Hiya! As most of you know, we do all of our own artwork/photos/videos. We've received a lot of messages over the years from you guys and gals asking us to do your album art, photos, and videos, but have never been able to because of our busy touring schedule. Since we have a little downtime at the moment and aren't able to tour right now, we are temporarily accepting submissions for commissioned artwork, album art, photography and videos. If this is something you're interested in having us do for you, please head over to our website's contact page and send us a message: https://www.mrgnome.com/contact/ We'd love to hear from you!
Last September my father suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. I remember sitting by his bedside in the hospital with all sorts of intense emotions and thoughts, but one thing kept bouncing around in my mind more than any other. Being the youngest child in the family and being a bit career obsessed, I had yet to have any children. We always had an excuse… album release, tour, studio time, repeat. In fact, we were in the middle of setting up our winter tour with plans for a spring album release as I sat next to him thinking, he'll never get to meet my kids, they'll never get to call him Papa. It was a terribly empty feeling. He was an amazing grandfather to my nieces and nephews, and it made me sad to think he'll never get to be that for my family. Well, I think my dad was listening to me in the hospital that night. Two weeks after we said goodbye to him, I woke up with a funny feeling. At first we chalked it up to depression, but soon came to realize it was anything but. I was pregnant. Quite the surprise because we weren't even trying to have a baby. And even more of a gift because I realized my baby was with me in the hospital at my dad's bedside. While all the other grandchildren got to experience the greatness of my father, my son was the only grandchild who got to be with him as he said goodbye. I truly believe he is a gift from my father. We wanted to share this story and a picture of me with our little one, and let you all know we miss you, we miss the road, and we miss sharing our art and music with you. This time for us has been one of great sadness and now great joy as we start our new family. mr. Gnome is far from done. We have a new album and tour plans all set to go, but have to wait until this bun is done cooking and ready to be our lil road dog. In the meantime, your support means the world to us and we thank you for all of the kind emails and love we've been receiving. They really mean so much to us. Can't wait to catch back up with all of you. Photo by Sam Meister Set Design and Wardrobe by Sam Meister & Barb Meister
#tbt Continuing the celebration of Deliver This Creature’s 10 year anniversary this week with some behind the scenes pics of our first video ever, Night of the Crickets, back in 2008. Photos by the amazing Sondra Kelly! This music video was shot over a few weekends in Cleveland, Ohio with the help of friends and family. If These Trees Could Talk's drummer, Zack Kelly, was cameraman extraordinaire, costumes were done by the fantastic Barb Meister, and the video was directed and edited by Sam Meister. Tons of fun! Can’t believe it’s been a decade! Check it out if you're feeling nostalgic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp6uyWeMHqU Love you guys!
Our debut full-length release, Deliver this Creature, turns 10 years old this week! This album was written while we traversed the United States touring from one city to the next, playing shows to small crowds, living out of our van and sleeping on family and friend's couches on the west coast. We spent most of our time between Portland and San Diego. We had two practice spots, one in Escondido and the other in downtown Portland. We wrote what turned out to be some of our first fan favorites in these two spaces. Escondido helped us produce "Night of the Crickets," while "Pirates" was born in Portland. The culmination of writing and the road finally led us to Jackpot Studios in Portland, Oregon with Kendra Lynn, and WaveLab Studios in Tucson, Arizona with Chris Schultz, where we recorded what would end up being called, Deliver this Creature. Mixing was done by the wonderful, Beau Sorenson at Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin. We had nothing to lose on this record and set out to share the weirdness of mr. Gnome with the world! We were very flattered when Spin Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Pitchfork accepted our weirdness, but we were especially happy when you, our fans, started to become so interested and involved in our world of art and music. Thank you to all of you who started on this long road with us way back then, and thank you to all of you who have come along since then! It's because of you guys that we get to keep making our art. To all the fans of DTC, we've dug deep into our archives and have a few very limited, very special records available for you at our store: https://www.mrgnome.com/store/deliver-this-creature-12-vinyl-lp For a limited time we have: • Signed 1st Pressing on Black Vinyl in gatefold jackets (limited to 15 copies) • Deliver This Creature Test Pressing (limited to 2 copies) • Deliver This Creature Blue Vinyl for only $10 Thanks again to all of you, and we can't wait to see you all very soon!!! Love, Nicole & Sam - mr. Gnome
We just got these BEAUTIFUL, limited-edition, "House of Circles" screen printed posters designed and printed by Powerhouse Factories! These posters are handmade & limited to 100 prints, signed and numbered by the artist. They're going fast, so get em while they last over at our store: mrgnome.bigcartel.com If you order them this week, we'll sign them upon request!
