Autumn

Fall is a season of change. Warm days give way to cooler evenings, a crisp wind begins to blow, and, of course, the trees begin to shed their leaves. Lately, all of us have been very much enjoying these autumn changes. We hope you enjoy them as well, and embrace the seasons we’ve been blessed to experience.

As far as seasons go, we as a band are changing seasons, too. This summer, we were able to travel, meet new friends, play in new markets, and have a ton of fun. We had a great couple of months, and we’re thankful. Now that summer is over, we’re changing gears. We’re staying at home. We’re working as much as we can. We’re saving as much as we can. And, we’re writing new jams. Lots of them.

We think it’s time to do another album, and we’re beginning to work through the early stages of that process. We’re so stoked about this! Really, it feels great to get back in the flow of writing. We’re stretching ourselves, and we’re thinking in new ways. In all, we’re just trying to write better songs. More cohesive songs. If you’ve come to a show lately, you may have heard a few new tunes. If you enjoyed them, don’t check out! There are more coming.

To help accommodate our change in focus, we’ll be playing a few less shows than we normally do. We want to keep our primary energy going towards getting a new record together. However, we have played a few shows lately that we want to thank you all for. We recently shared an evening with All Get Out and a few other cool bands at Musica in Akron. This show was absolutely phenomenal, and we have you to thank for it. Musica is a special place to us, and we’re so grateful to everyone who came out. It was a night full in energy and joy. We hope the show was as special to you as it was to us. Also, we recently played in Columbus with our friends in New Shoes, Cabanatuan, and The Orphan, The Poet. It’s always special to get together with good friends and make music. Thanks for putting it all together, Jeremy.

As far as the next couple of months are concerned, we want to shake things up a bit. Over the summer, we got comewindband.com up and running. We’re really proud of how it came together, and we want to start using it more and more. Primarily, we want fill it with posts about how the new album is coming along. This is where you come in. We have some ideas for posts, but we also want to know what kinds of things you’d like to see from us. If you have an idea for a post, here’s what we’re asking from you. Go over to the ‘Contact’ tab, and send us a message detailing what kind(s) of media you’d like to see from us throughout the album-making process. We have plenty of new things to share with you – we’d just like some input from you, too.

Keep your ears to the ground. Thanks for reading.

//CW
Tour and the Future

Hello everyone! We just returned home from our tour with The Great Transparency. For about the past week and a half, we’ve been driving around and playing shows with those dudes. We played in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina. If you came out to a show, thank you. If you booked us for a show, thank you. And if you are reading this blog, thank you. This is only the second tour like this that we’ve ever done, and it went really well. We were totally blessed to be a part of it. So, finally, a very special thanks goes to The Great Transparency for asking us along. We really appreciate them showing us the ropes a bit, and we had a fantastic time getting to know them better. Thanks dudes.

Now that we’re home, we’re going to be shifting our focus in some ways. If you’ve come to a show recently, you may have noticed that we’ve been playing some new songs. We are very excited about the new material we’ve written, and we’re going to be putting more and more time into writing in the upcoming months. Keep your eyes peeled for more news regarding new music. To give you a taste of some of what’s to come, check out this acoustic song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_9YPRvsiz8&feature=related

The last bit of news we have is something that we’ve been wanting to share for quite some time now. For a while, we have been dropping lines about doing a music video. Well, we have finally done a live music video, and it is ready to go! Our good friend Jeffrey Riley did this video, and we couldn’t be more proud of it. He did an absolutely phenomenal job. However, we need your help before we put this up. We need to get to 3000 likes on facebook before we put the video up. Thanks so much to each of you who have tagged us in posts and been spreading the word about Come Wind for the last week or so since we started this campaign. At this point, we’re less than 100 likes away! Thanks so much for your help! We’re almost there, so let’s keep pushing forward to 3000 so we can get this video up! To give you a taste of what this video will be like, check out this short teaser Jeff did for our song “Dry Bones”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOzicvQu3ls&feature=channel_video_title

Also, tanks are here. Come to a show soon, or check out our online store to grab one. Here is our online store: http://comewind.bigcartel.com/

Thank you all. We couldn’t do any of this without you.

-CW
Update!

Friends,

We hope you are all doing well. It feels like forever since we’ve written anything; we’re going to put an end to that now. We’ve been blessed with some cool things lately, and we’d like to share them with you.

