Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Studio Seclusion

I took the week off teaching to focus on the album for a while and to get some much-needed work done. We have gotten into a pretty nice rhythm over here. He works, I listen; I work, he listens; and so on. As I type, Tony is combing through backups making sure all is tidy for final mixes.

When we both need a break we have a game of chess. Palate cleanser for the brain.

The main focus right now is backup vocals. Once those are in place, Tony and I take turns applying further tweaks to the overall mix. It's like building an onion one layer at a time.

"The Arc," "Follow My Lead," and "Chicago" are likely to be the next songs you hear. Stay tuned for the first week of January.

Happy New Year and Thanks for the love and support!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays, folks. It's Christmas Eve and I hope everyone is feeling warm and merry in this, our darkest time of year.

Our gift to you, as we feverishly work to finish our album, is this track: "Winter Wonderland / This Christmas," performed by Anthony and Jody. The groove is classic Christmas. I grew up listening to Christmas carols performed on acoustic guitar, courtesy of my dad and his exceptional music taste. Anthony and Jody capture that spirit perfectly in my humble opinion. Pure X-mas.

The track is available to download and listen to at your leisure on our bandcamp page, where you can also listen to our preview tracks and works-in-progress. Please enjoy it this year and for many to come. If you like the video, please click the thumbs-up and share it with your friends if you feel so inclined. 'Tis the season for sharing, after all.