On Friday, August 19th, I will be releasing a video for my live arrangement of "Take Your Time" from the album Change. Be sure to subscribe to The Salt Lick YouTube Channel to catch the premiere!
Today, the much-anticipated album Change is released on all streaming platforms! CDs will also be available at the album release show tomorrow (May 21st). Be sure to come by Z Cycle Shop at 7pm for some great music and to get your hands on the special edition CD.
After much hard work and deliberation, I am delighted to say that my next major release is well underway! The single from my next album, Change, is out now, and so is the much-anticipated music video! Many thanks to the Salt Lick Records as well as the cast for all their hard work in making all of this happen. Look out for the album on May 20th.
On the 22nd of February, I will be releasing a brand new single, featuring guest artist C. L. Fondal. The new single ventures into dark, glitchy R&B territory, setting the mood for the thoughts that keep you awake at night. This will be my first official release on the Salt Lick Records, and as such, will not be available here, but will be accessible on all major streaming platforms. Stay tuned after for much bigger things to follow!
This coming Friday, I will be kicking off a show featuring a variety of original darkwave and synthpop music. The lineup includes Ray Diess, Hex Cassette, Horse Girl, and Vitrina. Tickets are cheaper in advance, and they can be found here. I'll see you there!
It is my pleasure to announce that I have joined a new record label, the Salt Lick! I have been in collaboration with the Salt Lick for the Songs from the Pond series for some time now, and since the record label is now launched, I am glad to be on the roster along with Bear and the Beasts, M'lady, Silver Screen Fantasy, and Sponsored Content. I have quite a few releases in the works. Go check out the other artists here.
Concrete Theory Productions will be putting on another show May 22 at the Gypsy House Cafe. This show will feature an extensive lineup of local talent. $8 cover. Show up early to save your spot! More info about Concrete Theory Productions
Thanks to the hard work and organization by Concrete Theory Productions, I will be performing at the Gypsy House Cafe (on South Broadway) downstairs on April 17. The show will run from 6 to 10 PM, and tickets are at the door. I look forward to seeing you there!
After living in Denver for about half a year, I am pleased to announced that I have started my own music production company, Paper Satellite Productions LLC. I have been producing music for others for a long time, but now I have begun branching out and working with others in the local music community.
Paper Satellite Productions is based on the idea that with careful listening and observation, a little intuition, and a lot of hard work, it is possible to create something beautiful that will last a lifetime, even if you're starting from nothing. It is a chance for me to take all that I have learned about what makes music possible and put it to use in a way that brings out the best of the musicians that I work with, as well as myself.
It was not the easiest of decisions, but filled with the desire to advance my career in a bigger city with a different music scene, and to establish myself in a more varied climate, I have relocated to Denver, Colorado. I have been blessed by living in an environment with immediate access to a vibrant music scene, as well as having space to record. I am perpetually in awe at the caliber of musicianship that sets the standard in this city. That said, moving away has given me a new appreciation for my home town. I am very grateful to those who have shown their support for me in my decision. I expect that if I can repay them, it will be with my music.
After a lot of hard work and dedication, the recently emerged band Eldritch Root is proud to release their first official recordings. Working together with Wings Back Entertainment, these songs were recorded in the style of a live performance in a single session. Featuring songwriting and vocals by David Badillo and Mak R. K. Williams, these tunes bring together hard-hitting funk and angsty rock. Eldritch Root's music is available on Spotify and other music streaming and distribution platforms.
Shortly after the release of my latest album, Circumnavigate, I am pleased to announce that Joshua Jarman and I have been working together again on his latest album, titled Wait. Featuring a short cohesive collection of intense and diverse songs, this album builds on the humble, adventurous production of Mud to take the listener on a powerful emotional journey, from the sunny heights of Shine to the dark chasms of Ghost. Also be sure to check out the single version of Ghost, recorded by Hybrid Audio Solutions with a hard-hitting rock sound.
After four years of hard work and careful dedication to the honing of my sound, I am excited to finally anounce that my third album will be released next month.
Circumnavigate is a collection of divergent scenes and sounds that span a circular journey. Consisting of various styles from folk rock to drum and bass, the album leaves no space for monotony. This album was as much a journey for me as it is for the listener. After the release of my second album, I began a mission to refine my sound and improve my musicianship as much as possible. This led me to many interesting places and to many inspiring people. But ultimately it was an inward journey, because all of the music on this album from the microphone to the master is completely original. No other person had any direct part in its creation. It is for this reason that I consider it the ultimate embodiment of my best musical work.
As of today, the music video showing the recording process for the song Winter Buds off my upcoming album is now available on YouTube. Winter Buds is a song which, unlike the majority of my other material, features only sounds from real live instruments. As such, it was fitting that I should make a video for it, which I did last fall. It was a unique project, as I had the framework for the song laid out for nearly a year, but I started and finished recording it in the span of three long days. Be sure to check it out.
After months of hard work in and out of the studio, Joshua Jarman and I have at last finished our Nick Drake tribute album, What A Face Is For. A seven-track tribute album, it contains various works across and between Nick Drake's albums, varying stylistically from humble acoustic folk to grooving rock to experimental textures.
Joshua Jarman is an ambitious musician whose mastery of percussive guitar adds a unique touch to his work. He and I are both fans on Nick Drake, the eclectic English guitarist/songwriter whose works are simultaneously comforting and haunting. Our mutual interest led us to create a modern tribute, employing both traditional and modern experimental approaches to music paying respects to his work.