Lots of good stuff coming along, hopefully for some sort of summer release. I've been crazy busy mixing and we now have 8 songs in the can!
So far, these are the tunes that are mixed:
- Another Phase
- Looks Are For Free
- I Don't Know What To Tell You
- The Days Are Weak
- We Were Not The Same
- Come On
- Greener Than The Trees
We are also working on four more that may or may not be on the record, depending how all these songs fit together:
This is going to be a different kind of record. The production and songs are still very eclectic, but I think this record has more of a theme running through it. The songwriting is much more collaborative, with more than half of the songs co-written by Edwin Pierce, plus a great song co-written by Greg Pare. Ed is playing on most of this, and I'm doing all the drums this time around. Many of the songs started as improvised instrumentals between Ed and myself (guitar and drums), and we turned these spontaneous pieces into completed songs, which has been so much fun. More on that later.
I'm also playing piano on a few songs, which is a first for me. Still plenty of guest musicians as well.
You might recognize a few of the new songs, but most of these have never been performed in public yet, so I'm really looking forward to getting the songs out there for you all to hear.
I do think of them as a grouping (yes, an actual album) so we're waiting until they are all done. Then we'll release them on the website, and probably put together a limited production run CD. I guess a few of us still listen to those things.