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• New songs

We’re actually working on new songs. That’s right, new songs. Stay tuned…

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• Lance Armstrong really likes our music

So the drummer says: ‘What’s your opinion about our music, mister Armstrong?’ And he says:

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So there. The guy said it. Now go ahead and download all our stuff for free!

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• Live podcast EHPO Jongerendag – met gastrol voor The Gasoline Brothers

DoorbraakVandaag vindt de EHPO Jongerendag plaats. Daar wordt het boek Doorbraak (Zero Budget Marketing) van Niels Aalberts (@ehpo) gepresenteerd. Vanmiddag is er vanaf 12.30u een webcast + alle presentaties online zodra de sprekers/cases starten (13u, 13.45u, 14.45u, 15.30u). Hieronder kun je de webcast volgen. Ikzelf (Leon) vorm met de ontwerpers van het boek, Wilbert Leering en Paul Swagerman, een creatief team. We bedenken ter plekke een commercieel en creatief concept voor één van de cases die door bandjes zijn ingediend. In de woorden van Niels: ‘Het doel van deze sessie is niet om Het Ultieme Concept te bedenken voor de band, maar te laten zien hoe leuk en relatief eenvoudig het is om je muziek als uitgangspunt te nemen voor een goed plan van aanpak, met kans van slagen. De weg er naar toe is belangrijker dan de bestemming.’ Meer over de EHPO Jongerendag vind je hier.

Broadcasting Live with Ustream.TV

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• A little christmas present from The Gasoline Brothers

Here’s a little christmas gift from us to you. A cover we did a few years ago. Download for free or stream!

Have a great christmas!

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• A Tribute to Mathijs: Top 5 Songs!

Now that guitarist Mathijs Peeters is leaving The Gasoline Brothers, I’ve decided to compile a Top 5 of Gas Bros’ songs that reflect Mathijs’ versatility and skills. Some of you may know that Mathijs was nominated for ‘Best Guitarist’ at the annual Duiveltjes Awards (by the Dutch Music Center MCN). Deservedly so, I might add. Here’s a very personal top 5. Which – of course – can be downloaded for free.

1. 2-5 Tuesday
One of the finest tracks of our 2nd album Tsk!, 2-5 Tuesday is a perfect example of Mathijs’ soloing style. Check that outburst of guitar joy starting at 4.20 min.

2. Montgomery Hughes

Our 1st album Hm! was a bit more jangly and twangy than Tsk! Especially Montgomery Hughes, which can be characterized as a murder ballad of sorts, reflected that. In this song, Mathijs demonstrates his talent for rootsy guitar stuff. I love it!

3. In Our Town

Mathijs is also very good at ‘colouring’ songs. He rarely plays too many notes. If the song requires simple guitar work, that’s what he will play. Our latest single In Our Town is a good example. In this song, Mathijs simpy plays very tasty arpeggios. And boy, do they sound great in this song! Judge for yourself!

4. Send the Husky

The very first song The Gasoline Brothers ever wrote and recorded. The original demo recording that was done in Roel’s living room, had a fantastic guitar track by Mathijs. Played straight from the heart and full of energy and wit. When we re-recorded the song at Mailmen Studio, we decided to use the original demo guitar part because it was so spot-on and energetic. It’s probably my favourite Mathijs’ part ever.

5. Sleeping Pills and Asteroids

When asked about The Gasoline Brothers’ top song, most people will mention this one. In the early days of the band, Mathijs came up with the cool riff that opens the song. After he played it, we joined in and within an hour we had written this song. It’s anthemic, alternative, energetic and uplifting. Please play it loud, as this song truly shows Mathijs’ talent as a rock guitar player!

Thanks Mathijs!

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• Gitarist Mathijs Peeters verlaat The Gasoline Brothers

Mathijs Peeters quits the bandMathijs Peeters stopt per 1 juli 2010 als gitarist van The Gasoline Brothers. De Utrechtse band gaat voorlopig als driemanschap verder.

‘Voor mij was de rek er uit’, zegt Mathijs Peeters. ‘Dat gevoel had ik al een tijdje. We hebben net een hele toffe periode achter de rug en daarom is dit voor mij het juiste moment om mijn beslissing bekend te maken. Of er nog een afscheidsoptreden komt? Nee, voor mij is het goed zo.’

Natuurlijk zijn zanger/gitarist Roel Jorna, drummer Léon Geuyen en bassist André Wierenga teleurgesteld. ‘Met het vertrek van Mathijs sluiten we natuurlijk iets heel moois af’, zegt Léon Geuyen, ‘maar dat wil niet zeggen dat we klaar zijn met deze band. Voorlopig gaan we wel even in onderduikmodus. We blijven met zijn drieën gewoon liedjes schrijven en opnemen. Of en wanneer we die aan de rest van de wereld laten horen, weten we nog niet. Dat zien we dan wel weer.’

