Progress Report, Irrelevant Babble

Progress Report, Irrelevant Babble

Hello everyone, or anyone, whichever applies.
Thanks for taking time to read this, hope that all’s well in your life, or lives.

    Things here are moving at breakneck speed lately, which is a rollercoaster ride that evokes simultaneously every emotion from exhilarating to exhausting; the process of finishing up the album is coming along slowly but surely, with the main vocals being almost complete. Next come the harmonies, then mixing and we’re done and off to the presses! Say it real fast and it’s not so much!
    Actually, I’m pretty pleased with how the recording is going so far, and thanks very much to all of you that have taken the time to listen and give some feedback to the snippets I’ve put up; having your support helps fuel the work more than you know. The recording process can be so tumultuous; it’s a technical and precise art whose point is to try to capture something that’s emotional and abstract. But there’s a satisfaction near unparalleled when the songs start to take on their own organic nature; some go in a different direction than what you’d anticipated, others exceed your expectations – even the ones that don’t work force you to learn and grow. Anyway, I’m enjoying the work, and I hope that you’ll enjoy it also once it’s finished.
    We’re currently making some stickers, I'll put pictures of what they look like on the merch page soon. Let me know what you think of them, or if you have any other ideas you’d like to see. Also, we’re thinking about making some T-shirts as well; like the idea, or would you rather see something else instead? Condoms? Tea Sets? Arm floaties? I lobbied pretty hard for fake vomit, but it got vetoed…

    On another note, I hope you’ve gotten the chance to hear REM’s newest album, Accelerate – I’m thrilled that they’ve put out such an awesome album! REM is definitely one of my defining influences, and while I like all their albums the last few have lacked some of the ‘punk’ aspect of their music that I dig so much, but not this one! Check it out if you get the chance!

    Also, this weekend I got a chance to catch a great group here in Hot Springs called Widow’s Garden. Scott (Hulsey, from Shelter) is playing guitar for them, and they’re making some of the most beautiful music I’ve ever heard from around here. Seriously! I’ll try to get some web info and post it in the links section for you, they’re another one that you should definitely take the time to listen to.

    I guess that’s all that’s semi-interesting for now, email or comment me, because otherwise I feel creepy writing these things!