Hi friend in music + living la vida loca,
How are ya? Holy bones, it’s the end of October. I don’t have a ton to blab at you today, just a cordial invite to a few shows in Duluth + Twin Cities and to let you know that I have changed my mind AGAIN and I am GOING TO RELEASE “MAJESTY OF BEASTS” 4 song limited edition vinyl album in MAY 2017.
Paying the big bucks to get “Majesty” pressed – it is in the mastering, lacquer cutting & plating process TODAY, and s 300 copies (and only 300 as this is limited edition! WOOT!) should be in my hands by the end of the year. I bawled over this decision today, not gonna lie. It’s such an emotional push, this album, more than ANY OTHER because not only of the song content but also that the band that recorded this project isn’t together anymore. Not asking for a pity party, just speaking my truth. I believe in the songs and have already invested $$$, time, and big energy into it. I’d consider it a sequel to Holy Bones. It’s full of crunchy, fuzzy guitars, big lyrics, hammond organ, even a harmonium cameo and is a true TIME CAPSULE. Those of you who have been up with my previous emails know that I’ve had a bunch of thoughts about this (release a full length? Not release it at all?). Pardon the wishy washy-ness, but I’m going forth and making this thing come true. 🙂 Also, Amy Abts’cover art is too beautiful to hoard.
Release Party will be in early May 2017 (alas. I wanted to put this thing out before I go on my Artist Residency in Taos, NM late January so that I could create with a CLEAN SLATE and not be bogged down by an unfinished project. It feels heavy to me to keep it hanging. HOWEVER DUE TO HIGH VINYL DEMAND the albums couldn’t be duplicated until later since I had been procrastinating for so long!)
Pre-order your copy here (includes digital download) via KICKSTARTER! Click on the video below.
Estimated arrival: MAY 2017
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
11/14 – Amsterdam Bar & Hall – St. Paul: SUPPORTING GAELYNN LEA (NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Winner) – Solo w/ harmonies by Crystal Meisinger + Cello w/ Julia Floberg
Facebook event here
11/25 -Turf Club – St. Paul: Replacements Tribute – 20 minute set of Replacement Covers: Tickets here
12/3 – Red Herring Lounge – Duluth – 9 pm FULL BAND – for Zöe LaTour’s Bday!
12/10 Riverview Wine Bar – Minneapolis 7 pm – 3747 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis – Solo Songwriter Showcase
12/20 – 331 Club – Minneapolis FULL BAND (hopefully) 10 pm
With big love, massive gratitude and all the mixed up messy good stuff in between,