10/18/2016 - NERE's debut album, Plead the Fifth, is available for purchase! Discs and downloads may be purchased through our merchandise page and CD Baby. Downloads of the album and individual songs are currently available on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. Physical media will be available on Amazon and other online stores over the next few weeks. Downloads should be available on Barnes & Noble.com, Target.com, and many other sites over the next few months. We're very proud of these songs, so we hope you enjoy them!
9/30/2016 - NERE has completed its first album! All music content and artwork have been approved and sent to the replication service today. Replication will begin on October 3rd and should take a week. The box of discs should ship during the second week of October. In the meantime, we've released another song from the album. The song is entitled, The Trusting Heart. Please check it out on SoundCloud or on our music page.
9/28/2016 - NERE has released another song from our new album, due out in October. The song is entitled On My Terms. Please check it out on SoundCloud or on our music page.
9/22/2016 - NERE is still on schedule to release our album, Plead the Fifth, by mid-October. In the meantime, please enjoy another song from the album, entitled Invisible. Please check out this song, and other original songs, on SoundCloud or on our music page.
9/15/2016 - NERE has released another song from our upcoming album. The song is entitled Foolishly Optimistic, and it will be the first track on the disc. Please check out this song, and other original songs, on SoundCloud or on our music page.
7/10/2016 - NERE has released another song from our upcoming album. The song is entitled See You Next Tuesday. Please check out this song, and other original songs, on SoundCloud or on our music page.
7/8/2016 - Neglected Republic is performing at Old Firestation #3, located at 3988 University Drive, in Fairfax. We will be playing almost 2 hours of music, which will include song covers and original music from their upcoming studio album. All ages are invited to attend. Tickets are $7 at the door, and $5 in advance. Doors open at 8:00 PM. If interested in buying tickets in advance, contact band members in person or by messaging them via Facebook. For more information about the event, please see our schedule.
7/7/2016 - Neglected Republic will be playing Open Mic Night at Jimmy's Old Town Tavern on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. There are several acts scheduled to play. Acoustic acts play first. NERE should be the first band of the night, so our set should begin around 10:15. Open Jam begins after all bands have played, so the music will continue until closing. There is free parking available in the municipal lot just across the street from Jimmy's. Enjoy a night of good food and good music. Hope to see you there! For more information about the event, please see our schedule.
6/8/2016 - NERE has just released another song from our upcoming album. The song is entitled Misled, and it is different from our previous two releases. Please check out this song, and other original and cover songs, on SoundCloud or on our music page.
6/6/2016 - NERE is performing on July 14, at VFW Post 9274, in Falls Church, VA. Currently, 3 bands are scheduled to perform that evening. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Ticket price at the door will be $8, but we will be selling them in advance for $5! If interested in buying tickets in advance, contact band members in person or by messaging them via Facebook. For more information about the event, please see our schedule.
6/5/2016 - NERE is performing a set of original songs from their upcoming album on July 14, at VFW Post 9274, in Falls Church, VA. We are still working on the details, but we do know at least 2 other bands will be performing that evening. Ticket price at the door will be $8, but we will be selling them in advance for $5! If interested in buying tickets in advance, contact band members in person or by messaging them via Facebook. For more information about the event, please see our schedule.
4/28/2016 - NERE is now on SoundCloud! Please follow us to hear our music the moment it's released.
4/27/2016 - Work on our first album, Plead the Fifth, continues. We are in the studio recording 8 songs, but we're hoping to finish 1 or 2 more for this album. Here is another song that we intend on releasing. It's entitled, Caged, and we hope you enjoy it. Please check out this song, and other original and cover songs, on our Music page.
3/25/2016 - We've been really busy working on our first album. We have 8 songs almost finished, and we're hoping to get 2 more done. The name of the album is Plead the Fifth, and we are very pleased with the way it's turning out. It's taking longer than we had hoped, but we want the songs to sound just right, and that is taking some extra time. We appreciate your patience as we finish things up. In the meantime, we'd like to share one of our songs with you. It's called Afterthoughts, and we hope you like it. Please check it out on our Music Page!
