In my last blog, I said that I’d update this site monthly. Well, we can see how well that worked out! Instead, I’ll just update when I have something to say, or something extraordinary occurring.
I do have several exciting things happening. First, if you could please bookmark and subscribe to http://the-eyebrows.com. It’s my main project and what I’m most focused on. We just finished mixing two songs with Mitch Easter, and I had those mastered by Greg Calbi out of Sterling Sound in NYC. At first, I was a bit hesitant about spending the extra cash on mastering, but it’s totally worth it. I tried experimenting with online mastering or doing it myself, but nothing compares to a real professional with decades of experience and having mastered some of the greatest albums ever published. I can literally hear every instrument clearly at any volume on any speaker due to his artful mastering. The-Eyebrows plan to publish two songs via a vinyl release this summer, and the sooner, the better. The artwork is almost done, so we are on our way.
In May I’ll go back into the studio to mix the remaining eight The-Eyebrows songs with Mitch Easter, and start the mastering process soon after that. If you like the songs you are hearing, I’m interested in talking to folks into partnering to put out the record, be it individuals or a label.
The-Eyebrows also had an exciting week last week with three shows, on opening for the legendary Kelley Deal (Breeders, The Amps) in her band R.Ring. Might I note R.Ring also contains one of the humblest and coolest musicians I have yet to meet, Mike Montgomery. I bought all their records and thoroughly enjoy them. Also, we had a stellar night at Petras that I’m still getting emails and texts about, playing with our new friends Evergone and Jaggermouth. Going to publish photo evidence of these shows on The-Eyebrows site soon, including some amazing shots by the one and only photography troubadour, Dan Coston.
We’ll publish our music online too. I’ve been very suspicious and hesitant to publish anything online, as I am not a fan of the subscription-based models, but I suppose things such as Spotify are here to stay. Oh, and there are plans for a video or two to be cut, so stay tuned.
Temperance League is almost done mastering the 3rd record, and we’re going into the studio this month to start recording the 4th. What a crazy band! I’m really in love with how the 3rd record turned out, but I will not preview any spoilers here! It’s different, psychedelic at times, and totally HOT!
Amigo invited me up to play guitar on a song, and play combo organ on another. I’m not sure when those come out, but I’m so happy to be invited to work with them. I think I have a recording sort of relationship with Amigo, but as usual, I leave the door open for whatever they want me to do. I love Slade, his songs and his band.
Oh, one more thing – I’m backing Bruce Hazel (of Temperance League) up on a few upcoming solo shows. Actually, I’m doing most of the music and he’s doing most of the talking/singing. I think that’s all I should say about it for now. We want it to be a surprise.
That’s about it. Except that I write songs compulsively. I think I’m a bit ahead of myself on that front.