Thursday, February 19, 2009

Archive Post: Hosey Newsletter (#01)

Howdy Cowboys and Cowgirls,

Thanks to everyone who came out to our CD release party last Friday. The night was a big success, and we had a ton of fun. We're definitely planning on getting another keg and doing it again soon. There were a lot of pictures taken of the performance, and I should have those up at our website shortly. The night was to celebrate the physical release of our second album, V II. The album is available over at our website for free. The CD we sell for $7, and it comes with about 15 minutes of extra music that's unavailable anywhere else. The CD flows between tracks without pauses, so it creates a much more coherent picture. The album is itself a story based on the life of Kevin Holgram, a musician who served as a code breaker in World War II. There are short stories connected to each song on the album. I haven't finished writing the final two yet, but what is done can be found here.

Future Hosey stuff: Now that the album is completed, I'm going to start emptying the backlog of Hosey songs. Matt and I have been making music together for a little more than 10 years, so there's a *a lot* of material to sift through. On the recording front, we're planning to release a short EP by Summer. We've already got designs on our third album, and we need to record this EP to kind of "test the water" of what we can accomplish as far as mixing all the different styles of "Hosey" music from over the years. We're also going to be working on a set of cover songs to play at an upcoming CopyCat Wednesday at Otto's Shrunken Head. Other than that we're planning to book some out of town shows. So, Hosey fans from outside the city, you'll finally get your chance to see us perform. Heads up to anyone who can offer any info about Upstate  NY, Jersey, Baltimore, Philly, or DC.

Originally Posted Thursday, February 19th, 2009