As mentioned in a previous post, we have a show on the books, having jumped on a bill with touring band Brothers Gow at High Dive October 2nd. Still waiting for the third act on the bill at this writing, but very much looking forward to getting Northern Thorns on stage next month before a 2-week spate of shows I took with another group at The Triple Door.
I know I’ve sat on this album for months longer than was necessary. Really it was all about album art and title, and laziness. But I’m pleased to report that the art is finished and I’ll be ordering CDs in the next day or so! Hoping to have them to give out to all alumni and start selling by the end of September.
Here are some of the concepts for the art. I won’t reveal which one became the design just yet:
Oh, and in show news: we have jumped on a bill with Brothers Gow at The High Dive on October 2nd. Looking for some good friends to fill the last slot on the bill…
Poster for the new show:
Northern Thorns, Stella Crest, Brandon Krebs at Barboza August 6th 2017 8pm $8, 21+
August 6th at Barboza, with Brandon Krebs and Stella Crest. It should be a great night playing with good friends and other supportive friends in the crowd.
In other news, work continues on the full-length, with Bob Cheek at ExEx. It’s a fun way to make a record, passing the files back and forth in WAV format between ProTools and Logic. Lalo Bello came in and laid down some congas for a rumba-ish song that may end up as the final track. Now I get to edit them and give them back to Bob. Fun!
And we’re re-amping guitars. It’s great hearing them come alive and picking out pedals. A selection of what we’ve been using:
More on that soon! We hope to finish the re-amping this afternoon in fact.
Jared Borkowski, playing his first show with NT, was prescient and organized enough to throw his cell phone out in the crowd and record the latest Vermillion show on January 22. Thanks Jared! And Thanks also to Amy Billharz for the projections at this show.
I finally got around to chopping up his footage into individual songs and posting it to YouTube. Here’s Weight:
More to come shortly, I’ll probably post the whole 8-song set on my channel.