Hey there Reverbers! It is exciting to announce that our two song single "Greenland" (with "Cut" as the B-side) will be released this year at RECORD STORE DAY (April 20th)! We will be playing at six o'clock in Velouria Records...and are super excited to be a part of the VISALIA music community! The recording went awesome...we converted my little county house into a studio; and with Greg and Jeremy in the living room and myself in the bathroom...we know we captured one of the best "live" feels to Greenland that could be captured. Thanks again for being fans...OCHER loves you!
Hey there folks, long time and no blog. *Apologies* We are extremely excited to announce that our Black Friday show will be the release of our one-month recorded (as Jaime's night-shift hours allow) and long-awaited EP "Part the Waters." We are so thankful for all the support, help, and patience from everyone. Good things are coming, stay tuned!
And you thought Guns and Roses took a long time...we are finally finished tracking as of Saturday! It took quite a long session, and with enough warm water, lemon, and non-labeled whiskey to warm the vocal chords I double-tracked them vocals like a champ. Thanks again: To Rob Dudley for his immense patience and keen ear, to Jeremy Thomas for his critical ear and determination, and to Greg Amend for all his hard work and commitment. All these "thanks" are interchangeable of course. Look forward to the self-titled EP within the next month, and thanks for tuning in!
Thanks again for those that came to the "New Sounds of Visalia" show! We had a great time, the sound guy was awesome, and I spilled two beers that night.
Recording is coming along well. All bass and drums are done, time now for guitars and vocals. We are re-doing "Time," and there will be three other morsels we've been playing live. Very exciting stuff...we will keep everyone posted when we are going to release these online...and when you all can buy a hard copy.
The four-song EP is going super well...all drums and two bass tracks DONE. There will be fuzz and tamborines and probably some acoustic tracks on the songs...we are excited about the layering process and Rob Dudley is making it happen. New favorite band name: "Lecherous Gaze." They're from Oakland and they're sick...check em' out.
We have FINALLY secured some time with our friend Rob to start EP tracking this Wednesday. First...scratch guitars and vocals...and hopefully drums and bass tracking early next week. Thanks again for your patience in regard to our current (or lack thereof) recordings! We are excited to be working hard and delivering the jams!
To clear the obvious tension....I just wanted to prime you all for the truth...there will be TRUCKLOADS of solos.....everywhere. We are discussing nine minute drum solos bleeding into creamy bass solos, further staining the aural landscapes with a guitar solo sandwiched between more guitar solos and slathered with a bass/drum/guitar mayonnaise solo. This will be played as one track...with appropriate solos interlaced.
Plan B is tracking. We'll see....
Remember that Thrasher Magazine article sometime around 1994/1995 that posed the question, "What is punk?" In all my years of reading skateboard/related magazines...NEVER have I encountered an article that brought about more contempt and thought-provoking commentary. Although I was a pretty young dude, throughout my later high school and college years I began to experience and read about the outer-banks of "punk"...and these expressions in visual art, film-making, music, fashion, etc. What a great time of discovery! Being a pretty "safe" person, I always admired the darker, more obscure end of the "punk" spectrum...but was pretty content to stand at arm's length. Now...2012...I hear people of all ages talking about "punk,"...what it meant and means to them, how it manifests, and ultimately where it's going. In the age of instant communication, tailored thrift-store chic, and jaded consumers, I find that "punk" is, and ALWAYS has been...the unapologetic expression of the individual. You know it when you see it. To sum the words of Mike Watt, "Punk...is whatever we made it to be."