Well hello there! Tony here, blogging from the studio. We’re getting so close to the end of this record, I can taste it. And boy does it taste good. We should be done with this sucker in a matter of DAYS. That’s right, DAYS. Very, very excited for everyone to hear it. But you must be patient. Mwahahahahaha.
I wanted to let you all know about my new toy/clothing/art/etc company, Analog Playset. Our online store just got up and running, and we have some shirts and things available now. This is just the beginning though. Expect announcements on more projects very soon. PLEASE check out www.analogplayset.com or click the link to the store below(I still don’t know how to be fancy and insert proper links in my blogs)!!!
CORRECTION:apparently the links show up if I just type them. Good to know!
I am a mere 5 days away from beginning the drum tracking on record #4. I know, a little backwards. If you’re out of the loop(congrats on getting out!), I broke my arm, had surgery, and we had to work the recording process a little backwards this time around. That’s the short version. So, instead of me tracking first, and then everyone building on top of drums, everyone else played their parts to programmed drums or demo drums. I think I speak for everyone when I say that we’re all stoked to get some REAL drums on these songs to get this record sounding like a RECORD. So stoked. And amped. And jazzed. And psyched. And wound up. Maybe a hint of freaky-deekiness is involved as well.
hi peeps! what’s going on? we’re still in los angeles recording the new record. it’s coming along nicely. this is shaping up to be un record fantastique (i think i just tooted our own horn again). right now i’m recording some harmonies to a new song that justin recently brought to the hypothetical table. this sucker’s gonna be tasty <unwraps cherry blowpop> and the song’s gonna be pretty good too. luckily, i’ve got the apartment to myself tonight since my roommate jesse johnson is out with tony thaxton at a joeledbetter.com art show. so i can make pathetic little noises into my blue snowflake mic with no one nearby to hear.
so i go through spells with music where nothing new really grabs my earballs and warrants my attention. do you ever feel that way? well, these records have recently ruled my world and i’m so happy about it (and yes i’m really late on some of these):
rogue wave - asleep at heaven’s gate
phoenix - wolfgang amadeus phoenix
metric - fantasies
peter bjorn & john - living thing
i’d like everyone to know that i just spent a half hour trying to insert album artwork. i couldn’t get the formatting right and i was scared that it would look like garbage after i hit publish, so i yanked it and opted for plain text. my blog would have been so much cooler with images. oh well. i’ll practice up and try to deliver next time. me and my big mouth.
oh, for those of you twitterists that aren’t in the know, we all are on the twitter if you want to say “hi” or “wow. you’re an idiot for thinking that” or “grow up” or “yes, i agree that mario lopez’s work is waaaay under-rated” or whatever you want, really. we are @matthewstaylor, @jessemackj, @jcpmcs, @joshuacain, and @tonythaxton. follow us if you’re not already. i would say everyone’s doing it, but that would be a colossal lie. some people are doing it. you should be one of those some people.
alright, i’m gonna watch some conan reruns on hulu now. have a nice, relaxing sunday everyone!