, June 26th! We played a sold out show with one of our favorite bands to ever exist, Buffalo Tom. A HUGE thank you to them and Tom Johnston for having us on the bill- they are some of the kindest and most inspiring people we know. Thank you.

We also want to thank Jonathan Perry and The Boston Globe for the wonderful article/interview. You can read it HERE.

And lastly, a big, big thank you to Jen and Andy over at Band In Boston for recording our live set @ The Paradise. You can listen to it HERE on or at their site, Band In Boston. Jen and Andy also graciously invited us back into their living room to record another Flophouse Session- stay tuned for more info!

So, that's that. We have a ton of shows coming up, including a CD/Vinyl Release, so please keep checking back here or head over to the the ol' Myspace page for all the updates.

Love, Mean Creek

Friday, June 5, 2009

Past, Present, and Future Tense

Hello Frienderinos,

Thought we’d take a moment to throw some updates/info/news yer way utilizing this unique communication medium.

PAST- Last week we played a couple of shows with Rock Plaza Central, both at TT’s and in NYC. We had a great time at both shows. Here are some pics taken from the TT’s show by Michael Epstein. PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

Also, we debuted a new song that is unrecorded but we are really stoked about. Luckily someone recorded the song.

You can check out for a full review/pics/video of the TT’s show at BOSTON BAND CRUSH if you are trying to waste some time whilst at work, at home, or perhaps riding the bus.

PRESENT- we are gearing up for our show at the Paradise with Buffalo Tom that we could not be more stoked about. I personally have never played at the Paradise nor have I played with Buffalo Tom before, despite the fact this feat has been achieved prior to my arrival in the Band, this is kinda a proud moment for yours truly. I have heard through the grapevine that ticket presales have been going swimmingly, so you should try to nab some tix soon. A word of advice that I will pass along is that you can save some dough from add’l ticket fees by going to the paradise box office m-f. You can also order tix HERE.


Also, we are stoked to be part of UR Chicago’s June Podcast. Our song The Sky (Or the Underground) is up there for your listening pleasure. Be sure to check out the podcast. I listened to some of it yesterday and heard some really great tunes from bands I had yet to hear. Be adventurous

FUTURE- As previously mentioned, we have been slowly but surely amassing some summer tour dates. Here is how it is shaping up so far.

June 26- The Paradise w/Buffalo Tom- Boston
July 14- The Space w/Cotton Jones- Portland, ME
July 15- Club Hell w/Cotton Jones- Providence
July 16- The Space w/Cotton Jones- Hamden, CT
July 17- Loft w/Gunfight- Brooklyn
Aug 8- Middle East (Downstairs) w/Drug Rug

I am particularly stoked to play in my home state in the city of Portland where I spent many years being youthful and mischievous. I look forward to hanging with friends and family, and maybe getting a little youthful and mischievous with all of you. We hope to be adding to the list as the summer comes upon us in all its sweaty glory. Stay tuned and be excellent to each other.

ERik + Mean Creek

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Hello again! We're slacking on the updates, we know, but we'd like to take this moment to bombard you with new tour dates and the announcement of our Boston CD release show!

First up, THIS SATURDAY (May 23rd), we'll be headed down to Piano's (NYC) to play with some great bands like, Hot Protestants, You Can Be A Wesley, and Fugitive Souls. Check out the poster below for deetz and come on down to cure your Saturday night fever!

Secondly, we've added some new tour dates with Cotton Jones and Buffalo Tom! We love, love, love, love them and we couldn't be more ecstatic to share the stage with both bands again. Don't miss out- check out the dates HERE!

Last but not least, we've announced our Boston CD release show! We've put our hearts and souls into this record and we cannot wait for y'all to hear it. Our beautiful and talented friends, DRUG RUG, will also be releasing their album this summer and they put their hearts and souls into their record.... that being said.... 2 hearts are better than 1! We're having a DUAL CD release show @ The Middle East (Downstairs)!! HOLYYYY SHIIITTTTT!!! Check the ol' Myspace for more info. Poster coming soon...

That pretty much covers it. Happy Testicle Tuesday!

Love, Mean Creek

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Hey Y'all,

We apologize for not updating the blog as promised. Quick recap:

1. Our second album is complete! More info to come as the release date, July '09, approaches. We're super proud/excited and would like to thank Chris McLaughlin over @ 1867 Recording Studio for his time, effort, and talents. Thank you, DR.!!!

2. SXSW was a blast and we played some great shows! Thank you to Rob/Old Flame, Steve/Pirate!, Baby A's, 40 Watt Club, Space 12, and everyone else who made our trip down to Austin a fun and successful one. We have some ridiculous photos HERE if you'd like to check 'em out.

3. Thank you to Caitlin Curran and The Phoenix (Boston) for digging our steez. Check out the "Best Dressed Band in Boston" HERE!!

4. We've got some shows coming up and will only be adding more. Check out our Myspace page for updates.

I'm pretty sure we covered everything. More to come!

Love, Mean Creek

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Black Lips / Gentleman Jesse / Mean Creek!

Just wanted to take a quick break from all the crazy videos we've been uploading to remind you about a killer show that's creeping up! On Saturday, March 7th, shortly after our album is mastered (yay!), we'll be sharing the stage with some fabulous bands @ The Middle East (Downstairs) in Cambridge, MA. We'll be let out of our cages and ready to rawk some new songs... So, come check it out! Deetz below.

Love, Mean Creek

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Studio Update #6

Day 9 Videos: All 4 of us stomping and clapping along to "It's Good To Be Back Again", and Mikey laying down some percussion!

Stomping & Clapping...

Mikey laying down some percussion...

Friday, February 20, 2009

Studio Update #5

Hello Friends!

Here are some videos from days 7 & 8 in the studio. Hope you enjoy them!

Love, Mean Creek

Erik gives you a tour of the studio & Chris Keene's apartment...

Aurore VS. Erik Bass Off Part 1!

Aurore VS. Erik Bass Off Part 2!

Chris does some vocals and AHnold impersonations with Dr. Future...

Erik does his classic Maine accent...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Studio Update #4

Day 6 vids: Aurore plays guitar, Anka sings Cobain, Keene sings Anka.....

Aurore plays guitar...

Anka sings Cobain...

Keene sings Anka...

Studio Update #3

Yo! Here are a bunch of videos from days 4 & 5 in the studio of guitars, vocals, snack shacks, and late night crazies...

Love, Mean Creek

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Studio Update #2

Hey Friends,

Happy Valentine's Day! We hope you're feelin' the love. Here are three vids from days 2 & 3 in the studio of Mikey & Erik laying down some bass & drums for the album.... and of us celebrating the birthday of the legendary Dr. Future (aka Chris McLaughlin)!!

Love, Mean Creek

Friday, February 13, 2009

Studio Update # 1

Hey y'all! Here are videos of us getting sounds for drums and a whole lot of screwing around. Day #1- complete!

**Check back soon. We're updating this shit daily!

Love, Mean Creek

Thursday, January 29, 2009

WBRU Providence: Best Local Music for 2008!

Thank you so much to WBRU Providence for choosing "Hands Behind Our Heads" as one of their Top 3 favorite songs in 2008!
We are also honored to make WBRU's Honorable Mention for Best Local Band in 2008!

Read their kind words HERE

Thank you, WBRU!

Love, Mean Creek

P.S. Happy Birthday to Chris Keene!!!! We love you!