New song. Shitty video. Slow progress. Check it out.
As always check out our bandcamp, download some stuff, and give us all of your money. Or take it for free. More updates…eventually.
So it was over a year ago that I said I finally had a full band again, and that we were working on a new album. That didn’t all pan out. But….I finally have a full band again and we are working on a new album.
I’ve recently moved to Indianapolis and picked up my good friends Wes Heaton, Robby Klingerman, and Jake Watson and we are finally starting to make some progress. We are no where near ready to start playing shows yet but last night we did something pretty rad. We practice in the basement of the Indy Indie Artist Colony where I live and everyone in the building that plays music got together to do a little showcase of what they’ve been working on. Below is a little video of how that went. We are still pretty sloppy but being able to play for a people for the first time in two years, a group of people that are super supportive, makes us feel really good about where we are headed with this.
We have some pretty big plans for this album that we aren’t ready to announce yet, but it’s safe to say that it’s going to be new territory for all of us. I’ll leave it at that for now. Thank you to anyone who is still listening. We’ll see you soon.
ALSO! If you like what you hear and you are interested in more check out our bandcamp page and you can download our old EP for free. And of course stop by and say hi on Facebook…creeps.
So I’m still in California, working/living on Catalina island. This has been the busiest season I’ve had in the five years I’ve been coming out here to work which has been great, but it also means I haven’t had nearly the amount of time I was expecting to have to work on the album. It is still very much in the works, but I’m starting to realize that there is no way for me to finish it before this fall, probably not even by this winter. While I am very disappointed by this, I’m trying to accept the fact that in the long run it will be better to wait than to force it to be done in a set time frame.
That being said…
What work I have been able to do I am very excited about. It’s all coming out very strange, and a lot of it is not at all like the music I’ve written in the past for this project. As of right now the it’s looking like it will be 8(ish) tracks. Some you’ve heard before, some are rewritten versions of old songs, but most is completely new material. On top of the 8 or so songs for the full length, I have also decided to do a 4 song EP to (hopefully) be released some time after this main project is complete. This handful of songs are a lot more energetic, much brighter, and while I am very excited about them they don’t fit the over all tone I’m going for on the full length.
As has always been the case with this project, the tracks are all very guitar heavy (up to 7 simultaneous guitar tracks at times). I have also been playing around with what my original idea was for this band, and trying to work on thick, almost heavy rhythms over quiet ambient guitars, as well as trying to add elements of punk and hardcore. It’s….a challenge to say the least, and while the influence may be subtle it’s all slowly shaping into something I am very excited about.
That’s all for now. As always keep checking back here, or on Facebook for any more updates. Thanks for reading.
I’m beyond excited to announce that Stefen Robinson A.K.A YEA BIG of YEA BIG + KID STATIC (<-Seriously…check this out) will, tentatively, be working with Shipwreck Karpathos on a new full length album. We aren’t completely sure how it’s all going to play out as of right now. He may be on every track, he may be on a few songs, or when it’s all said and done he may not be on it at all. What we are working on is sort of new ground for both of us, and he told me “I cannot guarantee I’ll come through on my end, but if the stars align…it will be so.” We’ll see what happens, but no matter the out come we’re both super stoked to be working together to see what we come up with.
Along with YEA BIG, Wes Heaton formerly of Kurt Rambis, and Caleb Lewis, drummer of SWAN will be working on this album as well.
None of us know exactly where this album will go, or how long it will take to get there but finally, for the first time in almost a year, real progress is being made, and we are all excited. Keep checking here or facebook for updates, because there will for sure be more soon.
First step: Working out the track listing, what should and what definitely SHOULD NOT go on this album.
I will be spending part of the spring, all of my summer, and most of my fall in california once again this year. During that time I plan on using every spare minute to work on a full length album. New versions of old songs, old versions of old songs, and songs that are very much different from what this project has done in the past. I still do not have a full band, so after writing the guitar tracks, I’ll be looking for a drummer and bassist to assist in recording while I’m out there. I have big ideas for what I want to do with this album, a lot of which I may not achieve, but I’ll try out regardless. That’s all the news for now. If you’re still paying attention…thank you.
First track off of the new EP. We’re all pretty excited about this.
Beyond excited for this.
Also, this is the original drawing I did for our artwork…
And then Travis Harvey went and made it a lot better. We are only using one of these, but I wanted everyone to see the work he did for us, because it’s pretty fantastic.
The point is we are super excited for this EP, and for this show, and to be doing it with all of our friends, and life in general. See you all there!