Sunday, January 14, 2007

Recent progress

Lest the rest of my bandmates assume that I did nothing but consume a fair portion of a bottle of Weller last Wednesday at Steve's new digs, I did in fact finish vocals on a couple of songs. I think this leaves only two songs left to go, and Steve has a handful of bass parts to re-do. So it may come to pass that the LP4 will actually finish recording sometime in the next couple of weeks. Mixing the album, on the other hand, is a potentially endless task. Its only real theoretical time limit is how long it will take before Steve begins to use violence to make us stop.

The scary thing is that we have nearly two albums worth of material, which isn't that surprising given that it's been 3 years or so since our last release. What form this material will ultimately take is still up in the air.

Perhaps it will be performed live only in select venues, by diminutive mimes riding Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs.

Or perhaps we will make only one copy of the CD, encase it in lead, and bury it forever deep beneath the ocean's dark waves.

Maybe we will encode it on papyrus made from the wings of fruit flies, ultimately setting it ablaze as doves are released, on the first day of the Summer Solstice?

Or maybe we'll try to put out the CD ourselves and get some U.S. distribution....nah, what am I thinking? What kind of a screwy idea is that? No one will ever hear it that way...

Maybe we will beam its digital signal into deep space using a dark matter transmitter, while Ramon drinks an entire gallon jug of buttermilk....

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Plans for 2007...

Happy new year dear readers.

As you may notice after the huge amount of activity last year we are suddenly laying low. After the show on the 16th we found ourselves in a studio with no power (thanks to a cheap ass landlord) so we packed up the plantation and are moving to nicer digs. That means we haven't rehearsed in about a month and it may be another month until we get all settled in. So here is what you can expect from us in 2007:

1) Finish recording any loose ends on the new album, mix it, master it, and release the beast!

2) You won't see us at SXSW. We put zero effort into buildign any press kit for SXSW; OK, we never made one due to our getting wrapped up in the year end blow out. Then when we were offered to play an off -SXSW event one member had a conflict.

3) In fact expect no live shows until we hold the newest album in our hand.

Until the new album you can enjoy the fact that Last FM has finally got its crap together and you can now download the first 3 Linus releases for free as MP3. Sure it's MP3 quality but what the hell eh? Our contract says the rights revert back to us after 7 years so we're tossing those we can out there for you people. Who says we don't love you peeps?