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The Coming Weak Post New Song “Days Go By”

July 10, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News

The Coming Weak have a new self titled record coming out on July 27th..but if you’re like us, you can’t wait that long.  Luckily, the band has posted a preview track called “Days Go By” over on their Facebook page.  So go support our favorite local boys, take a listen, and let them know what you think!

Oh, and a friendly reminder, their record release show is on July 25th at Club Hell in Providence, RI.  Head here for all the deets.

Need more info?  Hit up the band’s website.

Oh, and a friendly reminder, their record release show is on July 25th at Club Hell in Providence, RI

Oh, and a friendly reminder, their record release show is on July 25th at Club Hell in Providence,

The Coming Weak

July 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Interviews, New England Music

thecomingweakThe local music scene in New England is a thriving metropolis of potential superstars, but just like anything in life, only the strong surive.

Some bands, like The Coming Weak, seem to naturally rise to the top. In just a few short years they have worked hard to find their sound, solidify their line-up and have become one of Rhode Island’s hottest commodities.

The band (Tim White on vocals, Nick Benziger on drums, Jamie Thomas and Matt Tremblay on guitar and Jeff Langmaid on bass) worked collectively to write their latest release “Are We All Letting Go”  and feel that it displays their progression over the past few years n the best way possible – through their music.

On the eve of their record release party for  “Are We All Letting Go” to a sold out Club Hell in Providence, RI TWRY staffer Stacie sat down with the band to reflect on the past few years, the journey, and the new album.

Interviewed by: Stacie Caddick-Dowty | July  2009

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TWRY Band of the Week – The Coming Weak

tcwmainThe Coming Weak is:

Tim White on vocals
Nick Benziger on drums
Jamie Thomas on guitar
Matt Tremblay on guitar
Jeff Langmaid on bass

One of the the most rewarding things about living in New England is that so many great bands get their start here.  One of our favorite bands and one we’ve been a fan of since their very beginning is The Coming WeakOver the past few years we’ve watched them grow and evolve into the band that they are today and we couldn’t be more excited for them about their new EP “Are We All Letting Gothat drops on July 25th.  (For a trip in the “way-back” machine check out the spotlight we did with The Coming Weak back in 2007.  We will be conducting a new spotlight feature with them soon!)

Although we’d like to think that we’ve got our finger on the pulse of upcoming superstars in music, we aren’t the only one’s with eyes and ears on The Coming Weak, they’ve been  named as one of the top 10 unsigned bands in DJ Rossstar’s “Unsigned Band Contest II” as well as named to Absolutepunk.net’s “Absolute 100” list of bands to watch out for in 2009.  Most recently the band was nominated in The Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll for best local act.

Back to their upcoming EP, If you are a fan of Anberlin meets Taking Back Sunday, The Coming Weak might just be your new favorite band.  The lead single for “Are We All Letting Go“, titled Vacant, will be debuted during the WBRU 9 o’clock news on July 22, 2009.   If you can’t tune in then make sure you pre-order or pick up your copy of the EP on July 25th.

The band will be having their CD release party at Club Hell in Providence, RI on July 25th, 2009.  You can also hear the song “Every Waking Moment” on the band’s MySpace page RIGHT NOW! Check out the video below for more info on the show from Tim:

If you can’t make the release party, the band will be performing acoustic sets at select Hot Topic locations in New England the last week of July.  Check their MySpace page for details.

For more info on the band visit:

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Hey New England – Time to vote in the Phoenix Music Poll!

The summer is here and so is the Phoenix Best Music Poll!  So put on your voting shoes and vote the blues…rock..pop..and ah…everything else you can imagine!

Best Music Poll – Boston (TWRY recommends The Everyday Visuals in the “Best Local Act” Category)

Best Music Poll – Providence (TWRY recommends The Coming Weak in the “Best Act” Category)

Warped Tour 2008 – Mansfield, MA

July 23, 2008 by  
Filed under Latest Photo Galleries

We’ve put links to all the galleries from Warped tour on July 23, 2008 at The Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA in this post so just scroll to the bottom to see every gallery.

Against Me!
Warped Tour
July 23, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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Cobra Starship
Warped Tour
July 23, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
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Cinder Road
Warped Tour
July 23, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
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The Academy Is…
Warped Tour
July 23, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
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Horrorpops
Warped Tour
July 23, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
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Street Dogs
Warped Tour
July 23, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
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Family Force 5
Warped Tour
July 23, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
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Ludo
Warped Tour
July 23, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
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Gym Class Heros
Warped Tour
July 23, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
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All Time Low
Warped Tour
July 23, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Photos by:  Stacie Caddick-Dowty

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Katy Perry
Warped Tour
July 23, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
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Greeley Estates
Warped Tour
July 23, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
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The Coming Weak
Warped Tour
July 23, 2008
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
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The Coming Weak

April 5, 2007 by  
Filed under Spotlight Bands

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Where did the name The Coming Weak come from?

Nathan – It’s a strange story actually.  It’s a play on words of sorts.  See, all the songs we write about, are about life, family, friends and everyone battling.  This is our way to come out of it.  We use our experiences to write and get away from it all.  And the name reflects that moving on.

How long has the band been together?