9/10/2015 - After some false starts, Neglected Republic finally has a new bassist. His name is Jake Unterman, and he plays guitar as well. Jake has learned most of our cover songs and is currently learning our original material. We hope to be back on the stage performing again very soon. We'll keep you posted as to our schedule and on the progress of our first album. Stay tuned.
1/25/2015 - We'd like to introduce Morgan Haas as our new bassist. She is in the process of learning our play list of song covers and original material, and we're confident she'll get up to speed quickly. As soon as she's ready, we'll start scheduling gigs again! We look forward to writing and recording the rest of our first album with her. We'll be updating this site with her bio, photos, and other cool stuff as soon as possible, so stay tuned. Welcome, Morgan!
1/3/2015 - Neglected Republic is looking for a new bassist. Requirements for interested musicians are:
Must be of high school age (Preferably Junior or Sophomore).
Minimum 3 to 4 years of playing experience required (Lessons preferred).
Must bring own gear to practices (4- or 5-string bass).
Ability to read music preferred (Ability to read TABS required).
Must be willing to assist in writing original songs and/or song parts.
Must be willing/able to perform at venues in and around the Northern Virginia area.
No previous band experience required.
If you are interested in auditioning, please contact Chase Kuehn (via email), the site administrator, or message us on Facebook (keyword "Neglected Republic").
12/28/2014 - Jason has informed us that he must leave Neglected Republic so that he can focus on his church commitments. Although we are very sad to see him leave the band, we'd like to wish him well. Good luck, Jason!
10/5/2014 - With Ana's departure a few weeks ago, Neglected Republic began actively recruiting and auditioning new singers. We are pleased to introduce our new lead singer and rhythm guitarist, Robin McGrath. Please read more about Robin and check out her voice as she performs with the band on one of our song covers.
10/1/2014 - A few weeks ago, Ana informed us that she was leaving Neglected Republic so that she could focus on her studies. Although we are very sad to see her leave the band, we understand and wish her well. However, she has promised to come back and sing on 1 or 2 of the songs on our new album. We look forward to seeing her with us in the studio again. Good luck, Ana!
7/14/2014 - Played a great set at Empire last night! Thanks to everyone who came out to see us play - We hope you had fun. We had a great time and made friends with the other bands performing that night. We've posted photos from our performance on our Pics page. If you were there, and have any pictures that you'd like to share, please mail them to our site administrator. Thanks again for supporting us!
7/08/2014 - We hope all of you are making plans to watch us perform at Empire (Springfield, VA) on Sunday, July 13th. It has been confirmed that there are 4 bands playing that night. However, we just received information from Empire that the doors are opening at 7:00 pm, (instead of 6:00 pm, which was the time printed on the ticket) and that the first band will begin performing at 7:25.pm. Although we believe Neglected Republic is the opening act for the evening, this has not been confirmed. Please arrive as early as possible so that you don't miss our set! For more information, please look at our schedule.
6/11/2014 - Neglected Republic will be performing at Empire in Springfield, VA on Sunday, July 13th! There will be several acts performing that night, and there will be food and drinks at the venue. Tickets are on sale for $10 and are good for the entire evening. We will be selling tickets for the gig at school, or you can buy them at the door. Spend a summer evening listening to Neglected Republic and other bands performing live. For more information, please view our schedule page.
3/31/2014 - We've posted some of the videos from our press kit! Go to our Vids page to watch them. More are on the way, so check periodically for them. (The videos sound really great if you have good speakers or headphones!) If you haven't already, don't forget to like our home page.
11/5/2013 - Neglected Republic is now available to perform at gigs and private parties. Please refer to our Schedule Page for more information
7/29/2013 - Sean Barentine has decided to leave Neglected Republic to pursue other interests. Although we are saddened to see Sean leave the band, we wish him well in all of his future endeavors.
