First of all, click the link above to hear a new song from a 7” I’m putting out this fall! It seems wild to me that it’s been over a full year since I’ve put out any new music of my own since I’ve been doing all this fun stuff with Antarctigo Vespucci, The Smith Street Band and The Bruce Lee Band. But yeah, I’ve been workin’ on my own shit too!
I guess it’s unfair to say “my own shit.” John DeDomenici (Bomb the Music Industry!), Kevin Higuchi (Bruce Lee Band) and Mike Huguenor (Hard Girls, Shinobu) worked very hard on this record with me too. But more details about that later… I wanna talk about Side One Dummy!
I am excited! I am on a new label with some old band buddies. Plus the folks at Side One and I have hung out a bunch of times and had a great time, and it’s nice to immediately feel amongst a group of friends. While this might seem like a huge change, and in fairness it kind of is, I think all the really important stuff is staying the same.
I still love Mike Park and Asian Man Records. We are still great friends, and it was his advice and suggestions that encouraged me to pursue another label. Mike, you’re the best. AMR4LIFE.
I’m still going to put stuff out on Quote Unquote because Side One Dummy, like Asian Man, is fucking awesome.
This new song, the 7” and the new LP (details on that another time) were written with no idea that it would have any kind of wider release. Like all the other records, I wrote and demoed it in my apartment with drum machines and sequencers. Like all the other records, I had a ton of doubts and second thoughts of “Should I even record this for real? Would Asian Man even want to put this out? If I put it out for free would anyone even listen to it?” So don’t worry, I’m still stressed about everything all the time and still making music because I would explode if I didn’t.
And with that said, I’m super fucking proud of this record. Super super mega proud. We recorded with Jack Shirley, who is my favorite person making records right now. A lot was done live to tape. I’m super happy it’s coming out on Side One Dummy and I’m looking forward to touring with a full band again in the very near future. It’s been too long and I’ve already lost a toenail, broken my foot, developed some crazy tooth decay and got a tick bite since then so I’m stoked to get out of harm’s way and back into a different kind of harm’s way.
Anyway, I’ve got a few solo shows coming up, a few full band shows, and a bunch of Antarctigo Vespucci shows so I hope to see y’all at some of those. If not, I’ll be over here in Brooklyn celebratin’ by packing some mailorders and talkin’ about LOST with Chris Farren.
Thank you very much for the support (boring), patience (boring), love (yeah!) and excitement (fuck yeah!!!!!!)