Hoppin’ Clubs, Block Parties, Tiny New Fans, and Inclined Planes

Photo by Phaedra Gouvis

To say The New Up has been busy lately would be an understatement. Between signing a new deal with Rough Trade, working in the studio, playing recent club shows – including a really special night at Slim’s in San Francisco – and providing the entertainment for a jumpin’ San Francisco block party, there has been little time for the band to catch their breath! The band first wishes to pass on a ginormous blown kiss of gratitude to all of those who came out to the recent Slim’s show in San Francisco. Not only did you help create the warmest and most exciting vibe imaginable, but you made the show a huge success and provided the band with a little extra juice to make it a special performance. You truly are appreciated and the band will continue to work to show their appreciation in all ways possible.

An absolutely jammin’ block party on Saturday night in a San Francisco neighborhood near the Mission provided The New Up with two distinctly new live performance situations: 1) the band played on an inclined plane (leave it to the San Francisco topography to give you no other choice!) and 2) Frontwoman ES Pitcher and guitarist/singer Noah Reid played in front of their almost two year old daughter for the first time ever, providing a special moment not only for the band, but also for attendees watching the show. Check out this video of their daughter’s first time dancing to the band performing live (shot by ES Pitcher’s sister):


And finally, as we look back on 2017 we have to take a deep breath and appreciate what an incredible year it’s been for The New Up. So many great things have happened and the band has made great strides in connecting with those in the world who will appreciate the music. The simple fact is that none of it would be possible without you, the people who support The New Up every day. You, who interact with the band at shows, online, and by reading this post. Everything revolves around connecting with you, and the relationship between the band and the people who love the music and its message is paramount. You. Are. Loved.

Thank You.