While these songs had been kicked around for a long time, we were searching for a cohesive theme to gel them together. When we decided on a space opera-esque direction, “Sleeping with the Devil” bared the most creative and interesting fruits.
During the making of the album, we thought it'd be fun to include an interlude or two. While not many groups do this any more, they did have a bit of a resurgence in hip-hop albums as out takes and, in some cases, bits of theater. They are really fun as they are short and ,since most people will delete them off their MP3 players, there's a bit of freedom to do some weird stuff.
These are old, new songs. Spent a few years looking for perfect when all we needed was “right”. Think we’ve arrived. The story begins with Confessions. It’s a space drama about a girl who escapes heartbreak into the cold of Earth's orbit where she collects floating debris. However, her distant memories of Earth beckon her to re-enter the atmosphere to confront her losses.
I'm sure you've heard this analogy many times before, but being in a band is just like being in a romantic relationship. It's true, I swear. Hear me out:
It’s never easy to narrow down a list of fave music…but when I was grabbing links to every one of these songs I knew I got it right because I couldn’t just grab the link and move on to the next song, I had to listen to the songs all the way through. This past year, these songs kept me good company and I’m glad to have met them ;)
What a great year in indie music this year! It may be early, but some of my favorite albums of the decade got released this year. These are the songs that really stuck with me this year. My top 10 are in order but the "b-sides" are in their appropriate listen order. I created Spotify and Youtube playlists for your enjoyment, too.
It's extremely difficult to pick only 10 songs/artists that I couldn't stop listening to this year. These specific songs and artists have really inspired me to write more songs and put myself out there. Keep in mind, I've been listening to their entire albums/EP's nonstop (these are just my favorite songs off of those albums). Some of these are new, and some aren't. I encourage everyone to take a listen and hopefully discover some new favorite songs of your own!
And so it begins...
It's been FOREVER since we have done anything like a regular blog post. In fact, I think our original blog is tumbling towards the chilly sea of Europa, a clouded gaze on it's face and iced over with neglect. If you find it, please let us know.
Time to steer back towards the sun and warm ourselves up.