It’s here, finally, and that’s why I’m dropping this monthly update a little earlier than usual. Friday, June 22nd was our official release date, and some of you have already gotten your paws on ‘Ten & 2’, our long-gestating 6th studio effort. If not, just click on any one of the following hyperlinks and rectify that immediately.
We’ll announce additional retail outlets and vendors as the distributor gets them stock. For now, each of the above have inventory ready to ship, so the wait is officially over.
As for downloading and streaming, you can plan on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Pandora, and all the other standard providers of digital content to have the album available on Friday, August 24th.
If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the video for our second single “Back To Boston”. We filmed this one at The Switchyard, where most of the album was recorded, the day after a local show, and while we might’ve been a little worse for wear, we remained mostly upright for the duration of the shoot. We’re dying to share the bloopers reel from the “PSA” stuff recorded as we wrapped up for the day. Hopefully we’ll get an “all clear” on that soon, because if anything shows how fatigued we were, it’s clips of us botching scripted lines and ad-libbing promo blurbs after a few beers.
I mentioned in the last update that I’d be putting together a piece on the making of the record, and I’m still writing, editing, and re-writing that, but look for it in the next couple of weeks. I’ll post it here on our news page(for those of you reading this in email form, that’s on our OFFICIAL SITE ), and it’ll break down our mindset going into the writing & recording, the process of getting it all tracked, and what it took to actually bring the finished product into the world.
We’ve been slowly easing back into duty on the road, dusting off our rigs for a jaunt up to Paducah, KY on the album’s release day, and we’ll be at it again with a show here in Nashville on Friday, July 6th at Little Harpeth Brewery. Doors at 7, Born Crooked at 8, followed by us, Scattered Hamlet, and headliners Them Vibes. If you’re in town, this is one you probably don’t wanna miss…plus, I have no idea when the next time might be that we’ll be plugging in around these parts.
July & August will see us in IL, IN, AL, GA, and MA(for the New England Rock Fest), but there are shows being added along the way, so as always keep an eye on our CALENDAR for updates.
I almost forgot, check out our buddy(and sometimes traveling companion/acoustic opener) Joshua Ketchmark’s new video for “Let It Rain”, and see if you recognize any of the guys in his band. I thought a couple of them looked familiar, but maybe it’s my eyes playing tricks on me.
That’s it for now, so I’m going to let you all get back to your regularly scheduled programming, while I resume reading a book about Scotland’s tragically underappreciated Del Amitri, whose songs you’ve likely heard but almost undoubtedly ascribed to another….like The Rembrandts.
Be good to one another,
The Great Affairs