It’s Album Release Day!

Our new album, All These Fucking Feelings, is officially available. If you donated to the IndieGoGo campaign that underwrote its creation, you should have already received your download code; physical copies are working their way toward those who ordered them via the U.S. mail. And you can stream it everywhere.

Mistakes Will Be Made After Parties!

So the band’s been having a big debate about if/how/why to arrange meet and greets at each gig. After much back and forth, and based on a lot of input from fans, we have decided to arrange genuine after parties in each city, to which we will be making available a very limited number of wristbands that can be purchased in advance or at the merch table.

If you just want a selfie with a band member, or a quick hello, you will almost definitely be able to do that at the gig itself, as TMJ are not ones to lock themselves in the dressing room. But if you’re interested in sitting down and yakking about stuff over drinks for an extended period of time, then we encourage you to buy a wristband for one of the after parties.

Doing it this way means we have to spend (and therefore charge) more than if we just set aside a half hour at the venue during soundcheck, but hopefully the end result will be worth it.

In Boston, the after party will be held at Sonia, the same venue the band is playing. There are only 33 tickets available directly from the venue: here.

In DC and NYC, the after parties will be held at secret locations disclosed only to those who buy wristbands in advance (you’ll be able to buy one at the merch table each night, but since we’re only selling a couple dozen of these, you can also reserve one below and pick it up at the merch table when you get there).

$50 gets you a wristband, and membership in a secret email group who will be receiving a message with the address of the after party shortly after TMJ’s set ends each night.

$60 gets you that, plus a free t-shirt, plus a band member will personally purchase your first drink for you at the bar. Order wristbands for the DC party here, and for the NYC party here. For Boston, you can purchase directly from the venue here.


It’s (Almost) Showtime, Folks!

The boys are now gathering in New York, blowing the dust off our instruments, and figuring out which old and new songs we remember how to play. Our first shows in 15 years are just weeks away.

  • Thursday October 27th: Jammin Java, Washington, DC (SOLD OUT)
  • Sunday, October 30th: Mercury Lounge, New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
  • Tuesday, November 1: Sonia, Boston, MA — tix still available (why you lagging, Boston?)

We’re also trying to arrange some kind of meet and greets before or after each gig, as we’ve had numerous requests for that. We’ll post details as soon as we’re done arguing about what’s an appropriate price to charge.

If you haven’t already, you can pre-order the album here.

Yet Another Video!

We’re not gonna lie: we do not have Beyonce-level video budgets. But we’re pretty proud of what we manage with what we have. This time around, we used the lyrics to our latest single, “Fortune Telling’s Easy,” as text prompts for the Stable Diffusion AI image generator to see what would happen. Jake Wincek, who did such great things with the live footage for our last video, then strung all the results together to create this lyric video.

Donor Single #10

Happy Rocktober. This month brings yet another single release fetauring tunes that will not be on the new LP.

The A-side is called “Another Year Gone.” Kind of appropriate as the seasons turn.

The B-side, “Idiots in Paradise,” was commissioned by Joe Peters, who also suggested the title. That’s usually a good way to guarantee the song gets called something else, but in this case it fit the meter perfectly.

Pre-Order Tour Merch!

We’re printing up some sweet zippered hoodies for our upcoming tour, but since we’re not sure how many people will want to spend $40 on one, we’re paranoid simultaneously about ordering too many (and winding up with more boxes of stuff in one of our garages) and ordering too few (thus disappointing fans in NY or Boston if they all get sold before we get there).

To deal with this dilemma, we have decided to let folks who really, really want one pre-order, so they are guaranteed to get one. This will have the added benefit of helping us figure out how many to print.

If you’re coming to one of our east coast shows in October/November, just click the BUY NOW button below, select your size, and fill out the resulting form. We’ll have a hoodie in the size you requested waiting at the merch table for you — just give your name, and receive your lovely gear. And if you wind up not making the show for any reason, never fear, as PayPal will have collected your address and we can ship it to you once we’re home on November 2nd.

If you won’t be coming to a show, but still want one of these lovely hoodies, you can still press the BUY NOW button. You will also be guaranteed a hoodie, which will ship to you in early November, once we’ve returned from the road.


Another Video!

Propeller Sound Recordings just released the second official single from our upcoming LP, “Normal Never Was.” Donors to our IndieGoGo campaign already received that one back in January, but the video should make for a pleasing surprise, consisting as it does of 20 years’ worth of live footage condensed into under 3 minutes of pop punk glory.

Thanks to everyone who’s mailed us VHS tapes and DVDs of shows they’ve attended over the years. if we used your footage, we appreciate it. Even if we didn’t use your footage, we still appreciate it.

Donor single #9

Happy new month. September brings yet another single release fetauring tunes that will not be on October’s LP.

The A-side is called “Better Than Being Alone.” It’s about what it sounds like it’s about.

B-side number one is an electro-funk tune that a couple band members really wanted on the album, but they got outvoted. It’s called “Dance Like a Child.”

And this month’s fan commission is called “Just Jen,” which was purchased as a fiftieth birthday present to his wife by Sean McVeigh.

There’s a New TMJ Video!

As promised, here’s a brand new TMJ video, for “Mercy Mild,” the first official single off of our upcoming LP, All These Fucking Feelings. It was inspired by Tim’s favorite pandemic activity: taking edibles and watching old silent films while listening to his favorite songs on shuffle play. That reminded him of what going to clubs was like back in the ’80s, when venues would regularly screen random old video clips while new wave hits played on the PA. Every once in a while, image and audio would line up as though they were meant to be experienced together.

So we tried to do the same thing with our song, and old footage from Rex Ingram’s The Magician (1926), which features a pretty greate scene in which the heroine is sent to hell.

Donor single #8

This month’s donor single, “Mercy Mild,” is also the first official single from the upcoming LP. We’ll be putting out a video for it in a few days, but dedicated fans get the audio over a week before anyone else on the planet.

The B-side is “Clio’s Stuck Inside,” which was commissioned by Jim Williams, in honor of his daughter.