We Were Pirates is DC-area native, Mike Boggs. In 2007 Boggs set out to record a few songs that had been playing in his head for quite some time. Armed with an electric guitar, a casio keyboard, a sparse drum kit, and his trusty old iBook, he crafted a five-song EP, entitled, "The Wolf." Some people liked the EP very much. So he kept making music and started playing shows here and there with good friends sitting in as the backing band. Since the release of "The Wolf," Boggs has been hard at work building a new home studio and recording a whole bunch of new songs for a full-length record. Nearly two years later, on June 23rd 2009, Boggs will be releasing We Were Pirates' debut LP, "Cutting Ties" at a CD release show at the Black Cat in DC. As with the EP, every instrument on "Cutting Ties" was performed and recorded entirely by Boggs in his home studio. The new songs are something of a departure from the quieter, more subdued style of the EP. "Cutting Ties" is louder, poppier, and catchier than the catchiest dog-catcher. "Cutting Ties" features 10 brand new songs, including a new version of 'The Three of Us,' a cover song that Boggs recorded which was featured on the Chicago Public Radio show, This American Life. As a result, Chicago Tribune rock critic and co-host of Sound Opinions, Greg Kot, heard We Were Pirates' version of the song and described it thusly: 'Pure pop. This should be the next Fountains of Wayne single...genius.'