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!
Hey kids! Our first EP is just about finished, and we are doing some shows in support of it. Come out to one or all of these dates, pick one up, and give us some high fives and/or pizza!
4/23 Evansville Hope for the Rejected Evansville IN
223 Main St., Evansville, IN, 47708
5/6 The Sneaky Bandit
5262 N. College Ave. Indianapolis, IN
So we’re super stoked to tell you all that we’re finally going into the studio next week. And of course by studio I mean our friend Derek’s kitchen.
The point is Shipwreck EP. Coming out soon. Marchish soon. And then a slew of shows throughout April.
We’re excited, and we hope you are too!