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RenoakRhythm and SinJim

Approaching Nirvana @ApproachingNirvana

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Posted by ApproachingNirvana - May 17th, 2010

Hi all,

We're not sure if anyone follows us here on Newgrounds anymore, but we wanted to let everyone know that we've shifted our focus to our website and YouTube account.

Don't worry, we'll still be checking this account every once and awhile, but if you'd like to keep following us you can do so on the following sites:

And if you're interested in getting FREE downloads of our songs, including new stuff, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter as we give away free downloads to fans!

Thanks for all the support!!

- Sam & Andrew
Approaching Nirvana

Posted by ApproachingNirvana - October 14th, 2009

So, wow. We've been busy. We also want to apologize for losing focus with everyone and sort of being out of contact. Shouldn't happen again as we have everything up and running.

Anyhow, we've got SO much going on right now. Most importantly, we're in the process of polishing up our album which should be out before the end of the year. It has lots of delicious songs on it so keep an eye out. In fact, you can check out one of our first tracks, vote for us (pleeeaaaase :P), and even buy it before the album releases here: Beat So Sick

On top of that you can download a preview of that song (Beat So Sick) and one other song (Lose Control) on here and here.

We also launched our YouTube page and you should all subscribe :D! We'll be uploading songs from our upcoming album, songs from previous EPs, Vlogs, cover videos (which you'll be able to download the music for free), and official music videos. Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/approachingnirv ana. You can check out our first Vlog below.

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Also, if you haven't checked out our latest EP, Sounds of Summer, check out the preview video with clips of all the songs:

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As for the covers, let us know what songs you'd want us to cover. The catch is that it has to be relatively popular and mainstream. Not all of us like these songs, but we like to throw our spin on the mainstream songs and see what happens.

Well keep your eyes open because we've got lots of things in the pipeline. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel ;) and hit us up with some comments on there or here!

- Sam and Andrew

PS - if you're on Twitter, follow us!! @ApproachNirvana

Posted by ApproachingNirvana - July 4th, 2009

Hey guys!

It's been awhile, but we've been hard at work on lots of stuff. First things first though. Our new 6-song EP, "Sounds of Summer," has just released on all the major digital distribution stores (iTunes, Amazon.com, etc). It features all the songs currently on our myspace player (except for Heaven's Storm). Links to the stores are on our Myspace Page.

We worked really hard on this EP and really hope that you all will enjoy it. You can download a free 5 minute preview of the EP here: Sounds of Summer Preview.

We also have a free download of "I Couldn't Tell Her" available through a program that is sponsored by Microsoft Windows. You guys should definitely check it out. Oh yea, did we mention that it's FREE!! There's also about 1000 other songs on there that are awesome quality and they're all free! Here's the link: I Couldn't Tell Her Free Download.

Alright, so that all being said, we still need some help with the Rock the Space contest! So if you are feeling generous, give the demo tape (link below) a listen and embed it on to your Myspace, Facebook, or Blog. We need to spread it as far and wide as possible before the contest ends! Please help us out - this is to win a record deal!! Here's the link: Rock the Space Contest.

And we have one more thing in store for you all. We're entering a remix contest featuring Carmen and Camille, a Canadian-based Rock/Pop duo. The original song is pretty sweet, but you should check out our remix (link below) and vote for us! It's pretty easy to vote - just click vote, enter your email and confirm your vote! We'd REALLY appreciate it! So give it a listen and tell us what you think!!! Here's the link: Carmen and Camille Remix.

For those of you who are more fans of our instrumentals, we've recently finished a 17 song orchestral/cinematic album that includes Wrecked by Deja Vu, From the Foreshadows, and The Heist. You can listen to the full versions of all the songs on our Cinematic Soundscapes profile here: Cinematic Soundscapes. The album is due out mid-July so keep an eye out for that!

Well, that's it for now. Again, thanks so much for all the support and messages. We love hearing from you all and try to do our best to respond to messages and emails as quickly as possible.


Posted by ApproachingNirvana - June 15th, 2009

Hey Everyone!

Wanted to give you guys a huge thanks for all the support and love we get from you. Keep the emails coming, we love to hear from you and we personally respond as soon as we can.

Awesome update on music! Myspace has decided to hold a "Battle of the Bands"
with Toyota Music. Winner of the competition gets a signed deal with Myspace Records.
So how it works is that we have to enter our best song and it comes in the form of
a free song played in their custom widget (pretty awesome cassette player).
We've decided to upload "Welcome to the Party", the single from our upcoming EP, Sounds of Summer. (Available Everywhere July 1st) Listen to it below!

IMPORTANT: You do not need a Myspace account to participate. You can put the widget on your Facebook or even your blog. Please help us out!!

So we need a huge favor from you guys. Please add the cassette player widget to your
page. Spread the word to everyone you know. We would highly appreciate it.
The voting for the contest hasn't started yet, but Tom wants us to start promoting
our song and get our fans behind us to show Myspace Records we are serious.

Adding the player is pretty simple. Wait for it to load, click the "Grab This" button
to get the code. Add code to your page where you would like it to be. If you have troublewith this or any questions let us know. More importantly, we really hope you like the new song.

Much love from Sam and Andrew!

Link to Widget

Battle of the Bands -------> Record Deal

Posted by ApproachingNirvana - February 14th, 2009

Hey Guys!

This is the joint account of RenoakRhythm and SinJim.

We've currently got six songs up and many more in the works. Be sure to check them out and vote on them if you like the songs.
The Heist
Wrecked by Deja Vu
Heaven's Storm
Gelatin Crusaders
From the Foreshadows
Waterfall (NGs Edit)
Be sure to fav us if you like our music.


Check us out on some other sites! You should sign up on the mailing list if you guys want regular updates as we come closer to releasing our album. WE'VE ALSO GOT A NEW SONG FROM THE UPCOMING EP ON THESE SITES!!! Here's some links to the pages:
Facebook Group

Thanks so much guys,