February 16, 2010

Ah, another snowy day. What better way to prepare for all the touring and working we are doing in the Spring, Summer and Fall than to suffer through shoveling snow and being cooped up indoors for another few weeks?

After re-writing, re-singing and re-organizing a few final songs, I've passed all the files over to Justin Broadrick. So now we sit back and anticipate the first batch of songs getting sent back to us. This record has been a pretty interesting and unique process for this band and it's only appropriate that at it's most crucial point, the finishing elements of these songs are, at least for now, beyond our reach.

I listened back to a couple quick early mixes yesterday morning and I'm surprised and pleased at the direction and pacing with these songs. I don't think this album will be indicative of what comes next so much as a milemarker for this band - it closes the doors on some elements that we've used, and opens doors to a new stylistic palette. All three of us have no idea what the reaction from people will be with this material, but that is part of why making music is so alluring in the first place.

Coming up next for us is a jaunt down to SXSW. Yes, we'll be rolling in our giant ass veggie bus, partying on Red River in Austin and playing at the 4th Annual "Goodbye South By" Finale Party at RED7 - which is always a highlight of the year for us. As much as we hate doing it, it's going to be a pretty short trip with only a handful of shows this time. Money is pretty tight these days with all that we have on the horizon, and the economy and blah blah blah excuses. As well as drinking our weight in Lone Stars, we will be premiering some of the new material, so SXSW will be your first chance to hear all that we've been raving about like excited little children. mmm... Lone Stars.

February 5, 2010

Ok, so admittedly, I've never been very good at keeping this updated or professional looking at all.

But I'm going to make the effort here to make this blog worth checking in on every once and a while. I'll try to write in it when I'm fired up, pissed off, wasted, etc in an attempt to inform and entertain. There will be lots of information about Constants and all the crazy shit that we are always trying to pull off.

So stay tuned and see if I can stay focused enough to type.

2009 was fucking nuts for us. First time to Europe, our first full length in 4 years (!) was released all over the planet (US, Europe and Japan). I bought a house and put solar panels on it and we're trying to make it the greenest, most sustainable spot that we can.

So far 2010 is going well too... we are almost done tracking a new record that is being producing by our hero Justin K Broadrick. We have *ANNOUNCEMENT* Mike Hill from Tombs singing guest vocals on one song, and another surprise guest that we will announce once he actually records - ya, so i have to finish vocals for one more song, and then all the files get shipped off to Justin...incredibly exciting. I told Justin that I am like a kid on Christmas eve shaking all the boxes and trying to figure out what the fuck is in there....

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