Last week I shot a lyric video for Cymbals Eat Guitars' song "4th of July, Philadelphia (SANDY)". Joe and I went all over the city to help color the story, including the old Coal Pier near our house, which is like a lost world of kids swimming in the Delaware and climbing up the crumbling structure that serves as a giant fort for everyone to play in. Andrew edited it and made it look extra cool.
Creative output has been pretty low since we finished the album. I have done some paintings for friends, but nothing much to post. There's a new poem, too, but mostly I've been consumed with a new job and getting things in order for the album release. I think we can finally talk about that next week, which will be nice.
Here's a tiny watercolor I did for Frances's birthday.
I've been sorta living out of Headroom, the studio where we're making the record. We finished tracking on Saturday and started mixing Tuesday. I've never had such a gratifying studio experience in my life, and even though I won't miss having stress dreams nightly, I will miss working with the band and Joe Reinhart everyday. Here are some photos we took during the past two weeks there!
Staring at the computer working on the final lyrics/harmonies before we start recording the new Field Mouse album at the end of the month. We are working with Joe Reinhart, our friend who makes wonderful sounds and music at his studio Headroom.
This week is exciting because, aside from getting these last parts of the demos re-done, my other band Anomie is playing a benefit show for Girls Rock Philly. Girls Rock is one of my favorite organizations and the bands we are playing with (Palm, Speedy Ortiz, Downtown Boys) are incredible.
I am tired but it is worth it!
I've been putting this off for a very, very long time. I'll be updating this often! Hello!
This will serve as a portfolio space, and I'm hoping it will push me to work harder on new things. I'm just beginning to put together the visual art section, and will also be adding a lyric section.