Bobby Markos of midwestern power trio Cloakroom cooked up a visual bong load for our new single Popular Delusions. JJ Koczan was gracious enough to premiere it on his Obelisk page for us. We have been rehearsing regularly and will be playing many a stage in 2022 supporting “Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers.” Pre-order the record from Willowtip Records / Universal Music Group HERE
Semi on-topic, for fun I created a playlist highlighting the Post Hardcore genre. Of the genres we borrow from, you could argue it’s the most prominent. It started with 8 songs that I chose. Between sharing it on various music communities, it has reached over 30 hours in run time. Have a listen to it HERE
A Tragically Hip reference as usual to coincide with a new release by Seven Nines and Tens. The first single “Popular Delusions” from our 3rd record “Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers” has finally arrived. I’ll save the anecdotes and urban legends of group/personal creative and artistic triumph for another time. Please go pre-order the album available on Willowtip records/Universal Music Group and turn the new single to 10
I’ve been talking to our label about the release date for the record. It won’t be much longer. We recorded 4 of the 7 songs on the record 3 years ago (!) next month. I’d love to take shortcuts with all this business, mainly that of writing songs, but I cannot. I’m currently editing demos of songs for our 4th album. I started really writing for the next record in March of 2019 and since then have come up with 50 song ideas which I’m chipping away. I can’t say much about it now other than it will be our heaviest and complex while simultaneously melodic and accessible overall release in our discography.
We tracked the final numbers to be included on “Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers” on Sunday, July 5, 2020, @Raincity Recorders with JJ Heath. I could argue this was one of the best recording sessions I’ve been a part of. All photos were taken by our pal Colin Bradley. Our 4th album will probably take a long time to make as well. Art is difficult lol – Dave
Damn, the time has flown. We are recording the final two songs for our 3rd record on July 5, 2020 @ Raincity Recorders in Vancouver. The songs are entitled “Midnight Marauders” and “Let’s Enjoy the Aimless Days While We Can.” I have never been as excited about a recording session or new songs as I am about these. Max, Alex, and I have pushed our level of preparedness for these sessions to new personal heights. I’ll post some pictures of the sessions afterwards. Stay safe, everyone.
It’s been a while since my last post. Aside from radio silence on this page, we have been working hard behind the scenes arranging the release of our 3rd record. We are signing to an excellent (understatement) American record label and will be announcing the signing within the next couple of weeks. After that, we will be announcing a release date for the record (yes, they are pressing the album on wax) and a ton of other news. We are going to gig the hell out of this record so if you’ve ever wanted to see us play live, get ready for your chance. – Dave Cotton
Our 3rd album Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers is nearly finished. The final song is being mixed and mastered as this is being typed. We will have all the release info, tour plans, and the first single as soon as humanly possible. Until then, for fun, I included some texts below from friends that I sent some of the songs from the album as they were freshly mixed and mastered to see what they thought:
Things are starting to come together for our 3rd record. We will have a single release date and a whole wack of other info for you very, very soon. In the meantime have a peek at what Conrad Keely of Texas art-rock legends And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead came up with for our album cover.