I talked about this in my previous post (which I posted in September?! GUYS WHERE IS THE TIME GOING??), but almost FIVE years ago now, I met Ali, Ian and Matt at their space on Geary Avenue and that day changed my life forever. We’ve written all of our material in our space at Geary Avenue, recorded some demos, had some late nights, and become a better band and great friends.
Recently, we were provided with an opportunity to use a new space that will allow us to jam more and possibly record in the future. We just couldn’t say no.
Tonight is our last night jamming at Geary Avenue and it is definitely bittersweet. We’ve had some amazing times and although it’s good to make a change, it is not without some sadness on my part. I really learned how to use my voice and how to write good songs in our space, and again, as always, I thank my boys for allowing me that growing room, for allowing me to make terrible mistakes, and for allowing me to learn with them over the course of the past five years. I want to say thanks to Kat (of Planet Creature and HSY) for always being such an amazing organizer of the space, for always staying on top of everything and for just being such a kind individual. And of course, thanks to all the bands we’ve shared the space with.
Now it’s time to make a change!
I’ll leave you with a couple things… we’re going to be putting this album out soon, I swear I am not lying. Unfortunately, when you don’t make a gazillion dollars or have a label backing you, things take much longer than you could ever anticipate. But the final touches are being made to the mixes next week, and then it’s off to my friend Brandon Hocura at Polyphasic Studios for mastering! We’ve been able to work with so many talented individuals on this album — people who have helped us record and mix, including Ryan Haslett, Thom D’arcy, Adam Trozzolo and Jay Lemak. I’ve even had my hands in the mixing pot as well as I’ve begun to mix tracks, with help from Ali, Ian and Matt, of course. It’s definitely been a HUGE team effort and we are so excited to finally have you listen to what we have been working on for such a long time. It’s been a labour of love and frustration but it’s all coming together!
FINALLY, we will be playing another show at Holy Oak on April 12th! I will be debuting another music project I’ve been working on (floppsy b & the sugarstarkidd) and then Fires of Cheektowaga will be playing before Persian Rugs. Come on out — hopefully this winter cracks and the weather’s pleasant!