RawFest - June 3rd Sat. Chicago, IL @ Township
Doors 4pm $10 adv/$12 dos
w/ Bible of the Devil, The Vibrolas, Buzzzard, The Evictions, Beggars,
Dr. James Glass surgically crafted the Streets and Sanitation
video! So cool!
Penthouse Sweets album release for In the House of Penthouse Sweets
on Saturday April 29 at Livewire Lounge Chicago
with The Safes and The Means of Production. Cya there!
Mastering our new album and starting to get the artwork formatted
- soon we will share....
Finished up the mixes with Brian Deck at his home studio last month
- sounding great...
Bickhamstock show at Double Door on Friday Feb 17 playing along
with Little Boy Jr, Coyote Riot, PM Buys!
Final mix touches happening soon for our next lp - can't wait 'til you
guys hear it
Listen to and watch some videos from The Safes on WGN Radio's "Live
from Studio 435" on Justin Kaufmann's The Download show right here
Just tracked some french horn and trumpet for the next album - sounding
Radio, Radio - Monday Jan 9 @ 10pm CST tune into WGN Radio to hear
The Safes on The Download with Justin Kaufmann!
Come out to Township on Sat. Jan 14 for a great Early, all-ages
show with our friends The Differents, The Hustle, and Ex Okays; doors
Shooting footage for animated music video for "Hometown"
off of our upcoming album
TV - TV - TV - TV --Wed Nov 23 at 8:45am (CST) tune into Fox
Morning News to hear The Safes play live the morning of Friendsgiving!
On Friday Nov. 18 at 5pm, tune
your radio dial to the Razor and Die show on Chicago's WLUW
to hear The Safes talk with Di and Razor about Friendsgiving,
spin a new cover song we recorded and tracks off White Mystery and Flesh
Panthers new albums!
Thanksgiving Eve. Friendsgiving: White
Mystery // The Safes // Flesh Panthers // Master of Ceremony, comedian
@ 1st Ward (2033 W North Ave) on Wed. Nov 23
Ages 18 and over! FUN.
DJ James VanOsdol and longtime supporter of The Safes spun "I
Would Love To" on his 101 WKQX Demo312 show, thanks James!
Don't miss this show - Friday Sept. 30 @ Township with The Differents,
Baltimore's PLURALS, and The Laureates!
9pm - $8 Talk about a steal!
Did you read John Borack's review in Goldmine
THE SAFES RECORD HEAT
"One of the cooler things
about being a music buff is discovering a band thats flown under
your radar for many years. Such is the case with me and The Safes, a
Chicago-area combo led by the OMalley brothers Frankie,
Michael and Patrick that has drawn comparisons to Guided by Voices,
The Apples In Stereo, Brendan Benson, Fountains of Wayne and even the
Kinks. Ive been listening to their 2014 release,Record Heat, and
its a short (barely 25 minutes) 10-song effort that can be seen
and heard as some sort of amalgamation of all the above
comparisons, with a garagey swagger and super-sweet lead vocals (courtesy
of Frankie, I believe) that are a bit reminiscent of The Singles
Vince Frederick. I Would Love To and Know it All
are both power poppin sureshots, and The Safes deftly avoid any
of the clichés often inherent in the genre. Check out their 2006
effortWell Well Wellas well; 10 more cool ditties with sharp hooks and
some great song titles: Cool Sounds are Here Again and Phone
Book Full of Phonies.
Windy City shows in September with our friends from home, Philly
& Baltimore! Can't wait! First one is Friday Sept. 9 @ Liars Club
with our bros Red Lions and The People!
Did you see that placement with The Safes "Youth Cult"
and Quiksilver? Radical
Still waters run deep...
Making more recording process and Chicago be on the lookout
for shows soon
Tracking, tracking, tracking, tracking, tracking summer songs in
the middle of winter - it does a body good
Photo shoot late last month was truly special - family style, be on
10 new recordings in the can in 2 days with the boys in the band
and Brian Deck at the console
Thanksgiving Eve Nov 25 at Livewire Lounge ( 3994 N. Milwaukee Ave
) - Don't miss it!
The Regals will open the show, Red Plastic Buddha will perform second,
The Differents third and The Safes play last
More rehearsals and preproduction happening before we head into
the studio to record another new one
Finished mixing one album Sept 18; started practicing for next lp with
the boys Sept. 19.
My oh my, how have you been? The SAFES are playing a fun weekend
of shows with our pals Thee Lexington Arrows and
Red Lions Oct. 2 & Oct. 3
See you there
Thanksgiving Eve 2014 - with our friends The
Differents kicking off the show and Back
Alley Riot closing it shut! See You there.
