Beau for the Win!

For the last couple weeks, we’ve been tracking demos of our new songs. It’s slow and meticulous work for us right now, but we’re making strides and are more than excited to get back on stage.

This past week, Beau dumped the tracks onto his computer, spent hours mixing every song we worked on last week (including our cover of Zombie by the Cranberries) and then emailed everything to everyone! We’re hoping that now that we have the technology figured out, time to listen to demos outside of Bunker hours will help us solidify our songs in a more timely manner.

Our ultimate focus is to begin recording these songs by the end of the year. Our main goal right now is to emerge from these sessions a better band, as musicians and dynamically as a group.  We’re all friends in this band.  Sometimes we go a little overboard with catching up and conversing every week.  We’re an awesome crew with a task to do.  That’s what we’re working with. We’ve always played songs at rehearsals and we’d only touch on some of the details involved in making a great song.  Some of that is my fault.  I write a lot of songs and I want to play all of them.  I’ve had to consciously slow down at practice and allow the song to open.  In these cold dark months, we’ve been giving ourselves the time to really focus on every element of our songs.  It’s a first.  We’re more outspoken at rehearsal.  We’re changing the culture of King Fish Crow.  When we hit the stage, we hope you dig it.

Last but not least, tonight I met Mike G. at the Bunker to run through one last rhythm guitar/bass night with some specially selected Galaxy Drive songs. We obviously need the work, but its sounding good and we’re looking forward to getting the original four back and making a little noise again.

“Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope.  Be open to criticism and keep learning.  Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people.”     – Tena Desae

The Bold North

It was quite a weekend here in the bold north. Minneapolis was the center of the sporting world on a Sunday evening.  I hear it was a good game.

In the Bunker, King Fish Crow has been recording rehearsals and focusing on our new material. Not glamourous at all.  We’ve taken it slowly and deliberately for most of the winter.  Now we’re looking to book some summer shows and bring a new set of songs to the stage.

Those new songs are our next album. We’re shooting for ten or eleven tracks and we just started looking into places to record.  A revered place has been presented as an option.  Is it that a sacred place has been divined?  Has the sky opened?  A river parted?  It’s too early to tell.  If we can somehow secure the logistical landscape it would certainly seem so.  But these are bridges to be crossed.

“Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful.  Your life is always moving toward something.”     – Ralph Marston