First of all, during the first week in June we had the pleasure of traveling to Michigan with First Baptist Church of New Philadelphia. We went to camp with the youth ministries there, and helped out with the worship music. We also got to serve as counselors while we were there. This whole week was a great experience. We don’t often get to worship with brothers and sisters like we got to worship while at camp. And, we made a lot of new friends and learned some cool lessons. All of the FBC folks were extremely gracious to us as well. A very special thanks goes out to Dave Garrett, Brian Stuchul, Aaron Kotasek, and Cam South.

Upon returning from camp, we had the opportunity to go to Cleveland to do a live interview with the Everything In Between radio show. The host is a Cleveland native who goes by Von Erich. He loves Cleveland sports, sometimes takes his son into the studio with him, and enjoys Cocaine (the energy drink). During this interview, Nick and Aaron played some acoustic songs, and fielded questions about everything from Lost to Hawkboy. You can catch the audio from this interview at http://everythinginbetweenradioshow.com/?tag=come-wind. Also, you can watch a videos of songs played during the interview here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPRDoGUS0eY&feature=channel_video_title

If you’ve come to one of our shows recently, you may have noticed we’ve been playing a few new songs. One of those new songs is featured in a video that our good friend Jeffrey Riley put together for us. The song is titled “Dry Bones”, and you can find the video for it here: http://vimeo.com/25158954. If you enjoy this video, make sure you keep up with us – Jeff has another one on the way! Also, check out some of his other videos while you’re at it. You can find them at http://vimeo.com/jeffreyriley.

Finally, we’re playing a home show this Saturday at The Auricle with Twenty One Pilots and Speak. Both of these bands are totally worth checking out, and we’ll play some tunes for you, too. Also, The Auricle is a rad place to see a show and hang out, so you’re going to have a good time regardless.

Shalom, brothers and sisters. Thank you for taking the time to read through this. Grace and peace.

//Come Wind
Friends, new and old.

Hello everyone.

We hope you are all doing fantastic. We’ve just returned from a weekend trip that took us to Columbus, OH and Franklin, IN for two different but equally cool shows. In Columbus, we played at our friend Gene Bernardo’s house. We had a great time chillin with friends there, and we had a great time meeting new people, too. We really enjoyed the tunes of our new friends The Wind and The Sea (no relation), and the heartfelt jams of Brad Newshutz and Dom Dickinson. We were blessed by both these acts. In addition to this, we were blessed by all our friends who came to the show and had a great time with us. Thank you so much for your support. You encourage us so much, and we are unbelievably grateful for you.

After the show Friday, we spent some time with our good friend Adrian McKinney. He and his wife Jen took care of us, poured food, drink, and wisdom into us, and made us laugh - often. Thank you for your hospitality, McKinneys. We are so thankful for you. Also, Adrian makes very cool art, and we will be coming out with a new shirt soon that he designed for us. Keep your eyes peeled!

On Saturday, we drove out to Franklin, IN to meet our friends who run The Gear music venue. Everyone out there is absolutely great, and we love spending time with them. The show was fantastic, and we got to hang afterwards with The Gear folks, and with our new friends Sosaveme. Sosaveme is a group of dudes from Michigan who make honest and intense music. We really dig them! They play all around the Eastern portion of the United States. Check out some of their dates, and then go see them!

In addition to all of these new friends, we also have some old friends that we are very thankful for, and super excited for what’s coming up for them. First, our friends in Shaws Landing are doing major work on their first album. We’re stoked to hear these recordings! Be watching for their release date - this is an album you will for sure want to pick up. Also, our friends in A Minor Bird have some cool news to share. Instead of ruining the surprise for you, I’ll just let you hear if for yourself: check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO7SPT16DbM. We’re so thankful to have these dudes in our lives, and we’re so excited for what is to come for them. On top of all this, we have to ask you all for a favor. Keep Saturday, March 26 open. Our bros in Though She Wrote are back together, and they are playing their first home show in Lancaster on that evening. We’ll be playing as well. We are so jazzed for them! Make sure you don’t miss this show! Also, we’re playing a show for our good friends at LoveCantBeBaht on Saturday, March 19 in Miamisburg, OH. Let’s make this show HUGE so that we can all do our part to support the awesome work LCBB is doing!

