Friday, December 21, 2007

Archive Post: Upcoming Release

Originally Posted Friday December 21, 2007

Our first album will be available for free download and streaming on Christmas Eve! It's called 1994, it's got 7 tracks and runs for a little over 23 minutes. It's a collection of a lot of the songs we've been playing for the last year.

Some of the tracks have been online in some form before, but never recorded this well. Hughes and I recorded the whole thing ourselves in our tiny apartment over the last several months. Some might know of the whole ordeal behind recording it: the computer crash after we had pretty much recorded and mixed it all once, losing tons of samples, having to rebuild beats that were sometimes 3 years old, the soul searching in the wee hours of the morning, that peculiar time when I didn't drink for something like 2 weeks. Wild stuff. What I'm saying is that this has been a long time coming, and we're really excited to get the album out there for people to hear. I've been listening to it for the last week, making the final little touches, and it all sounds really cool. All the setbacks over the last nine months worked out for us in the end; the songs sound miles better than they did before, and we had the chance to throw some extra little flourishes into the mix for everyone's enjoyment. I hope to have some sort of artwork to go with the download before too long, but for now the music will have to do. I hope everyone likes it. We certainly enjoyed writing and recording it. Here's the tracklist:

Sensible Shoe
Cowgirl Blues
...Like It's Gonna Have a Baby!
When Will Then Be Now?
Better Known As Burma
I Got a Lot of Anger

Synchronize Swatches! On Christmas Eve it's an early present for everyone.

Have Fun,