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We The Living


Genres: Rock / Pop / Acoustic

Location: Madison, WI

Stats: 663 fans / 61,543 plays / 20 plays today





4 tracks

Members: John Paul Roney, Benjamin Schaefer, Jeremy Austin Smith and Matthew Holmen

We want to do things differently. We want to do things people don't think can be done. We finished our debut record in California in early 2007, climbed in our van, and drove directly to our first show in Iowa. It was our goal to bring the music to as many people as possible through hard work and grassroots promotion. It was our goal to play a show every day. We experimented, learned from our failures and successes, and in the first year we managed to play 170 around the nation.

We have a new record set to release, we're on pace to play 250 shows this year, and effective immediately we're changing to the next incarnation of our touring. We will always play as many shows as we possibly can, because bringing music to people is the axiom of what we feel music's place in the world is. The only shows we are going to announce publicly are going to be the EVENTS. If you want to see us, come to an event. We will unveil new songs, new lights, and longer sets at events.

Between events, we will still be playing shows to continue to share the music with new people, but they will be a secret until the day of, and will be promoted virally.

If you're reading this, we're thankful for you, and we're busy planning our next big event for you.

-John Paul

We the Living is a band that was formed to spread the idea that everyone needs a personal philosophy, or philo. Through constant reinvention, touring, and street team-led promotion, We The Living has grown from nothing in April 2007 to a nationally lauded band with a large and fervent grassroots fan base.


  • mckenzie said:
    i live in attleboro will u please tell me where this secret show is!!!!! please please please Mar 01
  • [[morgan]] said:
    i lovveee you guyss. the sound is amazingg. ;DD Dec 07
  • Emily said:
    :D Oct 27
  • *Little_GIRL_confuseD* said:
    You guys ROCK! I saw you Tuesday at The Barn in Kunkletown PA. HEY Jasper, my guinea pig friend! A is A not Asia...got it. Oct 13
  • ohmann.alianne said:
    come to buffalo, ny!! Oct 10
  • Luvbug said:
    very mature sound... i love it!!! you sound great boys!!! Aug 21
  • Xx::soUNscene::xX said:
    heights of the heavens. depths of the earth. Jul 30
  • racingstripes said:
    you guys are awesome!!! u should come to az!! Jul 24
  • Drew Clawson said:
    Hey guys you are still the shit and are making a huge fan base in the good old state of Indiana and the city that always goes down smooth Terre Haute. I wish you the best and you need to come back to hang out with us Phi Psi's we are all cheering for you. Peace guys May 27
  • Wiimo said:
    You guys make me proud that I'm a student at UW - Madison. May 22
  • Brooke said:
    I really enjoy the music, but the fact that your name is an Ayn Rand novel makes it that much better. Good luck! Mar 27
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  • alexmata said:
    could you make half the girl downloadable? Plez? love ya! Mar 16
  • alexmata said:
    could you make half the girl downloadable? Plez? love ya! Mar 16
  • xxGuitrChik16xx said:
    I've been listening to you guys today like sooo much! Keep it up! You guys are great! (y) :D Feb 27

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