I do think it’s interesting how many glitchy popish albums featuring saxes as a center piece have come out since Claye’s release over two years ago. Not that I’m saying anybody copied it or anything (who the fuck even knows that Claye exists, am I right?) but it is interesting.
Here’s a really early version of song two from my last record, Claye. Unmixed, unfinished, and rough from the week of November 24, 2013. This song took months to finish.
I canceled the Claye shows because I’d rather create a better album than recreate one I already made in front of drunk people at a bar.
I’ve been spending some time lately making better backups of my albums (so that when Logic isn’t around in 30 years or less, I’ll still have the tracks), and I found this vocals-only version of Weird.
Another show for another pretty empty bar.
‘While the Ducks That Follow Me’, a mini-album from earlier this year, is now available for $5 on my new store.
After seeing iTunes be shoved in a corner with the Apple Music launch, I decided that taking control of how my music is sold was overdue. I sell the majority of my music through iTunes, but that could easily change.
So I’m starting with While the Ducks tonight, with Claye and Readers & Reporters to follow later this week.
Claye and R&R will both be $8, as opposed to the $10 they’re sold for on the big stores.
I recorded the piano part for Mouse Trappe over 90 times. In the process, I also did it on organ. Here’s what that sounded like.
Recording for Xeme has reminded me how frustratingly tedious recording an album is. And we’re talking about only 2 or 3 tracks per song instead of the 100+ on Claye.
Oh, by the way: I’m working on an EP of songs cut from Claye, called Xeme EP. Some live, some stripped, some unfinished.
I’ve been using Periscope to broadcast live performances at random times. This was the one from this afternoon.
You should join the fun next time.
One of my favourite verses from Claye.
‘You Said’ from Claye.