We know that many of you must wonder where we’ve been and what we’ve been up to since the release of Liner Notes three years ago. Things haven’t been completely dead quiet – we’ve contributed to a couple of compilations – Power Pop Planet Volume 1, and most recently A Kool Kat Kristmas Volume 2 which contains previously unreleased track “You Always Come Back Home (for Christmas)”. The main reason for our absence is that we’ve been busy raising kids – no less than three babies have been born since 2012. Also, I (Joey) have had a lot to do with my other band (If you’re interested, check out Hong Faux). It hasn’t been easy to get all the pieces of the puzzle to fit, so we decided that we would keep working on the new album that we started tracking in the summer of 2011 whenever we could find time.
And now the time has come when we’re finally finished. We actually thought we were finished last year, but then Jon Auer of The Posies got involved in the project and we decided to take our time and make this album as good as possible. With Jon as co-producer and guest musician we’ve managed to take the songs to a whole new level and we’re extremely proud of the outcome. We can’t wait to share this new music with all of you. So when will the new album be out? Well, we honestly don’t know, but we will start mixing together with Anders Hellgren (The Merrymakers) in spring and then start looking for a good setup to get it out there. Our previous releases have been real DIY efforts, and now we want to try and do it a different way – if possible. We’re confident that the new album is our best work yet, but we don’t want to rush it.
If you want to know more, I did a little Q&A with Real Gone yesterday about what’s going on. If you want to get in touch, you know where our Facebook page is.
Happy Holidays everyone!
The album’s mixed and done! Now we’re sending it off to the mastering-guru to give it that magic finishing touch. A May release is what we’re aiming for. Prior to the album release we’re going to put out a single. More news on that soon.
You can listen to one of the tracks off the album on the Metro On Stage site. Please rate the song! Who knows, maybe your vote will get us a deal with Universal? 😀
We would also like to extend our thoughts out to Alex Chilton of Big Star fame who has just passed away in an apparent heart attack at age 59. He made such a huge impact on music history. We wouldn’t be here fakin’ it had he not inspired bands like The Posies to make such great music. Joey previously blogged about Big Star’s #1 Record as a part of his “Essential Powerpop Albums” list. You can read that post here.
The mixing of our debut album is progressing quite rapidly at this point. We’re about 75% done now! With three more songs to go and some minor tweaking on the rest we’ll soon be ready for mastering. We’ll give a more thorough update with track listing and such soon.
I hope y’all have had a great holiday and beginning of the new decade. We’ve certainly recharged our batteries over the past month and are at the moment focused on finishing mixing the debut album. In mid-March the songs are being sent to mastering so by then it has to be finished. Our hope is to have the album out in May at the latest. 2010 is a good year to release a debut, no? 🙂
Keep checking this space for updates!
Stay safe, stay fake.