An album update!
First, though, consider the above an apology for my last post. Will Smith is your youtube palate cleanser for the evening - LIGHT UP THE DARKNESS - and if you give him two minutes, you might forget that I thought it was a good idea to share a fiery car crash with you. Even if it was fatality free. And had an incredibly bizarre soundtrack. With brilliant quotes. It was still a fiery car crash with real human beings and no amount of slow-motion Avril-sung montages changes the fact that sharing it was in bad taste.
My apologies. And again, Will Smith.
As for our record - maybe you can guess - but our lack of updates happen to coincide with our lack of not having too much to announce at the moment. Here's the best I can do:
"Well, we gave the record to (1)____________ from (2)____________ and he really liked the songs and promised to send them on to (3)____________. We're still waiting to hear back and it's been a few weeks. Who knows. That would be (4)____________ if it worked out. We also sent the record to (5)____________ over at (6)____________ (which (7)____________ from (8)____________ thought was a promising idea). Matt wrote him a few sentences over IM but that hasn't gone anywhere. We figured out our artwork, though! We're going to use a piece by (8)____________ and I think (9)____________ will be coordinating the effort. Great news. Even more great news? Our lawyer has been working on a contract to get us a label and a tour in (10)____________ (ALMOST A DONE DEAL) and we're all really excited about the possibility. Most of us have never been there. He also mentioned that (11)____________ likes the record and might be coming to see us next month in (12)____________. Which would make us labelmates with (13)____________. My brain would explode. That would seriously be the (14)____________ (15)____________ (16)____________ in the world. There's no way it happens but what a fun thought. Definitely."
I'm sorry if that was terrible to read. Some of you were probably hoping for something a little more concrete.
Your guesses in the comments?
And, I think, to allay concerns!.... if 1-16 aren't in the cards, that's more than okay. The artwork should to be finished relatively soon, the cd is already mastered, we're moving ahead with everything (numbers or no numbers). Canopy Glow ought to be released in the late summer/early fall.
But... if that's the case.....
hmmm.... who's left to put it out?
Sometimes it's best to keep it in the family.
Speaking of family, Colour Revolt is on tour right now. I know I type about them a lot so I'll try to keep this brief. I listened to their record every single day for the entire month of April. I know that sounds crazy. It IS kind of crazy. But the discerning blog reader might have also picked up that yours truly had a rough go of it this past spring. Now I'm back... and I don't know if that would be the case without Plunder, Beg, and Curse. Which makes me a 15 year old boy (no offense to 15 year old boys). Try to read this without the hokey emotion and maybe with a little more sincerity than I can get these words to read. And maybe, past the embarrassing admission that the record your friends made became the record you'd listen to on the train. The record that would lift your head back up. Past those admissions to this - they are brilliant songs, they are a brilliant band, and I hope you all get the chance to see them in the next few weeks.
In the headphones lately?
I'm a multi-instrumentalist's multi-instrumentalist.
If you couldn't tell, I've been working with middle aged African-American women these past three weeks.
And Manchester Orchestra? Facebook tells me that Andy is in the studio and that Chris wore a Speed Racer helmet on tour.
Things seem good.
Things seem great.
Our tour starts tomorrow as well. Come say hi!
And come see this guy.