AHOY-- OK--I pushed the new album release to October 15/16, now. There were some good, solid reasons, but I also realized I hate summer and the album (and I!) are way better suited to autumn.
I thought I was being all clever and picking a "dead" time (mid-October), but was informed by someone in the know (Howard) that it's actually now the busiest time of the year. Sigh. Oh, well.
I hope anyone reading this is hanging in with me. I'm proud of the new album and am looking forward to sharing it.
A big thank you to my partner in toil, Jeff Stuart Saltzman, and my dear bandmates, Jeff Langston (bass--Antony & the Johnsons), Ben Landsverk (viola, fuzz guitar, vocals--Wonderly, Holcombe Waller & the Healers), Leigh Marble (guitars--Leigh Marble). Also, to guests Justin Harris (bass, bari sax--Menomena, Bloc Party); Gayle & Philip Neuman (De Organographia--trombones, clarinet, chalumeau, cornet, recorder); Mark Powers (drums); Joe Mengis (drums); Katie Taylor (vocals); Lisa Stringfield (vocals); Jim Brunberg (and fam! vocals); Jade Maniscalco (vocals). Double thanks to Jeff Saltzman for letting me coerce him into also playing synths, guitar, and muttering.
PLEASE NOTE: All my stuff is available for purchase exclusively on Bandcamp. I made the decision to ditch all other online outlets/digital distribution, including iTunes and Amazon, when I put out 'Falimy.' Stupid, you may say, but it made me feel better for some reason. I am getting stuff back on at least iTunes and Amazon before the new album's released. My deepest thanks to Howard Wuelfing/Howlin Wuelf Media for successfully getting my stuff out there in spite of me.
I'm delighted to say that Howard/Howlin Wuelf will be taking on the new album too, with a national release date set for October 15/16. I'll be making some videos with my sis (Katie) and some very special guest videomakers, and doing what I can to not be such a goddamned hermit. I'm relieved and glad to say I like the album. That'll surely carry me through future eviscerations! USA!
I'll be putting videos etc. up (along with other stuff) on the FB. Come on over!
That's about it for now. Except to say, without your support, it'd be very lonely out here. Thank you, one and all.
Cover Kitty: Olive Martini Paladeni! Follow her to the music! Photo by artist (and friend)
Tammy Paladeni, Olive's loving family.
p.s....some radio shows and podcasts i like:
Hello Cruel World on XRAY-FM with John B. Jones
The Outside World on KBOO with Daniel Flessas
Radio Lost and Found on KBOO with Rich Lindsay
Kill Ugly Radio with Rich Lindsay
In Memory of John Peel with Zaph Mann
Ola's Kool Kitchen on Radio23 with DJ Ola
I Like It Like That on KMHD with Tom D'Antoni
p.s...My friend Zakk made me a fan page on the FB: the
"The Rachel Taylor Brown Music Page." Thanks, Zakk. :)
p.s...That two of my songs were included in the Loud Family/Game Theory legend Scott Miller's book, "Music: What Happened?" is probably one of the things that makes me the most proud ever. Scott Miller died Monday, April 15, 2013. I will always be grateful to him, and to Sue Trowbridge for sharing my music with him.
p.s...if you need anything and it's not here please contact Howard Wuelfing, Howlin Wuelf Media. Thank you, Howard. Thank you, Wendy.
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