We’ll be pairing up with the Mike Dees Band (Mike doesn’t play out much, so this is an exciting thing!) J.D. and Jason will also be playing short sets beforehand. Also coming very soon is the third single from the not-out-yet-but-I-promise-it-exists album. More on that in a day or so. Advertisements
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”
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.
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?
Stepping back into the studio Thursday to add keys…toy piano, melodica, Rhodes, organ, synthesizer…should be fun. Also pretty sure Jason Pulley will be in there making magic as well. Looking to add some textures to three tunes. Two of the songs are rock songs and will stay straightforward. After that, lead guitars and vocals…then moving… Continue reading XXI. Album Update
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