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Amazing, shocking, and a little humbling. Those are the three words that come to mind when our band takes a breather and looks around. We always said when we jam, after a song stops the dust settles down. The same can be said for the way we book shows and record. 4 Months with Taz and band in sync, and our first album is done. We are now selling it on Reverb. The Cd covers are done, and soon, very soon, we will be releasing it to Itunes to distribute, and then onward to CD pressing so we can give the fans a solid CD. It has never been easy being a musician. Never has, never will. It is hard work: from loading and unloading, to traveling far distances, and booking shows. YOU HAVE TO LOVE IT. That 45 mins on stage has to be worth it everytime you get on stage. To hear the fans, and to drink with them and have a laugh. We come this far so quickly because of one thing, we love it! We love the fans, and we love playing our music for all types of people. We love the interaction. At the same time though, it is good to take a deep breath and look around, and see what you have accomplished. We make the music, but the fans make it better. We travel to the gigs, but the fans come and listen. It is like two lovers dancing a ballet. It is a synergy of music, soul, and passion that comes together. Simply said, we would not be at this point if it wasn't for the fans. Thank you from Black Hare, for making our dreams come alive. Don't forget it takes two.
It is being mixed. As of June 8th, we started down the road to spread our music to many people. We got the recording done in two days. 11 songs long and about 50 minutes in length, it should be a hit. We decided to self title it with just the green hare that people know us by. Reason this is is very simple: Its a shout of who we are and what we have become together. It truely is an album of all four of our talents and effort. It is a superbly balanced peice. You can headbang and mosh to it, but at the same time, it is easy enough to listen while driving. We hope, once it is mixed, that you enjoy it as much as we did recording it. And we won't stop here. We are already making songs for the second album. There are already 3 songs in the works to refine. And with Rockfest, and Warped tour looming ahead, we are extremely excited to play and chat with fans. Enterprise show was a smashing success, and reminded us why we play music. So much fun lingering with the people that shared the same passion as us.
Preparing for the Studio
We are getting our songs prepared for a studio recording sometime in June. It really is amazing when all the musicians flow together like a stream. Our last show at John Henrys had AMAZING accoustics and we heard ourselves very cleanly. I must say that we have greatly improved over the last couple of months, and we are almost ready to play warped tour. Understand, that we want to make the fans happy with our music, not parade around like peacocks. We want to please our fans if we win the Portland slot at warped tour and make the tickets worth it.
We have four new songs that are coming up. 2 of them will be ready for the April 7th show. As we grow into a more mature band with our styles mixing, we are noticing how our sound is changing to more of a hard grunge. Powerful, and emotional. So Be sure to come to Portland for our next show and get a sneak peak at our new sound.
See some changes in the Horizon
Well, you know as how bands get older together they fuse more into a single, melded sound. We are no different. We have a new song we are working on that is quite different than what we have made in the past, and I think its an indicator of which direction we are going. It is more of a grungy sound with a harder, yet simple melody. We will see how things progress. I , however, see our music maturing to what each soul brings to the jam room.
Changes for the Better
We are getting into a new studio, linking all our websites so we can better spread information to our fans, and bringing in a new guitarist to fatten our sound. I want to thank the fans for all the support you give us. We have an upcoming show on March 23rd at Goodfellas. Also we have our show from Maize recorded high def and very soon we will have it compressed, split and uploaded. Stay tuned. One of the big goals we have is to play Warped Tour, and we have been working diligently to make that happen. Zack is hopping around in excitement lol. So please remember, you guys can support by making a fan account and voting daily for us at http://warped.battleofthebands.com/u/BlackHare. Peace out.
Can't wait to play @ Diablos on January 6th, and Mulligans on February 12