Black Hole Zion: August 2022

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

I Am The Liquor

 Our pal, Terry, and the rest of I Am The Liquor put out a really cool EP last week.  It's grungy, doomy, and a little poppy.  The EP is called A Speck of Light, and the guitar sound alone is fantastic, let alone the rest of the instruments and vocals.  These folks have yet to put out a bad album, and I am happy to call Terry a friend. 

You'll recognize Terry's name from the liner notes on our album, The Great Repression.  When I was pretty deep in a pit of depression, lacking motivation, and hating everything I did, I turned to Terry to finish the mixes on that album.  I knew I could trust him when I didn't trust myself.

I'll refrain from throwing out a bunch of band names as what I hear for influences on this EP they just put out because sometimes I think that takes away from the originality.  It's such a good combination of influences coming together from good folks making something original.  The title track is so heavy and trippy.   Damn.  Nice work, folks!

You can check out the album here on Bandcamp along with all of their other releases.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Shadowrunning on Empty

 It's been a bit since we have updated the website.  It's much easier to push updates to social media, but I know from email that a lot of you folks don't necessarily go that route.  I'll be better about posting here.

I did this crazy weird parody/cover of the Jackson Browne song, Running on Empty, for the Critical Hits Twitch channel and their Shadowrun podcast.

I can't post the whole thing yet because their Patreon subscribers get it first.  I CAN post this little snippet (yes, from IG).  If you are into gaming of any kind, I would suggest you check out Critical Hits on Twitch.  Super cool folks and they are highly entertaining!

Running on Empty (Shadowrun)

It was super rad to sing in a slightly different style than what folks might be used to hearing from us.  Plus, I got to do a ton of synth work.

We are finishing up work on our cover EP as well.  It's got some things you won't necessarily expect from us either.  I got the cover art back from our pal at Robot Tentacle Artworks, and I am looking forward to being able to share that soon.

 Also, here is a ridiculous pic of me and Michael making funny faces at each other. It was a crazy night.  It was Davis' first show, our friend, Amaris, filled in on synth, and before Frank joined the band.  I remember I busted up one hand and both knees because I had all this twitchy energy and was pacing around and just slamming into things.   

 Live long and prosper


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