Officially my first experiment with moving pictures, here is a video for the b-side to “We Died Laughing”. This new version was recorded at home. Advertisements
I realized this morning, tossing and turning and trying to sleep, that the presence of The Cure in my life is almost elemental. Their music is part of the architecture of my mindset, the landscape of my past. I know exactly how pretentious this sounds, and it is. It’s also true. I had heard a… Continue reading XLIX.
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
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
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)
Cover graphic by Lynette May. Available online 11/11/14. GoFundMe participants will receive today.
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”
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”
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!