Black Hole Zion: May 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Great Repression

We are almost ready to put out a new album, and I’m really excited about it for a lot of reasons.  One of those is that it will be the first album that every member of the live band has recorded something for.  That means Ryan playing guitar, George playing drums, me on vocals and a few other instruments, and Corey on some of the bass tracks.  That includes a really beautiful bass line that Corey added to the end of one track (that already had amazing guitar work from Ryan).  It was really important to me that every person in the live band play on this, and I am so glad that I stuck to that.  As you can probably guess from the title of this post, the album is called, The Great Repression.  I think I would rather let the lyrics speak for themselves at this point, but it definitely tells a story that is rooted in far-fetched science fiction and reality simultaneously.
Speaking of that, our plan right now is to do a physical release that includes a full booklet with lyrics and lots of art.  I know a lot of people don’t buy physical music right now, but I think it is important sometimes to have something to listen to and also look at that reinforce each other.  If you aren’t a physical release kind of person, it will be available on a lot of digital download and streaming services too.  We are working with a few artists and also doing some things ourselves to that end for album art.  All of the music is finished, so once the artwork is complete, we are ready to put this thing out.  I am looking forward to sharing some of that artwork from these folks soon too. 

I’d also like to take a moment to thank Terry from I Am the Liquor for finishing up all the mixing on this.  I had gotten to a point where everything was recorded, but I couldn’t quite let go for a variety of reasons.  Thankfully Terry is someone with lots of talent that I also trust. 

We anticipate a summer release for this, so check back as we share more stuff to see and hear.