Posts Tagged ‘the dark’

I’m almost finished with Heavier Side, but I wanted to give you a sneak peek at one of the tunes – I’m really excited about how 3rd Person came out – I can listen to it on repeat and just groove all day. This is a pre-mastered copy, so it’s not downloadable yet, but you can play it all you like in the nifty player below, or just click here.

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Just today, a coworker asked me when my next album was coming out. He was happy to hear that I am currently working on it, and *I* am happy to say that one song is 95% complete. The “album” is an EP, actually, the sibling to Lighter Side of The Dark, which I released earlier this year. This one, probably obviously, will have faster, heavier, more thumping tunes. After Sansbeat, I was dying to write a song with drums in it, so you can be sure that there will be no shortage of rhythm on this EP.

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New Epiphora Album

Posted: September 30, 2013 in My Music
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I know, you’re like “What?” Relax, this isn’t a collection of brand new tunes. It starts with a simple concept. While recording the songs for Sansbeat, you can imagine how much I was dying to write a song with drums. I felt that some of the Sansbeat songs could have a whole new personality if they had drums. So I took my two favorite tunes (Awareness and Division) and gave them drums. These are the first two songs on my new album called Helvetica, a collection of unreleased extras. It will be an evolving collection of songs that don’t really fit with any particular project I’m working on.

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A selection of pictures along my musical journey that I think came out the best for one reason or another. Yeah, they’re pictures of me, but before you go calling me a narcissist, remember that I posted band photos first 😛
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It sounds so simple – get the band together, look cohesive, find an interesting location, and get a photographer to take some pictures. But somehow a band photo shoot is never so easy. Just about every band I was in attemped a photo shoot at some point, either to promote the band itself or a CD release. Sometimes it just went well … sometimes, well, it just went.

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When I was playing with The Dark, we had an epileptic drummer named Dan. When we were auditioning drummers, his phone call was one to remember – in fact, I don’t recall any other. He spoke very slowly, as if he were thinking carefully about every word, and even as I booked his audition, I envisioned him moving slowly as well and wondered how he could possibly play the drums, which are quite a physically demanding instrument. Dan seemed to have a condition in addition to epilepsy which caused him to basically move at 3/4 speed compared to the rest of the world.

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Have you ever wondered what the very first version of your favorite song sounded like? You know, the one that band member Joe brought to his bandmates one day at rehearsal and said “Guys, I came up with something – check it out.” Without a doubt, that song went through lots of revisions before it became the version you know and love. Now, I’m not saying you all know and love the songs from my band 49 Fingers, but I do happen to have the original demo and the finished product of a couple songs, so here’s your chance to experience the excitement!

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