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Pre-Order “Sitcom Afterlife”

Pre-order Sitcom Afterlife—the 4th Frontier Ruckus LP— on Vinyl/CD/Digital here or at iTunes here.

1. The Splendid World
2. Bathroom Stall Hypnosis
3. Sad Modernity
4. Very Well
5. Crabapples In The Century’s Storm
6. Darling Anonymity
7. Down In The Morning We Thought We’d Never Lose
8. Little Henrietta
9. Counterfeits
10. A&W Orange and Brown

“Sad Modernity”—the 1st Single from Sitcom Afterlife

“Sad Modernity”—the 1st single from Frontier Ruckus’ 4th LP, Sitcom Universe.

Own a one-of-a-kind recording of a Frontier Ruckus song + Handwritten lyrics

You pick a Frontier Ruckus song. Matthew makes a personal recording of it. Sends it to you with handwritten lyrics. The recording is erased & you are the only person in the world with it in their possession. Dedications for yourself or a friend welcome.

$30 –

New ‘Memory Exchange’ Matthew Milia Art Project

New Matthew Milia/SITCOM UNIVERSE ‘Memory Exchange’ art project: you supply a graphic synopsis of your most idyllic and/or terrifying childhood memory and Matthew interprets it through a mixed media 18×24″ piece. You receive the original work. $75 (15 available)

First of Super Intimate Frontier Ruckus Living Room Shows Announced

Feb. 28th- Mt. Pleasant, MI. http://bit.ly/1jLKJf9
Mar. 1st- Lansing, MI. http://bit.ly/1jtJ688
Mar 6th- Grand Rapids, MI. http://bit.ly/1eNEyFs
Mar. 7th- Chicago, IL. http://bit.ly/19UMpCe
Mar 8th- Louisville, KY. http://bit.ly/1hU2Ui6
Mar. 14th- Ann Arbor, MI. http://bit.ly/1eNE7uO
Mar. 15th- Kalamazoo, MI. http://bit.ly/1htEf3d

15 New Frontier Ruckus ‘Song Illustrations’ by Matthew Milia Available for Order

Matthew recently created and sold 15 Frontier Ruckus “song illustrations”—pen and watercolor drawings depicting a song of the purchaser’s choice. This is the 15th piece, “Rosemont”—for his mother.

15 new 18×24″ song illustrations are now available. You will receive the ORIGINAL artwork on thick, nice quality watercolor stock paper. Click here:

Songs already chosen are listed below, but any other Frontier Ruckus song, however obscure, is fair game:
The Blood
Careening Catalog Immemorial
Pontiac, the Nightbrink
I Met Rebecca
The Upper Room
Mona and Emmy
Crabapples in the Century’s Storm
Granduncles of St. Lawrence County
In Protection of Sylvan Manor
If the Suns Collapse
Does Me In
Sad Modernity
Open It Up
The Latter Days

Caught up in the Frontier Ruckus CROSSFIRE

Frontier Ruckus winter hats (limited quantity presale!)–SOLD OUT

15 Limited Edition “Song Illustrations”

Matthew is making a series of 15 “song illustrations” as SITCOM UNIVERSE. These will be large format mixed media art pieces, incorporating images and text to represent a Frontier Ruckus song of your choice. (Song selection and delivery of piece based on order received). Purchase here:

This 30″ x 40″ painting—A&W #1—is also flippantly for sale here:

This October Will Fill the Silverdome

Dear patrons of Frontier Ruckus World,

The summer of 2013 saw us tackle rugged Canada for the first time, revisit the glory of the American West, return to Europe for a second outing this year (where Davey deliriously bulleted us down the autobahn at ungodly speeds), and pop up most places in between—with our most sacred season of autumn now finding us home in Michigan.

And what are we doing at home in Michigan? Well, for one thing—we’re sitting on a batch of 25 or so new songs whose fates we’re anxious as hell to finalize. 2013 was the year of Eternity of Dimming. That huge double-album—our densest and most personal document to date—was investigated with intense fervor and curiosity by you folks and your appreciation and incredible attention to its every little idiosyncratic detail still amazes us.

So what will 2014 look like? THESE NEW SONGS are bombastic catchy little capsules of melody and hook and are, it seems to us, some of our best yet. Where Eternity was vast and circuitous, 2014 Frontier Ruckus will be marked by instant gratification and irresistibility. There will be some pleasant surprises to the live lineup as well, promising a revamped spectacle and a heavy tour schedule.

But, before then, you have some last chances to see us still deep in the throes of the Eternity era. These dates will be super raw and intimate, performed by the trio of Matthew, David, and Zach, who will blast the tunes with little to no technology other than lungs and tongues and inherited metal/wood/plastic/etc.:

9/28 Ann Arbor, MI / Blind Pig
10/16 Austin, TX / Lambert’s
10/17 Houston, TX / Fitzgerald’s
10/19 Dallas, TX / INDEX Festival
10/20 Little Rock, AR / Stickyz
10/21 Nashville, TN / The Basement
11/29 Chicago, IL / Schubas
11/30 Saint Paul, MN / Turf Club
12/02 Indianapolis, IN / White Rabbit Cabaret
12/03 Cleveland, OH / Beachland Ballroom
12/04 Pittsburgh, PA / Club Cafe
12/05 New York, NY / Mercury Lounge
12/06 Philadelphia, PA / Boot and Saddle
12/07 Boston, MA / Great Scott
12/08 Hamden, CT / Outer Space
12/13 Lansing, MI / The Loft

Have you seen all the music videos from Eternity released this year?:


Careening Catalog Immemorial

Black Holes

The Upper Room

sitcom universe