My new album, Hearts and Galaxies, is available for pre-order as of today. Check out the video and the details below…
(If you don’t see a video here, click here)
Hearts and Galaxies will be my third solo album, but it’s my first truly SOLO album, in that I’m playing all the instruments myself.
Why play everything myself?
When I was around 12 years old and just starting to experiment with recording my own music, I loved creating recordings of myself where I’d play every instrument. I’d make a “drum kit” out of suitcases and cans, tune my guitar down low to make it sound like a bass, and overdub (using the old two-ghetto blaster technique) as many instruments as I could to create the music that was in my head.
There’s a certain sound that comes from playing everything yourself, and that’s what I wanted to create with this new album. I wanted to make music like I did when I was 12. Except now I’m using real instruments and better recording equipment.
On this new album I play guitars, lap steel, bass, drums, percussion, keyboards, baritone guitar, baritone ukelele, and even a little slide whistle. The only other sounds you’ll hear are the sonic manipulations and ambiences of Joshua Van Tassel. Josh is engineering and co-producing the album alongside Dean Drouillard.
If you pre-order the album now, you can get a whole bunch of awesome goodies, including:
- special bonus track
- 25 page digital booklet with stories about the music, photos and artwork
- handwritten charts of all 9 songs on the album
- copies of all four of my previous albums
- guitar or lap steel lesson
- youtube video of a cover song of your choice
- house concert
Visit my fundraising page for more details.
Pre-Order the album HERE
(Video by Ali Eisner)