It has been 3 months since we last posted any news and we apologize for that. Unfortunately, like most of you, there just hasn’t been much to talk about except for the recording. If you want to follow progress on that, follow us on Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook!
However, if you haven’t been following us over there, let’s get you a rundown of what we’re up to:
First off, since we’re just hanging around, we’ve gotten really self-indulgent with this album. We wanted A Place to Call Home to feel like a live album so people knew what to expect at our shows. This time, we decided to see what it would feel like with a full band treatment on the songs since we’re not able to play shows. We’re having a blast with it and really making some huge sounding songs.
Next up, we’ve done as much as we can as a band. Samuel has tracked acoustics, bass, drums, washboard, electric rhythm and vocals. Kim has done organ, harmonica and vocals. Helf has done dobro and steel work. Our honorary fourth member and one half of Grifters & Shills, John Stoll, has done standup bass, harmonica, theramin and electric leads. Finally, we were fortunate enough to have Liz McGovern of Urban Pioneers do some violin work on the album. Heck, one song is straight up fiddle work!
Do we have an album title yet? Nope. We’re still working through a short list of contenders, but our friend, local artist and co-owner of Devil and the Deep Brewing, Daniel Torres, will be doing the artwork and we’re elated over it.
Despite the pandemic making things harder for everyone, we’ve been fortunate enough to get everyone together via file sharing, DMs and group chats to make this album come together. We’re like 95% of the way to being done with instrumental tracking and about 30% of the way done on vocal tracking. We’re getting really excited to be able to hear these songs come together into things we only dreamed they would become.
We’ll be back soon with some previews, maybe a video and all sorts of information on the album. We hope you will dig it!