I like the idea of themes, that things string together in a semi-cohesive way. I don’t know why. I don’t really care to examine it other than I find it more interesting to do it that way. So “High Achievers” – call it my “mid life whimsy” angst album – is going to be an EP. I think there’s enough juice in this topic to warrant 5 songs. An EP feels good.
I got a rough mix back of “seagulls” and it sounds so so good. Caleb Stull, who’s mixing it, is so awesome. There’s some alchemy is getting the frequencies just so. It feels like such a relief when you send something out and it comes back better than you expected. Just working on the last song, High Achievers, Part II. It’s got a bit of Broken Social Scene/Bon Iver vibe going. Lot’s of space, a bit noisy. Actually the whole thing is a bit noisier than I was expecting. But noisy is awesome, so I’ll take it.
I figure it will be done maybe mid-September. Upon release I expect great fanfare from you. Inside I respond well to praise, though on the outside I may wince.