Today when we got home, it was 50 degrees out. Although it’s still February, weather like this reminds us that summer is on its way. And, with summer, we have some cool things in store. Things that we’ve never attempted before, and things that we can’t wait to tell you all more about. You’ll know about them soon. We promise! Until then, we’re going to start booking more shows, particularly in April and May, so come hang with us at one soon. Check our facebook and twitter for updates on everything.

Finally, thank you all for your support and love. We are most grateful.

Shalom brothers and sisters,

Come Wind

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Links to our friends’ projects:

The Wind and the Seahttp://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Wind-and-The-Sea/285916111085?sk=wall

Brad Newshutz/B+ Clothinghttp://bepositiveapparel.bigcartel.com/

Dominic Dickinsonhttp://www.facebook.com/AffianceMusic

Adrian McKinneyhttp://www.clarenceadrianmckinney.com/index.html

The Gearhttp://www.facebook.com/engagethegear

Sosavemehttp://www.facebook.com/sosaveme

Shaws Landinghttp://myspace.com/shawslanding

A Minor Birdhttp://www.aminorbird.com/

Though She Wrotehttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Though-She-Wrote/41953981610?sk=info

Love Can’t Be Bahthttp://www.lovecantbebaht.com/

Day 117

“There are so many options before us as we approach life. There are so many ways we could spend our time. What’s great is that each one of us has a destiny to fulfill, each one of us has something specific to accomplish while here for the while on earth. It is a beautiful thing when a…

"Oh, I haven’t seen it, but I can feel it, herein is love for us bastards."
Awareness.

Good evening all,

Monday night we were blessed by having some time hang with a few of our friends. Amidst a fury of jokes, obscure references, and a few episodes of “Between Two Ferns”, we got to speak about some things that we are excited about, and that are becoming more and more dear to our hearts. Through these conversations, we got to know Mitch Kenney and his work with the non-profit organization Love Can’t Be Baht.

Love Can’t Be Baht is a human-trafficking awareness group that works to remove individuals from oppressive and (honestly) terrible situations. Specifically, they work with humans involved in sex trafficking in East Asia. They sell t-shirts to raise awareness about this subject. They also sell t-shirts to make money to donate to people who actually live in East Asia and rescue those involved in this industry. They’ve been around for a little more than two years, and they’ve already been used to donate tens of thousands of dollars.

We will now be working to support Love Can’t Be Baht. They’re doing fantastic things for the Kingdom, and we have been honored by having a chance to help them out. So, you’ll now see us repping their shirts, and giving away information about them at our shows. Hopefully soon, you’ll be able to snag one of their shirts from our merch table, too.

If you’re interested in learning more about what Love Can’t Be Baht is doing, check out their website at www.lovecantbebaht.com. Also, if you want to learn about the safe house they support, visit www.raphahouse.org. And, while we’re on this whole awareness/do something kick, check out all these websites below for ways you can spend your money and help other people at the same time.

www.toms.com - everyone knows about toms.

www.miir.com - buy a water bottle, buy someone clean water for a year.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ThinkHumanity - you can buy jewelry that is made by Africans. The profits go directly to those who make the items.

www.freerice.com - learn more words, kill time, get rice for people.

Thanks everyone. Much love.

Happy New Year, friends. This a video of us performing ‘Pockets’, which is one of our newer songs. This song will be part of a compilation of Northeastern Ohio bands that we are a part of. ‘Voices’ will also be on this compilation. The whole project should be finished sometime early in 2011, with a big release show to accompany it. We’re very pumped about all of this.

Speaking of being pumped for things, we’re all absolutely jazzed for 2011. We will be coming out with much newness during this year, so make sure you keep your ear to the ground. We were blessed beyond measure in 2010, and we can’t wait to see what this new year holds. All thanks be to God.

So, allow us to take this time to thank every one of you who listened to our music, came to one of our shows, or just dropped us a line in 2010. We love making music, and we love sharing it with people. Thank you for sharing with us.

Shalom, friends, and Happy New Year,

Aaron, Ben, Nick, and Tal

Somehow, this was a year ago. Thank you everyone.

Somehow, this was a year ago. Thank you everyone.

Welcome.

Hello all friends. We will now be using this site as a blog, in order to have a space to communicate better with everyone.

Check back soon!