Holy crap lots going on. I’ve been hard at work on a new album. And a lot of stuff goes along with releasing a new album! This means that I have been busy. And tired. And in desperate need of a frosty Newcastle ale.

Recording is done!
– This new album took over a year to put together but it is finally done! *whew*!! I’m really excited about it and can’t wait for you to hear it. It will feature some brand new songs, and some new versions of songs that I had originally posted as demos. The album features two songs from my Collaboration project, including audio samples from a whole bunch of friends around the world.

Album photography
– Last week I worked with photographer Ezra Spurrier and model Aussie Guevara on the new album cover. Shoot went great and now working on putting together the final artwork.

DIY album promo
– My mind has been spinning with all of the ideas that i’ve got to try to promote this album on a limited DIY budget. I don’t know what will work and what won’t work, but I’m going to try a few different things this time around. I might even get organized and write everything down.

Exporting source files for remixes
– I’m also spending a ton of time exporting each individual audio track from this album, for all of the genius remixers out there! Hope to put together a couple remix contests over the coming months.

Music videos!
– Working with a few directors on some music videos for the new album. Been shooting stuff, editing stuff, working on finding locations, hiring dancers… it’s crazy time! Stay tuned…

How the hell will I release this?
– Still trying to figure out how I’m going to release this album. Some have suggested CDs, vinyl, iPhone app, download-only, thumb drive, a custom State Shirt book, even cassettes! I will be offering all of the new songs for free, to be shared, copied, mangled, remixed, used for videos, etc. But there are many of you that have expressed interest in something tangible. Now I gotta decide what that will be!

Here’s a little Let’s Get Bloody intro video.

So I’ll stop talking now. What have you been up to? Have any projects that you’ve been working on?

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