A few albums that I’ve recently worked on have upcoming release dates. First is the People Like Us album Welcome Abroad, out May 24th on CD via Illegal Art (see the album art above). Next is The Most Vernal of Equinoxes by Natural Harbors, a hand-cut limited-edition 10″ LP on Positive Beat Recordings this summer. And this July, the long-in-the-works guitar duo record by James Elkington and Nathan Salsburg will be released on LP by Tompkins Square.
The Pterodactyl record is now in the final mixing stages. I’ll be finishing mixes and mastering it in the next week or so. It’s been a long process, but we’re all excited about the results – I can’t wait for people to hear this stuff.
And Thu, Peter, Taylor, Dan, Matt, Lauren and I have finished about an hour’s worth of animations called The Misguided Guide to the Origin of Everything. Thu’s been posting various clips from the cartoon over the last month or so, and here are a few for your viewing pleasure:
How Did Salt and Pepper Get Together? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZxOokNVyNo
What is Dust? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pehpiFLlW_w
How Does Television Work? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEGOAj_XDeM
What is a Banana Split? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Iudczbj0uM
Thanks for stopping by! And as always, feel free to get in touch if you’d like to work on a project together.
I just started working on the next episodes of The Misguided Guide to the Origin of Everything – the new show I’m working on with Thu Tran & the Winty Crew from Food Party. I loved the way the pilot turned out – check out the teaser above – but I feel like everyone stepped up their game for these next episodes. Keep your fingers crossed that they’ll be coming out sometime soon!
The Pterodactyl record is coming along well – we’re finishing the last bits of tracking, and Frank Musarra (Hearts of Darknesses / Trey Told ‘Em) has started the mixing process. We were able to get some great performances, and the overdubs and arrangements took things to whole new levels. Everything sounds huge and melodic and weird – I’m mega psyched!
They’re playing Tuesday March 8th at the Parts & Labor record release show in Brooklyn before taking off to SXSW. Check out tour dates here: http://panacherock.com/artists.php?id=105
In the meantime, I mastered a record for my friend Anthony from Chicago and his new project Natural Harbors. I enjoyed his last EP (under the name of Arctic Circle), but this really caught my imagination – great beats, inventive production, catchy melodies… the works. I’ve had these songs stuck in my head since I started working on them. Keep an eye out for the record later this year on Positive Beat Recordings.
Also, my good friends the I Ching Quartet have posted their discography online to download for free! I worked on three of these records, including the newest one These Dreams, of which I am particularly fond/proud. Check them out: http://www.ichingquartet.com/discography/
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