We're finally making our fifth full-length album, and we need your help to give it a proper release!
Latest Updates from Our Project:
21 days ago
– Tue, Nov 19, 2019 at 12:05:52 AM
Hi y’all. Sorry it’s taken me forever to update, but I wanted there to be actual progress/good news (and we had to wait a little while for that). But! Finally we do have some good news, after weeks of rearranging and setting up the new improved studio and weeks of general Don Music-ing, Sean finally made some breakthroughs, and lo and behold:
So that's pretty well underway. (Sean has been away for a couple of days, and today received some fancy new synth that was supposed to arrive in August but has been delayed/held up in customs for quite some time, so I guess that'll need to make its way up to the studio as well.)
Last week, I recorded vocals for what is likely going to be the last new song for the album. (This is something we’ve done in the past when the album is missing kind of that last piece of the jigsaw puzzle and we get a little last-minute inspiration. “Frontload” on FFFP was like that.)
Other than all that, we're keeping busy planning for some video shoots too! Annnnnd, a couple of shows to announce!
• Saturday, Dec 21, we are playing a fun/weird set of rarities, B-sides, and covers, alongside a bunch of our friends/former roommates/former labelmates: Concerns & Co., Lovesick, Vis Invis Electrique!, and Young Southpaw. It’s a benefit for the Pine Street Inn and is at Union Tavern (formerly PA’s Lounge) in Somerville MA. I know it’s a tough weekend with the holidays and whatnot, but if you’re in town and wanna hear some weird stuff, this show is for you!
• ANNNNND we are going back to PAX South!! January 17-19 in San Antonio. Very excited for this, not least of all because we get to get out of Boston in January. We’re trying to set up a couple of other shows in Texas while we’re down there, so stay tuned.
4 months ago
– Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 11:23:09 PM
Sorry for the lack of updates lately and if you're irked by the situation, well, sorry about that too. I'm confident once you hear what we've been cooking up that we'll be forgiven. There's a reason sometimes records take a long-ass time to make. We're really trying to make sure that we're getting it just right and at our age/point in our career that is just simply what we have to do. In our situation it's been a complicated mix of stuff (maybe we'll talk about that more in the future), but you're going to get a lot of music out of this project and hopefully there's enough stuff left over for a slew of other releases (some pretty weird, some not) over the next 2-3 years. It's a *lot.*
Response to the "The Monster Song" was really great, and even though I don't think that track is particularly indicative of the album as a whole, it's always nice to hear such kind words and well-wishes. It was a lovely anniversary and we're going to be celebrating our anniversary over the next 18 months in a special way as well.
We've been playing a bunch of new songs live this year at the two shows we've done and everything has gone over really well. Pretty stressful, honestly, but also rewarding when it goes as planned.
ANYHOW (drum roll), I have a rough date of mid-September (or about a month from now) for final mixes to be completed for the main album. I think we can get there, and everything should basically fall into place once the biggest piece of the puzzle does. Of course I've been wrong and overly-optimistic before, but I feel pretty confident, especially after "Monster."
Not much else to say! Stick with us! You won't be disappointed! If we do another Kickstarter at some point we'll make sure the music is done well in advance. Lol/crying emoji. Live and learn. I swear you're gonna love it.
PS PSA from Liz: If y'all happen to be in-and-around NYC and/or Boston this weekend, you should go see Pastel Noir, aka Sean's side project with Bananas and I. Screamface and a few other lovely gents! It's part of Back to the Mixtape, a night of hits from 1955, 1985, and 2015 (Pastel Noir tackling the synthy side of 1985, unsurprisingly) and it's REALLY FUN. They're playing Brooklyn at Littlefield on Friday and Cambridge at the Sinclair on Saturday. The details:
Happy birthday to us/NEW VIDEO!!
6 months ago
– Sun, Jun 09, 2019 at 12:56:18 AM
Hi all! Happy Nick Rhodes' birthday, and happy TWENTIETH FREEZEPOP BAND-IVERSARY!!! Holy crap, seriously. That's a really long time. And, we're celebrating with a present for y'all: we finally finished a new song with a lil teaser video (directed by none other than our very own Xmas):
Enjoy, and THANK YOUUUU to each and every one of you who has helped us keep doing this for so long. More soon... <3
An update from Seany D:
6 months ago
– Fri, May 31, 2019 at 01:42:05 AM
7 months ago
– Tue, May 07, 2019 at 11:46:30 PM
We are getting there! Over the next couple of weeks, Seany and Danny Gold are bouncing out stems and we're working on some final vocal production (and when I say "we," I mean we're enlisting the assistance of our friend Matt Girard, who is much better + faster at it than we are).
We had a band meeting last night where we came to a pretty solid consensus on the final track listing for the main album. We'd been kinda nervous about people having different choices and then having to like armwrestle over it or something, but we were basically 90% in agreement. I think having the bonus discs also helps take off the pressure there, so even if a song doesn't quite fit on the main album, it's not being lost forever.
And the album artwork... I made a thing I'm happy with, and almost finished with that part, BUT I want to go back and hand-draw it now, because it was looking a little too perfect. (And not just because I needed an excuse to go to Michael's for some new markers.)
If you're following us on Instagram, you may have seen that we scheduled a New York show in July! (If you're not following us on Instagram, you should! @freezepopband) We're working on adding at least 1 or 2 more dates to that as well...