So much has happened since last week! I've played more shows and recorded even more parts. This past weekend I played another show with Another Michael (you can go grab the new cassette of his album Sans here) as well as my first Alenni show with a full band (Nick Sebastiano, Jake Crofoot, and Mike Doherty).
The Alenni show was a really fun night full of great music. Callout Culture opened up the night with their intricate, experimental pops tunes, I jammed out with my bandmates (including a guest appearance of Connor Benincasa of Comfy on drums for a couple songs) for a very sweet and friendly crowd, and dollys closed out the show with one of the best sets I've seen in awhile. All in all it was one of my favorite shows. I even a had merch table with mugs and pins! The mugs sold out (thank you everyone who bought one!) so I'm looking into options for getting more. Look out for them on my store page!
As for recording updates I finished recording my viola parts, I recorded almost all the violin parts (thanks to the lovely Jahna!), and I recorded all of the drums for the album. The drum session was easily the craziest session so far and I couldn't have done it without the help of Judybelle and Collin (so so much thanks <3). The session lasted about eleven hours and I recorded nine songs. A huuuge shout out is warranted for the drummers for putting their all into their performances: Nick Cavin, Mike Doherty, Collin Bevan, and Connor Benincasa (who came all the way from Utica!!) Here are some epic shots Judybelle took of the session:
The toughest thing with this whole project so far has been the comping/editing. It feels like a never ending pile of work that will only grow as I record more instruments. It takes a lot of effort to stay on top of editing everything as I record it and even after I edit everything I have I just record more and have more editing to do! I can only dream of the impending gratification when the album is finished that feels so near yet so far away.
To close out this post here's a clip from my show. Check out and subscribe to the events tab of my Facebook page to keep up with my live performances (click HERE!)
Thanks Stephanie Sebastiano for taking videos at my show!
Thanks for reading/listening/watching!
What I'm listening to this week: "imitator" by dollys