The Greeting Committee Release 'Everyone's Gone and I Know I'm The Cause' LP

The 10-track record charts the band's evolution over the years after facing struggles like lineup changes and creative redirection.

By: Jun. 21, 2024
The Greeting Committee Release 'Everyone's Gone and I Know I'm The Cause' LP
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Kansas City's indie-rock band The Greeting Committee (483k monthly Spotify listeners) released their highly anticipated new album, Everyone’s Gone and I Know I’m The Cause. The 10-track record charts the band's evolution over the years after facing struggles like lineup changes and creative redirection, serving as a reintroduction to TGC as they begin their next chapter. The result is a kaleidoscope of emotions amidst punchy pop tracks and captivating anthems as each song reflects on the mindset that founding members Addie Sartino and Pierce Turcotte were experiencing through their growing pains over the past 10 years.
These themes are explored across the singles “popmoneyhits,” “Where’d All My Friends Go?,” “How It Goes,” and “Cyclical,” as well as on today’s focus track, “Tell Me I’m Wrong.” The indie-pop outing simmers with doubts of a relationship gone wrong, eventually boiling over into an infectious chorus. Buoyant melodies and lively guitars lighten the track as Sartino’s vocals convey the emotional realization of two people knowing it’s time to leave a relationship, but only one being able to admit it.
In addition to their massive US tour this summer, The Greeting Committee will also be playing a special 10 Year Anniversary Show in Kansas City at The Midland Theater on August 17 with special guests Beach Bunny, Boyish, & Miloe. Tickets for all shows are on sale now and available here.

There comes a time in every band where a pivotal moment arises: a crossroads where they must choose between the safer, familiar path or dare to break out of their comfort zone and strive for something different. After a decade as a group, two studio albums, countless tours and beyond, The Greeting Committee decided a change wasn’t just needed — it was required to keep going. “I was 15 when the band started and I feel like I’ve lived several different lives since then,” explains lead singer Addie Sartino. “Your brain fully develops at 25 and I feel like I woke up with the realization that there were things that weren’t good for me. I’m still grieving it all and processing everything that has happened in the last year and a half.” The catalyst of that grief resulted in The Greeting Committee’s third studio album, Everyone’s Gone and I Know I’m The Cause.
Consisting of founding members Addie Sartino and Pierce Turcotte, joined by longtime member Noah Spencer and newcomer Micah Ritchie, the creation of Everyone’s Gone and I Know I’m The Cause became a lesson in reclaiming the band — all due to Sartino and Turcotte chipping away at the past version of what the band was. Meticulously balancing vulnerability and self-reflection after experiencing their share of grief and loss, the overarching theme that ties the record together is how, despite knowing a change is being made for the greater good, the process can still be debilitating. The new project strives to revel in the beauty and the benefit that comes with loss.
Following the release of their previous albums and EPs, a lineup change, parting ways with their longtime manager, and personal grief and breakups, Sartino and Turcotte were ready to create an album of songs that just “feel good.” Ultimately, The Greeting Committee hopes that the concept of change becomes a constant in the band’s DNA; that they are forever growing as a band, feeling things as they come, and creating music that matters as much to them as it does to their listeners. “I lived in fear for so long, I grew up inside of it,” says Sartino. “I was afraid if I didn’t hold tightly enough, if I didn’t struggle enough, if I didn’t sacrifice enough that I wouldn’t be enough. And if I couldn’t be enough then how could I ever deserve this? But I promise you, the things and the people that are meant for you will always believe you are enough.”

Tour Dates:

July 9            Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade Hall
July 10          Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
July 12          Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
July 13          New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
July 16          Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
July 17          Boston, MA @ Sinclair
July 19          Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
July 20          Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s
July 21          Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
July 23          Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
July 24          Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
July 26          OKC, OK @ Resonant Head
July 27          Fort Worth, TX @ Tulips FTW
July 28          Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
July 30          Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent
July 31          San Diego, CA @ Voodoo Room House of Blues
Aug 2             Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
Aug 3             Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Aug 4             San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Aug 6             Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
Aug 7             Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore
Aug 8             Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Aug 10           Salt Lake City, UT @ Soundwell
Aug 11           Denver, CO @ Bluebird
Aug 17           Kansas City, MO @ The Midland Theatre (10 Year Anniversary Show)

Photo Credit: Tyler Krippaehne


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