Friday, January 21, 2011

New Year, New Music

The brothers have been soaking in the locals, musically-speaking; contributing to the world of music fandom in a vague sort of way.  Which means they've simply become big fans of some of the talent in the Austin TX area, making suggestions to the producer about what to include in the Austin Independent Music blog and podcast.  

As a musical entity, there's progress on that front as well:  12 new tracks have been earmarked for the next, as yet-to-be-named CD, who's release date is also TBD, though we're thinking March-April.   These tracks are in various states of construction; some are almost ready to graduate, others are still mere infants in the DAW.  But all have a sharper, sometimes dirtier, edge than the tracks on the Flattened Frog release.  We are liking it.

Speaking of new - Brand Gamblin has managed to finish another novel:  The Hidden Institute.  This means another podcast, and hopefully more podcast-aimed music from the brothers.  Should that music ever get produced, look for more "1884"-ish soundtracks on our Bandcamp pages.

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Christmas Music

Sure, coupling the adjective "new" with the noun "Christmas music" sounds oxymoronic.  But Hey, it happens, and we can thank the uber-productive cats of Watch Out For Rockets for it.  "It" being, in this case, the "13 Days of Christmas" release.

Yep, keeping in (or perhaps, skewering) the spirit of the season, we've been treated to a new song every day, with the madness starting on the 12th, and the last entry landing on the 25th, Christmas day.

And just to be clear:  These ain't just new renditions of yer granny's favorites.  Oh no, these are new classics in and of themselves.  The personal favorite?  Day 2, Hey Mr. Snowman.  Well, that one and Day 9, Eggnog and Incense.

OK, sure, Christmas and New Years have come and gone.  But good music never goes out of season.  [Feel free to quote us on that.]

Check it: