Yep. That's right. We're 99% of the way there. The record is available for pre-order right here on the "store" page, and we're hoping to ship them out no later than the first week of September. Billy & I are getting together Sunday to finalize the artwork, and first thing Monday morning, I'll be shipping them off to press. That means you need to get your order in, so you can get your advance .mp3 of "Head Light" (grab "Lie To Me" from the audio page if you haven't already...it's free, dammit!), and possibly make yourself eligible for a little something else down the line. We're toying with doing a vinyl pressing, possibly of this album, or maybe a special release down the line just a bit....but more on that later.
Last night's rehearsal was smokin'! The new set is a bit of a shakeup, and has required some actual preparation, which is new to us when it comes to the live show, but everyone has stepped up, so be prepared, because we're coming out swingin' with the new stuff, right from the get-go. We've even dusted off an oddity, inspired by the Stripped show a few weeks back, so this will not be the anything like any fORMER show you've seen recently. We're on a bit of a mission to keep this m.o. going, so look for more "interesting" sets in the future. We've got 2 LPs and 2 EPs worth of stuff to pull from now, and we intend to take advantage of that. We might even sneak in some of The Great Affairs' tunes to see how they fare under more bombastic treatment.
Once we get through Saturday, and getting this CD into the hands of the folks who will be mass-producing it for us, I'm gonna cut out for about a week, and catch a plane to Los Angeles, to continue work on my buddy Joshua Ketchmark's new record. We tracked 4 tunes here in Nashville a couple of months back, so we're gonna continue the writing process and get a few more demos under our belts that I can bring back to the guys before we tackle the second round. I can't wait for everyone to hear this stuff.
That's about it for now, I've got a writing appointment in a couple of hours to prepare for, and some guitars that need new strings.