National record store day is this Saturday and we are playing at village green records! That’s right this miserable three year hiatus of ours is finally over. We have a full band again, we are recording demos in a couple weeks, and playing shows. And at the end of May we are announcing something pretty exciting so stay tuned.
As always follow us on facebook, download our old EP for free at http://shipwreckkarpathos.bandcamp.com and now, because we figured out how the internet works, you can follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/ShipKarpathos
Come hang out with us, and bring all of your friends.
So after way too much waiting (for us anyway) we are finally playing shows again and we have two this week. The first is Thursday and we are playing with Anwar Sadat, and Air Hockey. It’s $5 and it’s going to be rad, here is the info for that.
The next one is the day after and it’s going to be awesome. Monsters, Myth, and Mayhem the first friday show at the Indy Indie Artist Colony. We are closing out a night of horror/monster movie inspired art with featured artists Allen Walton, and Shannon Stamey, who will down the road be working on a little something with us. The show is FREE! and it’s going to be a really fun night. We will have CD’s and high fives for everyone, so come hang out with us and have some damn fun.
As always head on over to our bandcamp page, and download our old EP for free, and come say hi on Facebook and all the other fun internet stuffs.
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.