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”

XXXVI.

With some new people following this blog (picture me frantically waving hello) I figure I should make an update on the record I’ve been working on. First off, there are some incredible people playing on it. My Near Reaches friends J.D. Reager, Eric WIlson and Jason Pulley have been in and tracked on five songs… Continue reading XXXVI.

XXIII. If It Has Keys, We Can Play It…and What Was It Anyway?

Session two was myself and Jason Pulley. He played piano, organ, and Rhodes. I played melodica, toy piano, and synthesizer. I don’t think I’ve even discussed what this first batch of songs consists of. Well… “We Died Laughing” began its life as a Near Reaches song called “The Bailer”, but I wasn’t really satisfied with… Continue reading XXIII. If It Has Keys, We Can Play It…and What Was It Anyway?

III. Matchbox Saints and Disappearing Girls

The thought of putting out a single to precede our debut album came to me in perhaps early November, when we received rough mixes for the second batch of songs we recorded. A couple of liberties were taken and we had a guest player for the song “Fall” – Jason Pulley, piano man about town… Continue reading III. Matchbox Saints and Disappearing Girls