Check out 3 songs from the new album "Shine": www.amradiotheband.com/music
Digital release date: December 10, 2013
Jason finished the scratch guitars to "Bend In The Wind (It's Only Love) last week and last night Kevin cut the scratch vocals to "No Matter". Matt and Kevin came up with a harmony/counter melody for the chorus that is as strong if not stronger than the chorus melody itself. Magic does happen in the studio.
Frank Reina will be playing drums on the new album! Frank played on Kevin’s single “Rise” earlier this year and (among other really cool gigs) Scott Weiland’s albums “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and “Happy In Galoshes”. For more on Frank please visit www.frankreina.com.
Jason recently cut scratch guitars for “No Matter” and is currently fleshing out “Bend In The Wind (It’s Only Love)”. That makes 6 songs chosen so far (out of 50) for the new album.
Kevin cut scratch vocals to "Slow Dance" tonight and then lent some super sonic harmonies to Matt Corey's heavy metal project. "Slow Dance" is in a lower vocal register like the verses of "I Just Wanna Be Loved".
Jason cut scratch guitars for "When You Call" on Tuesday and "Slow Dance" yesterday. Today Kevin messed around with 2 different keys for the song. AM Radio used to do that a lot back in the day, try a song in a few different keys until the vocals sat just right.
From Jason: "Working on "No Matter". It's going smooth and I'm quite happy with what's coming out of these guitars. I'm loving these new songs and experimenting with new tuning, searching and finding new approaches to guitar-while ultimately driven to champion the song. Happy."
Kevin added scratch vocals to "Wastin' Time" and Choose Love" tonight. Quote of the evening: Kevin: "I'm really trying to focus on pitch. " Kevin: "Perhaps I need to focus more."
Jason cut scratch guitars for "Wastin' Time" and "Choose Love".
The guys are still choosing songs from a list of roughly 50 songs. Here's the list:
2 THE EXTREME 2GETHER 3AM AISHITERU ALL DRESSED UP ANOTHER LOVE SONG BAD LUCK BEND IN THE WIND (IT’S ONLY LOVE) BIG PRETENDA BLOWIN’ AWAY BREAKDOWN CHANGING HANDS CHOOSE LOVE DIDJA DON’T STOP WITH THE BEAT DOWN THE DRAIN EMPTY FAITH IS A WORD FINAL DESTINATION HERE WE GO I COULD GIVE YOU LOVE I LOST MY HEART IN JAPAN IN HARMONY IN THE BACKGROUND LETTING GO MIDORI SOUR MOONLIT NIGHT MOVIN’ ON MY HEART STILL BELONGS TO YOU NEW GIRL NO MATTER OUT AND ABOUT PRETTY DIAMOND ROCK YOU TO SLEEP SATURDAY MORNINGS SLOW DANCE SO LONELY TONIGHT STORM SUGAR FIX SWEET TIME THERE’S PLENTY OF TIME TO SLEEP WHEN YOU’RE DEAD VALENTINE’S DAY WASTIN’ TIME WHEN YOU CALL WHETHER GIRL ZIPPERMOUTH ZOMBIE LEG DRAG
www.amradiotheband.com is now officially launched! "Bad Luck" is now officially released: www.cdbaby.com/cd/amradio4
"Bad Luck" is mixed & mastered. Digital release date: Friday the 13th, er 14th (9-14-2012).