Fabryka Industrial Rock Magazine recently reviewed our debut album, A Separation, and gave it 4/4 stars! We have posted a portion of the review below, but you can read the full review here.
It’s quite difficult to stay neutral when a concept album in the vein of A Separation is wrapped up with such a huge emotional charge. It comes like the attraction of a first love – it opens up, steals one’s soul completely, then it leaves the fragile human dry, crying for more…
We played a tight, concise set at the Attic Friday night and, in my opinion, destroyed it! Even though we went on a little later than expected, the show felt good from the get-go! Very Cool crowd! Everything went very smoothly and sounded good on stage, which makes it a little easier! We premiered our version of “My Sharona” at this show, and I think it was a success. If you’ve not heard the version, you may be thinking, “My Sharona???” Lucky for you, we recorded it!
It feels great to come off of a good show playing for some cool people.
Just got home from a killer rehearsal. We did a run-through of the setlist for the Attic show on April 27 and man, we DESTROYED it! Very precise. Feels good to see the hard work paying off!!! Hopefully you guys can check us out at the Attic next Friday…Hopefully we can pull off the set as good as we did tonight!!! hahaha
We have a lot of exciting things happening in the near future!
First of all, we’ve spent the last few weeks listening to the first mix of our new track “Across the Earth.” We all agree that it sounds MASSIVE! We’ve made a few production notes and sent them back to Cecil and Ian at Groove Studio. Just a few tweaks and it will be ready. I hope you all are ready…
We’ve also been hard at work in the rehearsal room writing new music. We’ve got some passages of music that are truly magic. The easy part is coming up with new riffs… the hard part is buckling down and arranging these riffs into songs, which is pretty much where we are now. I expect 2 to 3 songs to come from this current batch of sounds we’re working with.
We have a show coming up at the Attic in Lexington on April 27. We will be performing with Lucid Grey and Somatic, so it’s sure to be a great show all around! We have a new setlist made for this show, and it’s going to feature our new cover of “My Sharona.” Forget everything that you know about this song… it is truly a brand new monster. You’ll see…
And finally…we have some cool festival news for late summer.
In August, we will be performing at a mini-music festival in Lexington hosted by The Greatest of These! I will post more details on this as they become available, but it’s shaping up to be a great show!
We have also been selected to play the Jubilo Music and Art Festival taking place on September 13 – 16 at Fort Boonesborough, KY! This festival is going to feature the best regional musicians as well as high-profile national acts, so it will be great for the music scene of Kentucky. To make sure this festival gets off the ground running, Jubilo has set up a Kickstarter page and are accepting pledges. To learn more about the festival and to keep track of all the performers, visit their kickstarter page at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/576128168/jubilo-music-and-arts-festival
Man, it was good to get back in the rehearsal room Friday night. We’ve been super-busy the last few weeks recording and playing shows, so being back in the rehearsal room felt like home. One of the cool things that comes from long drives to gigs is that there’s time to discuss ideas. One of the ideas that we discussed became reality Friday night as we worked up a cover of the Knack’s “My Sharona!” If you’ve seen us live, you’ve probably seen us play a cover or two, but this one is different. Every cover that we’ve done in the past has been very close to the original, but we took this one and made it our own. It’s probably my favorite cover we’ve done! It’s very much a Seas song! You will hear soon!
Another thing you will hear soon is our new single, “Across the Earth.” I just got word from Cecil at Groove Studio that we should have it back this week! I am beyond excited for you all to hear it…heck, I’m beyond excited for ME to hear it.
As for what’s ahead, we’ll be spending the next few weeks writing. We have A LOT of very good ideas to sift through and flesh out. I can’t wait to get in there and get to work!!!
The recording process has begun…again! We were back with our good friends Ian and Cecil at Groove Studio tonight. The drums and samples for our new song “Across the Earth” are finished, and I couldn’t be happier with the way the playback sounded. I used Cec’s DW’s, and they sounded MASSIVE. Guitar, bass and vocals go down tomorrow.
Michael and I brainstormed a LOT of new ideas on the way home tonight, from new art concepts to song arrangement ideas. After we get these next couple of shows finished, we’re gonna take a few weeks and flesh out some of these ideas!!
Speaking of these next couple of shows, we will be at Miss Kitty’s in Bowling Green on March 2nd and at The Attic in Lexington on March 9th. Both shows will also feature Gravel Switch! Sure to be some good times and excellent music. I hope to see you all at one of the shows!