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02 - May
(Nearby Event: Concerts & Music)
Where:Union Stage, 740 Water Street SW, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20024
Theres a well-known saying that can make a lot of bands uncomfortable while embarking upon their second album: Musicians have their entire lives to write their debut, and a year to complete the follow-up. But in the case of Company of Thieves, the Chicago outfit couldnt wait to record its sophomore full-length, Running From A Gamble. Even though Company of Thieves famously feverish fanbase is exponentially larger than it was when the band released its first album, the only pressure felt during the making of Running From A Gamble was due to the explosive nature of the songs themselves. And the tremendous results are a testament to how far the band has come in such a short period of time.We were very eager to get things moving quickly because we were so excited about the new songs, says guitarist Marc Walloch. Theres a sense of urgency in this record that comes through the speakers.This record needed to come out of me, says frontwoman Genevieve. It was extremely confrontational in a healthy way, and I think thats why I wasnt too concerned with what people were expecting.The past few years have been busy and fruitful for Company of Thieves, which is now rounded out by drummer Chris Faller. Founded in their teens, Company of Thieves members already conduct themselves like veterans, even though theyre still just in their mid-20s. The bands first record, Ordinary Riches, originally issued independently in 2007, was re-released in early 2009 by Wind-up Records and debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart. The band toured nonstop, hitting the road with groups like Annuals, OK Go, and The Hold Steady, and along the way played Lollapalooza, Last Call With Carson Daly, and Live From Daryls House.It was really cool to hear Daryl Hall talk about how he liked our writing, says Walloch. All the musicians are absolutely amazingright when we walked through the door they made us feel good and comfortable. It was really cool to be around people of that caliber and not have
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