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