7/7/2013 - Neglected Republic would like to welcome our new lead guitarist, Bryan Graff. He's practiced with the band several times, and we're really lucky to have him joining us. He'll be traveling a lot this summer, so he won't be around much to practice with us until mid-August. By end of summer, the band will be complete again. Please check out Bryan's bio, and welcome him to Neglected Republic!
7/5/2013 - Neglected Republic would like to welcome our new lead vocalist, Ana de la Croix. Ana performed a few songs with us during Chase's End of School Year party on June 18, 2013. She has already begun to learn the rest of our playlist, and with any luck she'll be ready to gig with us throughout the summer. Now that Ana has joined the band, we can continue working on our own songs! Don't forget to check out Ana's bio!
6/18/2013 - Neglected Republic performed a full set at Chase's End of School Year party. Please check out the videos for all of the songs we played! As always, don't forget to like our home page.
5/24/2013 - Official Neglected Republic merchandise is now available for sale on our web site! We will continue adding new merchandise, and notify you via Facebook when we do. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, PayPal, and Bill Me Later.
4/7/2013 - The battle of the bands is over, and we had a great time! According to the judges (Lorton Music has provided the judges since SCHS has been hosting the event.), this was the closest competition in the history of the event. Thanks to all of you who came to watch us perform. Unfortunately, now that the battle is over, we have to say "Goodbye" to Alex and Hannah. They are both Juniors, and getting ready for SATs, ACTs, college, and pursuing other interests. We wish them the best of luck in all of their future endeavors.
3/17/2013 - We've posted a new recording on our music page. Our new singer, Hannah, is belting out our latest cover - Ignorance by Paramore. We hope you enjoy it. (Don't forget to like our home page and tell us what you think!) Watch us perform this and other songs at South County High School's Battle of the Bands! Be there on Friday, April 5th. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Admission is $5 in advance; $7 at the door.
3/15/2013 - We've updated our pics page with a new photo gallery. It's now much easier to browse our pictures. Simply click on the image you'd like to display, or scroll forward or backward using the arrows on each side of the current image. (Clicking on the current image displays the source image; Clicking on the "i" in the upper left corner displays information about the current image.) Check it out!
1/28/2013 - Unfortunately, Loea had to leave the band so that she could recover from a lingering illness. We miss her and wish her a speedy recovery. Her departure will not keep us from competing at the SCHS Battle of the Bands on March 1st, however. We'd like to announce the addition of Hannah Rocke as our new lead vocalist. She'll stay on as our singer at least through BOTB. Welcome, Hannah, and thanks for helping out.
1/3/2013 - New videos of the band (with the full lineup) have been posted on our vids page. We hope you enjoy them. (P.S. Don't forget to like our home page and tell us what you think!)
12/9/2012 - Neglected Republic is happy to announce the publishing of their official web site. The site currently includes band news, videos, pictures, and band member bios. Future pages will contain original music, access to the Neglected Republic blog, "Whatever...", discussion on the band's community involvement, and a schedule of upcoming performances.
12/3/2012 - Neglected Republic would like to welcome our new lead vocalist, Loea Kang. She has a wonderful voice and we look forward to performing with her. Our band's lineup is finally complete! BTW, construction of the band's web site is underway, and will be available soon. We'll let you know when it is online, but it shouldn't be long now...
11/24/2012 - There have been some recent adjustments to the band's lineup. Sean is going to be our rhythm guitarist, although he may still play lead guitar from time to time. We'd like to welcome our new lead guitarist, Alex Kang, to Neglected Republic. He's already practiced with the band a few times - The boy's got some skills!
10/27/2012 - Played our first live mini set (4 songs) at Chase's Halloween party. Since the party was at Chase's house, we played in the studio. We had an iPad set up behind Chase (which is why you only see the back of his head) and used AirPlay to transmit video to the widescreen TV in the next room. Guests could peek through the door, or just watch us on the TV. Go to our VIDS page (under the Media menu) to watch us perform some songs.
9/22/2012 - Neglected republic would like to welcome our new bassist, Jason Cho. Jason plays bass, keyboard, violin, and even some guitar. Welcome to Neglected Republic, Jason!