Friday, February 27, 2015
New Year, New Album, New Lineup!
Well, it's been about a year since I've updated this for a lot of reasons and I'll fill you in on why. My Dad passed away last March from a long battle with cancer. I did a lot of soul searching and just didn't feel like doing anything but writing and recording music by myself with Neil Young producing, I went into hiding of sorts. In the last year, I've written/recorded 35 songs for MTV's Ridiculousness/Fantasy Factory to be used as background music. I used all live instruments and played them all. It was perfect timing to have such a large amount of songs to keep my mind off losing my Dad. I put The Depressives on ice after letting our bass player go and just took time off of performing. I just focused on my ghost writing work. Once I wrapped up those songs, I got back to work on The Depressives new record titled "Cold Pizza and Warm Beer." Chipping away at writing and tracking a few hours at a time when Neil, Thor and I could get into our studio until we completed tracking enough for a record. In the end we settled on the best 17 songs to use. We'll be sending the record off to Mike Wells Mastering in a few weeks and it will be pressed on vinyl LP via Self Destructo/Reach Around Records in early summer. New-ish music video! We made this music video a year ago, but I never posted it on here. See above... I just didn't feel like doing anything but locking myself in my recording studio to ghost write to keep my mind of pops, bla bla bla. Anyhow, here's a video for Choose My Fate which was on the Seven Inches split 7" with The Hip Priests (released on Self Destructo/Reach Around Records.) It's also on our new LP we're about to release. Santa Stole My Whiskey Music Video! Neil and I also made a music video for a solo Christmas song I recorded called "Santa Stole My Whiskey." Neil plays Santa, I'm playing everything else. Our friend Alan shot the thing and here it is in February, haha.