Sorry there hasn’t been much posting on here over the past couple of months. You’re probably wondering what’s going on with the new songs, shows, recording, finding a bassist, etc.
As you may recall, we went into the studio back in early December to record two songs. The goal was to have something great to hand out at shows to get more people talking about us. Today, we’re happy to report that the project is back on track.
We’ve partially rerecorded one of the songs on our own, and we’re now working with our good friend, the talented Dave Grodzki to get these mixes where we want them…
…and before we play Radio Radio with Borrow Tomorrow on Friday, April 19. The goal is to have at least one (if not both) of the songs mixed and burned on CDs to hand out for FREE at the show.
The Melody Inn, Wednesday, April 10
We’ll be playing The Melody Inn on Wednesday, April 10, with a really talented local band, The Bearded Lucys, as well as Gill and The Pinkerton Raid. The Pinkerton Raid are a pretty great indie folk band from North Carolina, and we’re excited to be welcoming them to Indianapolis. We hope you will, too.
Music starts at 9 pm on Wednesday. Door is $5. Must be 21 or older.
Radio Radio, Friday, April 19
We’re absolutely giddy to be playing Radio Radio on Friday, April 19. We’ve been wanting to play here for awhile now and, until now, it just hasn’t happened.
Former Glass Halo bassist Dave Grodzki will be filling in as our bassist for this show, and we have an incredible set list planned, so don’t miss it!
If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, you’ll definitely want to do that.
Tickets can be purchased at the link to Radio Radio’s website for $10 or for $7 from us directly, either in-person, by messaging us on Facebook or Twitter, or by emailing us at email@example.com.
Doors open at 8 pm and we play at 9 pm. Must be 21 or older.
Recording…Our Own Way
The last few months (and the last few years) have really been a big learning experience for us. One really big thing we’ve learned is that at our level, with our funding, the only way to make the record we hear in our heads is to do it on our own, without using a big studio or hiring an engineer to do all the tracking for us.
So, starting right after the Radio Radio show, we’ll be retreating to our recently set-up (well, it’s sort of a work in progress) home studio to start working on a full-length album like we’ve never made before.
For this album, we’re going to be doing a number of things different, including:
- Recording more songs than will go on the album–In the past, we recorded everything we had and put it all on the album. This time, we’re going to write and record a ton and then decide what best makes the cut. (So be on the lookout for outtakes!)
- Taking our time–Recording in studios on a tight time frame with a small budget meant you got an album that was pretty close to what we sound like live. That won’t be the case with the album we’re working on now.
- Experimenting with other sounds and instruments–The same time and budget constraints that kept us from doing much studio experimentation meant minimal overdubs of different sounds, keyboards, percussion, strings, horns, etc., and while we can’t guarantee they’ll all be featured (after all, the song dictates what it needs, not us), this is going to be a well-thought out album that you’re going to love listening to as much as we enjoyed making.
And, we’ll be posting a lot of studio updates, sneak-peaks, listens and more!
Come out to the Melody Inn and Radio Radio. These will be the last shows we play for quite awhile, so this is your chance to see us before, and you’ll be getting a free CD to have something to listen to while we’re working on the full abum! Plus, any money we make from the show will be put back into making the album, so it’s really a win-win for everyone!
Hope to see you guys at one or both of our shows this month!
-Aaron, Allen & Eric