Monday, May 31, 2010

Blister in the Sun

Rob and I (Pete) just returned back from our good friend Ben Deters' bachelor party, which was pretty awesome. Lot's of reveling in our manhood and that kind of thing, haha. Rob, myself, and our good friend Chris (who was in a band with the 3 of us before we became The Buttercream Gang) played a little mostly acoustic mini-show for everyone, which was pretty fun. we got to bust out a few jams we used to play back in the day as well as some new sing-a-longs. All in all it was a really nice time.
Our band has a number of shows lined up this summer. They mostly came together this last week, which is nice because we can now have a slight feeling of productivity (aside from the productivity associated with the album, which should be done by the end of the month) and forward movement.
Not too much new to report other than that you should go check out the shows on our myspace page, download the free mix that I have posted below, and watch the video for this song by The Specials that I stumbled across yesterday. It's pretty haunting for a reggae/ska song, much better than most modern ska that I hear.

1. Kunta Kinte Version One - The Revolutionaries
2. Sunny Ti De Ariya - King Sunny Ade & His African Beats
3. Grenada: Shango - Norris Welsh
4. The Book of Love - The Magnetic Fields
5. Freaky In the Club - R. Kelly
6. Lovesick - Lindstrøm & Christabelle
7. Radiance - Oppenheimer Analysis
8. I Feel Good Put Our Pants On - JT
9. Let It Bleed - The Rolling Stones

Monday, May 17, 2010

Horse Man

Good news for us in the band and those of you who care: WE"VE FINISHED RECORDING THE ALBUM!!! Don't get too excited though, we still need to mix the album, which we'll be doing during 7 days at the end of June. Then it will truly be finished in the musical sense. Album art, distribution, and all that will hopefully quickly follow. The last thing that we recorded was rob playing bongo and floor tom, while I played the concrete floor simultaneously, hahaha. An interesting way to end it all (Oh and Rob racking his brain figuring out what to title a video he shot and edited about a horse trainer for his job). Pretty exciting (if not pocket book draining) times to come when we really craft these sounds in to something compelling and just simply enjoyable in the broad sense of things. To commemorate this affair I bellow have the first thing I listened to as I drove away from the studio. hahaha. Thank you Tom Tom Club for making a beat that was soo astoundingly great that Mariah Carey (or Tommy Mottola) found it worth jacking and laying those sweet shrieks over.