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New Improved – Live at Sausagefest 2012

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Psst. Show Announcement.

June 2nd at Lakeview Sausage Fest in Chicago! Weird name for a street fest, we know, but we played last year and had so much fun we decided to do it again this year! Details to come. Save the date!


Our website was down for a bit, but now we’re back. Hope you’re having a good 2012! We have a big show announcement coming up soon…

Today Your Currents are Strong

Our St. Louis and Chicago shows wit Ludo are almost here, so we thought we would celebrate by recording a new version of our song Currents, posting it on YouTube, and offering the song as a free mp3 download.

Tickets are still available for both the St. Louis (12/10) and Chicago (12/11) dates of A Very Ludo Christmas. We play at 8pm in St. Louis and at 7pm in Chicago.

Treaty added to both Very Ludo Christmas shows + New version & video/mp3 of Rollerskates. Whew.

Surprise… We have a huge show announcement. We have been added to A Very Ludo Christmas at The Pageant in St. Louis on 12/10, in addition to the 12/11 Metro show. We couldn’t be more excited and we just had to do something special to celebrate these big shows.

We are all in various locations across the world right now, with Phil globetrotting all over Europe and Alex making his new home in Brooklyn, NYC. So we thought it would be fun to record videos of ourselves playing Rollerskates, and then put all the audio together and see what happened. Luckily, we haven’t forgotten how to play our instruments (Some might argue that we never learned how in the first place, bless their hearts) and we love how the song turned out.

As an early Christmas gift in anticipation of our performances on 12/10 and 12/11, we are offering a free mp3 download of this version of Rollerskates – recorded and mixed by us!

Check out the video below:

Get the free mp3 here: http://bit.ly/sWadLo

See you in St. Louis on December 10th and in Chicago on December 11th! We seriously can’t wait!

The Treaties

We are playing a show!

Ludo's Andrew Volpe practicing guitar at home.

It’s official… We are proud to be supporting our friends in Ludo for their Very Ludo Christmas show at the Metro in Chicago. The show is December 11 and it’s all-ages. Tickets are on sale now at MetroChicago.com. Please join us for some long-overdue rocking out!

A Very Ludo Christmas 2011
Treaty of Paris
Workout Music

Sunday, December 11 2011 at Metro (3730 N. Clark in Chicago)
6:30pm / All-Ages

“We were, are, and always will be Treaty of Paris.”

Photo by Lauren Kaul

Sausagefest Posters for Sale!

Thanks to everyone who came out to see us play at Lakeview Sausage Fest in Chicago this weekend! It was such a fun way to start the Summer and it was a little surreal to play together again after taking such a long break. It was also really fun watching our friends Tommy and The High Pilots and AM Taxi play as well! We got to play a pretty long setlist, which you can view over at setlist.fm.

Dan created a really cool poster for the show and in case you missed it at the merch table, we are selling a limited quantity online.  Click here or click on the image of the poster above to view more info about the poster, and, if the fancy strikes you, order one!

We hope to play another show again soon, but in the meantime, be sure to support all of our current musical projects: Mike and Our Name is Jonas have shows lined up all summer, including one at the Cubby Bear on June 18, and Phil’s new band Super Happy Fun Club just released their debut album.

We hope you have a safe and fun Summer and don’t forget to blast some TOP in the car with the windows down! 

Treaty of Paris to perform at Lake View Sausage Fest on Sunday, June 5, 2011.

Hello to all our friends, near and far. We just wanted to say hi and let you know that we are scheduled to play at Chicago’s Lake View Sausage Fest on Sunday, June 5. The fest is going to be held right at Sheffield and Addison near Wrigley Field. We are going to be sharing the stage with some other great bands including Smoking Popes, AM Taxi and Tommy & The High Pilots. We hit the stage at 6:30pm…and we are scheduled to play an extra long set, too! Donations at the gate are $5 before 5pm and $7 after.

RSVP on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=162301593831213

New Projects, Complete Treaty Discography

Since the beginning of our band, we always tried to consistently release new music. Whether it was a demo, an EP, a single or a full length, album, we released a decent amount of music in our five short years. Now you can get every song we ever released for free. Click on the “Complete Discography” link above and download away. It’s our gift to you.

Since we announced the hiatus of Treaty last September, we have all been busy with new projects. Here are some things we have coming up:

1. This Thursday, March 24, our bassist and recent NYC transplant Alex Maier will be playing a set with Emily Long at The Double Door. The show is 21+ and their set is at 11:30pm. If you haven’t checked out Emily Long, do it! She is a really talented singer/songwriter from Brooklyn and you can download her song “Dirty Face” for free right here.

2. Phil Kosch is super happy that he is now a guitarist for Super Happy Fun Club. Featuring Stubhy from Lucky Boys Confusion and some other friends from the Chicago scene, they are playing their first show with Phil this Friday, March 25 at the Penny Road Pub in Barrington, at The House Cafe on April 9, and at Metro on April 23 opening up for Madina Lake. Click here for a free download of their song, “Light Pollution.” It will make you Super Happy!

3. Mike, Phil, Chris and myself will be joining Ryan Powers onstage when he headlines The Beat Kitchen in Chicago on Saturday, April 16. The show is 17+ and it’s an early show. This will be a cool show! We always have a great time playing with Ryan. You can download a free mp3 of the song “Spastic Fantastic,” featuring Chris, Mike and a guitar solo from yours truly from Ryan’s website.

4. Mike, along with former TOP members Brandon Capetillo, Scott Hoeft, and good friend Mike Vinopal, have started a Weezer Tribute band called Our Name Is Jonas. They are playing their first show at Chicago’s Goose Island Bar in Wrigleyville on April 23, which is also the official afterparty for the Madina Lake/Super Happy Fun Club show happening earlier that evening. They are going to be performing Weezer’s Blue Album from start to finish. Become a fan of them on Facebook.

And while you revisit our entire discography, keep your summertime calendars open, because we are hoping to make a show announcement very soon!

Thanks for reading,

Treaty of Paris

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