Archive for August, 2011

The Disclosures to Play Capital Brewery on September 14, 2011

From the event description:

Join us at the Capital Brewery Bier Garten in Middleton on Wednesday, September 14 at 5-7 p.m. for a fun evening with good people as we celebrate and honor our credit union and co-op communities! All local credit union supporters, co-op enthusiasts and believers of the ‘people helping people’ philosophy are welcome.

Enjoy live music by The Disclosures starting at 5:30 pm. Food and drinks (beer, wine, water and soda) will be available for purchase.

Donations and proceeds from food sales will benefit the upcoming Co-op Connection event on Oct. 1 at the Monona Terrace. Co-op Connection will spotlight co-op businesses in every sector and create positive publicity, awareness and visibility for the co-op movement. Stay in the loop by liking the Co-op Connection Facebook page and be sure to save the date!

Please feel free to bring family and friends and tell your colleagues. See you at the Capital Brewery on Sept. 14!

> Capital Brewery September 14th Event Facebook Page


Outtakes from the “98 Problems (But a Bank Ain’t One)” Music Video


We had so much fun making the “98 Problems (But a Bank Ain’t One)” music video (watch it here) and so did our younger selves.

Enjoy this short behind-the-scenes clip!


The Disclosures to Play Special Co-op Connection Event in Madison – October 1, 2011

We are very excited to be invited to play at this special event hosted by Summit Credit Union here in Madison! The Disclosures will play a set of our original songs mixed in with our favorite covers.

So what’s it all about?

The Co-op Connection is an event to celebrate cooperatives and all that they contribute to their communities. Area cooperatives and cooperative enthusiasts will host interactive booths to educate their members, employees, and the public on what they do and why it’s important to our community and the local economy. There will be live music from local bands, kids’ activities, and free food samples.

You should come!  Details:

Saturday, October 1, 2011 | 9 am – 2 pm at Monona Terrace Convention Center

> Click here for more information about the event

We’ll be playing from 11:45-12:30 and 12:45-1:30. Hope to see you there!

The Disclosures Release Music Video that Highlights the Difference Between Credit Unions & Banks


“98 Problems (But a Bank Ain’t One)” music video made available for credit unions to use in online communications

The credit union industry’s very own “thrift rock” duo, The Disclosures, just released their first official music video on YouTube – a flashback style video for their song “98 Problems (But a Bank Ain’t One)” from their debut album, (Hey, We’re) The Disclosures.

The 98 Problems video stars “younger versions” of band members Christopher Morris and Chad Helminak as they discuss the differences between banks and credit unions.

“It’s our hope that credit unions find this content useful on their member websites and social networks to help better educate their members on credit union philosophy,” said Disclosure band member Morris. “We had a fun time recording the song and even more fun recording the video.”

> View the lyrics for “98 Problems”

“This song felt deserving of a video, as it’s become one of the most popular songs to perform during our breakout sessions,” noted Helminak. “Fortunately, our shameless application of phrases from rap songs has not yet earned us any ‘cease and desist’ letters from the music industry.”

The song and album are currently available for download on major digital music stores such as iTunes, and others. Physical copies of the CD are available online through the The Disclosures’ website, as well as speaker and live performance information.

Click here for more information about The Disclosures.