I’ve got simultaneous Sleep-ins action going on right now, working with Stefan and Josh to record the new record, and rehearsing with Mike Johnson and James Butler to prep for some shows coming up this Summer. We’ll be playing songs by the Sleep-ins, the raydons, Jupiterboy, Jimmy the Wigwam, kingsizemidget, and lonesomerobot.
I took some time away from playing and it some ways it shows, but in other ways it’s just like picking up from where I left off. Playing live shows is the best practice, though.
Had to rework some release dates on Ingot Rock — essentially, moving everything back a couple of months while the holidays and some very bad weather dominated our lives here in NC.
Still in the studio, diligently working on the Sleep-Ins, because it truly never ends! The good news: Running Out Here is absolutely done and sounds better than it ever has. The bad news: sometimes improving one song makes another sound less-than-stellar, as a result. Realistically, there’s not much more that can be done, though, so here’s to hoping I really can get those tracks finished by summer. I’m going to say I can… there’s really only 2-3 left to do, and all that’s left are tiny details.
And yet they matter SO much.
Even moreso, the homeowners (waxon, the spoots, gas station sandwiches, the butter spot). More music I’ve been making. It’s a secret. Maybe you’ll get to hear it one day.
Also, a quick word about the apparent and imminent demise of another wonderful label, Karmic Hit. This is truly a shame, as there are few labels left in the world that so obviously relished the opportunity to bring good music to the rest of us. All the best to John Kilbey in his future endeavors; when I was in Australia he was the first to give me a chance at doing something worthwhile, which is something that I’ll always appreciate & never forget.