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:
5 months ago
– Thu, Feb 07, 2019 at 12:53:53 AM
Hi all, and welcome to our February update!
I'll start with the bad news: we were on a roll with recording the final vocals there for a while, but pretty much ever since New Years, I've had a cold that would turn into a sore throat and linger for several weeks until I caught another cold and it all started over. So vocals just have not been an option. (We tried 1 session, but it did not go so well.) I'm on cold #3, and honestly, I'm kinda over it.
Some bad/good news: so around New Year, I was very unexpectedly laid off from my day job. This was actually pretty OK, as I was wanting to move on anyway, and now I have a little more time to devote to working on our album cover (in between looking for a new real job of course, if anybody in Boston or LA needs a Senior Product/UI/UX Designer, hit me up!). And Christmas and I started working on the new Freezepop.com redesign too!
Better news: we filmed a lil' video! Not like a big fancy "official" one or anything, more of a fun sneak preview kinda thing, DIY'ed with some help from our pals. So that'll be coming along soon-ish. Some BTS pix:
OK, until next time, hopefully with some more vocals accomplished...
7 months ago
– Tue, Jan 01, 2019 at 12:38:07 AM
Hello all, and hope you had some nice holiday times! Things have been nice here, and I've really enjoyed having a little break from the jobby-job. As far as vocals go, I was out of commission for a couple of weeks with a cold and froggy throat that refused to go away, but I'm finally back at it!
And then we met with our friend Jason, who knows A Great Deal about vinyl, and who is going to help us navigate everything. It's been years and years and years since we've pressed any vinyl (and even then we kinda DIYed the packaging) so I'm happy we have him helping us out.
Danny Gold is coming back over today, so we're gonna try to cross a few more songs off the list...
Hope y'all have happy/fun/safe/cozy/exciting New Year's Eve times!
8 months ago
– Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 12:52:56 AM
Hello, all! Hope all is well in your various corners of the world. We're getting ready for a deep freeze here, and perhaps some holiday festivities and maybe even recording some FINAL VOCALS?! ooo!
And now, a big ol' photo dump:
(Xmas looks so Swing Out Sister here)
More reports soon...
xoxo, happy Thanksgiving!
Here is what's up!
11 months ago
– Fri, Sep 07, 2018 at 07:44:08 PM
Sorry for the long gap in updates! I'm coming up for air after a huge project at work, it's been basically non-stop since we got back from our tour... BUT it's finally (mostly) over, and I've even been getting back into working on the album covers! More on that when I actually have stuff to show y'all. Soon, though.
(and now a word from Seany D)
Hey palz. Your old buddy Sean here. If you came out to our July shows, thank you very much. We hadn't played a batch of new material in many years and it was very gratifying. The shows gave us some real adrenaline.
We have a song list. We've narrowed the main album down to 14-15 tunes and we're still doing a bit of writing (although the lion's share of that is over). I would love to have that to you digitally by the end of the year. I don't know. Fingers crossed. The good news is that there's a massive amount of music that we're really pleased with. This process has been a complicated one but it's going to yield results for a long time (there's basically a 4th album and an instrumental record already in the can). We appreciate your patience and it's been frustrating for us too, but I promise it will be worth it, and we'll likely be future-proof for a few years after this. There are over 100 songs of vastly varying moods and styles.
When we're making a new record, our standards are high. If we had rushed this out it would have suffered. I've been making music for 30 years and at this point it kind of has to be right. The album has continued to evolve and at a certain point in the process we had to respect that and let it happen. We have to push past our previous work in some respects or we wouldn't be happy. Almost none of the earliest tracks that we recorded for this were up to our standards. They didn't quite pan out. That was like a year of work. We truly needed the time to evolve and go somewhere a bit more uncharted. We owe you everything for that opportunity. It's quite rare at this point that bands get to make records this way, which is a shame. But we've been afforded that opportunity and it truly is a luxury in 2018, what with label budgets being slashed and development deals for bands being basically non-existent. It's kind of old school, but that suits us. Thank you for the chance to work in this way. It may never happen for us like this again, so we're very grateful. I truly think you're gonna love it, if the reaction from the shows is any indicator.
about 1 year ago
– Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 12:23:38 AM
From Seany D: "Oh hello! Well, we're getting much closer to having the main album done. We had a listening party two weeks ago where we perused 35+ new tracks (that are like 90% done) and we're trying to make sense of the puzzle and put each song in its proper place. It's been a fun couple of months and the album is *so* much better for having taken some extra time. Once we decide on the lineup for the main album we're gonna re-do most of the vocals and then mix. Liz has been listening to the main group and practicing so we're hoping that step goes quickly. We're also hoping to get a couple of preview songs out before our mini-tour in mid-July. Fingers crossed on that one. It would be nice to prove that we still exist. Yeah. I dunno. Any questions?"
I will jump in here to fill y'all in on the mini-tour that Sean is referring to: YES we are playing some shows! It has been forevvvveerrrrrr. The deets:
Thursday, July 12th: at Montage Music Hall in Rochester, NY. With Symbion Project. 8pm, 16+, $10/$15. Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1708132
Friday, July 13th: at the Mercury Lounge in NYC. With Kodacrome and Symbion Project. Late show, 10:30pm, 21+, $12. Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1710245
Saturday, July 14th: at the Sinclair, Cambridge, MA. With Party Bois, Photocomfort, and Symbion Project. 7:30pm, 18+ (or younger admitted with parent), $15. Tickets: https://www.axs.com/events/353142/freezepop-tickets?skin=sinclair
So yeah, it's a very mini mini-tour, but we're gonna wait until after the albums are done to do more extensive touring. If you can make it to this round, it's gonna be super-fun! The Duke is gonna be playing with us! Like, as Symbion Project, but also as The Duke. Christmas is on maternity leave so she can't travel with us, but she's promised to pop in for a guest appearance at the Sinclair show.
And I will leave you with some delightful photos of our rough mix listening party: