We’re pleased to announce a new record in the works called Flattened Out Like The Lake In The Morning. It’s currently being recorded at Sonelab in Easthampton, Massachusetts with Mr. Mark Alan Miller.
Many of the songs on this record are about moving further and further away from the past. It’s a photograph found in a box in the attic that conjures up some almost forgotten memory. It’s a song on the radio that pulls you back to the room you first heard it in. It’s a brick that’s been holding up a building in your city for hundreds of years, or a neighbor who came back from war.
We’ve approached these songs delicately and with a strong sense of collaboration. Because of the Dark Dining Room House Concert Series we put together at Wistariahurst Museum in the early part of the year, we had the opportunity to reconnect with our old friend Mark Schwaber. He wound up joining us playing bass for one of our shows and helping us with some new material. Shortly thereafter, we rented a studio in downtown Holyoke, Massachusetts and continued writing and playing together and he officially joined the band. The four of us have been spending a lot of time working and re-working these songs. We leave each rehearsal humming them for hours.
We launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to get these songs recorded and in your hands. We were overwhelmed with the support. Fully funded, we began reaching out to recording studios and realized quickly that Mark Alan Miller at Sonelab was our guy. J.J. O’Connell, who has played percussion in some of our favorite bands of all time, somehow got convinced that he should play on our stuff. We even have him singing harmonies, too.
We had originally planned to record and release a 7 song EP but that has turned into a 9 song full-length. It will feature songs that have been popular at our recent shows like “Acadia”, “Common Wall”, “Holding Pattern”, and of course, “Flattened Out Like The Lake In The Morning.”
We can’t wait to share it with you towards the end of this summer. Stay tuned.