Hiya boys and girls! All of our LPs are on sale today for only $12.99! And today is also the last day of our BIG SALE where you can save on all types of fun merchandise over at our store: mrgnome.bigcartel.com • T-Shirts - $12.99 & up • CDs - $7.99 • Hoodies - $29.99 • Posters - $4.99 & up • Tote Bag - $10.99 * FREE TOTE BAG ON ORDERS OVER $50 - Use Code BFS50 * FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $75 (U.S. Only) - Use Code BFS75 * FREE SHIPPING & FREE TOTE BAG ON ORDERS OVER $100 (U.S. Only) - Use Code BFS100
Happy Monday Everyone! We're doing a huge Pre-Black Friday Sale starting today through Monday, November 27th over at mrgnome.bigcartel.com • T-Shirts - $12.99 & up • CDs - $7.99 • Hoodies - $29.99 • Posters - $4.99 & up • Tote Bag - $10.99 * FREE TOTE BAG ON ORDERS OVER $50 - Use Code BFS50 * FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $75 (U.S. Only) - Use Code BFS75 * FREE SHIPPING & FREE TOTE BAG ON ORDERS OVER $100 (U.S. Only) - Use Code BFS100
#fbf to us recording "House of Circles" at Pink Duck Studios with our great friend & main man, Justin Smith, back in September of 2010. We just released a new limited-edition pressing of Madness in Miniature available over at our store! This latest pressing is limited to 500 and comes in "clear beer yellow." mrgnome.bigcartel.com
Thank you guys and gals for all of the love over the last few days!! It really means so much to us. Since we won't be hitting the road this winter, we've added some new items to our store: mrgnome.bigcartel.com including a new t-shirt, tote bag and a brand new, limited-edition pressing of Madness in Miniature! All of our new products were manufactured in the great city of Cleveland, OH, by our friends at Jakprints and Gotta Groove Records, Inc. Tote bag design by the wonderful Logan Schmitt Illustration!
It is with a heavy heart we have to announce a tour cancellation for a tour we never got to announce to you guys. About this time we would normally begin promoting our annual winter tour, but unfortunately this winter we will be staying home due to the untimely and sudden death of my (Nicole's) father. His passing was a total shock and I'm still trying to wrap my head around it. We are very sorry we won't get to see all of you this winter as we have for so many years in the past (over a decade now)! We've instead decided to stay home and be with our families over the holidays. And to our fans in Cleveland, we are sorry we won't be doing our Cleveland Holiday Show this year, a show my father never missed. He would come to all of our hometown shows and stand uncomfortably in the crowd of drunken debauchery just to support us. He always believed in us and was so proud of what we were doing. We urge all of you to hug your loved ones and let them know how important they are to you, and to enjoy the time you have with them over this upcoming holiday season, because you never know how much time you'll have with them. We will be back at it next year with a new album and a ton of new things to share with you. We appreciate all of your support in the meantime. It means so much to us. Thank you all for everything! We love you all <3
Happy Friday everyone!!! Sorry we've been so quiet lately, and thank you all for your letters that have been pouring in over the past few months. Yes, we are still a band. Yes, we are still alive. Yes, we still love you. We will have all sorts of fun announcements coming soon. In the meantime, hug each other, be nice to each other, and have sex with each other. We love you all so much!