Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Some Updates

Hey, so summer has been filled with changes and things. After Sam moved to Texas, we weren't really sure what to do, but got very lucky in that our longtime friend Jimmy Lawson stepped up and has joined us on bass. We've been breaking him in and getting things situated for the LP this Fall. Last weekend we spent some time in Toledo with our friend JC at Lakebottom Recording House and knocked out demos for 5 of the new songs. JC did an awesome job, we couldn't be more stoked on how things sound. We might throw a couple of the songs on a tape, or on our bandcamp or whatever so keep your eyes and ears peeled for those. I would guess there will be some arm-wrestling matches at practice this week to decide what we should do.

Otherwise, the next few months will be spent refining and finishing the record. We'll be going back to Bricktop Recording in Chicago come November to put it down. We don't have any shows lined up at the moment, if something fun comes our way maybe we'll poke our heads out of the practice space.

Otherwise, as always there's a lot of rad stuff going on around Detroit. Give is playing at Refuge this Sunday, next weekend is Don't Call It A Fest, which Maxxwell and Nick have again put a ton of work into. Whenskiesaregrey is playing the Metal Frat September 13th, G.L.O.S.S. is playing the Trumbullplex September 16th, Envy is playing The Shelter on Halloween, fuck! Anyway, we'll see you out there.

Great Rev 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015

More Writing, and A Couple Shows

Happy 2015, hope the new year has been good thus far.

On our end we've just been writing, writing, writing. Skeletons for 9 or 10 songs are pretty well set. We're shooting for 11 total to record for an LP. Aaron has been working on lyrics and the stuff he has revealed so far has been simply awesome. Musically, things are a little more straight forward and heavy this time around, not as much post-rock noodling going on, though still a bit. We're trying to be mindful about varying the tempos, song lengths, etc. Lyrically, Aaron has said that whereas previous material has been more thought-oriented, the new material is more feeling-oriented.

In terms of recording, the tentative discussion is to do some pre-production at some point this Summer to give things a listen, make whatever tweaks are needed, etc. and then to hopefully record in the Fall. It should be out on vinyl next year, maybe with the help of some labels, maybe us just doing it ourselves.

We are poking our heads out of the practice space a couple times next month. Come say hello.

Wednesday, April 1st at The Sanctuary with Cult Leader, Hollow Earth, React, and Breaking Wheel. 6:30 p.m. $10 (Note that this is an early show so everyone can bust out and lose our minds for Bane later in the evening)

Friday. April 3rd at The Berkley Front with Locktender and Roots and Ruins. 9 p.m. $5

Lastly, if you've yet to check it out, do yourself a favor and get to a show at The Sanctuary. Maxxwell continues to be the anchor to the d.i.y. scene in Detroit and the new space is a testament to his commitment. His website with a list of upcoming shows is here:  

Also, check out the new Eyesore demo, and brace yourself for the new Cloud Rat LP. Michigan on top.