i'm gettin' too old for this stuff.

I've completely forgotten what 4:38am feels like. I never stay up this late anymore. Granted, if I didn't have soreness radiating throughout my leg, I'd be knocked out like Fedor Emelianenko (I hate to take it), but here I am, drifting aimlessly closer to sunrise, without more than 30 minutes of sleep.

I've forgotten what 4:47am feels like. It's a mixture of shame and confusion with just a hint of debauchery thrown in.

I've forgotten what 4:53 feels like. Kind of makes me feel silly for hoping you'd be awake, long enough for me to say more stupid things and embarrass myself further. But hey, maybe my lack of an edit function and my unsinkable sense of self confidence is what attracts you to me. No? Oh yeah, I guess you're right.

I've forgotten what 5am feels like...

More than anything it just feels like I need to get some fucking sleep.

Yours sincerely,
Hannah daSciurba

late-night, no-pants blogging for happiness

I know it's late but...

the last few months have been overwhelming.
Between the Stick To Your Guns cover, Ben Folds acknowledging me, Chad Gilbert acknowledging me, being featured on the 20SB homepage and just all the wonderful people I've met and spoken to and gotten to share with what I love do to, I feel a little brighter, a little warmer, and a lot more blessed every day.

"Move over, refrigerator. This is the new cool!"
I got that comment on one of my YouTube videos and I almost squealed in gratitude. 

Things are happening, everyone. I am grateful and appreciative and anxious and excited about you all being here and riding this out with me. I can only hope you stay tuned, stay with me, and that I don't let you down.

Thanks to everyone who has ever listened to one of my silly covers, or listened to my silly EP, or sports one of my silly stickers on any of their possessions. 

I promise, big things are coming, and I won't let you down.


what's eating gilbert, devo, and song completion

It's been a while, friends! 

I've been keeping myself as busy as possible lately. I'm a mere eight songs shy of my quota to get my full length album, "These Songs Transcend Titles" under-weigh. As I write more and more, and travel back and forth from piano to ukulele, I'm noticing a crazy diversity in some of these songs, that I can only hope you all will enjoy.
What else has been going on? I've been working on my special cover of The Ghost Inside's song, off their new album, "Returners". If you haven't listened to it just yet, you definitely should get out and grab it! It's definitely a step in a great new direction for the band, and I'm glad they've taken an interest in what I do. I only hope I won't disappoint!

This weekend proved to be very exciting. For those who may or may not know, Chad Gilbert (of New Found Glory, "Nothing To Prove" producer, and Shai Hulud fame) is one of my idols. He's a wonderful musician spreading awareness about keeping a positive attitude; a regimen that I try to keep up with in my day-to-day life nowadays. He recently sprung out with his own solo project, What's Eating Gilbert, and all of us listeners were lucky to receive a flurry of catchy, upbeat tunes for free download. Yep, you guessed it; I had to cover one! Long story short, a while back Chad caught wind of my cover of his song, "Like It's The Last Time" and emailed me asking permission to add it to his website. Of course I agreed, and this past Friday he did just that! So check out his new blog, featuring yours truly! It's an honor to be recognized by someone I look up to as a musician, and I hope I have more experiences like this in the future.

Last but not least, in a fit of I'm-bored-with-my-hair rage, I decided to man up and throw a good ol' punk rock bleach streak in it.
(Effect may vary.)

Hope you all are having a great week, stay tuned for more from She's In The Band!

the hope division chronicles

I'm sure you've heard by now, that Stick to Your Guns' new album, "The Hope Division" was released this week.

Aside from being excited to hear all the new songs and all the hard work the boys have put into this album, I have to admit that it was a pretty powerful experience for me. What feels like forever ago, the band got in contact with me and asked me to record my cover of their infamous "This Is More" for the album. Five months later I still can't believe it's actually on there. The love I've gotten in the last week has been overwhelming.

But none of that love should compare to what you should be sending these boys. I haven't stopped listening to this album since I got it, and I don't anticipate the end of that in the near future. If you haven't bought it just yet, get out there and do so. You won't be disappointed.
So, without further adieu, here's my videoblog depicting our treacherous adventure to find "The Hope Division" on release-day, and the very first time ever hearing my hidden track. Enjoy!

(special features by The Ghost Inside, and everyone's favorite, Throwdown)


Today is the day. The long-awaited third album from Stick to Your Guns, called "The Hope Division" was released today.

I woke up early to make the drive up to Lancaster. I decided that it would be the best if I could share the experience with my two best bros, Joey and Steven. After waking up two severely groggy boys very early in the morning, we set out to our chosen buying location: Target.

After freaking out a sales representative with our ninja-filming skills (or lackthereof) we were informed that it wasn't available in-store just yet. Slightly disheartened, but not shaken, we move to our back-up store: Best Buy.

After hanging out in front of the (surprisingly minimally crowded) store before it opened, we trekked through the blue and white aisles in hopes of ending our search. But alas, Best Buy failed us too, and we were forced to head out to find another store.

Hot Topic wouldn't let us down! We headed over, knowing that it would be there. It was the coolest feeling being able to walk into a store that I used to work in, for a long time, where I used to review bands and pick and choose music to play, and be able to walk up to the counter and ask for a CD that I am a part of. We all bought our copies and started listening immediately upon getting back in the car.

 "The Hope Division" is a fantastic album. STYG has always been a great hardcore band, with great values and songs that come straight from the heart. This third-installment to the legacy is no exception. It's a powerful album that hits home on some serious issues. It's true, the music style has changed since the last two albums, but I consider it a wonderful progression, taking steps toward creating a great sound for the band.

I have to admit, once we got to the final track, I was very tempted to stop it, or walk out of the room. I hadn't heard my recorded cover of "This Is More" since the very night we recorded it, so I was a bit nervous (albeit excited) about how I remembered it sounding. I was slightly terrified that anything good I remembered about it would end up being horrifyingly wrong. Well, my friends got me to stick through it (and filmed the reaction!) and I was able to hear my first ever contribution to a legitimate studio album put out by one of my favorite bands on a great record label.

It still kind of feels unreal.

Half of me feels as if I shouldn't be this excited. I didn't write the song, I didn't write the album; I just got a small, (albeit immensely appreciated) piece of an overall illuminating project...

Well, fuck it. I'm giddy, happy, relieved, excited, grateful, and overall blessed to have had this experience. A huge, ridiculous thank you to Stick To Your Guns for allowing me a little piece of their amazing new album, and another thank you to everyone that has commented, messaged, tweeted and poked in my directions with kind words.

I encourage everyone to get out there and buy The Hope Division today! You won't be disappointed!

Stay tuned for videos and pictures from our adventures, coming soon! Be prepared to watch me freak-out several times, all before noon!