I’m happy to announce that we’re releasing a new album on the 3rd of July! I recorded it last summer with my friends Simon Bauer and Daniel Schröteler on July 3rd in the forest, hence the title, “Forest Recording” and the release date. It’s a very special album for us. We spent about five years conceptualizing it. It’s funny that it only took us less than an hour to execute. C’est la vie… In the background you can hear the birds singing and the big pine trees swaying in the breeze. Check out our beautiful “studio” in the video below and order your copy of the vinyl HERE!
I’ve been talking with my friends Honig, Tim Neuhaus, Jonas David, and Town of Saints for the last few years about learning eachother’s songs, renting a big bus, and going on a super tour together… a “Tour of Tours”. I’m very happy to announce that it’s actually going to happen! These shows will be filled with creativity, chaos, honesty, and beautiful examples of all the little reasons behind why we make the music that we do. We hope that you all will come and be a part of it too!
Tickets at www.honigsongs.de/shows/
Last September, we spent a week in a Brooklyn brownstone basement with our friend the Reverend John Delore. When we get together, there are a few things that just happen: music making, surreal discussions, trouble-making at the surrounding watering holes, storytelling of an unmatchably high caliber, and documenting of all of the above. Thus, at the end of the week, we had a quirky 3 track EP, a record of the most relaxed and fun time we’ve ever had in the studio. We named it “Canadian Patriot Waitress” after a woman we met that week, one of the many characters that made that time singular. We printed 150 super limited edition, hand-stamped 7″ vinyls full of shit-kicking, weepy country waltzes, rapturous agnostic gospel sing-a-longing, and a cut-off denim jacket with a Velvet-Elvis style painting of one of the band members delivering a sermon wearing only a cowboy hat and Hanes on the back. Reading this back, I can barely believe it myself.
If you speak German, then you might enjoy listening to this 10 minute special on my music that recently appeared on the program Zündfunk on the radio station Bayerischer Rundfunk. You’ll hear some funny stories and find out a little about my life with music, while learning some nice translations of my bad language.
After the successful premiere of the theater piece I’m performing in at the Residenz Theater in Munich I had the pleasure of doing an interview with one of Germany’s largest newspapers, the Süddeutsche Zeitung. If you can read German, then you might find our conversation interesting. We talk about Shakespeare and all kinds of fun things. If you can’t read German, then at least you get to look at a great picture of me in a dress and wonder why on earth I’m wearing women’s clothing.