Collector’s items

Voor geïnteresseerden: het debuut Hm!, tweede album Tsk! en single In Our Town zijn nog steeds te koop op cd. Mail de band als je belangstelling hebt voor een exemplaar. En denk erom: het worden collector’s item, want het zijn de enige geluidsdragers waarop je The Gasoline Brothers in originele bezetting kunt horen…

Summary in English: Guitarist Mathijs Peeters quits The Gasoline Brothers
Guitarist Mathijs Peeters has decided to quit The Gasoline Brothers. As of July 1st, The Gasoline Brothers wil continue as a threepiece – until a new guitar player is found. Mathijs Peeters says he feels he has run out of gas within this band. Remaining members Roel Jorna, Léon Geuyen and André Wierenga are of course disappointed with Peeters’ decision, although they fully respect it. ‘We hate to see Mathijs leave’, says Geuyen, ‘but we’re not done with this band yet. We feel we still have a good number of cool songs in us. We’ll continue to write and record new songs, we just don’t know when we will be ready to show them to the world.’

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• De Nederlandse vertaling: Gasoline Brothers in de Gazzetta dello Sport

La Gazzetta dello SportDat de legendarische La Gazzetta dello Sport een artikel wijdt aan het Giro-liedje van The Gasoline Brothers is te gek natuurlijk. De Brothers lopen nog steeds met een big smile rond. Als je ook nog wil begrijpen wat de roze sportkrant over ons te melden heeft, lees dan onderstaande vertaling. Gemaakt door Bonny van Sighem. Waarvoor grote dank!

Giro d’Italia – De band die gek is van fietsen

Wij ontdekken de Gasoline Brothers, een band uit Utrecht – dat de tweede etappe van de Roze Koers 2010 zal ontvangen aanstaande zondag – die zo verliefd is op de fiets dat ze er een lied over hebben geschreven dat ook op YouTube te beluisteren is.

Milaan- 6 mei 2010. Het heet “In our town”, in onze stad. Voor de The Gasoline Brothers is dat Utrecht. Utrecht: aankomstplaats van de 2e etappe van de Giro dItalia, zondag 9 mei, van Amsterdam naar Utrecht over 209 kilometer. Sporen van het stenen tijdperk, van het bronzen tijdperk, versterkingen uit de Romeinse tijd (Utrecht is afgeleid van het latijnse Trajectum), bisschoppelijke stad en later universitaire, en uiteindelijk het meest bekend omdat het de stad is van de Zwaan van Utrecht. En die zwaan is natuurlijk Marco van Basten en niet Adriaan Boeyens, paus Adrianus VI. Utrecht is mooi: grachten en musa, fietsen en biercafés, kerken en festivals, het futuristische Rietveld Schröder Huis uit 1924 dat op de lijst van werelderfgoed van de Unesco staat, en niet te vergeten een postkantoor in het centrum dat een wonder is.

Kinderen– Voor de Giro is een activiteitenprogramma opgesteld met projecten, reisjes voor schoolkinderen, drie fietstochten (van 40, 70 en 130 kilometer) waar iedereen aan kan deelnemen. Er zijn tentoonstellingen en demonstraties voor kinderen, spektakels en nog veel meer. En dan zijn er nog The Gasoline Brothers, de bezinebroers, een Nederlandse band uit Utrecht die gek is op fietsen. Zij speelden hun eerste muzikale rol in de tour van 2009. Dat is iedereen zeer goed bevallen. Hun tweede idee voerden ze samen met Koos Moerenhout uit, knecht van de Rabobank, de Nederlandse Bruseghin. Ook dat is zeer goed bevallen, ook bij lokale bestuurders. Waarom maken jullie niet een lied voor de Giro, moeten zij hen hebben gevraagd. Hun antwoord: hebben we al gedaan, tenminste, al bijna.

Renner-acteur Als jullie willen weten waar het over gaat: http://giro.gasolinebrothers.nl (in het Nederlands). De renner-acteur in het Rabobankshirt is Moerenhout. In de video zijn ook enkele beroemde inwoners van Utrecht te herkennen: schrijvers, politici en acteurs. De normale versie, dus niet de interactieve, kun je ook kijken op YouTube: http://bit.ly/gbclip. Het liedje In our Town is gratis te downloaden op hun site: http://www.gasolinebrothers.nl/inourtown. The Gasoline Brothers zijn enthousiast. “Als fans van het wielrennen” zegt drummer Leon Geuyen “zijn wij heel gelukkig dat de Giro finisht in Utrecht. E dat wij een lied speciaal voor Utrecht hebben kunnen schrijven is en droom die werkelijkheid wordt. Alsof wij de roze trui al dragen, sterker nog, alsof wij straks aan het eind van de Giro hebben gewonnen in Verona.”

