Ok ok.... here's an update. Our second record is written. On January 22nd we travel to Austin TX to begin tracking with producer Matt Radosevich. We're doing a few weeks of pre-pro when we get there, and we plan on being finished recording in early March. Photo and video blogs will be coming very soon as the process begins. Thank you all for your patience... More info coming...
Seems about time to update you all with what we've been doing over the past few months.
We got home from Europe last fall knowing that we had effectively finished touring behind And You Were A Crow and feeling ready to start work on the next album. After a little bit of downtime, we pretty much holed ourselves away from everything and began writing with the individual ideas we had from the road, putting things together and seeing where it would take us.
We spent the dead of winter locked away near our home in NJ, recording demos and trying new and different things with our ideas. At some point in this process, a schism developed and we ended up parting ways amicably with our bassist Nick Villapiano. There was nothing personal about it, and we are still the best of friends. Nick is now playing in a band called Atlantic, Atlantic, and we are all very close and we encourage you to check them out. They're a fantastic band. After continuing writing for a while with no bass player, we ended up with another one of our best friends joining the band. His name is Anthony Chick and we're excited to have him as a full time member.
We finally really settled in (with a new rehearsal space) this spring and felt able to charge full bore towards the finish line, and now at last it's in sight. We've been compiling ideas and songs and concepts since about halfway through the last touring cycle and we've been condensing and improving them into what they are now. Not to mention the things that we've been writing moment to moment that we've been fleshing out into living songs. At this point we're just about ready to get in the studio and make the record.
Our friend Matt Radosevich, who engineered the first record and with whom we've remained extremely close, is going to be producing this album. We've been working with him doing pre-production for a bit now, and starting tomorrow we'll be doing two more weeks of thorough pre-pro. When that's done, it will be time to make the record.
The process that brought us here with these songs was long, extremely intense and emotionally heavy, and we're fully aware it took a bit longer than expected, but the recording process we plan on making fast, spontaneous and equally as emotionally charged. We're currently more powerful than we've ever been, and feel more strongly about these songs than we ever have about anything in our career.
Hey everyone, Sorry we have not checked in for some time. Just taking a little time home to write some songs for the next record and get a little rest. Should have a pretty good idea of our fall tour plans very shortly......keep your eyes and ears open.