You know...? Sometimes it's good to just shut it all off. Not long after the EP release in December and a handful of gigs around Boston through the Spring, I had to take a breather. There's so much nasty in the world and online that I deleted Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and all the social apps off of my phone.
I re-watched The Office on repeat for the 69th time.
I went dark.
...Off the grid.
......Grew a beard.
It was actually really nice. Sometimes you just need to calibrate and look around at your immediate surroundings - your family, friends, job, interests and goals- and just breathe. Everything is going to be fine. Take a minute - I did, and it was AMAZING.
To catch up:
1. We got a dog named Finn and he is the greatest soul and bestest friend I could have ever asked for.
2. My smoking hot wife is still kicking butt and we bought a house! (No more rent!!!)
3. I started a "Newsletter" for Front & Turner where I'll send out updates, free music, sneak peeks, discounts on merch and other things once a month or so. You can join here and opt out any time- it's just an email:
4. I'M RELEASING A NEW SINGLE ON FRIDAY THE 13TH CALLED "HAUNTED"
So far I've written a handful of songs since the first EP and have opted to try and do my best recording them by myself in the basement. Recording, re-recording, and editing, and just releasing things as I please under no time, financial, or other external constraints. I have spent some time in this old house and creepy basement just taking it all in, finding inspiration, and working on some new songs for you guys. I've written, recorded, mixed and mastered everything myself- so it's not exactly "pretty" but I hope you guys like it as much as I have enjoyed making it. These may just end up as "demos" for a larger album down the road, but for the time being I just want to keep feeding you all new music. quiet or LOUD.