Judging by the photos from our portion of this show, I don’t think we even played any songs, it was just Justice telling really nervous stand-up while some not me in a Li’l Kyle mask mascot-danced in front of him for two hours.
Biggest thank you to the Burnouts and Ryan Garvey from Fourlegged! They’ve both got records on the horizon so keep your ears out (of your head, that’s where they belong). And a big, throbbing thank you to Rainy, Armando, Julia, Ryan, Adam, Felicity/Kenzie (one person), Peter, Mark, and Sadi!!! If anybody wants a bootleg of our set, let me know!
Day 20 (8/8/13): “Gloaming Factory” This one was a pain in the ass. I made the chordal synth part first, and I really liked it, and then found out that it was in 17…? 17 is a fine time signature- I have no prejudices against any meter (except maybe 6/4, because learning "Watcher of the Skies" was another huge thorn in my bottom)- but making techno-ish appropriate drums in this time was very difficult for me, as I am I big fan of simple quarter bass and 2-4 snares for this sort of stuff (the classics exist for a reason I think), and that just would not work with the synth rhythm. But still, there’s some fun filter work with the synths in this one, and I really like the “reverb-out” style of ending (I think this is mostly inspired by "Does Not Suffice"), so…
It Was Worth It??? Justice McYouDecide
Justice has been doing this groove of the day thing for awhile now, like my album a month but more accurate and successful, and this is one of my favorites! I’ll reblog a lot more of these (all) sporadically, but this one was really cool to hear develop in the next room especially. He puts it pretty well, but I think he should get some serious cred for making the drums get such a natural grooveliness in 17. Plus it’s groin-grabbingly pretty.
This is going to be a show of all kinds of special. 1.) Sadi Khan’s birthday, so we’ll do some crazy bash-y element for that. 2.) Beck’s “Song Reader” in its entirety for the last time. (we told everybody they couldn’t play it anymore after this) 3.) Burnouts and Ryan Garvey, mang.
And all ages and free and on a Sunday afternoon in our homey town of Manchester, NH! It would mean all of the things in the world if you were to come see us!