Monday, March 29, 2010

New Spiid Album, April 7th

Back in January, during the Awesomeous Coolemous project, I started a little something of my own for Spiid. A few times a week since Jan, I've been testing, retesting and running through several different sketches of my next album. Unhappy with all of them. I called it "The Night Owl's Day Dream." The concept was the difference in night and day from the view of an insomniac, to put it simply. But something else bubbled from the brew. On April 7th, the end of Spring Break, and my 19th birthday, I'm going to release the most mind-fucking Spiid album yet. After Ghostattica, I began an interest in bedroom recording. Since then, I have recorded 6 individual album works that I intend to call my own and never let them see the light of day.

But all of that practice and experimentation has given me new peepholes into my creativity. I want this to be considered the manifestation of an Aries mentality. Not all Aries are alike. But this new album really dives into the sonic-psyche I've been trying to peel away. Instead of hiding the scare, I'm going to share it.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

7 A.M. Hangover

"Like gravity, karma is so basic we often don't even notice it."
- Sakyong Mipham

Make someone or something feel good today, even if it is yourself.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Awesomeous Coolemous

First off, the title comes from a strange story of the band sitting together and Angel telling us a story of a horrible porno she has seen and one of the actors said the line "Awesomeous Coolemous." We all joked and thought that would be a cool album title. I didn't actually think the title would stick, but it did. But there are so many other more important things than titles. We all had a lot of fun making this...and a lot of stress...haha. We took our time and learned how to work like a band. We must have run through several different sketches of this album. We all wrote took place in writing the songs, adding input, etc. There really isn't anything like working with a band. It's been the most challenging piece I, and the rest of us have worked on. We tired to escape using the computer for special effects as must as possible, and if I do say, probably 90% of this was recorded completely raw in my bedroom. We really worked harder on song structure here and I hope you'll be able to hear that.

Awesomeous Coolemous
01. Crush Down
02. Orion
03. An Animal Eats Your Head
04. Infinite Collage
05. A Toast To Long Friendship
06. Freak
07. You'll See
08. I Followed A Rainbow
09. Something So Forgettable
10. Woah!
11. Raw Meat
12. Crazy
13. Drug Store Waiting Room Music

I want to dedicate this album to Angel. Here's to our work, and how awesome of a friend you've been and that I hope you'll be with us this Summer.

A New "Song"

This is a song Jer and I recorded one afternoon after school last week. It's pretty basic and noisy. We recorded a couple of other songs that day too. Only using my guitar, an effect pedal, drums, and a ghetto mic stand. Consider this a taste of what is to come?


Also...all of the songs for Awesomeous Coolemous are complete. I just need to get around to the final touch ups (although it doesn't really need any) and finding some album art. We've been working on this for quite some time, I just wanna make sure it's just right.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Newest Project And Update

Before Spiid, I used the moniker Grace Budd, creating what I called "music" with shitty techno samples, an ancient acoustic guitar, various household items and a little creativity. As of a couple of days ago, Jeremy, our drummer, and I began a new project that we want to follow in the veins of Grace Budd.

So in result, here are The Ephemerals. No structure, no plots, no plans, everything we've done and want to do is for the sake of experimentation of "noise." I feel like things with Spiid and ITJOADL have gotten too "serious" and I miss the freeform, ya dig? There is no rejection of ideas of any kind in this space.

On a side note, the next In The Jaws Of A Dandy Lion album, Awesomeous Coolimus, is very close to completion. We've been working very hard every weekend since November of last year on this one. We've only heard nothing but great things about what people think of the new material and I can't wait to blow everyone's minds.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Spiid On The Radio!

So a while ago I was asked by this very rad guy named Pat if I would be interested in having a song of mine played on his radio show. Well, I got it played. And here it is!

If you'd like to listen, the airdate of the show is January 13, 2009. And my song exactly at 44:31. What I'm even kinda more pumped about is the fact that he played one of my favorite songs, "Smoke Vines." So it'd mean a lot if everyone took a listen. :) Not just to me but all the other very interesting, unknown artists he features as well.

This is my face right now: