2013 was a great year that was highlighted by some exciting shows and the release of a new EP “The Changing Score“. The year yielded a nice balance between the studio and live shows for the band and allowed them to get to recording some new material. While the true progress happened behind the studio doors, heere are some more public highlights from this fantastic year!
Thank you for all of the support. Looking forward to 2014!
Model Stranger started 2013 off playing a hell of show at the Cubby Bear in Chicago. The first live performance of the year was a sold out show with the very talented and popular Candlebox. The show was shot by Mike Hari of Fade Out Foto. View more pictures here.
Feb – May
A majority of the Spring was spent in and out of the studio laying down tracks for some songs that would eventually end up on “The Changing Score”. Outside a short trip to Austin for SXSW 2013 and a headlining show at the Beat Kitchen in Chicago, live shows were minimal with a few weekend tours around the midwest. One of those yielded an in prompt to stop at Grizzly Music Co in Indianapolis when we were asked to contribute a track to the ORANJE INDY compilation. Read more of our thoughts about that here and listen to our alternate version of that here.
Jun – Aug
The remainder of Model Stranger’s Spring and Summer were spent finishing up what would be “The Changing Score”. Live appearances were sparse though Model Stranger managed to get out of the studio to join their friends in Ours at Schubas in Chicago over the 4th of July weekend. View more pictures from Model Stranger w/Ours at Schubas.
Sept – Dec
In the fall Model Stranger set sail on an 18 day tour with stops in 16 cities along the way. The tour was in support of “The Changing Score” which was released on Oct. 5th, 2013. You can view pictures of that tour here and read stories from that tour here.
- The Changing Score
- Our first official non-single/live release since Dreams & Bones in 2010 was released on Oct. 5th following a fantastic tour and release show at Marytrs in Chicago. You can now stream the record on our music page, Spotify and our Reverbnation page (also avaialable for free download as well there). If you want to support the band you can purchase a digital/hard copy at the Model Stranger store.
The Rooftop Beatles
For their annual Halloween Show, Model Stranger teamed up with Bullet Called Life and performed as the Rooftop Beatles. While pictures of the show exist (somewhere) the video camera that was filming the event was stolen at the end of the evening which included most video footage from 2013. This is completely saddening as it had much tour footage and personal footage. With any luck one day it will all surface.
- October 2013 – Reverbnation Featured Artist
- The Changing Score included on “2013 Best of Rock In Chicago List”
As it stands Model Stranger is back in the studio and have already begun working on a follow up to The Changing Score. 2014 is looking to be a promising year. Again, thank you so much for all of your support this year!