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• Doe mee met het Giro-spel van WaarInUtrecht (en win mooie prijzen)

Waar in UtrechtZijn er twitterende Utrechters die het spel WaarInUtrecht niet kennen? Nee toch? Hoe dan ook: WaarInUtrecht onrganiseert deze week i.s.m. The Gasoline Brothers een speciale Giro-editie van het spel.

Herken jij de Utrechtse locaties?
Speel deze week mee en maak niet alleen kans op mooie dagprijzen (o.a. een speciaal Utrechts Giro-wielershirt en een prachtig Italiaans kookboek), maar ook op de hoofdprijzen: een VIP-arrangement bij het NK wielrennen 2010 in Zuid-Limburg en een enorme stapel boeken om de zomer mee door te komen!

Meedoen? Lees hier hoe het werkt!

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• Spot the famous people from Utrecht: check out that video!

Of course, you’ve raced against Koos Moerenhout in our litte interactive video. But did you check out the 3-minute-video we filmed for the song? It’s here:

Did you recognize all the famous people in the video? Write down their names below in the comments. Winner gets a free Gasoline Brothers CD!

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• Here it is: new Gasoline Brothers single, interactive video and oldskool video

Today is the big day. We’re releasing our new single ‘In Our Town’, especially written to celebrate the finish of a Giro d’Italia stage in our hometown Utrecht (May 9, 2010). Now, for your entertainment we have a couple of things you should *really* check out:

First of all: are you a talented cyclist?
Everybody tells us so! Even better: we have proof that you know how to ride a racing bike full speed! Check out this cool video!, filmed by Gerben Schmidt and Matthijs van der Ven. Gerben did all the cool programming stuff.

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Play or download the song (for free)!

Check out the oldskool video
Gerben Schmidt and Matthijs van der Ven also shot, directed and edited a cool video to the song.

A big thanks to everyone involved: Gerben Schmidt, Matthijs van der Ven, Koos Moerenhout, Gio Lippens, Age Versluis, Johan van den Berg, Niels Aalberts, Dennis Rijnbeek, Utrecht city council (Jo, Anita, Franc and many others), Gijsbregt Brouwer, Petra Uittenbogaard, Ardy Beurskens, Frank Heinen and of course everyone who was cheering at the video shoots!

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• New album: Tsk!
The new album's finished, and we're very pleased with it. It is going to be entitled 'Tsk!'. No street date yet, but we'll keep you posted!

• The Gasoline Brothers on Facebook, Twitter and blog
We have our very own page at Facebook now. Check it out and become an official fan: www.facebook.com. Or follow us on our blog or on Twitter!!

• Shows with the Posies
We supported The Posies on their Dutch and Belgian tourdates. Jack and Jeff performed as a duo, playing album tracks as well as brand new songs. We had a great time on the road with Ken and Jon. Thanks guys, bonka-bonka Stardust!

• Never mind Punk 1977, here's the Coverclub
A new edition of Coverclub is here! This time around, the Coverclub goes Punk. We recorded a cover version of Orgasm Addict, a song by The Buzzcocks about, ehm well, the title says it all! The other bands that contributed are Pondertone, Moss, Huron and John Coffey. Once again you can download all the tracks for free. Go check it out @ www.coverclub.nl !

• New material played live
As you may know, we are currently working on material for a new album. Some of these songs are ready enough to be played live! So why don't you come to our try-out shows and let us know what you think of the new tracks.

• Coverclub Neil Young Edition
Coverclub time again! The theme for this edition is Neil Young. We recorded a cover version of Ambulance Blues (the closing track of On the beach, arguably Neil's best album. The other bands that contributed are Moss, Silence is Sexy, Leine, Ponoka and Audiotransparent. You can download all the tracks for free. Go check it out @ www.coverclub.nl !

• New album
We are currently working on material for a new album. We'll keep you posted!

• Coverclub Christmas Edition
For the Coverclub we initiated we recorded a Christmas Carol. We did a cover of I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus. The other bands that contributed are Moss, Silence is Sexy and Audiotransparent. You can download all the tracks for free. Go check it out @ www.coverclub.nl !

• Slow days?
Due to several illnesses among band members and their families, we will not be playing as much as we would like to. But on the upside we will be working on new material. We can hardly wait to play you some new songs!

