July 3rd, 2019
Hey everyone, hope your summers are going good. This week, XFest had its inaugural NY edition, which was a lovely / messy success thanks to the efforts of Dei Christ, David Drucker, and Federico Balducci. Now we’re all back to being glued to our AC units for a bit.
Meanwhile, the relentless tidying of the vault continues unabated this month. I have a couple releases to announce here. One is Else (again) – a cover, actually, of the first Else tape, from 2015 or so. At the time, I had put together a live arrangement for guitar duo, and was playing that around town with Norihiro Kikuta. Since then I’d always wanted to rerecord this EP properly. (The original is kind of a lofi mess.) Last spring I was putting together a noise-table setup, and figured playing through the EP would be a good way to break it in. So, this can be thought of as a cleaner re-do of the original Else tape, using synthesizers instead of guitars. It’s a really nice listen.
The second release is a cassette single that was put out by Wee Space Tapes last November: It’s All Wrong / Overstated. The vibe here is mid-90’s downer pop / alt rock b-sides. Just me, singing and playing guitar. Kind of a prelude to the Anura stuff I’ve been working on.
OK, all for now. Thanks for reading and listening! As always, be in touch about any projects / shows / ideas, or just to say hey. See you out there.