Hello friends and enemies!
Happy 2016! In lieu of making any “resolutions” this year, I’ve decided to drop you all a note about the plans I have for the next twelve months. I’ve got a lot of exciting music projects in the works, and if I put them on the internet that means I have to actually do them. Thanks for your help in keeping me accountable for my various goals!
FIRST I’m excited to announce that I’ve just completed my next full length album. I recorded the 10 song LP with the incredible Nate Jasensky here in Brooklyn, aided and abetted by my talented pals Carl Limbacher, Max Tholenaar-Maples, and Wells Albritton. The album is called Cinemascope, and it’s a concept album about female identity based around classic film genres. It will be available to the public this summer, so watch this space for details to come.
SECOND I’ve just started working on a new EP, which I plan on self-recording and self-releasing at some point this year. The idea is to write five songs which can be performed three different ways; first I’ll upload a video of the song in a folk acoustic style, then a video of a punk rendition with the full band, and finally a lyric video with the song recorded in a pop style. In so doing I will a) develop a repertory of songs I can perform solo and b) finally learn how to make drums happen in Garage Band.
THIRD given my background in musical theater it was really only a matter of time before I decided to write an ensemble piece. I’m currently in the research stage for a song cycle based on creepypasta (for the uninitiated, spooky urban legends told on the internet). These stories scare the bejesus out of me, so I figured they’d be a good way to tap into a previously unused part of my creative brain. I plan on enlisting a group of Friends Who Are Good At Singing to perform the songs live in concert in New York City this October (spoooooOOOOOoooooky).
These three are just the things I’m prepared to announce at present. This year will also be filled with music videos, touring, the 4th annual Spring Fling 98 with the indomitable Haley Bowery, and lots of other delicious musical treats. If you haven’t already, please Like my Facebook Page or Follow Me On Twitter so I can keep you nice and updated.
I hope the first two weeks of 2016 have treated you well. I can’t wait to share all this music with you in the months to come!