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February 25, 2014 Respond
Exciting things are afoot. Singer Songer was announced this week. Due out on Record Store Day – (April 19), it’s an album on which I wrote a bunch of songs for some of my friends to sing. These songs are all now compiled on one limited edition record, thanks to my friends at Headless Owl and Forward Music. LPs will be available on Record Store Day, and CDs and digital sales will begin the following week. I am stoked for you all to hear this. I recorded and mixed it myself, with some singers recording here at my home or sending their own home recorded vocal takes through the air. For the most part, I wrote these songs with these singers in mind, and I feel immensely lucky that everyone I asked was game to jump in and give it a shot. I couldn’t be more proud.
Here’s the first track we’ve decided to share, featuring John K Samson.
In other news – I began rehearsals of new material for a new MF recording! We begin tracking on March 1, so it won’t be too long before there is even more new MF music. It’s great to be busy. For now, I won’t confuse the issue. Enjoy Singer Songer.
February 6, 2014 Respond
Thanks for checking in. Just a little update so you don’t get antsy.
I have been hard at work on turning sketches into songs. This is because I am going into the studio at the very beginning of March to lay down the true foundation for what will be the next MF record. I’ve got some amazing musicians lined up and ready to rock. I’ve got a lot of raw material, and I have an idea of how I want it all to sound. That’s it, right? I just need to decide what’s ok raw, and what still needs to go back on the fire for a while. My plan is to turn this thing around quickly. For the moment though, that’s all the album news that’s fit to share.
However, Singer Songer is in production and will be coming your way in the Spring, along with some shows here and there.
Meanwhile, the Luyas are working on new stuff too, and I get to be involved in that. Also, the Bent By Elephants record I’ve been producing with them is coming together really nicely, with mixing sessions going down at The Treatment Room Studios with my pal Gilles Castilloux. Hopefully all will be sharable soon.
In the meantime, I’m enjoying being home – cooking meals and sleeping tight.