• Jack on the radio
Jack was interviewed by VPRO's 3voor12 radio, about the Brian Wilco project and future plans. You can listen to the interview here. (in Dutch, about 40 minutes in)

• Shows cancelled
Unfortunately we had to cancel two shows, opening for Cracker @ W2 and for The Long Winters @ Vera, due to the fact that our bass player Joe is running a very high fever and his doctor will not allow him to play. We sincerely regret not being able to perform. Get well soon, Joe!

cover brian wilco• New single: Brian Wilco
It's here: the new single by The Gasoline Brothers: Brian Wilco. And it's a special single , as it contains six covers and remixes of the song by renowned bands like Moss, Geigercounting, Ra-X, El Pino, Sgt Petter and The Swimmers! Go to the Brian Wilco page to download all the songs (including a sleeve) and watch the great video Gerben and Tessel Schmidt shot for Brian Wilco!

• Some nice support gigs
The Gasoline Brothers have been asked to support The Long Winters and Cracker. Check our tour page for details!

• Utrecht speelt Uit
The Gasoline Brothers were selected for the Utrecht speelt Uit tour this fall. Stay posted at www.utrechtspeeltuit.nl!

• Gasoline daughter
Jim Gasoline became a father last month! Jim and his wife Wilma are now the proud parents of Tessel. Parents and child are doing well. Apparently, Tessel can already reproduce the feedback-intro to 'Sleeping pills and asteroids'. On the left, you can see a photograph of our newest fan!

• Summer break
Obviously, Jim wants some time to spend with his newborn. That's why we're taking some time off during the summer. We will be back on stage september 2nd at Festival deBeschaving!

• 747 show online
We played 5 songs for the radioshow 747 Live. You can listen to it online right here.

• Josh Gasoline will play @ Valkhof Affaire
Because Jim Gasoline is on the verge of becoming a daddy by the end of July, our brother Josh Gasoline will be flown in from Limburg, Texas to play the drums during our gig at the Valkhof Affaire festival on July 20th .

• Download the album (it's legal!)
You can now download our album Hm! from the youmakemusic.com website (click My First Sonny Weissmuller Recordings). Don't be scared, it's legal at € 0,99 per song!

• Free download: Stardust, baby!
Once again you can get your hands on one of our songs for free! Download Stardust, Baby!, burn it on a cd, print the sleeve and you have another unique single!

albumcover• Free download: Valentine's Day
A special Valentine surprise from us to you: you can download the single edit of Valentine's Day for free! Download the mp3 and download the sleeve we designed for it.

• More reviews: de Volkskrant
Raving reviews keep coming in, how nice! Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant published a nice one. Read all the reviews on our press page.

• About that living room concert
Sunday January 29, we did a show in the living room of Johan Gijsen. Our local 3voor12 site wrote a funny report.

• Watch the live video
A live video of Sleeping pills & asteroids was shot during our show at Club3voor12 on January 18. It's quite cool. Watch the video here.

• Shows and reviews
So here we are, one week of Gasoline Brothers shows behind us. And they were pretty good! 3voor12/Utrecht thought the same: they were present at our EKKO show (headlined by a great Danish band called The Broken Beats) and reviewed it on their website (in Dutch).

• Hm! is out
Our album Hm! was released on January 13, 2006 on My First Sonny Weissmuller Recordings/Konkurrent, in a very nice digipak. Hm! hit the stores this week, go and ask for it at your local record store! We will do some extensive touring in the Netherlands over the next few months, so keep coming back to this site for more news!

• 3FM live recording online
January 17, The Gasoline Brothers performed the single Sleeping pills & asteroids on national radio station 3FM. Want to hear the pre-performance interview and the live recording? Check it here. Interviewer: Rudy Mackay. Special thanks to 3FM engineer Hans Verhoeff!

• Jaap interviews Jeff
Jeff Gasoline was interviewed by VPRO DJ Jaap Boots. You can hear the interview here (3rd hour).

• The Gasoline Brothers @ Buzz on 3FM
Last week, we were guests at the radio show Buzz, NCRV 3FM. You can listen to it here (interview starts at 24.25).

• Free download: The Gasoline Brothers’ single
It’s here! Sleeping pills & asteroids, the first single by The Gasoline Brothers, and it's already got a lot of airplay on 3FM and KinkFM. Wait, don’t rush to the nearest record store to get it, you can download the song and the sleeve for free (right-click the link and choose 'Save target as...').

• Another free download: The Gasoline Brothers’ Christmas single
We made a Christmas song. Read more
• We have a record deal! My First Sonny Weissmuller Recordings is going to release our album in the benelux in january 2006. We will keep you posted!

• New press photo
Dutch photographer Anna van Kooij shot a cool new press photo. Have a look at the picture!

•  The Gasoline Brothers t-shirts and stickers
Patrick, who designed our logo and the cover of our single and our upcoming album (cheers!), has made a great design for our t-shirts. As we speak, some child laborers in the far east are manufacturing them. (No no no, ofcourse not, but: they will be available in a short while). Also coming soon: stickers!!!

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