Commission mr. Gnome For Your Art and Vidoes

Hiya!

As most of you know, we do all of our own artwork/photos/videos. We've received a lot of messages over the years from you guys and gals asking us to do your album art, photos, and videos, but have never been able to because of our busy touring schedule. Since we have a little downtime at the moment and aren't able to tour right now, we are temporarily accepting submissions for commissioned artwork, album art, photography and videos. If this is something you're interested in having us do for you, please send us a message through the contact form below:

We'd love to hear from you!

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A New Little Gnome

Last September my father suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. I remember sitting by his bedside in the hospital with all sorts of intense emotions and thoughts, but one thing kept bouncing around in my mind more than any other. Being the youngest child in the family and being a bit career obsessed, I had yet to have any children. We always had an excuse… album release, tour, studio time, repeat. In fact, we were in the middle of setting up our winter tour with plans for a spring album release as I sat next to him thinking, he'll never get to meet my kids, they'll never get to call him Papa. It was a terribly empty feeling. He was an amazing grandfather to my nieces and nephews, and it made me sad to think he'll never get to be that for my family. Well, I think my dad was listening to me in the hospital that night. Two weeks after we said goodbye to him, I woke up with a funny feeling. At first we chalked it up to depression, but soon came to realize it was anything but. I was pregnant. Quite the surprise because we weren't even trying to have a baby. And even more of a gift because I realized my baby was with me in the hospital at my dad's bedside. While all the other grandchildren got to experience the greatness of my father, my son was the only grandchild who got to be with him as he said goodbye. I truly believe he is a gift from my father. We wanted to share this story and a picture of me with our little one, and let you all know we miss you, we miss the road, and we miss sharing our art and music with you. This time for us has been one of great sadness and now great joy as we start our new family. mr. Gnome is far from done. We have a new album and tour plans all set to go, but have to wait until this bun is done cooking and ready to be our lil road dog. In the meantime, your support means the world to us and we thank you for all of the kind emails and love we've been receiving. They really mean so much to us. Can't wait to catch back up with all of you.

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Photo by Sam Meister
Set Design and Wardrobe by Sam Meister & Barb Meister

Happy Birthday to Deliver this Creature

Our debut full-length release, Deliver this Creature, turns 10 years old this week!  This album was written while we traversed the United States touring from one city to the next, playing shows to small crowds, living out of our van and sleeping on family and friend's couches on the west coast.  We spent most of our time between Portland and San Diego.  We had two practice spots, one in Escondido and the other in downtown Portland.  We wrote what turned out to be some of our first fan favorites in these two spaces.  Escondido helped us produce "Night of the Crickets," while "Pirates" was born in Portland.  The culmination of writing and the road finally led us to Jackpot Studios in Portland, Oregon with Kendra Lynn, and Wavelab Studios in Tucson, Arizona with Chris Schultz, where we recorded what would end up being called, Deliver this Creature. Mixing was done by the wonderful, Beau Sorenson at Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin.

We had nothing to lose on this record and set out to share the weirdness of mr. Gnome with the world!  We were very flattered when Spin Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Pitchfork accepted our weirdness, but we were especially happy when you, our fans started to become so interested and involved in our world of art and music.  Thank you to all of you who started on this long road with us way back then, and thank you to all of you who have come along since then! It's because of you guys that we get to keep making our art.  To all the fans of DTC, we've dug deep into our archives and have a few very limited, very special records available for you at our store. For a limited time we have:

  • Signed 1st Pressing on Black Vinyl in gatefold jackets (limited to 15 copies)
  • Deliver This Creature Test Pressing (limited to 2 copies)
  • Deliver This Creature Blue Vinyl for only $10

Thanks again to all of you, and we can't wait to see you all very soon!!!

Love,

Nicole & Sam - mr. Gnome

 Deliver this Creature

Deliver this Creature

 Sam recording drums at Jackpot Studios

Sam recording drums at Jackpot Studios

 Jackpot Studios Live Room

Jackpot Studios Live Room

 Nicole recording vocals at Jackpot Studios

Nicole recording vocals at Jackpot Studios