XLVIII. The Family Ghost’s new album

Something of an anomaly in the Memphis music community is The Family Ghost, whose challenging  music (challenging, at least, to the conservative tastes of Southern audiences … they simply do what they do, with little regard to the end listener) and infrequent performances make them genuinely fascinating artists. To me, at least. Their second full-length,… Continue reading XLVIII. The Family Ghost’s new album

XLVII. “We Died Laughing” release news

Today is the day! Both songs are available NOW at the Be Here Tinnitus official Bandcamp. “We Died Laughing” can be heard on Spotify, and can be purchased at Amazon.com as well. No link up yet at iTunes, but I’m sure it’s coming. UPDATE: It is available on iTunes. Musical brother J.D. Reager (and featured… Continue reading XLVII. “We Died Laughing” release news

XLVI. Not Laughing (yet)

Tomorrow’s the big day … sort of. Let me explain: I received a message Friday night from TuneCore, my major digital distributor, saying there was an artwork issue for “Kiss Off, Stranger”. I distributed the songs separately, as releasing two songs would be considered an album in their eyes. As it turns out, the original… Continue reading XLVI. Not Laughing (yet)

XLII. “We Died Laughing”

I’m excited to report that I will be releasing “We Died Laughing” as a single from the forthcoming still-untitled album. The distribution at this time will be online-only via the Be Here Tinnitus Bandcamp, and possibly mainstream outlets like iTunes and Amazon. The b-side will be “Kiss Off, Stranger” (formerly known as “Treat Yourself”). GoFundMe participants will… Continue reading XLII. “We Died Laughing”

XLI. Sneak Preview: “For My Favorite”

https://soundcloud.com/jack-alberson/for-my-favorite-unfinished Now, a little insight: this track was recorded with the first batch with the Near Reaches crew – J.D., Eric, and Jason. It is something of a rarity, as I walked into the studio with barely a sketch of an idea. J.D. suggested the chords for the chorus. I finalized the lyrics sitting in… Continue reading XLI. Sneak Preview: “For My Favorite”

XL. Studio Update!

Hit the studio to overdub guitars for the new batch of songs, just Harry and I. It was a far more grueling session than I had counted on – two of the new songs (“Brakes” and “Ampersands”) are the fastest I’ve ever recorded, pace-wise, and I definitely felt my shortcomings as a guitarist come to the fore. Pushing… Continue reading XL. Studio Update!