Today marks one year without Eric. In his honor, we thought it'd be nice to finally share with you something that we've been working on for months. The last complete song Eric wrote was something really special in our eyes, with lyrics written as a hopeful message to his daughter Ella and with music composed as an ambitious orchestral movement at times. It was a song Eric was rightfully extremely proud of, and in the weeks before his passing, we'd finally worked out a full band arrangement that would allow us to perform it live at our next show. In fact, it was the last song we played together mere hours before he passed. With the help of his old friend and fellow musician and producer Stephen Piemonte, we were able to retrieve the master tracks of Eric's demo recording of the song and record and mix our full band arrangement around Eric's vocals and guitar. Ben even got a chance to record drums before he moved.
Long story short, here's Eric's final musical gift to the world (and, more importantly, his daughter) in the form in which we'd hoped to one day share it with you live. We hope you'll find it as comforting as we do.
Here’s a new tune from our album ‘Everything’, available January 6th. It’s a special one to us. Eric wrote the bass lines, we filled in the rest during our first jam with them, and what you hear on this final track is more or less what we came up with together that night...the truest representation of our sound as a band in that moment and now a sort of guidepost for our songwriting moving forward. We’d love for you to give it a listen.
This is our only recording of the full band performing Eric's last complete song. It's a very early, rough rendition, but we wanted to get it out there. He wrote it about his daughter Ella, and it turned into something special, we think. Eric's solo demo version, with clear lyrics and beautiful instrumentation, can be listened to here.
There's been a lot of talk recently about ghost-this, ghost-that. Busting, -isbehere, emails, octopus, governments.... You could say ghosts are trending. And if you thought Gene Wildest are above throwing their sweat-stained hats into that buzzfood ring, you are way off, my friends. We're hoppin' aboard that hashtagcontent train, and riding it all the way to the bank. We swear we won't #ghost on you loyal fans on our way to the top.
Like trippy space rock? Surf the slime with this new ditty.
Here's one we've been playing for some time and, thankfully, finally recorded. And, no, Brian didn't finally hit puberty. That's Eric you hear on vocals...for the first, but certainly not the last, time.
We had a lot of fun at Kung Fu Necktie a couple of weeks ago, and we got the chance to debut a handful of new songs. Take a looksie.
I've heard that if you close your eyes and listen to this song enough times, summer will come 13 weeks early. I know, whoever said that's a real dingus.
Here's the first of a handful of recordings of songs we've been performing over the last six months. Give it a loud listen.
In other news, we've got a couple of shows lined up for spring, but in the meantime, we're hunkering down on writing a new batch of rad tunes and getting more shows on the books. Get into touch if you want us to rock a house party, funeral, bris, etc.
It's here. The ripe and juicy, sweet but stanky fruit of our efforts in the studio. Bite into it below, but please don't choke on it...We want to see your beautiful faces at Dobbs on Saturday, July 19th and at Kung Fu Necktie on Wednesday, July 30th.