“I’m considering getting moderately excited about your upcoming record. Hypothetically speaking, how would one go deeper?”  — Asking For A Friend
A preview of the NFT image which is a collage of 14 images representing each song on the album plus an extra image of the album interior art.
The Skinny
Nothing Too Fancy Music presents the ASKING FOR A FRIEND token, an NFT with equal parts access + utility + collectible. Join the band for an advance premiere of the record, download stems of the album, and own the AFAF collage built from 14 pieces of lyrically based album art.
I’ll consider, tell me more.
Access to the streaming premiere of ASKING FOR A FRIEND the night before the record is released. Immediately following, the band will answer your questions, discuss the record and share some (generally self deprecating) behind-the-scenes photo & video of the recording sessions. Chances are good some of the guys may have instruments nearby as well.
The AFAF token also grants you access to download audio stems of the entire 14 song album. Go deep by accessing individual mixes of each instrument, isolate tracks, play along (or improve upon?) at will. Each stem set includes a Garage Band file for easy import on any Apple device. Stems are delivered in 16bit WAV format (because you deserve it).
And residing in the bury the lede folder, the NFT is also a piece of rad, limited edition art. The collectible is a collage built from 14 individual pieces of art. Created by Kevin Browning, utilizing handwritten lyrics from Brendan Bayliss & Jake Cinninger, photos from photographer Barry Butler, and various mixed media, the AFAF token may just be the antidote you need.
Hold up. Not done.
Hidden amongst the 2022 NFTs are one-of-a-kind easter eggs. Randomly selected holders will win copies of the vinyl test pressing (5), handwritten lyrics (14), studio used song charts (6), free UM concert tickets & more. (Think: Golden Ticket) Winners will be identified after tokens are sold out.
When does it go down?
Global streaming premiere on Thursday, June 30th at 8pm ET.
Stems of the first five songs will be available upon purchase, remaining nine available July 1st.
And like the jelly of the month club, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. Holders of the token are entitled to future benefit unlocks. We’d tell you more but Farag insists we don’t.
How Much?
Friend prices. $25
OK, let's get the NFT!
If this is your first time, don't worry, we're going to make this easy. Follow the steps below to create a Umphrey's McGee wallet, get your NFT and learn about everything that this NFT can unlock for you!
If you get confused, come back to the steps and let them be your guide. You may also contact us at support@golive.ly for additional help.
1. Log in to the
Umphrey's McGee wallet site
Click the button below to visit the Umphrey's McGee wallet site where you can buy the NFT. It will prompt you to create an account. You can use your Apple, Google, Facebook or Twitter login or enter an email address. If you use an email address, you will be emailed a code each time you have to login.
2. Purchase The NFT
Click the “BUY button under the Asking For A Friend NFT on the wallet site. You will need to use the "ADD CARD" button to add a credit card to your account. After doing so, you will be able to click the "BUY" button and the NFT will be added to your account.
Congrats! You now own the Asking For A Friend NFT. You can view your new NFT HERE in the "My NFTs" section on the Umphrey's McGee wallet site. It might take a few minutes after purchase for the NFT to show in your account, keep refreshing and the NFT will appear in "My NFTs". Your card will only ever be charged once.
You can click through the "UNLOCKS" section to unlock details on accessing stems for the first 5 songs.
To redeem the band’s global streaming premiere on Lively at 8p ET on Thursday June 30th, follow the steps below to
  • set up a MetaMask wallet
  • connect it to the Umphrey's McGee wallet
  • export your NFT to your MetaMask wallet
  • and then connect your MetaMask wallet to Lively to access the stream.
You will also be able to access and download the multi-track audio stems from Lively once you have connected your MetaMask account that holds your NFT.
Exporting the NFT to your MetaMask wallet will allow you to enjoy your NFT with the full power of web3 and blockchain technology. Like the jelly of the month club, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. Holders of the token are entitled to future benefit unlocks. We’d tell you more but Farag insists we don’t.