This Friday we are performing at the Hotel Cafe. And we feel it. We have been practicing every night for weeks, learning new material and tweaking the setlist. We stay up late, work all day, and - only occasionally - find time to step out at night and catch our friends’ shows around town. The work is totally exhausting and it can be nerve wracking…
But it’s gonna be a rad show for us.
Our steadfast drummer Kiel Feher is on tour with Zella Day. While we are sad to be missing him, we have turned this into an opportunity to work with the mighty Carlos Beltran. Carlos has a great way of re-interpreting the songs, which we love to hear.
Our pal Matthew Saba is once more joining us as a second guitarist. Matt is one of the greatest people to have on a team… a focused player and always working to achieve the best performance possible. He is also on an endless search to find just one more pedal…
This setlist will be a bit different from our last… our last performance featured a lot of songs from ‘Telescopes’. But this show is going to cover material back to our first EP and beyond. We thought it would be fun to play a song of our ’singles’… all those songs that we released out into the world that seemed to get the most attention (so you’ll hear songs like the one below). We are even going to debut a new song, ‘TigerBait’.
Which brings me to our plans with Ocean Blue, Velvet Skies. I recently blogged about the debate we were having over whether or not to record an EP or an LP… well, the final answer seems to be ‘Neither’. We are starting something we call an ‘Umbrella Project’… where we will be releasing singles every other month, leading up to a final product of some sort (we are still dreaming up what that final project will be… my vote is to make it a full album with fancy packaging… limited pressing, of course).
SO! Come to the Hotel Cafe (1623 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028) on Friday the 17th! We go on at 9:30. $10 cover.