Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Just finished recording!!!

This is how Danny looks when he is excited.

All the tracks are done! Mixing & Mastering will be done within the week, Photos will be done soon and finally album art! Woo hoo!

We celebrated with $1.00 hot fudge sunday from McDonalds. Yeah!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

First off, thanks to all the good folks at Bread who signed up for the mailing list last night. It was great to meet you and so relaxing to chill out and play some tunes for you guys.

Welp, we are winding down on this whole recording biz. Our EP, "The Clay, The Seed,The Stone" is almost done now. Below is a link to a preview of all of the 5 songs that will be on it. Please keep in mind this is still a pretty rough mix. We've still to record Susanne's vocals, and the Cello. We want to share it with you because it will be some time still before we have the final product avail for purchase on itunes/at our shows. So check it out!!!

Click here to preview the new EP!

Good news... We just confirmed our CD release show at the Red Light Cafe on the 6th of June. So mark your calenders!

Hope you enjoy the preview.


-Besides Daniel

Friday, March 20, 2009

A Name for the EP!!!!!!!!

We hope this update finds you doing well & enjoying the Spring!

So we just got finished tracking all of my (Danny's) vocals for the entire Ep today. My head kinda hurts & I'm tired. Singing can really take it out of you. But my spirits are high, huge weight lifted off!!!! You know how it feels to have a deadline right? Even though you might be doing what you love, it still seems to hang over your head. Well we are getting really close to our "self imposed" April 1st deadline. I've been dreading getting my vocals down because my voice seems to be quite unpredictable. So when I began to sing today and it came out quite clear, I decided to track as much as I could.
This record is coming together slowly but surely. It has been a technical and logistical challenge because we are self producing it, and as you probably know, all my recording gear was stolen last year. So now we do what we can and piece together lil set ups wherever we can get silence & a computer in the same room. But I believe Lewis put it well, "the land of duty & delight are one"... So we will keep working on it.
The name of the record will be "The Clay, The Seed, The Stone," We thought for a long time about what to name it & this name just seemed to fit. This collection of songs seem to keep bringing us back to the earth, back to relationships, back to family, back to nature, back to toil, and back to love. So until the fruit of our labor ripens in the form of a compact disc, we will keep on keeping on.

On another note, we are thinking of releasing a three song "besides" of Besides Daniel music on NoiseTrade. It is a pay what you want (or help promote) online store that is making lot's of waves in the independent music scene. We will fill you in once that happens, (could be as soon as next week)...

Thanks for reading this update!

We look forward to seeing all of you at the Cd release at the end of May!

-Besides Daniel