A bit more self promotion, then I swear I will be back to marveling over the creative endeavors of complete strangers.
After a year and a half, my friend Caleb and I managed to finish our album. It wouldn’t have taken that long, except that our individual lives got in the way: several babies, one marriage, one promotion, one layoff, and one relocation, not in that order. Long story short, he is now in Nebraska and I’m still in L.A. We’re not exactly sure how we’re going to do the next album, but we have some ideas that sound solid on paper.
The music is pitched somewhere between the minimalist sounds of 80s new wave and post punk, and the layered guitars of early 90s shoegaze. I personally like the term “newgaze,” but we’ll see if that goes anywhere. Regardless of what I think, it’s time to turn this over to the public (I.E., our ten closest friends and family members) to decide.
We tried our hardest to make this album perfect, and although we didn’t succeed at all, we’re both happy with the results. Caleb brought a lot to the table in the songwriting and vocal department, which allowed me to focus more on the nuts and bolts of production and engineering (although truthfully I spent the most time trying to figure out how to program drum parts).
Eventually we finished it the best we could and sent it to Tim Gerak, who did a terrific job with the mastering. Cecy said, “wow, it sounds like real music now.”
Don’t expect a world tour anytime soon, but feel free to give it a spin and let us know what you think.
(photo by Cecy)