Holding Out For A Hero (Not Just Any Sandwich Will Do)

Kate’s long gone to Colorado now, but the fruit of our collaboration is well on its way: the Strings EP is nearly done. As in nearly almost kind of sort-of so-close-I-can-taste-it-and-it-smells-like-strawberry-jam-on-a-spring-day done.

I’ve been working on this a lot, and spent the majority of yesterday mixing… today, I actually would have had a shot at finishing it, but the siren call of additional vocal harmonies was too tempting. Needless to say, the ending of Disappearing Bees now has seven-part vocal harmonies.

The new version of Today is Beautiful is huge and perhaps slightly chaotic. Taking a number of cues from folk-punk, it’s an upbeat and (I hope) fun sort of (largely) organized chaos. Only two vocal harmonies, though. …Hrm. Never tried to add more, really. Maybe I should get on that? (No. No I shouldn’t.)

Finally, Stay Unspoken is virtually done now… I mean, yes, part of me wishes there was a harp part, but I suppose we can’t always get what we want (when what we want is a harp part and we’re trying to finish the EP this week).

Stay tuned, true believers. And if you haven’t signed up for the email list yet, I encourage you to do so so that you’ll be among the first to get the download link.

P.S. It turns out that a surprising number of people don’t seem to know what an EP is. It’s short for Extended Play, e.g. a type of record that’s shorter than an LP (Long Play) but longer than a single… and the term has endured for any albums which we would consider less than full-length. This one in particular is three songs long.