Johnathan – John and I have been best friends since we were freshmen in high school and played in several different bands together.  In 1998 we met Nathan and the three of us were in an awful pop-punk band.  So the three of us have known each other forever.
Nathan – Jeff was in FL in school.
Johnathan – Yeah, in the beginning it was just Nathan and I, really. I posted an ad on Cragslist for a guitar player, and when I went to see if my ad had posted, I saw an ad that Jeff had put up. He was, as Nathan said, in Florida at the time but moving back. I replied, we started talking via AIM, and when he moved up we got together. We then met Tim through a mutual acquaintance, and John joined on a month or so later.

Who are the composers and lyricists of the group?

Tim -Nathan primarily does the work, about 95% of it.  Of the five songs we’re playing tonight he wrote four of them, and John did the other.  Usually what happens is that someone will bring a theme or riff to the table, and then everyone adds to it. We’re a unit in that everyone builds on an idea and makes it more.  These songs are alive… they breathe!  Next month they could be different – they are always changing.

Who would you compare yourselves to? I found this list on your MySpace in a “If you like these guys, you’ll love us” type suggestion:  Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Cartel, Brand New, New Found Glory, Monty Are I, Saves the Day, Saosin and Anberlin.

Johnathan – Yeah they are definitely influences, and we might remotely resemble ALL of those bands at times, but not any one in particular.  We have elements from all of them.
Nathan – I used to play underground hip hop, so I think I bring something completely different to the table.
Johnathan – Sure, you can compare and classify us with those bands, but we don’t want to sound like any one them. We have our own unique sound.

Thoughts on the current music industry?

Nathan – I listen to old Johnny Cash.  I like music is conscious lyrics.  New bands to me all sound similar and robotic… over produced.
Johnathan – Yeah, a lot of the bands out right now sound similar.  I can think of five bands off the top of my head that, if you played me a song off one of their albums, I couldn’t tell you which band it was.  I have friends out on tour and I’ll check out the bands that they are touring with.  I don’t care if they only have four MySpace friends, I’ll give them a listen.  But, to be honest not many sound…distinct.
Nathan – We have a distinct sound, I think.
Jeff – I was talking to my friend Paul who worked for Victory Records.  Avenues for recording are much easier now.  Anyone can record and put out an EP, labels are less necessary now for merchandise, tours, etc…
Nathan – And we love MySpace!  It’s really the best outlet right now – for us and every other band out there.  It’s the best thing to happen to music in the past couple of years, I think!

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If you could choose ANY band/performer to tour with, who would it be and why?

Tim – Not to sound unoriginal, but I’d say The Beatles.
Nathan – I would say Monty Are I. We’re already friends, and I think touring with friends is just so awesome.
Jeff – Saves The Day.
John – Bad Religion. They’re my favorite, they’ve been around a while, and I’m sure they could teach us a lot!
Johnathan – Probably The Clash. Wait! Can I change my answer to the Descendents?  (Nathan reveals his Joe Strummer t-shirt beneath his hoodie)
John – Dude, combine them both. The Clashcendents!

What is your ultimate goal as a band?

Nathan – To not have to work that day job.  To tour and play music and do what we love.
Tim – Definitely. As long as I can pay my bills playing music, that’s fine with me!
Johnathan – I have a fortune taped to my mirror and I see it every morning when I wake up.  It says “Doing what you love is success, loving what you do is happiness.”

What is playing in your MP3’s/CD players right now?

Nathan – Saves the Day, Jolie Holland
Tim – Cartel, Anberlin
John – Mae
Jonathan – Rory, Mermaid Avenue, Anberlin
Jeff – Hey Mercedes, Comeback Kid

Describe each other in one word…

TIM in one word –

Jonathan: The light of my life
John: electric,
Nathan: Classic
Jeff: Nice

NATHAN in one word –

Johnathan: Nathan is a pain in the ass (laughs), he has raw talent
John: creative
Tim: extreme
Jeff: enlightening

JOHN in one word –

Johnathan: He’s my hetero-life mate!
Nathan says: he’s just a musical genius
Jeff: funny
Tim: intelligent

JOHNATHAN in one word–

John: It’s kind of hard to beat hetero life mate so I’ll just say ditto!
Nathan: Brilliant!
Jeff: solid
Tim: he is gracious

JEFF in one word –

Tim: Jeff is the brains of the operation!
Nathan: he’s the backbone of the band, we didn’t want to have this band without Jeff!
Tim: wise
Johnathan: he’s sage like

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What sets your band apart?

Nathan – We’re just better!  No don’t say that.

You can say that…

Nathan – Ok, we’re unique!  Heck if Jesus were alive he’d buy our album!  No don’t print that.

You can say what ever you want! What’s next for The Coming Weak?

Tim – More gigs, networking, recording…
Johnathan – Hopefully touring and following our business plan.

Any last words for the fans and soon to be fans?

Nathan – Come see us, and tell your friends.  We want our fans to be our friends – part of our family. That’s most important to us.  Check the music and trust us – if you love it, we’ll love you for it!

To contact The Coming Weak and hear their music:

http://www.thecomingweak.com
http://www.purevolume.com/thecomingweak
http://www.myspace.com/thecomingweak

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