here and I've got to say that I like it more now than at the time, despite it's/our flaws. You should also check out Zach's solo stuff (Romance Novels) and his defunct band, The Dawn Chorus. He is a great songwriter, fo realz. I also have a wonderful video of the disastrous Boss show and hope to one day get it from dvd to youtube or some shit.
-natetarr, June 1, 2012.
-natetarr, June 1, 2012.
Things are moving forward nicely with Steeple Vultures, my next release. We have the cover art done, the recording finished, and a release date: June 12, 2012. Steve Oliva printed up the covers and they look amazing. Keep your eye on him as his posters and art blow up www.kitchenislandshowprint.com. The cover was drawn and designed by Chris Wright and he don't disappoint. The recording will be available digitally through Churchkey Records and we'll have a limited number of hard copies for sale. I'm really excited about sharing this one.
As some of you know, a new Wood Ear release has been in the works for way, way too long. Circumstance, preoccupation, and occasional lack of motivation during the last 2 years have kept me from finally just getting my shit together and getting the record out. Well, the good folks at Churchkey Records have put the wind back in my sails by offering to help by releasing Steeple Vultures in the spring. It will be a seven song cd with a limited number of hand-screened covers made. Sort of like the last release but better. The last 3 songs have been recorded, and I'll be mixing them soon so look for a release date in the next 2 or 3 months.
january 3, 2012
Two of Durham's finest institutions are the Pinhook Bar and Chaz's Bull City Records. I had the pleasure of once again playing a show at the Pinhook on July 1, 2010 and fortunately Chaz decided to tape it with some sort of low key cassette tape recorder that was never seen nor heard nor plugged into a board or anything. There was just Chaz standing there and somehow a decent recording afterwards that he posted on his blog. Maybe Chaz IS a cassette tape recorder and he's too embarrassed to admit it. I'm onto him.... Take a listen at www.bullcityrecords.com/wnng/.
The Hard Way was my first recording as wood ear. I recorded it in a rush (1 day) just trying to get a record of some songs I'd written. In the end though, I was stoked enough on the recording to print off 100 copies, which are now long gone unless maybe School Kids, Chaz's, or CD Alley has any left. The cover art is from an old postcard that my friend Chris Wright (seldomwright.com) made and Ron Liberti was kind enough to print up the jackets.