Hey folks, it's been a while! We've been hard at work on our new record, "Memos" which you should be hearing blips and blurbs of very soon. Along with this brand new record coming out, all kinds of other things are happening as well... the big one being that I am moving from Northern CA over to Denton, TX. I can't tell you how exciting this move is, it's going to be fantastic! Now, with a new record and a new move, the site will be taking on a big refresh here soon. Keep a look out for new photos, videos, tracks, etc. Good things are coming, stay tuned!
ABOUT THE VIDEO
This is a brand new video we did with our talented friend JD Hudson at Whiskey Hound Studios. It's an idea that I had last year that I never got around to doing until being re-inspired recently by NPR's Tiny Desk Contest being putting on with Lagunitas Brewing Co. It seemed like an absolutely perfect fit for this concept, and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. The idea is that my character is a bit of an instigator, a figment of the band's imagination, pushing them to want to break out into song in the middle of their boring work day. We did it all live in a single shot fashion, using real life office instruments including: paper, staplers, paper clips, pens, rulers, stamps, computer keyboards, coffee mugs, and of course our tiny desks. Enjoy!
ABOUT THE SONG
This song is called "Control" and is one of our favorites from our upcoming 2015 album "Memos". I don't want to give away too much with this new record, but I'm happy to say that we are heading up to Portland, OR this Thursday to start tracking. Please stay tuned for updates, pictures, and snips! Cheers!
It's that time of year, yes, the time where we throw all of our thoughts, blips and blurbs, onto the table to record yet another album. I'm thrilled to say we are officially in the studio working on pre-production demos for our upcoming release appropriately titled, "Memos". There is a ton of excitement around this record, not only because the songs are meaningful and real, but also because of the many people that will be helping put it together. Along with myself and my very talented band mates, the brilliant Brian Hall will be acting as producer and head of arrangements. Brian is a specialist when it comes to orchestral composition and is known mostly for his amazing work scoring film and video. That being said, this is a very different record than our latest rock and roll effort, "Californian"; you can expect every song to be musically intricate and intriguing- a unique blend of fresh sounds with retro soul, and an entirely timeless approach. Keep an eye out for photos, videos, and updates as we venture off into our creative world. Cheers, and Happy Holidays my friends!
We are very much looking forward to this one! Teaming up with our friends from Fall River Brewing Co and Seattle band, Garage Voice, at one of my favorite venues, The Cascade Theatre. Come on out, its going to be fantastic!
I'm writing a new record right now that I'm very excited about. This is the one I've been wanting to write for a while but has somehow been pushed to the side again and again. I think its the best stuff I've ever done, and in honor of trying to make some unforgetable tracks of my own I thought it would be fun to try to tap into my favorite songs of all time.
This was no easy task. It started with 100, then down to 80, and so on. If I'm being perfectly honest, I probably could have picked most of the songs by just using The Beach Boys, The Beatles, and Neil Young. BUT, I wanted to push myself to think a little more than that. So, without further ado, here are my favorite songs of all time based on: favorite bands, favorite albums, catchy pop tunes, good vibes, emotional connections, and overall writer's envy. I feel like I'm missing some good tracks here, and will most likely want to make changes 2 weeks from now. That being said, let the arguments begin!
Top 25 Songs of All Time
1. I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times- The Beach Boys
2. Tell Me Why- Neil Young
3. Two of Us- The Beatles
4. Rock and Roll- The Velvet Underground
5. God Only Knows- The Beach Boys
6. Beast of Burden- The Rolling Stones
7. Golden Years- David Bowie
8. Strangers- The Kinks
9. Fruits of My Labor- Lucinda Williams
10. The Way I Feel Inside- The Zombies
11. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey- Paul McCartney
12. Ooh La La- Faces
13. She’s a Jar- Wilco
14. I Want You- Bob Dylan
15. Into the Mystic- Van Morrison
16. Let Down- Radiohead
17. Dreams- Fleetwood Mac
18. The Only Living Boy in New York- Simon and Garfunkel
19. Mambo Sun- T. Rex
20. Oh Yoko- John Lennon
21. This Guy’s in Love With You- Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass
22. Dear Someone- Gillian Welch
23. Major Label Debut- Broken Social Scene
24. My Sweet Lord- George Harrison
25. With or Without You- U2
Honorable Mention: Surf’s Up- The Beach Boys, Breakdown- Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Harvest Moon- Neil Young, Gimme Shelter- The Rolling Stones, Landslide- Fleetwood Mac, Summertime- The Zombies, Here Comes the Sun- The Beatles, Dear John- Ryan Adams, Listen to Her Heart- Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Do You Realize??- The Flaming Lips, Ashes of American Flags- Wilco, Sleeping Lessons- The Shins, Someone Great- LCD Soundsystem, Secret Garden- Bruce Springsteen, Lost Cause- Beck
I'd like to introduce my baby, Percy, to you all. Born 5/16/14, 8 lbs 3 ounces, 18 1/2 inches. This guy is amazing. As much as I love music and art and beer, they'll never come close to my love for my family. This is what life is all about right here.
Well, hey there people, it's been a while. Let me first thank you for your patience during our "rebuilding" process- I'm so sorry for the long period of no updates and ghost town like qualities of the old site. Now, I would love to welcome you to the fresh, new, revamped site! There are all kinds of wonderful new features, including the beer section, which I hope you'll appreciate. So GO, explore, enjoy!