“Swarm of Secrets” vinyl available now!

Swarm of Secrets cover

We’re excited to say that as of August 3rd our vinyl EP is available for purchase! Locally in Austin you can grab your copy at these fine stores:

If you don’t see it in the bins ask them about it. Out-of-town folks can buy theirs on-line via CDBaby. We’re super proud of the end result and we hope you dig it.

Vinyl Release Party

The release party was a raving success thanks to the folks at Empire Garage and Control Room, the great bands that played, AlexAlco, DAYEATER, and King Woot and the Holy Nah Nah. Thanks to them all.

md and the bids record release party

EP Release at Empire Control Room

August 3rd we will be performing at The Empire Control Room in Austin to celebrate the release of the “Swarm of Secrets” vinyl EP. We will be joined by our talented friends Batty Jr., DAYEATER and King Woot and the Holy Nah Nah. We’re really excited about it and it’s going to be a great night. There are a few pre-release copies of the record at CDBaby.com and we’ll have some in local stores next before the show. Get your pre-sale tickets here.

Swarm of Secrets now playing!

Our new EP, “Swarm of Secrets” is now available on all the major streaming services. Check it out and let us know what you think. Vinyl version coming soon.

“Talk Talk Talk” – Single release

“Talk Talk Talk” – Swarm of Secrets

The first track off our upcoming EP, “Swarm of Secrets” is now live for your listening pleasure! The full EP will be available to stream on June 21st and the vinyl record will be available for purchase online and gigs shortly after. Thanks to Britton Beisenhurz at Ramble Creek Studio, Tony Hamera for the mastering and Jacob G Designs for the killer artwork!

M.D. and The Bids are an Austin, TX-based rock and roll band. They play Southern Psych-blues. They are currently gigging around Austin and greater Texas with their first two digital singles out now on all your favorite music spots. A vinyl EP, “Swarm of Secrets” is in the works for a Summer 2019 release.

“Talk Talk Talk” release at The Sahara Lounge

Thursday, May 16th we’ll be performing at The Sahara Lounge with King Warbler, Mary Bryce, Tish and Harrison Anderson. This is be in celebration of our first single off our upcoming EP, “Swarm of Secrets”. It will be streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon and almost any other service you can think of. The full vinyl EP will be released later this Summer.

Swarm of Secrets

Our first EP titled, “Swarm of Secrets” is in the works! Recording was finished in February and vinyl pressing is underway. The artwork is being done by our good friend Jake Wooldridge at JacobGDesign. A single and record release are in the planning stages. Updates coming soon. We’re super excited to share this release with all the peoples!

SXSW 2019

rooftop on sixth sxsw

Wrapped up our week of SXSW shows last night at the Rooftop on Sixth. Friends came out to support us and we made some new fans which is really what being a local band during SX is all about. Thanks to everyone who attended our Dizzy Rooster, Brooklyn Brewery Showcase, Chuggin’ Monkey and Rooftop on Sixth shows. Back at it on March 30th at Caracara Brewing Company in Lockhart, TX and we’ll be announcing the release date on our EP, “Swarm of Secrets” soon. Much love y’all!

SoFar Sounds Austin

Wed., Feb 27th – M.D. and The Bids had the pleasure of playing a secret, pop-up gig for SoFar Sounds, a really cool concert company that turns public and private spaces into secret and intimate concert venues. We had the pleasure of playing a private house downtown with Collin Russell Mullins and Darkbird. Both bands were great and the audience seemed to really enjoy it.

Photo Shoot

Elissa R Photography

Feb. 12th, 2019 – Spent a cold yet productive evening in the company of the talented Elissa R. , photographer, as she shot some amazing “light painted” photos for us. Elissa was a pleasure to work with and the results were quite impressive. Call her for your next important event!

Ramble Creek Studios

Ramble Creek 2-2-19

Sat., Feb 2nd, Studio time! (And my grandpa’s 92nd birthday!!!) – Recording session with the amazing  Britton Beisenherz at Ramble Creek Studio in Austin, TX. Spent the day cutting six songs(!), including two brand new tunes. We’re were hoping to get four or five recorded so this was ambitious. Britton is currently mixing the tracks and we’re shooting for a May vinyl release tentatively titled “Swarm of Secrets”.

Oasis Texas Brewery Residency

We’ve booked three months at the fantastic Oasis Texas Brewery, located on the shores of Lake Travis. We’ll be providing entertainment the Fridays of February 22nd, April 5th, and May 3rd starting around 7pm.

MD and the Bids live at Oasis Texas Brewery.

New video from The Electric Church show 12-14-18.  Shot by Nathan Kaylor.