Wed Nov 26 at Livewire
3394 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60641
Check out this fun feature Pollstar
interview by Jay Smith with Frankie talking about whats cooking
Magazine for the spotlight on "Hopes Up, Guard Down"
"Chicago power trio The SAFES, who pump out some of the best
garage rock the music world has seen.
Latest single Hopes Up, Guard Down is fun and crazy, constantly
spinning and whirling in a frenzy of psychedelic garage pop."
Terry Flamm reviewed "Record Heat" on Broken
kindly highlighted Willie Nelson performing at the White House,
Grateful Dead dudes at the World Series in San Fran,
SAFES new music video
Music premiered The SAFES "I Would Love To" music
video directed by Mickey Mangan on Oct. 20. You have to watch
YahooMusic.com by Wendy Geller
"Chicago-based power-pop band the Safes have just released a new
album, Record Heat,
and to mark the occasion theyve decided to release an anthemic
new video for single I Would Love To
one that shows off just how dedicated (and widespread!) their
global fan base is.
Yahoo Music is excited to premiere the very first look at the innovative
clip, which depicts fans of the band throughout the world
in their home countries (15 represented), and in their native
languages (12 represented). Talk about international appeal!
If youd like to catch the Safes on tour in your town, theyre
rolling through the Northeast all November. Check below for Fall tour
11/10 Cleveland, OH @ Pats In The Flats
11/11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Howlers
11/12 State College, PA @ Darkhorse
11/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb's
11/14 Boston, MA @ PAs
11/15 Portland, ME @ Bayside Bowl
11/16 Providence, RI @ The Parlour
11/17 New York, NY @ Pianos
11/18 New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
11/19 New London, CT @ Oasis
11/20 Annapolis, MD @ The Metropolitan
11/21 Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
11/22 Bowling Green, OH @ Howard's Club H
11/26 Chicago, IL @ Livewire Lounge
Sign up to be a Daytrotter
member to hear our Record Heat Session Listen to "Hopes
Up, Guard Down" right here
Thanks to Nic Harcourt for spinning "Hopes Up, Guard Down"
on his Connections
Be on the look any day now for the release
of the "I Would Love To" music video directed by Mickey
Mangan. So awesome!
Thanks to Mickey Mangan, Giovanni Bucci, Siobhan and all our fans across
the globe for being part of something we're very proud of - you rule!
Check out the Shows page for our upcoming
east coast tour! Can't wait to see your lovely faces again!
Tuesday April 29, Wee Rock
Records brings you The SAFES new LP Record Heat
Had a blast recording a Daytrotter
session last weekend! Session will be posted soon
Working on finishing up LP4
Buy Record Heat on CD or 12
inch white vinyl here
or on Bandcamp here
Popmatters premiered The SAFES
- Record Heat. Stream it in it's entirety here!
While listening you can read
stories of each song written by Frankie O'Malley!
Be on the lookout for the
official music video for The SAFES - "I Would Love To" directed
by Mickey Mangan to be
premiered soon! It's incredible.
Thanks to Mickey and everyone that contributed to make a truly global
Watch a video of The SAFES
tracking and mixing Record Heat in Detroit with
Jim Diamond, Jason Ward in Benton Harbor, MI @ KeyClub Recording and
Can't wait to see you all on the road!
The SAFES Record Heat
will be going for adds on radio on April 22 - tune into your favorite
radio stations and request The SAFES!
Thanks to Eric Davidson of
for the video premiere of The SAFES 'Hopes Up, Guard Down"on
Monday April 7 directed by our friend Mike Hindert.
"Chicagos modern rock musical rep rests primarily on Touch
& Gos long post-rock legacy, and deservedly so. But since
the late-70s, the Windy City has also been a consistent fount of solid
power pop, from the big bang of Cheap Trick to awesome also-rans like
Epicycle and the Vacant Lot, regional warhorses like the Elvis Brothers.
The Safes have continued along that line for a few years now. A trio
of brothers (Frankie, Patrick and Michael OMalley), they credit
their dad with having a home full of cool classic rock records, and
they smelt loads of exhumed 60s garage and pop goodness into their
bright sound. Their third full-length, Record Heatrecorded by
Jim Diamond (White Stripes, The Sonics), Jason Ward (Arcade Fire) and
Patrick OMalleywill be out April 29 on Wee Rock Records,
and weve got a video premiere for the single, Hopes Up, Guard
Down, right here. Lets just say the motorcycle bandit who zooms
through this mini-movie is no chicken."
Available in White-hot 12 Inch
vinyl LPs, compact discs, and digital varieties
Come pick up your copy at one
of these fine shows - we're
looking forward to seeing you all
Here are some stills from The
SAFES upcoming music video directed by Mike Hindert of The Bravery; look
for a premiere in early April!